Everquest dating

Raids?

2020.09.22 21:58 Low-Key-Loki Raids?

We know little of d4 . With a loot based rpg, wouldn’t it make sense for d4 to have end game raids to showcase the best of the gear? Roguelike nephalem/greater rifts are fun , but have an expiration date because while it’s random it’s fairly predictable kill monster as fast as possible no finesse or mechanics makes it truly mindless. the one big monster at the end doesn’t really provide mechanics typically just a meat shield that is easily done away with meta gear and skills- something I hope isn’t the case with these d4 public bosses. Even just look at path of exile where you actually have to move out of damage to survive.
Years of doing nephelem or greater rifts all these amazing qol d3 updates , never has it been enough to keep my friends playing past a few hundred paragon. It’s like we are all just killing random stuff in a random area for random loot. They should refine loot zones, tie sets to certain areas so you aren’t trying to find an rng needle in a useless gear haystack - but that’s another issue.
IMO endgame raids for pve are what drives the most successful loot-loop style games. Go back to Wow. Everquest. Even now with Destiny, GTAO(heists), ESO. Raids & leaderboards bring stronger community/competition like no other content. Unlike wow 32 player raids wouldn’t make contextual sense for what they call a non mmo- However 6-12 player raid content would encourage the team style play that do really lay roots & drive a social connection to the game that MMOs have more of a tendency to develop.
submitted by Low-Key-Loki to diablo4 [link] [comments]


2020.09.10 09:16 SunshotDestiny Newbie's first impression

I know this is a beta and that not everything is going to be polished...and I honestly hope this isn't the final pass at polish. But since I did pay money to test the game as it looks interesting, I thought I would give some feedback of my first hour or two of play.
Please keep in mind this isn't to bash the game. I look forward to spending more time as a centaur (and that is a refreshing race in itself) and don't regret spending money at all at this point. But opening impressions are important, and I do want the game to succeed so here is my own impression and opinion.
The game isn't "out" but they are asking for money at this point. That to me deserves a fair critique. This is ordered mainly in when I formed an impression.
Art:
Honestly it's stylized, which is fine. I play many games with very stylized art styles and honestly I feel they tend to hold up better then the ultra realistic ones. But what I couldn't help but feel was that the game felt like it was lacking a lot of detail, and overall it made the game feel more dated then it should.
Having more details to the opening city for example and maybe some work with the lighting effects would help. But right now the game that leapt to my head was playing Everquest, and while functional how flat the wold looks and feels compared to today's offerings.
UI:
Again, really hope this is initial pass because it feels clunky as hell. Some elements are to big and feel like clutter, the character portrait feels oversized, and so forth. But since it IS a beta and I am fairly certain the UI is in the "functional and not pretty" stage I will move on.
Sound:
Feels unfinished. In my opinion after having had so many games with voice overs having silent text boxes feels annoying. I know hiring a full voice crew may be asking a lot more then is reasonable, but can't we at least get "sim" voices or something? It just feels jarring to not have anything.
Combat:
Only played as a cleric so far, but it feels a bit unfinished. Animations feel slightly to slow, and that is comparing it to games like FF14 which can feel pretty slow at first as well. Also the presentation was rather flat, not helped by the art style as it seems to be at the moment. Not all games can, or should, be as flashy as FF14 is with effects (they go a bit overboard) but at the same time what I consider the opposite side, that being ESO, the effects don't do much to bring me into the fight.
Combined with the flat presentation of the UI it overall left combat functional but not very exciting. But seeing as this is going to be a more PvP aimed game this could be intentional to keep performance up for bit pvp fights. Which I totally get and could accept, but still makes the combat feel flat.
I will say I do actually like not automatically healing after a fight. It makes healers more important in groups and kinda helps sell the survival aspect of the game.
Crafting:
I like that things can break, as I will probably be more PvE then PvP. So I can see getting into the crafting. It seems like crafting will be more about what quality of stuff you put into set recipes more then having a recipe for every single...well recipe. It looks like at first glance that you don't even need to have every ingredient type to craft certain items, and if so it is a design that intrigues me. It is a system that I am already looking forward to exploring more, and I usually am not much of a crafter.
Overall:
It's not polished, but it's a beta so that makes sense. Again I don't dislike the game at all so far, but compared to what I saw in the trailer in terms of lighting and detail of graphics it feels misleading. Which hopefully means as time goes on these things get better.
Again this is written mainly because the game is being advertised, and to get into the closed beta you need to spend money. This is just as I said the opinion of someone just walking into the game as it is today. Take that for as much or little as you want.
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2020.09.08 04:57 CherryJello312 texting abbreviations

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations: Numbers & Characters

?
I have a question
?
I don't understand what you mean
?4U
I have a question for you
;S
Gentle warning, like "Hmm? What did you say?"
^^
Meaning "read line" or "read message" above
<3
Meaning "sideways heart" (love, friendship)
<3
Meaning "broken heart"
<33
Meaning "heart or love" (more 3s is a bigger heart)
u/TEOTD
At the end of the day
.02
My (or your) two cents worth
1TG, 2TG
Meaning number of items needed for win (online gaming)
1UP
Meaning extra life (online gaming)
121
One-to-one (private chat initiation)
1337
Leet, meaning 'elite'
143
I love you
1432
I love you too
14AA41
One for all, and all for one
182
I hate you
19
Zero hand (online gaming)
10M
Ten man (online gaming)
10X
Thanks
10Q
Thank you
1CE
Once
1DR
I wonder
1NAM
One in a million
2
Meaning "to" in SMS
20
Meaning "location"
2B
To be
2EZ
Too easy
2G2BT
Too good to be true
2M2H
Too much too handle
2MI
Too much information
2MOR
Tomorrow
2MORO
Tomorrow
2M2H
Too much to handle
2N8
Tonight
2NTE
Tonight
4
Short for "for" in SMS
411
Meaning "information"
404
I don't know
411
Meaning 'information'
420
Lets get high
420
Meaning "Marijuana"
459
Means I love you (ILY is 459 using keypad numbers)
4AO
For adults only
4COL
For crying out loud
4EAE
Forever and ever
4EVA
Forever
4NR
Foreigner
4SALE
For sale
^5
High-five
511
Too much information (more than 411)
555
Sobbing, crying. (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
55555
Crying your eyes out (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
55555
Meaning Laughing (In Thai language the number 5 is pronounced 'ha'.)
6Y
Sexy
7K
Sick
81
Meaning Hells Angels (H=8th letter of alphabet, A=1st letter of alphabet)
831
I love you (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)
86
Over
88
Bye-bye (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
88
Hugs and kisses
9
Parent is watching
*s*
Meaning "smile"
*w*
Meaning "wink"

"A" Text Message & Chat Abbreviations

A3
Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
AA
As above
AA
Ask about
AAF
As a matter of fact
AAF
As a friend
AAK
Asleep at keyboard
AAK
Alive and kicking
AAMOF
As a matter of fact
AAMOI
As a matter of interest
AAP
Always a pleasure
AAR
At any rate
AAS
Alive and smiling
AASHTA
As always, Sheldon has the answer (Bike mechanic Sheldon Brown)
AATK
Always at the keyboard
AAYF
As always, your friend
ABBR
Meaning abbreviation
ABC
Already been chewed
ABD
Already been done
ABT
About
ABT2
Meaning 'About to'
ABTA
Meaning Good-bye (signoff)
ABU
All bugged up
AC
Acceptable content
ACC
Anyone can come
ACD
ALT / CONTROL / DELETE
ACDNT
Accident (e-mail, Government)
ACE
Meaning marijuana cigarette
ACK
Acknowledge
ACPT
Accept (e-mail, Government)
ACQSTN
Acquisition (e-mail, Government)
ADAD
Another day, another dollar
ADBB
All done, bye-bye
ADD
Address
ADDY
Address
ADIH
Another day in hell
ADIP
Another day in paradise
ADMIN
Administrator
ADMINR
Administrator (Government)
ADN
Any day now
ADR
Address
AE
Area effect (online gaming)
AEAP
As early as possible
AF
April Fools
AF
As *Freak*
AF
Aggression factor (online gaming)
AFC
Away from computer
AFAIAA
As far as I am aware
AFAIC
As far as I am concerned
AFAIK
As far as I know
AFAIUI
As far as I understand it
AFAP
As far as possible
AFFA
Angels Forever, Forever Angels
AFJ
April Fool's joke
AFK
Away from keyboard
AFZ
Acronym Free Zone
AFPOE
A fresh pair of eyes
AGI
Meaning "agility" (online gaming)
AH
At home
AIAMU
And I am a money's uncle
AIGHT
Alright
AIR
As I remember
AISB
As it should be
AISB
As I said before
AISI
As I see it
AITR
Adult in the room
AKA
Also known as
ALCON
All concerned
ALOL
Actually laughing out loud
AMA
Ask me anything (Reddit)
AMAP
As much as possible
AMBW
All my best wishes
AML
All my love
AMOF
As a matter of fact
A/N
Author's note
AO
Anarchy Online (online gaming)
AOC
Available on cell
AOE
Area of effect (online game)
AOM
Age of majority
AOM
Age of Mythology (online gaming)
AOTA
All of the above
AOYP
Angel on your pillow
APAC
All praise and credit
APP
Application
APP
Appreciate
AQAP
As quick (or quiet) as possible
ARC
Archive (compressed files)
ARE
Acronym rich environment
ARG
Argument
ASIG
And so it goes
ASAP
As soon as possible
A/S/L
Age/sex/location
ASL
Age/sex/location
ASLA
Age/sex/location/availability
AT
At your terminal
ATB
All the best
ATEOTD
At the end of the day
ATM
At the moment
ATSITS
All the stars in the sky
ATSL
Along the same line (or lines)
AWC
After awhile crocodile
AWESO
Awesome
AWOL
Away without leaving
AWOL
Absent without leave
AYDY
Are you done yet?
AYBABTU
All your base are belong to us (online gaming)
AYEC
At your earliest convenience
AYOR
At your own risk
AYSOS
Are you stupid or something?
AYS
Are you serious?
AYT
Are you there?
AYTMTB
And you're telling me this because
AYV
Are you vertical?
AYW
As you were
AYW
As you want / As you wish
AZN
Asian

"B" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

B
Back
B
Be
B&
Banned
B2B
Business-to-business
B2C
Business-to-consumer
B2W
Back to work
B8
Bait (person teased or joked with, or under-aged person/teen)
B9
Boss is watching
B/F
Boyfriend
B/G
Background (personal information request)
B4
Before
B4N
Bye for now
BAG
Busting a gut
BA
Bad *a*
BAE
Before anyone else
BAE
Meaning Babe or baby
BAFO
Best and final offer
BAK
Back at keyboard
BAM
Below average mentality
BAMF
Bad *a* mother *f*
BAO
Be aware of
BAS
Big 'butt' smile
BASIC
Meaning anything mainstream
BASOR
Breathing a sigh of relief
BAU
Business as usual
BAY
Back at ya
BB
Be back
BB
Big brother
BB
Bebi / Baby (Spanish SMS)
BBC
Big bad challenge
BBIAB
Be back in a bit
BBIAF
Be back in a few
BBIAM
Be back in a minute
BBIAS
Be back in a sec
BBL
Be back later
BBN
Bye, bye now
BBQ
Barbeque, "Ownage", shooting score/frag (online gaming)
BBS
Be back soon
BBT
Be back tomorrow
BC
Because
B/C
Because
BC
Be cool
BCNU
Be seeing you
BCOS
Because
BCO
Big crush on
BCOY
Big crush on you
BD
Big deal
BDAY
Birthday
B-DAY
Birthday
BDN
Big darn number
BEG
Big evil grin
BELF
Meaning "Blood Elf" (online gaming)
BF
Boyfriend
BF
Brain fart
BFAW
Best friend at work
BF2
Battlefield 2 (online gaming)
BF
Best friend
BFF
Best friends forever
BFFL
Best friends for life
BFFLNMW
Best friends for life, no matter what
BFD
Big freaking deal
BFG
Big freaking grin
BFFN
Best friend for now
BFN
Bye for now
BG
Big grin
BGWM
Be gentle with me
BHL8
Be home late
BIB
Boss is back
BIBO
Beer in, beer out
BIC
Butt in chair
BIF
Before I forget
BIH
Burn in hell
BIL
Brother in law
BIO
Meaning "I'm going to the bathroom" (or) "Bathroom break"
BION
Believe it or not
BIOYA
Blow it out your *a*
BIOYN
Blow it out your nose
BIS
Best in slot (online gaming)
BISFLATM
Boy, I sure feel like a turquoise monkey! (unverified)
BITMT
But in the meantime
BL
Belly laugh
BLNT
Better luck next time
Bloke
Meaning Man (Discord)
BM
Bite me
BME
Based on my experience
BM&Y
Between me and you
BOB
Back off *buddy*
BN
Bad news
BOE
Meaning "bind on equip" (online gaming)
BOHICA
Bend over here it comes again
BOL
Best of luck
BOM
*b* of mine
BOLO
Be on the look out
BOOMS
Bored out of my skull
BOP
Meaning "bind on pickup" (online gaming)
BOSMKL
Bending over smacking my knee laughing
BOT
Back on topic
BOT
Be on that
BMS
Broke my scale, used when rating someone
BOYF
Boyfriend
BPLM
Big person little mind
BRB
Be right back
BR
Best regards
BRBB
Be right back *b*
BRNC
Be right back, nature calls
BRD
Bored
BRH
Be right here
BRT
Be right there
BSF
But seriously folks
BSOD
Blue screen of death
BSTS
Better safe than sorry
BT
Bite this
BT
Between technologies
BTA
But then again
BTDT
Been there, done that
BTW
By the way
BTYCL
Meaning 'Bootycall'
BUBU
Slang term for the most beautiful of women
BURN
Used to reference an insult
Buff
Meaning "changed and is now stronger" (online gaming)
BWL
Bursting with laughter
BYOB
Bring your own beer
BYOC
Bring your own computer
BYOD
Bring your own device
BYOH
Bat you on (the) head
BYOP
Bring your own paint (paintball)
BYTM
Better you than me

"C" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

C&G
Chuckle & grin
C4N
Ciao for now
CAD
Control + Alt + Delete
CAD
Short for Canada/Canadian
Cakeday
Meaning Birthday (Reddit)
CAM
Camera (SMS)
CB
Coffee break
CB
Chat break
CB
Crazy *b*
CD9
Code 9, Meaning "parents are around"
CFS
Care for secret?
CFY
Calling for you
CHK
Check
CIAO
Good-bye (Italian word)
CICO
Coffee in, coffee out
CID
Crying in disgrace
CID
Consider it done
CLAB
Crying like a baby
CLD
Could
CLK
Click
CM
Call me
CMAP
Cover my *a* partner (online gaming)
CMB
Call me back
CMGR
Meaning "Community manager"
CMIIW
Correct me if I'm wrong
CMON
Come on
CNP
Continued (in) next post
COB
Close of business
COH
City of Heroes (online gaming)
COS
Because
C/P
Cross post
CP
Chat post (or continue in IM)
CR8
Create
Cray
Meaning crazy
CRE8
Create
CRA CRA
Slang term meaning "crazy"
CRAFT
Can't remember a *freaking* thing
CRB
Come right back
CRBT
Crying really big tears
CRIT
Meaning "critical hit" (online gaming)
CRZ
Crazy
CRS
Can't remember *stuff*
CSG
Chuckle, snicker, grin
CSL
Can't stop laughing
CSS
Counter-Strike Source (online gaming)
CT
Can't talk
CTC
Care to chat?
CTHU
Cracking the *heck* up
CTN
Can't talk now
CTO
Check this out
CU
See you too
CU
See you
CU2
See you
CUA
See you around
CUL
See you later
CULA
See you later alligator
CUL8R
See you later
CUMID
See you in my dreams
CURLO
See you around like a donut
CWD
Comment when done
CWOT
Complete waste of time
CWYL
Chat with you later
CX
Meaning "Correction"
CYA
See you
CYAL8R
See you later
CYE
Check your e-mail
CYEP
Close your eyes partner (online gaming)
CYO
See you online

"D" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

D2
Dedos / fingers (Spanish SMS)
D46?
Down for sex?
DA
Meaning "The"
DAE
Does anyone else?
DAFUQ
(What) the *Freak*?
DAM
Don't annoy me
DAoC
Dark Age of Camelot (online gaming)
DBAU
Doing business as usual
DBEYR
Don't believe everything you read
DC
Disconnect
DD
Dear (or Darling) daughter
DD
Due diligence
DDG
Drop dead gorgeous
DEEZ NUTZ
A phrase used in online chat to annoy or frustrate those involved in the conversation.
DEGT
Dear (or Darling) daughter
DERP
Meaning stupid or silly
DF
Don't even go there
DFL
Dead *freaking* last (online gaming)
DGA
Don't go anywhere
DGAF
Don't give a *freak*
DGT
Don't go there
DGTG
Don't go there, girlfriend
DGYF
Dang, girl you fine
DH
Dear (or Darling) husband
DHU
Dinosaur hugs (used to show support)
DIIK
Darned if I know
DIKU
Do I know you?
DILLIGAF
Do I look like I give a *freak*?
DILLIGAS
Do I look like I give a sugar?
DIS
Did I say?
DITYID
Did I tell you I'm distressed?
DIY
Do it yourself
DKDC
Don't know, don't care
DKP
Dragon kill points (online gaming)
D/L
Download
DL
Download
DL
Down low
DL
Dead link
DLBBB
Don't let (the) bed bugs bite
DLTBBB
Don't let the bed bugs bite
DM
Doesn't matter
DM
Direct message (Twitter slang)
DM
Do me
DM
Dungeon Master (online gaming)
DMNO
Dude Man No Offense
DMY
Don't mess yourself
DN
Down
DNC
Do not compute (meaning I do not understand)
DNR
Dinner (SMS)
DNT
Don't
d00d
Dude
DOE
Daughter of Eve
DORBS
Meaning "Adorable"
DOT
Damage over time (online gaming)
Downvote
Voting negatively on a thread using Reddit’s voting system (Reddit)
DPS
Damage per second (online gaming)
DQMOT
Don't quote me on this
DR
Didn't read
DS
Dear (or Darling) son
DTR
Define the relationship
DTRT
Do the right thing
DTS
Don't think so
DTTD
Don't touch that dial
DUPE
Duplicate
DUR
Do you remember?
DV8
Deviate
DW
Dear (or Darling) wife
DWF
Divorced white female
DWM
Divorced white male
DXNRY
Dictionary
DYNWUTB
Do you know what you are talking about?
DYFI
Did you find it?
DYFM
Dude, you fascinate me
DYJHIW
Don't you just hate it when...?
DYOR
Do your own research (common stock market chat slang)

