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Raptorak is an avid gamer that enjoys exploring all aspects of games. While doing so, he immerses himself into the surrounding community and becomes a well-established member, helping others and having fun. Follow him to get critical information about your favorite games!

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Rift - Is It Truly F2P Rift - Is It Truly F2P
While Rift started out as a subscription-based MMORPG and later turned into a F2P game, it has been returning to its roots as of late... >>more
Fri Apr 22 17:00:00 2016

Wartile Pre-Alpha - Learning the Ropes Wartile Pre-Alpha - Learning the Ropes
When it comes to tutorials on how to play games, Wartile does an excellent job. As soon as you load up the game, you can hit the ground running.... >>more
Wed Mar 23 16:30:00 2016

Introduction to Wartile - A Tile-Based RTS Introduction to Wartile - A Tile-Based RTS
WARTILE is a tile-based RTS game that brings about a unique experience to gamers. WARTILE allows a lot of customization to help bring that perfect fit to your team for each battle ahead.... >>more
Mon Mar 21 15:00:00 2016

Finding Value in World of Warcraft Starter Edition Finding Value in World of Warcraft Starter Edition
Despite more and more games moving over to a F2P model, World of Warcraft has been chugging along pretty well, showing no signs of making the switch anytime soon. ... >>more
Tue Mar 15 11:00:00 2016

Final Fantasy XIV - Promoting Community Through Grouping Final Fantasy XIV - Promoting Community Through Grouping
FFXIV has stood by its approach of forced grouping throughout the game, however, which was started with FFXI. ... >>more
Mon Mar 14 11:00:00 2016

A Look at ArcheAge Paid Server Transfers A Look at ArcheAge Paid Server Transfers
To help players in ArcheAge find a better home for themselves within the game, server transfers have been added. While it’s a core part of a lot of games lately and something that is often given as a free feature, ArcheAge has turned it into a sort of money sink, and not an extremely cheap one.... >>more
Sat Mar 05 00:40:20 2016

World of Warcraft - Overcoming Twinks in PvP World of Warcraft - Overcoming Twinks in PvP
When getting involved in World of Warcraft’s battlegrounds, one of the most common things you experience at lower levels is fighting against twinks.... >>more
Tue Mar 01 10:00:00 2016

Rift - Limiting Non-Patron Players Rift - Limiting Non-Patron Players
Rift has arguably been one of the most fluid F2P transitions in the gaming community. From its move over from a subscription-based model, it was great at ensuring that all players felt equal.... >>more
Sun Feb 21 11:00:00 2016

L2Classic - Why PK Scrolls Are Detrimental to the Game L2Classic - Why PK Scrolls Are Detrimental to the Game
PKing is a fairly large part of Lineage II. While PvP is big, it comes at its costs – experience loss takes a lot of time to earn back, and it helps deter players from flagging one another.... >>more
Sat Feb 20 08:53:36 2016

The Revival of Rift's Community The Revival of Rift's Community
Rift has definitely gone through some ups and downs since its release with regards to its community, but 2016 has started to show that it’s far from forgotten. ... >>more
Fri Feb 19 16:16:16 2016

ArcheAge Takes A Stand Against Exploiters ArcheAge Takes A Stand Against Exploiters
For a long time now, ArcheAge has been slammed by players for not doing anything about the game’s exploiters.... >>more
Thu Feb 18 12:12:12 2016

Guild Wars 2 - The Benefits of Doing WvW During Dead Hours Guild Wars 2 - The Benefits of Doing WvW During Dead Hours
Today, let's discussing the benefits of doing WvW during dead hours in Guild Wars 2.... >>more
Wed Feb 17 11:00:00 2016

WildStar - The Flaw with Battleground Rewards WildStar - The Flaw with Battleground Rewards
WildStar’s battleground system can be a lot of fun, or it can cause annoyances. Battlegrounds are designed with specific goals in mind, and while some players will work towards achieving those goals, many others will not.... >>more
Tue Feb 16 14:14:00 2016

The Fight Against Bots - A Game of Cat and Mouse The Fight Against Bots - A Game of Cat and Mouse
Bots are a fairly large part of games these days, with the battle against them lasting throughout the entire life of most games.... >>more
Sat Feb 06 10:00:00 2016

Rift - The Removal of Voidstones for Water Attunement Rift - The Removal of Voidstones for Water Attunement
With Rift’s expansion, Nightmare Tide, came a new area, the Plane of Water, as well as new equipment slots. These were originally fairly easy to obtain, being able to be done through voidstones, specific versions of Nightmare Tide.... >>more
Tue Feb 02 11:00:00 2016

Blade and Soul - Opening The Door to In-Game Player Comparisons Blade and Soul - Opening The Door to In-Game Player Comparisons
In the case of Blade and Soul, however, this is built right in to the game, giving all of the information you need right there within the game itself. ... >>more
Tue Feb 02 11:00:00 2016

