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Game 19: World Of Warcraft

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by chachisays

Game 19: World of Warcraft

We rejoin our hero as he continues his journey of 1001 video games. This time location has changed…. Instead of the confinements of the World Wide Web, we find that we have been emerged into a whole other world. Filled with elves, humans, gnomes, dwarfs.

Instead of a one or two player game, we dive into a game that is filled with millions and millions of people around the globe, Playing the game that has sucked up so many man hours and eaten away so many nights of a gamers life.

Don’t believe me? Here’s the stats from the trial I played.

14 hrs 58 mins 7 secs

Name: Linusthemeek

Race: Human

Class: Warrior

Level: 20

This is my character:

Now Close your eyes:

Im on a horse! Sorry i couldnt resist that

See that first line? 14 hours 58 mins and 7 seconds. A mere 113 seconds away from 15 hours. Now let me clarify that this was not in a row. This was spread out of just under a week. I have been wanting to play World of Warcraft again for a while now. I used to play for a while and stopped. Life got in the way, Not that I really minded. I joined a trial again, to stop me from getting reacquainted with my old character. This was a 14 day trial that I maxed out level wise in less than a week. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it. Just didn’t do much for my itch. Oh well. Its fine I have 982 more games to play!

So if you have been living under a rock or don’t play video games World of Warcraft is easily one of the most popular, most played Massively Multiplayer Online games that is available to play. Entering its 7th year of existence, It is on its 3rd expansion with a 4th announced but even the developers don’t know what it is going to be about. With a staggering 62% of the market share in MMO it holds the Guinness Book of world record for most popular MMO. This is the game that new MMO’s look to for what to do.

It takes place in a Fantasy setting featuring all the things one would expect. Kings, soldiers, wizards, elves, orges, Giants.

Timing based battling and a list of quests a mile long for users to complete to gain experience in hopes of maxing out at levels currently the max level is 85 this seems to and has increased with every release. This game is not one you can beat. There is always something for you to do, no matter the level. You start out playing on your own, thinking pffft I got this. But soon you realize that you can level up all you want however you are still going to need help. This is where joining a guild comes in. Hence the multiplayer comes in. However with certain tiers of level gainage you receive new skills and even the ability to buy a mount to ride or fly on. Keeps you hooked and coming back for more.

With the game costing 20 – 40 bucks per disc and a 15 dollar a month subscription fee its not exactly a cheap hobby option but compared to a system with games that have ends it looks a little better.

Chachi Says: This game will suck time out of your life. You sit down to play for an hour or so and blam! 4 hours later you may still be sitting there. Its a ton of fun though. Give it a shot. But dont hope on playing right away. 5 hours of updates will keep you waiting at the beginning.

Also! This weeks chachi says is up!!!!!

i talk video games and Dragon!

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Game 18: City of Heroes/Villians

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by chachisays

So, You want to be a super hero? You honestly think you have what it takes to strap on the boots and the tights(in my case, lack of tights) and get out there and use your powers to defeat evil? Wait, what? you don’t have powers? Well, what the hell are you doing here? Go roll around in some nuclear waste, get caught in a science experiment gone awry or something.

Well, I hate to break it to you but you cant be a super hero in that sense. You can out and make the world a better place, but it doesn’t involve costumes and incredible powers. Lets face it this is the real world and if you rolled around in nuclear waste you’d probably die or something.

BUT through the power of Video games, you too can be a super hero or villain depending on your real life alignment.

This is My Super hero: Captain Awesome No Pants. The name was too long for the game so they shortened it to Captain Awesome NP. Still kind of catchy.

So City of Heroes/Villians is exactly that. The story goes as such:

Paragon City is a fictitious city located in Rhode Island in the United States. The city itself is divided into several smaller neighborhoods that have varying villains and progressively higher levels of villains within them. The arbitrary divisions between zones are explained by the presence of “War Walls”, powerful forcefields derived from alien technology which are used to defend various areas of the city. Heroes set out by dealing with low-powered street gangs in the initial zones, working their way up to fighting increasingly dangerous threats—such as organised crime, corrupt corporations, hostile aliens and supernatural terrors—even eventually entering other dimensions to fight supremely powerful villains.

Like many other games before it, it has won a ton of awards but nothing incredibly awesome that deserves mention. Except a most improved award. The game was released in April 27, 2004. It continues to have expansions and increase the level cap and exploreable areas.

In my experience it took just as long to install as World of Warcraft did. the only differences what so ever is the theme and difficulty. Heroes is a tougher game than wow. I spent 30 mins or so leveling so that I could complete the first real mission. Getting gang banged by radicals is not fun yo. Everything about this game is more in depth. Character creation is like woah. it took a good 20 mins to create the character and that’s not counting the costume design. Picking powers, background move set. extensive. Here is my super hero id though.

Chachi Says: When all said and done, I kind of want to be an already established super hero. It made me feel like a cheap male knock off of storm when I was done, and trust me it didn’t have the same effect.