"E" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

E
Ecstasy
E
Enemy (online gaming)
E1
Everyone
E123
Easy as one, two, three
E2EG
Ear to ear grin
EAK
Eating at keyboard
EBKAC
Error between keyboard and chair
ED
Erase display
EF4T
Effort
EG
Evil grin
EI
Eat it
EIP
Editing in progress
ELI5
Explain like I'm 5
EM
E-mail (Twitter slang)
EMA
E-mail address (Twitter slang)
EMBAR
Meaning "Embarassing"
EMFBI
Excuse me for butting in
EMFBI
Excuse me for jumping in
EMSG
E-mail message
ENUF
Enough
EOD
End of day
EOD
End of discussion
EOL
End of lecture
EOL
End of life
EOM
End of message
EOS
End of show
EOT
End of transmission
EQ
EverQuest (online gaming)
ERP
Meaning "Erotic Role-Play" (online gaming)
ERS2
Eres tz / are you (Spanish SMS)
ES
Erase screen
ESAD
Eat *S* and die!
ETA
Estimated time (of) arrival
ETA
Edited to add
EVA
Ever
EVO
Evolution
EWG
Evil wicked grin (in fun, teasing)
EWI
Emailing while intoxicated
EXTRA
Meaning over the top
EYC
Excitable, yet calm
EZ
Easy
EZY
Easy

"F" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

F
Meaning female
F2F
Face to face
F2P
Free to play (online gaming)
F4F
Follow for follow (Instagram)
FAAK
Falling asleep at keyboard
FAB
Fabulous
Facepalm
Used to represent the gesture of "smacking your forehead with your palm" to express embarrassment or frustration
FAF
Funny as *freak*
FAM
FFamily, but not limited to actual family members. Could mean friends.
FAQ
Frequently asked questions
FAY
*Freak* all you
FB
Facebook
FBB
Meaning "Facebook buddy"
FBC
Facebook chat
FBF
Flashback Friday
FBF
Meaning "Facebook friend"
FBF
Fat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries)
FBFR
FaceBook friend
FBM
Fine by me
FBO
Facebook official (An official update from Facebook)
FBOW
For better or worse
FC
Fingers crossed
FC
Full card (online gaming)
FC'INGO
For crying out loud
FCOL
For crying out loud
Feelsbadman
A social meme that means to feel negative.
Feelsbatman
A social meme taking "feelsbadman" to the extreme. This references the DC super hero Batmanbecause he witnessed the murder of his parents.
Feelsgoodman
A social meme that means to feel positive.
FEITCTAJ
*Freak* 'em if they can't take a joke
FF
Follow Friday (Twitter slang)
FFA
Free for all (online gaming)
FFS
For *freak'*sakes
FICCL
Frankly I couldn't care a less
FIF
*Freak* I'm funny
FIIK
*Freaked* if I know
FIIOOH
Forget it, I'm out of here
FIL
Father in law
FIMH
Forever in my heart
Finna
Means "Going to"
Finsta
A second Instagram account where someone can post things that they're too afraid to post on their main account.
FISH
First in, still here
FITB
Fill in the blank
FML
*Freak* My Life
FOMC
Falling off my chair
FOMO
Fear of missing out (definition)
FOAD
*Freak* off and die
FOAF
Friend of a friend
FOMCL
Falling off my chair laughing
FRT
For real though
FTBOMH
From the bottom of my heart
FTFY
Fixed that for you
FTL
For the loss
FTW
For the win
FU
*Freak* you
FUBAR
Fouled up beyond all recognition
FUBB
Fouled up beyond belief
FUD
Face up deal (online gaming)
FUTAB
Feet up, take a break
FW
Forward
FWB
Friend with benefits
FWIW
For what it's worth
FWM
Fine with me
FWP
First world problems
FYE
Fire, something that is cool
FYEO
For your eyes only
FYA
For your amusement
FYI
For your information

"G" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

G
Grin
G
Giggle
G+
Google+
G/F
Girlfriend
G2CU
Good to see you
G2G
Got to go
G2GICYAL8ER
Got to go I'll see you later
G2R
Got to run
G2TU
Got to tell u (you)
G4C
Going for coffee
G9
Genius
GA
Go ahead
GAC
Get a clue
GAFC
Get a *freaking* clue
GAL
Get a life
GANK
Meaning a player ambush or unfair player kill (online gaming)
GAS
Got a second?
GAS
Greetings and salutations
GB
Goodbye
GBTW
Get back to work
GBU
God bless you
GD
Good
GDR
Grinning, ducking, and running
GD/R
Grinning, ducking, and running
GFI
Go for it
GF
Girl friend
GFN
Gone for now
GG
Gotta Go
GG
Good Game (online gaming)
GG
Brother (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
GGA
Good game, all (online gaming)
GGE1
Good game, everyone (online gaming)
GGU2
Good game, you too
GGMSOT
Gotta get me some of that
GGOH
Gotta Get Outa Here
GGP
Got to go pee
GH
Good hand (online gaming)
GIAR
Give it a rest
GIC
Gift in crib (online gaming)
GIGO
Garbage in, garbage out
GIRL
Guy in real life
GJ
Good job
GL
Good luck
GL2U
Good luck to you (online gaming)
GLA
Good luck all (online gaming)
GL/HF
Good luck, have fun (online gaming)
GLE
Good luck everyone (online gaming)
GLE1
Good luck everyone (online gaming)
GLNG
Good luck next game (online gaming)
GMBA
Giggling my butt off
GMTA
Great minds think alike
GMV
Got my vote
GN
Good night
GNA
Good night all
GNE1
Good night everyone
GNIGHT
Good night
GNITE
Good night
GNSD
Good night, sweet dreams
GOAT
Greatest of all Time(s)
GOI
Get over it
GOL
Giggling out loud
GOMB
Get off my back
GPOY
Gratuitous picture of yourself
GR8
Great
GRATZ
Congratulations
GRL
Girl
GRWG
Get right with God
GR&D
Grinning, running and ducking
GS
Good shot
GS
Good split (online gaming)
GT
Good try
GTFO
Get the *freak* out
GTFOH
Get the *freak* outta here
GTG
Got to go
GTM
Giggling to myself
GTRM
Going to read mail
GTSY
Great (or good) to see you
GUCCI
Good
GUD
Good
GWHTLC
Glad we had this little chat

"H" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

H
Hug
H8
Hate
H8TTU
Hate to be you
HAG1
Have a good one
HAK
Hug and kiss
HALP
Help (Discord)
HAU
How about you?
H&K
Hugs & kisses
H2CUS
Hope to see you soon
HAGN
Have a good night
HAGO
Have a good one
HAND
Have a nice day
HAWT
Have a wonderful day (out-dated, see next in list)
HAWT
Meaning "sexy" or "attractive"
HB
Hurry back
HB
Hug back
HBD
Happy birthday
H-BDAY
Happy Birthday
HBU
How about you?
HF
Have fun
HFAC
Holy flipping animal crackers
H-FDAY
Happy Father's Day
HHIS
Head hanging in shame
HIFW
How I felt when... (Used with photo or gif)
HL
Half Life (online gaming)
HLA
Hola / hello (Spanish SMS)
H-MDAY
Happy Mother's Day
HMU
Hit me up
HNL
(w)Hole 'nother level
HOAS
Hold on a second
HP
Hit points / Health points (online gaming)
HRU
How are you?
HTH
Hope this helps
HUB
Head up butt
HUYA
Head up your *butt*
HV
Have
HVH
Heroic Violet Hold (online gaming)
HW
Homework
HYFR
Hell yeah, *Freaking* right!

"I" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

I2
I too (me too)
IA8
I already ate
IAAA
I am an accountant
IAAD
I am a doctor
IAAL
I am a lawyer
IAC
In any case
IAE
In any event
IANAC
I am not a crook
IANAL
I am not a lawyer
IAO
I am out (of here)
IB
I'm back
IB
I'm back
IC
I see
ICAM
I couldn't agree more
ICBW
It could be worse
ICEDI
I can't even discuss it
ICFILWU
I could fall in love with you
ICYMI
In case you missed it (Twitter slang)
IDBI
I don't believe it
IDC
I don't care
IDGAF
I don't give a *freak*
IDK
I don't know
IDTS
I don't think so
IDUNNO
I don't know
IFYP
I feel your pain
IG
Instagram
IG2R
I got to run
IGHT
I got high tonight
IGN
I (I've) got nothing
IGP
I got to (go) pee
IHNI
I have no idea
IIRC
If I remember correctly
IIIO
Intel inside, idiot outside
IK
I know
IKR
I know, right?
ILBL8
I'll be late
ILU
I love you
ILUM
I love you man
ILYSM
I love you so much
ILY
I love you
IM
Instant message
IMAO
In my arrogant opinion
IMHO
In my humble opinion
ImL
(in Arial font) Means I love you (a way of using the American sign language in text)
IMNSHO
In my not so humble opinion
IMO
In my opinion
IMS
I am sorry
IMSB
I am so bored
IMTM
I am the man
IMU
I miss u (you)
INAL
I'm not a lawyer
INC
Meaning "incoming" (online gaming)
Inspoo
Inspiration
INV
Meaning "Invite"
IOMH
In over my head
IOW
In other words
IRL
In real life
IRMC
I rest my case
ISLY
I still love you
ISO
In search of
ITAM
It's The Accounting, Man (financial blogs)
ITT
In This Thread
ITYK
I thought you knew
IUSS
If you say so
IWALU
I will always love you
IWAWO
I want a way out
IWIAM
Idiot wrapped in a moron
IWSN
I want sex now
IYKWIM
If you know what I mean
IYO
In your opinion
IYQ
Meaning "I like you"
IYSS
If you say so

"J" Text Message / Chat Abbreviations

j00
You
j00r
Your
JAC
Just a second
JAM
Just a minute
JAS
Just a second
JC (J/C)
Just checking
JDI
Just do it
JELLY
Meaning "jealous"
JFF
Just for fun
JFGI
Just *freaking* Google it
JIC
Just in case
JJ (J/J)
Just joking
JJA
Just joking around
JK (J/K)
Just kidding
JLMK
Just let me know
JMO
Just my opinion
JP
Just playing
JP
Jackpot (online gaming, bingo games)
JT (J/T)
Just teasing
JTLYK
Just to let you know
JV
Joint venture
JW
Just wondering

"K" Text Messages / Chat Abbreviations

K
Okay
KK
Knock, knock
KK
Okay, Okay!
K8T
Katie
k/b
Keyboard
KB
Keyboard
KB
Kick butt (online gaming)
KDFU
Means Cracking (K) the (D as in Da) *freak* up
KEWL
Cool
KEYA
I will key you later
KEYME
Key me when you get in
KFY
Kiss for you
KIA
Know it all
KIR
Keep it real
KISS
Keep it simple, stupid
KIT
Keep in touch
KMA
Kiss my *a*
KMK
Kiss my keister
KMS
Killing myself
KMT
Kiss my tushie
KOC
Kiss on cheek
KOL
Key opinion leader
Koreaboo
Someone obsessed with Korean culture
KOS
Kid over shoulder
KOS
Kill on sight (online gaming)
KOW
Knock on wood
KOTC
Kiss on the cheek
KOTD
Kicks of the day (Instagram)
KOTL
Kiss on the lips
KNIM
Know what I mean?
KNOW
Meaning "knowledge"
KPC
Keeping parents clueless
KS
Kill then steal (online gaming)
KSC
Kind (of) sort (of) chuckle
KT
Katie
KUTGW
Keep up the good work
KYS
Kill yourself

"L" Text Message & Chat Abbreviations

L2G
Like to go?
L2G
(would) Love to go
L2K
Like to come
L2P
Learn to play
l33t
Leet, meaning 'elite'
L4L
Like for like (Instagram)
L8R
Later
L8RG8R
Later, gator
LAB
Life's a *b*
LBAY
Laughing back at you
LBS
Laughing, but serious
LBVS
Laughing, but very serious
LD
Later, dude
LD
Long distance
LDO
Like, duh obviously
LEMENO
Let me know
LERK
Leaving easy reach of keyboard
LFD
Left for day
LFG
Looking for group (online gaming)
LFG
Looking for guard (online gaming)
LFM
Looking for more (online gaming)
LGH
Lets get high
LH6
Lets have sex
LHSX
Lets have sex
LHM
Lord help me
LHO
Laughing head off
LI
LinkedIn
LIC
Like I care
LIK
Meaning liquor
LIMT
Laugh in my tummy
LIT
Meaning really good or something fun and exciting
LIT
Extremely intoxicated
LLGB
Love, later, God bless
LLS
Laughing like *silly*
LMAO
Laughing my *a* off
LMBO
Laughing my butt off
LMFAO
Laughing my freaking *a* off
LMIRL
Lets meet in real life
LMK
Let me know
LMMFAO
Laughing my mother freaking a** off
LMNK
Leave my name out
LMS
Like my status (Facebook)
LNT
Meaning lost in translation
LOA
List of acronyms
LOL
Laughing out loud
LOL
Laugh out loud
LOL
Lots of love
LOLH
Laughing out loud hysterically
LOLO
Lots of love
LOLWTF
Laughing out loud (saying) "What the *freak*?"
LOTI
Laughing on the inside
LOTR
Lord of The Rings (online gaming)
LQTM
Laughing quietly to myself
LSHMBH
Laugh so hard my belly hurts
LSV
Language, sex and violence
LTD
Living the dream
LTLWDLS
Let's twist like we did last summer
LTNS
Long time no see
LTOD
Laptop of death
LTS
Laughing to self
LULT
Love you long time
LULZ
Meaning joke, or for laughs
LVM
Left voice mail
LWOS
Laughing without smiling
LY
Love ya
LYLAS
Love you like a sis
LYLC
Love you like crazy
LYSM
Love you so much

"M" Text Messages & Chat Abbreviations

M$
Microsoft
M8
Mate
MB
Mamma's boy
MBS
Mom behind shoulder
MC
Merry Christmas
MDIAC
My Dad is a cop
MEGO
My eyes glaze over
MEH
Meaning a "shrug" or shrugging shoulders
MEH
Meaning a "so-so" or "just okay"
MEHH
Meaning a "sigh" or sighing
MEZ
Meaning "mesmerize" (online gaming)
MFI
Mad for it
MFW
My face when... (Used with photo or gif)
MGB
May God bless
MGMT
Management
MHOTY
My hat (is) off to you
MIRL
Me in real life
MIRL
Meet in real life
MISS.(number)
Meaning "child and her age". Miss.3 would be a 3-year old daughter
MKAY
Meaning "Mmm, okay"
MLM
Meaning give the middle finger
MM
Sister (Mandarin Chinese txt msg)
MMK
Meaning okay? (as a question)
MNC
Mother nature calls
MNSG
Mensaje (message in Spanish)
MOD
Moderator
MOD
Modification (online gaming)
MORF
Male or female?
MOMBOY
Mamma's boy
MOO
My own opinion
MOOS
Member of the opposite sex
MOS
Mother over shoulder
MOSS
Member of same sex
MP
Mana points (online gaming)
MR.(number)
Meaning "child and his age". Mr.3 would be a 3-year old son
MRT
Modified ReTweet (Twitter slang)
MRW
My reaction when... (Used with photo or gif)
MSG
Message
MTF
More to follow
MTFBWU
May the force be with you
MU
Miss U (you)
MUAH
Multiple unsuccessful attempts (at/to) humor
MUSM
Miss you so much
MWAH
Meaning "kiss" (it is is the sound made when kissing through the air)
MYO
Mind your own (business)
MYOB
Mind your own business

"N" Text Message & Chat Abbreviations

n00b
Newbie
N1
Nice one
N2M
Nothing too much
NADT
Not a darn thing
NALOPKT
Not a lot of people know that
NANA
Not now, no need
NBD
No big deal
NBFAB
No bad for a beginner (online gaming)
NC
Nice crib (online gaming)
ND
Nice double (online gaming)
NE
Any
NE1
Anyone
NERF
Meaning "Changed and is now weaker" (online gaming)
NFM
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2020.09.01 16:33 CapeMike So, I thought I should show up here since I recently started playing(PS4 version, wall of text incoming)....

Please allow me to preface this with the fact that I know it's a wall of text, but it's better for me to get my thoughts out this way...long story that I'm not ready to tell, yet....
Just about a month ago, I received a PS4 as a surprise early Birthday(which was on the 24th) present from my cousin, along with some select digital titles included as part of the gift(Fallout 4 GotY Edition, GTA V, and Gran Turismo Sport).
I abruptly realized I could finally give FF XIV a try, as this aging desktop, a 2013 'all in one' model, can't handle it, and 2 of my friends on Twitter informed me of the game's free trial edition; so, about 2 weeks ago, after an overnight download, my adventures began....after I spent half an hour deciding on a name and look for my 1st character...hey, gotta get it juuuuust right, you know.... :D
Selecting a job was a back and forth affair for another 10 minutes before I settled on Arcanist, and, so far, it's been a wise choice; about to reach lv 30 with him, where I'm told lots of new options for development open up. Also been in quite a few Fates, especially with the Yokai event ongoing; already have 7 or 8 Yokai medals and 3 of the legendary medals for Robonyan F-Type(name?)!
Also completed a Sastasha Duty a few days ago! Was fun, but brought my 2 main nitpicks with the game to date into the light; the fact that it's REALLY inconvenient to use the chat window with a PS4 controller(I presently don't have a PS4 keyboard, nor do I have the space for one, sadly), and that it's really difficult to target enemies effectively with a lot of allies, npc or human, in the area...maybe I missed it in the controller setup options, but is there a quick way to ONLY target enemies or allies(for example, one hotbar button instantly targets the nearest enemy)? I'd like to simply be able to snap back and forth between them without having to rapidly hit left or right on the d-pad and hope I can stop on the right/appropriate target.... :\
Aside from that, I'm rather enjoying my time, so far; the game's making a very strong argument in favor of itself(I loved meeting a certain someone during The Rising), and I do have the funds needed to just go full upgrade by buying the digital complete edition...I probably should have when it was on sale, recently, but I was still too early on to make a fair judgement.
O.k., I think that's about it; any advice for a new player who's been around the MMORPG block quite a few times(Started with EverQuest back in 2002 and was part of the original Playstation Underground-based test group for FF XI Online on the PS2) is welcomed!
Oh, right, one big question; I know a lot of subreddits frown on Twitter posts, but at present, it's the only way I have to show off clips and such...is it allowed here, or should I look into other linking options?
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2020.08.24 00:01 wasteofspace406 Today I became a 40 year old virgin NEET. Some reflections on my life so far.

