Not too long ago I was playing ArcheAge and I was convinced that this was ‘the game for me’. I purchased a multi-month subscription and leveled my main up to 40-something; where I promptly logged out one day and then never logged back in (minus one exception, I did log in when there was a promotion ongoing, I wanted the mount). What is it about games that draws me in? What changes about them that makes me question why I even began playing?
The first question is quite easy. I love a robust world. I love being able to explore, doing quests, and a crafting system. I love player housing and player created content. What I don’t like is end game, and the closer I get to that end game the less likely it is that I’ll continue playing. What changes about the games that makes me stop? Well, it’s not something about the games themselves so much as the fact that as I continue to play I get closer to the ‘end game’ whatever that may be. In most cases it’s a world that I simply don’t want to participate in. I have no interest in raiding and it’s rare that I want to group. I’m tired of running daily quests, and I dislike that dailies have become the crutch most MMOs use to convince players to log in each day. What I need is something to convince the casual player (me) to continue playing so that it doesn’t feel like a grind. In most cases this ends up being either 1. alts, 2. crafting, or 3. Some sort of mini-casual end-game like housing, collecting pets, mounts, or achievements. Problem is, there’s so much competition for these things that I can easily log into 5 or 6 other MMOs and find the exact same things in a world where I’ve already established my characters.
Lets look at ArcheAge in specific. I really disliked the whole idea of having to constantly log in to make sure that my plot of land wasn’t going to vanish. It made it seem like a task, and I worked really hard to get that piece of land when there were so many others trying to get land, so the idea that it could vanish so easily was quite upsetting. Then there was the fact that I couldn’t purchase more land unless I camped it and battled other characters to earn it, or spent a huge amount of money to purchase it. I didn’t want to have to wait months down the road for content that I wanted to do ‘now’. Add to that, labour. If I was ever at the cap for labour I felt as though I was wasting it, and that I must log in to use it up and make sure that I was always optimizing my character in that regard. Eventually it just became draining. Finally, there was the fact that I was quickly approaching end game. I felt that I was ‘behind’ everyone else, that I was constantly going to have to play catch-up, and that there would be little to no ways for me to actually catch up unless I participated in those tasks which I decidedly did not enjoy (grouping).
So I stopped logging in. Once I lost my plot, it was easy to cancel my subscription and stop playing. Take away one thing that I felt like I had ‘earned’ and the lure of the game goes down drastically. Make me feel obligated to log in (muck like work) rather than excited, and I’ll be less likely to log in. Make it seem like a chore, instead of fun. That’s what these systems did to a casual player like me.
That’s not to say I won’t ever be back, I did log in a few days ago because a lot of friends on twitter were excited about the game and I of course wanted to feel like a part of that excitement, but the instant I logged my characters in and realized they no longer own land, no longer have extra storage, and were so far behind that it would just be a lot of work to ever get caught up, I logged right back out.
Breaking news for all Diablo fans, August 19 will welcome the release of Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition for consoles. By then, this updated version of the game will be possible for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PS 4. Do you want to experience this excellent game on Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition? Have you get Diablo III gold ready for your adventuring in game?
What should you know about the Ultimate Evil Edition?
First of all, players should be aware that this new edition will be available until August 19. Meanwhile, this Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume. Now have a look at each platforms one by one.
PlayStation 3 and 4 owners, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition offers ‘The Last of Us’ Nephalem Rift, a randomized dungeon swarming with Stalkers, Clickers and Bloaters in hand-picked environments with a unique ‘The Last of Us’ yellow spore effect. Also included is the ‘Guise of the Colossi’ Unique Armor; a unique transmogrification plan that unlocks six armors that are inspired by ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ and work for all classes.
All Platforms support to play solo or form a party of up to four other heroes.
Very few restrictions and few things account bounded.
Many players may be curious why this new updated expansion has an emphasis on console, that’s due to the fact that there are very few restrictions on what you can give other players while very few things are account bound.
Diablo III Legendary items are not account bound on Console.
Diablo III Blue Tracker proved that only a few diablo III items will be Account bound while a great large number of D3 Legendary items will not be account-bound in the Ultimate Evil Edition.
What’s more, when Legendaries drop, there is a chance a Player Gift will drop for someone on your Xbox Live or PlayStation Network friend’s list that also plays Ultimate Evil Edition, which you can send to them via the in-game Mail system either directly from your inventory or at the Mailbox. The Player Gift will be targeted (i.e. it’ll roll as smart loot) to the character your friend chooses to open the Player Gift on. Hot Legendary items also are available at diablo 3, you can have a loot there.
