Sunday, July 31, 2016

ONE NIGHT IN KARAHZAN

We havnt really talked about hearthstone as much as I think we shoyld on this site, so here are my thoughts on the currently announced cards for one night at KARAHZAN

Class: Warlock
Card type: Minion 
Rarity: Common 
Mana cost: 1
Card text: Whenever you discard a card, draw a card.
Attack: 1
HP/Dura: 3
Other notes: Demon

Remmeber that REALLY stupid mill yourself deck totalbiscuit did a while back? Yea this is bassicly "mill myself" the card. It has some uses like negating the effects of cards like soul fire, but for the aweful Attack/health and the fact it will never be played on curve means I doubt this card will see competitive light. 

Class: Neutral
Card type: Minion 
Rarity: Rare
Mana cost: 6
Card text: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy an enemy minion with 3 Attack or less.
Attack: 3
HP/Dura: 6
Other notes: Dragon
Firstly, Blizzard you will never live down that pun. 

Otherwise, this seems like a very well balanced card. It has a similar effect as stampeding kodo but with the benefit of targeting the minion as well as triggering other dragon effects. The attack leaves something to be desired but if it clears one minion and takes out a few lower cost ones(Malchezaar's Imp) then your getting value. 

Class: Neutral
Card type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Mana cost: 3
Card text: Stealth At the end of your turn, summon a 1/1 Steward.
Attack: 1
HP/Dura: 1
Other notes: Steward is a vanilla 1/1 - Blue source 

Zoolocks dream, the stealth means it must be aoe down or get a lucky ogre swing. The major downside is losing a strong turn three, and if your playing against a Mage then this card isn't going to be doing much. But in control match ups you can get immense value from this one minion if your opponent can't remove it. 

Raving Grimoire Babbling Book -
Class: Mage
Card type: Minion
Rarity: Rare
Mana cost: 1
Card text: Battlecry: Add a random mage spell to your hand
Attack: 1
HP/Dura: 1

An odd filler card, I can see it being used in a freeze Mage deck where you don't have a strong turn one anyway but short of that its just another random effect to add to the pile. 

Those are all the ones currently on the r/ competitive hearthstone list, so I know I missed a ton but that should give you an idea of my thoughts right now  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

THOUGHTS ON CONSOLE OVERWATCH CHARACTERS

Now that OW has been released for about a month or so and the meta is settling into the usual ups and downs, it's time to look at the state of the game on console. 

To begin, there is the straight up problem of precision characters being unplayable. Hit scan weapons(Widowmaker and Ana scoped) generally are in a weak, but usable place. However since the fan the hammer nerfs and hit box changes to Mcree and Hanzo have left them in a almost unplayable state. Mcree is the better of the two being able to still kill flanking tracers and genjis with flashbang/fan/fan combo and having a decent-ish ultimate to wipe and push. However; his primary fire is basically unusable unless your aiming at large targets like roadhog or reinheardt. 

Hanzo is in a much, much worse spot. Since the hit box changes that made it much more difficult to get hits with his arrows, he has brought nothing to consoles. Sonar arrow is useful but this is only in specific situations and maps, making it conditional power. His scatter arrow is able to kill medium health squishies but fires somewhat unpredictably. His primary fire is difficult to hit, is a projectile weapon(i.e not scan weapons therefor even harder to hit) and on top of all that has no scope or zoom. Add all this onto the console's already sketchy aiming, and it all adds up to him being unplayable. 

Being honest, I have no idea how to fix these short of a full on rework(which i'm starting to think Mcree needs anyway). What do you guys think?

Monday, July 25, 2016

TOP 6 THINGS COMING UP IN LEGION

Legion is promising a bunch of brand new features and new content, lets look at some of the most exciting things coming up. 

1.Class order halls are what garrisons SHOULD have been 


2.BLIZ HAS SAVED US FROM TRANSMOG BANKS


3.We get to fight demons as demon hunters. cool.


4. Artifact weapons, need I say more? 


5."Do anything, anytime" Mentality 



and number 6.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Mini Game: LVL RACE

Are you BORED in WORLD OF WARCRAFT?

FEAR NOT, for this week I bring you another mini game to pass the time.