I just turned 40, so I've been a NEET for over half my life now. Never had sex with or kissed a woman. Never had a real job either. I want to talk about my life a little so younger NEETs know what mistakes to avoid. Please, change your life while you still can. You don't want to turn out like me. I cry every day because I'm so depressed. I hate myself. I wish I could have given a shit when I was younger.
It all started when I dropped out of high school. I was 17 then and had just one more year to go. I was being mercilessly bullied and started skipping school because of it, so I had to repeat a year. I lost all my motivation. I had a dream of being a scientist and I knew I needed a high school diploma for that, but I hated being made fun of and bullied so much I gave up on it.
That summer after dropping out I stayed in my room and got sucked into the internet. These were the early days of imageboards and BBSes and I spent alot of time talking to other NEETs on there. I got into Everquest and spent hundreds of hours in that game. I made a lot of friends online. For the first time it felt like I had a community.
I didn't really know what to do with my life. My mom wanted me to take a high school equivalency exam and go to college, and I continously lied to her that I would. 3 years passed, I was 20 and I still had no high school diploma or job. My mom was getting sick of me and threatened to kick me out unless I at least started looking for a job, so I started pretending to look for one. I didn't want to work in retail or a customer facing job cause I thought they were "below" me; in the back of my mind I still thought I could become a scientist if I just applied myself and took some tests to prove that I was a genius. I had all these crazy "chuunibyou" ideas about my own intellect and I believed I had a "hidden genius" of some kind, that other people could not see, but I was certain I had it within me. I believed I could do anything if I just stopped being lazy and set my mind to it. I even thought I was some kind of "chosen one" and that was why I was so different from others, never had friends, and was bullied and made fun of. Thinking back on it, I want to cry because I was so deluded.
After I couldn't get a job, because I never looked, my mom pulled some strings and got me a position as a cashier at a grocery store her friend was the manager of. I shouted at her that night and said the job was beneath me, but I still went. I was at the job for a week before I had a panic attack and broke down. After that I quit. I felt naked and afraid of other people, I could feel them glaring at me, they knew I was different, they were judging me, I could not even look them in the eye, I would get so scared if they tried to make small talk and I never knew what to say. I would go to the bathrooms to cry. I always had anxiety but 3 years of being a hikki NEET had made it so much worse. I forgot how to talk to people.
Fast forward 3 more years. I got an official Asperger diagnosis. This was when I started becoming more aware of women and wanting a girlfriend. I was always attracted to girls but I never really felt lonely until this point. I thought when I became a mad scientist I would get a girlfriend easily, but by now I had accepted that was never going to happen. Because I still didn't have my high school degree. And also because as part of my diagnosis I had to take an IQ test and only got 121, which made me extremely depressed as I used to fantasize about my IQ being 160-180. I didn't know where to meet women. I didn't drink alcohol so I couldn't pick them up at bars, and I was too anxious to anyway.
I decided to find a girlfriend on the internet. Online dating wasn't as big as it is today then, so I usually met people on IRC. There was a girl on IRC that I was really good friends with and I had a feeling she liked me as more than a friend. We used to talk late into the night about games and anime. She wasn't bitchy like the girls I knew in high school and she actually shared my interests. I actually fell in love with her. I had seen her photo and she was cute, albeit in a handsome way (this detail is important). She thought I was cute too. One night I built up the courage to tell her my feelings. To my delight, she said she had feelings for me too. I was so happy. It felt like my heart was about to burst. I went and told my mom I got a girlfriend, and she was proud of me.
We ended up dating for a year. I offered many times to fly her out to my state, but she declined saying she wasn't ready yet. However, one night she said she wanted to meet me too. But she said there was something important I had to know. What is it, I asked her, you can tell me babe, I love you. She said she was transgender. She said she had a penis. I was shocked. I felt so betrayed. I broke up with her immediately and called her a sick perverted wierdo. I also used the "he" pronoun to refer to her. She said she was crying and she hated herself for not telling me. She said she was afraid she would never get a boyfriend if she was honest. I blocked her and told her to never contact me again. I was depressed and started drinking after this.
Looking back, I really regret the way I treated her. I regret it more than anything else in my life. I am so lonely these days I would gladly take her company. In fact I would worship her and treat her like a princess. I was so happy that year when I would stay up til 3 or 4 am to talk to her. I felt so warm when she told me she loved me. I would get butterflies in my stomach. It felt like I was in a romantic comedy. I have never experienced that feeling again.
Time started moving really fast after that. Subjectively, the next 5 years felt like 1 year, and I can't remember much about them. My mom was diagnosed with cancer and I hired someone to take care of her because I was too busy drinking, gaming, and fapping, which is all I did. I was depressed and I used that as an excuse to never try to change. I would get up at 2 or 3 PM and stay up till 5 or 6 AM drinking, gaming, and fapping. Ironically I started getting into transgender porn. I think it's because I got so bored of normal porn it didn't arouse me anymore. My alcoholism kept getting worse.
The year I turned 31, my mom died. I got so depressed I became a full-time alcoholic. I would drink until I passed out, and when I was hungover I would drink so it would go away. I walked around naked in the house I inherited carrying a bottle of booze and pretending I was a character from an anime or game. The rest of my time I spent jerking off. I developed all sorts of weird fetishes including feet and armpits and I even started jerking off to gay porn because straight porn didn't do it for me anymore. After almost 4 years of this lifestyle I managed to seriously damage my liver and had to go to the hospital.
At this point a distant uncle from my father's side of the family heard of me and paid for me to go into a special rehab program. Here I spent a year and a half getting sober. I made a few friends, but we weren't especially close. They had more interesting lives, and they all had gfs or wives. I had nothing going on. I had nothing to talk to them about except for alcoholism. By the way, I had fallen out of touch with my online friends many years ago. So these guys were my first friendly contact in years.
When I got out of rehab, I wanted to give myself another chance. To finally get a job and get my life together. I tried really hard. I used my savings to get a suit tailored. I had a professional review my resume (which had nothing on it except my basic details). Somehow, I actually got an interview. It was for a sales position at company that manufactured water coolers. When I showed up the guy interviewing my was a 25 year old who was the hiring manager for the whole firm in my state. He said he was intrigued by my unique background (instead of "work experience" my resume had a paragraph about how I got sober and was ready to reintegrate into society) and wanted to hear more. So I told him the story of my life. It became clear he wasn't taking any of it seriously and had only called me in for his own amusement. The whole time it looked like he was barely suppressing his laughter and when I concluded my tale he actually laughed for a good 30 or so seconds, in a clearly malicious, but weirdly jovial way so I couldn't be clear if he was just joking around or intentionally making me feel like shit. It was probably both. He said he would call me back if they decided I was a good fit. I never got a call back. And since then I've never tried to look for a job.
Years have passed. I'm 40. I'm living the same life, minus the alcohol. Even when I write out my life story, I don't know where I went wrong. Somehow it seems I went wrong everywhere. I don't even know if this will help anyone. I just wanted to get it out there. If it helps even one person I'll be glad. Please. Let me at least be an example of what not to do. Don't turn out like me. My life is hell. Change while you can.
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2020.08.23 18:03 Osirisoid This week in MMOs - Week 34, 2020

This week in MMOS

Adventure Quest Worlds Aion Albion ArcheAge Ashes of Creation Black Desert Online Blade and Soul Bless Camelot Unchained CorePunk Crowfall Destiny 2 Dofus Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon and Dragons Online Elder Scrolls Online EVE Online Everquest Everquest 2 Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Gloria Victis Guild Wars 2 ### Legends of Aria Maplestory Mabinogi Neverwinter Path of Exile Pantheon Rise of the Fallen Phantasy Star Online 2 Project Gorgon Realm of the Mad God Rift Old School RuneScape Runescape Skyforge Star Trek Online Star Wars The Old Republic Star Citizen Tera Lord of the Rings Online Tibia Tree of Savior Trove Vindictus Wakfu Warframe World of Warcraft

AdventureQuest World

August 19th - Welcome Bugs ArchKnights Shoutout to the new bug catchers
August 21st - MindBreaker WyvernRider Set Exclusive set now on sale for $$$
August 21st - Return to the Nightmare Realm MindBreaker class no longer exclusive + weekend event

Aion

Aion North America
August 18th - August Store Update Cash shop update - transformation items
August 19th - Class Master Event Massive 24hour buff based on day/class and new event currency
August 19th - Patch Notes: Shadows Over Balaurea Update Class balancing and other minor changes
Aion Europe August 19th - UPDATE 7.6: NOW LIVE! 2 new ultimate transformations
August 21st - WHEEL OF DESTINY Lootbox has returned
August 21st - WEEKEND SPECIALS Minionite random box available

Albion Online

August 19th - The Offseason Crystal Tournament Starts Saturday First-ever offseason crystal tournament
August 19th - Rise of Avalon Patch 1 - Ver. 1.17.404 / REV 172780 - 19 August 2020 Corrupted/hellgate changes + bug fixes
August 21st - Guild Spotlight: Fire With Fire Interview with a guild

Archeage

August 20th - Glide, Spin and Sneak through Erenor! Cash shop update
August 21st - 35% Bonus for All Credit Packs – ArcheAge: Unchained Credit discount for AA:Unchained

Ashes of Creation

August 21st - NEW ADVENTURE AWAITS Intrepid Studios parts ways with My.Com

Black Desert Online

August 19th - Pearl Shop Update: A Camp and a Keeper Cash shop update August 19th - Summer Gets Twice as Sweet! Summer event extension
August 19th - Patch Notes - 19th August 2020 Class balancing and other minor changes
August 19th - Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II Mysterious summer event
August 21st - Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II Guide Guide to the mysterious summer event
August 21st - Stay Healthy with the Black Spirit! Free stuff because corona...

Blade & Soul

August 17th - Hongsil’s Treasure Draw (August 2020) Lootbox is back
August 17th - Midsummer Events Extravaganza Preview End of summer events
August 17th - Summer Chill Event Preview Summer event to get swimsuits
August 18th - Midnight Reborn is Now Live! Content update
August 20th - Dawning Star Costume Crate Now Available! Lootbox for costumes and pets

Bless Unleashed

August 17th - SALVAGE AND SELL EVENT AUGUST 20 - 25 Marketplace event
August 18th - PS4 NEW PLAYER CLOSED BETA FAQ FAQ for PS4 CB Players
August 18th - SUMMER OUTFITS AND NEW MOUNT! Cash shop sale
August 20th - PS4 CLOSED BETA STARTS TODAY 8/20/2020 PS4 CB Launch
August 21st - SWEET BLUSH SHEEP PLUSH CONCEPT ART SPOTLIGHT! Insight into the sweet blush sheep plush design
August 21st - BLESS UNLEASHED INTERVIEW WITH KOVEN PARK Interview

Camelot Unchained

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Corepunk

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Crowfall

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Destiny 2

August 20th - DESTINY 2 HOTFIX 2.9.1.3 Minor bug fixes
August 20th - THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE - 8/20/20 Destiny content vault updates

Dofus

August 18th - CHARLIE'S AGENTS: WELCOME TO AERDALA Lore and art

Dungeon Fighter Online

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Dungeon and Dragons Online

August 17th - DDO Screenshot of the Week #477 It’s a screenshot… honestly I don’t know what else you expected.
August 21st - The DDO Chronicle: Issue 393 Community news

Elder Scrolls Online

August 18th - CREATE A BUSTLING HUB OF ACTIVITY WITH CHARACTER PATHING Set pathings for NPCs
August 20th - DISCOVER HOW THE NEW GREYMOOR SOUNDTRACK WAS MADE OST insights

EVE Online

August 17th - DREADED COLLECTIVE - NEW UPDATE Triglavian ship changes
August 20th - METALIMINAL STORMS UPDATE NOW LIVE Random storms in nullsec space

EverQuest

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

EverQuest 2

August 18th - Norrath is heating up with GU 115: Reignite the Flames! New raids
August 20th - Solusek's Eye is upon You! New raid preview

Final Fantasy XI

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Final Fantasy XIV

August 17th - Leve Turn in Checkbox and Additional Housing Leve quest changes
August 20th - Adventurer Celebration Sale Ending Soon! Cash shop sale
August 20th - The Rising Returns! Anniversary event returns

Gloria Victis

August 20th - Weekly Update 236 – Share your Feedback! Quality of life changes and minor bug fixes

Guild Wars 2

August 18th - Calm Yourself with the Mystic Lotus Chair Cash shop sale
August 18th - Celebrating Guild Wars 2’s Eighth Anniversary Anniversary event

Legends of Aria

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

MapleStory

August 19th - Cash Shop Update for August 19 Cash shop update
August 19th- v.216 - Astral Blessings Update Preview Update preview and end of burning world
August 21st - What's Your MapleStory? - EvanelleOnyx Interview with player

Mabinogi

August 17th - Notice of Service - Ukraine & Crimea Ukraine (sans Crimea) is now a serviceable region

Neverwinter

August 17th - Avernus Hunt Key Bundle! New key bundle available
August 17th - Patch Notes: Version: NW.122.20200708b.16 The first part of the redeemed citadel is now available
August 19th - 2x Storm King's Thunder Currency! Get 2x storm king’s currency till the 27th
August 19th - 2x Glory! 2x PvP points
August 20th - 20% off Companions! Cash shop sale
August 20th - VIP Only - 50% off Improved Bag of Holding! Rank 3 VIP members 50% discount

Path of Exile

August 17th - Harvest Fan Art Competition Runners-Up Runner up submissions for art contest
August 18th - Patch 3.11.1f Deployment and Full Patch Notes Patch notes
August 19th - Harvest Statistics: Unique Items, Maps and the Most Deadly Areas Statistics..idk I don’t play PoE
August 20th - Path of Exile Is Coming to macOS in September! PoE coming to macOS
August 21st - Racing Gauntlet Community Event This Weekend - Huge Sale on Footprints, Portals and Character Effects Community event + cash shop sale

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Phantasy Star Online 2

August 17th - CAMPAIGN: COMPLETE CLIENT ORDERS! (8/19) Party with others and get rewards
August 17th - CELEBRATING 1,000,000 ARKS! Event
August 18th - URGENT QUESTS & CONCERTS: AUGUST 2020 - PART 2 More Events and in game concert August 18th - NEW URGENT QUEST: DIGNITY OF STEEL UNLEASHED New urgent quests
August 18th - NEW URGENT QUEST: THE LUNAR PHANTASM MATRIARCH New urgent quests
August 18th - CAMPAIGN: QUEST TRIGGER DISTRIBUTION (8/19) Quest trigger handout + sale
August 18th - FUN SCRATCH TICKET: AUGUST 2020 - PART 2 New lootbox rotation
August 18th - AC SCRATCH TICKET: EARTH DEFENDERS (8/19) New lootbox
August 19th - NEW CONCERT: ARKS DANCE FESTIVAL! New concert schedule
August 20th - CASINO BOOSTS (8/23) Better chances to win at the casino
August 21st - ACCOUNT MEASURES TAKEN FOR DISHONEST ACTS RMT and harassment bans
August 21st - PSO2 DAY: PREMIUM USER APPRECIATION DAY User appreciation event

Project Gorgon

August 17th - All About the Guides Program Insight into player moderators

Realm of the Mad God

August 19th - Patch Notes 1.0.2.0 - Ancient Ruins & more Ancient ruins area
August 21st - Realm of the Mad God Exalt End of flash client support on September

Rift

August 19th - Call to Action: Budgie Madness Racing event
August 19th - Midweek Madness with 20% Credits Bonus! Get 20% more credits with any purchase

Old School RuneScape

August 17th - 10th Annual Golden Gnome Awards - Nominations Now Open! Award details
August 18th - A Porcine of Interest New quest and polls

RuneScape

August 17th - 10th Annual Golden Gnome Awards - Nominations Now Open! Award details
August 18th - This Week In RuneScape Weekly roundup

Skyforge

August 18th - Class packs are available for purchase! Unlock any class with cash
August 19th - Sale: Sun Worshipper Pack Cash shop outfit on sale
August 19th - Warm Breeze is here! Login event

Star Trek Online

August 17th - Cross Faction Support Carrier Bundle New carriers on the C-Store
August 19th - PC Patch Notes for 8/20/20 Minor bug fixes
August 20th - 20% Ship Sale! Cash shop sale
August 21st - Carrier Bundle Wallpaper! Downloadable wallpaper

Star Wars: The Old Republic

August 19th - Steam-Inspired Login Reward and Shae Vizla Returns! Login rewards

Star Citizen

August 17th - This Week in Star Citizen Weekly recap
August 18th - August 2950 Subscriber Promotions Subscriber stuff
August 19th - KAIZEN: Interview with Imperator Candidate Mira Ngo Lore dump
August 19th - Star Citizen & Squadron 42 Roadmap Update Updates to the development roadmap
August 19th - Foundational Moments in Human History Lore dump
August 21st - TRANSMISSION Insights into the FPS weapons and systems
August 21st - Environment Art AMA Recap Recap of AMA

Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arborea

August 21st - TERA Battle Arena Spotlight 1 Hero spotlight for the upcoming battle arena

The Lord of the Rings Online

August 21st - The LOTRO Beacon: Issue 172 Community spotlight

Tibia

August 21st - Character Auctions Release Date August 25th character auctions will be available

Tree of Savior

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Trove

August 20th - Summer of Dragons Sale Cash shop sale August 21st - Luxion is back with buddies until August 24 Luxion is back

Vindictus

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

Wakfu

August 17th - DEVBLOG: THE NEW MINERAL TOWER Changes to mineral tower
August 18th - BETA 1.69: NOW ONLINE! Beta 1.69 is ready to be tested
August 20th - DRAGOTURKEY RUN New run available

Warframe

No new updates from August 17th to 22nd

World of Warcraft

August 18th - Weekly Bonus Event: Arena Skirmishes PvP arena event
August 19th - Follow the Tides of Music From Battle for Azeroth Listen to the BFA OST
August 19th - Shadowlands Preview: A New Look for the WoW Companion App Preview of changes to the companion app
August 19th - Arena World Championship Circuit Viewer's Guide Watch the pvp world championship starting aug 22nd
August 20th - Engineer’s Workshop: Recreating the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Development insights
August 22nd - Engineer’s Workshop: Enabling Ray-Traced Shadows in Shadowlands Development insights
August 22nd - Cataclysm: Mounts, Pets, and More How to get stuff from Cataclysm
August 22nd - Hotfixes: August 21, 2020 Bug fixes
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2020.08.22 03:26 Irish_Seminole Get me back to PC gaming w/ upgraded pre-built experiment!!

