MMO Reporter 293 – Ashes of Destiny

Chris and Bill dives back into the ashes of last week’s show to once again discuss Ashes of Creation and it’s current red flag, buying Destiny 2 with WoW in-game gold, and talk about the discipline system in Crowfall.

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What we did in game:

Bill:

  • WoW
  • GW2
  • Fishing Planet

Chris:

Intro Video from Nixxiom’s youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfMb2S7Aqnr4zQDJkYwgkgw

https://youtu.be/LAgN-WHgm0s?t=191

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News:

Destiny 2 being sold on PC through Battle.net

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/news/?d=2017-5#181745

  • Will reside in Blizzard launcher
  • Purchasable with blizzard balance

 

Ashes of Creation – Too Good to be True? (via PC Gamer)

http://www.pcgamer.com/ashes-of-creation-kickstarter/

  • Some possible issues have begun to arise
    • Referral Program
      • Referral code gave 15% back to the person who referred.
      • Was able to be used for the Kickstarter
        • Once Kickstarter discovered this, it was shut down.
      • Had a video showing how much money youtubers could make through the referral program
      • Not quite Multi-Level Marketing, but kind of in the same ballpark
    • Studio Head Background
      • Made his money through Multi-Level Marketing (before real estate/investment)
      • Fully self-funding the studio
      • Promised to personally return all pledges if the game does not launch (an unenforceable promise).
    • Very lofty tech goals, similar to what Everquest Next promised.
      • They have demonstrated each test, but are currently unable to test the moving from one stage to the next for a node to the real-time needed to progress.
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Chance Thomas to compose score for LOTRO Mordor expansion:

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?654124-Q-amp-A-with-Chance-Thomas-Mordor-Announcement!&s=220cbbdc31d6f91bf6ffecd30a9aa5bb

  • Title says it all
  • Apparently an even bigger music announcement coming next week…

 

Crowfall outlines the Discipline system

https://crowfall.com/en/news/on-the-horizon-combat-disciplines/

  • Meant to give a different flavour through archetypes, allow players to “Multi-Class”
  • Inventory items that you equip to your character
    • used to grant powers, stats and access to new kinds of weapons
    • unlock new equipment slots, grant passives and even open up new power trays
  • Discipline runestones can only be equipped once. New runestones overwrite and destroy what’s currently equipped.
  • Different quality levels with increase in power/bonuses for higher quality runestones.
  • Three categories:
    • Weapon
      • Specialize in specific weapons
      • Bonus to that weapon
    • Major
      • Theme subclass: i.e. Bard, Friar, Arcane Archer
    • Minor
      • Based on one power or idea
        • Glass Cannon – Increased Damage, reduced armor
        • Executioner – Increased Execute ability damage
  • Some archetypes will have more/less discipline slots to balance out OP archetypes.
  • Craftable through the Runecrafting system
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2lFYCEqHnk&t=122s

 

Quick Mentions:

Tomb of Sargeras preview:

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/news/20783382/raid-preview-tomb-of-sargeras

  • Boss listing; lore stuff

 

Wild West Online – The Day Z connection (via Massively OP)

http://massivelyop.com/2017/05/25/wild-west-online-partially-addresses-sergey-titov-rumors/

  • Using the Nightshade engine, but NO funding from Free Reign or Sergey Titov

 

Perfect World Summer Events

Press Release – See bellow

 

What are you playing next week?

Bill

  • Fishing planet IRL

Chris

  • ESO
  • WoW
  • LOTRO

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Perfect World Summer Events:

Neverwinter:

Protector’s Jubilee (June 20 – 27)

Available on PC, Xbox One and Playstation®4

The city of Neverwinter will be decked out with confetti and festive decorations to celebrate the game’s fourth anniversary! During Protector’s Jubilee, adventurers can celebrate Neverwinter’s latest milestone by completing special quests for rewards throughout the Sword Coast. This year’s festivities will yield brand new incentives for players, including thechance to earn a Jubilee Unicorn, Shadow Dragon Throne, Firebreathing emote or furniture for the Great Hall. Plus, Lord Neverember will reward all of the city’s brave adventurers with free giveaways throughout the week.

Summer Festival (July 6– 27)

Available on PC, Xbox One and Playstation®4

It’s time to celebrate Sune, the goddess of beauty, during Neverwinter’s annual Summer Festival. Adventurers can participate in this hallowed tradition by competing in classic contests, including the Summer Feast, Troll Fight, Water Battle and Sahha. New rewards have been added to the store, including the Fungal Flail Snail and Summer Flail Snail mounts, plus the “Sit and Relax” emote. Guilds can celebrate summer solstice by participating in a feast held in their Great Hall.

