Cornell Otto Sep 14, 202387Read More »
As we all know, this Icecrown Citadel patch for WOTLK Classic is coming soon. And Random Dungeon Finder will definitely be in this patch. So it’s time to talk about the consequences RDF will have on games.
I’m guessing most people see nothing wrong with Random Dungeon Finder. Even most people are actually looking forward to its arrival because it simplifies and speeds up the process of finding groups. It also makes it easier to find a group when your gear score is low, such as when you’re Alt ready.
Obviously, when you’re not doing raid recording, it gives people content that actually does. It makes it easier to find groups and experience dungeon content as you level up, which is a positive.
But it’s also important to discuss other negatives when implementing Random Dungeon Finder. It completely kills the open world of World of WarCraft, especially during the leveling journey.
When the functionality is fully cross-server, all people can do is stay with Stormwind Orgrimmar and RDF. It also meant that the social community aspect of the game simply wasn’t there. Because you don’t even bother to interact with people on the server while you’re leveling. This makes the social function of the game completely meaningless.
As I talked about recently, I’ve started upgrading on the new server. I’ve been doing group quests with people in the open world and adding people to my friends’ list for dungeons later.
I actually ran into this group of friends who were just back in the game planning a raid after level 80. If they wanted to use Random Dungeon Finder in the game today to create a dungeon, such cozy community moments would never happen again. Because most people just pull and dump RDF without talking. But sadly, most people don’t care about that at all these days.
Cause Of The problem
It’s clear that WOTLK Classic players will go back to Vanilla when the growing popularity of WOTLK Classic servers and the popularity of GDKP in Ralph classic. And Retail Expansion players are taking over the game.
They actually touched on GDKP in a recent interview. And said that even if they wanted to ban it, they couldn’t do it. It says a lot about how much a company cares about WOTLK Classic.
So WOTLK Classic isn’t Classic anymore, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But as WOTLK Classic is getting closer to Retail Expansion. I mean, when the game becomes more like Retail Expansion, it appeals to a more Retail-minded audience and distracts Classic audience.
As Classic progresses, the game gets better or worse, in the minds of different players, for different reasons. It’s just a unique product. It’s not a comfortable old MMO anymore.
I don’t think it’s the end of the world, because in the end we have servers for Classic. And we hope for better Seasonal Vanilla Servers in the future, and even better Classic Plus Private Servers. Honestly, they do a better job than Blizzard.
Impact Of RDF
Back to the topic of RDF. My fear is that the open world will die as it gets applied to games. Because the urge to press this RDF button is too strong for the player.
When leveling, since it’s a very convenient and easy way to level up, you could limit the extent to which you can use RDF tools. Similar to Hardcore Servers’daily cap on dungeons, unless you reach max level. Otherwise, players wouldn’t even bother going into the open world.
It’s even more tragic when you consider Cataclysm Classic. Because by then those areas would have been remodeled and people wouldn’t even be able to see the content.
How To Improve?
Levels in the open world should also have some WOTLK Classic Gold or XP rewards. That way, some open worlds don’t die like Joyous Journeys.
Even just a 50 experience reward would make this permanent quest be added to new world events in the open world. Such as Scourge Invasion and World Bosses. Rather than just implementing the ability to skip open world content.
Why not rework the animations to improve the open world? Because Blizzard made larger changes to Endgame and Raffle of The Lich King, adding more difficult dungeons.
Why not extend these changes and ideas to the leveling journey as well? Because if the leveling process sucks, a person might not play the game. And two people who get bored at level 50 won’t stick around to win the game and become long-term players of the game.
So I think it’s important to have a variety of different types of content for leveling up and open world content, including dungeon content and PVP.
And my biggest fear is that when RDF becomes our norm, a certain percentage of players will constantly spam RDF. Instead of going into the open world, make friends and go on adventures. And that turns out to be the exact opposite of what a proper MMO should do.
Anyway, I wanted to get your thoughts on Random Dungeon Finder. Looking forward to meeting you again in the game.
Upcoming 5-Star Imaginary Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae In Honkai Star Rail! - Best Builds, Teams And MoreCornell Otto Aug 29, 2023103Read More »
Today, we’re going to talk about the upcoming new character 5-Star Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae. As always, keep in mind that Dan Heng is still in beta, so his stats may change before the official release.
In this guide, we’ll examine his talents and abilities, as well as some advice on pre-farming and building him. This guide will help you prepare to fully build him and assemble his best team to unleash his full DPS potential. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Talents & Abilities
Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae is an Imaginary 5-Star Destruction character. His base attack is just a 2-hit attack, dealing Imaginary DMG to a single enemy target.
Once we buffed his base attack on Transcendence, Divine Spear, or Fulgurant Leap. Every build you use changes his base attack and can stack with some type of damage from his ultimate.
After pressing this skill once, it will transform the basic attack into Transcendence and consume 1 skill point. Use it twice to transform into a Divine Spear, and consume 2 skill points to release an Imaginary DMG with 260% of Dan Heng’s attack power. And launch 5 combos, causing an Imaginary DMG equivalent to 380% of Dan Heng’s attack power to a single enemy.
And starting from the fourth hit, an Imaginary DMG with 60% of Dan Heng’s attack power will be dealt to adjacent targets.
