Quest objectives: Each floor within a level has a bonus event or objective that you can complete for extra WoW Anima powers.Mobs, Mawrats and rares: A wide variety of trash packs populate these halls, including elites, sometimes rare elites (which drop an Anima Cell to give you additional powers), and Mawrats. These easy to kill non-elites are notable only because many of the Anima Powers interact with them, making them explode when you kill them or buff you or reset cooldowns, for example.Souls: Freeing souls gives you a stacking buff to your stats, which persists through death. Completing souls’ bindings instead (starting with level 3) gives you a higher buff, but it expires in three minutes, forcing you to find another soul.Geography: The corridors are semi-randomly generated in each level, so there are lots of twists and turns and dead ends. To make it easier to see where you’ve been, you might consider dropping raid markers, guild banners, or toys (such as the … [Read more...] about Your guide to Torghast, World of Warcraft’s endless dungeon
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As a standalone online action game albeit one with improved missions and realistic content pricing DCUO would almost certainly fare better in the final analysis. But this is a subscription MMO. As such, it needs to be compelling enough to draw you into the world for months if not years to come, and reward the significant investment of your time and money. Without changes to some fundamental aspects of the game, it's hard to imagine that the potential for that longevity exists. … [Read more...] about DC Universe Online • Page 3
Chris Livingston: Did I mention I bought an LED light for my toilet? Yes, I did, at length, and will continue to do so at every opportunity. But I also, finally, bought a Nintendo Switch, even though it wasn't actually on sale. It's my first console in quite a while, basically since I bought an Xbox 360 to play Red Dead Redemption back in 2010. I only have Mario Kart and Animal Crossing on it, plus a bunch of free NES games, but so far I'm impressed. It's a neat little machine, except for those joycons that can go straight to hell. (I also bought a Switch Pro Controller, and it's much better.) Maybe at the holiday break I'll finally, finally get to play Breath of the Wild. … [Read more...] about What did you buy in 2020’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales?
With no in-person E3 happening due to the pandemic, CD Projekt Red hosts its own virtual series of announcements for Cyberpunk 2077 around the same time. We get a new in-engine trailer and some new gameplay, all covering the bits detailed in the hands-on preview. The most surprising news is the announcement of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a 10-episode anime series from Studio Trigger planned to debut on Netflix in 2022. A comic is on the way, too. … [Read more...] about A look back at the eight year wait for Cyberpunk 2077
Fascinating though the idea is, it remains to be seen how exactly players will be motivated to collaborate on such large-scale endeavours, stretched out over long periods of time. The city-building campaign was pitched as a two to three month project, but there will always be those who prefer to sit on the sides and let everyone else do the hard work. More worrying is the potential for low-population servers to produce suffocating and stagnant worlds. Again, it's an issue the team are aware of, and so movement between realms will be relatively easy, and the Rallying Calls themselves will scale to the population. … [Read more...] about EverQuest Next preview: a true next-gen MMO