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
At the suggestion of a guild member I accepted the offer to do a run through on AQ20 as well, and the result of it were a few more pieces of gear. The biggest of them was Buru’s Skull Fragment. This was a shield that eluded me on Belghast in classical wow. Each time it dropped, there was always someone along on a main, that I passed it to, or another alt with better dice. So I have to admit, that I was borderline giddy when it dropped. In addition this I managed to pick up Polished Obsidian Pauldrons, which in theory was a downgrade from my Stockade Pauldrons. However if you notice, the new shoulders are a level 60 item, meaning they are eligible for Heavy Knothide Armor Kit… which in turn makes the item a net gain overall. Last gem from AQ20, was the Head of Ossirian the Unscarred which netted a pretty nice tanking neck: Pendant of the Shifting Sands. … [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
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?