A new episode of Battle Bards is up! It’s Battle Bards vs. Battle for Azeroth — and only one victor will come out of this alive! Actually, the podcast trio is delighted to have another World of Warcraft expansion to explore and investigate. Will it be destined to obscurity as this x-pack apparently will be, or does the score rise above and beyond Blizzard’s design flaws? Find out in today’s show! LISTEN NOW Episode 135 show notes (show page, direct download) Intro (feat. “The Grand Bazaar,” “Drustvar,” and “Freehold”) “Pride of the Seas” “Crimson Forest” “Might of the Zandalar” “Zuldazar Zandalari Lament” “The Motherlode Dungeon” “Time and Tide” “Tiragarde Sound Tavern (Night)” Which one did we like best? Listener mail from Pedro Macedo Camacho (Composer, Star Citizen), Katriana, and Jinxed Thoughts Jukebox … [Read more...] about Battle Bards Episode 135: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
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Sea of Thieves is down for maintenance, but when it comes back up, pirates will be able to dive into the game's first major content addition, The Hungering Deep. "From May 29th, follow the trail of riddles and rumors to piece together what happened to "Merry" Merrick, the proud owner of a pair of matching peg legs". Players will also find new features and fun things to do including the addition of drums, ship's flags, speaking trumpets for communication, and cosmetic items including tattoos and scars. The Hungering Deep adds these permanent new features to the ongoing Sea of Thieves experience. New Threat! Such a monstrous peril won't be easily vanquished. The risk of encountering it out at sea will live on. Drums! On the Sea of Thieves, it pays to bang your own drum. Pirate percussionists can let loose with this new instrument and play shanties with a bit more impact. Speaking Trumpets! All that drumming drowning out your orders? Use the new … [Read more...] about When Maintenance is Complete, Players Can Dive Into The Hungering
The Sea of Thieves site has been updated with a dedicated teaser page for the upcoming content expansion, The Hungering Deep. One of the sections reveals several new features coming to the piratey game including Drums, a Speaking Trumpet to be heard across large distances, Flags, Tattoos and Scars too! The Hungering Deep adds these permanent new features to the ongoing Sea of Thieves experience. New Threat! Such a monstrous peril won't be easily vanquished. The risk of encountering it out at sea will live on. Drums! On the Sea of Thieves, it pays to bang your own drum. Pirate percussionists can let loose with this new instrument and play shanties with a bit more impact. Speaking Trumpets! All that drumming drowning out your orders? Use the new speaking trumpet to be heard at a distance and find other crews on the same voyage. Flags! Discover a new way to signal your intentions to other crews. Forge new friendships, or find new foes… … [Read more...] about The Hungering Deep Features Revealed
Sea of Thieves servers are back up with the 1.08 patch deployed. It brings with it a host of quality of life improvements including colorblind support, the ability to discard unwanted voyages, updated voice lines, improved VFX and much more. Stories Untold - Players will now come across more Lore books on their adventures. Give and Take - Resource Crates which are being held by players can now have items put into or removed from them. Distressed Chickens - The unsettling sound of a squawking chicken whilst caged is now... more bearable. Music of Legends - The musical sting that plays when entering the Legendary Hideout has been updated. Read the full post on the Sea of Thieves site. … [Read more...] about Latest Update Brings Host of Quality of Life & Performance Improvements
I’m currently sailing through the gaming Doldrums at the moment, where I use the term based upon its nautical meaning rather than the more common colloquial use that we are familiar with today. That is to say that I am making my way through a slow, calm period of gaming where no significant progress is being made and little adventure is to be had. Since I am in no rush to get to new gaming lands, however, and I have enough store of plain and simple content to keep me from gaming starvation for a while – gaming hardtack, if you will: sustenance enough without necessarily being a delight on the palette of play – I shalln’t be found wanting through the current becalming of my evenings’ electronic entertainment. Lord of the Rings Online continues to be a sanctuary of solitude for me; it’s where I go when I want to escape all worlds and just exist outside of human space. My Warden is level sixty one and, having completed much that could be done for the … [Read more...] about So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.