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Icaras

Icaras can be best described as a British gamer who gets a little too into PvP. He can be found playing any RPG with PvP features included but also is a reputable RTS and Moba gamer. Best identified as the leader of the group Genesis Gaming, he moves from game to game enjoying everything the gaming world has to offer. Love PvP and want to read the sometimes un-popular opinion? This is the writer for you!

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Final Fantasy XIV: ARR - Raid Analysis: The Binding Coils of Bahamut: Turn 1 Final Fantasy XIV: ARR - Raid Analysis: The Binding Coils of Bahamut: Turn 1
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been out little over a month and many players for the last few weeks have raced through the content and geared out their characters to the best of their abilities and the content has been blazed through, except one dungeon, or raid if you will. The Binding Coils of Bahamut.... >>more
Tue Oct 29 07:07:07 2013

Hearthstone - Why It’s Worth Your Time Hearthstone - Why It’s Worth Your Time
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a MMO Trading Card Game, or an MMOTCG developed and published by Blizzard, the people who brought you World of Warcraft arguably the most successful MMORPG of all time, Starcraft 1 and 2, arguably the most successful RTS of all time and Warcraft 1,2,3 which for many remain a fan-favourite in everyones hearts. ... >>more
Mon Oct 28 10:10:10 2013

League of Legends - The "Leagues" of Legends League of Legends - The
I'm pretty huge on e-sports; it's amazingly fun to watch and e-sports directly come from the game its self supporting a competitive automated ladder. Recently (well not recently any more) you may have noticed that the new "Leagues" system is incredibly similar to Starcraft 2's ladder system. I've been saying for years that SC2's ladder system is what drove me to compete even if what was to Low-diamond...... >>more
Sun Jun 23 23:35:18 2013

Dragon's Prophet - Beta Review: Coming under Fire Dragon's Prophet - Beta Review: Coming under Fire
Dragon's prophet is developed by Runewaker Entertainment, creators of Runes of Magic, Dragon's Prophet will launch as a free-to-play MMORPG in 2013. Players will be transported to the dragon-filled, beautiful world of Auratia, where they can fight, capture, train and ride hundreds of unique dragons. Dragon's Prophet features an action-based combat system that gives players visceral battle action gameplay...... >>more
Sun Jun 02 20:55:41 2013

League of Legends - Leagues & Ladder Points League of Legends - Leagues & Ladder Points
Since the change to the League of Legends matchmaking system, there has been hot debate over whether or not the change was for the better or worse. To examine this question, first we should look at the pros and cons of the previous system; the ELO system with a visible ELO that goes up or down for a win or loss respectively.... >>more
Mon May 06 23:05:41 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Beta Test 1&2 Review: A Realm of Hope Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Beta Test 1&2 Review: A Realm of Hope
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has quite a lot of history behind it, why many people without even reading about the game are not even going to give it a chance before bashing it and I don't blame them, but this article is to put your fears to rest as I got a chance to join Square Enix's 3rd beta for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn which is quite exclusive ... >>more
Thu May 02 00:20:06 2013

RIFT - Top 5 AddOn's For Raiding RIFT - Top 5 AddOn's For Raiding
Hello, MMOSite readers; today we're looking at an in-depth top 5 add-on's for raiding in RIFT that will increase your efficiency, make things easier and help you get through the raid without wiping, RIFT which is the fantasy MMORPG brought to us by Trion Worlds is pretty much a hard recreation of World of Warcraft with its own story, motivations and quirks. Which means its raiding is difficult, competitive...... >>more
Fri Apr 26 02:00:20 2013

Age of Wushu - In Review: Wushu Fight On! Age of Wushu - In Review: Wushu Fight On!
Age of Wushu which isn’t your typical MMORPG is brought to you by Snail Games in essence it redefines what ‘Martial Arts Fighting MMORPG’ means to the average gamer and it does it in an explosively unique way.... >>more
Mon Apr 22 23:55:41 2013

