Slow weekend for content around here as usual. I’m sensing a calm before the storm… hopefully a good storm. Before I go into talking about what I’ve been spending my time playing this past week, I want to share with you all what I’m looking forward to most in this coming week so that maybe you can find some interest in it as well.
On Tuesday (16th) WAR’s Land of the Dead will finally release. I’ve played around on the PTS and the new Sigil system is going to be a godsend for me. I’ve had the worst luck trying to get my greater wards. I refuse to spend 500g to buy the conqueror gear off the AH (which would put me at 3x greater wards), when after this patch all I’ll have to do is kill a few hundred people with the appropriate realm rank. I progressed in my Sigils really well in the short amount of time on the PTS that I’ve even lost interest in running Blood/Bile.
On Wednesday (17th) America’s Army 3 will be released. I never got into 1 or 2 but I do like tactical shooters and hopefully my friends will be interested. It’s on STEAM and pre-loaded already. You can’t beat the price tag on it either. It should provide a nice distraction until later in the week when…
On Friday-Sunday (19th-21st) Aion’s second beta weekend begins! This will be the highlight of my week as they allow us to play the Asmodians up to level 10 (hopefully with arena access). The band is getting back together (and combining with another) to form a fantastic guild. We’re going to play together this weekend officially as a group for the first time in-game and it should be a lot of fun. The more the merrier if you’re looking for friends.
This past week I’ve been splitting my time between Fable 2, Warhammer Online, Battlefield Heroes (can I say I’m in that beta?), a beta I know I can’t mention, and bursts of TF2/CoD4. I’m working my way through Fable 2 as a little side project. I played it a bit at E3 2008 and thought it was decent, but I never actually played it at launch when Graev bought it. I’m playing through as ‘good’ and earning the love and admiration of the citizens of Bowerstone. I use guns/ranged the most with melee to finish off large groups in close combat. The game is more fun than I thought it would be, but still not quite what it could have been given all of Molyneux’s hype that it would be what Fable was not. I’ll finish it off sometime in the next two weeks.
My WAR time consists mostly of defending against pushes or participating in zerg pushes of cities. I blame the “realm war” system. I’m still trying to get RR 50 to wear my Invader stuff, but it’s a long ways off (only RR 41 right now). I’m hoping that simply having the invader gear will unlock the sigil requirements rather than having to equip it… *crosses fingers for Mythic overlooking that little detail*. LotD and how well I’m able to participate in the content will be huuuuuge for me and a lot of other people. It’s going to determine whether or not I play WAR a lot or not at all.