It is done! As of this weekend, I have completed my overall 2018 goal of leveling all of my lagging-behind jobs to 50 on my main! Woo! Warrior was the final job I needed, and once that dinged, a flow of achievements came in. I also finished up the job quest for Warrior and that got me another few achievements and a title for completing all of the job quests up to level 50. While I’m not super serious about pushing these jobs to 60 yet (that might be next year’s goal), I did start doing a few beast tribe quests on my Astro over this weekend just to get things started. I don’t know if I’ll be super focused on this right now, but it would be nice to have most of my jobs in a good spot once the expansion comes out next year. Unexpected Dragoon While I was out doing beast tribe quests, I noticed that the next checkpoint for a Dragoon job quest was out in the same zone. I’d run across the start of the level 60-70 line and picked it up weeks … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Year-End Goal Achieved!
When Funcom announced last week that it was debuting yet another Conan title, the guessing game was on. Battle royale? OARPG? Mobile? Retro? RPG? Card game? Camel punching simulator? (That one’s courtesy of reader Koshelkin!) Only a couple of folks settled on strategy game, and as it turns out, they were right, as Saturday Funcom announced Conan Unconquered. “The mighty barbarian returns, this time in the first-ever strategy game set in the brutal and savage world of Conan! Funcom is thrilled to announce Conan Unconquered, a strategy game releasing in Q2 2019 where players must build the ultimate stronghold and assemble an unconquerable army that can stand against wave after wave of enemies in increasing numbers and difficulty.” This is another game published by Funcom and developed by another studio – in this case, Petroglyph, a long-time dev in the strategy space, though MMO players might remember it better for its Trion partnership and the failed MMORTS End … [Read more...] about Funcom’s Conan Unconquered isn’t an MMO – it’s a strategy game
It’s been a little over a year since I got the SNES Classic, and a little over a half-year since I also procured the NES Classic for my collection. I remember hearing some advice when I first got these that I might be throwing my money away if I didn’t actually end up playing them. They’d be mere collector’s items. Happily, this has not been the case. After all this time, I can say with honesty that these two consoles probably get more play by me and my household than anything else. I’ve kept the NES Classic in my work office, where occasionally I am watching my kids and need a fun diversion. The single controller and lack of accessible games have kept it from being a favorite of theirs, but they will spend a chunk of time going through the Super Mario Bros. titles, Kirby’s Adventure, or even the first part of Zelda. The SNES Classic, on the other hand, has gotten so much more play time being at home, having two controllers, and being the superior … [Read more...] about I got great value out of the SNES Classic (and its little brother)
[Steam page] The mighty barbarian returns, this time in the first-ever strategy game set in the brutal and savage world of Conan! Publisher Funcom is thrilled to announce Conan Unconquered, a strategy game releasing in Q2 2019 where players must build the ultimate stronghold and assemble an unconquerable army that can stand against wave after wave of enemies in increasing numbers and difficulty. The development team at Petroglyph includes several lead developers which made classic strategy games such as Command & Conquer. Conan Unconquered high-pace strategy game where players face wave after wave of enemies in ever-increasing numbers and difficulty. To withstand the savage hordes, players must build an unconquerable stronghold and put up walls and other defensive measures to avoid utter destruction. While the game can be played entirely in single-player, two players can also play together online to build a shared stronghold while fending off the enemy hordes allowing for a unique, … [Read more...] about – Command & Conquer veterans announce new PC strategy game
Arriving on December 13, Atlas combines EVE Online and ARK for something altogether different. Studio Wildcard, the creator of survival game poster child ARK: Survival Evolved, is making a pirate-themed sandbox MMO where you can capture and govern entire islands, build and sail galleons, and then fight in massive sea battles against other players. It’s EVE Online mashed with ARK, and it’s releasing on Steam Early Access on December 13 for $30. Content retrieved from: https://www.pcgamer.com/atlas-mmo/. … [Read more...] about Hands-on with the new pirate MMO from the creators of ARK