The Daily Grind: Did you do anything noteworthy in MMOland this weekend?

    
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I didn’t game as much as I would have liked this weekend, but I did manage a smidge of Elite: Dangerous, a bit of Windward, and a tiny bit of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. Yes, I know I’m terribly late to the party on that last one.

But this Daily Grind isn’t about what I played, it’s about what you accomplished. So, how about it, MOP readers? Did you do anything noteworthy in MMOland this weekend?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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McSleaz
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melissamcdon Good enough that I rented my own server.

SomniumWintersun
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wolfyseyes Make sure you’re doing your daily GC turn-ins and turn in it as HQ, you get huge amounts of exp doing this. I did this pretty much each day to get mine up to 50. Also the Ixali crafting dailies give an extra bump on the exp as well!

Doing it like this feels like less of a chore (at least it did for me) instead of grinding it for hours and doesn’t take long at all if you have a retainer full of mats.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

CrowingOne CastagereShaikura i’m in awe of your knowledge of this game

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

McSleaz How is the game?

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

unlocked my American T20 tank in World of Tanks… one step closer to the Patton.

blackcat7k
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This ARK: Survival Evolved seems pretty fun not a massive online game, but the ease of use of the crafting system is intriguing. The tech tree seems deep, but not overly cumbersome. This is something that was probably missing from the early gameplay of The Repopulation. Having a deep crafting tree isn’t a bad thing, making a wall at the beginning of the game to make basic stuff is probably not the best way to go about things. Especially when a lot items that can made in Repop seem to be useless to gameplay. ARK’s done something that most other survival type games haven’t done for my group of friends. It’s gotten those that hate survival games to actually look at it and get interested in it, where as Repop straight chased them away.

EmanonQQ
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Vexia EmanonQQ EQ2 is the game that called to me long ago when both were released. I soaked up the lore of both prior to release, but the visuals of WoW were one of the biggest deterrents for me back then–although, I hear the same about EQ2’s visuals deterring folks from playing it. So, I keep comparing the two. 
They are very similar in initial gameplay (I’m only level 13).  Having chewed through all the content that I want to from EQ2, I just see WoW as an extension of it with a different story.
I don’t mind the mundanity of quest hub gameplay.  With a job that keeps me thinking and on my toes, I enjoy being led around when I play.  The one thing that will keep both my wife (also a WoW newbie) and I playing are the friends I mentioned.  After a few years, we grew a bit lonely in EQ2 without them.  
Not too happy with the character creation–EQ2’s is slightly better; Aion’s is, by far, my favorite.  Gnomes being my favorite race, sadly, I can’t stand their representation in WoW, but I get the next best race–Dwarves!
I am impressed with the sheer number of people in the game.  Also, the game runs very smoothly with all that’s moving on the screen; I have a moderate PC, and here and there EQ2 kind of skipped a bit, but after a few tweaks to visual settings, all was good.
I like that WoW appears seamless–one of things I liked about EQOA, Rift, and Vanguard (even with chunking delay).  EQ2 has a lot of zoning, but I didn’t notice it after a while;  I guess that was me just making allowances for my game of choice, when I was comparing it to EQOA 10.5 years ago.  I still find myself turning a blind eye to imperfections in any game I choose to play–as long as I’m having fun, right?
At the end of the day, I get to explore a whole new game world different than the ones I’ve known, and that’s pretty darn exciting.

CastagereShaikura
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CrowingOne CastagereShaikura Thanks there are so many passives to research you helped a lot. Now i will go face that dam teleporting winged demon of a mob in Savage Coast. :))

Vexia
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Well I didn’t buy Wander yet. I’m still holding off and hoping for some more bug fix patches. But I did get back into the MMO saddle after several weeks with little to no playtime therein, so I felt accomplished merely for doing something. Sometimes you gotta set the bar low, and that’s ok. :P
What I did was re-roll my character in ArcheAge because I made a new appearance for her that I liked better. I then proceeded to spend the evening out-leveling my previous efforts as far as the launch servers were concerned (I got a little bit further during open beta). The swimming Daily Grind topic made me want to try some of the water content with boats and diving and such, so that’s what I’m working toward. I’m in the middle of the desert now, so I can’t say I’m poised to accomplish that goal at the moment.

Vexia
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EmanonQQ That’s interesting! Care to share your experiences? I’d like to know how the game plays for someone who has MMO experience but has never played WoW before.