Balancing and Being Overpowered in a PvE Game

One argument that comes up a lot in PvE games is how do you balance them? After all, you’re fighting AI, so balance should be easier, right? After all, there’s no human players around to bother you. You can’t hurt the feelings of AI characters and NPCs. They’re not alive, so they don’t care how badly they get their asses kicked by us. A common argument is that it’s just PvE stuff, so balance doesn’t matter. We can be overpowered all we like, nothing can stop us. But in all honestly, this argument just doesn’t hold up. There needs to… [Continue Reading]

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Dear Person with the Buzz Saw

Dear person with the buzz saw, You probably won’t ever read this. After all, why would you? I’m just some random person who lives nearby, completely anonymous to you, writing a rant post on a website you’ve never heard of. And you, you’re a person with a buzz saw, happily doing some DIY. At least, I assume it’s a buzz saw. For all I know, it could be a chain saw. Or an angle grinder. Heck, it might even be some sort of sander. But I don’t know, I’ve never seen it. It belongs to you, someone who lives in… [Continue Reading]

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I Hate Lesser Wisps

As bad as I am at Risk of Rain 2, I can at least admit that the designs are mostly fair. The reason I’ve never unlocked an alternate skin is because I need to get better at the game. That’s fine. That’s all on me. And, to my credit, I am trying and I am getting a bit better. I managed to obliterate myself at an obelisk the other day. In fact, I’m also getting closer to beating Mythrix. Have still only beaten him once though. That being said, there’s one single enemy that I REALLY hate. The Lesser Wisp… [Continue Reading]

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Timed Research Needs Better Rewards

We’ve had a lot of events lately, pretty much one after the other. As of writing, we are in a Luminous Legends event. There was one for Xerneas and one for Yveltal. Both these events and the ones before them came with timed research. This research worked the same way as special research except it’s, well, timed. But despite the rush to complete them, the rewards are always… kinda lame. Let’s look at the Luminous Legends X event as an example. The only good rewards were at the end. Luminous Legends X was a longer event than normal. It ran… [Continue Reading]

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A Ramble About Adobe CC

The other day, on a whim, I decided to try out Adobe Creative Cloud. For a while now, all of Adobe’s products have been subscription-based, with a lot of cloud stuff going on. The idea is that it’s all online and you can access it anywhere. Also allows Adobe to offer advice every five seconds. I’ve considered trying out Adobe CC for a while, but I never got around to testing the free trial. So, uh, I tried the free trial. And I wasn’t impressed. First things first, the trial requires a card. You can’t get the free trial unless… [Continue Reading]

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My Problem With Mastery Locks on Weapons

The other day, I mentioned a low MR Volt, who had just begun his adventure. As we played with him, he asked a lot of questions. His biggest one was “where can I find a good AOE weapon for my MR?” That’s a genuinely great question, because Warframe has a LOT of enemies and you need a lot of them killed. Back then, at MR4, the only weapon we could really recommend was the Hek, since most explosive weapons unlock at MR5 or higher. Eventually, we gave the guy some suggestions, as well as a lot of probably unnecessary help.… [Continue Reading]

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Please Calm Down With the Bunnies

Last weekend was Easter. Well, for most people, it was Easter. For me, it’s not Easter until the end of the month, due to Orthodos Christianity being… like that. But for everyone else, it was Easter. So that means everyone else has to have some sort of Easter-themed event. So of course Pokemon GO had an Easter event, even if it’s not specifically called an Easter event. Spring into Spring brought everyone’s favourite Easter-like things. I mean, it’s not a not-Easter-but-still-Easter-related event without eggs and bunnies and stuff, right? The collection thing is back as well, with a bunch of… [Continue Reading]

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The Slowly Increasing Need for More Backpack Space

Right now, I have enough space to hold 1450 Pokemon on my level 42 Pokemon GO account. Also right now, I am using 1430 of those 1450 slots. There’s probably an event coming up, so I’ll need to clear some space. I need to start transferring Pokemon, so I can catch more of them. After all, I can’t keep every Pokemon, right? Well, I’ll try… I don’t like deleting things. I’m a weirdly sentimental person. Even when I am running out of space, I don’t like deleting things or throwing things away. The thought is always “what if this turns… [Continue Reading]

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Warframe’s Universal Medallion Sucks Ass and is Pointless

I’m a bit late when it comes to hopping on the Universal Medallion bandwagon. But I still feel it’s worth discussing as I consider leveling up the last two factions I’ve missed out on: Ventkids and Conclave. A Universal Medallion is an item you can exchange to a Syndicate to gain 1000 standing with them. However, out of these two factions, Universal Medallions only work on Ventkids. You can’t use Universal Medallions on Conclave. At the same time though, there’s far more problems with Universal Medallions than one would like to admit. Conclave: the elephant in the room The most-cited… [Continue Reading]

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Destiny 2’s DLC System Feels Expensive for What It Is

I’ve always wanted to like Destiny 2. The premise seems awesome. It’s like a cross between Borderlands and Halo with a hint of Warframe. I completely missed the train on Destiny 1, but Destiny 2 having both an open beta and becoming Free to Play meant I could give it a go. But every time I do try and get into Destiny 2, I get frustrated. Half of it is that I find the platforming required to be atrocious. The other half is that, well, I feel like I might as not be playing without DLC. Please note that this… [Continue Reading]

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