11:43 (User NVT): Team on-site and beginning inspection.11:44 (User JPE): Taking half of the team for upper floors.11:44 (User TTB): JPE is reminded that there are three of us and she does not “count twice.”11:50 (User JPE): Upper floor appear to be infested with some sort of beetle.11:58 (User NVT): Basement appears fine. Aside from the flooding. Attempting to identify source of water.12:03 (User TTB): Ground floor seems fine thus far.12:12 (User JPE): Upper floor definitely infested with beetles. Curious to see how the beetles react to fire.12:14 (User JPE): Beetles do not like fire. Neither does exposed wood.12:21 (User NVT): Cause of flooding appears to be the enormous faucet dispensing water into the basement.12:30 (User TTB): Ground floor is now flooding. What the hey, NVT?12:31 (User NVT): All I did was turn off the faucet flooding the basement.12:31 (User TTB): Found the source of the water that had been shunted into the basement, there appears to be a portal to the … [Read more...] about WRUP: House evaluation edition
House smells like sewage
When we covered Shroud of the Avatar’s newsletter yesterday, one of the tidbits we mentioned was the plan for craftable housing. In response to a question from a player, Starr Long essentially announced that in the launch patch next week, Portalarium is planning to tweak that system, which has long provoked claims of pay-to-win. “Yes we are going to be expanding the number of craftable houses soon. In R52 in fact we are adding a craftable inn.” So what exactly does housing entail? A helpful Redditor linked to a helpful thread on the official site just a few weeks ago breaking down how exactly you can buy property without handing over your credit card because you definitely can – that’s the good news. If you’re not a crafter yourself, you just need a specific currency, Crowns of the Obsidians, which you can buy with gold. The bad news is that you need a lot of gold. The player did a test run hunting bandits for cash and found that he was able to make … [Read more...] about Shroud of the Avatar’s housing is expensive, but not impossible to acquire without RMT
The first parts of this series were posted a long time ago, but I recently stumbled over one of them again and figured I should add Wildstar to this list. If you are wondering what games have been covered here before: Lord of the Rings Online, Aion, Rift and Everquest 2. For Aion, I got help from thevalliants and the post for Everquest 2 was written by Rakuno, as I did not play nearly enough to even start writing about the housing system in Everquest 2. If I had to rate the housing, I would put Wildstar slightly below Rift with Rift being my number 1. I cannot properly rate Everquest 2, as I never played it enough to properly judge that system well enough. I think seeing how old the game is, though, and how I didn’t like being restricted in access to the auction house etc. without paying a monthly fee, I would still rate it lower than Rift and Wildstar, simply because I think getting items for my housing project (or the money to buy said items) is easier in … [Read more...] about Housing in MMOs: Wildstar
In most MMOs, when you hear the word “necromancy,” you instantly think of the Coolest Class Ever. One that calls forth zombies, binds skeletons together, and makes you very glad that there is no smell factor in video games. But when it comes to Crowfall, necromancy is not a class — it’s a craft. As of Update 5.5, the necromancy crafting profession is “fully playable end-to-end, with all the bells and whistles.” Seems a little strange to be giving dead things whistles, but that’s the genius of ArtCraft for you. Anyway, now that the crafting profession is complete, the developers have laid out the new and improved necromancy system in a blog post. Necromancy allows players to create stronger and more customized “spirit vessels” (i.e. temporary classes residing in bodies) that can be used by them or others. Necromancy-crafted vessels have higher base attributes, get more attributes as they level, and enjoy other perks. “Finishing … [Read more...] about Crowfall’s necromancy system would like to place dibs on your body
The British Board of Blog Classification (Game Plot Revelation Committee) has classified this post as Spoiler Free for the single player story of ‘Mass Effect 3’. Please refrain from any revelations in the comments, especially about that bit where that thing happens. I mean I was all totally like “NO WAY!”, and the game was all totally like “WAY!”, and then when the thing turned out not to be that thing but the other thing? Definitely don’t tell anyone about that. Though I was a bit disappointed when it all turned out to be a dream. Like much of the rest of the galaxy I’ve been desperately fighting off the Reapers in Mass Effect 3, but I haven’t got terribly far in the story yet, so there really won’t be any spoilers. If you’d manage to insulate yourself from ME3 information so completely that “fighting off the Reapers” is a surprise, I apologise for ruining the first 17 seconds of the introduction. One … [Read more...] about I like to play blackjack. I’m not addicted to gambling, I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.