And closing out the weekend, we’ve got a bunch of looks to the future – from mounted combat in LoTRO to a writer just starting as an “embedded reporter” in EVE – plus a bit of a challenge from Big Bear Butt!
- Justin Olivetti, AKA Syp, gives us a thorough and tremendously interesting introduction to LoTRO’s upcoming mounted combat – “Campbell let me have at it in the vast, vast plains of Rohan, riding around at what felt like Mach 3. Seriously, these mounts are fast. “
- Heartbourne at Lorehound asks a question I can’t believe I haven’t seen covered more – how will transmogging change Blizzard’s design approach? – “What kind of armor designs are going to appeal to players? This is the million-gold question! Players complained during Burning Crusade that the highly stylized armor sets were too wild and thus wearing pieces from multiple sets made them look like a clown.”
- Tyler Wilde kicks off a fascinating project in PC gamer, as he describes his first steps in becoming an embedded journalist with the Goonswarm in EVE Online – “We jump into the next star system and I’m encased in a bubble of blue electricity. My frigate is disintegrated by a shower of projectiles. Again. “Oh dear I told them not to shoot you,” says Blawrf. “That was supposed to be your welcoming party.”
- And Big Bear Butt looks at those “impossible” pets and achievements – the ones with Grinds From Hell attached – and challenges us to just try to complete them – “Right now, at the tail end of this expansion, I have been having a more fufilling time than any other, simply because I am, one by one, knocking down so many of those “I wish I could but I can’ts” and turning them into, “What the hell, let’s give a shot, whats the worse that can happen?””
Have a great weekend!