On the flip side, both of the trial fights required at least 4 wipes before my teams were able to get them down. Compared to the first time through, folks seem to be having a bit more trouble with mechanics and DPS checks. I was hoping at this point that we’d be getting people who were familiar with the fights, but both times, half or more of the team were new to the trial. I’m not sure how that bodes for the final battle, but I’m not going to worry about it too much at this point. … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Shadowbringers – Second Time Through MSQ
Not a second time
My little warrior Bobbinn, had been sitting there inactive and acting as a banker for some time. As a result her gear was in a completely horrendous state, so I knew that I would have to regear the character from the ground up. For this reason, I almost considered shifting focus to pushing up my rogue, Gloam since he was at least fully outfitted in heirloom gear. In fact I had started to run him through Blackrock Depths for gear, but in the process of doing so a sign from the random loot generator gods appeared. In the middle of the quarry in BRD, Stockade Pauldrons, which in their day were the best defensive shoulders available. Stupid as it might sound, this pretty much told me I should be working on the warrior instead. … [Read more...] about Time Capsule Tanking
Second time proved to be the charm with Pantropy, as the sci-fi shooter wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign just two months after cancelling its first one. The team was aiming for €20,000 this time around, but shot past that to end up with €74,679 (about $89,011). Not bad for a game about stompy mechs and base building! … [Read more...] about Pantropy’s second Kickstarter successfully funds and hits five stretch goals along the way
A second try While testing is never perfect, it has given Trion some good feedback from their fans. Listening to fans is actually a lot of what we discussed about 2050‘s development. This is supposed to be the “definitive” Defiance experience. Feedback has helped the team tweak the game a bit, like cleaning up the UI to be clearer and easier to read. It’s easier to understand power and investing, and you’re able to fix how you invest your points whenever you want, even during a mission (though it’ll probably kill you). Where there was once a lot of intimidating numbers, now there are smaller ones with small descriptions to explain what they mean, slightly aiding in erasing the earlier exploitive gacha-based mobile games system experience I initially had. … [Read more...] about E3 2018: A second look at Trion’s Defiance 2050 reboot
The idea of playing multiple MMOs as once is appealing to me. I certainly juggle lots of non-MMOs. In the past 6 months I think I was juggling 4 or 5 big games. Some nights I felt like playing Skyrim. Others I felt like playing Kingdom Hearts. Switching between non-MMOs is easy for me. … [Read more...] about Can You Play More Than One MMORPG at a Time?