If you can’t tell a BW to burn in hell…

What do you tell them to do? Freeze in the void?

I got to thinking of this last night after Iron Rock once again flipped the city to stage 2, and we easily crushed the BWC with about 12 people, 4 of which were sub 40s. The place drops faster than a dress on prom night, and the biggest difficulty was in getting people into the actual city once we hit stage 2. It’s sad, because most people log off now when the city flips, because they are so god-awful bored of it. My guild there tends to not partake much unless they know we are going to get to stage 2 and can hit the palace to farm weapons. I keep going on my DoK because he still needs two invader pieces, and if I can get them from a gold bag, that means I can break down all my invader crests instead.

Still, the BWC is a fun instance, and it’s where Mythic needs to take notes on how to do all of their encounters. It requires a little for-thought, and awareness of surroundings. The boss has an interesting mechanic, and it’s not god-awful long or buggy. It’s what PvE SHOULD be in this game. More like the Lairs in LotD. Those things are fun, and so is this. Hopefully, one of up and coming orders of business are to make the instances in IC as fun and entertaining as those in Altdorf.

What’d you do this weekend?

psylockeI put together a baby crib and changing table.

Then I completely respec’d my hero from high tech armor and weapons, a laser sword wielding ball of metallic destruction into a Telekinetic Dervish. Wielding blue swords of crackling mental energy, he is now the epitome of mental perfection, able to manifest his will by a mere thought. Upon realizing this transformation he ventured into the lair of an appropriate foe, Telios. After defeating one mad geneticist, I went to the island home of another, monster island. These made for an interesting trip through the last levels of the twenties and into thirty. If you’re interested in details, keep reading.

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Initial Review

reviewI recently made a response on one of Keen’sposts, that made me realize that I think I can speak with enough specifics and authority on the subject matter, that a “first impressions” review of Champions Online would be merited, and not just me gushing with new shiny, fanboi love. I think I’ve experienced enough different aspects of the game, and been exposed to a good amount of systems for me to be able to see how the game is going to preform as I make my way through it. For those that want just the bare-bones opinion, or a TLDR version if you will: I like the game, there is a whole lot going for it, but I still don’t think it will be a giant success. 

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