One of the recurring jokes I use in this column’s comment section is the statement that it’d just be sad to think that fans are thinking more about the future of World of Warcraft than the developers are. It’s a joke only in the broadest sense of the term, not really meant to make you laugh so much as sigh sadly and smirk as you move on with your day. “Ha, good point, there really doesn’t seem to be much of an overarching plan.” Unfortunately, the more you think about the joke, the more depressing it gets. I actually started thinking about the joke, and the upsetting part is that when you seriously start looking at the game over the past six years or so… well, it sounds plausible. See, it’s not that I know the developers don’t have a plan. If I knew that, not only would I probably be guilty of some sort of high-end corporate espionage, but I also wouldn’t be speculating about this. But the key element here isn’t … [Read more...] about WoW Factor: Does World of Warcraft have a plan?
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I’ve mentioned a lot of times, in passing, how my wife and I connected in part through World of Warcraft. But I’ve never actually gone into any depth on the subject, and it didn’t actually happen because I wanted to be involved with her. It happened because I needed a healer. At the time, I had a collection of friends in the game who were all happy to play with me, but we also were all DPS. In the days before the dungeon finder, this meant that forming a party was more or less just something that was not going to happen. So I recruited my best friend at the time with the explicit statement that I wanted her to be our healer. We’re now many years on from that, and pretty much 90% of the time she plays a tank. So from one perspective, that plan was an enormous failure. But we were talking again, and I was hanging out with her when I mentioned that I needed a healer in WoW. “You would like it,” I said. “I don’t have a whole lot of … [Read more...] about How I got married through World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft: Tips For Allied Races Argus Rep Grind (Lightforged Dranei and Void Elf) With less than 20 days to go before Battle for Azeroth arrives, the races is on to unlock Allied Races. The new expansion offers 8 new playable races in total, 4 for each faction. Right now, players can already unlock the Highmountain Tauren, Nightborne Elf, Lightforged Dranei and Void Elf. This tip article will primarily cover how to unlock the Alliance faction races, as it is definitely a longer grind compared to the Horde’s races. Also important to note, this guide is specifically meant to help new players and returning players who want to start the unlocks with less than a month to go. Requirements How does one unlock the Alliance’s allied races? For the Lightforged Dranei and Void Elf, you will need to reach Exalted reputation with both Army of the Light and the Argussian Reach. These are the two factions on Argus – the final questing zone in the Legion Expansion. For new … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft: Tips For Allied Races Argus Rep Grind (Lightforged Dranei and Void Elf)
The Ugly So far this year has been an unsurprising one for MMOs, nothing new has flabbergasted us, yet all the oldies have only gotten better. There are two games I’d like to focus on today. Ageing like a fine wine, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft gave us Legion, their sixth expansion since launch late last year. And few months later we were given Square Enix’s Stormblood, the second expansion for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. After recovering from a dreadful launch, FFXIV has steadily grown in popularity. I myself tried the 1.0 beta out, all those years ago. And through the dreadful UI and clumsy combat, I found a graphically outstanding and adventurous MMO, albeit it had its work cut out would it want to triumph over such other contenders at the time. WAR was just beginning to crumble, and Aion was competing for the top PvP scene. Whilst WoW was trying to follow up its most successful expansion of all time with Cataclysm. As a side-note: for more information regarding the … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Legion & Stormblood – Ability Pruning & More
Lineage 2 is a 3D fantasy MMORPG with a wide variety of classes and races. Set 150 years prior to the events in the original Lineage, the prequel offers the same PvP centric MMORPG experience, but in the third dimension. Lineage 2 has received numerous content updates since its release over a decade ago. Publisher: NCSoft Playerbase: Medium Type: MMORPG PvP: Open / Guild Wars / Castle Siege Release Date: April 27, 2004 (NA) Pros: +Huge variety of classes. +Sub and multi-classing features. +Actively developed for 10+ years. +Encourages group PvP. Cons: -Poor appearance customization choices. -Repetitive, grind-based gameplay. -Dated UI, controls, and game engine. Overview Classes Full Review Screenshots Videos Links System Requirements Music Additional Info Overview Lineage 2 Overview Set 150 years before the first game, Lineage II is one of the most popular MMORPGs hailing from South Korea. The world of Lineage II spans two continents that are plagued with war and a constant … [Read more...] about Lineage 2 Game Review