For additional details on Neverwinter’s Protector’s Jubilee or Summer Festival, please visit  https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter

Star Trek Online:

Lohlunat Festival (June 8 – July 20)

Available on PC, Xbox One and Playstation®4

It’s time for captains to take a break from saving the universe and escape to Risa for some much needed rest and relaxation. During Star Trek Online’s annual Lohlunat Festival, players will explore the luxurious Summer Resort, where they will cruise around on floaters and complete challenges for rewards, including pets, costumes, powerboards and Lohlunat Prize Vouchers. For those playing on Xbox One and PS4, these vouchers can be redeemed for Vorgon Xyfius Heavy Escort [T6], while PC players can earn the new Vorgon Ryn’Kodan Carrier [T6]. In addition, PC players can participate in a new event called “The Biathlon,” which combines hoverboard racing with floater flying. For additional details, please visithttps://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online

 

Champions Online:

Patriot’s Celebration (June 29 – July 14)

Available on PC only

In celebration of Canada Day and Independence Day, Champions Onlineoffers heroes a way to rep the countries they love with the return of the Patriot’s Celebration. This in-game event lets champions queue up for the Red Winter Alert, which requires them to fight off an enemy looking to bring about the next Cold War. Defeating this foe will earn players Patriot Tokens, which can be used to earn new rewards, including the Orbiting Star Aura, Stars Aura, US and Canadian Flag Athletics and Acrobatics and a Valiant Emote. For additional details, please visithttp://www.arcgames.com/en/games/champions-online

PWI

Area 52 (June 28 – July 12)

Available on PC only

Strange creatures have arrived in Perfect World. For two weeks, players can grab their friends and hunt down these extra-terrestrial life forms to earn a special statue for their Homestead.

Returned Boss Event (June 19-23)

The game’s toughest bosses have returned! Killing these enemies will yield special items, such as low level Dragon Orbs, sealed flyers and more.

Wraith Hunters (July 5 – 19)

Players can accept a quest from the Wraith Hunter NPC’s stationed in the major class cities around Perfect World to kill one of five random bosses. Rewards include a Wraith Hunter’s Insignia which can be traded for a War Avatar Pack S.

Tsuchun’s Treasure (June 14 – June 28)

Those who accept this quest will receive a treasure map that can be used to locate Tsuchun’s Treasure. This item will guide players to various chests that they will dig up to claim points for rewards.

Pinata Bosses (July 17  – 21)

Defeat special bosses to earn Giant Festival Coins, which will yield an assortment of prizes such as Mirage Celestones, Socket Stones, Bronze Guardian Charms, Bronze Spirit Charms, Hyper EXP Stones, Fantasy Fruit, scrolls and coins.

For additional details on the events for PWI, please visithttp://www.arcgames.com/en/games/pwi

Swordsman

Available on PC only

Jianghu Tournament Season 2 (Begins June 8)

The second season of Swordsman’s PvP tournament invites players to a massive brawl in the arena to claim their place as one of the greatest swordsmen in Jianghu history.

Swordsman ‘Divinity’ Content Update (June 22)

The game’s latest update introduces new levels, new maps, new instances, new weapons. Players can continue their journey in the Jianghu world and discover their divine power.

Dungeon Marathon Season 3 (June 29  – July 26)

For the third year running, Swordsman will hold a competition to see who can run the most dungeons. Players can make it onto the game’s leaderboard by completing instances to earn points and exclusive rewards.

3rd Anniversary Celebration (June 6 – July 7)

Swordsman turns three! This year the game will celebrate its third anniversary with a series of special forum events and exclusive rewards.

Learn more about Swordsman’s summer events by visitinghttp://www.arcgames.com/en/games/swordsman

Forsaken World

Available on PC only

6th Anniversary Celebration (June 1- 30)

Celebrate Forsaken World’s 6th Anniversary with special events throughout the month. Players can look forward to Hide & Seek events with the GMs, raffles for exclusive items and a showcase of the game’s fan art.

Summer Games (August 7 – September 1)

For the first time in the game’s history, Forsaken World will host a Summer Games tournament. Servers will face off against each other in a series of weekly competitions for exciting rewards.

For additional details on Forsaken World, please visithttp://www.arcgames.com/en/games/forsaken-world

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