It is almost too easy to assume, that given the opportunity, ArenaNet would leave the ongoing battle for Tyria to drag on for another season. With the Mists opening yet another war front it was easy to see where we were headed in Season 5 of Living World, or so I thought. Today, Guild Wars 2 drops the finale of Living World Season 4 and Gaiscioch got hands-on with War Eternal.
As a retired archaeologist and anthropologist in real life, I have learned to love folklore, history and any family story I can lay my hands on. In game, storylines are very interesting but not enough history for my taste, so I went on a quest in Guild Wars 2. I wanted to find where to read about history and folklore in the game. In the beginning, I only knew of a few I had come across while map clearing in certain areas. With the help of a few friends, I found some hidden libraries and some other areas new to me. The good ones also have achievements to go along with your reading, which makes them even more fun! Here are my top ten places to read, but realize, there are many more little places to find a book. You just have to go on an adventure to find them.
Five years after Gaiscioch Magazine set off on an epic quest to build their own gaming magazine, they celebrate the release of their 18th issue. Currently maintained by 8 members of the Gaiscioch Community they continue to produce weekly content surrounding the games they love. From previews and reviews to first look interviews with game developers, this magazine is something special.
When I first heard the announcement that Max Schaefer was at it again, this time focusing on a Multiplayer ARPG from the Torchlight universe I was overjoyed. I have been following Max's career for a while as he created titles within the Diablo & Torchlight universe as well as created a little known game called Mythos that never "really" made it out of testing. It still today lives on in my heart as one of the best ARPG MMO's ever made.
Oh, look another control point, let’s go and take it. OK, we took the control point, but there’s a patrol of Hyenas, let’s get them. Patrol down, hostages need to be freed, let’s go and free them. The hostages have been saved, now what were we originally doing again? This is a sample of what my play sessions have been like since Ubisoft launched Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, sequel to 2016’s Tom Clancy’s The Division. It’s just so easy to forget what your objective is with all the other activities popping up.
Sometimes the next big thing begins as a simple pitching jam between a group of friends. This is the case for a new innovative competitive quester. The goal of the game is to compete or collaborate with other players, in order to claim as many resources as possible. It's a blend between first person shooter and a quest based open world RPG.
Gaiscioch Magazine had the opportunity to work with Soulbound Studios to write about the upcoming Domain & Settlement Selection (D&SS). I’ve been joking about being some sort of scribe when the game goes live, and here I am getting another opportunity to write about its formative events.
With the release of Wild Appalachia to Fallout 76, Bethesda added some new crafting stations that can be acquired in the special quest chain. I hopped in to see how this worked out. Appalachia was wild enough without crazy drinks given out at frat parties.
When a mount for World vs. World (WvW) was first announced for Guild Wars 2, people went crazy with plenty of good and bad conjecture. I even got to read some of it in team chat as the debate continued on day one of the release, March 5th. I’m sorry for all you non WvWers I helped decimate on the field while getting my mount. It’s rather easy to tell what groups are running organized and which are not. I did love finding some truly organized groups in the mix because despite the insanity caused by this mount, I had some of my best and worst fights.
February proved to be an interesting month for several reasons. First, a lot of discussion occurred about the new World vs. World (WvW) mount. Then we got the bombshell of ArenaNet becoming another gaming company with a layoff. The discussions about what this meant for Guild Wars 2 ran both hot and cold wherever it was discussed. I checked out some different news sources and posts from ArenaNet to get a handle on the truth of it all.