I guess every MMO enthusiast has heard about WoW Classic by now. At the end of August, servers will open. A few months of playing the “good old World of Warcraft” again sounds like a nice thing to do. So far, I have played Rift Prime, the “classic” – or rather, progression – server in Rift, which was mostly the current base game without the expansions and without the newest class, but also without the cash shop as it is on the live servers. The experience was nice for a while, but interest soon died down and Rift Prime has been permanently closed in the meantime. Lord of the Rings Online announced their legendary server a couple of months ago and since I have a lifetime subscription, I can play on that server without spending any more money. Come to think of it… it seems that the “classic servers” all require a monthly sub. Old school, I guess! Anyway, some friends and I had intended to check out the legendary server in LotRO, but … [Read more...] about Paeroka’s Ponderings: Back to the roots…?
I never would have thought to stir Fortnite and a brand of footwear together, but then again I also never would have thought to mix Fortnite and Marvel supervillain Thanos and that totally happened. So here we are, living in a world where an online shooter and the Jumpman brand are combined to create a new limited-time mode. The Downtown Drop LTM by Jordan has players launching off of big jumps and grinding down city streets in a bid to collect the most coins and win the game. The mode features levels built by Fortnite Island creators Notnellaf and Tollmolia. There’s also a variety of expected fashionable cosmetics associated with this LTM, including the Hang Time Bundle for purchase or a skateboard Back Bling for free, each of which has a number of style variants that can be unlocked by completing challenges. … [Read more...] about Fortnite and Nike’s Jumpman brand team up for a new LTM
Warframe launched 'The Jovian Concord' update today on the PC version with consoles set to get the update in the near future. The Jovian Concord introduces revamped visuals for the original Warframe environments, a new Warframe (Wisp), along with a new flying Eidolon Boss. Warframe currently averages 48,000 players online at any given time on Steam alone and is one of the most popular Western developed free to play games. The Jovian Concord reimagines the original Warframe environment with a more ambitious level of physical terrain to explore. Using your Warframe's parkour skills, Tenno can propel to previously unreachable heights and new laboratories inside and weigh their chances outside by leaping across distant, floating platforms, crossbars, and antennas, or die trying. Longtime villain Alad V's twisted experiments with Sentient technology have yielded hideous cyborg-like results -- Amalgam variants and Jetpack Agents -- whose laboratories hide a deeper sinister plot. Through new … [Read more...] about Warframe Launches ‘The Jovian Concord’ Update Today on PC
Say you’ve hit the absolute top tier of content in DC Universe Online; you’ve gotten through all of the latest episodes, have an immensely high Combat Rating, and you’re looking for something to test your mettle. Enter the new and improved Survival Mode, which was previewed by the devs of DCUO in a livestream. This new version of Survival Mode has some noteworthy changes from the last time the mode was made available. First and foremost is the fact that the mode is now four-player only, meaning that every role matters and that finding a team should be simpler. There will also be additional progress points every odd-numbered round, so there’s less of a time commitment and you can pick up pretty close to where you left off before. As far as round structure, it’s pretty much the same as before: Take on two waves of enemies, and then fight the boss, with successive rounds seeing an increase in Combat Rating. Survival Mode will have a total of 30 rounds, which … [Read more...] about DC Universe Online previews its revamped Survival Mode
The sequel to Warlock: Reign of Blood, Executioner: Reign of Blood, is now available on Amazon Kindle. The Chasms of Corruption Duology is about a gamer named Mark and his adventures inside the Full Immersion Virtual Reality RPG, Reign of Blood. In Warlock, when Mark finds himself suddenly unable to log out of the game, he must take up his sword, embrace a class he’s unfamiliar with, and help a mysterious ranger rescue her people from ruthless slavers and ravenous monsters. In the exciting conclusion to the series, Mark discovers there is another player, Arix the Damned, trapped inside the game. Arix is determined to make his way back to the real world, but Mark isn’t so sure about his methods, or if he even wants to go home anymore. Well known LitRPG podcaster, Ramon Mejia had this to say about Warlock: Reign of Blood: Storywise, it’s a decent combination of slice of life and chosen one. The combat is good. A few of the characters are two-dimensional but the world … [Read more...] about Chasms of Corruption LitRPG Duology Now Complete