F2P vs. P2P - Clash of the Payment Models F2P vs. P2P - Clash of the Payment Models
We're currently in the year 2013, where F2P gaming is a common and successful thing; if you think back even 5 years ago, if it was an f2p game, the majority of gamers would disregard it and automatically assume it was terrible.... >>more
Thu Mar 28 02:28:44 2013

Defiance - Test 3 Review: A world of opportunity Defiance - Test 3 Review: A world of opportunity
Defiance is a Buy2Play (you buy the game and that’s it, no monthly fees and an optional cash shop) brought to us by Trion Worlds who published other successful games like Rift is a futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth competing for alien technology.... >>more
Mon Mar 25 07:07:55 2013

Scarlet Blade - Closed Beta Review: Drop Dead Gorgeous Scarlet Blade - Closed Beta Review: Drop Dead Gorgeous
Scarlet Blade is a completely free-to-play sci-fi/fantasy MMORPG. It was developed by LivePlex and is being published in North America by Aeria Games. It features strong PvP elements, a uniquely detailed world, and an engaging, well-crafted story set in a dystopian future. ... >>more
Thu Mar 21 23:47:08 2013

Arcane Saga - Exclusive MMOSite Interview with CJ Games Arcane Saga - Exclusive MMOSite Interview with CJ Games
As we know, the refreshed MMORPG Arcane Saga which was previously known as Prius Online is set to launch foin the first half of 2013. New fun is added to the heart of the game, so our MMO Site Elite Columnist Alex “Icaras” Adams gives a Q&A interview with Jon-Enée “Neume” Merriex, Producer from Netmarblewith.... >>more
Mon Mar 18 01:23:00 2013

PlanetSide 2 - State of the Game: Longevity Intact? PlanetSide 2 - State of the Game: Longevity Intact?
PlanetSide 2 is a MMOFPS flagshipped by Sony Entertainment and published by Sony Online Entertainment for NA and ProSiebenSat.1 Games for the European region. Even if you don't play PlanetSide 2 you probably have heard of it due to the media flurry that was the Planet Side Ultimate Showdown taking popular personalities such as Total Biscuit who championed their faction and got people to play the game...... >>more
Fri Mar 01 01:15:14 2013

Ragnarok Online II Review: A Story Told... Ragnarok Online II Review: A Story Told...
Ragnarok Online II: Legend of the Second is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG from Gravity and Asiasoft Online, and the sequel to the original Ragnarok Online. I'll start of by saying this is a completely first impressionist review to this MMORPG; I'm not going to pretend and lie to you as if I've played any games within this series, however it boasts some interesting features and definitely warranted...... >>more
Tue Feb 05 01:43:42 2013

Dragon Saga - Overall Review: Not just a drag... Dragon Saga - Overall Review: Not just a drag...
Dragon Saga: Worlds Collide created by Gravity games and available to you thanks to Warp Portal at www.playdragonsaga.com is a 3d side scrolling action adventure MMORPG; which plays and feels a lot like a fighter but has all the great elements a good MMORPG should have, I’m here to break down the 5 things that make an MMORPG what it is and let you know had Dragon Saga measures up as well as my own...... >>more
Fri Jan 18 05:20:08 2013

Marvel Heroes Pre-release Review: MMO Mutant Marvel Heroes Pre-release Review: MMO Mutant
Marvel Heroes brought to you by Gazillion Entertainment is a Massively Multiplayer Online Action Role Playing game; I had the opportunity on behalf of MMOSite to get an early press access to try out all of the current available heroes and content; but before we jump in, let's talk about what Marvel Heroes states what it is trying to be and what the game has to offer.... >>more
Thu Jan 03 21:40:30 2013

SWTOR's Free Play: Really Free? SWTOR's Free Play: Really Free?
This article is less of a review of SWTOR, but more of a documentation of feelings and thoughts of a few weeks of playing it. This article is an effort between GF.Alecto and I, so I hope you will enjoy the style of writing.... >>more
Tue Dec 04 23:54:32 2012

