MMO Reporter – 236: Drinks & Consoles – The Return of Harry Hol

MMO Reporter show

Summary: <p></p> <br> <p>This week the four MMO knights are back! We talk about the new Guild Wars update, EVE Online selling skillpoints, and then we go into what is better, Playstation, or XBOX.</p> <br> <h4> </h4> <br> <p><strong><a id="more-6674805"></a></strong></p> <br> <p><strong>What we did in game:</strong></p> <br> <p>Layanor:</p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Secret World</li> <br> <li>LOTRO – Helegrod run</li> <br> <li>Dark Souls</li> <br> <li>X-Com The Bureal Declassified</li> <br> <li>Wildstar</li> <br> </ul> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p>Bill:</p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Watching Con Man (Allan Tudyk web series – <a href=""></a>)</li> <br> <li>GW2 <br> <ul> <br> <li>Brazenly stolen from Guild Wars Reporter – <a href=""></a> </li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> </ul> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p>Harry:</p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Guild Wars 2</li> <br> <li>World of Warships</li> <br> </ul> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p>Chris:</p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Sword Coast Legends</li> <br> <li>Hearthstone</li> <br> <li>Guild Wars 2</li> <br> <li>Wildstar</li> <br> </ul> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p><strong>News:</strong></p> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p><strong>Guild Wars 2 sneaks Action Camera into the expansion</strong></p> <br> <p><a href=""></a></p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>New interface that introduces a combination of mouselook + reticle-aiming</li> <br> <li>Been in “secret” and “side-project” development for about a year (one dev, Joel Heimlich has been primarily responsible)</li> <br> <li>Very similar to another mod to the game – Immersive Combat Mode (<a href=""></a>) <br> <ul> <br> <li>Sadly, no official credit given.  Likely legal-butt-covering.  Doesn’t make it better.</li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> <li>Joel appeared on Guild Chat stream to announce the changes, and demo how it works <br> <ul> <br> <li><a href=""></a></li> <br> </ul> <br> </li> <br> </ul> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p><strong>EVE Online to allow players to sell/trade Skillpoints</strong></p> <br> <p><a href=""></a></p> <br> <ul> <br> <li>Players in EVE accumulate skillpoints in real time. This means waiting actual hours or days (or months) to acquire certain skills. You can actually lose skillpoints on death.</li> <br> <li>The new system allows the selling and buying of skillpoints between characters.</li> <br> <li>This effectively equates to selling ‘levels’ in an ‘ordinary’ MMO. So in WoW, if you are level 80, you buy twenty extra levels from a character that loses those levels.</li> <br> <li>System has diminishing returns, so it’s highly inefficient for older characters to top up their skills buy buying skillpoints, but for a younger character it could be beneficial</li> <br> <li>It’s always more efficient to train yourself and buying is no substitute for actually setting skill queues</li> <br> <li>Community reacts as expected: “What? Change?! NOOOO!!”</li> <br> </ul> <br> <p> </p> <br> <p><strong>Spon</strong></p>