MMO Reporter 295 – On the Campaign Trail

Chris and Bill jump on the Campaign bus as Crowfall announces their upcoming Campaign pre-alpha test, outline the ESO Plus event, and talk about High-Elves and the Wild West.

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What we did in game:

Bill:

  • WoW
  • Firewatch
  • Diablo III

Chris:

  • Nothin’
  • Nada
  • Nope
  • Nothing to see here
  • Shhh – I played Dreadnought while waiting for Bill

 

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News:

Crowfall is bringing Campaigns!

https://crowfall.com/en/news/first-campaign-ready-set-crow/

  • Three faction campaign
    • Order
    • Chaos
    • Balance
  • Order and Chaos try to win, Balance tries to keep everyone from winning
  • New world map and fog of war
  • Crafted Maps!
    • Scrawled Map
      • Can be traded, purchased or looted
  • Forts
    • Meant to change hands often, easy to take over, harder to defend.
  • Keeps
    • Harder to take over – plant a tree of life at its center
    • Can only be taken over by a siege
  • Import/Export restrictions
    • You can only bring so much into this campaign
  • Conquest slider showing who’s winning
  • Also, new character creator:
  • Soon™

 

WoW adding Diablo Rifts?

https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/31587-patch-73-lesser-greater-rifts/

  • More content – YEAH!
  • More content? Ugh….

 

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What is Albion Online

https://albiononline.com/en/home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpl2QLD7KEE

  • A sandbox MMO
  • Playable on PC and Tablet
  • Focused on trading, crafting, and combat
  • Very guild heavy
  • PvP heavy as well
  • Call back to Ultima Online and Runescape
  • Comment from “The Lazy Peon” (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-f0sqi-H7kuLT0YiW9rcA) – a good Runescape alternative

 

Quick Mentions:

ESO Plus Bonus Event July 5-9

  • http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2017/07/03/announcing-the-eso-plus-bonus-event
  • WHAT IS ESO PLUS?
    • ESO Plus is an optional subscription for The Elder Scrolls Online that rewards members with a host of benefits, including access to DLC Game Pack content and other in-game quality of life bonuses, including:
    • Full access to all DLC game packs, including Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, and Shadows of the Hist – that’s a bunch of new zones, hours and hours of new quests, additional dungeons, and more.
    • 1,500 Crowns per month to spend on the in-game store (paid members only – the Free Trial will not reward 1,500 Crowns)
    • Unlimited storage for crafting materials.
    • Double Bank space for your account.
    • A 10% increase to Experience & Gold acquisition, Crafting Inspiration, and Trait Research rates.
    • Double Furnishings and Collectibles space in player housing.
    • Exclusive ability to dye costumes.
  • This event gives a bonus Dwarven Crown Crate each day you log in for ESO Plus subs.

 

  • Free trial of ESO Plus will be available from the Crown Store Here is how you can enjoy select ESO Plus benefits for the duration of the event:
  • 1.Log into The Elder Scrolls Online.
  • 2.Navigate to the Crown Store.
  • 3.View the “Featured” category.
  • 4.Find and select the ESO Plus Free Trial.
  • 5.You will then enjoy select ESO Plus benefits for the duration of the event.
  • The ESO Plus trial will grant you the following benefits:
  • Full access to all DLC game packs – new zones, quests, dungeons and more!
    • Including Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, and Shadows of the Hist DLC game packs.
  • Unlimited storage for crafting materials
  • Double Bank space for your account
  • 10% increase to Experience& Gold acquisition, Crafting Inspiration, and Trait Researchrates
  • Double Furnishings and Collectibles space in player housing
  • Exclusive ability to dye costumes

ESO Plus free trial does not grant the bonus Dwarven Crown Crates, which are only available as daily login rewards for full ESO Plus members.

 

Wild West Online pre-order sale

http://buy.playwwo.com/

  • On until July 20th

 

Andang takes a look at the High Elf in LOTRO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGm3BihLgOA

  • Surprisingly not that much different from what we have with other races…

 

What are you playing next week?

Chris:

  • ESO
  • LOTRO
  • WoW
  • GW2

 

Bill:

  • Diablo III
  • WoW
  • More Firewatch

 

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