After every game launch or MMO we test out, we plan to do an official review on it. Let us know what you think of our first one!
Trion’s MMOTPS Defiance launched Tuesday to the usual bugs and crashes that almost always plague MMO’s on launch. Excited for a game like this for quite awhile, I’ve had a number of positive things to say about it and also some negative.
I’ve been scouring the internet for a guide when I started jumping back into Norrath and I just couldn’t find it. I took it upon myself to give you everything you need to know(aside from class specifics) to start your journey correctly. I’m very proud of how this turned out and it took so much trial and error to get it working correctly. Enjoy and please, bookmark it.
I’ve been very skeptical of this new science fiction themed MMO shooter from Trion Worlds.
Any MMO after “World of Warcraft” released and dominated the market, a large number of companies tried to use their formula and tried to profit from what players were familiar with and ultimately, failed. Now there is something that I’ve been saying from forum board, website and our official Twitch.TV, we need a serious change in MMO’s.
Dean Hall, known as “Rocket” in the DayZ community, gave us another Devblog update showcasing the fix to the “zombie zig-zag”, mass zombies spawns, and the loot spawn revamp. I think they’ve noticed that forums posts and pictures aren’t enough, showing us the development process and their solutions to well known bugs in video form shows us they are dedicated to giving us the best product they can make.
Click the “Read More” to check out this YouTube Devblog!
David Georgeson, Director of Development for the Everquest Franchise released some insane news today that caught the eye of websites everywhere. Sony Online Entertainment continues to impress with their moves to draw people into playing their MMORPGs, regardless of their age.
You may not realize it, but we talk about you all the time. All day, every day, we dream up ways to make these games better for you, the loyal players and fans of Norrath.
EverQuest and EverQuest II have both been running as free-to-play games for a good chunk of time now. We’ve learned a lot while that’s been happening, and we can make things better for you.
So, we’re going to take out a bunch of the free-to-play restrictions that you’re used to as a Free or Silver player. Why? Because we want you to play more of the game without restriction. We think that letting you play more of the game lets you learn to love Norrath and gives you more chances to connect with the community and make friends.
Brewday has hit EverQuest II servers and should be a very interesting event to say the least!
(I forsee many bar fights this next week..)
Brewday 2013 is expected to run from March 7th through March 18th so make sure you finish these quests and snag some of the recipes available. You can watch us LIVE at our Twitch.TV page as we celebrate. Grab your brew stein and join us on our epic adventure in the world of Norrath!
Patch 5.2: The Thunder King is now live in World of Warcraft! I’m still preparing the guide for a accurate gear list for this next tier in the coming weeks so make sure you keep the Mistweaver Guide bookmarked!
Make sure you check out MMO-Champion for a list of new things added this patch.
I’ve decided to revamp and update the guide for Patch 5.2 “The Thunder King”. I’ve teamed up with several high end Monks that are keeping me in the loop for everything Mistweaver. There are still more changes and theorycrafting to be had but it should be finalized and ready to go before the patch hits.
While I might not be playing World of Warcraft anymore, I’ll still be posting some of the highlights related to this MMORPG from Blizzard Entertainment.
This is the first in-game trailer, titled “Patch 5.2: The Thunder King“, I’ve been impressed with. I’d still like to see a company create a cinematic tool that doesn’t use in-game footage as much. One can wish though eh?
A batch of new items have hit the Marketplace created by talented fans submitting their hard work through Player Studio. The amount of detail in every item released in this latest batch is absolutely stunning including the first animated house item!
Check out more player made items in the Player Studio section of the Station Marketplace!
The update on February 26th was discussed in Podcast #143, as well as in articles about the PvP Updates and Bag Sorting Abilities. Now, it’s time to take a look at two more major features that round out the update: new raid content and guild achievements!
Colette “Dexella” Murphy talks with Kenneth “Terrogaunt” Roecks about the new inventory abilities that will be launched with the update!
Colette “Dexella” Murphy:Players have already heard a little bit about bag sorting during the Podcast, but let’s recap. How does the new bag sorting feature work?
Kenneth “Terrogaunt” Roecks: The sorting process is essentially grabbing all of the items from your inventory and then checking each item to see what it is. It then groups similar items together in an “order of operations” method ( IE: All attuned gear is equipment, but not all equipment is attuned, so the attunement must be checked first.) to drop them into the destination bags in logical groupings. It makes use of this same system for picking up items now too! Say hello to a designated quest item bag!
EverQuest II is having a Double Experience Weekend! Starting at 12:01 pm (noon) Pacific on Friday, February 22, 2013, and lasting until 11:59pm Pacific on Sunday, February 24, 2013 so make sure you log in and take advantage of this to catch up on those last couple of levels or to grind AA’s!
Hopefully I can manage to boost up the EQ2 account up to “Gold Membership” so I can finish up leveling the Fury. I’ll be sure to stream if I can so make sure you check back as this post will be edited with any details on how to check it out or Follow our Twitch.TV which will notify you via email when we go live!
Managing to snag a legitimate copy of Adobe Photoshop, I decided it was finally time to redesign both the Twitch.TV channel & the website.
As I’ve announced on our Twitch.TV page later today(check out the updated info!), I’m officially done streaming World of Warcraft. What does this mean for the Mistweaver Monk Guide? It’s going to be decommissioned shortly before Patch 5.2. Feel free to hop in stream and ask any specifics.
The EverQuest franchise is something I’ve always been passionate about and very excited to see how EQNext will change the genre. That being said, you’ll being to see more content on the website related to Norrath!
Starting a short series in the weeks to come on our YouTube channel showcasing some not so popular MMO’s and some hidden gems that you may not know about so make sure to subscribe!
You’ll begin to see a flow of posts coming starting tomorrow so stay tuned!
The healing provided when detonating Zen Sphere has been reduced by 25%.
With the changes to Mana Tea, Critical Strike is now an more appealing stat for Mistweavers. This is something the monk community have been slowly transitioning over to due to Mastery’s limited time frame.
Buffs to Soothing Mist should make it a more viable Chi generator. Here’s to hoping that we might have a viable option to the usual Jab spam.
Make sure if you haven’t, check out the Mistweaver Guide. Its been updated for Patch 5.1. Next on this list to be updated is the Gear list for those already raiding.
We’re finally back to posting on EndGameTactics.com and I’ve come with good and bad news pertaining to the future of the website.
My love for MMO’s ranging from Everquest 2, Rift, The War Z, World of Warcraft, and everything in-between will never fade. As a result, you will begin to notice a lot of articles in the future that aren’t focused on just World of Warcraft.
My ultimate goal is to shine light on games that aren’t filled with millions of people logged into their world at any given time, and really showcase why some of these games have more tighter & friendlier communities.
At the time of this post, we’re 7 hours away from launch and we’re very excited this is finally coming full circle. We’ve spent at least 5-6 months preparing for this moment and its here!
While we cant wait to stream for you folks, if you would like to support EndGameTactics.com , please head on over to our Twitch.TV page and follow us! Working towards partnership is important for us in the months to come so help us out!
Our Mistweaver Guide has been updated with a reformatted gear list section, recommended addons, and “Which Faction to choose first?”.
Thanks to the lovely Vixanya(or known as Geekissexy on MMO-Champion) took the time to make us a custom Twitch.TV layout and the results were stunning. To show my appreciation for her work and the effort she put forth, help me in supporting this talented artist @ vixanya.deviantart.com!