Thursday, July 9, 2015

Star Wars The Old Republic: To Play or Not To Play?

I was one of the first to play Star Wars The Old Republic when it launched back in Dec 2011. I had a good time with the game, but ended up leaving before it went Free-to-Play. For a little while now I have really been thinking about subbing and playing SWTOR again. I played for free back in January of this year and enjoyed the time I spent, but the free-to-play model wasn't for me. For the last 6 months I have been back and forth on whether I want to subscribe to the game again.

The reason I am on the fence is because SWTOR plays like WoW but with a Star Wars theme. The main draw for me was the voice acted story, but the MMO part never really sucked me in. But now that a new expansion focusing mostly on story is coming out in October 2015, I am really thinking about playing again.

To play or not to play? I can't decide....With the gaming drought of the summer, it might be a welcomed distraction. Though once Fall hits, to many good games are coming out that will make it hard to justify that $15 a month. Still on the fence about it....

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Diablo 3 Patch 2.3.0 Coming Soon...

A major update to Diablo 3 is coming very soon. Patch 2.3.0, which adds a few new features and a new section to explore. One of the most interesting feature is the Kanai's Cube. This cube brings back memories from Diablo 2, but it is not the same cube. Kanai's Cube allows you to upgrade rare items, convert crafting material, convert gems, extract legendary powers, and more.

This patch will also add tweaks to the classes and add more features to adventure mode and seasons. Currently the patch is live on the PTR but should be released to all very soon. Learn more about this patch here:

Patch 2.3.0 Notes