Rerolling to Moon Dancer

I slacked a bit yesterday. I remembered to write another article after I put my head on the pillow. I want to make up for it today with two articles.
I started to question myself if I should reroll yesterday. I am in TERA for two major patches now. I played Priest for a year now. It looks like a huge step to reroll. It looks a bit scary. I think I will do it. The new Moon Dancer class looks amazing. I want to main a damage dealer class for a patch. I could do it with my little ninja before. I didn’t do anything to make it my main class. I don’t know why. Maybe it was the class.

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I am going to start leveling from day one. I will start on 4th April. My strategy is simple. I want to level up as slow as possible. I really need to bond with my character. I need immersion to keep me going. Playing it a lot at the start is the only way. I want to do some of the achievements too this patch. I think I will first get to level 20 with quests, then win a Kumas battleground everyday for the 24 hour experience boost. After that I could just travel around and do some quests while in dungeon queues. I expect small queues with the new class. Even if I am a DPS. I remember during the ninja major patch, the queues were really fast.

I will first get the Island of Dawn quest done with the help of someone. I expect to get guile gear as a reward. Then I will go for a few three star dungeons to get the Guile 2 set. I am not prepared at all. The only thing that I have right now is Masterwork Alkahest and a few scrolls. So I will be staying Guile for a little while. I don’t mind actually. I want to not spend a lot of gold on it.

Trying out Final Fantasy XIV Free to Play

I wanted to check out the Final Fantasy MMO recently. I had no luck. I got it from Steam. All good, the game has 10 gigabytes. The speed is quite decent. After you open it you need to wait for another 20 gigabytes. It’s a mess. I tell you. Then the best part comes. You need a Square Enix account for it. I got two email addresses that I use. I was so unlucky while activating them. I got on both a 24 hour lock. I lost the drive to try that game. I was so hyped for it, it’s crazy.

I wish that the developers would make the games more user friendly. It is really annoying if I can’t install the game. If I remember correctly, this only happened to me once. Back in the day I got World of Warcraft on six CDs. After I installed it there was nothing on the box about updates. I had no idea what they were. And the game took a whole day to install on my PC. I seriously didn’t think it would work. But it did. And it’s been amazing. Now it’s 10 years later. This should seriously not happen. It is unacceptable for me. Everything should be casual friendly. Just like consoles are designed. This will bring more people into the game. It will be overall good.

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As for TERA updates, I got in a new guild recently. It is actually pushing for rank one in the contribution wars. I am quite happy about it. My old guild master is in vacation right now. She has a lot of stuff to do and most people left for a while in other guilds. I did that too. I hope she doesn’t get upset on me. Here is amazing. They do 15 dungeon quests and I like it that I am constantly asked to do stuff. Being on my own is a bit hard.

 

How to make gold in Hearthstone with minimal effort

I present to you the best Hearthstone gold guide ever. I wanted to make this guide like a sample. This is how my next big TERA guide might look will look like, or something similar. I will try to condense it as much as possible, but it will be bigger then this one. Exciting right? This is a big step forward to make this blog get a bit more popular.

hearthstone-gold-guidePDF: Hearthstone Gold Guide

I actually got inspired by a video title. I saw in my Youtube feed a long time ago a video called “How to make gold in World of Warcraft doing absolutely nothing” and I used it as an inspiration for the format. I always have a lot of trouble with other guides, that are packed with a lot of information and after I read them I end up more confused and I don’t know what to do. This is my view on how a guide should look like. I hope it is easy to follow for you like it is for me.

I played the new cooperative Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone today. I never saw this one yet. For me is new. You end up playing as a Rogue or a Druid and both of you tries to defeat a boss minion on the board. It is a really interesting concept. I wish I could make my own deck for it. I figured out the main mechanic of the game. As the Rogue, all you need to do is to give the Druid a ton of card draw. And as a druid is to create huge Jade minions and give the Rogue cards or copies of your healing spells. It is something fresh. I loved it. Enjoy.

TERA Leveling and Minecraft

I managed to get a few things done today. I went and took a lot of screenshots in TERA. Mainly I want them for the guide, but I could use some here. I will use one in this post to show you the resolution and all that. It was really fun. I jumped around from place to place, using my TERA Club Journal. I will miss this thing since the subscription will be gone in about 5 days. I managed to do the banner image too, I wrote a huge Magical Alice on top of a screenshot. I think it looks nice. But I guess there is a problem with the blog theme. It asks for a smaller image and then it stretches it on all the screen. Maybe is just on my monitor. I could change it if I find something better in the future.

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I made some huge progress on my new TERA character. I got into the expansion content and I hope I finish her today. It doesn’t really depend on me. I mainly wait for other people to get home from work since it was planned from a long time. It was really fun, we played all the leveling content in three and it went quite well. I am usually the one that needs to grind mobs, sometimes, because I am behind. I usually try to get some people from my server into the party, you know, the ones that we find in the dungeon queue and help them out to get a faster queue experience. I made a new friend and overall is just great.

