Right now, AEW is in a good position to grab up some ex-WWE talent as a 3rd round of layoffs has occurred the other day. Given the three big cuts since April, I decided to put together a list of wrestlers I think would be a good fit from these groups to come to AEW.
A friend and I discussed the idea of useless or under utilized but cool legendary item effects. With the addition of Emanate to items, Followers gained a large buff to mostly utilitarian effects. There were a few that could be argued had major influence in the ability for one to push higher Greater Rifts but for the most part, the items in the Emanate pool have been mostly relegated to non-Greater Rift situations. While this has improved the overall stature of certain legendaries, there still are others which will continually be shoved into the “salvage” category. Thus, I decided to examine as many legendary items as possible and list what I think can be added into the Emanate pool that should make legendaries more meaningful and potentially fun in Greater Rifts and normal situations alike.
Over on Reddit, I found a post where a new player, who completed the Campaign mode for the first time, was struggling with Adventure Mode as a Crusader on Hard and Normal mode on Season 23. As someone who has participated in many Diablo 3 seasons in always leveling from the start a fresh toon and generally going solo, I felt that some of the advice people were giving him was bad because he was used to the Necromancer game play and had the story mode hand holding him, which made leveling a Crusader a far more difficult experience. In turn, I decided to dig up an old post I wrote and add to it since most of the advice there is still valid but feel now with the various game updates, I should take the time to address additional tips. You can read the old post here but I will augment more in this newer post.
Another day, another review. The big thing about this Dynamite episode is that it’s the last crowdless taped show. And next Saturday will show a live airing at Daily’s Place, which is weird considering that their ratings have steadily dropped since moving to Friday. Not sure if the Saturday move will help much but I guess they’ll take what they can get.
So this might seem like a little bit of clickbait considering that Blizzard has yet to release Season 24’s Haedrig Gift sets. However, based on a chart of past seasons, I believe we can almost accurately predict which sets will be part of Haedrig’s Gift. So from that, I want to review which classes look like good starters based on that chart as well as what we know about patch 2.7.1.
With the PTR coming out on Friday for patch 2.7.1, I decided to do some theory crafting for the monk as it’s seeing a major change to the Inna’s set and a few supporting items and skills. Right now, the build is looking like a minion build focused on the Fire Ally rune from Mystic Ally based on the massive boost of damage to the bracers.
Another Friday night, another AEW Dynamite review. Thought this show was stronger than last week’s but I did feel it still needs a lot of work.
Again, I’m not going to do a play-by-play of every match. I only saw a sampling of the program so I can’t provide a specific context. Also, I think that would just take too much time and mental energy to make it worth my while. So I’m going to focus on key points for each segment.
Yesterday, there was a rumor that hit the net about more WWE releases and today it actually happened. When I checked the names out, I wasn’t entirely surprised but decided that with my recent writings on wrestling again (the Dark Sides, AEW review, WWE’s future), I felt another blog would be great to put my thoughts in order for the people who got the axe.
I caught the AEW Double or Nothing 2021 PPV and had been mulling it over for a few days and decided to finally write up a review. My review isn’t going to be a play-by-play type of review just an overall summary of each match and a conclusion of the PPV.