Lineage 2 Classic - One Month Review Lineage 2 Classic - One Month Review
Having played Lineage 2 Classic for a month now, a lot of things have changed within the game. Not in terms of updates themselves, but how things are starting to shape up.... >>more
Thu Jan 28 10:00:00 2016

Spellweaver First Look Spellweaver First Look
Spellweaver is an online trading card game that pits players up against one another, and up against bots, to collect, build, and battle card decks.... >>more
Tue Jan 26 11:00:00 2016

Lineage 2 Classic - Combating Inflation Through Massive Gold Sinks Lineage 2 Classic - Combating Inflation Through Massive Gold Sinks
Inflation is something all MMORPGs experience, and developers are always trying to combat it the best they can. In the case of Lineage II, gold sinks are a bit more impactful than in most games. ... >>more
Mon Jan 25 14:00:00 2016

Warhammer Online - Why You Should Check Out Return of Reckoning Warhammer Online - Why You Should Check Out Return of Reckoning
Return of Reckoning is a private server for Warhammer: Age of Reckoning. This is a game that was taken offline a long time ago, leaving its existing players with no other option for continuing their play.... >>more
Sat Jan 23 11:00:00 2016

Rift - Are Pre-Built Class Builds Efficient Enough? Rift - Are Pre-Built Class Builds Efficient Enough?
One of Rift’s greatest strengths is its very customizable class system, but that is also one of its most confusing aspects for a lot of players.... >>more
Wed Jan 20 11:00:00 2016

Why You Should Join Public Test Servers Why You Should Join Public Test Servers
Public test servers have been growing in popularity, with more and more games employing them. Despite this, a large portion of the community either doesn’t know they exist or doesn’t understand why they’re important – arguably one of the most important things you can do when playing a game you really like.... >>more
Mon Jan 18 11:00:00 2016

Guild Wars 2 - Shatterer World Boss Gets Revamped Guild Wars 2 - Shatterer World Boss Gets Revamped
In an update titled “The Shatterer Reborn” that’s coming to Guild Wars 2 on January 26, 2016, the world boss encounter of the Shatterer is being reworked.... >>more
Sat Jan 16 16:00:00 2016

TERA - What to Expect in 2016 TERA - What to Expect in 2016
With new updates that came out in 2015, it’s a great sign that TERA is heading in the right direction. So what can we expect from the new year?... >>more
Sat Jan 16 00:45:54 2016

Lineage II Classic - Stuns, Item Drops, and Griefing Lineage II Classic - Stuns, Item Drops, and Griefing
Lineage II is a game where dying has great consequences. Each death within the game can (and often will) result in dropping items. ... >>more
Fri Jan 15 17:00:00 2016

Devilian - What to Expect in Dungeons Devilian - What to Expect in Dungeons
While the majority of Devilian can be done solo to progress through the game at your own pace, dungeons are one area where you really need to bring others along.... >>more
Thu Jan 14 14:14:00 2016

Why Monthly Subscriptions Are Better for Game Publishers Why Monthly Subscriptions Are Better for Game Publishers
Subscriptions as a revenue model for MMORPGs has largely been getting phased out, instead pushing for a model based on a cash shop, whether the game is completely free or buy-to-play.... >>more
Tue Jan 12 13:00:00 2016

Is the Cash Shop of Elder Scrolls Online P2W? Is the Cash Shop of Elder Scrolls Online P2W?
With Elder Scrolls Online’s move to being a F2P game occurred a while ago, its cash shop has gone through many updates since then, with each one bringing about more and more new things. But will this cash shop be forged into P2W?... >>more
Sat Jan 09 16:06:14 2016

Lineage II Classic: Will It Come to the West? Lineage II Classic: Will It Come to the West?
Lineage II Classic’s release in Europe, Russia, and Korea has led to a lot of question about whether or not it will be coming to the western world.... >>more
Sat Jan 09 07:48:36 2016

Lineage II Classic - Surviving the Grind Lineage II Classic - Surviving the Grind
Lineage II Classic is a game that comes with a fairly heavy grind – rather than questing to progress, you level through killing the same enemies over and over, slowly working your way towards the level cap.... >>more
Mon Jan 04 11:55:27 2016

Develian: Leveling Your Devilian Develian: Leveling Your Devilian
This is the piece helping you throught Devilian with a core in mind- the alternate advancement system. This guide helps you to level up your gameplay while leveling up.... >>more
Sun Jan 03 07:00:52 2016

Lineage II Classic - Innova's War On Bots Lineage II Classic - Innova's War On Bots
With Lineage II Classic now being out almost a week, it’s the perfect time to evaluate where things stand – despite being early release, this is also when most farmers would be first getting involved.... >>more
Tue Dec 29 11:00:00 2015

Sword Coast Legends - Tips and Tricks for Multiplayer Survival Sword Coast Legends - Tips and Tricks for Multiplayer Survival
Here are some tricks and tips to survival in Sword Coast Legends, you can assimilate to the new environment and make your way through the various challenges that lie ahead.... >>more
Mon Dec 28 11:00:00 2015

