Closing Shop.

•June 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

It’s time.

It’s been a fun ride running alongside everyone with the WSNexus, but I think it’s time I hung it up and stepped out of the ‘light’ so to speak.  After this post, I will no longer be posting on the twitter or on this site.  I think what I set out to do has been accomplished to some point, but there are still things I want to do.

No,  I’m not leaving the community.  Infact, I’ll probably be getting more involved because I won’t have this issue of being an ‘unofficial source’ and won’t worry about various other things.  I’ll probably end up posting alot more on the WSC forums and i’m still active in the IRC chat as well.

 

If you guys still wish to follow me, follow me on my actual twitter account @RolandDaemon  I’ll still post my thoughts alot more about Wildstar and whatnot, but it won’t particularly pertain to just that.

 

I sincerely thank you for listening/watching my crazy antics and I hope that I can still be a part of that when asked.  I hope that I can continue to atleast keep up the thought that i’m helping the game/community in some way/shape/form.

 

If anything.

 

I’ll see you all on Nexus when the time comes.  Our paths shall cross once more.

 

~Roland Daemon

Thank you.  You have no idea how much these past months have meant to me.

Wildstar Fan-Ad’s and CBT3 Patchnote Stream (6/26)

•June 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I had this idea for some short 30 second ad’s to run for wildstar.  I already had one made up and everything!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvcc2o-hpzw&feature=youtu.be

 

For me, this is good video/audio editing practice… I just wish I had more video footage.. but that’ll come later :D

In addition,  I’ll be streaming the CBT3 patch notes tonight.  with a new set of patch notes, gonna go into it blind and just give me opinion on the matters at hand.  Alot will be skipped due to not having context.. or I could try giving context by the description alone!

Stream time will be 8 p.m. Central (6 PST, 9 EST.  Euro folks.. sorry, it’ll be Really late for you guys :(  )

Link:  twitch.tv/wildstar_nexus

I’ll see you all tonight!

 

~Roland Daemon

Paying it forward.

•June 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment

So, Carbine has been giving people the opportunity to show off what they’ve accomplished within the wildstar community for a chance for beta keys.  This is a great idea because it has allowed alot of people who rightfully deserve a shot at getting into a beta that chance.

I figured I would pay it forward and list the people I’d like to see get into beta.  These are the guys I’ve interacted with alot since I’ve came here and I believe these are the people who should get this recognition.

Zap-Robo

Blankspace and Nyxis

Brenner Hawkings

Zap is probably the highest on my list.  Starting the biggest hub for Wildstar (Wildstar Central) and even helping out the folks over at carbine during Pax East this year… He’s probably the first person I hope they give beta access too (if he doesn’t have it already) with this ‘Pay It Forward’ week.

Blankspace and Nyxis deserve beta keys just because of the sheer amount of work they’ve done with Late Night Dominion and everything else (Sorry to the other guys who are in it, but I see/talk with these guys more than you… Don’t hurt me!)  They’re both also great people and can bring some pretty awesome perspectives to conversations we’ve had in the IRC channel.

Brenner Hawkins has been the guy i’ve seen/talked to abit with the RP side of things.  Being the Scowling Cassian, he’s been bringing his A game to get the RP side the recognition and attention it deserves and I believe he should be allowed a part in beta.

There’s a bunch of other people i’d love to suggest get it, but as far as actual accomplishments/work inside the community as well as direct talking/play with… these are the guys I feel deserve it the most.

Just paying it forward…  Who would you like to see get a shot at Beta?

Roland Daemon

You can follow WildStar Nexus on twitter at:  @Wildstar_Nexus

Planning Some Downtime (Game Design Thoughts)

•June 14, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Nowadays, games are all about being able to sit down, get alot pack into an hour or two and then be done.  Slowly going the way of the daily 15-20 minute routine (looking at you, facebook games) have become getting the most out of the time that is available to us.

While this works for SOME genre’s of games, the opposite is the only thing I can think of a good MMO.

A good MMO, will make us waste time.  Things should take alot of time to get done (but never artificially held back in time.  I’d rather grind out for hours and hours to get an item completed than get a few items and wait for days for the craft to build) and I’m okay with at.

However, in a world where there’s so much do, so much to see…  It’s hard to take it all in and it can be quite overwhelming.

I was thinking about World of Warcraft.  When we all first stepped into the world, we were all awestruck by the sheer size of it and how grand and massive it was.  It was awesome because there was always something to find or explore because it was new and fresh.  However, there’s something that even WoW had that even now, alot of newer MMO’s don’t. I think it’s an issue with trying to streamline everything to be faster so you’re doing more content.  But there isn’t enough downtime.

Yes, I know it’s kind of weird to say that I want to play a game where i’m not actually playing it.  Is that so wrong though?  I want to be able to sit in the middle of the city or some random spot and talk to people.  I want to go fish every now and then.  I want to craft and see what crazy new thing I Can build and do is.

But the real reason I Want these is so I can digest what had just happened.  The best example of this is Flight Paths.

Yes, everyone hated how tediously long they were but everytime I took the flight from Tanaris to Darnassus (when I played alliance) I enjoyed that 10-12 minute break.  I could get some food and some water, check to see the next thing on the list I’d need to get/acquire or look up theorycrafting or even better, talk to my guildies.  Those flight paths provided a great source of downtime and even though in-game, I wasn’t actually playing.  This also let me see the sights of Azeroth and look around, occasionally finding a spot going ‘I want to go there’.  I would sometimes spend the next few hours getting to spots just because I wanted to see if there was anything special in these area’s.

I want downtime in my MMO.  In real life, we’re not always working, we’re not always talking or awake even.  We need those breaks, even in-game.  So far, the housing is looking to be quite the amazing ‘downtime’ that I want… but i’m hoping the flight paths in game do acquire some sort of time to them the further out they go.

I think that was a mistake the GW2 did.  Waypoints we’re awesome.. but it shrunk the world and there was no excuse to just sit back and look at the pretties as you flew by.

Plan some downtime.  Everyone needs it anyway.

Roland Daemon

You can follow WildStar Nexus on twitter at:  @Wildstar_Nexus

 
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