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DC Universe is free for a reason

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on November 30, 2011 by theerivs

First of all sorry for the posting delays, work has been unbearable. Lets dig into todays topic.

I love Superman, it borders on religon. Heck I even stomached that last Superman movie.  I love comic books, and hero movies. I wear so many hero shirts it’s a joke amongst my friends. I go to see the movies, and even though they may be bad I still stomach them , yea I’m looking at you Ghost Rider, or the Eric Bana Hulk.

Given I am such a freak about Super Heroes, for some reason I never got into them…I don’t think I came across one that really suited me for some reason.

Well DC Universe online was the right price…free so I thought I would give it a shot.

Character Creation – Here I sit on the fence. I made an Undead Villain named Nerghal, after Grandfather Nurgle. I made him duel wielding with Ice powers. I mean the process was ok…..but I wanted more I guess. The powers you had seemed a little weak, and the mentor selection was pure blah. Overall I thought it was OK.

Gameplay – Typical fair here, kill this, kill that. Defend this, defend that.

Graphics – Were pretty good. I liked them. Had a comic book feel to it, without being over the top.

Storyline – Again here I didn’t get to excited about why I was doing, what I was doing.

Overall– It was an ok game, held my interest for a night, but lets be honest there is a reason it’s free.  Hopefully one day there will be an awesome super hero game made, one that I love.

Nothing says Kill Things Like Slayer, and Ice Cube

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on April 28, 2011 by theerivs

As I explore the EVE Universe….

I had my first death, they were nice enough to give me another starter ship. I might of not wanted to rush in with 5 enemies, and start blasting stuff. Pfft I’m going to have to use strategy…Ridonkulous!

I also have no idea how to sell shit…I guess I need to buy some new glasses. Are there no vendors around I can just sell stuff? Do I have to place all my crap on the market? I want a bad ass killer ship….what do I need to do get one? Suck some alien cock?

I’m training Mining right now, I hope I can figure that out.

I found the Jukebox feature is pure AWESOME. Loaded some Slayer, and some Ice Cube and I’m ready to blast some biotches from cold…hard space.

The EVE Trial

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on April 27, 2011 by theerivs

So I decided to give EVE a shot. They have a 14 day trial to give it a shot. I was impressed, and a little overwhelmed at the same time. Here’s a list of impressions I liked about it.


1. Graphics – Flying a ship is pretty cool, the graphics are pretty neat. I passed a planet and I really was awed as the sun lit it up.

2. Character Creation – Just alot of choices, and that’s always a good thing

3. Training Queue – Awesome to have things being trained while your not even logged in, or just putzing in space.

4. Easy Download, and Setup – It was pretty quick

Things I didn’t like so much.

1. HUD/Interface – It wasn’t intiutive, and easy to start off with. This is the first game ever I even took the tutorial. Also alot of the writing seems awfully small.

2. Commerce/Market – Whoa….Just to megolithic to grasp right now.

3. Navigation – Took me awhile to figure some things out, meh

Overall a real nice game, that could use som interface enhancements for easier play, perhaps the more I play the more I’ll get use to it. I like it, and I may play the full 14…err 13 days I have left, but I don’t know yet if I’ll subscribe.

The Return of the Chosen One

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on November 15, 2010 by theerivs

So I got a few free days courtesy of Mythic, so I decided to load up the Warhammer Online.  First off I think a could guildies pass out to see back online. My loyal Fellhound missed me, I could tell he started licking his balls toot sweet.

Ah it felt good to be back in the Inevitable City. The damned souls walking around, the cultists…if I could cry I might of.  I messed around with the appearance. I went old school with the hornless helm, and put an old school shield that I loved.

Man I popped into my first scenario, and guess who I run into. A little dwarf named Gaarawarr. Of course Order beat on me like an ocean beats on a rock, but I had some good healers keeping me up, the rest of the damage dealers did there job and killed everyone trying to beat on me.