Tapping it 3 times will convert his base attack damage to Fulgurant Leap. And trigger a seven-hit combo, causing a large amount of Imaginary DMG equivalent to 500% of Dan Heng’s attack power to a single enemy target. This is almost on a par with the damage multiplier of most other character ultimates.
When casting Divine Spear or Fulgurant Leap, he gains a stack of Dominating Roar before each attack. Dan Heng’s Critical Strike Damage is increased by 12% per stack, up to a maximum of 4 stacks. These stacks last until the end of his turn. Makes his enhanced attacks do more damage.
His ultimate is a powerful 3-hit attack that deals Imaginary DMG to a single enemy target and its neighbors. It also grants him 2 stacks of Squama Sacrosancta. Dan Heng can spend these stacks as skill points to boost his base attack.
So, your priority should be to use his ultimate as soon as possible to avoid wasting too many skill points and ensure a smoother rotation.
Eidolons by Dan Heng IL is also very good. Since its E3 and E5 are only for his skill boosts, I’ll skip them here.
E1 - Tether the Sky: Righteous Heart has 4 more stacks. Each attack gains 1 stack per hit. Each stack increases his DMG by 10%. This makes his boosted attacks do more damage, and it boosted all of his hits.
E2 - Banners of Dominion: After using the ultimate, Dan Heng’s moves will advance by 100% and gain 1 extra SS stack. And you’ll get another free max boosted base attack.
E4 - Outbound Dragonling: This causes Dan Heng's buff from Dominating Roar to last until the end of the next turn.
E6 - Divine Dragon Returns: Dan Heng’s next Fulgurant Leap attack gains 20% Imaginary RES PEN after any other ally uses an Ultimate, stacking up to 3 times.
Wastelander of Banditry Desert is a really nice farm set for Imaginary characters. It will increase your Imaginary DMG by 10%. And when attacking debuffed enemies, Dan Heng’s critical strike rate will increase by 10%.
And his Fulgurant Leap has 120 units of Weakness Breaks on a single target and 60 units of Weakness Breaks on adjacent targets. This system works even better if you run a Mono Imaginary team.
Also, this Longevous Disciple set of 4 is not bad. Because he is a Destruction character, they will attack him a lot. When he is hit or an ally drains his life, it increased his critical strike chance by 8% for 2 rounds.
Pairing with Rutilant Arena will also increase Dan Heng’s crit rate by 8%. When Dan Heng’s current crit rate reaches over 70%, the basic attack power and skill damage increase by 20%. Since Dan Heng only gets 24% crit from his Relics and his Light Cones, you can easily reach 70%.
Best Light Cones
Dan Heng’s best Light Cone slot is obviously Light Brighter Than The Sun. It significantly increases his critical strike chance by 18%, making his attacks do more damage. Each normal attack will superimpose 1 layer of Dragon’s Call, which lasts for 2 rounds, with a maximum of 2 layers.
These stacks increase his Attack by 18% and increase his Energy Regeneration by 6%. If your goal is to take Dan Heng to the next level, use this Light Cone. Especially if you want to unlock his E1 or E2. I highly recommend it.
Alternatively, 5-Star Light Cones from Herta Store are another solid pick from Dan Heng. Whenever Dan Heng attacks, his attack power increases by 8%, stacking up to 4 times. Also, when he inflicts Weakness Breaks on enemies, his damage is also increased by 12% for 2 rounds.
Nowhere to Run is also another solid option. This Light Cone increases his attack power by 24%, and every time he defeats an enemy, he regains 12% of his attack power as health. If you don’t have a wonderful healer, this Light Cone comes to the rescue, making sure he can sustain himself and stay in the fight longer.
Finally, Under The Blue Sky will increase Dan Heng’s attack power by 16%, and the critical strike rate when knocking down enemies will increase by 12%, lasting for 3 rounds. This Light Cone is great for AoE combat. It would give Dan Heng a unique edge in the right scenario.
Dan Heng is without a doubt one of the best DPS characters in the game so far. His self-sufficiency and unique ability to empower and support himself sets him apart. If you’re looking for a strong DPS, I think he’ll definitely provide great value for your Honkai Star Rail Account.
Finally, let’s examine some team compositions to maximize Dan Heng’s full potential. It turns out that Tingyun is the ultimate partner for Dan Heng. With her support, Dan Heng’s attack has been greatly improved. She makes sure Dan Heng has a steady stream of energy to cast his ultimate and get those precious SS stacks.
Bronya is also a good pick. She has a skill buff and an extra Dan Heng turn. Also, her ultimate also grants him critical strike damage, enhancing his destruction attack.
For focused single-target encounters, Silver Wolf is the best choice. Her precise defense is lowered, her damage is higher, and she can also inflict Weakness Breaks on enemies and reduce their damage. This makes her a great addition to Dan Heng’s team.
For the last position, any Preservation characters would be fine. But preferably one that’s skill point positive, so it’s easier to manage skill points to keep the damage flowing without interruption. And Gepard is one of the best options to use with him.
Anyway, Dan Heng is one of the best damage dealers in the game. He outperforms even top contenders like Seele thanks to his powerful attack and ability to support and empower himself.
The only problem I see right now is that he doesn’t work for Auto Battle players. Because his hit rate is improved alone. But whether you are an old fan or a novice, Dan Heng’s power will definitely impress you.
