In the ever-evolving tradition of not posting for months at a time, I bring to you today some thoughts and words about ArenaNet’s latest attempt to make money and to maybe talk a smidge about loot boxes in general. Continue reading “Guild Wars 2, Mount Skins, And Loot Boxes”
It’s been a long while since my last (and, until now, only) post on my blog here which completely goes against my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to write about anything more often, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about. Instead let’s talk about how ArenaNet dropped them HOT DEETS about the next Guild Wars 2 expansion, Path of Fire and sum it all up in a nice, simple list of cons and pros. And, yes, I know it’s usually “pros & cons” but I’d rather start with what I disliked and end with the “good stuff” rather than vice versa.
Alternate title: “Horizon Zero Dawn or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Open Photo Mode”
While everyone and their mother is playing the new Zelda game, I finally got my hands on Horizon Zero Dawn. As such, I wanted to talk about open world games in general and their loosely-connected game mechanics that ruin the gaming industry. I might actually be exaggerating on that last bit. Either way, what had started out as a nagging worry slowly turned into a stronger appreciation for one of the bigger draws of Horizon Zero Dawn.