Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mass Effect 2 DLC

As I mentioned in Monday's post, I really wanted to finish up Mass Effect 2's latest DLC content.  There were two available, Kasumi - Stolen Memory and Overlord.  Each cost 560 Xbox Live points which is around $7.50.  Continue on for some impressions.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Not too long ago, I got my second character to the level cap (40) in WAR.  It was a first for me in any MMO.  Now we have another first, my third character reached level 40.  This time it was my Rune Priest, Hurrik.  That's three Dwarf's, only one more for the set!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer of Werit

Summer is in full swing here.  That means things have slowed down a bit for many companies.  People go on vacation, conferences and just slack off in general.  I'm probably guilty of it but who can blame me when it is so nice outside?  That is why we have vacation hours.  The summer has also crossed over to my video game playing.

Friday, June 25, 2010

News from the Front 6/25

This week was pretty important for me as far as WAR goes.  Tirew, my Engineer, hit Renown Rank 66.  That means I can now wear 3 pieces of Warlord armor.  It takes 3 to get the +Ballistics bonus.  It also means I will have to redo my gear and talismans, should be fun!  What is everyone else up to?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WAR in Europe III

That's right, we are still not done with the WAR Europe blogs and fansites.  It is looking like I will beat out Jaws for the number of sequels.  I think these posts and the News from the Front show that the WAR community is rather large and still growing.  Stop by some of these sites if you get a chance.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Why you should be playing Fallen Earth and not WoW

Today I am doing something a little different, a guest post!  Youngblood, of 16bit Radio, wants to talk a bit about why you should play Fallen Earth and not WoW.  Can't say I disagree with him, these are some great reasons to try out Fallen Earth.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Vanity Pets for WAR?

There is an interesting post on the WAR Europe forums.  It seems an article about Warhammer Online in White Dwarf Magazine (Games Workshop) mentions the addition of new pets and familiars to the game.  Considering the source, it seems like it could be more than just a rumor.  So, how plausible is this rumor?

Mythic minus one

As many of you may have heard, last week Josh Drescher was let go from Mythic.  This was rather surprising news since Josh has been with Mythic and WAR for quite a long time.  What does this mean for WAR going forward?

Friday, June 18, 2010

News from the Front 6/18

So, what's been going on this week?  We got some interesting news about career changes in 1.3.6.  it was also the week of E3.  While there was nothing specific to WAR, there are a ton of good games coming out on all platforms this year.  To the front!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It takes skills

One thing I have always neglected in Fallen Earth has been my skills.  Since I have been concentrating on crafting, I only needed the most basic of combat training.  In order to actually progress, I figured it was time to complete some quests and get on with the story.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I love lockout timers!

Really, I do.  Lockout timers are often hated on by many MMO players.  They often serve as a roadblock to pace a players progression.  Whether that is good or not, I'll leave to the MMO philosophers.  When it comes to WAR's city siege lockout timers, they are awesome.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Not long ago, a nightmare for Destruction came true.  Sigmar, in his infinite wisdom, chose Tirew (my Engineer) to be his champion.  Alright, maybe it wasn't wisdom so much as there was no one better around.  Witness the mayhem of a giant armed Dwarf!

Monday, June 14, 2010

WAR in Europe II

This is the second part of the WAR in Europe series where we will take a look at some of the fine blogs and fansites across the sea.  These were all given to me during the WAR Blog and fansite contest which was held a couple of weeks ago.  Drop by and say hi!

Friday, June 11, 2010

News from the Front 6/11

It has been a relatively quiet week for WAR.  Mythic is focusing on the 1.3.6 patch and players are busy razing some cities. I spent time on a few of my alts this week doing some world RvR and scenarios.  On to the community news!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Get Fallen Earth for free!

Time is running out to get Fallen Earth for free! I only have a few keys left, better get one while you can.  Check out the original post for details.  The 1.5 patch has gone live, so it is a great time to jump in.

What happens in the Wasteland...

When you're fighting for survival against mutants, giant bugs and your fellow man, it is nice to have a place where you can relax, drink a few "beverages" and lose some of your hard earned chips.  Taverns/Bars are a relatively recent addition to Fallen Earth, so I figured it was time I checked them out.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


One of the bigger features coming to WAR in 1.3.6 is an appearance system.  The gist of the system is that it would allow a player to wear a set of armor for the stats, but show other armor pieces.  Games like Lord of the Rings Online and Everquest 2 have had similar systems for a while.  Will this work in WAR?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fallen Earth Giveaway

I have been a fan of Fallen Earth for quite a while, so I am very happy to be able to hold a contest for them.  Over the next week, you can win a free game key which includes 30 days of play time.  If you have been curious about Fallen Earth, this is a great chance to get the game and try it out for a month at no cost.  Read on for the details.

Monday, June 7, 2010

WAR in Europe

In last weeks contest, I asked players to submit a EU Warhammer Online blog or fansite for a chance at winning a new mount.  The response was very good and I have quite a few links to share.  There are far too many to put in a single post, so I'll have to break it up a bit.  Continue on for the first WAR in Europe.

Friday, June 4, 2010

News from the Front 6/4

The big news this week was the release of the May Producer's Letter.  It gave us a peek at what is in store for us in the 1.3.6.  I think the armor appearance system has a lot of potential and am looking forward to trying it out.  The community was busy as always...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

One Night in Chaos Wastes

Last night I played a little bit on my Ironbreaker.  I only had a short time and saw there was a bunch of activity in Chaos Wastes.  Order was attempting to siege the city and Destruction was not being cooperative.  Who said the campaign would be dead?

Spring Cleaning

In a post last week, I wrote about my efforts to bring my Fallen Earth character back in line with my goals.  Since that is done, the next step is to do a bit of spring cleaning.  It is very easy to become a pack rat in FE.  Eventually it just became too much, so I had to make a change.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

May Producer's Letter

Yesterday, Jun... er May 32nd according to the Mythic calender, the latest Producer's Letter was released.  Not only did it contain some interesting information about 1.3.6, but it also included a plea for help from some WAR bloggers. Help me readers, you're my only hope...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Best Part of 1.3.5

In last weeks contest, participants answered with what they thought was the best part of WAR's 1.3.5 patch.  As you might have guessed, many of the responses include mention of the new city siege system.  It's hard to argue with that, as they can be quite fun.  Read on for what a few of the entrants had to say.