Leon Green Aug 02, 2023105Read More »
Here I would like to introduce Aeromancer class. As indicated in Lost Ark global roadmap, they will release Aeromancer in August of this year. I thought it would be great to first understand Aeromancer’s mechanics and preferences on your Lost Ark journey.
Before I start this guide, you must know one thing. This guide is based on a KR server and is based on KR statistics and current general experience. Since Lost Ark has been working hard to restore the balance between the various occupations. Therefore, the composition of some skills in the future can also be changed.
Aeromancer is actually a fairly old profession in Lost Ark. However, after KR PTR Balance Patch, her damage performance was nerfed. Especially her Weather Concept Engraving. Probably most players will be more familiar with Drizzle.
Her Identity Skills are Sun Shower. Her Identity Skills are fairly passive and also affect other players’ damage performance and her own. But during the normal run of her Identity Skills, she gives you and your teammates a very useful buff.
But as far as her personal experience is concerned, her positioning is quite vague. She’s not as powerful a DPS class, but also has a bit of vague synergy. Maybe you will feel more different.
Let’s start with the coverage of Class Engraving. Class Engraving I used in this guide is Storm’s Fury. This Class Engraving not only changes Aeromancer’s fighting style but also her Synergy and Identity Skills effects.
Storm’s Fury will remove effects that affect enemies and reduce Drizzle’s uptime and area. But it grants attack and movement speed buffs to you and your allies. And to increase your crit chance, your crit damage will increase by percentage based on your movement speed.
Speaking of combat stats, I think Aeromancer has a lot of variations to choose from. But let’s put those changes aside, and I’ll show you the most representative battle stats setup for Aeromancer from Lost Ark Journey.
The most iconic build of KR today is Storm Fury Aeromancer. Because she has the highest combat stats by far. With Hallucination Set, Combat Attributes, Engraving and Identity Skills, they almost guaranteed that she has a 70% to 80% crit rate. So most of the time we use the full speed build for smooth gameplay.
In fact, there isn’t much to comment on about this build. Since she’s quite capable, well behaved, and fast, she’s easy to pick up and use even for beginners. Lost Ark doesn’t have a back attack type class. Therefore, Storm Fury Aeromancer is easier to access and control the complete team or the interior of many content.
If you find her Swiftness Accessories a little pricey, you can mix it with Critical Accessories, but I don’t recommend it. We call this build a half Swiftness and Critical build.
One problem though is that this build is depend on critical damage, aka the yellow number. From my personal experience, when the white numbers appear, we die. So, if you’re really missing Pheons and Lost Ark Gold, or you just want to try Aeromancer in other trumpets, I recommend this build.
One thing I know for sure about Aeromancer is that she has a fairly modest build in everything. And she has a good control experience and skill mechanism, as well as a moderate performance in the team.
Her mechanics are not as difficult to understand as other classes. No matter what you do with Aeromancer, she’ll make for a moderate or decent experience on your trip to Lost Ark.
If you’re expecting some strong damage-handling classes from Aeromancer, then this class probably isn’t for you. Because the positioning of Aeromancer is more like sub-damage, synergy class.
If you’re expecting some strong damage output like Punisher Slayer or Igniter Sorceress, like I said, this isn’t for you.
Aeromancer can also build more variations. She has excellent and fluid controls and is easy to use with her skill set. Her skills and mechanics are more structured than other speed-based characters.
As I’ve always mentioned, she can not deal with massive damage, but is a dominant class to deal with sub-damage and synergy dealer. So, if you were expecting an Aeromancer like Igniter Sorceress, you can’t get what you want from here.
Why Is Aeromancer Still Popular?
I think Aeromancer’s preference might be summed up like this. One, you can use any configuration you want. Two, there isn’t that much desire to occupy a MVP screen, and there are some middling damage performances. Third, excellent control experience and good skill practicality.
So, if you want some gentle character but don’t want to be a support and can adapt to control and raid gimmicks, then this role is for you. So, what’s at the heart of Storm’s Fury’s mechanics?
First, Storm’s Fury will produce Airflow and cast Reflux. This second skill belongs to the suit and becomes Aeromancer’s shield. When the shield is generated, use both Reflux and the current skill. While the shield is functioning normally, it increases the damage of Reflux skill. Therefore, it is more like the connection between the instant damage plus damage skill and the fundamental skill.
Anyway, that concludes today’s preview and discussion of Aeromancer class and related builds. Hope to see this alternative course globally soon. Also hope this guide is a little helpful for your Lost Ark journey.
Leon Green Jul 04, 2023102Read More »
Today let’s talk about an exciting new phase of WOTLK Classic Call Of The Crusade.
In order to prepare for the last attack on Lich King. The union of Holy Warriors in Order of The Silver Hand and Argent Dawn decided to establish a base near Icecrown Citadel. This makes it possible to gather resources and identify warriors who will serve in Vanguard of their army.
Highlord Tirion Fordring organized a contest to test the potential heroes of Horde and Alliance. But Scourge Invasion soon appeared and spoiled the event. Undead’s attack ended with the appearance of the monstrous Crypt Lord Anub’arak. He attempted to destroy Tyrion’s elite force before it could gather.
