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TERA review: Why Gold Rewards Need to Be Nerfed TERA review: Why Gold Rewards Need to Be Nerfed
One of the worst things to come with the introduction of TERA's free-to-play model is the addition of much more gold to the economy. The quest rewards have increased, the drops have increased, and there are even boosts to how much gold you get as a reward for quests. These have done considerable damage to the economy of the game, and the situation is only getting worse.... >>more
Fri Apr 11 01:19:10 2014

Guild Wars 2 Guide to WvW Guild Wars 2 Guide to WvW
A lot of players get involved with the World vs World without having a full understanding of how the rankings work within it. Each server has its own ranking, and who you will be fighting against will be determined based on your rank relative to that of others. Understanding how this works will help better understand why earning points is necessary, and why you should continue going for the most (or...... >>more
Wed Apr 09 00:11:47 2014

Guild Wars 2 - WvW Siege Weapon Overview Guild Wars 2 - WvW Siege Weapon Overview
When jumping in to Guild Wars 2's World vs. World combat, it is important to understand how things work. When in the different Battlegrounds,you will be using and encountering different types of siege weapons. ... >>more
Tue Oct 15 10:10:10 2013

TERA: Flaws, Fixes and the Future TERA: Flaws, Fixes and the Future
Arguably, TERA has a lot of work to go and many issues to work out. In the MMORPG space, getting fresh new content and fixes to existing content on a regular basis is imperative to keeping players engaged with the game and happy with continuing their play. The goal with the game should be to increase the amount of time players spend in the game (therefore also presumably increasing the game's revenue...... >>more
Mon Oct 14 00:57:45 2013

Guild Wars 2 - WvW Skill Guilde Guild Wars 2 - WvW Skill Guilde
When getting involved with WvW in Guild Wars 2, it is important tomake the most of what's available to you. This includes things likeunderstanding your class and siege weapons, but it goes a little further thanthat as well. With the introduction of WvW skills, things have changed a littlebit. ... >>more
Thu Oct 10 23:39:24 2013

GW2 - Why AFK Players are Killing sPvP GW2 - Why AFK Players are Killing sPvP
Guild Wars 2's Structed PvP system has been having problems since the beginning due to AFK players ending up in matches. The solution to this problem was to only reward players for things they do in the matches, so that there are no real benefits to being AFK, although it does not work too well.... >>more
Wed Jun 26 03:20:27 2013

GW2 - The Problem With WvWvW GW2 - The Problem With WvWvW
When it comes to the WvWvW (World vs. World vs. World, often just referred to as “WvW”) system in Guild Wars 2, it has a lot of promise but also has some major flaws. There have been quite a few attempts to make the system better, and while they have helped slightly, the main problems are still present. Throughout this article we are going to take a look at the issues that are found in the WvW system...... >>more
Tue Jun 11 03:43:26 2013

TERA - The Problem With Lagging Behind kTERA TERA - The Problem With Lagging Behind kTERA
In the case of kTERA vs. NATERA (Europe's servers are really grouped in here as well, as another separate style), this lag created between releasing patches in one country and releasing them in another is problematic.... >>more
Tue Jun 11 00:07:10 2013

Guild Wars 2 - Guide to Understanding the Market Guild Wars 2 - Guide to Understanding the Market
Time and time again, players make comments about how the market in GW2 is “fixed” to keep prices from going too high/low. There appears to be a big misunderstanding as to how the market works, as well as how it affects us as individuals and as a whole. ... >>more
Thu May 09 02:10:37 2013

Defiance - Guide to Shadow Wars Defiance - Guide to Shadow Wars
Shadow Wars are a massive PvP battle that pits two teams against one another for control over different locations. The wars take place in the same map you're already used to, so the more familiar you are with the terrain the better off you will be.... >>more
Mon Apr 15 19:35:14 2013

Defiance - Why the Gear System Needs Improvement Defiance - Why the Gear System Needs Improvement
Defiance is a lot different from most games in that the gear doesn't have a true sense of progression. Whether you're wielding a low-level (in the case of Defiance, “EGO”) weapon or a high-level one, they are very similar. Instead, what makes the items different is the small changes between them. ... >>more
Mon Apr 15 03:03:49 2013

TERA - Should Spawn Camping Be Allowed in BGs TERA - Should Spawn Camping Be Allowed in BGs
One of the biggest things players fear when it comes to battlegrounds is the concept of spawn-camping. This is when one team dominates the other to the point where they can't even leave their spawn point without being farmed.... >>more
Tue Apr 02 23:21:17 2013