Players: at least 2 
Requirements: None! You can even do this on a starter account. 
Play time: Varies 

This mini game is based around starting from a level one new character to a pre-agreed upon level. I recommend 10-15 for a shorter play session, 30-45 for a few day's worth or 60 if you want to have a longer race.

Both players can choose their own race/class 
Set a predetermined location to end at (Goldshire, boar pin outside of Orgrimar, or other well known locations) 
No heirlooms aloud 
No lfd or lfr 
Dungeons are aloud but you may not que for them


That's the rules! While they are simple, I find that this mini game is actually very mechanically deep and allows for several very interesting strats.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A QUICK GUIDE TO SPENDING TIME IN LEGION

Blizzard has mad it very clear that they want to encourage a "play your way" style to Legion. so here is a quick rundown on the different activities available to you.

Raiding+Dungeons: We currently know of three introductory raids(The Emerald Nightmare. Suramar Palace and night hold) as well as 9 dungeon (Such as the Eye of Azshara). 
As for game play, Blizzard has said "We want to keep the over all feel and play style of WoD but put the raids themselves in more interesting locations." 

On top of that, they have also said they want to make Dungeons more than a steeping stone into raiding. They are doing this by giving more progression to dungeons, mainly via artifact power.


PvP: Blizzard is completely revamping the PvP system. 
Firstly, honor system is completely gone(don't worry, you'll get paid for the honor you already have)

Gear is being made almost useless, as all stats will be normalized when you enter the battleground. This means that everyone has a roughly equal shot in winning the battleground/skirmish/arena. The only exception is some minor enchantments or artifact weapon augments will give you tiny boosts, however; Blizzard has said this is something they are being very weary of and would not be afraid to remove in a heartbeat. 

Probably the largest change is the pvp leveling system. 
 
Now when you complete Arenas/Battlegrounds/Ashran objectives, you will earn XP towards your pvp level. Leveling this up gives access to new abilities only usable in pvp zones. Once you reach max level(50), you can prestige yourself back to level 1 to earn cosmetics. 

World quests: Blizzard is completely overhauling the daily quest system from MOP. 

They have done their best to remove the "shopping list" feeling from MOP by adding in WAY more quests that cycle through every 2-6 hours. They also made the rewards for these quest much more immediately substantial, mainly by giving large amounts of gold, toys, pets,mounts, artifact power etc.

These quests will tie into other forms of content(such as pvp or dungeons) and are very diverse in the gameplay(apparently we get to turn into a murloc and go kill other players, so that's a thing.)

RP: While roleplayers don't have anything particular aimed at them, they did get some nice new toys as a side affect. 


  • Revamped Dalaran
  • Class Order halls, especially for military guilds
  • New, easy access transmog system 
and on a much smaller note, the /sorry and /threaten emotes are now voiced! 

So that's a quick rundown on the upcoming expansion, what do you guys think? 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

*SIGH*



So remember back when Smite was getting sued over showing hindu gods in their game?



Guess what overwatch is getting!


So the leader of Universal Society of Hinduism is "complaining" to blizzard about the Devi skin and how you "control Devi".


Obviously this news has gotten many blizzard fans riled up, what do you guys think?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I want to know what YOU GUYS want.

With the current situation of WOW in it's "dry season", I figured i'd take the time to ask what YOU want to see from this blog! Let me know any ideas you have in comments below, i'd love to read your suggestions. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

IMA KEEP MY OPINION SHORT

But I definitely called everything in Ana's kit.


For those who don't know, the next hero will Pharah's mother. I don't have any thoughts on it that I didn't cover in my last post, so check that out!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mini game time!

With wow being such a passion for as long as it has been, I have practically explored every potential pass time possible with this game, including mini games. Now back when I was guild master of Drake Balls(I kid ye not, that was our name), our entire guild was based around doing exceptionally stupid things around Azeroth. So I figured i'd share a few stupid ideas we had!

The Great Azeroth Race!

This one is straight forward, but VERY fun. It can be done with as few as two people to upwards of infinite! Let's begin with the rules:

Personally, I think this race works much better if your playing horde side but i'll throw in an alternate version for our boys in blue.

No MAGE teleport, and no planned mage portals. I would recommend banning portals all together if your group is 3+ or if you have that one friend who is a dirty cheater. 