We’re getting to know a lot of exciting new features. Includes new dungeons: Crusaders’ Coliseum, a new battleground Isle of Conquest, the rerelease of Onyxia’s Lair, Tier 9 set pieces and more. So let’s get started.
One of the most exciting features of this phase is the new Crusaders’ Coliseum. It is located on Argent Tournament grounds at Icecrown Citadel.
There’s a brand new raid inside Coliseum: Trial of the Crusader and a new five-player dungeon, Trial of the Champion. Formidable Horde and Alliance Champions, a pack of monsters, and Scourge Invasion are some encounters you’ll face in this Gladiatorial arena.
Best of all, there are no trash mobs here. You can just step in, start each encounter, and move on to the next. Horde, Alliance, and Argent Crusade are all represented within Coliseum.
On Alliance side, you’ll find King Varian Wrynn in attendance alongside Lady Jaina Proudmoore. On Horde’s side are Warchief Thrall and Overlord Hellscream.
Trial Of The Champion
Let’s start by reviewing five-player dungeon: Trial of the Champion. How did you enjoy all these daily jousting while Coliseum was being built? The first encounter in Trial of the Champion is another rivalry. Depending on which faction you are in, you will face off against the champion of the rival faction.
For the second encounter, you’ll face one of two randomly selected, either Eadric the Pure, or Argent Confessor Paletress. Each boss has its own mechanics and specific loot, but there will also be shared loot in your cache rewards.
Finally, you’ll face Black Knight. So if you haven’t done any daily jousting, you might want to start so you can get some practice.
Trial Of The Crusader
Next, let’s move on to Trial of the Crusader raid. This is a brand new 10-man and 25-man raid copy. It features exciting new boss encounters, mechanics and loot. Including: Beasts of Northrend, Lord Jaraxxus Faction Champions, Twin Val’kyr, and Anub’arak.
There are four different versions of this WOTLK Classic raid: 10-player, 25-player, 10-player hero, and 25-player hero. Regular 10-man and 25-man battles appear in Trial of the Crusader, while Heroic version is called Trial of the Grand Crusader.
Both 10-player and 25-player instances of Crusader’s Coliseum will drop a new Emblem of Triumph. Heroic dungeons daily quest will award two Emblems of Triumph, and your currency and achievement tabs will update accordingly.
How To Get New Equipment?
If you’ve started your Argent Tournament daily, you’ll also get Champion’s Seal. Champion’s Seal is used on Tabards, Pets, Mounts, Gear, Heirlooms and more. They also drop from Trial of the Champion Heroic mode.
Other forms of currency include Emblems of Triumph, Trophy of the Crusade and Crusader Orb, all of which will be redeemable for gear like new tier sets.
The release of the new raid will offer nine tiers of items. Outside Crusader’s Coliseum, you’ll find vendors who trade in all level nine gear. So you need to prepare enough WOTLK Classic Gold and other currencies. Once you’re there, you can look around, talk to NPCs, and you’ll see who trades which Emblems for which level.
Isle Of Conquest
Next, let’s move on to the new battleground Isle of Conquest. If you like the vibe of Alterac Valley, then you might like Isle of Conquest. Same size, it can hold up to 80 players, 40 players per faction.
Its primary goal is to win by defeating the opposing faction’s generals or by losing resources. Just like in Alterac Valley. But players will also find secondary objectives. There are five captureable locations here, each offering its own benefits to the faction that controls it. Each secondary objective, each has its own details and complexities.
Finally, let’s talk about Onyxia’s Lair. Originally introduced in the vanilla version of World of WarCraft as a 40-man raid. It quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its challenging mechanics, epic loot, and noteworthy memes.
But as we mentioned before, Onyxia’s Lair was re-released as 10 and 25 player raids. The re-release of Onyxia’s Lair comes as part of the run-up to World of WarCraft Cataclysm’s release, and it brings many changes to the game’s world.
To accompany the expansion, they’ve re-released Onyxia’s Lair encounter with an improved storyline and updated loot. The 10-player version of Onyxia’s Lair is designed to be accessible to a wider range of players, while the 25-player version offers greater challenges and more powerful loot.
That’s all I want to cover. I mainly want to cover everything included in Call of the Crusade patch. Hope this guide can help you better understand this new content and have a better start. Good luck.
Cornell Otto Jun 15, 2023114Read More »
Do you want a way to remotely access your bank at any time of the day? Do you want a unique and visually stunning map? This is something no one else in the game has.
Sunreaver & Silver Covenant
As we enter Phase 3, Argent Tournament 3.0 update makes it the place to be with new quest rewards and vendors. I’ve got all the information you need about Phase 3 Argent Tournament’s massive new update.
First, there are the new Sunreavers or Silver Covenant Agent NPCs, depending on your faction. These NPCs will be added to your daily quests. These NPCs include new quest givers and a vendor who will trade you for brand new rewards.
Shimmering Wyrmling Pet & Argent Warhorse
These rewards include two new maps for Sunreaver and two new maps for Silver Covenant, each with 100 and 150 Champion’s Seal. There’s also Shimmering Wyrmling Pet, which is visually stunning.
But that’s just the beginning of the new rewards, as there’s a new NPC in Trial of the Crusader 10-man just west of Argent Tournament. Nikki will only talk to you if you are Exalted Champion of Alliance and Horde.