Another friend dragged me into Minecraft today. We made a fun challenge for it. We play the Vanilla version right now, you know, the classic one. There is a setting for the server that changes the size of the map. We went for a 100 x 100 blocks on the whole map. It is so much fun. You get to see a huge force field around that you can’t pass. You can never get lost and there are limited resources. I like to think about it like is something similar to the Skyblock map.

TERA Guide Updates

This is another update for the future TERA guide I will write. I looked around and did a bit of research on the subject. I mainly checked the World of Warcraft guides. I picked them because it is easier for me to know what their main focus is. I want to bring the promises they make to reality. I think I am able to do it. The only thing I am concerned about is procrastination. I mean there is so much stuff to do on this channel, for example I need to make a new banner in Photoshop and check out the settings. I have no idea how the comment system is set right now. It needs to be set so people don’t have to register on WordPress to post. There are many minor things like that. I will try to do them today if I am not lazy.

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So my research lead to this table of contents for the guide. First of all everyone needs to know how to gear up their main characters. This will be followed by a PvP and PvE guide. If I was going to read something like this, I would want to know what are the most effective ways to do it. This guide also needs tips and tricks on how to make gold. You also need to know, after you have gold, how to use the Broker (Auction House) and not waste your hard earned gold while buying gear upgrades and other stuff that you want (like those nice costumes everyone secretly wants 😉 ). I would also give some tips on how to find a good guild that suits your play style. Let’s not forget the leveling process, I want to make a section on what is the best way to level up, and what is the laziest semi-afk way. Also this would be true for most of the sections . The guide will also have a part about alt characters, what gear they need and stuff related to them. I will also talk a bit about professions and maybe about the best way to set the UI.
It looks like a huge project but I think is doable. I did this before for another game, the only thing is that I want to make this one look professional. I got a few ideas on how to make the guide look cool.
In game, I was also doing some testing in TERA, got two friends to level together and chill. I currently leveling a new brawler so I can get the free Imperator gear set. I think I wrote this in the last post. And that is about it, see you all tomorrow. o/

TERA and organized PvP

I checked out TERA today. It is still my main MMORPG at this time. I am not sure if is TERA or Revelation Online because I didn’t play a lot. I sometimes play both. I sometimes don’t play any of them and just watch Youtube.
Let’s get to the point. I wanted to see how the world pvp is right now in the game. If you didn’t know already every single instanced pvp battleground has equalized gear. Which is good for this community. They wanted this. Everyone always asks the developers and cry on the forums about “balance” in this game. Is not that I agree with it, since gearing gives players a sense of progression. It is good because you always have something to work towards.

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Right now, you can farm each week 200k Bellicarium Credits and 200k Killing Spree Credits. It is not a lot you can do on a single character. This can be achieved in 2 or 3 days of farming during the event that happens every night at 21:00 CET.
I don’t have the conflate gear yet. But I noticed a lot of the pvp community sits all the time in Velika Outskirts and just duels each other. There is something interesting that I saw and made me write this post. Sometimes they group up together and just start to do mass pvp. It reminds me a bit of Tarren Mill versus Hillsbrad. That is considered one of the best PvP experiences in World of Warcraft. It made me reconsider and I think I will try to get the Conflate gear too next patch. I am not sure which class I want yet, probably the new one.
Also I want to announce some big news today, I am planning to work on a complete TERA pdf guide. I just started to level another brawler so I don’t miss the bonus leveling month reward on my account and get the Imperator gear. I think I will start doing a lot of testing for the best methods of farming that I can include in the guide. I think it will come after the new patch, the one with the new Valkyrie class at the start of the next month.

Slow leveling in MMORPGs

I was talking today with someone about leveling in online games and I remembered something interesting. Back in old World of Warcraft days, when no one really cared about leveling at all, they did but they thought that was how the game was, and nobody had any idea what “endgame content” is, I was impressed by a player named Joana. I actually found him on Google really fast back then. I bet everyone searched “how to level up” at least once when they played for the first one.
So, let me tell you about this guy, I know, his name, Joana, is of a girl, but he is actually a guy. He was the most well known speed runner in the game. I just checked right now. His old guide is still online out there for 1-60 leveling. It is pretty awesome if you want to read it, and study his route. I remember I found a leaked version of his video guide, on the old Google Videos, where he showed the route on one of his characters while he listened to the radio.

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His record back then was 4 days and 21 hours. And now, if we compare this to “normal people”, most people, even me on the second run. It took us two weeks /played. For most people 2 months /played was normal. People would just explore the game because it was new and wonderful and they didn’t care about anything else, they just made friends and spend time online. It was so immersive that it felt you were part of that world.
Now, everyone looks to rush the game. They just want to get to the endgame really fast, so then, they can leave the game after they get bored of the dungeon finder or other new features MMOs have right now. If leveling is too slow they just leave and talk bad about it on Reddit or on the forums.
In my opinion, slow leveling is good. It creates a great community, forces people so they rely on each other, helps them create friendship bonds. It also discourages kids from playing, which is great nowadays. I mean I was a kid once, I know I sound really old now, but my generation was a bit more patient. We took our time to do stuff. The new MMO format just gives everything for free and it has no meaning. I mean look at Revelation Online, endgame stuff starts at level 20.