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
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2020.08.09 17:54 Osirisoid This week in MMOs - Week 32

This week in MMOS

Adventure Quest Worlds Aion Albion ArcheAge Ashes of Creation Black Desert Online Blade and Soul Bless CorePunk Crowfall Destiny 2 Dofus Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon and Dragons Online Elder Scrolls Online EVE Online Everquest Everquest 2 Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Gloria Victis Guild Wars 2 Maplestory Mabinogi Neverwinter Path of Exile Pantheon Rise of the Fallen Phantasy Star Online 2 Project Gorgon Realm of the Mad God Runescape Skyforge Star Trek Online Star Wars The Old Republic Star Citizen Tera Lord of the Rings Online Tibia Tree of Savior Trove Vindictus Wakfu Warframe World of Warcraft

AdventureQuest World

August 4th - The BugHunters are recruiting Looking for players to assist the QA team find bugs
August 7th - NecroTech Knight Upgrade Bonus New set available when you spend $10 or more
August 7th - Demon Queen Boss Battle Indonesian independence day event

Aion

Aion North America
August 5th - Frosty Fever Event Summer PvE event - get loot or buffs
Aion Europe
August 5th - THE GREAT DAEVANION EVENT Event - higher chance to upgrade daevanion gear
August 5th - REVENGE OF THE GRANKER KING Event - kill special mobs in gelk/ing and get loot
August 7th - WHEEL OF DESTINY Loot box promotion
August 7th - WEEKEND SPECIALS Cash shop promotion

Albion Online

August 4th - New Player Video Guides AO mod created YT ch that answers common questions
August 5th - Guild Spotlight: Victi Omnes Interview with a guild
August 5th - First Look: The Rogue Adventurer Bundle Promotion for a new cash shop outfit and mount set
August 6th - Watch the Crystal League Finals on AlbionTV Guild season is coming to an end
August 7th - The Offseason Crystal Tournament is Coming Tournament announcement

Archeage

August 6th - ArcheAge: Discounted Garden of the Gods Packages Cash shop sale on Garden of the Gods packs
August 7th - Up, Up and Away We Go! Cash shop update

Ashes of Creation

August 2nd - Ashes of Creation Coloring Book Downloadable coloring book
August 3rd - BOONS OF THE WAVEBORN Cash shop promotion

Black Desert Online

August 5th - Loyal Attendance Rewards Refreshed Daily attendance rewards have been changed
August 5th - Pearl Shop Update: Enhancement Pack Cash shop update + new cash shop outfit available
August 5th - Patch Notes - 5th August 2020 Bug fixes, events and class balancing
August 5th - Great Summer Festival Summer event

Blade & Soul

August 3rd - August Hongmoon Store Update Cash shop update

Bless Unleashed

August 4th - WEEKLY EVENT AUGUST 3 - 10 2X drop rate, and mount taming success event

Corepunk

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

Crowfall

August 7th - Crowfall Beta is Coming August 11 - Prepare for Battle! Signup now for a chance to access a closed beta test

Destiny 2

August 4th - DESTINY 2 HOTFIX 2.9.1.2 Minor bug fixes August 6th - THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE - 8/06/20 Weekly recap
August 7th - COMMUNITY FOCUS: DREXIS Interview with Drexis

Dofus

August 5th - SUMMER SALES: FINAL MARK-DOWN! Merch store discount
August 5th - ANKAMA LAUNCHER: NEW INTERFACE FOR ALL YOUR GAMES! Revamped game launcher is available
August 7th - ANKAMA LIVE: DOFUS RETRO SPECIAL EDITION Livestream and in-game event details
August 7th - THE RETURN OF GROZILLA AND GRASMERA Monster hunt event
August 7th - [CONTEST] INTERNATIONAL BOW MEOW DAY! International cat day event - screenshot contest

Dungeon Fighter Online

August 4th - DFO Content Creator Guidelines Guidelines for content creators

Dungeon and Dragons Online

August 3rd - DDO Screenshot of the Week #475 Weekly screenshot highlight

Elder Scrolls Online

August 3rd - CROWN STORE SHOWCASE—AUGUST 2020 Cash shop sale
August 6th - ANNOUNCING ESO’S NEXT-GEN SUPPORT PS5 and Xbox SX will be supported
August 6th - SAVE UP TO 50% AND PLAY FREE DURING QUAKECON AT HOME Free play week and discount on cash shop currency

EVE Online

August 4th - METALIMINAL STORMS - NEW UPDATE Spacestorms will appear at random in nullsec space
August 6th - SLICE OF LIFE Upcoming stream promotion and PvP event details
August 7th - FOUNDATION DAY EVENT IS LIVE Login, get free stuff
August 7th - NEW ABYSSAL PROVING GROUNDS EVENT PvP event details
August 7th - UPCOMING ABYSSAL PROVING GROUNDS EVENTS Upcoming PvP event details

EverQuest

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

EverQuest 2

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

Final Fantasy XI

August 3rd - Unveiling The Voracious Resurgence Special Website! Special site is up for a new storyline in the world of Vana’diel
August 5th - The Sunbreeze Festival Summer event is back
August 7th - Discount Campaign Get the game along with all the expansions for $9.99 USD
August 7th - Return home to Vana’diel campaign Returning players event
August 7th - Presenting a New Wallpaper Commemorating The Voracious Resurgence! Download a new wallpaper by Akihiro Yamada

Final Fantasy XIV

August 3rd - Watch the Latest Installment of Duty Commenced US team’s live stream.
August 3rd - FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Kit Released! Wallpapers release for mobile and desktop
August 3rd - Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LIX Digest Released Dev talk replay available
August 5th - Changes to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Starter Edition Heavensward added to the starter edition
August 5th - Changes to A Realm Reborn Main Scenario Quest Requirements Store progression in the base game has been updated
August 6th - Patch 5.3─Reflections in Crystal Site Update Teaser site updated
August 7th - Patch 5.3 Notes (Preliminary) Patch notes for upcoming 5.3 patch

Gloria Victis

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

Guild Wars 2

August 4th - Festival of the Four Winds 2020 Begins Next Week Annual summer event returns
August 4th - Cool Off under Your Ice Reaver Cape Cash shop update
August 7th - World vs. World Weeklong Bonus Returns August 14 PvP channel event

MapleStory

August 3rd - [Updated] Nexon Merch Store is Back! Get MS merchandise on Amazon
August 5th - Cash Shop Update for August 5 Cash shop sale/new item rotation

Mabinogi

August 3rd - Community Livestream - 'P.E.T. Part 2' Update Preview Livestream that shows off the PET Part 2 update
August 4th - Art Corner - 2nd Edition Fan art highlight

Neverwinter

August 5th - 2x Underdark Campaign Currency! Double currency drop event
August 6th - Limited Time Magnificent Keyring! Lootbox promotion
August 7th - Updated Roadmap Q&A Stream - August 11, 2020 Roadmap Q&A Stream on Aug 11th

Path of Exile

August 3rd - Our 3.12 Expansion Timeline Dates for upcoming content
August 3rd - Afterlife cat pet New cash shop pet available
August 4th - Harvest fan art competition highlights Featured fan art from ongoing competition
August 4th - Undead outcast helmet skin New cash shop item
August 5th - Harvest statistics: crafts, lifeforce and the avatar of the grove Stats on the most used crafts
August 5th - Doomcrow wings New cash shop item
August 6th - Community Organized Event - 8 Day Racing Gauntlet Starts on August 22nd! Racing event
August 6th - Automation lightning armour set New cash shop outfit
August 7th - Community showcase Fan art highlight
August 7th - New Skill Effects and Super Stash Sale New cash shop cosmetics

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

Phantasy Star Online 2

August 3rd - FUN SCRATCH TICKET: AUGUST 2020 - PART 1 Lootbox promotion August 3rd - MISSION PASS: SEASON 6 Monthly achievement system rewards
August 3rd - AC SCRATCH TICKET: MAESTRO SUMMONER Lootbox promotion
August 4th - PSO2 ON STEAM: BONUS LOGIN REWARDS! Bonuses for logging in through steam
August 4th - CAMPAIGN: JOIN AN ALLIANCE! (8/5) Join an alliance, get rewards
August 4th - CHALLENGE OTHERS IN THE BATTLE ARENA! New PvP content
August 4th - LEVEL UP FASTER WITH BONUS QUESTS! Leveling event
August 4th - CAMPAIGN: WELCOME BACK TO PSO2! Returning player event
August 5th - URGENT QUESTS & CONCERTS: AUGUST 2020 - PART 1 Event
August 5th - NEW URGENT QUEST: BEACH WARS! Summer event
August 5th - BEACH WARS BEACH-WEAR! Summer cash shop promotion
August 5th - NEW REWARDS BUNDLE FOR XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE MEMBERS! Xbox game pass ultimate members will get rewards
August 5th - NEW EPISODE 4 LAUNCH BUNDLES! Cash shop bundles
August 5th - SUMMER IN PSO2! Summer event details
August 5th - PSO2: STEAM LAUNCH REWARDS Rewards for playing through steam
August 5th - CASINO BOOSTS & BONUSES! (8/8) Casino promotion

Project Gorgon

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

Realm of the Mad God

August 4th - AuguST ST STreak - x1.5 XP and droprates! Discord Q&A! Janus is there too. 1.5x event
August 5th - Patch Notes 1.0.1.0 - Oryx changes, Discord Nitro Boosting Rewards and more Patch notes... duh

RuneScape

August 3rd - THIS WEEK IN RUNESCAPE Weekly digest
August 7th - Double XP LIVE has begun! 2x exp event

Skyforge

August 4th - Ready Player Sun: Free Gift & 30% Off Sale! Freebies and 30% off on the cash shop
August 5th - Sale: Hall of Trophies - August 5, 2020 Trophy sale

Star Trek Online

August 3rd - Free Lower Decks Duty Officers! Get officers from the new show to join your crew
August 3rd - PC and Console Patch Notes for 8/4/20 Events, balancing and minor fixes
August 5th - PC Patch Notes for 8/6/20 bug fixes

Star Wars: The Old Republic

August 3rd - SWTOR In-Game Events for August New events

Star Citizen

August 3rd - August 3rd - This Week in Star Citizen Weekly insight
August 4th - Portfolio: Otoni Group Lore
August 4th - DISCOVER THE SPEED, POWER, AND UTILITY OF NEW & REWORKED VEHICLES Overpriced vehicles for sale
August 5th - ALPHA 3.10 FLIGHT & FIGHT Patch highlights
August 6th - Star Citizen Monthly Report: July 2020 Monthly update on development
August 7th - TRANSMISSION Inside star citizen stream PTU
August 7th - TRANSMISSION Weapons creation process
August 7th - Roadmap Roundup - August 7th, 2020 Dev decision insights

Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arborea

August 3rd - Get ready for TERA in 64-bit! 64bit tera client coming soon
August 3rd - Get Ready to Mask Up! Buy digital masks and support real doctors
August 6th - TERA Battle Arena Update: Gameplay Patch preview

The Lord of the Rings Online

August 4th - UPDATE 27.2 RELEASE NOTES Content update
August 7th - The LTRO Beacon Issue 170 Community spotlight

Tibia

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

Tree of Savior

August 3rd - Medeina's FLEX BOX Do content, get boxes, open for loot
August 3rd - Summer TOSventure Event Summer event
August 4th - Like & Comment Event: ToS Task Force is back with Second Event! Facebook event
August 4th - World Map Reorganization World map update preview
August 4th - Update Plans for the Second Half of 2020 Update plans
August 5th - New Original Sound Tracks Available - August OST Video

Trove

August 4th - Take the Lunar Plunge until August 18 Event
August 4th - Dive into Deals for Lunar Plunge until August 18 Cash shop promotion
August 7th - Luxion’s First Arrival in August – Lasts until Aug. 10 Luxion’s store refresh

Vindictus

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

Wakfu

August 5th - SUMMER SALES: FINAL MARK-DOWN! Merch store discount
August 5th - ANKAMA LAUNCHER: NEW INTERFACE FOR ALL YOUR GAMES! New game launcher
August 6th - SHELLS AND CRUSTACEANS PACK Cash shop promotion

Warframe

No new updates from August 2nd - August 8th

World of Warcraft

August 3rd - WoW Classic Ahn’Qiraj: The Scarab Lords are Rising! Join the war effort
August 4th - The Pet Battle Bonus Event Has Begun! Pet PvP event
August 4th - Jump Into This Week’s PvP Brawl: Hotmogu Weekly PvP rotation
August 4th - Explore the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj and Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj Raid content available
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2020.08.09 07:30 Mockingjay_LA Advice for this old lady to get back to her PC gaming roots?

Bit of my backstory. My TL;DR is at the very bottom.
I’m 40, living in California and have been an on and off gamer for the entirety of my adult years. I did game as a kid but only dabbled in it. I was 7 years old when my amazingly awesome parents bought me a brand spankin new NES (the OG) WITH the additional Power Pad. This was in 1987-88. I played a bit here and there until I was in high school and lost interest. Was way more distracted by drama club, choir, dating, and friends.
When I was 20, my boyfriend at the time introduced me to PC gaming. He was pretty much addicted to Everquest. I ended up buying my own PC in order for us to play together and I loved it! He helped me understand which aspects of the computer were central to gaming. But I never got a supercharged mega gaming PC. I was happy enough with my modest one.
I kept up with PC gaming and almost exclusively MMORPGs like EQ, then Dark Age of Camelot, then World of Warcraft which I loved the most. I ultimately stopped PC gaming when I was around 29, due to various life things that I had to spend much of my time with. Schooling and career stuff essentially.
Once I got into my relationship that I’m in now, my partner is an exclusively console gamer. I was totally anti-console at the time. I’m like “I don’t like the controllers! Too complicated!” or just was used to the PC MMORPG world so I was snobby about change.
Finally my partner got me to try console gaming and I came to love the games that I played that she had recommended and they were ALL action based RPGs but not multiplayer, just solo campaigns. I started with Skyrim, then went on from there.
Ever since joining this subreddit, I am just loving seeing all your amazing battlestations and the games I miss out on that look so fun that are PC only makes me itch to come back over. Not exclusively but just to have “All the Systems”! LOL
I’d love advice on a starter kit in all ways. The PC itself, monitor suggestions, keyboards and mice, games, chairs, etc. I’m not flush with cash. I’m a public school counselor so I just don’t have the luxury to build a badass mofo of a station that is high end. I am happy with a budget based set up that will at least get me excited to come back to PC gaming. Thank you! Feel free to ask me questions too.
TL;DR I would love advice on how to build a new PC gaming station but with a low budget
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2020.08.07 11:22 BowsettesBottomBitch The "UI Sucks Too" Thread

Yall out here bitching about Everquest, but here I am, a UI customer who has no power. Why is no one bitching about UI?! Their website is useless, especially on mobile (gee the only place I can look at it right now). You click the little 'U' and, I kid you not, it says estimated restore dates for Tuesday the 4th... like shit hit the fan in the first place.
Two houses down on one adjacent street have power, two down on the main street have power, the rest of the street does now. Center of town has power. I went for a lil drive last night, an intersection I went down in Milford has no power, but like, everything else I drove past has power. VERY COOL.
I'm running out of data on my phone and going supremely stir crazy. ADHD does not pair well with zero stimuli. Any other UI subs literally and figuratively left in the dark?
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2020.08.02 22:21 Osirisoid This week in MMOs - Week 31

This week in MMOS

Adventure Quest Worlds Aion Albion ArcheAge Ashes of Creation Black Desert Online Blade and Soul Bless CorePunk Crowfall Destiny 2 Dofus Dungeon Fighter Online Elder Scrolls Online EVE Online Everquest Everquest 2 Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Gloria Victis Guild Wars 2 Maplestory Mabinogi Neverwinter Path of Exile Pantheon Rise of the Fallen Phantasy Star Online 2 Project Gorgon Realm of the Mad God Runescape Skyforge Star Trek Online Star Wars The Old Republic Star Citizen Tera Lord of the Rings Online Tibia Tree of Savior Trove Vindictus Wakfu Warframe World of Warcraft

AdventureQuest World

July 24th - Tonight: The DOOM Continues… Doomwood event continues + dark spirit orbs and gold boost
July 24th - New Rare Set: Doom DragonSlayer New set available for adventure coins
July 27th - AQWorlds Patch Notes Bug fixes and art fixes
July 31st - DoomWood Saga: the Heir of Destiny XP Boost + New gacha items + upcoming august content
August 1st - Unlock the Urban Street Gear August seasonal pack is urban street gear
August 1st - Members: Get your free Treasure Chest keys Login and get free stuff

Aion

Aion North America
July 28th - Aetherforge Masters Event Stigma enchanting boost + crafting event for special gear
Aion Europe
July 31st - WEEKEND SPECIALS Stigma sales