Genre Spotlight - The MMOFPS: A Rise to Arms! Genre Spotlight - The MMOFPS: A Rise to Arms!
Hello, I'm DoubleIcaras and today we're going to take an in-depth look in to the mysterious and misunderstood genre of MMOFPS. I'll start of by talking about what I mean by the term MMOFPS and we'll get in-depth little by little.... >>more
Mon Nov 26 18:41:23 2012

GW2 – Guild Content Thoughts: For Great Justice! GW2 – Guild Content Thoughts: For Great Justice!
I won’t say “needs” to be added; but allow me to give a brief introduction to set how I’m feeling right now; so maybe that if by some miracle someone from Arena Net actually reads this; they will understand better why these features should be added to a game.... >>more
Sun Oct 14 21:56:28 2012

GW2: Dynamic Events and YOU ! GW2: Dynamic Events and YOU !
So, like many of my other articles. I’ll be running through with a simple topic that you might know the basics of and really go in-depth with the subject so you know the in’s and out’s before the release, so let’s do it!... >>more
Fri Sep 28 18:50:49 2012

GW2: Patch Notes Early September GW2: Patch Notes Early September
Despite Guild Wars 2 only being out for 2 weeks and multiple live-game bug fixes, Arena Net are proving that they’re setting the bar high for competitors already releasing their first major patch notes and will be continuing to stomp out all of the remaining problems and then start releasing major content patches.... >>more
Tue Sep 25 22:27:50 2012

GW2 – Tournament PvP Guide: The Keep Is Lost! GW2 – Tournament PvP Guide: The Keep Is Lost!
Structured PvP in Guild Wars 2 is like a whole different game within it. It has its own rules and idea’s and to be good at sPvP you need to know quite a lot; with the help of GG.Livewire we have written this guide to help you figure out the basics of Tournament PvP!... >>more
Fri Sep 21 19:51:23 2012

GW2: Conditions Analysis – A Slow Death GW2: Conditions Analysis – A Slow Death
With Guild Wars 2 being the most anticipated game of the year finally being released I feel it’s time for another break down of some key aspects of the game and what more important that conditions?... >>more
Wed Sep 05 17:57:49 2012

GW2: Attribute Points – Room to Grow GW2: Attribute Points – Room to Grow
Guild Wars 2 has exploded after its launch with way more players than Arena Net possible expected; some didn’t even play beta, let alone Guild Wars 1.... >>more
Wed Sep 05 00:16:01 2012

GW2 – Let’s Get A Little Personal GW2 – Let’s Get A Little Personal
With Guild Wars 2; the most anticipated MMORPG for many years to be released on the 28th and early access beginning on the 25th it seems like an interesting topic to bring up an element that makes Guild Wars 2 fantastic and give it the spotlight it deserves... >>more
Thu Aug 23 19:07:42 2012

GW2 – Summons: Just You, Me And WHA?! GW2 – Summons: Just You, Me And WHA?!
Something I feel is rather ignored by the average player is the effect a summon has on a player and the game. You might think “it’s just a temporary unit, what’s to be afraid of?” Well that’s kind of true but really not when we get down to it.... >>more
Mon Aug 06 18:34:49 2012

GW2 – BWE3 Impressions: Brawling With Kegs?  GW2 – BWE3 Impressions: Brawling With Kegs?
As I’m sure every Guild Wars 2 fan knows, the Beta Weekend Event 3 just ended. The beta weekend lasted the whole weekend and show cased pretty much the same content as the last beta’s besides the fact that the Sylvari and Asura were unlocked for play. This was exciting for some, but for me who is saving Asura till release, I was left with Sylvari who were a little weird, albeit well designed.... >>more
Mon Aug 06 01:43:28 2012

GW2 – BWE3 PvP Analysis: Fury Rising GW2 – BWE3 PvP Analysis: Fury Rising
Guild Wars 2 is on it’s way to release and it has constantly been celebrated as the MMORPG that will be a true E-Sport. The game features completely balanced, gearless structured PvP which involves groups of 5 players combating against another 5 players in an attempt to win a tournament for glory, prizes and season points.... >>more
Tue Jul 31 17:43:49 2012