She has brand new Argent Warhorse, worth 100 Seals. These also pair perfectly with the new Argent Crusader’s Banner.
There’s also the new Tabard of Argent Crusade, which teleports you to Crusader every 30 minutes. It costs 50 Seal and is a moderately useful change.
You can get all PVE Heirlooms from Squire David and Nikki. But the really exciting item is still Argent Pony Bridle. This is a direct upgrade to your Argent Squire or your Argent Gruntling, and it costs 150 Seal.
It gives you the option of a four-hour cooldown. You can access the supplier’s bank or mailbox, which is the only way for non-engineers to remotely access the bank.
How To Access These NPCs?
So you might be wondering how to access these new NPCs to access Sunreaver or Silver Covenant vendors. You just need to get promoted in their faction. You must also support at least one other city. This means you’ve completed five days of daily quests and earned 25 Valiant’s Seals.
If you want to visit the new NPC that trades Argent Pony Bridle and Heirlooms. You must be the honorable champion of your faction. This means you’ll have to earn Argent Tournament in each city by completing basic Daily until you’ve earned 25 Valiant’s Seals in each city.
But that’s not the case, you have to earn enough Reputation in each major Classic city to get all the dropped WOTLK Classic Gold rewards. And the best way to maximize your city rewards is to turn Runecloth and Leatrix Plus. It can automate the entire process or speed up an add-on. The problem is that Runecloth is too expensive.
So, right now I’ve been turning to early game quests for Reputation as well. Argent Tournament's daily quest is also a must as you get Champion Rises. Each mission has 500 Reputation points.
I’ve suggested looking for Champion’s Purse in the past, but Bogling Root has to be less than seven silver for Champion’s Purse to be any better. Unfortunately, Faerlina costs over 20 silver on my server.
So now we have access to all new suppliers. But can we also get Champion’s Seal for rewards like before doing Arjun? Argent Tournament Daily Quests are still the best way to earn Champion’s Seal. But the good news is that they’ve added a ton of new Daily Quests, and they’re much easier than the old ones.
New Daily Quests
I’ve compiled everything in my full Argent Tournament 3.0 cheat sheet, refer to that if you need any more hints on the map or each quest for an in-depth exploration of the brand new Sunreaver and Silver Covenant Daily Quests.
These Daily Quests each provide a Champion’s Seal. So they are always worth doing. Narasi Snowdawn provides two quests per day.
One of these quests is required to find Reckless. He’s near Doctor Kohler, west of Argent Tournament camp. You just have to kill the call test nearby to get the key. You can open the four cages and unlock Cole’s cage above.
The second quest is one of four options. One option is A Leg Up, where you need to get tall Nexus-Strider Legwraps all over Hrothgar’s Landing. The island is just north of Argent Tournament, where most of your day-to-day work will take place.
Back in the quest you can also get a random quest rescue at sea, you just have to go north to your faction ship and kill Berserkers and Harpooners. If your faction votes too crowded, you can fight on the opposite faction’s ship. But you will attract extra mobs.
Another option is to fly to Light’s Mercy and find Harggan. Then click Prayerbook on the villager in this alley. If you’re tired of putting random items on your hotbar, My Macros and Cheat Sheets combine all items into one slot.
Then the fourth Daily Quests option is Stop The Aggressors. This is a peaceful island 10 Cavalry kill mission. There is also an NPC that offers Sunreaver and Silver Covenant Daily Quests.
Sylvanas Windrunner and Tylos Dawnrunner will randomly offer one of three daily quests. First Goramosh wants Snowball, this quest sends you to K3 to net Snowball. I have a great Macro that you can spam.
Another option is Breakfast Of Champions, and the quest requires you to use Earthshaker Drum near Dirt Mound, north of Brunnhildar Village.
Another quest is to acquire Kraken. This is a bombing mission, and you can start by simply riding Hippogryph outside the western tent. Wait until you get close to Kraken and spam your Macros to do this quickly.
These new big changes to Argent Tournament are great. So please look forward to the upcoming new content. I believe we will not be disappointed.
Bren Lyles Feb 22, 2023119Read More »
The release of the new Diablo 4 trailer illustrates the beauty of darkness in the game world Sanctuary, as well as telling players it will release what new events this time, including exploring Dungeon shown in the game’s announcement movie.
This trailer will break down and explain the entire exploration environment of the players in the game one by one. As Diablo 4’s release date approaches, there will be a lot of publishers making a lot of promotional material for the trailer.
The main content of this trailer is to analyze all the activities that players can take part in during their adventures in Sanctuary world. Lilith’s Hidden Altars will have a chance of being discovered by players around the world. This will permanently unlock account-wide stats.
At the same time, players may also find world leaders or enemy strongholds during their journey. But it’s also possible that players will receive a simple side quest to escort the ghost of a child. Through these simple side tasks, players can also get Diablo 4 Gold, which can upgrade their own equipment and increase game playability.
Many developers of ARPG to be launched by Blizzard also shared with players how to design the appearance of Sanctuary, as well as their ideas and concepts when designing. Harrison Pink, a senior designer on the project, said their goal was to make the game feel like a painting.
