Alliances will exist in Fractured and apparently feature in-game UI options. Nothing necessarily wrong with that, of course, but I wonder what challenges and obstacles the devs will put in place for guild alliances? In Albion Online, alliances are a major political component... but often chilled content. Mega-alliances dominate the land and there's no disadvantage associated with them. For example, alliances in AO lack friendly fire, so invasion day battles often become giant zerg fests for territory, since there's no challenge or difficulty in just throwing bodies at the enemy and spamming AOE attacks. Additionally, though AO advertises itself as a hardcore game of subterfuge and diplomacy, there's no effective way to betray alliances - no Red Wedding style assassinations can occur, since in order to pull it off you'd have to drop out of the alliance UI in the first place and telegraph your attack. This is, of course, an ongoing chain of thought from my other thread about guilds. I … [Read more...] about What challenges should guild alliances face?
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One of the big features coming in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth v8.1.5 is the revamped Brawler's Guild that has not been in the game since the expansion's launch. In a new post on the WoW site, devs provide a preview of the new bosses, the murder mystery questline and the new rewards that brawlers can earn by rising through the ranks. There are many new faces just waiting to pit their skills against yours within the Brawlers’ Guild including: Farmer Xiang-Su Hyper Mega-Mecha Seagull x9000 Mama Stormstout Ouroboros Phillip Carter Tracey Robe-Robber Robert Spymaster Thog Hammerspace Tidemistress Shellbreaker Check out the full post on the World of Warcraft site. … [Read more...] about Blizzard Previews Updated World of Warcraft Brawler’s Guild Coming in 8.1.5
Map meta events are one of the best things about Guild Wars 2. Not only do they bring players together on the landscape organically for some fun, they also offer a ton of rewards. Shinies from events like these includes map currencies, loot bags containing gear and of course, experience points and achievement points. As a new player, it can be daunting trying to figure out which map events are the best to do for a multitude of reasons. With that in mind, here’s our compilation of the most sought after map meta events in Guild Wars 2. 5. Containing The Scarab Plague Map Meta Map: Domain of Kourna Expansion: Living World 4 Episode 3: Long Live The Lich To start things off, lets check out the latest map to arrive in Guild Wars 2, the Domain of Kourna. Long Live the Lich is the third episode of the current Living World Season 4. It’s the stronghold of Palawa Joko himself, the game’s current antagonist. While the story is great, the map meta Containing the Scarab Plague, … [Read more...] about Welcome To Guild Wars 2: Top 5 Best Guild Wars 2 World Meta Events
Quick disclaimer, this is all about the story and lore of Guild Wars 2 starting with the books before the game came up. So, if you are not up on the story, both past and present, there will be spoilers.The final episode of Living Story season 5 has come and gone, and at this point, it’s worth looking back at where we are and how everything has unfolded. But, as the trailer pointed out, this episode is just the end of the beginning in the story ArenaNet has been telling in Guild Wars 2 for ten years. Yep, I know GW2 has only been out since 2012, and we are just a few months shy of it being seven years since then. However, the first tendrils of the GW2 story came with the release of Ghosts of Ascalon in 2009 and then continued in earnest with Edge of Destiny in 2010. There’s also some threads and questions which have only gotten the answers to recently, while others we sort of have an answer to? Let’s take a closer look at the long winding story of GW2 so far. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2: End of the Beginning
The return of the Mad King on 16 October brought a whole host of old and new content with it. After Robin took us through why we should love this Pawala pretender, I decided it was time to get back into the seasonal spirit. Dropping into the Mad King’s labyrinth and preparing for the perpetual grind is pretty much the expectations I now have for this holiday favorite. My skeleton bashing was interrupted, this time, by the addition of a mount race in the Mad King’s domain. A relatively small slither of new content for this seasonal update, this is one of two new mount races in a marathon of content that is intended to give players value from their time. advertisement Today, my intention was to take a look at a few of my favorite mounts. However, a chance occurrence made me ask a few hard questions about these added extras and how they best fit within the game. So without any further delay let me drag you aspiring jockeys and anybody new to the mount … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Mount Racing Making a Mountain out of a Wurmhill