MMO Reporter Episode 237 – The Plains of Tyria

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Summary: <p> </p><br> <p>Chris and Bill try to hold it together as they battle through the heart of the Maguuma jungle as they discuss the week’s MMO news. Along with the launch of Heart of Thorns, the Guild Wars 2 expansion, they discuss the newest content in Star Wars: The Old Republic, as well as White Wolf Publishing and World of Warcraft news.</p><br> <h4>Audio Version:</h4><br> <p> </p><br> <h5><strong>What we did in game:</strong></h5><br> <p><strong>Bill:</strong></p><br> <ul> <li>GW2 – HoT<br> <ul> <li>Revenant</li> <br> <li>Started HoT maps<br> <ul> <li>Whole new level of difficulty for GW2.  Not content you just breeze through.</li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> <li>New mastery system is very grindy.  No quick-progression here.  Some tips to move through it more quickly:<br> <ul> <li>XP from food and utility objects</li> <br> <li>Store boosters (50% or 100% xp boost)</li> <br> <li>Laurel boosters (50% xp boost)</li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> <li>Earned elite spec for my thief</li> <br> <li>Still only mastery level 2</li> <br> <li>Need a to-do list in GW2 now.  Can’t hardly keep track of everything to play</li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> </ul><p><strong>Chris:</strong></p><br> <ul> <li>GW2</li> <br> <li>Sword Coast Legends</li> <br> </ul><h5><strong>News:</strong></h5><br> <p><strong>SWTOR Fallen Empire now live:</strong><br><a href=""></a></p><br> <ul> <li>“Free” to subscribers</li> <br> <li>11 new chapters in personal story quest</li> <br> <li>Star Fortresses added (single or 2+ game modes/instances)</li> <br> <li>New companions</li> <br> <li>End to the 12x story quest experience boost</li> <br> <li>Dulfy guides:  <a href=""></a> </li> <br> </ul><p> </p><br> <p><strong>Changes coming to Elite Specialization and Adventures in GW2</strong></p><br> <p><a href=""></a></p><br> <ul> <li>reducing the cost of unlocking every possible ability for an elite specialization from 400 hero points to 250 hero points total.</li> <br> <li>The Bugs in the Branches, Shooting Gallery, Flying Circus, and Beetle Feast adventures will now all be made open for play more often.</li> <br> <li>Map population bug being fixed – megaserver issue.</li> <br> <li>Reactions<br> <ul> <li>Reddit<br> <ul> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> <li>Forums<br> <ul> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> <li>Wooden Potatoes<br> <ul> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> <li>Dulfy<br> <ul> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> </ul> </li> <br> <li>Long and short: many people like the changes.  A non-trivial number are disappointed because they see it becoming too easy.  Some people are complaining that that it’s not enough.</li> <br> </ul><p> </p><br> <p><strong>Sponsors:</strong></p><br> <p></p>