The production of Diablo 4 was very long, and the designers encountered many unbelievable difficulties during development. They released the predecessor of Diablo 4 in 2012. For a long time, publishers only focused on immediate interests, and were only satisfied with updating the game with new materials to keep players returning.
At the moment, Diablo 3 is preparing for its 28th season, and this is likely to be the last season, because all development resources will be tilted towards its successor, Diablo 4. Now, players can also get an earlier and more comprehensive understanding of Diablo 4 and the new world they are about to venture into.
The publisher announced the public beta date of Diablo 4 at the beginning of this month, and also released new promotional materials for Diablo 4. Players can also know through reports that the development of Diablo 4 has fallen into a bottleneck period and has stagnated for a while. The various versions of the game revealed in the developer’s announcement message even include a premium version that doesn’t include the game. Even though there were various problems in the development process, the company still did not give up, and continued to push forward with this project, while ensuring that they could successfully complete it before the release date.
Today, Activision Blizzard released a new video about the challenging Sanctuary world. The video mainly wants to introduce the game itself. It mainly divided Diablo 4 into 5 different areas.
One is said to be based on the desert, the other is influenced by Scottish culture, and the third is inspired by Carpathian Mountains. There is another area whose description sounds like a combination of highlands and deserts, and the last one is a swampy area in the south. Activision Blizzard then took the trailer to break down the new enemies players will face and what players can do around the world.
Blizzard also explained that Diablo 4 has a different pace than previous games in the series. It not only has simple but interesting side missions but also has long battled lines and relatively strong storyline combat missions.
In one such varied quest, the player sees Dungeon in “By Three They Come” movie. Among them, Lilith, the major enemy of Diablo 4, will also be called to Dungeon to fight with players. Players can also harvest Diablo 4 Gold drops by killing enemies.
For the first time, players can explore the world of Diablo 4 without long waits for screens to load. The team also specifically emphasized that the transition of the guaranteed area is a situation that seems reasonable.
For example, the water flowing from the snow-covered Fractured Peaks area to Hawezar swamp area is a waterfall formed by melting glaciers. Each region has its own unique dungeons, and even the enemies found in them are different. For example, Goat man's enemies will be covered in fur when encountered in Fractured Peaks area. However, there are other appearances in other areas.
Diablo 4 will have two open beta weekends in March. The full game won’t be released until June 6, 2023, and the road ahead is still long and difficult.
This information allows players to have a more comprehensive and specific understanding of the main content of Diablo 4. Players now know what world they’ll be exploring and what to expect from the different side quests in each region. However, whether Diablo 4 is worth the long wait for players remains to be seen.
Leon Green Jan 05, 2023146Read More »
2022 has passed, and the games released this year are still a little insufficient. Except for top masterpieces such as Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarok, the quality of other games still has not met the expectations of fans.
As a result, more fans began to put more expectations in 2023. However, I have to say that 2023 may be able to restore the decline of the game circle in recent years. After all, there are many masterpieces this year. If the release time of these new games is not delayed due to some accidents, then there will be very fierce competition among the games that will be launched this year.
Today, let's summarize the game masterpieces worth looking forward to in 2023, and see if there is something you like?
1. Tears of the Kingdom
There is a popular saying in the game circle, "P5 is the number one game in the world, and Zelda is the toppest", which shows how high the status of The Legend of Zelda is in the game circle. And Tears of the Kingdom, as a sequel, is also in the limelight.
Originally, Tears of the Kingdom was also a strong contender for the Best Game of the Year. But unfortunately in May 2022, the producer announced that the release would be postponed to May 12, 2023.
Judging from the current trailer, the game is already very complete, and the locations that players can explore are not limited to land, and locations such as Sky Island have begun to appear. And it is unlikely to be delayed again. I hope the game will live up to the expectations of fans.
2. Final Fantasy XVI
The Final Fantasy series has always been the golden signboard of Japanese RPG, such as Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy 14 are classics among the classics.
In the new work, the player will play the role of prince Clive Rosefield, and his younger brother Joshua, who is the manifester of the summoned beast Phoenix, will be involved in the vortex of war, and the reason why the kingdom is protected by Mother Crystals will also be revealed.
Judging from the announced content, it will be a style combining medieval and high-tech elements, and it will make real-time combat. What's more, the refreshment will also definitely be improved compared with the past.
Fortunately, the performance of this series is still very stable, and it will basically not disappoint the expectations of fans, so stay tuned!
3. Assassin's Creed Mirage
The game is actually another classic series. The name "Assassin's Creed" is well known, and even some people who don't play games may have heard of it.
Assassin's Creed Mirage will be the 13th game in the Assassin's Creed series. It is rumored that this game will return to the original intention of "Stealth" and "Assassination", which makes many players breathe a sigh of relief.
I hope that Ubisoft can focus on the game mechanism this time, and stop being just a landscape browser.
4. Hogwarts Legacy
Harry Potter is probably the memory of many people's childhood. The "Harry Potter" series of movies also has countless fans, and countless children and adults are immersed in the cool magical world.
The story of this game is set in Hogwarts in the 19th century, and the timeline is before Harry Potter and others. The player will play a student in Hogwarts, and can fully experience the potion class and choose his own wands, taming magical creatures, and more.
Overall, there are quite a lot of masterpieces in 2023. Let's look forward to them together!
