When Neverwinter‘s next big update hits, it will include new adventures for players to go on known as the Undermountain Expeditions. These expeditions take players into the depths of the Undermountain where they will explore long lost routes and collect magic relics. Last week, the Neverwinter team offered players a look at the artwork that’s gone into creating expeditions. This week, they dropped a post providing more detailed information on how they will work and what players can expect. Expiditions will involve activating runic crystals. But players need to be careful because they can be dangerous and have undesired effects on the group. The good news is that those brave enough to do it will be rewarded — if they survive. Expiditions aren’t the only thing the Neverwinter devs are providing information on this week. They’ve also dropped a post about the Lockbox of the Mad Mage — a special treasure trove that can be found in the Undermountain. This … [Read more...] about Neverwinter Blog Posts Detail Expeditions And The Lockbox Of The Mad Mage
On April 23rd, the Lockbox of the Mad Mage will make its debut in the game. This new type of lockbox can contain the Legendary Hellfire Engine mount, the Grung companion or other types of goodies. Of course, all of the contents are themed around the upcoming Undermountain expansion coming later this month. Legendary Hellfire Engine – mount: Legendary mount speed Equip Power: +4000 Critical Strike Combat Power: Hell on Faerun (Summons the Hellfire Engine to shoot devastating hellfire out of it’s mouth, burning enemies and applying a lingering damage over time.) You can also check out last week's blog post about the Undermountain Expeditions coming with the expansion. These provide players with "some of the most challenging and rewarding content in Neverwinter" and are "variable, scaling, repeatable" romps through Undermountain. To ensure no two Expeditions are the same, multiple methods of randomization have been overlaid to create a varied system. At the core … [Read more...] about Neverwinter Blog Posts Unveil Lootbox of the Mad Mage & Ever-Changing Undermountain Expeditions
It’s an exciting time for the folks over at Soulbound Studios, as they’re putting the wraps on the development of Chronicles of Elyria’s Adventure 0.4.0 and preparing to move on to Adventure 0.5.0. To commemorate the occasion, the studio has released an absolutely monumental dev diary that recaps all of the progress that the devs have made over the course of Adventure 0.4.0. In terms of newly implemented features, the post showcases the new “goal-based, need-based AI system, complete with a node-graph authoring system” that the devs hope to provide to players, after some refinement of course, to allow them to script their own OPCs (offline player characters) when the game launches. Also in the spotlight are the new family narrative system, the personal destiny system, as well as souls, identities, and more. The post also delves into some of the systems that have been modified and reworked over the course of 0.4.0 and which will have new implementations … [Read more...] about Chronicles of Elyria’s latest blog post recaps the development of Adventure 0.4.0, previews Adventure 0.5.0
The Heroes of the Storm team has unleashed a new developer blog that compliments a pair of videos released late last month that show off the new traits and abilities soon coming to both Raynor and Azmodan. Each will have a trio of new talents that should dramatically alter their gameplay. They'll be coming to the Nexus in July. Read the blog post on the HOTS site. Azmodan One of Diablo 3's Prime Evils will become even more evil with the rework. At level 16, Sin's Grasp shortens the cooldown of All Shall Burn IF it goes to its full duration. In addition, if the channel is completed, Master of Destruction provides an AoE explosion. At level 20, Azmo will receive a brand new talent, Trample, that, as the name implies, will allow him to jet forward a short distance to deal damage and slow all in his path. Raynor Raynor, everyone's (possible) favorite Starcraft Terran, will receive a new Level 7 talent that reduces Adrenaline Rush while he uses basic attacks while Inspire is … [Read more...] about In Case You Missed It, Raynor & Azmodan Reworks Spotlighted in New Blog Post + Videos
One of the things I have failed miserably at lately is keeping up with my blog feed. During the heyday of Google Reader I was a voracious consumer of gaming blogs of all stripe, and regularly read through everything in my backlog of posts. Stuff happened and my attempt to expand my horizons when I was writing a column on the blogosphere saw my feed ballooning to some 700 sites… a good number of them posting about things that never really interested me on a personal level. As a result I find myself spending less time reading blog posts and tend to catch up in a flurry of reading on the weekends. That said I did end up doing a strafing run on Feedly yesterday afternoon and stumbled across a post from Tobold posing the question of whether or not the MMO Blogosphere is still alive. The short answer is yes, the community is still very much alive. The long answer however is a lot more complicated. While there are still a ton of … [Read more...] about MMO Blogging Dead?