MMO Viking is currently on Act 3 Hard Mode. I think Act 4 is my favorite because it takes place in a corrupted Heaven which is a unique setting. My crusader is Level 62 now. I’m using the Templar follower because he is the only one of the followers that heals. Other games I’m playing is Marvel Superheroes Puzzle Quest on my ipad and iphone. I love it. And I’m playing my favorite video game sport franchise NBA2k14 on my Xbox One.
Sir Beo the Crusader is up to level 58 now. I’m looking forward to getting him to the level 70 cap to start working on paragon levels to see how that is. I figure when my son visits me this summer I’ll buy him a copy and we will play. So the more paragon levels I have will go towards whatever character class I pick to play with him. I’m keeping all the Legendary drops I get even after I out level them in my war chest for alternates and followers.
My Crusader hit level 54 tonight. I started Act 1 on Hard difficulty and I actually have to watch my health now. One of the great new things added was the ability of the Enchanter to change the look of your gear for a price to any look you have already discovered. Very cool.
Ok so I just completed the main story line including the new act on Diablo III Reaper of Souls expansion. My Crusader, Sir Beoromir has been fun to play. He has some awesome fun abilities / effects. I got my first taste of Adventure Mode and it seems pretty fun. Basically I zapped around the map completing five bounties on big boss monsters and got a treasure chest loot item which when right clicked from your inventory dumps out a ton of loot. Cool!
I’ve decided to jump back into Diablo III and try the new expansion, Reaper of Souls. I had fun with my original run of Diablo III but it got old quick. Blizzard has made a ton of changes since then and they sounded good to me. First they got rid of the bazaar. I like it because with the bazaar all I ever did was buy new upgrades of loot for my character. Boring! So now I actually get drops that I use, how novel. They have made almost all the gear that drops use-able by your character’s class. I would say about 98% of it. An additional act was added which I haven’t played yet because I’m leveling up the expansion’s new character class, The Crusader. Adventure mode was added that can be played after you complete all the acts which sends you on mini quests for rewards which many people are saying is the best thing about the new expansion. I can’t wait to try it. Paragon levels were added that slowly upgrade your character after level 70 and it apply’s to any alt’s you have too, which sounds cool. Nin, Red, Jason come play with me for some casual gaming fun!
MMO Viking is sorry that it has been quite awhile since my last post. I’ve still been casually playing Guild Wars 2 and my Engineer is now at the level cap of 80. I have 63% of the world map completed. I’m still plugging along on my characters Main Storyline Quest usually with help from my bud Jason. Jason’s Cat-cow warrior guy is also Level 80 now. I forget the actual name of the race. In other news the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43 to 8 in Superbowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014. Suck it Red! Tonight on Game of Thrones King Joffrey died. I’m going to miss that little evil fucker.
I’m still going strong on Guild Wars 2 with my Sylvari Engineer. I love throwing down turrets and then using his flamethrower on groups of enemies. I had to post this picture of a magical Sylvari Two-handed sword that was part of my personal questline. It has butterflies flying around it as an effect. Pretty awesome looking. My friend Shiitake the Thief switched to Shrumo the Warrior because he liked the attacks better. The warrior has a lot of cool looking spinning attacks that are awesome. So Vaarulf and Shrumo hit level 40 yesterday. Level 80 here we come!
Yesterday MMO Viking and a couple of friends played Guild Wars 2 for 7 hours. It was awesome. We all made Sylvari. I created Vaarulf the Engineer, joining him was Schiitake the Thief and Indicarnate the Elementalist. We completed a ton of tasks, points of interests, vistas, and skill points. We also completed a bunch of our Storyline adventures. The best part was the fact we all started together and could do all this as a group completing everything for our characters for the first time. I know I could have played my level 46 warrior with them and it would have brought him down to the level of the map area but it would not have been the same because he would have had much of those tasks and areas already completed. Here’s a screenshot of the crew. From left to right, Indicarnate, Vaarulf, Schiitake.
So I convinced a friend to buy guild wars 2 and play with me. He wants to try out the Sylvari aka Treefolk in the game. I’m down to try something new. We plan on playing tomorrow due to the download taking all night tonight most likely. So I went ahead and made a couple Sylvari. They live in a enormous tree born like seedlings. They have bark like skin and leafs for hair. One very cool thing is they glow in the dark. Lots of customization options with crazy skin color, glow color, eye color, hair / leaf color. First I made a greenish ranger (beastlord) but decided it was too status quo and deleted him. Then I created a purple Elementalist which looks fantastic. After that a Blue Engineer with Red glow parts which also looks great. I think I am going to go with the Engineer because I love his steam punk googles and shooting dual pistols is fun. You can see the red glow in his hair and ears in this screenshot.
Black Dolph did buy himself a chocobo the other day. The greatest part is when you mount up it plays the old chocobo music I remember from Final Fantasy 7. MMO Viking is really looking forward to Everquest Next though. FFXIV is entertaining at the moment but I know I’m not staying. I plan on trying out Elder Scrolls Online but I’m crossing my fingers that I enjoy EQN more. EQN has the pedigree and the track record of long term support. It has the lore that I prefer over ESO. I played Everquest for eight years, I played Everquest 2 for five years. I am really hoping to get the same type of long term playability out of EQN.