Leon Green Jun 08, 2023199Read More »
Lost Ark community now has access to a holiday gift pack, and Amazon is assuring all that there will be some additional gifts to ensure you can get fully geared up for the content ahead.
On December 28th, Lost Ark had downtime for the weekly maintenance, with a gift pack full of items after a successful almost a year in Western release. Those who log in between 12/28-3/15/2023 will be able to claim the gifts. However, some players that claimed their gifts noticed inconsistencies in what they got.
The gift pack consists of a series of items:
100 Ancient Platinum Coin (each coin contains 20k silver)
10 Collective Battle Item Chest
A Legendary Card Pack Selection Chest
10 Magick Society Special Dye Chest
A Mokoko Skin Selection Chest with 4 new options
Some that claimed the packs initially noticed that what came out of the random chests was kind of a dud, with various items being less useful. With a big grant of these chests, it was intended to give some real boosts for those that opened them, so when many underdelivered, the community had some feedback on the matter.
Amazon has announced that there will be a make good grant “to ensure all players are fully geared up with Battle Items of all types, we will be distributing an additional 100 "4 Battle Item Chests". Players who have already claimed their gift will also keep the initial items”
The recently-released Lost Ark roadmap for the first half of 2023 revealed some new content on the way, including this month’s The Witcher collaboration, and quality of life updates. February will bring the beans new continent of Rowen, along with new item level requirements and challenges, including the ability to opt into open world PvP.
Leon Green Dec 30, 2022147Read More »
EA Sports FC 24 will represent a huge change in the annual release of football games, and with EA’s footballing behemoth set to continue, we put forward 5 things that need to change in the game’s Ultimate Team mode moving forward.
Whether it’s called FIFA or EA Sports FC, the fact is that EA will still be producing a football simulation game that is bound to find the top bins like it always does. The strike might not always be pure, but it’s enough to tempt millions of consumers into buying it each and every season.
EA Sports FC 24 will have a different name, but the core of FIFA is still expected to be retained, which means we’re likely to see a whole host of familiar game modes returning – including the money-making Ultimate Team.
With that being said, we’ve drawn up a list of areas we think EA needs to work on when it comes to Ultimate Team, to make it a more fulfilling and engaging game mode.
1. Less promos & SBCs
I’ll just go ahead and say it, the oversaturation of weekly promos and excessive SBCs killed off FIFA 23 long before Christmas.
‘Special’ cards no longer feel special when EA are releasing several new players with amazing stats that also make top-tier Rare Gold cards redundant. In addition, TOTW is a shadow of its former self.
The knock-on effect is a completely dead market in which FIFA 23 only has two Rare Gold Players who sell for over 100K heading into 2023.
It was a bore to see everyone have Haaland spearheading their team by the end of November with a litany of SBCs surrounding him. Endgame teams shouldn’t be a regular sight in December, and it kills all the fun by having every game be an absolute sweatfest.
2. Scrap meaningless consumables
Is there a human being alive who enjoys the concept of Contracts or Healing? Like Fitness cards, they were a tricky yet strategic element of Ultimate Team in years gone by, but the abundance of packs, free packs, and rewards means you’ll simply never run out of them now.
They’ve become a nuisance for the sake of being a nuisance and add nothing to the game. I get that they’re also there to fill up packs as rares, but in that case, find new ways of going about it – as they did with Position Modifier cards.
3. Bring back the Win/Loss system for Division Rivals
The checkpoint system was an attempt to reinvigorate FUT Rivals and give it a shake-up. The only problem was that the classic Promotion/Relegation system across a set number of games wasn’t broken – so they didn’t need to ‘fix’ it.
Now, you can be permanently stuck in limbo in a division that you’re not entirely comfortable with for a whole season. This makes the grind for Weekly Rewards harder (another mistake was changing the total needed to 8 for the Reward Upgrade) and your gameplay more frustrating.
Bring back the old system, please.
4. Increase the challenge of FUT Moments for more rewards
The big concern was that FUT Moments was going to become stale very quickly, and that turned out to be the case as EA didn’t make them worth completing as the Season 1 rewards were tragically woeful.
It’s a novel concept having bitesize segments of gameplay to grind towards rewards, but therein lies the second problem – the gameplay is tedious.
Playing against a team with a guaranteed minimum of 20 in-game minutes left to play and winning by 2 goals on Semi-Pro is not appealing to anyone, let alone challenges that dumb the difficulty down even more.
Give us interesting scenarios where we can choose multiple different difficulty levels, a la Squad Battles, and offer us fun, varied objectives to complete with decent rewards on the line. Otherwise, FUT Moments risks being a great concept that ends up dying – like FUT Draft.
5. Guaranteed rewards for FUT Champions
Unless you’re finishing extremely high up in FUT Champions, then it’s a serious case of Forest Gump syndrome with FUT Champions as you literally have no idea what you’re going to get.
Now, in fairness, big respect has to go to EA as they reduced the original 40 games down to 30 and now to 20, but for lots of people, 20 is still a hefty commitment. So, if you’re going to battle your heart and soul out to try and rack up as many wins as possible, then you want to be rewarded.
