I haven’t touched any of the new raids yet – I’m not super interested in dealing with that pain until the next set of Tomes drop (next week?) and people are a bit more geared and practiced with the fights. From what I have seen, I doubt it’ll be a series I farm for much of anything, but more of a story clear. … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Shadowbringers – Second Time Through MSQ
Second time how much
At the suggestion of a guild member I accepted the offer to do a run through on AQ20 as well, and the result of it were a few more pieces of gear. The biggest of them was Buru’s Skull Fragment. This was a shield that eluded me on Belghast in classical wow. Each time it dropped, there was always someone along on a main, that I passed it to, or another alt with better dice. So I have to admit, that I was borderline giddy when it dropped. In addition this I managed to pick up Polished Obsidian Pauldrons, which in theory was a downgrade from my Stockade Pauldrons. However if you notice, the new shoulders are a level 60 item, meaning they are eligible for Heavy Knothide Armor Kit… which in turn makes the item a net gain overall. Last gem from AQ20, was the Head of Ossirian the Unscarred which netted a pretty nice tanking neck: Pendant of the Shifting Sands. … [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
At this year’s E3 followup, there wasn’t any huge new reveal, aside from the launch date itself – just more tweaks. There certainly seems to be a bit of a disconnect between the overall MMO sphere and the 2050 fandom the devs are used to, with the devs somewhat understandably being more connected to their fans. After all, those are people who are willing to pay to play, and especially for a free to play game, that’s what you need. I got my hands on the game for the second time this year, and while it’s a solid play experience, I worry that, created in a vacuum, its potential for growth beyond the original Defiance experience is limited. … [Read more...] about E3 2018: A second look at Trion’s Defiance 2050 reboot
Every time I try to play more than one MMO I end up feeling ‘off’ somehow. The hardest part is playing with people who don’t play both. Let’s say I have friends playing one, and family playing another… or online friends in one and online friends in the other. It’s hard for me to split that time well, and I end up feeling pulled in opposite directions. … [Read more...] about Can You Play More Than One MMORPG at a Time?