Wildstar PVP: Practice Grounds Thoughts

So, I started to introduce this post by describing that I have, overall, mixed feelings about Wildstar PVP, then I realized it was two days later and I’ve spent all my time in battlegrounds. It gives a new perspective. Their system is, like pretty much every other system, flawed and I know I can be overly critical. But I have to accept that history speaks for itself and when I’m too busy PVPing to write about it, they must have done something right. Or I’m being mind controlled – in which case I still have to give props. Keep in mind, this isn’t from a max level perspective (yet), however I’ve done a good portion of my leveling from 10-30 in practice grounds.  Though, even with my newfound appreciation for this aspect of the game, there are good and bad sides. Continue along for my thoughts on Wildstar PVP and a few tips! (more…)

New Wildstar Guest Pass Giveaway!

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*Update: This contest has ended and a winner was announced on my twitter. But, keep checking back to this site for updates on my last key giveaway coming soon*

For lack of a more creatively attuned option, I’m giving away the second Wildstar Guest Pass in much of the same fashion as the first, with one simple twist. Comment here, leave your twitter handle (or sign in with twitter to post) AND give me an idea for a giveaway or contest for the my last key. The winner will still be chosen at random. See below for the full text of the “rules”. (more…)

E3 2014: Some Favorite Day 1 Trailers

One of the games I’m most looking forward to is Destiny. It’s looked amazing in the past and looks no less amazing now. If only it came for the PC…

Nero… well, honestly I have no idea what’s going on. But this trailer looks very cool nonetheless. See it and the rest of them after the break. (more…)

Wildstar Guest 7 Day Guest Pass Giveaway!

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***Update – This giveaway has ended. Although we were a few short of the goal, I wanted folks to have a chance at the game. Check back at this site gaming.alternateimage.net or my twitter @AgainstTheFate for a chance at my 2 remaining keys. See the comments of this post and my twitter for the winner***

Along with some other cool pre-order bonuses, I have in my possession (or inbox, as it were) 3x 7 day guest passes for Wildstar Online. The person using one of these gets 7 days of free play to check out Wildstar. It’s worth it. I mean, it’s free, for starters. And the game is pretty fun. So want one? Follow after the break for the rules. (more…)

Warlords of Draenor Secondary Stat Changes

wow secondary stats warlords Easily among the aspects of Warlords of Draenor that I’m most excited about are the changes to stats. Not the item squish, mind you, that I still have some reservations about, but the secondary and new minor stats. As you’re likely aware, if you’re here reading an obscure gaming blogs WoW Post, several stats have been removed entirely. Dodge, parry, hit and expertise are gone. I’m very happy with the removal of hit and expertise. Those stats always felt so limiting. It was never a “boost” to reach their respective caps, just a pain when you didn’t and it always caused such touble in choosing gear. I’m a little more torn about dodge and parry. While I agree they weren’t very “fun” stats, they did provide a little something in making a tank feel like a tank and not just a dps with threat. I’m curious to see what tanking abilities and passives are added to make up for the loss of passive mitigation from the stats. The new stats, however, seem really fun. Follow after the break for a full list. (more…)

Wildstar Raiding Requirements & Attunements

Hitting level 50 isn’t the only step required to get into raiding. Heck, it’s not even just about getting right gear. Wildstar has a host of requirements before that’s possible. See the images below:Wildstar Raiding Attunement part 1 (more…)

Blizzard Reacts to Wildstar Launch

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Let’s face it: World of Warcraft is the standard to which other newly minted MMO’s are compared. It’s the elephant in every room in every competing developers office. Because, as we’ve no choice but admit, every other major MMO is competing with WoW. Sure, to some extent with each other as well, but the prize is the amazing subscriber numbers that Blizzard has been able to amass.  While we’ve seemed to move on past the point where every significant launch is heralded as the ‘death knell of WoW’ (Aion, Rift, SWTOR, etc), there’s always still that cautious eye raised towards the king of the mountain. Will it be dethroned or will the latest challenger fail to even shake its lofty perch? Of course, even with its pet behemoth, Blizzard has to be concerned when a new contender arises. And they’d be fools to not take a few preemptive strikes… (more…)

Wildstar Launches Soon!

Less than an hour until Wildstar launch so I wanted to share some quick things to follow.

  1. If you don’t already have the game… get it here.
  2. If you aren’t going to get the game or want to find some others who are… watch some streams. See below for some streams.

http://www.twitch.tv/sharden0/

http://www.twitch.tv/sixin87

Yes… the top one is me. Obviously I’ll pimp myself on my own blog. Don’t judge me.