Worse still, players who are getting 12-16 wins, sometimes more, are getting amazing rewards on paper, but being shafted when it comes to their actual prizes. It would make sense to implement a system similar to Rivals in that players can pick from two or three rewards, with at least one option guaranteeing you an 86+ player for example.
These are just some of the ways in which we’d go about improving EA’s football game moving forward as we head into the new era of EA Sports FC.
Leon Green Dec 29, 2022174Read More »
The long-awaited Path Of Exile 2 will be fully unveiled next year, first at Exilecon 2023 before heading to Gamescom in August for European players to check out in the flesh, devs Grinding Gear Games have confirmed. Path Of Exile 2 had been penciled in for a 2022 release, but it's now looking like the sequel could arrive in time for the series' tenth anniversary. A beta is planned, too, and dates for that will be announced when the game is shown at Exilecon.
GGG's CEO Chris Wilson declined to go into detail about what we can expect to see from Path Of Exile 2 at Gamescom during a press preview of today's Forbidden Sanctum expansion stream, but he did say that development on the sequel is going well. time since we last heard much about the game. Path Of Exile 2 was first announced at Exilecon 2019, just a little more than three years ago. It's set to introduce a second, seven-act storyline that's playable alongside the original Path Of Exile camp .
We rated the OG Path Of Exile among the best RPGs to play on PC earlier this year, and plonked it on our list of the best free PC games too. Path Of Exile was released in 2013 but still gets a fresh expansion every three months. This time around GGG are taking the game roguelike with The Forbidden Sanctum, which pits your character against multiple floors of perilous dungeons and chucks all sorts of boons, afflictions and bosses at them.
Path Of Exile 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, as you’d expect. I’ll let you know when I hear more but. For now, Path Of Exile’s The Forbidden Sanctum expansion is in full swing.
Cornell Otto Dec 29, 2022128Read More »
While some may reel at the idea of Diablo 4 followers, like them or loathe them, the helpful companions have become a staple part of the action RPG game‘s combat. I asked Blizzard what its plans are for aides in Diablo 4, and while they didn’t say too much, it looks like followers may join the roster at some point.
Speaking to lead class designer Adam Z. Jackson in the wake of the Diablo 4 gameplay preview, I asked whether or not the follower system would be more akin to that of Diablo 2 or Diablo 3 – if there was one at all.
For those unaware, in Diablo 2 you would hire followers to descend on the gates of hell with you, but when they were killed you had to rehire them with cold hard cash. A new follower appeared in each zone, meaning some were absolutely better than others.
This evolved in Diablo 3, where instead of hiring mercenaries you acquired three different companions during the story campaign. You had the Scoundrel, Sorceress, and Templar, who represented ranged DPS, tank, and magic user respectively.
In my Diablo 4 adventure I only encountered helpful NPCs who stuck around for a dungeon or two then rode of into the sunset. When I asked Jackson how the game’s follower function will work, they stated “for the launch version of the game we do have some places in the story in particular where you will have certain named NPCs following you and helping you out as you figure out what Lilith is doing in the world.
“We don’t have anything to announce about the Diablo 2-type follower that you hire – we’re sticking it to the campaign for now.” Emphasis on the for now.
With a wry smile they continue “stay tuned, we may have something in the future to announce but no promises.” This immediately prompted a response from dungeon producer Ash Sweetring, who channelled her inner Mr. Burns with an ‘interesting’ hand motion in the background. Now that’s what I call sus.
If any iteration of the follower system makes it into Diablo 4, I would rather it was the Diablo 2-style hired gun instead of omnipresent companions. I liked the vast array of different abilities followers brought to the table in Diablo 2 and would love to see this innovated upon. It opens up yet more space for different builds, as well as awesome demon-slaying ability chains.
For now, though, you may want to read up on the Diablo 4 classes, as it’s them we’ll be playing as primarily. In a separate interview with game director Joe Shely, however, it was implied that this roster may expand – after all, nothing is eternal in Sanctuary.
Cornell Otto Dec 29, 2022114Read More »
Torchlight: Infinite has a brand new trailer for its next season, coming in January, that gives a peek at the Blacksail update and the start of a new adventure for the ARPG. From new skill options, new features, to endgame content, January looks packed.
If you've been playing Torchlight: Infinite for a while and you're hungry for some new content, there's more on the way. Expect the new Blacksail story content, where Aemberons eat each other in the Sea of Void, leading to wandering souls trying to rejoin the living. Blacksail gets pulled by these efforts to try to take over even more worlds under the Lord of Void Sea.
In season 2, there will be new skills introduced, as well as something called Hero Relics, that will let you progress and develop your builds with additional loot and loadout slots for additional variety. There's also something called Hero Memories. Every character can equip one Hero Relic, which will give you three slots to fill with Hero Memories. What these memories do is provide affixes related to your specialization. You get to pick which ones are the most helpful for you, and there will be five new main skills when the new season starts. XTD is also adding some new gear.
When it comes to the endgame content, you'll be able to earn loot drops with special affixes, Void Sea Night Flame when you kill monsters in the Netherrealm map. Collect those until you can eventually break some seals to take on the endgame challenges, including the final boss, the Lord of Void Sea himself.
The new update will feature some tech updates and quality of life changes, including the ability to play with controller on PC. Other improvements include better robot optimization, an updated info panel, and even a customizable minimap that you can display as semi-transparent.