On the flip side, both of the trial fights required at least 4 wipes before my teams were able to get them down. Compared to the first time through, folks seem to be having a bit more trouble with mechanics and DPS checks. I was hoping at this point that we’d be getting people who were familiar with the fights, but both times, half or more of the team were new to the trial. I’m not sure how that bodes for the final battle, but I’m not going to worry about it too much at this point. … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Shadowbringers – Second Time Through MSQ
The problem with the later is that on Argent Dawn, the “champion” gear has been going for some pretty ridiculous sums ranging anywhere from 100g-200g per item. Since I live in a habitual “broke” state in game, I knew that this was not going to be an option for me. So instead I went after a favorite amongst twink tanks back in the day. Many of my friends thought I was somewhat nuts, when I carefully collected the various pieces of the Advanced Armorsmithing tome, but I knew sooner or later it would come in handy. While cost prohibitive in classic wow, with little effort I was able to craft Enchanted Thorium Breastplate, Enchanted Thorium Helm, and Enchanted Thorium Leggings which will serve as my base to build upon. … [Read more...] about Time Capsule Tanking
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. … [Read more...] about Pantropy’s second Kickstarter successfully funds and hits five stretch goals along the way
A second try While testing is never perfect, it has given Trion some good feedback from their fans. Listening to fans is actually a lot of what we discussed about 2050‘s development. This is supposed to be the “definitive” Defiance experience. Feedback has helped the team tweak the game a bit, like cleaning up the UI to be clearer and easier to read. It’s easier to understand power and investing, and you’re able to fix how you invest your points whenever you want, even during a mission (though it’ll probably kill you). Where there was once a lot of intimidating numbers, now there are smaller ones with small descriptions to explain what they mean, slightly aiding in erasing the earlier exploitive gacha-based mobile games system experience I initially had. … [Read more...] about E3 2018: A second look at Trion’s Defiance 2050 reboot
The idea of playing multiple MMOs as once is appealing to me. I certainly juggle lots of non-MMOs. In the past 6 months I think I was juggling 4 or 5 big games. Some nights I felt like playing Skyrim. Others I felt like playing Kingdom Hearts. Switching between non-MMOs is easy for me. … [Read more...] about Can You Play More Than One MMORPG at a Time?