How do you feel about live events in single player games? I’m genuinely curious because I’m not quite sure how I feel about it myself. I’ve been playing a lot of Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed Origins lately, and both games employ a growing trend in Ubisoft titles. I am of course referring to live events in a single player game, of which I have had mostly positive reactions to. It is my opinion that live events should be something that the developer runs at the start both to bring in new players and to keep your current base playing in the long term. For Far Cry 5 this works to both bases, since Far Cry doesn’t have a traditional RPG system so you can pretty much go anywhere and do anything from the start. The rewards are so far things that the average player wouldn’t miss if they didn’t own the game at the time, and Ubisoft may or may not rotate them back in at a later date. Assassin’s Creed Origins on the other hand is going to demand … [Read more...] about [Community] Live Events? In My Single Player Games?
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RIFT Discusses Live and Prime Server Updates In Summer Letter Trion Worlds, the studio behind RIFT has released its summer 2018 producer’s letter. Coming six weeks after their spring letter, the studio appears to be hard at work, tweaking balance issues for souls and content. For players who like the Warrior class, it has been given some love with its Souls being tuned, so apparently its fun to play again. Other classes did get fixes as well. The letter starts of with these balances as a priority and mentions that it is an on-going process. High on the list of RIFT’s next to do’s are tweak Legendary Abilities and revamp Cleric healing and DPS. As someone who plays a Cleric, I am happy to hear this, especially for the Prime server. The Live version of the game is also getting some love, and the short term focuses are listed below: RIFT Live Short Term Focus Bring more exciting rewards to the Daily Reward Calendar on Live, more in line with the Prime rewards. Add rare … [Read more...] about RIFT Discusses Live and Prime Server Updates In Summer Letter
Lord of the Rings Living Card Game Will Launch On Steam This August Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Interactive today announced that The Lord of the Rings™: Living Card Game™ will be available in Early Access on Steam for PC and Mac on August 28, 2018. The Early Access release will be available initially as a single-player only experience but will add cooperative play in the coming months. Players can access the Early Access release by purchasing one of three Founder’s Packs, the Shire pack, priced at $7.99, the Steward of Gondor Pack, priced at $15.99, and the Istari Pack, priced at $29.99. Each of these Founder’s Packs come with a suite of cards, in-game currency, and custom cosmetic items that will start adventurers off on their quest through Middle-earth. Players can opt to buy all three Founder’s Packs in a bundle as the MITHRIL™ Founder’s Pack Bundle for $47.99. Additionally, players may pre-order The Lord of the Rings: … [Read more...] about Lord of the Rings Living Card Game Will Launch On Steam This August
The wait for Guild Wars 2’s Episode 3 is nearly over. Out June 26th, Long Live The Lich is the third episode in this Living World Season (4) cycle, and it comes with awesome new features. Here’s a quick rundown of 5 new features that should get you excited to jump back in. 5. New Roller Beetle Mount The Path of Fire expansion last September introduced 5 new mounts, and this week we’ll be getting a brand new sixth mount! At long last, the reveal trailer showed off the Roller Beetle, a staple animal in the Elona region that dates back to Guild Wars – the first game. Beetle races and things alike were common in the first game, and it’s nice to see them return. From what we know from the trailer, Roller Beetles will be pretty fast and good for smashing through obstacles. This could be a recurring theme come the new episode which takes place on a brand new map, the Domain of Kourna. What we don’t yet know is the exact skills and specialty feature that the … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons To Be Excited For Guild Wars 2’s Long Live The Lich Episode
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game into Early Access on Steam for PC and Mac. The Early Access release is currently available as a single-player only experience and will feature cooperative play in the months to follow. Early access is open to players who have purchased one of the three Founder’s Packs: the Shire™ pack, priced at $7.99, the Steward of Gondor Pack, priced at $15.99, and the Istari Pack, priced at $29.99. The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game tasks players with leading a Fellowship of three heroes through a series of narrative campaigns across Middle-earth as they face off against the dark forces of Sauron. Players will forge their own fellowships and build decks comprised of ally, event, and equipment cards to face challenges that test their spirit, lore, tactics, and leadership. Each of these Founder’s Packs come with a suite of cards, in-game currency, and custom cosmetic items that will start adventurers off on their quest through … [Read more...] about The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game is Now Playable On Steam