Gathering for a world boss. Now that the gag order has lifted from the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta test, I want to get something off my chest. This is something I’ve wanted to talk about for the past few months, but every time the topic comes up I’ve had to hold my tongue because of the NDA. Well, no longer. For a while now, it’s made me very uncomfortable whenever I go on Twitter, the forums, or other gaming community websites and see people apply the term “single-player MMO” to SWTOR in a deprecatory way. I’m sure we’ve all seen the type of comments. You know, the kind that imply SWTOR isn’t a real MMO, or that it’s just a single-player RPG pretending to be one, or something along those lines. It was so far-reaching at one point, that I began having my own reservations when I first got my invite to general testing, and wondered if SWTOR would not turn out to be the MMORPG I’ve been looking for. Looking back now, I was … [Read more...] about SWTOR: Massively Yours
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The Canadian Red Cross will be a direct beneficiary of this year's Warframe holiday celebration, Tennobaum 2018. During the event that runs through December 21st, players can give and receive gifts to receive lots of in-game goodies, but with a twist. As players give and receive presents, Digital Extremes will be keeping count and when the community races the "top tier of gifting, Digital Extremes will make a $100,000 contribution to the Canadian Red Cross". Gifting and receiving gifts will unlock community-wide rewards in tiers! Every time you reach a tier, you’ll receive an Inbox message containing Glyphs, Weapon Skins and more. These are exclusive items you won’t want to miss. Learn more and see who’s reaching the top of the gifting leaderboards here. Be sure to check the leaderboard every day to see the Top Gifters! Read more of the details on the Warframe site. … [Read more...] about Giving & Receiving Gifts in Warframe will Net a Charitable Contribution
It’s been two days since the ArcheAge Relics of Hiram update rolled out and Trion Worlds is now busy giving out gift packs to appease players who were affected by the recent Server Evolution merges and the update delay. All accounts will receive a gift pack containing Hiram-themed weapons and armor, instruments, scrolls, Manastorm crystals, loyalty, an Enhanced Feathered Hope glider, tax certs, and the Midnight Kitsu pet. Players will also receive gift packs depending on their character’s levels and whether or not they own any land. These gift packs include furniture, coins, elixirs, crystals, the “Far Traveler” title, Rose Wings, and more. Check out the ArcheAge official site for more details on the gift packs. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about ArcheAge Devs Give Away Gift Packs As Compensation For Server Evolution
The time has finally come — you know, where I start assaulting you all, my poor readers, with my impressions of Star Wars: The Old Republic from general testing over the last five months, now that the NDA for testing has been lifted. I do have plans to expand upon much of the following in future posts (as if only one gargantuan wall-of-text won’t be enough, right?) But there are quite a few thoughts I do want to toss up on here first. I took a bunch of notes throughout my testing experience, which are a mess right now and which I should really try to consolidate into something coherent. While I love the game and had a lot of fun testing, much of this ended up being the basis for the “constructive criticism” I offered up during feedback, so hopefully this impression piece will come across fair and balanced. I aim to be completely honest. Overall Thoughts You’ll probably hear this a lot, but it’s true — the first thing that came to my mind when I … [Read more...] about SWTOR Beta Test: The Obligatory General Impressions Mega-Post
I have a confession to make. While I’m curious as to what classes my fellow Star Wars: The Old Republic players will be rolling come launch, there is little other reason for this post but for me to shamelessly geek out over cool videos. Oh, and to instigate even more frustration in those who are unable to decide which class to play first at launch, of course. Muahaha– Oh, wait. While we’re on a roll, I have another confession. The truth is, I think I’m a little torn myself now. I know, I know. After going on for months and months about playing a Bounty Hunter and chortling gleefully at my friends who couldn’t decide or were constantly switching class preferences, I can’t believe I am now in the same boat. Chalk it up to increasing restiveness as we inch closer and closer to “Holiday 2011”. After last Friday’s release of the Jedi Consular Records, here’s all eight SWTOR class trailers in all their glory: Trooper – The … [Read more...] about SWTOR: Which Class Will You Choose?