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 second time around
Zul’gurub used to be a hotbed for starter tanking gear, and I have a good number of friends who either enjoy ripping apart old world content or are “a-faction-ados” in need of more rep to hit exalted. As a result it has been pretty easy for me to get a few overpowered friends to clear Zul’gurub for me for gear. I’ve been cautious of gaining too much experience, so as a result I have kept Bobbinn safely out of XP range until it is boss time, only running her in long enough for the kill. These Zul’Gurub runs gave me a strong number of upgrades, to start to fill out my tanking set. After two runs I had managed to accumulate: Overlord’s Embrace, Overlord’s Onyx Band, Overlord’s Crimson Band, Bloodlord’s Defender, and my first decent tanking trinket Zandalarian Hero Badge. … [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! … [Read more...] about Pantropy’s second Kickstarter successfully funds and hits five stretch goals along the way
However, I’m a multiplayer guy. It’s very difficult to get me into a shooter on my own, especially one that looks a little dated, and I say that as someone who played the heck out of the original Darkfall. I play them with friends, and it’s why I was never able to get into the original Defiance. I did like how the boss encounter had a kind of “puzzle” that felt MMOy: the “hit the minion just right without killing it so it makes the boss vulnerable to your attacks” thing. My handlers tossed out several strategies, and I combined them with my own to kill the boss, so it was nice to see some flexibility in the system. … [Read more...] about E3 2018: A second look at Trion’s Defiance 2050 reboot
Have you ever successfully dabbled in multiple MMOs? As I just typed that sentence I realize I used the word “dabble” — I think that’s the word I used because ‘playing’ a MMO to me is such an engrossing experience. It’s hard to do much else than make that MMO my priority during my ‘dedicated play time’. … [Read more...] about Can You Play More Than One MMORPG at a Time?