The Artificer is a tough being to pidgeon hole with typical MMO terminology. Maintaining a healthy mix of rogue, arcanist, and Megaman, The Artificer can keep any opponent guessing in combat. They also use a permanent pet!
The Lord of the Rings: Rise of Isengard is set to launch September 27th and there is A LOT to be excited about with this expansion. What really stood out is the sheer amount of effort put into the new worlds built for this expansion, Dunland, The Gap of Rohan, and Isengard.
The sheer scale of the encounter felt amazing, the developer assured me that the content would always be challenging no matter how many players were involved. This is due to the dynamic scaling implemented into the public encounters.
RiotBrackhar gave our team some tips about what works well on Dominion. The map is shaped like a massive doughnut with a jelly filled goodness pack in the center known as the Storm Shield and sugary morsels placed in a triangle to boost speed.
Their PAX presentation changed everything for me. Martin Harsheim Bruusgaard, Lead Designer and awesomely named guy from Oslo, Norway gave us a presentation that burned into my retinas.
Spunkify got to play Blacklight Retribution for the first time in a PvP match versus 9 other attendees at PAX while I got an indepth interview with the dev (look forward to the video!).
Rusty Hearts is now geared up and ready for Closed Beta phase 2 and the changes made between phases felt fantastic. The global hub towns are much smoother with fewer warp portals ensuring less loading time.
I found myself clinging to life against the first wave of monsters waiting inside the front gates of the lair. Tanking in this game takes tremendous skill and my noob butt nearly got the party wiped due to my lack of agro management.
The PvP in Firefall is very fast paced, very skill oriented, and a total blast of fun. The jetpacks really open up new venues of FPS action as players leap over trees and buildings in frantic gun battles.
OnRPG had a private meeting with Carbine Studios discussing recently announced SciFi Fantasy MMO Wildstar. The meeting was amazing and we really got a feel for how the minds at Carbine Studios tick.
Face of Mankind is undergoing a major renovation by its new development team, Nexeon Technologies. This means we will be seeing big improvements in the coming weeks to the point of it practically being a relaunch.