Poorna Shankar / A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers. … [Read more...] about World of Warships Ranked Battles and Sprints Outlined
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World of Warships is Wargaming's second most popular title after World of Tanks and averages ~4,700 concurrent users on Steam alone. This figure has steadily been rising since the game's Steam launch on November, 2017. The game likely has far more players off-Steam as well since it originally launched back in 2015. … [Read more...] about World of Warships Ranked Battles Season 12 Begins May 30
Dailies aren’t just a problem due to the daily compulsion of them but also because many of them seem to be bugged or just a general pain to do, especially in Nazjatar. The most frustrating one for me currently is the bounty to kill rares. It’s come up a couple of times already, and every time it’s incredibly frustrating. The first issue is finding the rares in the first place because there’s nothing in the game to point them out unless you are already close to one. The second problem is getting credit when you find and kill them. I’ve killed a total of five rares in Nazjatar and only have received credit for 2 of them. Most were rares I killed on my own, so there shouldn’t have been any tagging issues, and no I wasn’t in a group or raid for the ones I didn’t get credit for. If there are certain rares which don’t count, there needs to be something in the game to let the player know before they waste their time. … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft 8.2 is Here and It’s….OK?
I haven’t decided if Beotodus is difficult because I was undergeared or if they’re one hell of a challenge. The defense stat increase on Iceborne gear is significant enough that I felt underpowered until catching up. Meanwhile, I felt a drop in difficulty almost immediately after fighting Beotodus. As an Insect Glaive main, those who share my playstyle understand its outstanding mobility. It’s an easier weapon for learning fights since I can comfortably dodge most attacks. … [Read more...] about Monster Hunter World Impressions
So, I got to thinking about why I want to play Classic so much. The slow leveling experience doesn’t bother me because I’m in no hurry to get to level 60. I don’t have any desire to raid because I did that when it was all new. It was fun figuring out the fights out back then, but all of those fights are simple compared to the fights we currently have. Since I’m not in a hurry to level I feel entirely free to wander around zones and explore without focusing on getting quests done asap. I can sit and watch a sunset if I want. Or run back and forth between the barrier between Thunder Bluff and Mulgore because it’s raining in Mulgore but not in Thunder Bluff, and the abruptness of that change amuses me. Or I can stand around in town casting Mark of the Wild on whoever wanders by. To just have fun. … [Read more...] about What World of Warcraft Classic Has That Retail Doesn’t