Albion Online

August 1st - Claim Your Ironjaw Hyena Mount Skin Refer someone - get a mount
August 1st - The Divine Challenge Returns with a New Mount Event - do dailies, get an owl mount

Archeage

July 27th - Sign Up for Monthly Progress Newsletter for your ArcheAge Character! Newsletter with stats of what your main has done
July 29th - Event Timer Changes for EU Servers Event times moved 2 hours back
July 30th - ArcheAge: Unchained – Summer Deals: Discounted Garden of the Gods DLC Packs DLC Sale
July 30th - ArcheAge & ArcheAge: Unchained - Garden of the Gods: The Ipnysh Sanctuary New content teaser
July 31st - Sail the Seas, Reach for the Sky, and Defend your Land Big cash shop sale

Ashes of Creation

July 31st - JULY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE AND EARLY GATHERING FOOTAGE Gathering and dev update video

Black Desert Online

July 27th - Graduating Early from the Summer Season Server Starting aug 5 you can convert season characters to normal characters
July 27th - The Early End of the Summer Season and Coming of Hashashin August 26th end of season sever + sept 2 hashashin release date
July 29th - The Cursed Hero Netflix collab event based on the show cursed
July 29th - Pearl Shop Update: Triple Premium Outfit Box Regular weekly cash shop update + expansion slot discount
July 29th - Patch Notes - 29th July 2020 New events + quest ui update + class balancing
July 30th - Heidel Ball: AT Home - Global Q&A ENG Part 3 QnA post

Blade & Soul

No new updates from July 26th - Aug 1st

Bless Unleashed

July 28th - RELEASE NOTES: 7/28/2020 Events ended + New event + bug fixes
July 28th - NEW BLESS UNLEASHED PREFERRED CONTENT CREATORS Bless approved streamers/content creators list
July 30th - RELEASE NOTES: 7/30/2020 Minor changes + bug fixes

Corepunk

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Crowfall

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Destiny 2

July 28th - DUNGEON DIVING: PROPHECY Devs share about their process
July 30th - THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE – 7/30/2020 Hotfixes incoming + assorted news
July 31st - COMMUNITY FOCUS: DESTINYTHEMEME Interview with a destiny meme account from twitter

Dofus

July 27th - DUNGEON RUSHER REWIND: FRAKTAL Fraktal can be challenges for a limited time
July 29th - SUMMER SALES: SECOND MARK-DOWN! Cash shop items are on sale
July 30th - CLASS PACK – XELOR Cash outfit + mount outfit available
July 31st - THE 6-MONTH PACK HAS ARRIVED IN THE SHOP! 6th month sub pack available

Dungeon Fighter Online

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Elder Scrolls Online

July 27th - ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE ESO GREYMOOR HOUSING CONTEST Housing contest winners announced ( obviously )
July 30th - CHECK OUT ESO DURING QUAKECON AT HOME! Giveaways and free pets during QuakeCon livestream

EVE Online

July 27th - COMBAT COMMAND UPDATE NOW LIVE Command ships updated
July 30th - SUMMER SKIN SALE - 30% OFF Skins on sale yo!
July 31st - NEW ABYSSAL PROVING GROUNDS EVENT PvP Event

EverQuest

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

EverQuest 2

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Final Fantasy XI

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Final Fantasy XIV

July 27th - Announcing the "Everything’s on the Line!" Screenshot Contest! Screenshot contest (duh!)
July 27th - Join us for Duty Commenced on July 31! July 31st livestream details
July 28th - The Feast Season Fifteen Ending Soon! 15th season of the feast ends aug 4th
July 28th - Collector’s Edition Digital Upgrade Sale Upgrade your account to collector’s edition for 50% off
July 28th - Announcing the Adventurer Celebration Sale! Cash shop sale
July 28th - The Moonfire Faire Returns on August 12! Moonfire event returns - get a nice summer outfit
July 30th - Patch 5.3─Reflections in Crystal Site Update previews of Faux Hollows and the Akh Afah Amphitheatre

Gloria Victis

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Guild Wars 2

July 28th - “Jormag Rising” is Live Episode 4 of The Icebrood Saga is live
July 28th - Ferocious and Fiery Goods in Black Lion Chests Cash shop sale
July 29th - Win a Custom Guild Wars 2 Gaming PC from Origin PC Contest to win a nice pc with GW2 art on the side panels. Looks dope.
July 30th - Guild Chat: “Jormag Rising” Friday livestream announcement

MapleStory

July 29th - Cash Shop Update for July 29 Cash shop sale

Mabinogi

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Neverwinter

July 28th - 15% off Keys! Sale on keys … what did you expect?
July 29th - 2x Tyranny of Dragons Campaign Currency! Get double ToD currency from jul 30th to aug 6th
July 30th - Limited Time Astral Lockbox! Lootbox on sale
July 30th - Height of Summer! Double petal rewards and cash shop sale
July 30th - Patch Notes: Version: NW.122.20200708b.8 Balancing and drop rate changes

Path of Exile

July 27th - Path of Exile Then and Now A retrospective on the game’s development with some awesome screenshots
July 27th - Clockwork Golem Pets New pets available yo
July 28th - Harvest Fan Art Competition Highlights Featured fan art from the ongoing competition
July 28th - Karui Bow and Quiver New bow and quiver skin in the cash shop
July 29th - Harvest Statistics: Challenges and Seeds Stats on the harvest… Yeah IDK
July 29th - The Infernal Demon King Portal New portal skins in the cash shop
July 30th - 3.11.1D Patch Notes Preview Minor bug fixes mostly
July 31st - Developer Interview - Jeff - Console Producer Interview with Jeff the console producer
July 31st - Huge Sale on Weapons and Shields - Get a Free Mystery Box When You Spend Points Cash shop sale

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Phantasy Star Online 2

July 27th - CAMPAIGN: GET FREE SG! Get free SG tickets
July 27th - FUN SCRATCH TICKET: JULY 2020 - PART 3 Lootbox promotion
July 27th - AC SCRATCH TICKET: SEASIDE VACATION More lootbox promotion
July 27th - CAMPAIGN: CLEAR ULTIMATE QUESTS! (7/29) 2X drop event
July 28th - PSO2: STEAM LAUNCH REWARDS Play through Steam get special rewards like a half life outfit
July 28th - WHAT’S NEW IN EPISODE 4 Content preview
July 31st - AC SHOP SALE (8/1) Cash shop promotion
August 1st - PSO2 DAY: AUGUST 2020 Free boosts event
August 1st - RESET ALL SKILL TREES PASS DISTRIBUTION (8/5) Free skill reset

Project Gorgon

No new updates from July 26th - August 1st

Realm of the Mad God

August 1st - Oryx 3 Updates and Ancient Ruins Upcoming changes to Oryx’s Sanctuary

RuneScape

July 27th - This Week In RuneScape Weekly recap of game news, bug fixes and community highlights

Skyforge

July 27th - Mechanoid Madness Prize Draw: Winners Winners announced for the mechanoid madness event
July 29th - Gorgonide invasion is underway! Seasonal challenges announcement
July 30th - MY.GAMES Market: Greenwood Box & Surf's Up Box Cash shop update

Star Trek Online

July 27th - Save 25% on Keys and a Key Ring Bundle! Keys on sale
July 28th - Return to Risa! Summer event
July 29th - Resist the Borg! Borg event
July 29th - PC Patch Notes for 7/30/20 Minor bug fix
July 30th - Command the Risian Weather Control Vessel! Event ship obtainable

Star Wars: The Old Republic

July 28th - Ranked Season 13 Begins New ranked season has started

Star Citizen

July 27th - This Week in Star Citizen Weekly recap
July 29th- Lost Squad: "Before the Fall" Act 3 Script for the video “Before the Fall”
July 31st - TRANSMISSION Video about mining vehicles
July 31st - Jump Point Now Available! Digital magazine release
July 31st - Roadmap Roundup - July 31st 2020 Decision making explanation on changes to the game
August 1st - TRANSMISSION Video about the Stanton System

Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arborea

July 30th - TERA Battle Arena Coming Soon Tera themed team based battle game

The Lord of the Rings Online

July 29th - Tournament of the Twins - Register of Heroes List of heroes from the recent tournament
July 31st - The LOTRO Beacon: Issue 169 Community news

Tibia

July 28th - Bugfixes, Content Changes, Balancing Changes Literally in the title
July 31st - Double Loot Weekend Ditto

Tree of Savior

July 27th - Winners: Keep Calm and Gear Up! Winners announced for TOS Task Force event
July 27th - Weekend Burning in August! Weekend 2x XP event
July 27th - [Special] Pocket Wig Package Cash shop promotion
July 28th - Personal House UCC Event Housing event
July 29th - Upcoming: New Season Server! Pre-Register and Get Rewards! Pre-registration event for season server
July 31st - Coming Soon: World Map Update World map update preview video

Trove

July 27th - Splash, splash, splash! Screenshot contest
July 29th - Great Vanguardian Super Summer Sale! Cash shop promotion

Vindictus

No new updates from July 26th - Aug 1st

Wakfu

July 29th - SUMMER SALES: SECOND MARK-DOWN! Cash shop discount
July 29th - SURVEY: A NAME FOR YOUR SERVERS! Server merge naming event
July 30th - SPEEDSTER MOUNT SKIN Cash shop promotion
July 31st - BOSS SMASHER: ROYAL PUDDLY Event dungeon

Warframe

July 30th - LAST CHANCE FOR THE TENNOCON 2020 DIGITAL PACK Cash shop promotion
July 30th - HOW TO PREPARE FOR TENNOCON 2020 Tennocon info dump
August 1st - DELVE INTO HEART OF DEIMOS Tennocon recap

World of Warcraft

July 28th - Jump Into This Week’s PvP Brawl: Classic Ashran Weekly pvp event details
July 28th - Weekly Bonus Event: Battle for Azeroth Dungeons Do BFA dungeons and get nice loot
July 28th - WoW Classic: The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Has Begun! Gathering event
July 31st - Hotfixes: July 31, 2020 Minor hotfixes
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2020.07.28 13:01 Diotima245 Hi all, thought I'd share my story. (long read but I was bored)

So, I have always had trouble sleeping and had a very rough sleep schedule all throughout life. I never got any empathy from others. Either they assumed I was up all-night gaming, irresponsible, just a tired person, etc.… since the signs weren't obvious people assume probably, I am lazy and uninterested in doing things. In many ways it affected me greatly throughout life and I have missed out on a lot of experiences growing up and still miss out on. It has made me reclusive, isolated, unhappy, but still I remain optimistic. I have never been on a “real date” with a girl, it’s confused me sexually since I’ve never been sexually active with anyone I sometimes wonder, “am I gay?”. I am turning 38 tomorrow and never so much as had a single intimate moment with a woman. I have never been motivated to go to regular things teenagers did as kids growing up such as hanging out doing whatever with friends, going to concerts, etc.… I just stayed home. Anyways this all went on I ended up graduating high school with average grades and tried my hand at community college. I never got any help from my parents and they never seemed concerned or interested in me growing up unlike my sister who was lauded on all the attention. I was just the sleepy boring guy who just played around on his computer all the time after school playing Everquest.
This is where part of the problems with hypersomnia, I believe manifest. I always had help getting up going to school from my parents. But when I started working part-time, I had to manage a schedule and I could barely function early in morning, so I usually ended up with closing shifts. I would wake up at 10 or 11am usually and oftentimes it was not my intention to wake up that late. I often missed classes because of this waking up late problem. Am I lazy? I thought…. what is wrong with me I thought? I even got in the practice of setting an alarm across the room on a shelf, two alarms spread across the room, three arms (two across room, one with a bed shaker). Every time I’d wake up late, confused, and went “How did I manage to turn off all my alarms, go back to bed, and sleep for another 4 hours with no recollection I ever turned off the alarms?” IT WAS MADDENING! This went on for years. The isolation, the lack of social interaction, the oversleeping, the failure to concentrate on anything., the zero empathy or concern for others even those closest to me. I was just some loser who played video games on his computer and people assumed I was “addicted”. I was trying hard though, but I was just so tired all the time.
Anyways I am now 23 years old, always tired, lonely, depressed, just sick of everything in life. I end up walking into a military recruiter and signing up for the Air Force because nothing is working out for me. I ship out around 4 months later-or-so to Lackland AFB. I arrive late because I missed a connecting flight to San Antonio (at no fault of my own… we arrived late to O’Hare and could not make the flight). So out on my own for the 1st time I am not sure what to do. I call the number the recruiter gave me, and they book me a hotel nearby. I grab a hotel taxi and check into my hotel room for the night. It is where I run into around a half dozen other people in my same situation. We hang out, eat pizza, and play cards. First time I have ever done that I thought. Anyways I turn in early because I am tired, and I know I got be at basic training the next day. I do not want to go through everything here, but I am trying to get to a point!
In basic training you are forced to adhere to a sleep schedule. There is no way you are sleeping through this alarm. I would start my day with reveille playing over a loud PA system around 5 AM, then it was off to do morning PT, eat chow, and physical fitness). To be honest I struggled at first and nearly found myself kicked out of basic training for “failure to adapt”. But my first TI was crazy and sadistic. I got assigned to a different flight after almost getting kicked out but then expressing interest to go back into the fray. The military needed troops at the time because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so they did not want to get rid of me yet.
Fast forward to my first official duty station after BMT and like magic all my sleep issues have drastically diminished. I still have headaches, and tiredness, and I am still isolated from others. But it is at my first duty station I make efforts to go out with people I work with and on several occasions, we go on trips, camping, etc.… it is great. I think what helped me sleep here was having a tough discipline system if I did not show up for work and having a routine. Holy shit this is lasting forever… let me FAST FORWARD SOME MORE!
So, it is 2014 and I have separated from the military after 7 glorious years. Now I am back on my own but now I am determined to not become a failure. I end up enrolling in college at 32 years old and start taking classes working towards an engineering degree. I no longer play games as much as I used to, but I still play them when I have time.
I end up going through the VA process to get disability payments. Part of this is a sleep study where I had to go to sleep lab. I did this because I had the suspicion something was wrong, but I did not know what. I think I told them difficulty sleeping. For years I had suffered with tiredness, sleepiness, headaches, etc.… Well the Sleep Lab was a disaster (in my view) … but apparently I fell asleep quickly…so quickly that the Dr. wrote “Sleep onset was instantaneous at lights out. This indicates pathologic levels of hypersomnia.” My general practitioner never brought this up and I only found out years later as I investigate a possible sleep apnea claim because I am still feeling like shit. I do not have issues oversleeping my alarm because I am learned a routine at this time. I used two alarms generally. although now I use one alarm, placed across the room. It is one of those Philips Wakeup Lamps with a build in alarm clock. Get one of those if you have trouble waking. It is bright as hell and lights up the room
Fast forward again to 2019 I have a 2nd sleep study and this one pops for mild sleep apnea. I am assigned a ResMed AirSense 10 by the nearby VA hospital and it has been a tremendous help in leveling me out. I could not breath while asleep. The tech said there were occasions where I would have an apnea of almost 90 seconds long where I was not breathing. Anyways I have been using the CPAP for around 1.5 years now… I’m now in the process of trying to see if I can increase my disability rating due to Hypersomnia (remember that Dr’s note about “pathologic levels of hypersomnia”) and Sleep Apnea with secondary connections to my anxiety and weight gain. I still have yet to start the paperwork because honestly it’s a lot of work…and I’m trying to make sure I got my “ducks in a row” (I have a signed sworn statement from my parents in 2014 about difficulty sleeping; and a signed nexus letter I just got in April from my doctor)… but lets move on from this.
One thing I’m learning about myself is that (1) I am frequently tired and (2) this frequent tiredness leaves me unmotivated to exercise and subsequent weight gain (3) I can seemingly nap on queue if I want to… but oftentimes I force myself not to nap because if I do I’m out for at least 1 to 2 hours and (4) If I want to sleep I can be lights out seemingly instantly. There is apparently a normal time for falling asleep but people with hypersomnia can go to sleep instantly upon closing eyes and relaxing. This sounds great but its not… it indicates a problem… which is why I think my Dr. brushing me off saying “Oh you just need to get more sleep you’re probably just tired”.
Blah blah blah… anyways the one outlet I got pleasure from was video gaming but that is diminished because honestly, I do not have anyone else to play with anymore. I have a job new working for a government contractor in an extremely sensitive program, so I need to be mentally alert (CPAP has helped). My eyesight has worsened so I am trying not to use the computer as much these days, but I cannot help it… I just do not game as much. Plus, I am depressed of being alone all the time and having no real friends. Maybe depressed isn't the right word here...? I don't think I'm clinically depressed because if I want to I can motivate myself but the tiredness hangs like a black cloud over me. My parents visit me at my home and that is great but still. Perhaps I should get a dog or a cat?
Anyways I am rambling… I hope one day to have a “normal life” but I feel like I am getting to old to find that special someone and I will never make the steps necessary to pursue someone either. When you go your whole life without developing social skills trying to do it in your late 30s seems impossible.
I genuinely believe I have been suffering from hypersomnia my whole life and it is made my life hell.
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2020.07.28 02:01 CaptainKranq Next.. I mean what next

I am an original player of EverQuest on Brell SirElis server my question and my desire is to play the next EverQuest that takes up all my time and life and desire... where are you.
I did have a rather nice house in next but that was just that house building.
I did try and get my son to play EverQuest 1 or even EverQuest 2 with me on the current servers but it feels so dated and out of whack of what our systems can do now. That he could not play.
As long as they take away class leveling and keep jobs with solid play with different religions that actually mean something within game.
originally in the Verant version of EverQuest some characters could not get past some environment and they required a group. It's just the way it was it made the game interesting and social at the same time.
Bring back a new game that is not just a grind to get that next armour or sword. But intelligence and ability.
When and what is the next everCrack?
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2020.07.26 22:34 Osirisoid This week in MMOs - Week 30

This week in MMOS

Adventure Quest Worlds Aion Albion ArcheAe Ashes of Creation Black Desert Online Blade and Soul Bless CorePunk Crowfall Destiny 2 Dofus Dungeon Fighter Online Elder Scrolls Online EVE Online Everquest Everquest 2 Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Gloria Victis Guild Wars 2 Maplestory Mabinogi Neverwinter Path of Exile Pantheon Rise of the Fallen Phantasy Star Online 2 Project Gorgon Realm of the Mad God Runescape Skyforge Star Trek Online Star Wars The Old Republic Star Citizen Tera Lord of the Rings Online Tibia Tree of Savior Trove Vindictus Wakfu Warframe World of Warcraft

We’re testing out a new format for the weekly post and we’ll keep testing till it gets to be as good as it can, so let us know if this format is more readable and user friendly than the last.

