What I’ve been playing Gwent and BDO

GWENT®: The Witcher Card Game

Been awhile since I’ve updated – we’ve been pretty busy, here’s what we’ve been playing.

Black Desert Online –

I have been playing BDO every day. My gear still stinks, but I am enjoying myself and having fun with the guild I’m in and that is what matters.  I am enjoying Life skills, but I don’t have hundreds of millions of silver.

Here are some big things that have changed –

New content – the world has been expanded. I personally hate the desert, but it is there.

New bosses. A couple of new ones, more gear, different gear.

Some content is easier and they really want new people to try the game giving them plenty of incentives to join the fun. So if you’re still on the fence… now might be a great time to start.

What I think will come… eventually.

I think by Christmas we’ll have essentially the same shop that Korea has. So would I think that is pay to win? You can have tons of silver and all of the best gear, but if you don’t have the skills (which takes time) to use your abilities then silver is pretty worthless.

There will be a server merge I think – creating characters on other servers is pretty important. They can access all of the awards that your main character on your main server can.

I will keep playing it until it isn’t fun.

Gwent the card game – I am probably one of the only people in the world that hasn’t played Witcher. I guess it is mostly because I love MMO’s. Gwent the card game within Witcher will be coming out soon. I saw some posts about it and did some research. This past week I was involved in the ‘stress’ test for the game. It was a short four-hour test window. It took me an hour or so to get it to work – I was trying to play something else in the background – but then play was smooth. Even though at the beginning I had no real clue about what I was doing, by the end of the four hours I was addicted and really sad that it was over.

Even for beginners the game was super fun, the card mechanics were interesting and the games were pretty quick, but not too quick. The last hour or so I won three games I think, much better than the first two hours I played when I lost almost every game.

The beta will be coming in October (I think), I highly recommend the game, you can sign up for it here. https://www.playgwent.com/en

Guild Wars 2, RaiderZ, Firefall – what will you be playing this weekend.

English: Lightning bolts hitting Atlanta skysc...
English: Lightning bolts hitting Atlanta skyscrapers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Friday to you.

Two stress tests in a week is a good thing. Guild Wars 2 will be having another one tonight. It should give more people a chance to play, since it is a bit later tonight than before.

Friday, August 10th, from 7:00 p.m. EDT until 11:00 p.m. EDT.

Yesterdays stress test was a bit weird. It was storming pretty bad here so I started late. But apparently the stress test had a few hiccups at the beginning. Then it stormed again and finally I got to play about an hour in. I thought maybe they would extend the stress test a bit, but they didn’t.

I did get a chance to go into WvW this time. I was put in a que for a bit, and this time it actually worked. I did get some one v one kills. Also took a couple of keeps and towers with some other folks. Had a good battle 3 vs 1 plus a Dolyak – almost got it but at the very last moment was taken over by the zerg. Figured out some more armor crafting stuff. I think I made it up to level 35 or so. A reminder – especially for launch you will want to  make sure you do your daily quests.

Raider Z –

I also played a bit of Raider Z (have to practice my dodge). The download for this game was aweful. I have a pretty good internet connection and was chugging along at up to 100kbs – notice I said
up to. The gameplay is about the same as last time – I think I made it to level 6 or so before I had to work a bit, before the stress test. I will continue to play some this weekend.

Firefall –

Apparently Firefall has changed a lot since I played it last. They have tweaked almost everything (or so it seems)… so I guess this weekend I will download and try the changes out. I did enjoy some
of the pvp… so we’ll see how that goes.

So what are you going to do this weekend?

What I’m Playing this Weekend —

Avengers (comics)
Avengers (comics) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What am I playing this weekend –

Wow. I really wish we could be in the Guild Wars 2 beta this weekend, unfortunately that isn’t the case. I guess in a way it’s a good thing. We have a ton of family stuff to do this weekend.

We have a graduation to go to this evening and then tomorrow is the KY derby, which is a big deal around here. Still haven’t picked the horses for my card but I’ll have plenty of time to do that.

Also have a few things I need to do on the honey do list.

I may play some of the firefall beta again. They say they have made some changes so we’ll see how that goes.

I think I also may go watch the Avengers.

So what are you going to play this weekend. Whatever you’re playing we hope you have a whole lot of fun.