Star Trek Online : 6yrs and Still Going

I can remember it clearly over 6 years ago when I waited for the day STO servers would open and I could start my own Star Trek Adventure. The game has had many mini expansions or also known as Episodes which add many great new ships and stories to the game for you to experience. Early Sept 2016 STO seen its launch to console both on PS4 and XB1 which will allow a new set of captains to experience the game for the first time.

From the first moments you start the game you create your character from one of the  3 factions Federation, Romulan, Klingon and then as one of the Iconic races from the show over its many generations or customize one to your liking with a creation system that can rarely be matched by any game still to date. Your class is one of the three genre of jobs from the show as a Red Shirt – Command/Security, Blue Shirt – Science/Medical, Yellow shirt – Engineering/Technical Sciences.

You get a ship and can unlock more as you level in the game everything from small escorts with a lot of firepower to large star ships with a lot of health or a hybrid of science ship and escort the options are endless and there is an option for every gamer. But the game doesn’t stop there you fully customize your ships gear and items so you will almost never have the same setup as your friends or fellow gamers.

You play in space as your ship with crew and abilities or on the ground on away missions or with your friends in fun and engaging stories and side quests. So go give STO a try if you have never played it. Free-To-Play no subscription required.

www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online

Or Download it from STEAM or Origins

World of Warcraft: Legion hype is real!

So to those of you who somehow may not already know, Legion, WoW’s upcoming expansion is getting a lot hype! there are multiple reason why this is, but this post will only cover a few such as:

  1. The Warcraft movie is now only 4 days away from it’s release! Now only will the movie introduce World of Warcraft to a plethora of people who know nothing about it, it is also going to evoke feelings from the games overall player-base. This of course include old, current and new players. So whether someone hasn’t played in a few years or is a active subscriber, people who watch the movie, are going to be very inclined to play the game.
  2. Blizzard really knows how to capture a audience, because along with the movies’s release they are also going to be giving out free game time to everyone who buys a ticket!
  3. Twitch is helping with the hype by having WoW make twitch history by coming out with custom badges on the twitch platform! Now, while these badges are only temporary this is a huge publicity step for Blizzard. Before these WoW badges came out, the only other badges anyone could have were for twitch turbo and if you were a mod or up for the streaming site.

Here is the most promotion trailer for Warcraft showcasing the free game time that comes with buying a ticket:

Overwatch is coming very soon!

The high anticipated FPS Action Shooter has won many hearts over its open beat weekend that wont end till tomorrow! If you haven’t tried the game yet, I would highly recommend giving it a shot. A person can easily see the quality and resources put into the game and its story and why wouldn’t they? It was made by one of the top USA gaming companies known as Blizzard.

Here are some of the extremely well done trailers for Overwatch:

The Division and its future

So. Many people would agree with me when I say the Division is a dying game. The reason being that the number of players abusing glitches and hacks overwhelms the number of genuine players.

The main issue with this is the end game content in The Division is strongly focused and built around aspects of pvp, pvp where people can empty there clip into you in under 1 second using a RPM (rounds per minute) hack. The other reason being that people can exploit a glitch to complete an almost impossible end game mission to get the best gear that is then used as a unfair advantage.

I have found two post regarding these issues and rather then copy past I would like to just post a link:

Cheat Engine and Exploit Prevention and Patch Notes

Aeria Games to publish Bless in EU & NA!!!

BLESS Online is coming to North America and Europe and will be published by Aeria Games. Aeria Games just signed publishing rights for the Korean MMORPG Bless Online. It looks like the game is going to be making its way to both North America and Europe. The original article written by Inven News, does not state on any specific release dates so just keep your fingers cross and hope for a fast and good quality localization. Below, you will find some very cool videos showcasing the Triple-A MMORPG!

Runescape – The Heart of Gielinor!

The heart of Gielinor (Also known as the Heart or God Wars Dungeon 2 (GWD2)) will be the second God Wars Dungeon in Runescape located in the Kharidian Dessert, North of the Agility Pyramid and West of Nardah.

