A Refreshing Look Back At Being a Pokemon GO Newbie

While playing around with an old phone I found (because my phone is dying), I kinda accidentally made a new Pokemon Go account. When it asked me to log in, I picked my other gmail account which I only really use as a backup. But since I was there, I thought “I might as well experience it again…” So I went ahead and made a new account. Because it’s been two years since I made my now level 40 account. Anyway, I entered a name, picked a look and chose my starter. I decided to go for Squirtle, simply because… [Continue Reading]

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5 Useful Battle Pets in World of Warcraft

Since Pok√©mon has still somehow not released an MMO, World of Warcraft has remained the perennial title any monster-collecting MMO gets inevitably compared to. Its completely-optional minigame of traveling the world capturing pets, choosing their movesets, leveling them up and doing turn-based battle with NPC trainers and even other players is one of the most straightforward adaptations of the monster-collector formula, and I don’t know of any WoW players who didn’t sink an embarrassing amount of time into obtaining their favorite critters. While there are far, far too many battle pets to ever make a case-closed list of “The 5… [Continue Reading]

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The Wisp Specter – The MVP of the Steel Path

Normally, Specters aren’t that great. Sure, they can be handy at times, but because they spawn at the same level as a mission, they can die incredibly quickly. However I’ve always been a fan of Specters in the past, especially the likes of the Ancient Healer Specter. When it comes to the Steel Path though, Specters really began to shine, because the high levels mean your Specters will have high levels too. And the real winner? Wisp Specters. Lots of Simple Buffs and a Tanky Distraction. The Wisp Specter does two things. Firstly, like all Specters, Wisp is a great… [Continue Reading]

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Inaros Doesn’t Need That Much Work

With Inaros Prime having just arrived (and me having zero luck with relics), a lot of people have been complaining. People seem to want two things: Nezha Prime and a rework for Inaros. While the Nezha Prime complaints are somewhat fair (after all, he was supposed to be next), the Inaros rework seems weird. Inaros doesn’t really need a rework, does he? I’ll be honest, I don’t think so. And I definitely don’t think he needs an Ember-scale rework. Not at all. But why do people want an Inaros rework in the first place? Well, from what I’ve seen, the… [Continue Reading]

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A Look at GO FEST Day 2 – ALL THE TEAM ROCKET BATTLES!

Hey, you know how I like Team Rocket battles? You know how much I like them? Well, I like them a lot. So Day 2 of GO Fest was practically made for me. Team GO Rocket has apparently taken over GO Fest and thrown confetti everywhere and it’s up to us to stop them! There were perhaps too many battles. Every single Pokestop had a Grunt on it, which would refresh every few minutes. And GO Fest players would get a Grunt in a balloon every 15 minutes as well. With a new balloon appearing not long after beating a… [Continue Reading]

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A Look at GO FEST Day 1 – Your Mileage May Vary

I know GO Fest’s first day was yesterday, but I need time to write these articles. And I spent most of yesterday catching a fuckton of Pokemon. The day was split into various ‘biomes’, with different Pokemon spawning in each biome. This would change every hour, and was accompanied by some sort of global challenge. If players beat it, they’d be rewarded with some sort of bonus, like double stardust or double candy. We also had constant raids all day, with shortened timers, as well as a Welcome to Go Fest challenge which rewarded various Pokemon, including Blastoise, Venusaur, Charizard… [Continue Reading]

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5 Old Facts about the 3 Starter Frames

The three starter Warframes are old. Excalibur, Mag and Volt are among the original 8 Warframes that were in the game on release and they’re the three options you choose from, should you create a new account and start from the beginning. But each of these Warframes has a long and colourful history, most of which is forgotten these days. So here are six ancient facts about our three favourite starter Warframes. Their blueprint locations have been all over the place While Mag has pretty much always been the drop from the Sergeant, Volt and Excalibur have been a bit… [Continue Reading]

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On Not Feeling Like A Warframe Veteran

On a Waframe Discord channel, I recently joked that I’m MR29 and still sometimes feel like a “Smolt”. A Smolt is the name generally given to a low MR newbie who picked Volt as their starter, a “small Volt”. I can’t really claim to be a Smolt at all, since I’m Mastery Rank 29, with pretty much everything leveled up and unlocked. Sometimes though? Sometimes I find myself struggling. Normally it’s the little things. Most of the time, I’m fine. I’ll mow through enemies like any other normal space ninja. But occasionally, I’ll find myself running into a brick wall,… [Continue Reading]

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Final Fantasy XIV: First Impressions in 2020

Breaking News: Yesterday the devs revealed that FF14 is raising the free trial’s level cap from 35 to 60, as well as adding the whole base game, the Heavensward DLC, and all related races, classes, and content permanently free to play. This is the best opportunity to try this game out if you’re on the fence! Two months ago my boyfriend asked if I’d be interested in trying Final Fantasy 14. The coronavirus had completely zapped all semblances of a social life outside the confines of our apartment, and the rest of our local friend circle had already subscribed just… [Continue Reading]

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The Hidden Gems and Tedious Slogs of the Steel Path

Some point late at night on July 21st, I finally finished the Steel Path. My last node was nothing special. A defense mission in the Void. The only remarkable thing was that 1. I was playing Limbo and 2. I wasn’t completely solo. The Steel Path hasn’t been particularly fun for me, as I’ve had to do most of it solo and found that my normal builds are woefully inadequate. I’m glad it’s over, but I feel I have a lot to talk about. Rather than go through the entire star chart though, I’m just going to mention the highs… [Continue Reading]

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