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The Gaming Daily #3: Death To Overhyping

Posted by GeekieDave Wednesday April 18 2012 at 1:39PM
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What's up everyone and welcome back to another Gaming Daily blog! I first want to apologize for the lack of updates as I've been busy with my family planning my wedding that is coming up in August. So if you remember last weeks blog, and have rage quit that current game because of the zero progress your making. Don't be alarmed about this, Your not the first person to do this and probably not the last. I'm going to give you guys my thoughts on what you should probably do when looking for a new MMORPG to play and occupy your time with.

First off, Don't listen to the hype. For way too long people have been overhyping non released games such as Guild Wars 2, The Secret World and many others. My advice is to not listen to what other gamers are saying. You are your own person and you need to make the decision for yourself. If you were to listen to everything that people were saying about the games that are coming out, and preorder them, You would have a stack full of games sitting on your shelf collecting dust because they didn't come to par with your standards.

With games like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Neverwinter, The option for beta was open to you and this is something I strongly suggest doing. If you find out about a game that has perked your interest, See if they are offering beta. For example,  I tested out Rift and found that it was basically a World Of Warcraft clone. Did it make me interested? Yes I did all the research I could on the game and played what I could in the beta. Did I buy the game? No, I made no intention of buying the game due to it being WAY too close to World Of Warcraft.

If you aren't given the oppurtunity to play in the beta or given a demo, then I would recommend looking out on Twitch.TV to see if anyone is streaming the game. I personally watched Lore from Tankspot play "Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning" for about 8 hours before I made my decision of buying the game. I did download the demo that was up for free and I enjoyed that very much but I wanted to see what the game was going to offer me in full. I also had watched him play the upcoming MMO "Tera" and found that his views were totally different from mine. 

To make a long story short for you guys, It's not up to the community but up to you. I've seen far too many MMO's that are released and end up flopping because of people are overhyping the games. I played Age Of Conan without hearing ANY hype or dislike of the game and made up my own mind about it. I believe that more and more gamers need to start doing this or we are going to see potentially great games being destroyed because it didn't live up to the hype of the community.

That's it for now guys, I'm off to work on some really great stuff coming  your way and I hope you guys agreed with me on these topics. If you guys have any questions you would like answered here in the blog, You can email me at: geekiedavegaming@gmail.com. 

Game On!

The Gaming Daily #2: Got Denied? Don't Fret!

Posted by GeekieDave Saturday April 7 2012 at 4:36PM
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Hello everyone and welcome back to another entry in the gaming daily blog! So today, I went to a guild website that I recently applied to and found out that I had been denied. The reasoning was because I am only a level 31 Paladin on their server and they need me to get to 85 and geared. So this inspired this blogpost dealing with how to prepare youself for the worst case scenario.

Tip #1: Don't Fret

So if you put in your application and were denied, Don't let this get to you. Listen to what they are telling you. Guild's like Method, Exodus, Simple Math, etc are going to be looking for the best of the best and if you haven't worked the blood, sweat and tears needed to get your gear, You stand no chance.

Tip #2: Keep Working

If a guild tells you that you don't have what they are looking for, keep working on your character. Make sure to get a world of logs account to keep track of the amount of damage you are doing and how well your character is performing in raids. Make sure to use a site like Ask Mister Robot to check your gear and what your going to need to be the best of your class.

Tip #3: Apply, Apply, Apply!

If you get denied from a guild, Don't ragequit and never play the game again. Make sure to apply at other guilds as well. Just because one guild denies you doesn't mean another one won't accept you. 

So there you have it folks! My top three tips for dealing with being denied from a guild. The best advice is to keep working on your character. Make sure to run LFR once a week and make sure to keep getting your valor gear when you can. After all the hard work and dedication, I'm sure you will end up in a great guild with a great raiding community. 

Happy Easter!

The Gaming Daily #1: Major Gaming Time

Posted by GeekieDave Friday April 6 2012 at 4:49PM
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Hows it going everyone? So I've decided recently due to a major break in my webcam that I'm going to have to stick with blogs for now. So the past couple days have been MAJORLY packed with me gaming. I've been switching between Mass Effect, Guild Wars, Star Wars, and World Of Warcraft like crazy. And with the recent announcement of my favorite Dungeons And Dragons themed game called "Neverwinter" becoming a full fledged Free To Play game, I've been on the edge of my seat.

So a couple people have been asking me if I've been invited into the Mists Of Pandaria beta yet and I'm going to make this answer short and sweet: No. There have been a total of 550 thousand invites out thus far and I haven't been invited yet. But I'm not complaining because I'm going to be getting my invite pretty soon. I'm planning on making a video containing the changes coming for paladins and how they are going to be effected by the next expansion.

I'd love to tell everyone I'm still playing Star Wars: The Old Republic but I've recently had to cancel my subscription to the game due to not being able to afford the subscription for the game. I have a video half way done and I just can't afford to keep going. So I'm going to be having to put it on the backburner while I gather the money for the subscription. I have a friend working on Let's Play videos for TGN so any income coming in from that will be helping me out in the long run.

So if you noticed in my tags, I mention a funraiser and donations. What I'm doing is I have a couple sweet packages to be part of a fundraiser. I have three complete game packages to giveaway when we reach our $1,000 goal. The reason I need so much is because I need to do a complete upgrade for the computer to be at the need for streaming. So here's what I have:

  • Star Wars The Old Republic Game and Game Time Card
  • World Of Warcraft Battlechest and Game Time Card
  • Blizzcon 2011 Poster
  • Mass Effect 1,2, and 3 Full Game and T-Shirt
     
So there you have it. Once we hit the $1,000 goal, I will be giving one lucky winner a game of their choice. I will keep giving these away after the $1,000 for every $500 we get donated to us. I might also do a contest for YouTube and Twitch layout designs. If you are interested, You can send all donations or donations for a ticket at: geeksoftheguild@gmail.com. Remember, Every $1 that you donate gets you one ticket into the drawing.
 
Well, That's it for me for now. I might be able to give you guys some PAX East coverage tomorrow and tell you guys what I thought of day one but I have to fit it in with everything else going on right now with Easter and what not. I hop you guys have an awesome weekend and if you have any interesting gaming stories or videos you want to share with me, Please make sure to email them to me at: geekiedavegaming@gmail.com
 
Thanks again!