It’s a big day for all diablo 3 players! The first Diablo III Seasons test has begins today. To create a Seasonal hero, players can check the “Seasonal Hero” box located below the class selection list. In fact, the recent days are all exciting days for d3 players because the patch 2.1.0 has broght players a great number changes in game. Now to celebrate all these updates in Diablo 3, Diablo 3 offers players a free 10% off code for amazingly safe diablo 3 items.
Diablo 3 first Seasons testing kicks off today.
The longing Diablo 3 Seasons test kicks off today. Over thr course of patch 2.1.0 PTR, Blizzard periodically ended a Season to test the rollover process and ensured that Seasonal Character data migrates correctly. Then today, players eventually get the chance to check the Seasonal Hero box to choose the class from the selection list. If people lack of diablo 3 gold to play, they can head to diablo3star to buy all diablo 3 items with coupon “DD10OFF” 10% off.
2-handed Weapons buffed in Patch 2.1.0.
Apart from the changes updated in the 2.1.0 patch note, now a new PTR buffs 2-handed weapons and resets the Leaderboards. The base damage will be increased for all 2-handed melee weapons by 23-26% across the board and will retroactively apply to weapons already in the game. Meanwhile, the developers also have other changes planned for a later PTR patch, which will fix the channeling cost of some Wizard skills.
Details of the two-handed weapon damage buff.
The damage is increasing 23-26% across the board along with a damage reduction in the Crusader passive skill Heavenly Strength. This will give a very slight buff to the damage for Crusaders wielding two-handed weapons while making the weapons more useful for other classes. As seen when looking at the most popular Barbarian weapons or Wizard weapons, currently the non-Crusader classes rarely use 2-hand weapons; hopefully this change will make them more appealing.
Since there are about 120 classes available in ArcheAge, players are easily lost their way in the sheer amount of information, especially if they are a greenhand to ArcheAge or to MMOs generally. So some of the most popular builds are there and which can selected for their efficiency, viability and combo diversity. Today we will share three of them in Archeage.
The first one is Blighter that includes Battlerage, Shadowplay, and Defense. It is a great melee class with a high survivability against archers and warriors. If companied by a healer class, and supposing that the Blighter isn’t up against some mages, a win could even be possible in 2 vs 5 situations. The downsides are, as players could guess, low chances of survival when attacked by mages, and a low motion.
The second one is Shadowblade which includes Battlerage, Shadowplay, and Witchcraft.
This is also a viable melee class, the Shadowblade has more or less lower opportunities of survival in group battles just like compared to the Blighter. While obtain various CC skills, and long combos handling large amounts of damage. Players have a higher mobility, and are better at countering mages.
The last one of today is Darkrunner which includes Battlerage, Shadowplay, and Auramancy.
This class is fundamentally a Shadowblade, geared toward more survivability, and fast strikes rather than long combos. Auramancy effectively provides a decent defense against mage classes, as well as anti-CC skills. Players will mostly depend on their stealth, and backstabbing critical hits to kill opponents as fast as players can before jumping back into stealth.
“Who don’t like a selfie every now and then?” Blizzard is going to introduce a Selfie Camera to WOW 6.1. It’s not a joke but a real deal. Through completing a Follower Mission to obtain it, you will be able to snap selfies in the game. Snap up cheap wow gold and deal with the mission haste to pick up your camera!
Selfie camera in wow 6.1
How to obtain Selfie Camera in WOW 6.1?
The selfie camera is a reward from a new, rare level 100 garrison mission called Field Photography — a four hour mission that requires no special traits to complete. After getting the mission, you need to show up on your list and then the camera is yours.
How to use the camera in game?
The interface for the camera is easy to use. Once clicking on the camera, it will automatically turn around to face you. Like in real life, you can swivel the angle as you like. Besides, the camera will automatically snap the screenshot and put it in your screenshot folder. You can record every moment when you get 100 characters at level 100 like Watola. It should be cool. What’s more, you don’t need to worry about smiling for camera, because the character can make a host of suitably emotive faces.
Upgrade your camera to get three filters
Once you get Lens Some Hands, a follow-up rare mission, you will be rewarded the Selfie Lens Upgrade Kit which can upgrade the camera to the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera MkII with three filter options, Sketch Filter, Black and White Filter and Death Filter. Unfortunately, many people are still puzzled but curious Death Filter, including me.
