With this week being short, I was able to get a little more Path of Exile time, which led me to push my Blade Vortex Elementalist a bit further and starting up a Guardian Dominating Blow/Herald of Purity character. I’ll discuss both in terms of my current progress.
Recently, I hit a point in the current Delve league where I felt my main started to bore me a bit. Mostly, it was just hitting a ceiling in terms of feeling I couldn’t push without better gear and leveling from 92 had become dreary, especially after dying a few times and losing a ton of experience. That made me turn to a few alternative projects after seeing a few Youtube and Twitch clips. In turn, I decided to try a Glacial Hammer Champion, Toxic Rain Trickster and Blade Vortex Elementalist.
Although I am a day late to the impression write up game, I wanted to present my thoughts on the upcoming patch 3.5 Betrayal League/Expansion for Path of Exile nonetheless. I did write up some ideas that I had hypothesized for what the new league would entail and want to see how they compared to what we will get.
Well, the aftermath from the Diablo Immortal mobile game announcement has been quite controversial to say the least. Many high end streamers are up in arms with their chats calling Blizzard out on the situation. For myself, I honestly didn’t care one way or another.
So I made a little more progress to my Sunder Juggernaut and created a new Vaal Reave Ascendant. Both are very fun but I did hit a few walls here and there and wanted to discuss my experiences with both, especially my Ascendant as that has been a recent project.
Watching Blizzcon 2018 this year was exceptionally painful. In years past, I felt excitement in awaiting the new content. This year’s opening ceremony hurt to the point where you could feel a certain lament. Pretty much I just wanted to hear the announcements but the tone from Morhaime and the lack of general mentions of content was a preview to sheer disappointment. But there’s a bigger thing that is underlying what we’re seeing: the actual death of Blizzard.
We’re at the midpoint of the Delve league as pointed out by a recent update from GGG and it’s time to go over the current status of the game from my viewpoint. There’s a hint in the recent post of things to come and I want to address those points as well.
As we slowly move towards 2019, possibly the most anticipated event will be Season 8 of Game of Thrones. There have been “leaks” and rumors for months regarding the new season. Thus far though, there has not been any solid leaks in terms of the actual overall plot. All we have are pieces from gorilla shots and the general information one can guess from the various source material. But given the actual evidence, what are real possibilities in how the season plays out and ends?
We had a pretty fast week when it came to updates to the latest Delve league. Most of the updates were concerning how Sulphite operates in terms of amounts one can get and the cost. However, that brought up a great deal of controversy which required a fast update as a result of essentially poor math. Although most of the changes are really aimed towards high end Delvers, we should examine the bigger issue: the expectations of what Delve meant to players.
When social media first came out (friendster, myspace, orkut, hi5, etc.), I was enthralled and wanted to partake in the space. It was at a time when the only manner of making money on the web was through ecommerce. Social media provided a new mechanism that went beyond the shopping cart as a possibility for employment and ideas. However, over time, I had become disenchanted by the evolution of social media. This blog discusses my disillusionment and general distancing from these platforms.