Devilian - A Look at Low-Level Battlegrounds Devilian - A Look at Low-Level Battlegrounds
Devilian has multiple battlegrounds in it, but the first one you gain access to is Decayed Sanctum, which comes with no level requirement, instead just relying on having a Devilian level of 1. ... >>more
Tue Dec 22 11:00:00 2015

Blade and Soul First Look by Raptorak Blade and Soul First Look by Raptorak
Blade and Soul is one of the most anticipated games to come shortly, with many players speaking about it for years. With the final beta kicking off, it was a great time to get a final look at what can be expected in the full release coming up soon.... >>more
Mon Dec 21 16:00:00 2015

Black Desert Online - Bringing a Realistic Weather Experience Black Desert Online - Bringing a Realistic Weather Experience
With Black Desert, weather is not only present, but it even has an impact on the game itself, leading to a more vibrant, life-like world. The system is truly something to be proud of. Read belod and learn more.... >>more
Sat Dec 19 17:00:00 2015

First Look at Black Desert Online First Look at Black Desert Online
Black Desert Online just went into closed beta, and what better time to explore the game! And, what can you expect going into the game for the first time? Let’s take a look!... >>more
Fri Dec 18 16:00:00 2015

Devilian - A Look at the Controversial Friend List Devilian - A Look at the Controversial Friend List
Devilian is a game that brings some unique features to it, but one of the most controversial parts is how it handles the friend list.... >>more
Fri Dec 18 14:00:00 2015

Sword Coast Legends - A Look at Multiplayer Campaigns Sword Coast Legends - A Look at Multiplayer Campaigns
One of Sword Coast Legends’ best features is the ability to play the game with others. Whether it’s friends on your Steam list or random players from within the game itself, you’re able to both host your own games, as well as join others. ... >>more
Thu Dec 17 11:00:00 2015

Cabal 2 - A Different Take on Dungeons Cabal 2 - A Different Take on Dungeons
With Cabal 2, however, the dungeons take a different approach to this, offering up a bit of choice. Read below and learn more.... >>more
Wed Dec 16 10:00:00 2015

Devilian - Tips and Tricks for Effective Playing Devilian - Tips and Tricks for Effective Playing
Through this article, I’ll be taking you through some of the best ways to increase productivity and have a more enjoyable experience in Devilian.... >>more
Tue Dec 15 11:00:00 2015

Trove - Introducing the Chloromancer Trove - Introducing the Chloromancer
Adding to Trove’s already somewhat large pool of player classes to choose from, they are now taking a class straight from the game Rift: the Chloromancer. ... >>more
Mon Dec 14 17:10:11 2015

Devilian - the Viability of Melee Classes Devilian - the Viability of Melee Classes
A big concern for a lot of players that are new to a game is how melee classes fare in terms of content. Today we’ll be looking at the Berserker class, which is based upon dual swords.... >>more
Sat Dec 12 11:00:38 2015

A Critique of GW2's Battle System A Critique of GW2's Battle System
Players have been on both sides of the fence regarding GW2’s battle system, with some requesting changes and others wanting it left as-is. The battle system essentially consists of three parts: gear/buffs, active skill choices, and hotbars/number of available skills.... >>more
Fri Dec 11 22:57:51 2015

5 Things to Love About Devilian 5 Things to Love About Devilian
Devilian is a game whose developers have clearly spent a lot of time analyzing the best features of other games and working to create a great mesh. There are some great features that make Devilian a awesome experience, read on and learn more about it.... >>more
Wed Dec 09 16:00:00 2015

Trove - Transforming the Idea of Sandbox Games Trove - Transforming the Idea of Sandbox Games
Trove is a completely open, easy-to-learn game that helps meld creation, artistic vision, and progression in a singular experience. It completely changes the idea of a game being open – from the first few minutes into the game, you already get decisions on how you want to move forward.... >>more
Tue Dec 08 10:00:00 2015

WildStar - How to Maximize Rested Experience Rate WildStar - How to Maximize Rested Experience Rate
Do you know how to maximize rested experience rate in WildStar? If not, don't worry, read on and find out the answer.... >>more
Sat Dec 05 17:00:00 2015

Albion Online - A Player-Friendly Experience Albion Online - A Player-Friendly Experience
While everything in Albion Online still feels the same graphically, multiple quality-of-life changes have been implemented, making it all much easier for new players to catch on and understand what’s happening.... >>more
Fri Dec 04 13:00:00 2015

The Elder Scrolls Online - Cyrodiil Home, Guesting and You The Elder Scrolls Online - Cyrodiil Home, Guesting and You
Cyrodiil is a pretty big central location within The Elder Scrolls Online. It’s where the alliance wars take place, pitting three separate teams against one another for dominance over land through never-ending PvP battles.... >>more
Wed Dec 02 11:00:00 2015

Guild Wars 2 Experiences Currency Deflation Guild Wars 2 Experiences Currency Deflation
Guild Wars 2 has been following a pretty inflationary cycle since its release (as most games do) but has recently started what is arguably a very rare event: the gold has been going through deflation.... >>more
Tue Dec 01 11:00:00 2015