Archive for the MMO Category

Finally decided on a playstyle for Elder Scrolls Online

Posted in MMO with tags , , , , on 28/06/2015 by arthur1977

I experimented with every class and multiple races until I finally decided on what my main character is going to be (for now).  After spending time trying out various melee builds both tanking and DPS I fell back in to my comfort zone of blasting enemies from afar with arcane energy.  I love the versatility of this game, but I do admit it handcuffed me for a bit trying to narrow down my selection.  What I finally settled on was creating a High Elf Sorcerer of the Ebonheart pact, Gutvyk the Sojourner.

Gutvyk the Sojourner I am still very early in the game but am really enjoying the questing, exploration and leveling system.  I am going straight old school mage with a destruction staff and hurling Mage’s fury, crystal shard, and wall of elements at my enemies. I did play with the idea of being a dual wielding or bow sorcerer but settled on the classic approach for my first character to keep it simple.  After checking out some builds online I am casually following a leveling build I found searching through the forums,  ESO – Sorcerer Build.

If there is anyone else kicking around the lower levels on the PS4 feel free to look me up.  Also let me know what classes you like so when I eventually make an alternate I have some choices.


The downside of modern gaming…

Posted in Games, MMO with tags , , , on 12/06/2015 by arthur1977

One of my biggest frustrations about the new age of gaming is day one necessary upgrades.  

I had the fortune to leave work 2 hours early today and decided to pick up a copy of Elder Scrolls Online.  I didn’t have any grand plans of playing, I was just hoping to log in and create my character and work my way through some of the tutorial.  I excitedly booted up my PS4 and put in the game only to be met with a 15GB update (estimated download time of ~7 hours).

At times like this I truly miss the days when you got to play the game right out of the box.  

I am still looking forward to playing Elder Scrolls Online, unfortunately my introduction to the game will be slightly delayed.

Dust 514 Beta

Posted in MMO with tags , , , , on 28/01/2013 by arthur1977

My friend Sergio down loaded the Dust 514 beta for our gaming night Friday. We spent about 2 hours exploring the wide array of customization options and each did a few battles.

The battles were fun, you can either play ambush or skirmish currently. I have been playing skirmish where your objective is to control missile terminals to destroy you opponents mobile command center.

You get the option to start off with 5 or 6 different drop suits each designed for your play style (sniper, healer, Anti-Armor, etc). After you earn some Isk you can start customizing your own drop suits with various weapons, armor and perks.

I found the controls sharp and the liked the button layout on the controller. The amount of options could be overbearing if you are not use to MMO’s and researching the type of character you plan to build towards. The ability to specialize in anything will make this game very customizable to anyone’s play style. So far I have tried a sniper build (not for me, I take to long to aim), Anti-Armor (nope again) and lastly I tried the Artificer suit (more to my liking, healing and SMG!).

Dust514I had such a great time even just watching my friends play when I got home I started downloading the Beta and made a character, Battle Warlock, before work Saturday morning. I ran a few battle with him Saturday night and have been having a blast. So far I have put my skill points into hacking, SMG, and remote explosives (just for fun).

I am interested in seeing what CCP starts adding to the beta next. This game looks like it might be a nice little time sink for the foreseeable future.

Guilds and Halloween in GW2

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags , , , , on 01/11/2012 by arthur1977

It’s been a great week in Guild Wars 2 for me. I have really been enjoying the Halloween events that have been taking place, minus the jumping puzzle in the Clock Tower.

I rolled a Guardian named Gutvik of Kingstown to help increase my survivability, I was getting killed way to much as a Mesmer.

Last weekend I spent a couple of hours hanging out with my cousin. We spent some time exploring Queensdale then went to Loin’s Arch for the Mad King’s attempt to break back into the world.

During that time I got an invite to join his guild: Aegis. I have been in the guild for about a week and met a lot of great people. A couple of them we nice enough to run this noob through a battle with the Mad King. They have been a very helpful group getting me up to speed in the game.

I look forward to spending more time in game hanging out with guild mates. My next challenge is leveling up one of my characters up 80. After my experience with the Halloween event I am also looking forward to see what ArenaNet does for Christmas.

Say Hello to Gutvik Valentyn

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags , , , , on 21/10/2012 by arthur1977

I managed to complete all my goals for the week so I got the OK to pick up a copy of Guild Wars 2.  I started the installation of the Guild Wars 2 when I got home and sent out a quick email to my cousin to find out what server he was playing on.

After my ladies when to bed I booted up the game and started creating my first character: Gutvik Valentyn the Thief.  I played around with the class for a little while and never quite got a liking for it so….

I deleted it and started an Engineer.  I spent precious little time playing this class before I ran into my first Mesmer and my jaw dropped!  Sword and Sorcery, that is the profession for me.  So back to the drawing board….

The first Mesmer I rolled was a charming little lady with a smile on her face and a regret about not getting a chance to perform at the circus.  I managed to get her to level 5 or so before her Go-Go dancer outfit finally got the best of me and I re-rolled again for probably not the last time….

Finally, Gutvik Valentyn, Mesmer to the Stars!

Even with the little time I have been running around in this game I can say it looks beautiful. I like how you have your main story quest and entering certain areas allow you to do quest for the citizens in the area. The legend off to the side to trace your progress is also a nice touch to see how much of the game you have explored.

All in all, I am looking forward to getting more time playing Guild wars 2. If you are on the Tarnished Coast server look me up.

Just when I thought I was out, Guild Wars 2 might pull me back in!

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags , , , , on 09/10/2012 by arthur1977

Well it seems that my MMO itch just will not go away.  I have not really been following any computer games since Final Fantasy XIV launched instead focusing my gaming time on various PS3 titles.  Over the last week however family and friends have been bringing my attention back to the PC and a little title called Guild Wars 2!

I have a little experience playing Guild Wars itself and had a really good time although I got into the game many years after it launched.  I like ArenaNet keeping to their philosophy of selling the box and supplementing with in game real money transitions. This system really works for me since there are times where I might not play for long stretches because of my Little Princess and work. 

Everything I have heard about the game sounds amazing, and the bonus of being able to play with my cousin and his wife does add a lot of appeal for me to try this game.  I have a fair amount of time off this month to hopefully get all my Honey to Do list completed and might reward myself by picking up this game.  If I truly get locked into playing this game long term I think I would be to upgrade my computer to use my living room TV as a monitor to keep myself on the main floor of the house.  With another little bundle of joy on the way being locked in the basement is not something I want to do.  Playing upstairs would keep me a little closer in case I am needed in the night.  But that idea is down the road a bit, maybe a boxing day sale away?

If you have any thoughts on Guild Wars 2 please leave me a comment.

10 days late but I’m in..

Posted in MMO, SWTOR with tags , , , on 31/12/2011 by arthur1977

For being a patient individual I finally got frustrated at Best Buy for not having copies of SWTOR and hit up EB Games for my copy (gift cards be dammed).

After my ladies went to sleep I logged in and started making some characters. Needless to say after 90 minutes of making and remaking my toons I finally started my life as a Smuggler named Gutvik on Vulkar Highway.

After all that time creating I only got to play the first few quests on the starter planet. I like the cover mechanic and how it shows you where go when you activate it. I am use to playing ranged characters so this class fits nicely with my play style, I do think I will level a Jedi Consular as an alt just to try out the double handed Lightsaber! My next step with my Smuggler is to figure out what specialty class to be and pick some crew skills.

Well that is it for now, everyone have a Happy New Year!! I will see you all in 2012.