Monthly Archives: October 2014

NeverWinter 1 week update

So been playing neverwinter for a week now. Level 34.

The game makes a nice theme park. Good storyline. Quests are hard and seem to be set at what ever level your at so they fit well. Dungeon team setups are nice. If you have a team you can bounce around dungeons with your team. If your alone, like me, the system automaticly finds you 4 friends at your level +/- to play with. Works well, although at some parts of the day the time to wait to find those 4 people can be a bit long. But thats life.

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Never Winter Day 1 up to level 15

First day in neverwinter went well.  Again good story line built into game and quests. overall the lack of weapons and armor to start is different then the previous games I played which handed me stuff endlessly to get me upgraded.   Nothing wrong with going slower but it is noticeable after guild wars.  Like guild wars this game gives you endless stuff you can’t use that you need to sell.  I only have 2 bags of storage so far and it fills up might fast.  positive is I an afford all those health potions I need to survive.

And surviving is harder here and I got myself into a dungeon I couldn’t get out of.  the mobs to leave where too big for my lack of healing potions (I used them all up before hand) and I had to log out to leave the quest.  So a way out of the quest/dungeon would have been nice instead of the hard exit to get myself out.

 

Video of my first 5hours+ is here at twitch – http://www.twitch.tv/dalewjaw/b/579476656

Onward I go into maybe some crafting and other things the game will teach me today.

NeverWinter - dalewj

I head towards a weekend and I need something new

Yes i am burning trhu MMos pretty fast as i wait impatiently for Afterworld.

Guild Wars 2 – Level 78 and really starting to get bored. The theme park exit gate is up ahead and really don’t see much use of me in the post themepark that is WvW. I made it to level 78, stuck trying to get traits that i want because the servers wont give me the quests i want. I tried a dungeon and my character was simply not made for such things… so to continue to the next stage i would need to start over with a new character set to get me into bnattle mode. And sadly i liked the game, but not enough to start over and quest up a new character.

New game! The Secret World… Nverwinter…. or Elder Scrolls

What will i talk myself into downloading for tomorrow gameplay…..

Day 15 Guild Wars 2 – Level 72

Well i have been working my butt off for the last week. Ignoring the stream as at this point im just grinding away. Game still excites me to that 70% or so level.  I do like the feel of the game and the story.  Im an engineer so the storyline is actually very hard to complete.  I do love the way the story lines were all developed and now that i have been most everywhere I love the different types of story lines.

I think im about 47% complete for the whole game objects.  I am not a multiply ava player so ill see what I can do to 100% this ava.  I think I can fly thru it in 2 more weeks at the rate im going.

Grinding has it points and they developed some nice hard breaks in the storyline to make you go some place else and get more skill before you can finish a quest.  Example was the 57-65 quests (There was only 4).  the jump from 60 to 65 was a big one.  then followed by a jump to a 70 quest.  I had to go back to some lower levels and do the storyline quests to get caught up to defeat the monsters at that level.

Skills and Traits:  I don’t love the skill idea.  I have lots of skill points and I see no reason to use them I got the setup I want.. why change it.  Traits.  UGH.  trying to unlock a trait you want is such a pain.  Quest traits are sometimes impossible.  I sat for 10 hours on a server waiting for that one group quest to be unlocked so I could get the trait I wanted.  Never did enough people show up to turn it on.  Still don’t have it.  Also for the explosives trait I want its in WvW.  Ya that’s fun.  I actually spent 3-4 hours in there learning what they are doing and figured some of it out and helped a little (14 WvW points).  But know way I can get near the area that has the quest I need to complete in WvW to get my next trait.   so I sit with 5 unused trait points trying to find someplace to use them.  Note being an engineer that solely uses explosives as a weapon is a bit limiting…..

Crafting.  Still stuck on level 1.  sadly it isn’t exciting enough to get me to go out and get all those resources.. so I gather as I do stuff but copper is far from the areas im in so that is going very slow.

Zones:  The storyline is bringing me to zones and places I have never been to so there are only 3 zones that I have yet to visit.  I have 5-6 at 100% including all the travel zones are at 100%.   Finding that 100% the first level zones is a good way of getting my skill while collecting badly needed copper.

So as I sadly wait for the very slow (hopefully it will be done) fix of afterworld ill 100% my ava in GW2.   Maybe some W2W thou pvp isn’t exactly my thing and as a bomb exploding engineer I have to get very close to the other players to kill them.  This does cost lots of death……

Archage crafting at the highest levels.

I came across this video of how to craft the good stuff in Archage.  Well it isn’t how to craft its how the crafting system works and how much of a gamble it is to make something at the top level.    To get the perfect top level piece you wanted with the right stats is a 1:784 chance from the first level of the item you craft.

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