Also I hate you Vindictus and your 13 stupid updates in one week!

AdventureQuest World(Click for more details)

July 20th - AQWorlds Patch Notes Several bugs were fixed
July 24th - Final Weekend: Unlock the Flameborn Summoner The seasonal set for July is the Flameborn + Underworld Summoner sets.
July 24th Tonight: The DOOM Continues… Doomwood part 2 this weekend + daily gift of dark spirit orbs and gold boost
July 24th - New Rare Set: Doom DragonSlayer New set available in your featured gear shop until August 31st

Aion (Click for more details)

Aion North America No new updates from July 19th - 26th
Aion Europe
July 24th - WEEKEND SPECIALS Marchutan’s Pyjama Party Box and Kaisinel’s Hermit Box available

Albion Online (Click for more details)

July 22nd - Rise of Avalon Launches August 12 Rise of Avalon update will bring massive new features including the Roads of Avalon, Corrupted Dungeons, Avalonian Weapons, and more.
July 22nd - Rise of Avalon Update Now on Staging Log into the Staging server and test out the new features coming with the next update!
July 23rd - Albion Online on GeForce Now It's official: Albion Online is now playable via the GeForce Now platform.
July 24th - Dev Talk: Roads of Avalon, Part 3 Our newest video discusses placing Hideouts and living within the Roads of Avalon.

Archeage (Click for more details)

July 23rd - Making a Splash! Marketplace Update, new pets, outfits, and more.
July 24th - Flash Sale: 30% Bonus for All Credit Packs! Purchase as many Credit Packs as you want from July 24 until July 27, 2020, and receive the 30% bonus on each one!
July 24th - The Double Event returns once again! From July 24th until July 27th, make sure to get the most out of your double loot drop rate, double vocation points, double experience points, and double honor

Ashes of Creation (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Black Desert Online (Click for more details)

July 22nd - Into the Unknown Mysterious Island and Pit of the undying events
July 22nd - Pearl Shop Update: Memories of Summer Cash shop update with upgrade materials on sale + Outfit sales
July 22nd - Trail of Summer Event for Kakao cash + other goodies
July 22nd - Play for a Free Game Pass Hit level 50 on a trial account and upgrade it to a permanent account
July 22nd - Patch Notes - 22nd July 2020 Massive list of changes and bug fixes
July 23rd - Tuvala Invitational PvP event + Tournament
July 24th - WEEKEND FLASH SALE: A Camp and a Keeper From Friday to Monday get special discounts

Blade & Soul (Click for more details)

July 21st - Dark Passage is Now Live! The newest update for Blade & Soul is now LIVE! Read through the patch notes for the latest changes.
July 22nd - Shining Summer Blessings Chest Now Available Cash shop update/Loot Box promotion
July 23rd - Hongmoon Store Update Cash shop update + Cash currency bonus till august 19th

Bless Unleashed (Click for more details)

July 21st - RELEASE NOTES New Events and Bug Fixes
July 22nd - PREPARE TO FIGHT! Bless Unleashed’s first competitive PvP Season is about to begin!
July 23rd - COMMUNITY INTERVIEW WITH ROUND 8 STUDIO

Corepunk (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Crowfall (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Destiny 2 (Click for more details)

July 22nd - THE OFFICIAL DESTINY COOKBOOK Bungie made a cookbook yo
July 23rd - DESTINY 2 COMING TO XBOX GAME PASS This fall D2 will be on Xbox Game Pass
July 23rd - THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE Destiny cookbook and more this week at Bungie

Dofus (Click for more details)

July 25th - 50% OFF ALL SERVICES From 7/25 to 7/26th enjoy a 50% discount on all services

Dungeon Fighter Online (Click for more details)

July 20th - Scheduled Maintenance Gunner (M) Neo Awakening and more

Elder Scrolls Online (Click for more details)

July 22nd - STORM A FORTRESS OF THE UNDEAD IN CASTLE THORN Content Preview - Stonethorn
July 22nd - ESO Live: July 24th - Character Pathing & Contest Winners Tune in to ESO Live this Friday to get an inside look at the new Homestead Character Pathing system coming with Update 27
July 23rd - MEET THE CHARACTER—ARKASIS Loredump and exposition

EVE Online (Click for more details)

July 21st - TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN Cool player made cemetery in game - worth the read!

EverQuest (Click for more details)

July 21st - EverQuest Special Release Vinyls are Live! Vinyls of the OST from Everquest are now available for a limited time

EverQuest2 (Click for more details)

July 22nd - Like the twisting hands of time, Tinkerfest returns! Store update and events

Final Fantasy XI (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Final Fantasy XIV (Click for more details)

July 20th - Letter from the Producer Live Part LIX URL Update Latest update from the FFXIV Dev Team - Watch it in the link below.
July 22nd - Patch 5.3─Reflections in Crystal Trailer is Now Live! Trailer for Reflections in Crystal
July 22nd - Important Announcement Regarding the Japanese Fan Festival Due to Covid-19 the festival has been canceled

Gloria Victis (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Guild Wars 2 (Click for more details)

July 21st - Voice Acting in Episode 4 of The Icebrood Saga Due to Covid-19, Jormag Rising will be released without voice acting
July 21st - Charge into Battle with the Wolfheart Sword and Shield Cash shop update + new Wolfheart sword + shield skin
July 23rd - Guild Chat: A New Claw of Jormag Latest episode of Guild Chat
July 24th - Knocking on Jormag’s Door peek into the development of the Assault on the Frost Citadel meta-event

MapleStory (Click for more details)

July 23rd - v.215 - Rise: Surge of Power Patch Notes Familiar system is back, and a massive list of bug fixes and some events
July 24th - NA Reboot Double Miracle Time Compensation Compensation for server instability
July 24th - What's Your MapleStory? - MagesticaIly Interview with a longtime player of the game

Mabinogi (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Neverwinter (Click for more details)

July 21st - 2x Icewind Dale Campaign Currency! This coming week, players will get double Icewind Dale Campaign currencies!
July 22nd - 2x Professions! morale costs will be halved, allowing you to do 2x as many profession tasks in a day.
July 23rd - 20% off Campaign Buyouts! 20% off Campaign Buyouts starts Thursday, July 23
July 23rd - Patch Notes: Version: NW.122.20200708b.4 Lots of small changes and bug fixes
July 23rd - Limited Time: Alpha Compy in Zen Market! The Alpha Compy companion is available in the Zen Market for a limited time!
July 23rd - 20% off Professions! This weekend - 20% off Professions sale in the Zen Market
July 23rd - Steam Publisher's Weekend Bonus Zen! Celebrate Summer on Steam with discounts or bonus Zen

Path of Exile (Click for more details)

July 20th - Angels and Demons Mystery Box Concept Art Amazing concept art dump for the A&D Mystery Box
July 21st - Developer Interview - Eben - Video Creation Interview with one of the employees at Grinding Gear Games
July 21st - The Labrador Pet Labrador pet is now available
July 22nd - Harvest Fan Art Competition Highlights Highlights of submissions from the ongoing fan art competition
July 22nd - The Seraph Banner Back Attachment New back attachment is now available
July 23rd - The Infernal Quiver and Wolf Howl Warcray Infernal quiver to match the infernal bow skin
July 24th - Development Stories: Timelines & Retcons Developer’s thoughts on how they go about adding to the story of PoE
July 24th - New Void Emperor Wings and Weekend Sales Cash shop update and new skin for wings

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Phantasy Star Online 2 (Click for more details)

July 20th - CAMPAIGN: DAILY LOG-IN REWARDS! free EXP 100,000 TICKETS to those who log in from July 22nd to July 29th
July 20th - CAMPAIGN: QUEST TRIGGER DISTRIBUTION Free Defense Op: Ending Trigger will be handed out from July 22nd to August 21st
July 22nd - FUN SCRATCH TICKET: JULY 2020 - PART 2 New FUN Scratch lineup
July 22nd - CAMPAIGN: CLEAR ULTIMATE QUESTS! Event : Ultimate quests and rare drop rate boosted
July 22nd - PSO2 DAY: PREMIUM USER APPRECIATION DAY Premium users receive a boost and 2x SG 22 Ticket
July 22nd - URGENT QUESTS & CONCERTS: JULY 2020 - PART 2 Update to Urgent Quests and In game concert dates
July 22nd - LAST CHANCE TO GRAB THE RAGOL FASHION PACK! The Ragol Fashion Pack and Ragol Edition offers end this July
July 22nd - FRESH FINDS SHOP: RECOMMENDED ITEMS Cash shop update - new apparel in the shop
July 22nd - AC SCRATCH TICKET: SHINING HEROES Spend cash for a chance to earn cash outfits based on the shining series of games
July 23rd - PSO2: NGS ANNOUNCEMENT CELEBRATION Log-in to receive up to 5,000,000 EXP in tickets and many other fantastic prizes!
July 23rd - ANNOUNCING PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS Game announcement post with details about the game
July 24th - CASINO BOOSTS Higher chance to win and better rewards at the casino during limited hours

Project Gorgon (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Realm of the Mad God (Click for more details)

July 22nd - Oryx 3 Release and Patch Notes Oryx’s Sanctuary is officially out - lots more details in the link below

RuneScape (Click for more details)

July 20th - THIS WEEK IN RUNESCAPE Summer events and more
July 22nd - Interface Scaling & Camera Offset Beta Interface Scaling is now on a RuneScape beta world for you to try!

Skyforge (Click for more details)

July 20th - Atlas Node Contest: Winners Winners announced for May’s Atlas Node Contest!
July 21st - Invasion Pass Progress Sale Cash shop sale on progress points
July 22nd - MY.GAMES Market: Worker Bee Pack** Bee companion on sale now

Star Trek Online (Click for more details)

July 20th - Mudd Has Faith of the Heart! Cash shop special pack on sale
July 22nd - PC Patch Notes for 7/23/20 Minor fixes in the game
July 23rd - Bonus Dilithium Weekend! Get 50-100% bonus dilithium from july 23rd to 27th

Star Wars: The Old Republic (Click for more details)

July 21st - SWTOR is on Steam! The game is on steam yo!

Star Citizen (Click for more details)

July 22nd - TRACKER: Paul LeSalle’s Plan for the UEE Giant lore dump
July 24th - Inside Star Citizen Star Citizen Devs talk about the game’s development
July 24th - Star Citizen Live: All About Alpha 3.10 Dev’s talk about Alpha 3.10
July 24th - Roadmap Roundup Minor changes and delays explained
July 25th - Intragalactic Cook-off 2950 Cookbook Recipes created by the players inspired by the game

Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arborea (Click for more details)

July 21st - Summerfest2020 Two Summer events available till August 11st

The Lord of the Rings Online (Click for more details)

No new updates from July 19th - 26th

Tibia (Click for more details)

July 21st - Bugfixes and Content Changes Several fixes and changes listed in the post
July 22nd - New Retro Hardcore PvP Game Worlds On July 29th two new Retro Hardcore PvP Game Worlds will launch
July 23rd - Result of Fugue Exploit Investigation An exploit allowed players to farm a boss more than intended

Tree of Savior (Click for more details)

July 20th - Special Flight Package Cash shop special until August 11st
July 21st - Winners: MusCATeers Second Event Check out the winners and their winning screenshots
July 24th - List of Issues: July 24 List of known issues and what is and isn’t a bug.

Trove (Click for more details)

July 24th - Stay Cool Sales Until July 28, 2020! Cash shop update
July 24th - Luxion is back until July 27! Luxion’s loot is a way for players who missed limited-time items in the past to pick them up.

Vindictus (Click for more details)

July 20th - Channels for Event Selected! YouTubers selected for the YouTuber Support Event
July 20th - Lethor Update New Character Teaser - Lethor
July 20th - v.2.66 Updates Lethor now playable
July 20th - Elite Crystal Loot box promotion - chance at some outfits
July 20th - Cool Summer Comrade Package New Cash Shop Outfits
July 20th - Lethor Avatar Shop Update & More Bunch of cosmetics available for new Lethor class in the cash shop
July 20th - Summer 2020 Hot & Golden Time Event Summer Sales and free boosts
July 20th - Diligent Daily Missions Event! Event - Clear dailies, get extra rewards
July 20th - Let's Go Together! Event Event - play with your guild and get buffs/outfit
July 20th - Sprouting Together Event Event to help new and existing players grow and some nice rewards
July 20th - Let’s go, Lethor! Level Up! Leveling even for new playable class
July 20th - Royal Army & Abyssal Arena's Secret Box Event - Arena and Royal Army special rewards
July 20th - Round & Round Raid Dice Game Event Event - Clear content, get dice, roll and get rewards
July 20th - Lethor's Celebratory Package Event Event - Get the new class’s outfit for free for logging on

Wakfu (Click for more details)

July 23rd - THE EXPERIMENTATION EMOTE IS IN THE SHOP! New Emote available in the cash shop

Warframe (Click for more details)

July 20th - WARFRAME: HEART OF DEIMOS Catch the full reveal during TennoLive and get Hydroid Prime free

World of Warcraft (Click for more details)

July 21st - Weekly Bonus Event: Battlegrounds Get extra honor in the battlegrounds this week
July 21st - Jump Into This Week’s PvP Brawl: Packed House Brawl PvP Event Details
July 21st - Weekly Bonus Event: Warlords of Draenor Timewalking Players level 101+ can participate in six Warlords of Draenor dungeons for special loot
July 22nd - Get Your Groove On During the Auction House Dance Party Micro-Holiday July 22! Event - Auction house dance party details
July 23rd - Time Runs Short: Battle for Azeroth List of rewards that will become hardeimpossible to obtain once shadowlands hits.
July 24th - Hotfixes: July 23, 2020 List of hotfixes
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2020.07.21 11:26 Skanktus I wish for a modern approach to an (MMO)RPG following similar concepts to Anarchy Online

Hello!
TLDR: I fell in love with Anarchy Online, but unfortunately its deserted and dated. How can I cure this itch?
So I guess this is somewhat of a rant.
When I was younger, around 12 years old, I was very enthralled with video games, as my older brother always exposed me to them. He is a big tech/IT guy, and so I've always been around PC gaming. At this age in my life, I had experienced Everquest as a first MMO, through him. But also, this was the year he got sent a beta key for a new MMO on the horizon called Anarchy Online.
My god, what a beautiful spectacle that was back then. The massive universe. The concepts of nano technology, and implant systems. I loved everything about it. But I was young so not as committed as one needs to be with an MMO, and eventually the game flopped on launch, so I put it to the back burner.
I recently revisited it this past winter, and there was still so much about it that tickled my fancy. To this day I am enamored by the loot system and equipment system. It's full of tons of interesting items, and the idea of having all kinds of equip slots for not only many parts of external gear (boots, weapons, rings, etc), but also for implants that provide further bonuses.
My issue is, the game is heavily dated visually. Which is a shame. The world is quite massive, and the concepts are delightful.
When I recently played I found myself having grinded to level 50 through various quests and just exploring and learning levelling areas from the handful of people actively playing. I couldn't stay glued to it though, no matter how much I wished to.
This was mainly in part due to the poor visuals (I know graphics aren't always everything but in my case it tends to be), and also because of how deserted the game felt. Honestly... I could probably get past the graphics if the game had a huge player-base.
I just... I have fever dreams about an MMO existing with modern visuals (at least on par with something like Guild Wars 2 or TERA), and also playing into these concepts of a dystopian alien world set in the far future with interesting technology concepts like implants being a fully fledged gearing system on top of common gear slots, and the idea of nano technology used for 'spells' and such.
I am also very much into that generic MMO feel with action bars, tab-targeting, and loot tables filled with junk that you hoard for vendor money in the early game and ultimately sift through for those gems of uncommon/rare pieces of equipment. I think it's a key part of an MMO to kill a mob and pick up random items like tufts of hair, broken eye implants, rusted weapons, etc. (I've always dropped MMOs quickly that have very limited loot pools; ie. one set of armor that you go for at level 6, and then another at level 12, and so on and so forth. I find it takes away from the imagination and replayability.)
The ultimate fantasy would be that Anarchy Online itself be picked up by a huge development team and remade/remastered.
This leads to a question I have to those who might have had a positive experience with Anarchy Online: if you find yourself feeling similarly to myself, what games cure the itch for you these days?
I've never been huge on the more 'medieval' dungeons and dragons concepts to MMOs. I've spent most of my life wishing for one with futuristic sci-fi concepts. I did play WoW for 10+ years though. I've always enjoyed it's playstyle. It caters to my love for action bars, and tons of loot... although modern day WoW kind of negates the loot vomit to a degree. And I enjoy it's over the top look of armors/weapons.
/rant
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2020.07.19 21:26 Osirisoid This Week in MMO's - Week 29 2020

ATTENTION: This is a new type of content that we’ve created for the MMORPG community, let us know if you think we should make this a regular thing. Also if you’d like there’s a feedback form at the bottom of this post, should you like to provide more detailed feedback.

