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
Second in 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
“Thanks to all you amazing guys, we have reached our funding goal within 24 hours,” the team announced back at the campaign’s beginning. “That’s amazing and we can’t thank you enough! We can’t wait to have a huge event with all our backers in may and meet you guys in-game.” … [Read more...] about Pantropy’s second Kickstarter successfully funds and hits five stretch goals along the way
Unlike at GDC, at E3 the team was showing off five classes: the well rounded and melee-esque Assault class, the DPS stealthing Assassin, the tank Guardian, the healing Combat Medic (complete with auto-healing bot!), and the first premium class, the explosive Demolitionist. I couldn’t see the Demolitionist in action, but I was told that it won’t be exclusively locked behind a paywall. When you start the game, you can choose any of the four non-premium classes, and about halfway through the story, you can choose a second class to get for free. After that, you can pay real money to unlock more or unlock them with in-game currency. … [Read more...] about E3 2018: A second look at Trion’s Defiance 2050 reboot
0 I just got back from a business trip to Chicago. This was my second time in the Windy City. Thankfully, it wasn’t so windy. The four days I was there were fairly mild — mostly 60’s and 70’s with 10-15mph wind. As a Southern California shorts-wearing flip-flop-card-carrying member, I did get chilly in the evenings when I would adventure out looking for food. Since I’m not really into the whole food scene or the city scene — especially at night in Chicago — I spent a lot of my time inside. … [Read more...] about Can You Play More Than One MMORPG at a Time?