[Exclusive] RaiderZ Beta Interview [Exclusive] RaiderZ Beta Interview
Interview three very important people as far as the publishing of the European region of RaiderZ.... >>more
Mon Jul 30 23:06:04 2012

GW2 – Crafting Thoughts: Creative Spending GW2 – Crafting Thoughts: Creative Spending
Now we all know your basic crafting set up, you pick 1 maybe 2 professions and then you level them up as you do get more recipes to use there not much too it and it can get a little boring. This is where Arena Net have said “now that needs to be changed!” this article is to highlight the new ideas Arena Net have brought to us in order to improve crafting ... >>more
Mon Jul 30 22:59:40 2012

What Exactly Is An MMO? What Exactly Is An MMO?
The world of the MMO is expanding rapidly. Publishers have their eye on the immense profits possible with a successful product, and developers are equally attuned to the idea of huge production budgets and years of continual improvements and upgrades (not to mention relative job stability). Put simply, MMOs have quickly gone from niche product to one of the hottest genres in the industry, mostly thanks...... >>more
Mon Jul 23 23:10:19 2012

Guild Wars 2 – The Sidekick System Guild Wars 2 – The Sidekick System
Have you ever had a friend, a non-mmorpg gaming friend who you have tried to get into your favourite MMORPG at the time? I think everyone has been in this situation at least once; but it straight out does not work. Why?... >>more
Thu Jul 19 18:39:11 2012

GW2: Worlds Collide: Expectations for WvWvW GW2: Worlds Collide: Expectations for WvWvW
Arena Net just recently made a blog post on their recent changes to W3 and the server updates.It’s definitely interesting that they chose to address some of the problems players have been having with the World vs. World vs. World experience and not an overall review of what went wrong and right. I definitely appreciate Arena Net know what they’re doing and every beta weekend event that they have...... >>more
Wed Jul 18 19:17:06 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Stonemist: The Indestructible Fortress Guild Wars 2 - Stonemist: The Indestructible Fortress
In Guild Wars 2’s World vs. World vs. World or “W3” there are four types of buildings.Supply Camps: The backbone of W3; produces supply at the highest rate and sends supply dolyaks periodically to nearby towers and keeps. This is the easiest structure to capture and can be done with two people and a siege weapon or a party full of people. Then there are towers, these are best described as mini-keeps...... >>more
Wed Jul 11 22:13:49 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Skills that kill, A closer look Guild Wars 2 - Skills that kill, A closer look
This time I’ll be breaking down the skill system of Guild Wars 2: What’s changed in the last couple of patches, what will be changing in the future and what needs to stay. A good amount of this is speculation, but educated speculation. Remember that as of Beta Weekend Event 2 the skill system was changed once again and it could change again in the future but so far every change has been for the better...... >>more
Tue Jul 10 22:48:31 2012

Guild Wars 2 – Will the economy fail? Guild Wars 2 – Will the economy fail?
With Guild Wars 2 having a release date now, everyone is finally set to play Arena Net’s baby that has been in development for almost 5 years. There are many changes, it’s a completely different game and is set to modernize and revolutionise the industry of MMORPG’s.... >>more
Tue Jul 03 23:56:56 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Three New Structured PvP Maps! Guild Wars 2 - Three New Structured PvP Maps!
So ArenaNet have mentioned time and again that while there are currently only two maps available there are two more in development. They also only feature 1 game mode currently and that is conquest.... >>more
Thu Jun 21 17:38:03 2012

