Yeah, I know, another MMO ? What makes this better than the crap already out there? Its TES!
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All was well in the land until early one evening a cry erupted from the small bed next to mine. (repeat x4 per night) and that is my life. I feel like I have been in a sleep deprived/red bull amped fugue for the past few weeks. I am the happy and proud father of Jemma Rose born on Sept 18th.
GW2 has been great thus far, everything a casual gamer like myself wants from a game. PVP, autoleveling up for instanced and world PVP, PVE zones autoscale levels so that you can never be too high to group. There have been a few updates thus far and it seems that ArenaNet is doing a good job thus far without breaking the classes. They don’t seem to listen to the whiners on the forums, instead they use copious amounts of log data to base their changes on.
Good job ArenaNet!
It has been a while since my last update and a lot has happened over the past 5 months. Looking around you may notice a new skin I found and I think it works great with the theme of our site. If you have any better options, post a comment or keep it to yourself!
I must say that I got conned into the hype that was Diablo 3. It was a good playthrough the first time, on normal level. Your character felt like a badass tearing the spines from the hordes of demons that were sent against you. Then, after beating the normal campaign, this is where things went down hill. Just as a precursor, I stopped playing before 1.03 patch so I don’t know if anything has been fixed since then. My gripes are mainly due to the lack of item drops and the steep curve of progressively hard play that became a brick wall in Inferno . Yes, I understand inferno was not designed to be completed easily in a single sit down and that gear was needed to be farmed to make you live through it, but there was a severe lack of drops of items that were appropriate to use . Most of the rares were junked immediately because they were worthless.
Then comes the AH … ugh… I could shoot myself. This was supposed to be THE Auction House to revolutionize Auction House’s in games. the interface was horrendous. You couldn’t filter effectively , you couldn’t sort the results by the column and to top it off, you could only list 10 FUCKING items at a time. 10. 1.0. Who the fuck thought that was a good idea? No wonder all the good items were sold on the money auction house (which I didn’t use) just browsed. You were forced to pay game gold to increase your inventory to hold shit you want to auction…. ridiculous. I can keep going but you get the idea. Blizzard dropped the ball on this big time. D2 wasn’t spectactular, but it was a good game that still holds up to the test of time. D3 is just a flash in the pan and will be quickly forgotten.
I am now playing Guild Wars 2 on the Jade Quarry server with The ShipWrecked Pirates (http://www.thesaltymaid.com/tspforums/index.php) . The game is solid and a great step forward from GW1. World PVP, instanced PVP, crafting, a great AH, et al. I am excited to see what happens over the course of this games life. I just wish I had more time to play.
I have a new baby due any day now, so my game time will increase if the baby is a night owl. ::fingers crossed::
It looks like there are issues with our forums … I am going to try and get these resolved ASAP.
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Yes, its true. Beta signups now happening!
Some great details from the last beta preview. Details on characters, skills, et al.
It looks like it may be true according to the official Arenanet Blog!
Well, that didn’t take long. Patch 1.1 dropped, made some changes in PVP and now it is basically dead at high levels. I was hoping that the PVP would get better as time goes on, but it looks like BW is taking steps in the wrong direction. Already the Imperials are usually outnumbered by a 1:3 ratio on average across the servers. Now with the new patch, high level PVP areas became just farm zones for the under populated. BW released a quick patch to put player caps on the high level zones, but still, the high end pvp is nothing more but a grind for xp and valor points. Check out the link to watch opposing sides make use of a broken system and farm points and gear.
I think I am done with SWTOR unless they come up with a good fix . The bad thing about farming valor is that it gives great gear that makes a huge difference. The WZ system in SWTOR buffs everyone to level 50 , but doesn’t give you the skills/defense/armor. So you have level 11s with HP and Energy buffed to lvl 50 wearing level 10 gear and using level 10 skills trying to kill real level 50s with level 50 gear, level 50 skills.
The PVE is decent (great at times if you’re a big SW nerd like me) but the PVP is just not there. Time to unsub and hope it goes free to play.
SWTOR is a big hit and I have been bitten by the bug. We are currently rolling on Ajunta Pall RP/PVP server as Republic . Come fight by our side!
Also, I have been getting back into CCGs and I am finding some great free ones that are fun to play online and don’t require any real world dollars to be fun and win.
Shadow Era is a perfect example. Signing up is easy and play is completely browser based. They also have an iOS app and Android app to play on the go. Wulven Studios is also moving to print all of their cards for offline play with friends. You can find out more at Wulven Studios. If you do plan to spend money on in game cards, at least buy the physical cards and get matching credits in game. I will have a more detailed post on this soon.
SBEMU Team is still hard at work. I am very excited for what they are going to bring us old timers who miss real PVP and guild sieges. Closed Beta is in progress!. Unfortunately most of the newer games don’t have any real risk in them any longer ::sad face:: .