In addition to the above tips special for Selfie Camera in World of Warcraft 6.1, the camera also features the new Twitter integration, which allows you to upload your in-game selfies to your Twitter.
The above selfie of the updated Blood Elf looks so great, right? You might as well work on collecting wow gold eu cheap to for the camera.
Blizzard announced last week that they would send a physical gift to those World Of Warcraft players who have had played WOW for ten years. Now some players have showed the gift turns out to be a statue. Play WOW with cheap WOW gold buying and enjoy the game.
Blizzard Send Gifts To Eligible WOW Fans
Blizzard is doing this to show their gratitude for WOW fans long time support, anyway it is very loyal for a player to keep playing a game World of Warcraft for 10 years since its first release.
Blizzard will send physical gift to those WOW players who have created a World of Warcraft account within 60 days of the game launching in the NA or EU regions, and maintained their subscription or game time for all ten years.
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Blizzard Send A Miniature Statue to Those Eligible WOW Players
Blizzard has sent emails to those players who are qualified the requirements of the physical gift. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, quick to check you email now.
Anyway, someone has already got the gift and it turns out to be an iron miniature statue which is a recreation of the original statue in Blizzard’s yard. The gift is 8 inches tall and made of iron. Looks very fancy and delicate.
WOW Players Have Many Discussions on This
About the Blizzard’s thank u gift, some of those WOW players who haven’t received the statue are envy and jealous. They said that ten years playing of World of Warcraft continuously, the subscribe fee is really a lot of money which can buy such statues by tens and hundreds. Well we quite agree with this. But does it deserve or not? Maybe only those who enjoyed WOW have their own answers.
No matter you get the statue gift or not, one thing is sure that you have a lot of fun in playing World of Warcraft. So if you need to buy cheapest WOW gold with fast delivery, feel free to contact Wowtoes and get what you want. Anyway, Have a good day!
Are you a good PKer but couldn’t pay for many good rs items to gear up? It must be exciting news for you that the Competitive Tournament will come to OSRS for the first time, offering players a fair combat with the same stats to win decent money as prize. So just establish your team to show your skills!
What is OSRS Competitive Tournament?
As Jagex announced, the first OSRS Competitive Tournament will launch onJuly 24. At that time, 8 teams with 5 players in each team that were accepted from application will fight in the unique PvP arenas with the best account and equipment, meaning that you don’t need any rs 2007 gold or gear to take advantage, but just get maxed stats and show your skills to win. In this battle, you will have chance to win a share of $10,000. The first place team will get $5,000 as prize, while $3,000 for the second place team and $2,000 for the 3rd place team.
Three modes available for this competition:
1. First to X kills: Players may enter the battle at any time, the first team to score X kills wins.
2. Last Team Standing: Players will have 1 life only. The team with any players left standing will win.
3. King of the Hill: Players have to capture and control designated areas of the map to gain points until the limit is reached.
How to join in Competitive Tournament?
1. Build a team of 5 and fill out an application that will open from June 5 to July 3 on Old School homepage.
2. Once your application has been accepted, head to clan wars and find a new portal.
3. Your team captain will challenge another team captain.
4. Select the game mode, map and rules, then both teams enter the supply room.
5. Find a range of top tier gear and supplies available at your disposal to maximize your potential on the battlefield.
6. After getting maxed stats, enter the portal.
Will DDoS attack influence the tournament?
Many players are hyped up by the new PvP style in this tournament. However, they are also worrying about the security of servers due to the DDos Attacks. So how to deal with it if a player gets this attack, or how players do to avoid the ddos attack? Here we can see some suggestions:
1. Players should all be given new names in the tournament since they’re in the test servers and it shouldn’t be streamed live.
2. Players can go to ISP local shop and ask for a new modem. Or people can unplug their modem overnight for a slim chance of a new IP.
3. Change your own IP if you have your own router and modem. Go into the settings, change Mac address, then reboot.
Although these methods are good for players fight against ddos attack, they seem not so easy to carry out. In fact, not all ISPs have a function that changes your IP when your router is left unplugged. On the contrary, many keep the same IP unless specified to change it. Fortunately, Mod Archie confirmed that these matches will be hosted in private test worlds, so players can still expect for more secure servers.
It is time to prove your skills without paying any money, so don’t forget to apply for an entry if you are interested in it. Don’t forget to buy some osrs gold or rs items cheap on RS3gold when you coordinate with your friends and practice before the competition begins.