I decided to pick up Aion online. I think it had something to do with Rift, but I can’t be certain. Anyway, I’m playing Aion now. I’m somewhat of a closet Lineage 2 fan, so I’m rather enjoying myself while playing the game. I just need to find a way to squeeze both Lotro and Vindictus into the cycle. x_x
To those of you playing Cataclysm… be sure to come up for air and eat/use the bathroom at regular intervals. I don’t want to hear any online reports of someone dying of starvation/urine poisoning while leveling their warg/goblin and attempting to get all the new achievements. Also, enjoy the Christmas holiday break!
Posted by Thrangis The Red on December 9, 2010
Along with the update came a great deal of increased experience! Double Experience Event, available to everyone during the event hours of 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Pacific (9:00 PM until 11:00 PM Eastern). This event is only going to last from today until Friday, so take advantage while you can.
Aside from that great news there are now new docks available: Prairie Entrance and Ruins and Sanctity. Also, the level cap has been raised to 44, from the previous 38. I’m sure many players are already 40 upon me writing this. I still need to get my Evie through Ainle, she’s only 26! >.>
If you live in North American and haven’t tried out Vindictus yet, click here. Those of you who reside on the other side of the Atlantic will have to wait until the end of the year (or so it’s rumored).
Posted by Thrangis The Red on December 1, 2010
Just finished updating my account with a Beta Key… nothing is “for sure” but my chances of getting into closed beta are improved. Overall the game has some interesting features I’ll hopefully get the chance to look into. As always, this is the place where I’ll be putting my thoughts!
I’ve been keeping myself busy in Vindictus, to the best of my abilities, and am just now getting into the content of Ainle. With the next update around the corner I hope I can get my Evie high enough to jump on in with the rest of the other players. x]
There’s no real rush to progress any of my higher level characters beyond where they’re at, at least not yet. With discussion of Turbine planning to remove the unjust “Radiance” mechanic from the game, I’m going to hold back from attempting to gear myself out with the latest in radiance pieces. However, I did manage to progress through most of the book quests that I had previously been unable to do (hard to find fellowships). There were some changes made to allow for solo-style players (or players having difficulty finding a fellowship) to do some of the harder chapters in the book quests.
Journal of Grudgery
Now, I’m well aware that any journal entries for Thrangis are going to be way overdo and I’m sorry for the huge delay (especially to those who enjoy the entries). I’ve been working on something extra for the next post. Just need to wait a little longer. :)
Posted by Thrangis The Red on November 22, 2010
I’m at the stage in my Evie adventuring where everyone around my level looks pretty much the same. The sad thing is we all got together and decided to buy our clothes from the Little Bo Peep catalog. Now I’m pushing really hard to get into some more practical mage-alchemist attire.
Overall I like the class, but I am beginning to miss Fiona now and again. Evie has no grapple maneuvers that I have seen yet. I recall a video of her using some interesting group levitate ability on everything around her… but I’m assuming I won’t get a taste of that until later.
There’s still some hiccups in the latency department for group missions. I really wish they would make it more stable. Usually I am cutting myself to only two other members to reduce the chance for random lag. I can play solo and enjoy myself for only so long.
Posted by Thrangis The Red on November 1, 2010
First Impression: I really enjoy the fighting style. It is very melee based, but if I think of it more like I’m playing an “alchemist” instead of a mage then I don’t mind all that much. You have your spells slotted up where your quick items would be, leading me to believe that you will carry a limited number of items. They make up for this by giving Evie abilities like revive among other things. Beside all of this, I love swinging around a staff… It just has a nice feel to it.
After a few hours I’m moving along nicely. Evie is incredibly fun to play. The health shield helps a great deal when fighting the normal mobs, but you won’t want to rely on it during boss battles. Coming from a character who can block attacks I find myself trying to do the same. I need to get used to timing my dodges better. x]
Posted by Thrangis The Red on October 27, 2010