The World Boss Rush has returned to Guild Wars 2! From today until July 23, adventurers throughout Tyria can earn extra rewards by taking down the various World Bosses, especially at the end of longer or tougher event chains. There are also community goals that stretch across five tiers, providing extra rewards if players complete them. If you’re wanting to see how it works, you can tune in to the GW2 Twitch channel at noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern to see two of ArenaNet’s own take on the biggest baddies in Tyria. Learn more about the World Boss Rush on the GW2 site. … [Read more...] about World Boss Rush Returns To Guild Wars 2 For One Week
It’s that time of year again when we bloggers and writers pack up and head out to our version of summer camp, which we call Blaugust. Yesterday, Belghast announced the official start of this year’s month-long event, and I’ll let him introduce why this is both a fun and helpful way to get into or return to blogging: We live in a time when blogs are going dark and the hope is to keep infusing the community with a fresh lease on life. Those of us who have been doing it for over a decade now can easily lose hope. It sometimes takes a fresh batch of whippersnappers to keep us engaged and interested in making sure that the community thrives. Blaugust lives on as the inheritance of so many other great initiatives that have come before like the Developer Appreciation Week or the Newbie Blogger Initiative. If you have a blog that is waning in frequency, or if you ever thought of creating one… this month is the perfect time to put those plans into action. So head on over … [Read more...] about Blaugust wants your word-thoughts!
If you’re eager to take on the biggest challenges the world of the First has to offer, today brings you something new to handle. The first four wings of the Eden raid are available now in Final Fantasy XIV, which means more story developments following the end of the main expansion storyline along with a new set of gear to seek out. While the exact items being dropped by every wing have altered, the core of the gameplay will be familiar to players who have run the normal raids before; get a series of items, trade them in for equipment, one piece per week, and so forth. Finish the final one to earn a weapon token. Of course, this time around there’s the added wrinkle of not yet having the weekly limited tomestones available, so players will still be wearing the Ronkan gear for the first couple of weeks until those get added. Those are scheduled to be included when the raid’s Savage difficulty unlocks in two weeks. Until then, practice the normal content, acquire your … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XIV starts the Eden raid with patch 5.01
It’s almost that time of year again. The summer is heating up and August is quickly approaching. And for bloggers, that means it’ll once again be time for Blaugust! If you run a blog, or want to start up a blog, it’s the perfect time to do it! Here’s what you need to know. About Blaugust Blaugust is the brainchild of fellow gaming blogger Belghast, who originally started it as a blogging challenge during the month of August. The idea was to try to write a post for each day of the month. However, as the face of blogging has changed over time, so has the structure and goals of Blaugust. I think he says it best, so I hope he doesn’t mind if I quote him: Last year, I took on the role of mentor for Blaugust, and joined the Discord group. However, timing was rough for me as I had just spun up my FFXIV RP blog on Tumblr and was heavily into fiction writing. Sadly, I didn’t feel as if I gave Blaugust the attention it deserved, but Bel seems forgiving of … [Read more...] about Blaugust 2019 – Festival of Blogging
The latest patch has arrived for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, with 5.01. In this update, new side quests have arrived, that lead up to an exciting new raid, Eden’s Gate. These quests start in Crystarium (9.7, 12.3), and players must have completed the Shadowbringers MSQ first. The item level requirement for Eden’s Gate is 425 and is an eight-player raid. Gear does not drop in this raid, and instead, there is an item exchange. Gear Tokens will drop, that players can exchange for gear in Amh Araeng/Eulmore. Eden’s Gate also has a completion reward, where players can earn a Blade of Early Antiquity once per week. This can be exchanged in the same locations for weapons. A few classes also saw minor buffs as well. These buffs are only to potency/effect duration, and greater class changes will be coming in 5.05. Lancer/Dragoon‘s “Disembowel” duration went up to 30 seconds (from 24 seconds), Scholar‘s “Art of War” saw an MP … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XIV – Patch 5.01 Is Live