I'm one week into my foray back into WoW. Tonight I was able to finish up the storyline in Argus, which is the latest content patch. All that's left for me to do now is to do the last raid and I'll have seen all the content in WoW. That sounds a little fast, and one might immediately think that means there hasn't been a lot of content in Legion, but I assure you I feel like it's quite the opposite. Blizzard did a nice job rounding out this expansion with some content, unlike how they left WoD hanging. Legion's story and content has been pretty good. Although absolutely confusing for a returning player -- and I'm just now getting my bearings -- I think the story has come together for me. Brokens Isles, Broken Shore, and now Argus have a good storyline. I think they also have a good set of accompanying content. You guys know me... I hate dailies. I think that's why I really struggle to enjoy world quests. That's essentially all there is to do on Argus and Broken Shore, though. I doubt … [Read more...] about Finished up Argus Storyline
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I think I can officially say now that I have finished all of Legion. I unlocked flying, completed all of the raids and dungeons, etc. I'm going to push some spoilers, so if you're not yet finished with Legion you can go ahead and skip this post. I liked the ending of Legion. The ending cinematic was really what a huge part of Legion and even the entire Warcraft lore have hinged upon for decades. Sargeras has finally been defeated by the 'champions' (that's us), the Titans, and Illidan. Yay! We finally got to see what Sargeras looks like too! At the very end he basically stabs Azeroth... in a much less cool way than slicing the entire planet in half like he's known for doing. After he stabs the planet (with his sword now stuck squarely into Silithus... which is no surprise since nothing good has ever come out of that zone), the Titans pulls him back and he's imprisoned in the pantheon or something. Illidan now, ironically, is his warden. Some interesting parallels can … [Read more...] about Finished All of Legion
A quote from legendary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro I saw on Twitter the other day is fast on the way to becoming my mantra. io9 transcribed a Q&A del Toro had with an audience there to hear about his book; someone asked him about the video games he played (apparently he’s making games now too). He listed off a ton of games from multiple genres, but apparently, he doesn’t care to finish everything. “He plays a ton of games, though he doesn’t finish anything he doesn’t like — and this holds true for books, film, whatever. ‘If it doesn’t engage me, I leave it,’ he said. ‘I do not do homework with my life.'” Oh hell yes. This! This! I freaking hate games that feel like homework, and MMOs can be egregious offenders. Consequently, I’ve tried a lot of the stuff I’ve bought on Steam, but I no longer feel an obligation to finish anything. If it wants me badly enough, it’ll keep me, I have no … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you feel an obligation to ‘finish’ the MMOs you start, even if it feels like ‘homework’?
Fun fact: Did you know that Darkfall: New Dawn has a skill called “eye rot?” Isn’t that all you will be thinking about for the rest of today? It’s an infectious fact! Now that our eyes are twitching, we can try to distract ourselves with the changes to New Dawn’s magical schools with Update 2.1. “The theme of this patch is finishing up on the mechanical changes for magic,” the team said. “Our general goal with magic is to have schools that play differently, as bundles of spells.” As such, the developers have made adjustments to arcane magic, necromancy, and certain signature spells like earthquake, healing chant, come hither, and wall of force. Following this magic-centric patch, the devs will review some of the game’s melee weapons and finish equalizing the magic and physical progression paths. “We are now in the interface phase, still quite a bit to do,” they said. Source: Darkfall: New DawnSHARE THIS … [Read more...] about Darkfall: New Dawn puts the finishing touches on its magic schools
This week in MMO crowdfunding, Fractured ramped up its Kickstarter dev blogs as it nears the finish line of its crowdfunding effort, which ends in just four days. As I type this, it’s less than $10,000 away and I think it’s looking good. The studio posting up the details of its Star Wars Galaxies-esque player city system probably helped. Meanwhile, Albion Online teased its upcoming crafting changes and recapped its largest battle ever, Elite Dangerous saw a teensy patch, Shroud of the Avatar prepped the upcoming patch, we took a look at Legends of Aria’s closed beta, and Star Citizen had a dose of drama as a backer took CIG to court over its refund policy and effectively lost, having been sidelined to arbitration. It capped off the week with a fresh concept ship sale, too. Finally, Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs did update backers last night on the current state of the build, as the game’s beta was delayed an additional few weeks over its crash … [Read more...] about Make My MMO: Star Citizen in small claims court, Fractured nearing the finish line (July 21, 2018)