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While Starbound was not yet officially released I feel obliged to share some of the knowledge gained to help others in furthering their own stations/camps/exploration with the use of these few tips. Starbound is not an easy game, but there are ways of making your life much easier.
A more in-depth guide might be written in the future, but this shorter guide will aim at providing as much useful information as possible, especially if you did not play similar games to Starbound, like Terraria.
Recently I had a rather interesting League of Legends game, one that I lost but I felt lied to by one of the players. This player, who had clearly more experience and game time than me, claimed he never played a specific role, in the team setup. You see, in League of Legends there is usually an assumption that a team has a specific number of players on each lane and role. These roles are Top Lane (usually a melee oriented, tanky sort of character, but not always), Mid Lane (usually a mage), Bot Lane, composed of a Support and an ADC (in other words, somebody who deals a lot of damage, but has little health, and somebody who helps him survive) and a Jungler (a player who has a number of roles, such as hunting down fleeing enemies, killing neutral creatures to earn gold and level up, as well as creeping up on enemies attacking one of the other lanes). At the end of this lost game the player claimed he never played as a Jungler, or rather, said it was hist first time as such. Now, I am just about to reach his level (he was Level 30, I am level 29) but I tried numerous champions, and I have played on ever single lane sufficiently to know what each role is about. So, what happened next?
After seeing those tanks Screenshots for War Thunder I sat back and waited for further updates on tanks. Then came the second update with more tank screenies, but that felt like a Starbound update, meaning, “Nothing substantial, we are still working on it.” It was not until today that one of our readers (iamthelol) pointed out that there are already gameplay videos of tanks from War Thunder. How did this get past me? I stopped focusing on War Thunder, since there were many other things on my mind after the period of the past month. So if you too did not look into recent War Thunder news, here is the scoop.
I have been actively playing League of Legends for the past couples of months. Not ranked games, mind you, but normal games (for those who do not play Dota/LoL/HoN, that means non-ranked games, that could be considered “casual”). Even normal games call for a lot of teamwork, individual skill and know-how. Without it there is very little chance of victory. It’s not like playing Co-op vs AI opponents, here you might just solo the entire game. Playing a normal game is just a small step below playing ranked, and the thing is, the higher your level, the tougher your games become. I am almost at level 28 right now and I can feel the pressure during every single game. This is only only because you are somewhat expected to know what you are doing, at this stage, but also because you will start facing players who actually play in ranked games. In other words, things got real, but you might not be fully prepared for them.
About two months ago I wanted to create a massive guide for a video game. The inspiration came when I worked a bit on my other Fiction-Guides as well as reading on Paradox Interactive’s Amazon books. I thought, “I could do that!” but I needed a topic I knew well, and I also wanted to write on a popular topic. What did I choose? Mount and Blade.
Another Fiction-Guide from myself. In this case I tried to imagine Bain getting in contact with a hardware supplier, in order to obtain guns and other equipment. Those familiar with the game would note how much of this information is accurate and how much of it is fluff. In general I tried to make all of the information as useful as possible while also making it feel “fun to read”. If you are not overly interested in such writing check out our normal Payday 2 – Weapons Guide.
Company of Heroes featured one of the most prominent tanks of the 2nd World War, the Panther Tank. This Guide about the Panther Tank is meant to be an actual in-game guide for Company of Heroes 2 as it is a short piece of fiction. It was my first experiment with trying to combine creative writing with creating a guide for a video game. You might had seen many of our guides here, and while informative I am trying a new angle on Guide writing, and this is one of these examples. The other can be viewed here.
Company of Heroes 2 has added a number of new elements to its gameplay. One of them is the Winter. This is more of a map-type than strictly speaking a mechanic, but one leads to the other. As stated in our Company of Heroes 2 Basics Guide, Winter maps tend to offer new challenges. You have to maintain certain lanes between the front and your base. You need to take into account local buildings, frozen lakes and fires. The battles become not only about tactical superiority but also attrition. Infantry is mainly affected by the winter but tanks too cannot feel perfectly safe from its “charm”.
I have been working on my Thesis for the past month, so the lack of updates on my end is due to it. However, I have chose to take a short pause and share a bit of the thoughts that appeared in my head, regarding the topic I am writing on, Video Game Immersion. Immersion can be achieved in a number of ways, however not a single individual thing will create full immersion on its own.
Some time ago I bought the Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate edition (or whatever edition it was). I already owned Fallout: New Vegas, but I wanted to try out all the DLCs, and since it was a Steam special officer it was well worth the price, in my option at least. I already wrote one article describing my thoughts on DLCs. For a long while those feeling have somewhat died down until I saw a video by EatMyDiction where DLCs hold the center stage. That is more or less the same time I bought Fallout: New Vegas with all its DLCs and when I entered the game for the first time (again) I was flooded with a similar number of messages, informing me of all the DLCs that I have bought, and bestowing upon me an incredible bounty of items. After a short while I got my bearings again and I decided to go through Fallout: New Vegas, again, with all the DLCs, and what I went through then agreed with that old article of mine. There are the good and the bad DLCs.