On Sunday, I got my RP alt, Amon, to level 80 Bard. Yesterday, I unlocked the final zone of the expansion, worked through all his role quests, and got his set of Bard Artifact armor, which he’s pictured here wearing. While I’m not quite done with the MSQ yet, I’m getting pretty close! Working through Shadowbringers a second time, I spent some time doing things like side quests and hunts, as well as daily GC turn-ins for his gatherers. Some parts I spent a little longer with than others – I did a heaping share of cutscene skipping this time, unless I really wanted a refresher on the story. I can always go back and watch them in the Inn if I really want to. Despite being level 80, I still have a slew of side quests I didn’t complete, which I’m regulating to his secondary job. I also played through all of the dungeons with Trusts this time, trying that system out for the first time, and really liked how it felt. A few of the boss fights that I had … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Shadowbringers – Second Time Through MSQ
Second in time
Above is not yet the official logo of Years Behind, the retro raiding project, but one of the ones being considered by Wargallow our fearless project leader. I call it a project and not a guild because in essence, this is an experiment. We don’t yet know how successful raiding the old world content will be, and each of us are very much active in the leadership of our respective classic guilds. However all things seem to be rolling along nicely, with the guild finally getting a few bank tabs and a tabard depicting representing Hogger… the FIRST raid boss. Right now we are pooling resources and gathering up as many old world trappings as we can find. I’ve donated my collection of Zul’Gurub Voodoo Dolls, as well as some various faction and quest items. Getting ready for the retro raid has become one of my driving focuses while in game. I’ve prepared many times for an impending patch, but never quite in this fashion. … [Read more...] about Time Capsule Tanking
Second time proved to be the charm with Pantropy, as the sci-fi shooter wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign just two months after cancelling its first one. The team was aiming for €20,000 this time around, but shot past that to end up with €74,679 (about $89,011). Not bad for a game about stompy mechs and base building! Even better, Pantropy’s crowdfunding campaign ended up hitting five stretch goals before it concluded. This means that fans can look forward to more boss creatures, PvE-only servers, a professionally written story, a single-player mode, and (naturally) orbital laser strikes. “Thanks to all you amazing guys, we have reached our funding goal within 24 hours,” the team announced back at the campaign’s beginning. “That’s amazing and we can’t thank you enough! We can’t wait to have a huge event with all our backers in may and meet you guys in-game.” Source: KickstarterSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Pantropy’s second Kickstarter successfully funds and hits five stretch goals along the way
GDC 2018 back in March was good to Defiance 2050, at least in terms of making people aware of the goals of the game. It doesn’t necessarily mean people like what they’ve seen or heard, but Social Influencer and Community Manager Scott “Mobi” Jasper and Community Specialist Coby West feel that particular reveal has done the best for the game. At this year’s E3 followup, there wasn’t any huge new reveal, aside from the launch date itself – just more tweaks. There certainly seems to be a bit of a disconnect between the overall MMO sphere and the 2050 fandom the devs are used to, with the devs somewhat understandably being more connected to their fans. After all, those are people who are willing to pay to play, and especially for a free to play game, that’s what you need. I got my hands on the game for the second time this year, and while it’s a solid play experience, I worry that, created in a vacuum, its potential for growth … [Read more...] about E3 2018: A second look at Trion’s Defiance 2050 reboot
0 I just got back from a business trip to Chicago. This was my second time in the Windy City. Thankfully, it wasn’t so windy. The four days I was there were fairly mild — mostly 60’s and 70’s with 10-15mph wind. As a Southern California shorts-wearing flip-flop-card-carrying member, I did get chilly in the evenings when I would adventure out looking for food. Since I’m not really into the whole food scene or the city scene — especially at night in Chicago — I spent a lot of my time inside. Back in the day I used to bring a laptop and play games. Even the older MMOs could run on my janky laptop. I would have loved to have WoW running on my iPad Pro or Surface Pro, but was left watching Netflix and playing old school games from GoG. I had some time to read forums and browse around. I found a topic talking about whether or not you like playing multiple MMOs at once, or if you prefer to stay loyal to just one. As someone who has definitely tried … [Read more...] about Can You Play More Than One MMORPG at a Time?