AdventureQuest World
July 17th
Return to Doomwood This Weekend
https://skip.gg/AVGbJ
Doomwood 3 is now available this weekend
Coming next week:
Monday: 48 hour Class Points boost
Tuesday: rare 0 AC pet drop
Wednesday: 72 hour Reputation boost
Thursday: new weapon drops
Friday: 72 hour farming resource buff
Saturday: 48 hour Gold boost
Sunday: new helm drops
Bido’s Birthday Bash is Back!
July 17th
DoomWood III: Legacy of Darkness
https://skip.gg/GmF2z
DoomWood is back with its third installment, you’ll be able to access it by clicking the button in your home town to go there.
This latest installment requires no knowledge of the previous two, with all new characters and a special guest character from another game.
Aion
Aion North America
July 14th
Fields of Fame Event
https://skip.gg/3o30w
The event will continue through August 19th
July 15th
Changes to Paragon Equipment
https://skip.gg/yUS0o
There is a new way to upgrade Paragon equipment without fear of breaking the equipment
Albion Online
July 16th
Dev Talk: Roads of Avalon, Part 2
https://skip.gg/oZfnc
Part two of the preview for the Roads of Avalon system that will be available in the next update.
TL;DR
July 17th
In-Game Anniversary Events and Fame Boosts
https://skip.gg/LVvKg
July 17th
Happy Third Anniversary, Albion Online!
https://skip.gg/GvMAE
It's been three years since Albion's official launch on July 17, 2017, the post is a massive retrospective on the year, the gist of it is as follows
Archeage
July 15th
ArcheAge: Unchained : Refer-A-Legend Program
https://skip.gg/DOeSp
Invite your friends to play ArcheAge and get rewards, full detail in link.
This program ends on August 17th,
July 15th
To the Gate and Beyond – Community Voting Has Begun!
https://skip.gg/BkSJF
Beginning July 14th, vote for your favorite entry for the video music contest.
July 16th
Become A Traveling Merchant!
https://skip.gg/iI0TG
July 17th
ArcheAge: Unchained: The Daru’s Special Costume Offer: #1 is still available!
https://skip.gg/jgHDN
Daru ‘s Special Costume Offer: #1 – 799 Credits
The costume pack, containing three costumes is still available.
Ashes of Creation
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Black Desert Online
July 14th
[Maintenance] Regular Maintenance July 15th 2020
https://skip.gg/b1kFJ
Dear Players,
We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 15.07.2020
Duration 4 hours - 8:00 UTC till 12:00 UTC
Reasons
Ending Events
– Event 2: Cool Time
July 15th
Patch Notes - 15th July 2020
https://skip.gg/5t5b2
Too long to list here, view full notes with link above.
July 15th
Pearl Shop Update: Summer Sale!
https://skip.gg/I3Twx
Cash shop update
Blade & Soul
July 13th
2020 Cosmetic Design Contest – Winners Revealed
https://skip.gg/hIdvg
Check out the winners of the outfit and weapon design contest, as well as the runners up in the link above.
July 15th
Blade & Soul: Dark Passage Arrives July 22
https://skip.gg/jYeus
New 12-player raid Silversteel Laboratory
Recommended for Level 60 HM 16 or higher
Limited time content - Nyarka added - open PvP zone.
Two new events will be part of the update
Weapon Enchantment System
July 17th
Blade & Soul: Dark Passage Events Preview
https://skip.gg/lopEc
Event 1; Koldrak Fever
Event 2; Summer of Splendor
Visit the link above to see the full reward list for these events.
July 17th
Blade & Soul: Dark Passage – Items and Systems Preview
https://skip.gg/SvmLt
The Dark Passage update will launch on July 22nd. Below are the notable changes coming with this update.
Crowfall
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Destiny 2
July 14th
DESTINY 2 UPDATE 2.9.1.1
https://skip.gg/Sy3B2
July 16th
BEYOND LIGHT RELEASE WINDOW UPDATE
https://skip.gg/XQx2X
The release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light has been moved to November 10th.
July 16th
THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE – 7/16/2020
https://skip.gg/qVZgB
Dungeon Fighter Online
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Elder Scrolls Online
July 14th
MEET THE CHARACTER—LADY THORN
https://skip.gg/wqa1P
Linked above is a lore-dump/teaser for upcoming Stonethorn DLC content.
July 15th
DEFEND THE HOME OF THE HIGH ELVES DURING THE SUMMERSET CELEBRATION
https://skip.gg/uk4On
The Summerset Celebration begins Thursday, July 23 at 10:00AM EDT and continues until Tuesday, August 4, at 10:00AM EDT.
July 16th
GET A FREE CROWN STORE BUNDLE FROM US!
https://skip.gg/FTssr
From now until July 30th, grab a free bundle from in the in-game Crown Store.
It includes in the following items:
EVE Online
July 14th
ZENITH - QUADRANT 3 BEGINS TODAY!
https://skip.gg/eH9mr
EVE online’s third Quadrant, called Zenith has arrived.
July 14th
NEW ZENITH OF POWER PACK
https://skip.gg/kdNAC
New addition to the cash shop, limited to one per account.
The pack includes:
July 14th
QUADRANT 3 LIVESTREAM
https://skip.gg/hpdsp
UPDATE: This stream has concluded. You can view the Twitch VOD here
https://skip.gg/EJyVT
July 16th
THE NEW ABYSSAL PROVING GROUNDS ARE NOW LIVE!
https://skip.gg/fZibX
July 16th
EVE ONLINE: EMPIRE SPACE II ON SPOTIFY!
https://skip.gg/ueBlI
EVE Online’s second album, EVE Online: Empire Space II has been added to Spotify
July 17th
PROVING FILAMENTS STREAM DREAM TEAMS
https://skip.gg/JUsrZ
Watch some awesome 2v2 PvP Fights.
On Saturday, July 18 from 19:00 to 21:00 UTC/EVE time the streamer + dev teams will be running the Proving Filaments on Tranquility in their best* T1 cruiser fits, streaming the action live and looking for fights!
Check out the confirmed teams and where to watch them in the link above.
EverQuest
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Final Fantasy XI
July 14th
FINAL FANTASY XI Updated (Jul. 14)
https://skip.gg/gXqlQ
[Update Details]
The following issue was addressed in the English version of the game.
Final Fantasy XIV
July 14th
Companion App Updated (Jul. 13)
https://skip.gg/MAPHX
[Update Details]
Added the following function(s):
"Remove from Chat Group" can be selected after long tapping the character name from the member list,
July 14th
Ceremony of Eternal Bonding Reservation Restrictions
https://skip.gg/S11lS
Maintenance may cause your reserved Ceremony of Eternal Bonding to not be held, requiring a reservation for another date.
We ask that you please consider the information below before making your Ceremony of Eternal Bonding reservation.
[Possible Maintenance]
・Sometime between Jul. 13, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 14, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 14, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 15, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 15, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 16, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 20, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 21, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 21, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 22, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 22, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 23, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 27, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 28, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 28, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 29, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
・Sometime between Jul. 29, 2020 9:00 p.m. and Jul. 30, 2020 4:00 a.m. (PDT)
July 16th
Actions Taken Against In-Game RMT & Other Illicit Activities (Jul. 16)
https://skip.gg/SfgQe
Real money trading (RMT) and other illicit activities upset the balance of the game and, as such, are prohibited under the Terms of Service.
Because we have confirmed the existence of players who are engaging in these illicit activities, we have taken the actions listed below.
Time Period: Jul. 9, 2020 to Jul. 15, 2020
・Participation in RMT/prohibited activities
・Accounts terminated: 3,878
・Accounts temporarily suspended: 21
・Botting activity (excluding RMT vendors)
・Accounts terminated: 9
・Accounts temporarily suspended: 14
*Botting activity by RMT vendors has been included under "Participation in RMT/prohibited activities."
・RMT advertising
・Accounts terminated: 791
Gloria Victis
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Guild Wars 2
July 13th
The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of July 13
https://skip.gg/vXfwb
We’ve partnered up with players to showcase their creative Guild Wars 2-inspired content on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel: https://skip.gg/2nLB3
Wednesday, July 15th
The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Fiaoradd)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Watch ArenaNet Creative Partner Fiaoradd create art on this week’s show. https://skip.gg/anJ9T
July 14th
Watch the Trailer for “Jormag Rising”
https://skip.gg/3au8L
The fourth episode of The Icebrood Saga arrives on July 28. Watch the trailer below and visit the release page for all the details.
July 14th
Excelsior! Behold the Synergetics Gyrocycle Roller Beetle Skin
https://skip.gg/3nqjT
Cash shop update
July 16th
Guild Chat: Working at Home
https://skip.gg/7XZL9
What’s it like when a whole game studio works from home? We’re learning every day! Join host Rubi Bayer and her developer guests—remotely—for an inside look at how ArenaNet is adapting to safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the replay here: https://skip.gg/dyrhU
MapleStory
July 15th
Cash Shop Update for July 15
https://skip.gg/Dq4X0
July 17th
Burning World Event
https://skip.gg/It4rM
Burning World is back, in these special servers all players have access to the Burning Skill which gives the following bonuses:
Additionally, you can create three mega burning characters on this world who will receive 2 bonus levels from level 10 to 150.
At the close of the server, you will be able to transfer up to six characters to a permanent server.
July 17th
Check Out the July 17th Art Corner!
https://skip.gg/wuSjE
Use the link above to see some fanart from Maplestory players.
Mabinogi
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Neverwinter
July 15th
2x Dread Ring Currency!
https://skip.gg/2F4U6
This coming week, every time you would earn Dread Ring Currency, you’ll now receive twice the amount, making it much easier to complete the campaign!
July 16th
VIP Only - 50% off Refinement Pack and Coal Ward!
https://skip.gg/0u7lL
Get the VIP treatment with a special sale available exclusively to VIP members Rank 3 and up! For the next week, these VIP members can get 50% off 1 Refinement Pack and 1 Coal Ward!
July 16th
20% off VIP!
https://skip.gg/HRcSb
Are you looking to extend your VIP benefits or increase your rank? Lord Neverember has you covered!
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Phantasy Star Online 2
July 14th
SG SCRATCH TICKET: FALLEN HEROES
https://skip.gg/s3nft
From July 15th till September 8th
By purchasing SG Scratch Tickets you have a chance to obtain special items, including Outfits, Accessories, and Enhancement Items! Check the list below to learn what can be obtained by drawing a ticket from the Fallen Heroes collection!
See the rewards using the link above.
July 15th
CAMPAIGN: COMPLETE URGENT QUESTS (7/15)
https://skip.gg/VZR9B
From July 15th to August 4th, operatives who complete the specified amount of Urgent Quests will receive either an SG 20 TICKET or an AC SCRATCH TICKET! Furthermore, for those who go the extra mile in shoring up our defenses on Lillipa by completing the Urgent Quest Mining Base Def. Op.: Despair the specified number of times on either Super Hard or Extra Hard difficulty with an S Rank, additional SG 20 Tickets and the Emote 224: “We Did It!” can be won!
Get the full details in the link above
July 15th
CAMPAIGN: GET FREE SG! (7/15)
https://skip.gg/Dl9HM
Log in between July 15th and July 21st, and you’ll receive an SG 10 TICKET!
Log in at least 5 times during this period, and you’ll get a bonus of 3 SG 10 Tickets! This means you could be sitting pretty on a free 100 Star Gems over the course of this campaign!
July 15th
CAMPAIGN: BUY A PREMIUM SET! (7/15)
https://skip.gg/xVuyo
Sometimes, it’s the little things. That extra Premium Storage, access to improved Personal Quarters, persistent access to managing your own Player Shop, a MISSION PASS GOLD TICKET; all of these things can be yours with the purchase of a PREMIUM SET! There’s also a few extra little things ARKS HQ will be including if the purchase is made between July 15th and August 18th! With the purchase of a Premium Set (30 Days) you’ll receive Half Scape Dolls, Rare Item Drop Rate +50%, and some Triboost +50%. Purchasing a Premium Set (90 Days) will net you all of the above, and Emote 231: Bang Bang!
Realm of the Mad God
July 15th
Patch Notes, ST Drops Locations, new OSTs and more!
https://skip.gg/8khAL
Too long to list here, view the link above for details.
RuneScape
July 13th
This Week In RuneScape (13/07/20)
https://skip.gg/l6hcx
Too long to list here, view the link above for details.
July 15th
LIVESTREAM ROUND-UP (07/07/2020)
A brand new quest called Desperate Measures is nearly here! This is a follow-up to 2019's Desperate Times and will be rolling out on Monday July 27th:
Executive Producer Mod Warden outlined the recent challenges for the team in the current develop-from-home world. COVID has to an extent reduced production capacity.
In order to address this, the team has switched to a new development model:
Upcoming Content
During the livestream, the developers shed some light on some of the new additions heading to RuneScape in the coming months:
July 15th
Desperate Measures - The Story So Far
https://secure.runescape.com/m=news/desperate-measures---the-story-so-far
Desperate Measures is the next quest in the Elder Gods storyline, and you can play it in-game on July 27th.
To start Desperate Measures, you’ll need the following:
Additional lore in the link above.
July 17th
Double XP LIVE - Returning Soon!
https://skip.gg/dFIHq
Between August 7th 12:00 game time and August 17th 12:00 game time, players will once again be able to enjoy a whopping 48 hours of double XP gain.
Skyforge
July 15th
Promotion: Ocean of Gloom
https://skip.gg/VUr4J
Adepts may bring ominous seeds from their journeys. 300 seeds can be exchanged for one random dark version of a legendary relic. These relics are special: while they grant bonuses, they also weaken one of the adept's stats. Once you have all the relics, you can exchange the seeds for Victor’s Medals. When the event ends, the remaining seeds will be automatically converted to Victor's Medals.
The event runs July 15 to July 29. To take part in the Ocean of Gloom event, open the special interface which you can access by pressing the 9 key.
Unique Rewards
Legendary Relics
Check out the full stats and event details in the link above.
July 16th
Save up to 50% in the Mega Market Sale - July 16, 2020
https://skip.gg/Bzr54
Push your Immortal coffers to their limits with huge discounts on Knowledge of Enemies, Stimulants, and Credits! With up to 50% off selected items for a limited time only.
July 17th
Get your King’s Ransom - July 17, 2020
https://skip.gg/MjoWZ
Another game of King’s Ransom is starting. Participate, earn rewards, and try for the Triumph grand prize. Don’t forget to visit the traveling merchant!
Read the full event details in the link above.
Star Trek Online
July 15th
PC Patch Notes for 7/16/20
https://skip.gg/WBDRm
General:
July 15th
Double XP Weekend!
https://skip.gg/htiBE
We’ve doubled our efforts to give Captains the necessary experience to deal with threats to the Galaxy! From Thursday, July 16th at 8AM PT (17:00 CEST), to Monday, July 20th at 10AM PT (19:00 CEST), players will be able to enjoy twice the experience!
During the event, content that provides skill points and expertise will reward a 100% (2x) Bonus above normal amounts – this bonus will be available for all content that rewards skill points and expertise.
July 17th Infinity Packs Return! https://skip.gg/keEq2
From July 17th at 12pm PT (21:00 CEST) to July 19th at 12pm PT (21:00 CEST), we are running a promotion that will provide an additional bonus when opening a Research and Development Pack or a Duty Officer Pack – and from July 17th at 12pm PT (21:00 CEST) to July 19th at 12pm PT (21:00 CEST), all of these packs will be 30% off!
When you purchase a Research and Development Pack or a Duty Officer Pack from the C-Store during this promotion and open it, you will receive either 10 Lobi Crystals or a Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack in addition to the Research and Development Pack.
Opening this Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack will give the recipient a choice of any Tier 6 ship found in any previous Research & Development or Duty Officer Promotional Pack.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Star Citizen
July 13th
This Week in Star Citizen
https://skip.gg/8dkY6
July 15th
Portfolio: Greycat Industrial
https://skip.gg/bW1bI
Giant lore dump - read at your own discretion
July 17th
Roadmap Roundup - July 17th 2020
https://skip.gg/c7eyG
Notable Changes
Images have been updated for the following cards:
Star Citizen Live: Beast Armors
See the full video here: https://skip.gg/xkkEn
Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arborea
No updates from July 12th onwards.
The Lord of the Rings Online
July 17th
The LOTRO Beacon: Issue 168
https://skip.gg/k5suu
Several events are described in the post, read about them in the link above.
Tibia
July 13th
Summer Update 2020
https://skip.gg/okavH (unable to link directly)
Tree of Savior
July 13th
Leticia's Secret Cube: July 14
https://skip.gg/J9XJX
Leticia’s Secret Cube has been updated, check out the rewards in the link above.
July 13th
List of Issues: July 13, 2020
https://skip.gg/oNASQ
Long list of issues outlined in the link above.
July 15th
Like & Comment Event: Keep Calm and Gear Up!
https://skip.gg/f94mP
How to Participate
Rewards
Trove
July 14th
Sunfest Savings in the PC Web Store
https://skip.gg/aGY7n
Sunfest Credit Savings – PC only
15% credit bonus for Patrons
10% credit bonus for non-Patrons
There’s something for everyone on PC, but don’t delay since the sale ends on Tuesday, July 21 at 4:00am PT / 11:00 UTC.
Vindictus
No updates from July 12th onwards.
Warframe
July 13th
THE WARFRAME CREATOR PROGRAM
https://skip.gg/5t44K
To better support the work of our talented community, today marks the beginning of the brand-new Warframe Creator Program!
From Captura to Podcasts to everything in between, the goal of the Creator Program is to support and elevate the depth and varied work from our Creators, while providing tools and resources along the way. If you’re a Creator looking for a little help with your content creation, this program might be the fit for you!
The new Warframe Creator Program supports:
July 15th
DOG DAYS TACTICAL ALERT NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS
https://skip.gg/HE3QY
Slap on some sunscreen, grab your Soaktron, and hurry to the beach arena, Tenno.
With your ultra-powered Soaktron, enter the beach arena and win this splashdown before July 27 at 11 a.m. ET to earn a wave of rewards:
Mission 1: 50,000 Credits and Redeemer Abysso Skin
Mission 2: 50,000 Credits and Hydroid's Relay Scene
Mission 3: 50,000 Credits and Hydroid Reprise Noggle
Mission 4: Orokin Reactor and Stratos Emblem
In the arena, there are no Mods, no Pets, no Abilities — just an equal engagement between you and your opponents. The team with the most soaks before the timer runs out wins. Run out of water? Reload your Soaktron at the water fountains shooting throughout the arena.
During your water wars, you’ll earn currency that can be exchanged at Nakak in Cetus for extra rewards, including Floofs, Captura Scenes and more! Nakak's Dog Days reward prices have been reduced by 30%, so put those Pearls to good use!
World of Warcraft
July 14th
Weekly Bonus Event: Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
https://skip.gg/OtjQ0
Players level 91 and over will be able to venture into six of Mists of Pandaria’s storied dungeons to reap new rewards all week during this Bonus Event. Simply open the Group Finder (default hotkey: “I”) and then select Dungeon Finder and Timewalking in the “Type” dropdown menu. Selecting “Find Group” will match you with other players and send you to one of the following Heroic Dungeons.
You’ll also be able to visit a new Timewalking vendor located on the Timeless Isle. Mistweaver Xia is waiting to take your hard-earned Timewarped Badges in exchange for some tempting rewards:
July 14th
Shadows Rising Now Available
https://skip.gg/VbT1a
An all-new official prequel novel to the upcoming Shadowlands expansion penned by New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux, Shadows Rising is the next epic tale in our novel series. Shadows Rising is available to purchase on Penguin Random House now. - https://skip.gg/YUkYk July 18th Hotfixes: July 17, 2020 https://skip.gg/uq0tC
Check the link above for a long list of hotfixes.
Weekly News Feedback Form: https://skip.gg/opip9
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2020.07.06 02:25 PM_ME_YOUR_K1NK Can Pantheon be built in the form of classic MMO's without playing like a classic MMO?