TERA: Why Battlegrounds Are Gear-Based TERA: Why Battlegrounds Are Gear-Based
If you've taken part in TERA's battleground system yet, the first thing you'll notice is that the entire PvP battle is based on gear, rather than skill. A well-geared player can one-shot a lesser-geared one, regardless of their class, making the battle very one-sided when dealing with PUG's.... >>more
Tue Mar 19 20:20:48 2013

TERA - Tips to Maxing Out Elite Status Perks TERA - Tips to Maxing Out Elite Status Perks
If you've already gotten Elite status or at least plan to, maximizing the benefits of it is important. After-all, we're talking about money here! We're going to take a look at the perks and how to ensure you're using them the best you can, enhancing their value-per-dollar along the way.... >>more
Tue Mar 19 02:45:04 2013

TERA - Tips for Leveling Alts TERA - Tips for Leveling Alts
Once you have a character that is maxed out (or sometimes even before), you might want to level up some alts to play. This gives more variety in play-style from day to day, but the time commitment to leveling up multiple characters, especially with the same quests and progression paths, can be daunting.... >>more
Mon Mar 18 00:08:20 2013

TERA End-Game Gear Sets Guide TERA End-Game Gear Sets Guide
While leveling up is a big part of TERA, getting to level 60 is just the beginning of end-game. Once you make it, it's time to start working on getting good (and better) gear. What we're going to focus on here is the actual end-game gear and how to obtain it.... >>more
Thu Mar 07 01:00:42 2013

TERA Elite vs Founders TERA Elite vs Founders
When playing TERA, there are three different classifications of accounts: free, Elite and Founders. We're going to be taking a look at the Elite and Founders classes, going into the benefits of each (and what it really means to you as a player) and their values.... >>more
Wed Mar 06 00:50:42 2013

Why Guild Wars 2's Legendaries Aren't Legendary Why Guild Wars 2's Legendaries Aren't Legendary
When it comes to MMORPG's, they always have an end-goal. This often changes as the game goes on and expands, but there's always something you're striving to get or achieve. In Guild Wars 2(GW2)'s case, this is the Legendary weapons. ... >>more
Tue Feb 26 22:59:17 2013

TERA: Rising F2P Enchanting Guide TERA: Rising F2P Enchanting Guide
When TERA: Rising was released, enchanting was one of the big changes that came along with it. The system has been greatly altered, so it's important to fully understand how things work now.... >>more
Sun Feb 24 23:35:08 2013

TERA F2P Before and Now TERA F2P Before and Now
TERA made its move from being a pay-to-play to a free-to-play game earlier this year. Since then, the game has been experiencing its ups and downs. Here we're going to take a look at how the game has gotten better and worse, and help compare its F2P version to that of other games.... >>more
Thu Feb 21 23:38:38 2013

Guild Wars 2: sPvP Tips and Tricks Guild Wars 2: sPvP Tips and Tricks
Whether or not you've started taking part in the structured PvP within Guild Wars 2, there are some tips and tricks that have been learned along the way that you might find helpful. We'll be looking at these based on the map they deal with, starting with the general tips and tricks.... >>more
Sat Feb 16 22:20:41 2013

Why SWTOR's F2P Model Needs Help Why SWTOR's F2P Model Needs Help
Star Wars: The Old Republic went free-to-play last November, and with it came changes to accounts and access restrictions. As someone who has played a lot of F2P games, this is by far the most restricted one I've seen yet, in that it's more like an extended trial than anything.... >>more
Fri Feb 01 23:45:06 2013

TERA - Guide to Fast Points in Battlegrounds TERA - Guide to Fast Points in Battlegrounds
If you're taking part in TERA's battleground system, more than likely your reason for doing so is for the rewards. As such, increasing the speed at which you earn the rewards is extremely beneficial. Even if you're just doing the PvP for fun, more rewards can't hurt! Let's take a look at how your own points are calculated, and some tricks to earning them quicker.... >>more
Tue Jan 22 18:00:31 2013

Rift - Guide to Volan Rift - Guide to Volan
The battle against Volan the colossus takes place in the zone event Dreams of Blood and Bone. This takes place in the zone of Ashora, generally late at night (server time). It's a somewhat long event, but it's really a lot of fun and the rewards (especially if you're looking for Infinity Stones), makes it well worth taking part in. The event takes place in multiple stages, and we're going to go over...... >>more
Mon Jan 21 01:52:15 2013

RIFT Storm Legion PvP Gearing RIFT Storm Legion PvP Gearing
Gearing up for PvP in Storm Legion is very different from pre-SL gearing. While the concept of having multiple tiers of PvP gear remains the same, the method of actually obtaining each tier differs.... >>more
Sat Jan 05 22:39:58 2013

