This weekend got away fast. I had lots to do on Saturday and Sunday, so I ended up only getting in a little bit of time on the one game I played a bunch of: EverQuest.
Yep, I played EverQuest again! That shouldn’t come as a surprise, seeing that I posted about it several times recently. We’re on the Coirnav progression server having a good time. It’s exactly the same as every new progression server, though. If that hasn’t been your thing in the past, no reason to expect it to be any different this time around.
This weekend was short on the games, but the time I did get in was pretty good. I ended up driving a lot yesterday (about 9 hours) which ate up a lot of game time. That’s also why today there will be a double posting instead of what I was planning to publish yesterday.
I was able to continue playing Deep Rock Galactic with some randoms while Graev was busy. I decided to try more of the Digger class, originally thinking it was lackluster when compared to the other class options. My opinion reversed when my fellow dwarves were all rather inept at using Engineer platforms or carving their own paths. The digger just bust through rocks and forge a beautiful tunnel in seconds — even to the bottom of a major cavern — providing the entire team a clear path to progress.
Most of my time playing was spent in Dragon Quest Builders on the Switch. My wife and I are doing this play-through together. She’s really into the exploration, so she pushes me to explore the nooks and crannies of the map. I’m always reluctant, then end up being grateful she pushed me to look around because we find so many neat things to contribute to our city. Right now we’re in the second chapter, and we have a really cool city going.
Leaving our first city behind was rough. I felt attached to the characters and buildings, even though in reality the place was ugly. Our second city is much more practical, and I even have a nice room elevated over the city with a cool view. The surrounding terrain is ugly, though, and I hop Chapter 3 brings a nicer locale.
I’m excited for EverQuest on the Coirnav server. I always think I won’t miss MMOs until I haven’t played one. Then I get the itch so strongly I can’t think of anything else.
Anything fun you’re playing this weekend or planning to play soon?
I’m quietly working my way through Dragon Quest Builders on the Switch. If you like sandbox games about building, crafting, and random arcade-like mob crushing, then this is definitely something you should check out on Switch.
You’ll build up cities, create rooms and decorate them for bonuses, hunt dragons and ghosts and other monsters, explore pyramids, deserts, forests, and swamps, and all sorts of adventures.
There’s also another reason to play the original… carry over data bonus.
In an interview roundup I found on Gematsu, they say there’s going to be carry over data from your DQB file to your DQB2 file. What that bonus will be is currently unknown, but it’s incentive to play.
DQB2 will also feature multiplayer, but to what extent is unknown. All they’ve said right now is that “there will be a multiplayer”.
If you haven’t checked out it, watch some videos or just jump in head first. I know the people who picked it up so far on my recommendation have enjoyed themselves!
If you own a Switch and want to take my word on another great builder game, I highly recommend you check out Dragon Quest Builders.
DQB comes out on Switch tomorrow and it’ll be $40 which is cheaper than the $60 it was on PS4 (yet still worth it then too).
Although it has no multiplayer, it’s a great game about building up a kingdom and defending it from bad guys. There’s lots of Minecraft meets plenty of other builder games in this one.
Give it a shot and let me know what you think! I have the Switch version on my birthday list (February 15th) and will share my adventures and lots on the Switch version here soon.
Dragon Quest Builders comes out in just under two weeks for the PS4 and Vita!
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DQB is like Minecraft with a purpose. There’s a clear story to follow, and also a lot of RPG elements. I like the emphasis on rebuilding areas of the world and creating hubs.
I also like the idea of decorating, crafting, gathering, and questing.
Unfortunately, DQB isn’t multiplayer. However, I think that enhances and elevates the RPG and story experience further than it could go if this were more like a Minecraft experience.
The demo for DQB is out TODAY. Give it a try and let me know if you you’ll be picking it up.