Last night was an evening of a bunch of competing objectives… most of which got completed or at least progress made towards them. The main and overarching goal was to make sure that my good friend Grace was able to run experts. I wound up running The Twinning and Incomprehensible Named Sad Robed People dungeon without her, and as such I wanted to make sure she got both unlocks last night. I am still not the biggest fan of The Twinning, because it seems like I just take way more damage than I do in any other instance. However Grace healing it was a far better experience than with the previous healers that I had been in there with. Of the three 80 dungeons my favorite is the Sad Robed people one… which means I am likely going to have to learn its name. It has an art deco vibe that speaks to my soul… and reminds me of wandering around in Bioshock’s Rapture. The jazzy soundtrack is pretty freaking great as well, which made me realize how much Soken is … [Read more...] about Cross World Traveler
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Tamriel has expanded yet again, this time bringing the home of the Khajiit to Elder Scrolls Online players. Elsweyr is now available for all players on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as an upgrade for existing players ($40) or as a standalone purchase for new players ($60) that also includes the base game, Summerset and Morrowind). New content includes the Necromancer class, story content as part of the year-long Season of the Dragon, and much more. Adventure in the Diverse Environments of Elsweyr In Elsweyr, players will travel across savanna grasslands, scorching deserts, and palatial cities tangling with invading Imperial forces and menacing dragons. The homeland of the Khajiit is rich in life, history, culture, and mythology hours of quests and challenges for new and old players alike. Check out the Elder Scrolls Online site to learn more. … [Read more...] about Travel Elsweyr in the Latest Elder Scrolls Online Chapter
Newly released battle royale title Apex Legends announced the other day that it had amassed 2.5 million players and hit 600,000 concurrent players within the first 24 hours of its release, but it doesn’t look like the game has hit its apex just yet. Respawn Entertainment has announced that as of yesterday, a mere three days after launch, over 10 million players have joined the fray, and the game’s concurrent player count has breached one million. Needless to say, the folks at Respawn are pretty chuffed with the game’s performance, especially considering that it was released with so little fanfare to drum up excitement. Vince Zampella, the studio’s CEO, gushed enthusiastically over the news, writing, “never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we’ve seen. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance,” and adding, “This is just the beginning! We have so much … [Read more...] about Apex Legends continues to grow, reaching 10 million players in 72 hours
Translations: LIFE AND ENDURANCE: Characters have a life bar and an endurance bar. When you take damage, it will generally subtract from your endurance bar. When endurance hits 0, you're knocked out, not dead. Once you're life has reached 0, you're dead and you will have to respawn at the nearest spawn point. In PvE, creatures are generally not evil so they will leave you alone once you're knocked out. If you don't get killed after being knocked out, you will eventually recover with some of your life gone. Of course players can continue to attack you and kill you after you've been knocked out, as long as they are willing to suffer the consequences. (Only matters on Syndesia of course. Tartaros is lawless). There are conditions that can cause you to lose your life, like sickness. There are spells that allow you to consume your own life and endurance. Assuming you don't get killed, you will eventually recover after being knocked out. The exact time hasn't been decided yet. Your allies … [Read more...] about Summary of the Survival & Travel Q&A livestream.
When you work in video games, you often get asked what new titles you are looking forward to. While experience has been teaching me to temper my enthusiasm, I do have one that I’m excited to play. I first got to experience Dual Universe in-person at PAX West last September, and since then I’ve been eagerly anticipating its release! Why? That title pretty summed it up well: It’s a persistent, seamless, sandbox universe. More than that even, it is a hotbed of creativity thanks to its voxel foundation. So I’ve had a taste of what can happen in a world that customizable, and I hunger for more! That meeting with Jean-Christophe Baillie, the president and founder of NovaQuark, was seven months ago. How has development been coming along since then? How does the game look today? I got to sit down with Baillie for an update on progress and a new tour through the universe a few weeks ago. In my first demo, I saw promise. This time, I saw more of that promise … [Read more...] about Massively OP Interview: Dual Universe demo shows off advances in city building, space travel