Raidcraft - My World of Warcraft Experiences
Obviously the whole “World of ____craft” is overused, but that won’t stop me from titling my post that. I thought I should post a bit about my WoW experiences because I’ve been referring to it so much in my RIFT rambles. While I’m not currently playing WoW, I must say I still believe that it is the greatest MMO currently out. It has some major flaws, but so does...
Black Garden Woes
So yesterday I decided to roll a cleric alt. While PvP on my warrior is fun, it really didn’t feel effective. I always felt like we lacked any reliable healers while the Defiants always have a few. I wasn’t about to do the exact same quest areas again either, so I chose to level my new cleric only in PvP Warfronts. I quickly learned that the issue really isn’t the lack of...
Because Hunting is Fun
Ah, Monster Hunter. It was one of those games that when I first played it, I hated it, then I picked up weeks later and I loved it. Much like Dwarf Fortress, it has a ridiculous learning curve but high rewards. Taking down each new boss felt awesome, but the number of times I had to kill certain bosses bordered on ridiculous (*cough* Narga *cough*). I’m not an original PS1 Monster Hunter...
Looking For Groups
As I was PMing some guy in general chat in RIFT about an instance group he was forming, I realized RIFT has no LFG system. It certainly reminded me of WoW before the LFG/teleports came into effect and the problems they cause. Sure, they’re convenient. Sure, they’re faster. But, in my opinion, they negatively impact the community of the game. I’m sure people know about the whole...
From Portals to Rifts
Thanks to my terrible internet connection (really, thanks to it) I got to finish Portal 2 before Rift even finished downloading. But now that it’s done and I’ve played a decent amount, I thought I should do a follow-up to my original Rift post. I really like the soul system, but I’m starting to realize that I’m just going to end up using 2 classes, with a third one...
Thinking in Portals
So I’ve gotten to play quite a bit of Portal 2 over the last two days and I’m really glad to see they didn’t screw up the squeal to an amazing game. I loved the original Portal with its silly dialog and mind-bending puzzles. Portal 2 definitely brings back a similar experience with a more defined storyline and grittier environments. While I can’t say the story itself is...
The Capybara Vomits
Smells like Dwarf Fortress. As one of the games that I’ve totally fallen in love with, Dwarf Fortress deserves at least one paragraph of praise. Or two. Maybe three. I’ll stop at four, I promise… I don’t think I would have ever even heard of the game if it hadn’t been for Minecraft and a friend of mine. Eli, the aforementioned friend, talked about Dwarf Fortress for...
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Thoughts on RIFT
Very recently, my friends have convinced me to start playing RIFT. I’ve been MMORPG-less for a while now and I’m seriously craving the leveling and loot collecting. I can’t say that I’m not excited to get started, but I definitely have some worries about the game. I played the beta and, from what I gleaned during that short time, I felt that it lacked many things...