Although the update its self isn’t due until the 29th of March at the earliest, there is already content out for The Heart of Gielinor. A community event named “The Heart of Gielinor: Encampment was released on the 17th of March, uncovering the entrance to the dungeon.

Like the first God wars Dungeon. 4 Gods will be featured, where the player is able to kill followers of any of the four gods to gain there kill count to the fight the generals.
The gods include Seren, Zaros, Zammorak and Sliske, each with their own general and section in the dungeon. The new generals will feature on the God Scoreboard ingame.

The new dungeon will be a solo orientated experience and will not include complicated mechanics nor will it really require PvM experience.

Like before the player will be required to fight minions to earn kill count witch will then unlock the door to the boss room once the player has killed 40 faction minions. Each boss will drop some sort of god item such as the first GWD bosses that drop god sword hilts and god sword blade shards.

The boss is intended to be that of Nex or similar although without the complexity behind the Mechanics behind her. It is also expected that killing the generals will take far less time than killing Nex, thus manipulating and lowering the drop rate to compensate.

Unlike the original generals in the first GWD the generals in The Heart of Gielinor will not be accompanied by Lieutenants. All though for the Zammorak and Zaros general encounters there is two bosses/generals

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SMITE announces new god, Skadi : Goddess of Winter !

Here is Skadi’s  kit:

  • Passive : Kaldr, The Winter Wolf
    • Kaldr fights by Skadi’s side and has 2 forms: Beast and Elemental. While in Beast form he can attack enemies and be attacked. While Elemental he is immune to attacks and regenerates health over time. His forms can be controlled with Skadi’s Rune of the Hunt, but he will be forced into Elemental form if he loses all Hit Points.
      • Hit Points : 5
      • Attack Speed : 50% of Skadi’s
      • Movement Speed : 110% of Skadi’s
      • Lane Minion Damage : 1 HP lost per 5 hits.
      • Other Source Damage : 1 HP lost from any attack or ability
  • Piercing Cold
    • Skadi throws an icy spear forward, dealing damage (90/140/190/240/290 + 80% of your Physical Power) to enemies and Slowing them for 3s. Kaldr’s basic attacks deal double damage to targets afflicted by Piercing Cold. Cost : 70/75/80/85/90. Cooldown : 15s.
      • Slow : 20/25/30/35/40%
  • Rune Of The Hunt
    • This ability is a toggle. While toggled on, Kaldr assumes Beast form, chasing and attacking the marked enemy. If a marked enemy dies, Kaldr attacks other enemies nearby. When toggled off, Kaldr stops attacking and returns to Skadi, reverting to his Elemental form on the way. This ability can be activated at rank 0 and Kaldr gains new skills as it ranks up. Cost : None. Cooldown : .5s.
      • Basic Attack Damage : 60/80/80/100/100% of Skadi’s Basic Attack Damage
      • Rank 1 : Kaldr gains a dash attack.
      • Rank 3 : Kaldr’s kills heal him.
      • Rank 5 : Kaldr’s attacks give Skadi 10% increased movement speed.
  • Permafrost
    • Skadi freezes the ground for 5s at a target location. The frozen area deals damage (70/100/130/160/190 +60% of your Physical Power) to enemies who set foot on it and causes gods to lose control of their movement as they slide across. Skadi’s movement speed increases by 25% while standing on the area. Cost : 70/75/80/85/90. Cooldown : 18s.
      • Radius : 16/18/20/22/24
  • Ultimate : Winter’s Grasp
    • Snowstorms surround Skadi and Kaldr. Upon activation, enemies in range become Rooted and Kaldr is restored to full health. The storms persist for 5s while dealing damage (10/20/30/40/50 +5% of your Physical Power) to enemies every .5s and making Kaldr immune to damage. Cost : 80/90/00/110/120. Cooldown : 90s.
      • Root Duration : 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s

Hi-Rez went and featured the winter goddess in a SMITE Machini-mini:

Also,  dmbrandon; a Hi-Rez streamers and employee, streamed Skadi ina  actual conquest match!