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Saturday Panoramas

 

 

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Here are a couple more panoramas for your Saturday – enjoy!

Voros


Pandaria Panoramas

Whilst flying around last night farming the Dino mounts (of which I won one!), I grabbed some more panoramas – need to catch up for lost time around Pandaria.   Enjoy!

Temple of the White Tiger

Sha of Anger

Sri-La Village

Tian Monastery

The Arboretum

The Arboretum 2

Serpent's Heart

The Heartland

Halfhill

Shadow Pan Monastery

Krasarang Wilds

Voros

 


Back playing WoW

Hi there.

Well I’m back playing WoW thanks to a fellow blogger (Navimie over at the Daily Frostwolf) moving her Horde guild to Saurfang, which coincidentally was where Voros was sitting, resting on his laurels – albeit as a Night Elf. I have to post this from work as there was a small accident at home involving a 2 year old, a cup of coffee and my keyboard resulting in a number of keys no longer working (the most irritating of which is ‘o’). My new guild mates have been treated to some 1337 hax0r text in guild chat over the last couple of days as a result….

Now that I’m back playing, I decided to put together a couple more panoramas (with some heavy nudging by Navi), I had already put them up on the main panorama page here, but for visibility here they are as their own post. Quick question, are these too dark for your monitor? Enjoy!

Troll Boat

Isle of Giants

The Vale

Gate of the Setting Sun

Tortos

V0r0s


The Reaping has begun…

The Blizzard cinematic team is just outstanding.  New Crusader class is a nice return for the Paladin (or at least something similar).  Really looking forward to this:

V


Games to look out for: August 2013 edition

Yes, it’s that time again.

I haven’t put one of these together for a while and since my last games post, every single game on that list has been released or is in open beta. Most of them turned out to be pretty good too.

My gaming tastes are not restricted to just MMOs, so I enjoy a good FPS, RTS, RPG, MOBA, puzzler, etc. So with that in mind,  here is my current list of games to try or keep an eye on. Some are obvious, others maybe a little less so:

FPS

Titanfall

This is the new trailer fresh out of Gamescon in Germany and it is awesome.  I think this will be a blast in MP and is certainly one to put on the shortlist.

Battlefield 4

and just because it is amazing, here is another:

What I think I love most about what we can see in these videos is the environment. Things change. They shift the nature of the battle which in turn keeps you on your toes.  Skyscrapers collapse and hurricanes beach warships. Those are pretty big events and I can’t think of a game that has attempted something on that sort of scale in a multiplayer setting before.  I’m pretty excited about playing this.

MMOs

Everquest Next

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I couldn’t find a nice video set to a game soundtrack but the above two give you an idea of what we will hopefully see in game at launch.  There is a lot of promise here and if delivered on would be nothing short of amazing.  Having never played an Everquest game, I would be pretty keen to sink my teeth into this one.

Wildstar

I have touched on this one before (back in August of 2011!), but there is now so much more to see!  Closed beta has started so things shouldn’t be too far away now.  A few old WoW friends have said that this is looking like their next big MMO and it’s easy to see why.  Wildstar looks polished, provides some innovations (such as paths) and is not fantasy.

Carbine also recently outlined their business model for Wildstar and it is noteworthy enough to mention here.  Basically there are two options: 1. you can pay a monthly subscription or 2. you can use in-game currency to buy game time units (C.R.E.D.D) from other players who have purchased these units from the Wildstar store.  The game comes with a free month, so theoretically you may only have to purchase the original box to play indefinitely.

I would advise you to keep a close eye on this one.

Online TCGs

Might and Magic: Duel of Champions

The above video is gamplay from a final match in the recent world champs.  I play this one and quite enjoy it.  The gameplay uses the new lane mechanic well and doing away with having to worry about a spell resource is fantastic, instead you get an amount that increases by one each turn.

Best of all, this game is free-to-play and whilst getting cards can be a little slow and the in-game store is expensive (and in Euros), it is not so terrible that you feel you will be restricted for too long.

Hex

This is the one and only product I have ever kickstarted.  I jumped in at the $35 reward tier and am really looking forward to release.  Over the years I have played a few TCGs (namely Magic: The Gathering and the World of Warcraft TCG) so seeing some of gameplay elements that Crytozoic are adding to the genre is exciting.

Well, that should be enough for now.  I hope there is something in there that piques your interest.  Do you know of any others that people should be aware of?

V


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