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…)
If you’re like I am, waiting for a 3 hour queue to get into Wildstar, then check out this video about raiding in the game. However, if you’re not waiting in queue… you should still watch it cause it’s pretty funny. They did an amazing job with the devspeak videos.
Less than an hour until Wildstar launch so I wanted to share some quick things to follow.
- If you don’t already have the game… get it here.
- 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.
Yes… the top one is me. Obviously I’ll pimp myself on my own blog. Don’t judge me.
So you want to play Wildstar? Me too. Since I’ve gotten some beta time and some other steps out-of-the-way, I wanted to share a few steps in what any new Wildstar player should do. I’ll cover race, faction, class, addons, and servers. If you’re not fully prepared – read this post!
- Exclusive Rocket House
- Exclusive Housing Trophy
- Exclusive In-Game Title: “Chosen of the Progenitors”
- Access to Beta Weekends (there’s also some weekday betas going on that you can still partake in as of the time of this writing)
- 3 Day Head Start
- In-game Storage Bag
Step 2: (more…)
The 10 day Wildstar open beta ended recently to much fanfare created by the devs. I’ve yet to see such a massive end game event to sign off something as small as a beta test before, so it was pretty impressive to see. There were giant monsters, dev jokes, and an epic troll (they Rick Rolled the whole game by giving us a code to buff our players but it instead opened a browser with the music video). See below for some screen shots:
Those who come here regularly (or perhaps followed a fixed link from elsewhere on the interwebs) will notice that this site is no longer called “15 Minutes of WoW”. Well, fine, as of this writing the actual link is still that, but not the name or the function of the blog. For both the reasons of my declining interest in World of Warcraft (in no small part due to the long, long time until new content will be released) but also because of my desire to play and blog about other games, I’ve decided to make the change to a gaming blog as opposed to specifically focusing on Wow. A quick review of recent posts would show that the less than adequate Elder Scrolls Online has been a big topic recently and some Wildstar should be showing up in the near future. There may be layout changes and even an actual address change coming, so keep your eyes peeled.