Hearthstones are banned as well for the same reason 

That is to say druid, dk, engi and any other teleport you can think of is totally legal. 
Here is a map of the first leg of the race
All players will start at the end of the dock in Booty bay. The first portion is a free race to the portal in Silvermoon that takes you to the Undercity, then to the zeppelin to Orgirimar. 

Once you get to orgrimar, the next stop is the corner of sithalus

After that the first person to buy Melon Juice from Dargon in Moon glad shall be the ultimate racer to end all racers


Hope you enjoy! I've done this a couple of times and it's always been a blast.







Ok I took two days to plan this whole thing out so I'll get the Alliance version up asap! 


Thursday, July 7, 2016

OW ANNOUNCEMENTS

So we FINALLY have some more info on Overwatch’ next hero:Sombra.

Firstly, we know that Blizzard said that they are going to talk about Sombra, specifically SOMBRA, at gamescom. As a side note, they also promised Rio as a new map and a new game mode.

Secondly there's this jewel:

So what I'm gathering is we know there working on a support sniper, and if this sniper is equipped with the same tech as mercy caucuses staff, then we'll probably see a similar style to mercy but instead of switching between healing/ damage boost it will switch between healing shots/ normal shots. If there's going for a biotic feel here both the heal and some of the damage will probably be over time before it expires. If I had to guess she/he/it will probably fill a role similar to zenyatta in being a half support/damage dealer.  (Hopefully better than he does)



Tuesday, July 5, 2016

THOUGHTS ON LEAGUE RP

So the RP boards have been up for about a week now, and I have a few points I wanted to say about it. 
  • Trolls, so many trolls 
I've run a few roleplay threads on the new boards, and not a single one of them have I not gotten less than 3 trolls. Now this is one of the things on this list that we can't really help, it simply fades away with time, but it's still something to look out for.

  • Too much focus on "Ask x!" 
Now I don't have any problem with the Ask format, but if the trend continues it will be all this board has. I'll admit some of these are very, VERY good(personal favorite), but there is SO much untapped potential outside of these that it would just be a shame if it wasn't realized. 

  • OC's
While there are a few very good original characters spread around the place but the majority of roleplayers seem to be just be taking the champion, even if the champion already represented in the chat. Honestly this is just annoying, but I suppose it is a good start for beginner roleplayers. 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Let's get this out of the way

I'm going to write about this topic at some point, so let's get this out of the way.

Let's address ERP. 

For a long time erotic roleplay has sort of been an uncle martha of the roleplay family. We tend to ignore it and pretend that goldshire simply doesn't exist, but the thing is it DOES exist and we DO need to address it. Many people enter the RP community after seeing youtubers like Pixel Cat Gamer and wanting to try out the shenanigans for themselves. I know for me personally, this led me to look into less-sexy rp and let me discover my true love of tavern roleplay. 

This is an important recruiting tactic that we tend to shun without remorse, and frankly it needs to stop. I understand why we shouldn't flaunt it around in front of the rest of the world, but there is no need to shove it into a dark corner in the Lion's pride inn. If you don't participate in ERP, then just acknowledge it exists  and view those who do equally as yourself. And if you do happen to participate, don't shove someone into a scene if they are uncomfortable.

WE ALL ROLEPLAY: SO TREAT EACH OTHER WELL!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Phanmon for Pompous Assh*le

Hello my fellow Azerothians. My names is Phanmon, and I want to be your new Assh*le.

Our great world has been plagued for many years by famine, war and random invasion from oddly familiar orcs and totally rad demons. You have been tortured, starved, killed, raised from the dead, killed again, raised again and somehow ended up being a citizen zombie. You may have started as I did, being an enslaved demon by a very rude, loud and VERY ugly forsaken warlock. When I am elected as your Pompous leader, I will fight Vol'troll and Variman for blueberry rights. You will be given full rights of demons and be able to enter the same taverns as your demon brothers. Also, demons will actually be given rights. We will give recently landed demons a way to transfer citizenship from the Burning Legion to either the Alliance or Horde. I will improve relations with the burning legion and give them land to settle. Azeroth will be a beacon of free rights among all the planets. 
I will crackdown on the use of exceptionally large weapons, leading to less murders and will improve life for all the citizens. 
I will establish better guard programs to crack down on the black market, and unapproved ERP experiences. We can make Azeroth great again!