MMO blog Altar of Gaming has a fascinating series going on in which Rimuru is evaluating whether or not it’s worth picking up a subscription package to games like Old School RuneScape and Elder Scrolls Online. Since all subs are not created equal, I think this is a valuable service for players. “Is the ESO Plus subscription worth your money? The short answer is ‘yes,'” Rimuru writes. “For a bit less than 15 dollars per month, you get to access everything the game has to offer. You also get free Crowns, which you can of course use to buy the DLC if you think you won’t be able to afford always having the subscription active. We don’t really recommend it though as most DLC can be completed quite fast, and chances are you won’t have any use for them after some time.” Read on for a beginner’s guide to FFXIV, first impressions of Albion Online, turning points of MMO history, and more! Common Sense Gamer: Final Fantasy XIV … [Read more...] about Global Chat: Is it worth it to subscribe to MMOs?
The crown aint worth much
I realize this is a lot of images to link at the beginning of a blog post… but there is a good reason. For the last four years playing Elder Scrolls Online I had a singular goal… to see something in the live game that I have not seen since one of the last days of alpha. I’ve talked about this before but I have been playing Elder Scrolls Online since February of 2013 when the first Friends and Family alphas began. How I got in is because my good friend Tamrielo was one of the creators of a not insignificant amount of the quest content. Every so often in Alpha we would be lead by him to go see something… that was a reference to one of us or one of our friends. One of the final things I remember is running all of the way across the Ebonheart Pact area to The Rift…. and Nimalten to be specific to see an arrangement of NPCs in that town. The date specifically was October 13th of 2013 as I have a stack of … [Read more...] about A Four Year Mission
I’ve been spending most of my PS4 time over the past couple of months playing H1Z1 and now Realm Royale, and I have to say I find the Battle Royale genre far more enjoyable on the consoles than on PC. Maybe it’s because of the rampant cheating on PC, maybe it’s because I’m 30 and my reflexes just don’t hold up on a platform where the base can shoot a hair off of a fly from two miles away. Regardless, I’m enjoying myself. Realm Royale is Hi-Rez Studios loading the style and gameplay elements of Paladins into a cannon and firing it at PUBG. While the base gameplay elements will be familiar to those who have played other games in the genre, Realm Royale is carving a niche all of its own. On the familiar side, you have up to 100 players jumping from a flying bus on to a giant island where they must battle either alone or part of teams in order to be the last person/team standing. Each player starts with a melee weapon and must scrounge around for better … [Read more...] about Beta Perspective: Realm Royale On Playstation 4
H1Z1: Battle Royale on PS4 is proud to release their latest update, Beyond Royale as a Free Expansion for all players. This new 50-player Free-For-All Deathmatch is live, as are the ranked leaderboards and a new 100-tier Battle Pass also come with this update. In Beyond Royale players can also practice on the Training Grounds, and test the range/recoil of every weapon in the game. Lobbies and the UI have also been updated, and there are 50 days worth of log-in rewards, which includes XP, currency and exclusive skins simply for logging in. Along with weapons, clothing, and vehicle cosmetics, Season 3 Battle Pass introduces nameplates, backgrounds, and character icons for max customization. For the first time, players can also earn up to 1290 Crowns by leveling up their Premium Battle Pass – more than the 1000 Crown price of admission. … [Read more...] about H1Z1: Battle Royale (PS4) Free ‘Beyond Royale’ Expansion is Now Live
I’m not going to lie here: I’m really pretty disappointed with the rewards on offer for Granblue Fantasy’s anniversary event. An event summon that functionally obsoletes the Dark Flame Scion makes a certain amount of thematic sense when that was from an earlier anniversary event, sure, but it lacks a sub aura and has low stats with only three uncaps. The free Atma weapon will be nice, but the event-specific weapon is kind of meh for me, since I’ve already got my uncapped EX weapons in place. It’s not quite a stellar set of rewards. What does any of this have to do with Final Fantasy XIV? Well, it’s a nice segue to talking about the game’s events and its event rewards, which has been on the lips of players over the past couple of months. Between Valentione’s Day and Little Ladies’ Day, there’s no small amount of consternation from the playerbase about the quality of the rewards we’re getting for these … [Read more...] about Wisdom of Nym: The rotating rewards of Final Fantasy XIV’s seasonal events