Progression in Vanilla Rift - Is It Worth It Progression in Vanilla Rift - Is It Worth It
With the introduction of Rift's first expansion, Storm Legion, the game's content has been expanded upon greatly. As part of this, the progression path has taken a massive turn, and has really separated vanilla (the original) Rift from Storm Legion. Here we're going to look at whether or not it's worth going for progression (raids and such) in vanilla Rift, considering all of the new gear and content...... >>more
Thu Jan 03 23:25:19 2013

RIFT Tower of the Shattered Guide RIFT Tower of the Shattered Guide
This dungeon is designed for players level 59 and 60. Inside, there are five boss encounters... >>more
Wed Dec 26 19:43:56 2012

RIFT Archive of Flesh Guide RIFT Archive of Flesh Guide
This dungeon is designed for players level 57 to 60, but is somewhat difficult. Because of this, it's best done with all level 60's. Along with this, having ranged builds for all players (but the tank) makes this dungeon significantly easier... >>more
Tue Dec 25 23:55:49 2012

RIFT Golem Foundry Guide RIFT Golem Foundry Guide
Golem Foundry is a dungeon designed for players level 56 to 60. This dungeon is interesting in that it all takes place in a pretty small area, so there's not a lot of exploring to do within. It also results in there being far less trash mobs than most other dungeons, making this somewhat quick to get completed.... >>more
Sun Dec 09 23:06:46 2012

RIFT Empyrean Core Guide RIFT Empyrean Core Guide
Empyrean Core is designed for players levels 59 and 60. This dungeon consists of four bosses and an encounter.... >>more
Thu Dec 06 19:36:03 2012

RIFT Unhallowed Boneforge Guide RIFT Unhallowed Boneforge Guide
Unhallowed Boneforge is a dungeon designed for players level 54-58. Within, there are a total of four bosses, with a final encounter at the end.... >>more
Mon Dec 03 21:05:26 2012

RIFT Karthan Ridge Guide RIFT Karthan Ridge Guide
Karthan Ridge is a new warfront that was introduced with Storm Legion. In this map, your goal is essentially to destroy your opponent's base before they destroy yours. The best way to relate it to something similar is to say it's like reverse-CTF, in a sense.... >>more
Sun Dec 02 23:25:31 2012

Rift - Warfront Daily Quest Overview and Opinions Rift - Warfront Daily Quest Overview and Opinions
With the introduction of the Storm Legion expansion came about a new "Random Warfront" system for joining warfronts, and as part of that a new daily bonus quest was created. ... >>more
Fri Nov 30 00:56:57 2012

Rift Storm Breaker Protocol Guide Rift Storm Breaker Protocol Guide
Storm Breaker Protocol is the second new dungeon introduced with Rift: Storm Legion. This is designed for players level 52 and up, although higher levels (and better gear) make running this significantly easier... >>more
Mon Nov 26 22:10:25 2012

RIFT - Exodus of the Storm Queen Guide RIFT - Exodus of the Storm Queen Guide
The Exodus of the Storm Queen dungeon is for players of level 50 and above, and it essentially starts in an instanced version of The Chancel of Labors. Within, there are a total of four different bosses. This dungeon isn't hard once you get it down, but it can be a little tricky the first few times.... >>more
Sun Nov 18 22:40:03 2012

TERA Mystics vs Priests: A Comparative Review TERA Mystics vs Priests: A Comparative Review
The Priests and Mystics are the healing classes within TERA, and while they share some similarities, they have very different play styles. Here we're going to look at each of these and delve deeper into the two classes based on play style, as well as the pros and cons of each.... >>more
Wed Nov 14 00:14:18 2012

GW2 - Why Dynamic Levels Are Awesome GW2 - Why Dynamic Levels Are Awesome
Guild Wars 2 implements a very dynamic level system, which grants a lot of awesome benefits to the game for both newer players, as well as more experienced ones. Let's take a look at what makes the dynamic levels so great! After, we're going to look at some notes that you will want to keep in mind when utilizing the system.... >>more
Wed Nov 07 00:32:00 2012

Why Tera's Nexus System Fails Why Tera's Nexus System Fails
The Nexus system was implemented in TERA to help push forward two general ideas: that players should have end-game that requires working together via automated groups and what could be considered as raids, in a sense. ... >>more
Tue Oct 30 18:56:11 2012

