Profitz’ Mega 2014 Twitch Stream Follower Giveaway

One of my favourite things about blogging and World of Warcraft (and Twitter) is some of the people I’ve “met” over the last couple of years, some of whom I’ve even worked with on my World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide. One of these awesome people is Profitz, a blogger turned streamer, who was one of the technical reviewers for my gold guide.

Profitz is broadening his horizons intro streaming, and is running a mega giveaway for when he reaches 1,000 Twitch followers. You can read the full details of his giveaway on his blog Profitz’ MEGA 2014 Twitch Stream Follower Giveaway.
The prizes include game time, a pet, and, as of this writing, over 1.2 million gold spread over 30 realms. To support Profitz I’ve contributed two 125,000 gold prizes to be given away on US-Stormrage(A), so go and check out Profitz’ stream!

 

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Garrisons May not be the End of the World

As promised when I posted that I was in the Beta, I’ve been doing some snooping around to see what’s what and give us a peak at what to expect come November. The only request I got was to explore garrisons, which is great because that was what I was planning on doing anyways! So I’ve been poking around the beta between classes and down time (understandably, the beta sees a lot of maintenance and down time) and I think I’m starting to get the hang of this garrison thing.

I’ve got good news folks, I don’t think the sky is falling.
It seems that garrisons will be more augmenting a characters profession rather than substituting them, and possibly filling in some holes if you don’t have access to a particular profession. The way it’s headed now though, a player isn’t going to be able to dominate the Auction House with just one character using the garrison.
On the beta if you create a character on the Level 100 realms you get to skip right to the “give me my garrison” part with no effort, and they basically just throw a bunch of levels, blueprints, followers, and supplies at you to get started.
I think I introduced everyone to my facourite Ford, right?
This weekend I plan on moving my monk over to a levelling realm so I can find out how long it’s going to take to get your garrison started, I’ll let you know how that goes.
The garrison, at level three, offers three different sizes of plots to build on, assuming you have the blue prints, in addition to a few extra plots that only hold certain buildings.

 

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Just Cause 3 Games trailer lights a fire under Rico

That General Di Ravello doesn’t seem like a very nice chap; in this Games Just Cause 3 trailer he’s encouraging his men to burn down towns and kill Rico’s friends.

Mind you the rest of the trailer shows Rico pissing about on the dictator’s island, blowing up everything in sight, and shooting all of his army. So, you know, maybe he’s just looking out for the local economy.

It’s a short but sweet Just Cause 3 gameplay snippet, showing more wingsuit gliding and gigantic, fiery explosions. Which, after all, is what this series is about.

The game will be released on 1 December this year.

 

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FIFA 16 is actually adding things to career mode

Keeping in mind the local time is 2am here and my emotions are in a heightened state of sleep deprivation, I’m still feeling unreasonably surprised that EA’s Games event has revealed that FIFA 16 will actually add some changes to career mode.

They’re not huge changes, but they do seem worthwhile, and it makes a change from them only paying attention to Ultimate Team (which is also getting a new mode, but we’ll deal with that in a bit.)

Right, so, in FIFA 16’s career mode you’ll now be able to take part in proper pre-season tournaments for your club, rather than just being allocated random friendlies. More importantly, a specific player training system is being added, which implies that you’ll be able to develop first and youth team players in a way of your choosing. Instead of them just periodically gaining a stat point here and there.

It was also mentioned that there would be “improvements to scouting and transfers” across the board, though this wasn’t really elaborated on in any meaningful way so it could be a load of rubbish.

Over in Ultimate Team land, FIFA 16 will be gaining a ‘Draft Mode,’ which is basically a quick version of the main UT involving the best set of players. You select one of five formations, select a captain, and then fill in each position on the field from a handful of limited superstar choices. Apparently rewards gained in this mode (again, the specific ‘rewards’ were unclear) will carry over to your main UT squad as well.

Below, you can see Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher playing around in Draft Mode while also bickering like children. There’s also a more generic cinematic trailer, which you can see under that first one.

 

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PERPETUUM AIMS TO ACCELERATE ITS UPDATE CADENCE

Sci-fi MMO Perpetuum will soon be switching from long development phases to shorter ones, says Avatar Creations in a new dev post to players today. In the game’s July status report, Dev Zoom wrote,

On Tuesday we had a long internal discussion about where we want to go from here. It is clear that we need to make a switch from our very long development phases lasting over multiple months to more frequent updates with relatively small but significant features and improvements. So we have assembled a list of over 30 items, including new features, actual new content, and various improvements and balancing changes. Expect a long blog post in a few days.

The studio says that a new batch of islands will go live with tomorrow’s patch. More islands, token shop updates, and the planned removal of temporary spark teleportation are on the coming-up list.

 

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THE DAILY GRIND: HAVE YOU PLAYED GUNS OF ICARUS?

Every so often I check in with Guns of Icarus, a slick little multiplayer shooter featuring steampunk airships and tactical crew-based combat. Indie outfit Muse Games has been working on a PvE mode for a while, but it’s not out yet and so I typically tend to play Guns of Icarus casually for a week or two before drifting off to other titles.

I always come back, though, because steampunk airships.

What about you, MOP readers? Have you tried Guns of Icarus? If so, did you like it?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

 

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