I did another scenario, it was Serpent’s passage, and while everyone was mucking about I grabbed the parts several times, and there was a Shaman following me, he said, “You’re the only smart one here”  Damn straight sucka!

Over the weekend I did some more Scenarios, some with guild groups which was awesome fun, and awesome RP.  Solo I get bout 2-3k Renown, with my guild I was getting 6-7k….Man it’s good to work with some proper villains again. 

Did some RvR in Praag as well, and I forgot how fun the Chaos of Battle is in WAR. 

Well I’m going to try to stick around until the new RvR packs are released, be great to get a little boost in my fight to get Renown. Since I always did PvE back in the day I fell way behind the Renown curve.

New Patch Smell

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on May 20, 2010 by theerivs

I love new patches, new things to explore, to do, to fail.

So Warhammer came out with new Patch 1.3.5. Werit does an awesome job in detailing this patch, so check him out if you want the nitty gritty.  Here’s a list of 1.3.5 posts…

I really have to hand it to Mythic the Patching system is quite painless. Though it’s still a patch and takes some time to download. When I get in, all my points are refunded for what? Stupid Teir 3, Gromril plating clone thing.

So I go to the trainers to respec..wait? what? where the hell is the renown trainer? They moved them to inside the Monolith. Son of a…did they say they were going to do that. They most likely did but I must of skipped over it….ok unless it says Chosen on it, I don’t read it usually.

Well with all the goings on I had only time for a couple scenarios, and at least one thing doesn’t change.


Don’t Believe the Hype

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , , on February 2, 2010 by theerivs

You’d think since I love that Public Enemy song, I would actually follow its advice.

When Warhammer Online came out, I loved the IP (Intellectual Property) so much I turned a blind eye to any problems to the game, and I still do in some sense. I want it to succeed so bad, I think I tossed more money then I should at it. Is it a bad game? No…Does the game have faults…sure it does. Most MMO’s do, and even WoW does…*SHOCK* The Problems WoW has though has been ironed out in the 5 years it’s been out. When I first logged into WoW, I got queues, and server disconnects, Lag in IF so bad it was like a slide show. So even though time clouds our memories, I remember the bad times, and they still continue. I now have DSL, and WoW blows up my modem when I log into Dalaran. I mean WTF! ..Really?

Let me get to my point…Cryptic, and Star Trek Online. I was blinded by the IP, Star Trek I allowed myself to fall into the hype, especially after the Klingon PvP trailer. Three Klingon Birds of Prey swooping in for the kill…yeah I got a boner. After Cryptic did it’s shady business with Champions Online. They offered lifetime subs, and then said they ran out of them even after people already ordered it, if I remember correctly. Whatever the case it was shady business. Now the day of Star Trek Online opening they pull out of their arse, a Microtransaction store where you can buy races, that give you…that’s right bonus abilities…I am hating Cryptic so much right now…it’s not even funny.

Here’s the problem I love the IP, I like the game actually. The space part is awesome, but is that enough for me to play this game, to be an active part of this game? The only part of this game that I would enjoy is the PvP, but the Klingons aren’t fleshed out.  There are still alot of questions I have about this game, and will I be investing my time into this game.

I have a Collectors Edition waiting for me at Gamestop on my way home, and I am seriously debating just leaving it there.

Star Trek Online : Second Impression

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on January 20, 2010 by theerivs

Well I delved deeper into STO – Here are some of my thoughts.

– The quests some of them could use a little more info. Like there was a quest to find someone…how bout telling me WHERE?

– The starting missions were umm kinda rough. I had to face like 18 ships in a row. Um I’m by myself. Need help here, I would dumb it down a tosh, or maybe detect how many ships are in the zone.

-I am seeing everyone on my minimap that is in the zone, I hope theres a way to configure that so I only need to see what I want to see.

-Leveling to 6 is gonna be rough. I want my Klingons now.

Next report is going to be on Klingons, if I could only log on to play and actually get to that level.  

Remember though, it’s only a beta.

STO: By the Blood Of Kahless!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on November 18, 2009 by theerivs

Ok now I’m getting hyped….