Guild Wars 2: Jumping Puzzle - A Leap of Fate Guild Wars 2: Jumping Puzzle - A Leap of Fate
So there is a dungeon in the eternal battlegrounds. You may be thinking; "What? A dungeon in World vs. World vs. World? How does that even begin to work?" Well, fellow speculative reader, I'll tell you how! It involves a lot of jumping and a lot of rage.... >>more
Mon Jun 18 22:15:56 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Beta Weekend Event 2 Overview Guild Wars 2 - Beta Weekend Event 2 Overview
So beta weekend 2 is over, the third 'public' event where ArenaNet have show cased their game and allowed the public to rampage throughout the world of Tyria, killing players, bosses and saving towns. Of course, beta is still beta; there are bugs everywhere and some things that don't work, but it's a polished beta, as most people are concerned, in a beta stage the game feels more polished and has more...... >>more
Wed Jun 13 07:12:45 2012

Guild Wars 2 - The Orb of Power Guild Wars 2 - The Orb of Power
In W3, in each home world, there lies an orb of power which gives each team a respective 5%+ additional health to each team.... >>more
Mon Jun 04 09:00:46 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Against the Curve Guild Wars 2 - Against the Curve
This has been talked about, speculated, celebrated, hated and theorised for years now, the fact that Guild Wars 2 doesn't follow a traditional MMORPG levelling curve.... >>more
Sat Jun 02 05:50:44 2012

Guild Wars 2 - What's to Come? Guild Wars 2 - What's to Come?
Now this is all player perspective and a little bit of experience in this article, so don't take any of this to heart but this is what I predict to happen and what they need to change to keep on top of their competitors.... >>more
Thu May 31 18:30:12 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Community? Guild Wars 2 - Community?
Even if your game isn't very good, if someone's friend plays it, most likely they will join and this keeps communities, groups, guilds playing your game even if their might be something better available.... >>more
Wed May 30 21:38:41 2012

Guild Wars 2 – Surpassing Innovation Guild Wars 2 – Surpassing Innovation
Guild Wars 2 is being brought to us by Arena Net and published by NCSOFT, they've had many games, but none so successful as Guild Wars 1.... >>more
Tue May 29 17:41:03 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Beta Weekend 2... Patch Notes! Guild Wars 2 - Beta Weekend 2... Patch Notes!
I'm glad to see Arena Net is taking this beta weekends so seriously. So many changes in such a short amount of time and a lot of these changes felt like they needed to be in the game so it's really great to see that Arena Net is both taking care of their game AND listening to the players.... >>more
Mon May 21 19:18:16 2012

Guild Wars 2 – Overall Review Guild Wars 2 – Overall Review
Now, we've seen the torrent of new media that's completely drowned the MMORPG world. Guild Wars 2, no matter what company you are in the gaming industry is definitely a game to keeping a close eye on.... >>more
Thu May 17 00:31:21 2012

Guild Wars 2 – Could Cost You More Than You Would Expect! Guild Wars 2 – Could Cost You More Than You Would Expect!
Let's get straight to the heart of the matter; Guild Wars 1 is a buy to play MMORPG. You buy the disk, you never pay again unless you want the optional expansions.... >>more
Sat May 12 21:53:27 2012

Guild Wars 2 – The Great Hunt Guild Wars 2 – The Great Hunt
Guild Wars 2 is a great MMO as far as PvP is concerned, it has a solid story and the dynamic event system is a huge success, however something which we haven't really talked about yet is boss fights.... >>more
Wed May 09 01:17:41 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Beta Weekend Event 1 PvP Overview Guild Wars 2 - Beta Weekend Event 1 PvP Overview
I myself spent most of my weekend playing in the WvWvW system, to an almost unhealthy degree. As a level one character, I went straight into "W3" we'll call it from now on, and spent a good 10 hours straight participating with my guild which was an insane amount of fun. It was the crazy epic PvP fun of a 'once a week' castle siege or territory war other games have, but all day, every day.... >>more
Fri May 04 09:05:12 2012

Guild Wars 2 - Personal Story, Truly Personal? Guild Wars 2 - Personal Story, Truly Personal?
Guild Wars as far as its lore goes has always been very well written, but Guild Wars 1 did not ever engage me to really listen to the story, Guild Wars 2 on the other hand drops you in the story and gets you interested right away.... >>more
Thu May 03 06:30:03 2012