Guild Wars 2's Black Lion Trading Company Overview Guild Wars 2's Black Lion Trading Company Overview
The market system within Guild Wars 2 is different than in most games. Whereas you can usually only buy and sell items much like a store, the system is slightly altered. Here we'll look at both buying and selling items and how it works.... >>more
Tue Oct 09 18:10:44 2012

TERA Crafting Quests Guide TERA Crafting Quests Guide
A great addition to Tera was made for players that are interested in leveling up their professions but previously did not have the time or money to do so. Crafting used to be extremely expensive, forcing most players to either not get far or to spend all of their time and money doing nothing but working towards it. With the addition of the crafting quests, however, this is made significantly easier...... >>more
Mon Oct 08 23:25:59 2012

TERA Battleground Guide TERA Battleground Guide
The Battlegrounds system within TERA allows players to take part in PvP within an instanced setting. This is available on both PvE servers and PvP servers, and allows a way to do a little bit of PvP without worry of any loss whatsoever (other than time). Along with this, it also grants special rewards! Through this guide we're going to look at the available battleground, how it works and some strategy...... >>more
Wed Sep 19 00:10:56 2012

TERA - Gearing up at Level 60 TERA - Gearing up at Level 60
Once you've made it to level 60, you're finally in the end-game! It's at this point that you start dealing with boosting your character's effectiveness and working your way through gated content to get the best gear possible. Here we're going to look at the progression strategy for fresh 60's. If you've already got some of your better gear, that's fine! You'll still be able to follow along.... >>more
Mon Sep 17 23:41:24 2012

TERA Nexus Guide TERA Nexus Guide
The Nexus system is representative of a “public quest.” It allows players that are in an area to band together to accomplish a goal. In terms of the Nexus, this is to take down enemy mobs that come in waves. This is only for players of level 58 or higher, and takes place in the end-game zones and at certain times. Most groups prefer to start just north of Zulfikar Fortress.... >>more
Mon Sep 17 01:37:29 2012

TERA Dungeon Guide: Fane of Kaprima TERA Dungeon Guide: Fane of Kaprima
This dungeon is most like Sky Garden, where the battles are on platforms and the average run is pretty quick. There are a total of 4 bosses within.... >>more
Thu Sep 13 22:33:02 2012

TERA Dungeon Guide: Ebon Tower TERA Dungeon Guide: Ebon Tower
Ebon Tower is a dungeon designed for players level 58 and up, but even at level 60 it has the benefit of giving some nice items (especially Master Enigmatic Scrolls). It can also be a pretty quick run if the people in your group are well geared, and its low cooldown (10 minutes) makes it good for farming.... >>more
Wed Sep 12 22:17:57 2012

TERA Dungeon Guide: Akashas Hideout TERA Dungeon Guide: Akashas Hideout
This dungeon is for players level 48 and up, and is related to the prior dungeon Golden Labyrinth. It's important to note that this dungeon will require you to use a Holy Potion of Protection, which can be obtained from another player (trade or by the auction house) or by killing bosses within Golden Labyrinth. Without this potion you will be losing both endurance and power. The potion has a 2-hour...... >>more
Wed Sep 12 02:30:42 2012

TERA Dungeon Guide: Saleron's Sky Garden TERA Dungeon Guide: Saleron's Sky Garden
Saleron's Sky Garden is different than the other dungeons in that the bosses you fight are somewhat random. We'll go over the dungeon while taking into consideration the variability between the bosses you may get each run. First off, we'll start with the map!... >>more
Sun Sep 09 19:50:57 2012

TERA Dungeon Guide: Ascent of Saravash TERA Dungeon Guide: Ascent of Saravash
For this dungeon, you can skip a lot of the trash mobs. Utilize the map to find where the different bosses are, and try to follow the walls of the zone if you wish to avoid a lot of unnecessary mobs. It is important, however, to note that you can gain good drops off of the trash mobs, such as gold items. Whether you clear the entire dungeon or not is going to be up to the group.... >>more
Thu Sep 06 00:53:24 2012

RIFT - Guide on Completing Artifacts Sets RIFT - Guide on Completing Artifacts Sets
Completing Rift's various artifact sets gives a variety of different rewards. They are a way to gain more completion experience within the game, as well as have fun collecting items. Through this guide we're going to look at how to complete the sets easily.... >>more
Fri Aug 24 00:20:53 2012

TERA Sinestral Manor Walkthrough TERA Sinestral Manor Walkthrough
The Sinestral Manor instance is the second one you come across within TERA. This has a minimum entrance level of 26 and can be entered either manually or by using the dungeon group matcher. It is a step up from the first instance, Bastion of Lok, and as such is a bit tougher.... >>more
Thu Aug 23 23:12:12 2012