Admittedly, part of this may be because I know how to play FFA PvP games. While Sea of Thieves as a solo player puts me as an eternal PUB player, I know to log out and back in if my team refuses to communicate moments after I join. It’s probably the best tip I can give to an MMO player. If you’re the guy who can’t voice chat or type, and you just want to play solo, again, SOT may not be the game for you. It’s practically an MMO, and the difficulty is generally in communicating with people, as I’ve previously experienced. And that’s really something I wish more games would push. … [Read more...] about Impressions of Sea of Thieves, one month in: Deep-diving retro world PvP
High stakes on the high seas
After years of anticipation, speculation, and more anticipation we finally have Lost Ark within our sights. Lost Ark launched into open beta in its home country of South Korea on November 7th and became one of the top streamed games on twitch, at least temporarily. Losk Ark combines the fast paced combat of action-RPGs with the persistent elements of traditional fantasy MMORPGs. Coupled with a host of other features including sea travel and island discovery, Lost Ark offers plenty of feature to keep players logged in. Recent PR stumbles by Blizzard surrounding the Diablo franchise have only made players more eager for the launch of another big-budget action RPG. 2019 will likely be the year those gamers get their wish. Smilegate, the Korean developers have already inked a publishing agreement with Mail.ru for the Russian version of the game. An EU/NA publishing agreement should follow in early 2019. … [Read more...] about The MMOs.com Game Of The Year Awards 2018 Edition
Finally, on a non-gaming-related note, I’ve recently become completely obsessed with George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. My interest in epic fantasy has been rekindled after reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, and I brought the first novel A Game of Thrones with me on my vacation. I’d originally wanted to start another novel or series after finishing it, just to spread out the titles in my to-read list a little bit, but who was I kidding? I began devouring the second book A Clash of Kings the moment I finished the final page of the first. I’m surprised I hadn’t picked this series up sooner, and even more surprised that my husband never recommended it to me, since I just found out he had read it years before. Dammit, he knows I like my epic fantasy dark and gritty. What’s even stranger is that a certain promo on HBO featuring snowy landscapes, ravens and scruffy men with swords and beards has caught my eye for weeks and … [Read more...] about Picture Points: What’d I Miss?