Despite being level 80, I still have a slew of side quests I didn’t complete, which I’m regulating to his secondary job. I also played through all of the dungeons with Trusts this time, trying that system out for the first time, and really liked how it felt. A few of the boss fights that I had trouble with the first time I played through made a lot more sense when I was able to watch the Trust team handle the mechanics. … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Shadowbringers – Second Time Through MSQ
The second time
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
“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
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?