Saturday, November 29, 2008

My EverQuest Experience - Beastlord Beatdown

I was playing my Beastlord today (huzzah for the BST class) after being gone from EverQuest for a long, long hiatus. I must say it was an absolute blast to play. After being gone for so long, the new changes are astounding! To any old EQ player, several of the games issues have been tweaked,changed, or fixed all together. When you die, regardless of level, you still have your gear on you. You can now hire NPCS (Called Mercenaries) so you can have a whole party to help you incase you can't find one. Need a pocket cleric? A tank? You can hire them instead of having to wait for a group.

Also great are Hotzones. These are zones where the monsters give a much larger boost to experience, better loot * Think ALOT better then the old Planes of Power expansion loot, even at the low levels!*, and gems to put in your armor to give them better stats. So this ends up with me being in the current hotzone for level 55 characters and above., Blackfeather Roost. It's a several tier zone where to get up to the next tier you need to perform a small quest. Thus begins my story of the beatdown.

So here I am, oblivious to all these new zones, abilities, and just great additions to the game. As I wandered around, I came across " A cunning mountain puma ". I'm 58, he con'ed dark blue to me, and I'm in some great gear. What could go wrong? In my ignorance, I was not aware that all the " Injured/Cunning/Poisonious " monsters were bosses. So when I ran up to this cute cuddly cougar...

I got my face ripped off and handed back to me. He hit for over 300-400 and double attacked me several times. I have several AA's with a good chunk of points into Combat Agility, however this did not save me from having to /train all the way to the zoneline. I made it, thankfully, though my poor little warder had to bite the dust to give me time to escape.

So, I'm back in EverQuest, and while the game has improved in so many ways it's still finds ways to kick the teeth in of even a experienced player.

JumpGate Evolution

A very interesting MMO being developed is Jumpgate Evolution. While I don't think it's an MMORPG, it is a space action game set in a persistent universe where thousands of players can interact with each other. Basically expect a huge galatic dog fight. Sounds like a blast! You can check out the game here at Jumpgate Evolution .

Tomorrow I'll post a full preview of it, what do you think of the idea of a huge shooter MMO? I'm personally curious as it has the making of being a blast to play.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Negative Gamer PodCast

Just giving some shameless self promotion to the other site I write for, NegativeGamer. Wardrox has just released a podcast for the site and it's pretty good stuff. Please check it out at NegativeGamer

Also I'm sorry for the lack of " meat " to the posts of late. Things are pretty nuts here. However tomorrow I'll bring an indepth preview of Jumpgate Evolution!

Also. The cake is a lie.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Wheel of Time MMORPG

As some of you may already know, a few months ago fantasy writer Robert Jordan passed away. The author was currently working on the 12th and final book for his Wheel of Time series, which has spawned a variety of role playing games, websites, and now a MMORPG. So far no release date has been announced. I'll keep you posted and put up some pictures as soon as they arrive.

" May the Dragon ride again upon the winds of time..."

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I just got recruited by the great Wardrox to be an author for his website,! While I'll still be posting here talking about all those great MMORPGs, you can also find me and many more coo cats talking about video games in general. So check out the

Do it.

Why are you still bloody here?!?!
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