I think it's pretty clear with Pantheon's fan base and the background of developers, the goal of Pantheon is to recapture a lot of the magic of EQ and other early 2000 MMO's that were built on lore, the community, and the sense of hard-earned accomplishments...
The question is can the Pantheon developers recapture that magic in a modern-day format? What I mean by that is, if you want a game with dated graphics, boss mechanics, ability management and old school animations, you can go play an awesome game in EverQuest right now. Or you can wait three more years for Pantheon.
If Pantheon wants to be successful it really needs to rethink some of it's old-school ways and become more modern without losing what it's try to be at it's core.
Not having a discoverable in-game map is only trying to recapture nostalgia. People will build one and have an add-on working in days or weeks. Not having an auction house to try to recreate the Commonland's tunnels isn't going to be charming and build a community, it's going to turn into TLP progression servers where people buiild an AH out of the MMO world on real websites. Not having modern raids with fun mechanics and without instancing doesn't make a long lasting game, it promotes boring raids and griefing.
My point is, I BEG you to fix the animations, modernize the game, polish it and make it fun WITHOUT losing the core of the community interaction, lore, challenging content and earning real accomplishments.
Also, please make a ranked arena mode. 1v1 and teams. https://i.imgur.com/p3OP7fW.png
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2020.06.13 07:22 HardLikePotatoe This is the last mmorpg

I have played so many MMO's to date and I feel this is the last one that the RPG element remains intact.
My mother died of lung cancer about two weeks ago today, and my father had taken it rather hard. I have been going to his house a lot as he lives close by, and while we expected my mothers death for years now, it hasn't been very easy.
As a kid (about 9-13) we played Everquest 2 together, and I thought it might be a helpful distraction from reality for both of us.
This game has been a real walk down memory lane for us, remembering old guildmates as well as things unrelated to the game that happened years ago.
My mother had cancer for 4 years before she died, and this is the first time in the last 4 years my father and I have played a game together and its the best. I miss my mom but this is happier than I have been in a long time.
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2020.06.07 23:53 LastLaughGremlin How to destroy someone’s life?

Backstory: 9 year relationship. Caught him cheating with the M.O.H. We tried to work through it and start a family. Every time I get pregnant he cheats and runs off with a different mistress and does everything he can to make me get abortions, plural at this point to the level where I may never be able to have kids. He doesn’t think jerking off with other men on the internet is considered cheating nor is horror movie/cuddle night with the woman he cheated on me with.
Leaving him isn’t enough. I’ve done that. Doing well and moving on while he faces no consequences for his actions doesn’t sit well with me. He lied to me for the better part of a decade and took away my chance of having something he knew was the only thing I ever wanted since my dad died. But I don’t want to do anything illegal, I just want him robbed of his hopes and dreams the same way I was by him. Looking for creative solutions of ways to destroy a mans life. Any help would be appreciated.
Things already thought of... His job - he owns his own business that’s online so he never had to leave his house and I can’t get him fired. His house- is an apartment in New Jersey but he is in the process of looking to buy a flop house to rent out the rooms to his different mistresses. His family- aren’t the greatest people to begin with and clearly don’t care of his shitty actions as they raised him to be this way. His passions - he plays video games but like everquest where I couldn’t become another player and kill his character. He also wants to be a dj someday but he is truly horrible so I don’t have to do anything for that to fail. Other than that he jerks off to guys online apparently every night after I went to sleep thinking I was safe. And he has multiple dating profiles trying to sleep with literally anything he can.
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2020.06.05 03:45 tryingtotrustagain89 Trying to make sense of it all

Where to begin... first off, thank you all for listening and not judging. I have been trying to deal with this complex situation alone, with nobody to listen to me. It's almost unbearable at times. Other times things are just fine. I apologize this is going to be long, but I have a lot to get off my chest. Mainly I'm just looking to share my story as I have nobody else I'm comfortable sharing with.

My Wife and I have been together since 2002. We have been married since 2010. And it has been simply amazing in almost every way. We met online playing Everquest. She had 3 kids already. We fell in love. I moved to be with her and the kids. We ultimately had 3 more children of our own. Bought a house. Both had great jobs. It's been somewhat of a fairy tale almost because things were always so good. Even when they weren't, we manage to make them okay with each other's strength.
When I first moved out here, she often talked a lot about this friend of her's. We will call him G. G is also married. At the time, I didn't think a whole lot about it, but I could tell this person was someone special to her. They had known each other since about 19. Had dated for a time. Been friends the rest of the time. He lived in Southern California and we live in Northern California. So I never thought much about it. I would later find out he got her pregnant when they were 19 or 20 and she ultimately had an abortion because the doctors said there were complications that likely would kill her if she chose to have it. She didn't tell him about that until maybe a year ago. But I always knew back then he was a very special friend to her, that probably would be a life long friend.
So fast forward thru the years from 2002 when I moved to be with her. His name would come up from time to time. I always feared this guy because I could really tell they had a connection by the things she would share with me about him. She never really hid him or kept him a secret. It was clear he was a dear friend above all else. But as far as I knew, they were no longer in contact with each other.
A couple of years ago, she started having to go to Southern Cali for work, and would also stay a day or two to visit her family down there. She had a very troubled family life growing up, and ultimately her Aunt in Southern Cali took her in and raised her. So I knew the family was also very dear to her. So I never questioned the trips and the staying to see family.
About 2 years ago, my job started becoming a bit of a nightmare, and I started to become a miserable person at home and work. This caused us to drift apart. I could feel it at times, but mostly I couldn't because I was all consumed by work. It nearly drove me to a mental breakdown before I got out of that job. So this is where our troubles began I think. And she also confirmed this for me.
I could feel my Wife slipping away at some point. And especially when she went on those business trips, something didn't feel right when she returned. It felt like she felt guilty or something. I don't know, but something was just "off". It had previously been discussed I wouldn't trust her going to LA by herself because of him. But that was many years ago and I absolutely haven't felt like that in a long time. She did discuss it often. G's name came up. But never a mention that she was seeing him or anything like that. She just knew I always worried about him. And to be fair, I set the precedent with her that I couldn't accept him being in her life. So it's not like she really could openly share speaking with him.
In December of 2019, after she returned from a trip down there again, something really felt off. So I did something I had never done before. I went into her phone, which at the time she never kept locked. Nor did I with mine. We have always been open like that. She has a very close female friend from work she shares everything with. I knew if something was going on, she would tell her. So I looked thru their text messages and I didn't have to scroll up very far before I saw her tell her friend that "G just left". My heart sank. I thought the worst immediately. I fell against the wall and couldn't think straight. I instantly struggled with the decision to wake her up in the middle of the night and confront her or let it go. I chose to wake her up. She became very defensive about it. She was angry I went into her phone. I don't blame her at all for feeling that way. From there things kind of went downhill a bit.
But the thing with us, we always communicate, never scream and yell. So it ended up being a long discussion where she tried to convince me that he was just a friend. But I really couldn't believe that. But she was adamant about it and very angry anytime I tried to suggest otherwise. We would talk about it frequently in the weeks ahead. And she was growing tired of "defending" it she would say. But the way she talked of him and treated him, I could tell something else was going on, or at least it felt that way.
I wasn't satisfied with what I was hearing. That opened the door to talking a whole lot about G. She then would not keep him hidden for the most part. I told her it was better for me if he was out in the open. Keeping him hidden was like sneaking behind my back. But something just didn't feel right about the way she talked about him. I was still suspicious. I had to seek more answers. Aside from her phone, which she now kept locked, her communication with him I expected was via her work email. So I ultimately was able to get access to that. I wasn't proud of that, and it was a big risk to her employment. But I needed answers. I was willing to do anything to try and save my marriage.
On new years eve, we returned from a night out with the kids. She went to bed, and I managed to get access to that email. In there I found some emails between she and G. Back in 2015 there was one where they looked like they started speaking to one another again. And he straight up told her to tell me that I have nothing to worry about from him. I could see the replies were just friendly and few and far between. But she obviously never mentioned him to me. But I could see the banter going back and forth there. She mentioned something like "surely he's gotten over those feelings" or something to that effect. To me, she was fishing to see if he still felt that way.
But the bombshell email I saw after that, which changed everything, was an email recently sent around October. Where I could see they had been seeing each other on occasion. I didn't read it all because she had gotten out of bed to see what I was doing because I was acting suspicious I think. But what I saw, I confronted her on. That she had been seeing him. She was so livid, and rightfully so I think. But she swore still there was nothing going on. She told me I should have read the rest of the email. Well she didn't remember what that email was. And I had forwarded it to myself. So I did go read it. And there, I found it. Her asking him around October last year if this was just sex between friends or was there more to it. She told him she was in love with him, but also in love with me too. My heart sank again. I didn't want to see what I could already feel was going on.
But I love my Wife unconditionally. And in that moment, I knew I wanted to try and make it work with her. It is weird because you don't envision it happening that way. Instead I see myself going berserk and leaving. I didn't want to throw away all we have built over these years. We argued a lot. But it was never screaming or being hurtful or anything like that. There was a lot of talking. A LOT. Over the next several days, we talked and talked and talked. 4 days later, my Father passed away. I had to fly back home to deal with that. She had to stay behind for work and to take care of the kids. All 6 still live at home. It was excruciating to deal with that and put on a brave face and not be able to tell anyone about that. I don't want anyone knowing, because I want to make this work still and I don't want anyone to think less of my Wife.
From the very start of me finding out about him however, she was adamant that nobody was going to tell her what to do and she was not going to throw away her friendship of 30 years. A month or two went past. I was trying to get over all that had taken place, as was she. But she was growing tired of me always questioning things. I tried to get her to tell him about me knowing. I had committed to her to allow the friendship to continue, even though I didn't want to. But I really wanted her to at the very least tell him. I felt if he knew I knew, he would either choose to go himself, or at the very least they would not have sex any further. I never once told her he has to go, as that has to be her choice. But I have repeatedly made it clear I do indeed wish he went away.
Things still felt off however. And it was with them too. I could see she did love him. But I also could see she truly loves me. A day came when she was really upset over how distant he had become. She asked me for some privacy to email him. It was nothing bad she said. We talked about him often. I tried to bring him into our normal day so as to try and make him a friend, not a hidden lover. When I knew they were having another argument, which they often did, I decided to reach out to him and tell him I knew all about what had been going on. I also asked him to not tell my Wife and that I wanted him to tell her he was done with it all and that he had gone to me and confessed. I knew this was the ultimate betrayal and she would be livid about it and hate him. To his credit, he did exactly that. It took him the better part of the day to come up with an email to send to her which rang true on a lot of things he said. My Wife was furious and losing her damn mind. I tried to calm her down. Tried to get her to not go tell his spouse, as that would then out what I had done. But instead, he caved and told her everything, but they didn't tell me.
I also asked him if he would send me the email she had sent him. And he did that. And it didn't look like she had any intention of ending the relationship. Perhaps the sex, I don't know. But the friendship part, for sure they talked about continuing that. The last time they had sex I know of was October, and it was a 1 to 2 year affair. She won't talk details and I don't want to know those kind of details. I found out about him in December and the sex in January. Around March is when things blew up and I told him. I have repeatedly told her I can't trust that they can just turn those feelings off, especially when they still talk to each other all the time and care for each other so much.
She tells him she loves him and misses him, and is up front about that to me. She says it is a different kind of love. I know I sound like an idiot saying all this. But some of that sounds true. Seeing how she talks about him at times. I have seen some of her conversations to her best friend about him as well, and she only talks about keeping the friendship there. But also that friend doesn't know there is more to the relationship history. She's only been told they were just very close friends. But it's absolutely not hard for anyone to see how much she cares about this guy.
They text each other most every day. When he goes home from work, she goes out to her car to talk to him on his short drive home. She says she doesn't want me to hear her conversation with him, no matter what the subject is. And I have seen her ask her friend honestly if she thinks that is wrong. But of course the friend not knowing, she says no, everyone needs their privacy. But I feel a lot of the feedback she gives my Wife would be way different if that friend knew the whole story. But my Wife is private with all her conversations like that.
My Wife and G are absolutely best friends. I don't deny that. But can they separate what had taken place now? That's what I struggle with. They tell each other everything. Have as long as they have known each other. They have always been there for one another. Their bond I think is unbreakable in that sense. So I truly never question the friendship aspect of things. I know they have something special. Something she and I may never have in that sense. And I'm okay with that. But the things she and I share, I don't want to share with him, and I made that clear. And she has repeatedly, over and over told me she will never do that again. And I honestly do believe that at the moment she doesn't intend for that to happen again. But she will eventually see him. And I know it's hard to turn those feelings off like that. So I worry that something will happen even if they don't intend it to. I have been very honest with her about that. And I have asked her, if that did happen, to please give me the courtesy of just saying so and I will move on, because I couldn't forgive again.
But my struggle is trust. I read about getting over an infidelity, and my Wife does just about everything the opposite. She locked up both of her phones, the personal and work one. She uses Whatsapp on the work phone to talk to him. And often deletes the message history after so she claims. She has a separate email account setup just for him, that she doesn't know I know about. I don't have access to it or anything, but I know about it. But we do have open and frank conversations about him all the time. As hard as it is for me, I try to be there for her when they are fighting. Aside from knowing about the sex, the rest of it seems like a very closely bonded friendship. I have shared that with someone before. If I hadn't had that experience myself, I wouldn't even think it's possible. But I have, and I know it's possible to have a friendship so dear that you truly love them. And I even crossed that line once with my friend way back in the day, which we never took further than kissing, and it never happened again. And we are still friends to this day. So I know it's possible. And I want to believe that's all they are going to share going forward. But she certainly doesn't help with locking up her phone and having private conversations and not wanting to talk about the potential for the sex to happen. But I do understand at the same time she doesn't want to talk about it any more after me going on and on for months now.
She will however discuss him openly with me, just as if he is a friend. And I try to offer her advice at times. They share a lot with each other. And they fight a lot with each other. She's open with the friendship now. But G, he isn't and never will be with his Wife. My Wife will always be his dark secret, friend or otherwise. My Wife is always there for him when he needs someone to listen to and lift him up. But he doesn't give her the same back usually. And especially lately that has really made her drift apart from him. Up until 2 days ago, they hadn't spoken for over a week. She had emailed him and told him how upset she was by being a clock in / clock out kind of friend to him. Because he clocks in to work and says hello, then talks during the day and they speak on the phone briefly after work. But then he doesn't say much once he gets home. And she doesn't like not being able to talk to her friend when she wants. He doesn't seem to make much effort to change that. Sometimes he does for a while, then he drifts back to his old ways and she gets angry again.
I could go on and on about the conversations she has shared with me about him. I can see truly there are so many things they talk about and help each other with. They are friends and there for one another. When I told him I knew, I actually threw a bunch of those things back in his face to let him know I really did know about him, so he would take me serious. But they do talk about all kinds of things I expect close friends to talk about. If there was other kinds of talk, she obviously wouldn't share that with me. So I can only hope that isn't happening.
Today after her call with him, she came inside and we had about an hour long talk about it. She is upset that he drifted away in the past couple of months and doesn't talk to her or reach out like he used to. And she doesn't want to go back to being that casual friend who he reaches out to once in a blue moon. So she was honest about it with him. His Wife noticed he's been distant and called him on it. He hasn't been sharing anything with her. They don't talk about much so he says. Nor do they really get intimate according to what he told my Wife. And I told her, she knows, because I knew too. I could feel what you shared with me was going elsewhere. So on today's call he admits he's been trying to work things out with her and include her in more things, and so maybe that's why he's been so distant. But she told him, if he doesn't have time to share the things he should with his Wife and still maintain a friendship or make time for my Wife, that she doesn't want to be his friend like that. She cherishes the close bond they have and how they have been over the years and doesn't want to go back to those friends who reach out maybe once or twice a year. She said she told him she was angry at him because he is always accusing her of wanting more and she doesn't want that. It sounds genuine to me, because we have talked about that so, so many times. But I could just be a fool too.
My Wife is really special to me. I love who she is. She's so outgoing and caring. And she's so real for the most part. It's always what you see is what you get with her. And I am the same way. That's why we click so well. But she did hide what she was doing. And now that makes me look at her in a different light. I NEVER thought she was the type to do something like that to me. Never, ever. She's just not that kind of personality. And we've had such a bond since we met, that it too seems unbreakable. But she almost broke it. And I'm not sure yet that it isn't broken still. And same for her. And we are both honest about that. But at the same time, we never stop loving each other. Never stop caring for one another. I'm truly still madly in love with her. And I feel she is with me too.
But she has a lot going on that has her in a bad frame of mind right now. It's just not the G thing. Her Aunt who lived in LA and raised her also passed away not too long ago. Her real mother is a piece of garbage, but her Aunt was a saint who probably saved her life by taking her in. She is a bit overweight, as am I, but not bad and she is still very beautiful. But she has struggled for a long time now with her image and trying to love herself when she looks in the mirror. There is also the fact I was basically treating her like shit for a year and a half before I lost my job last June. Only then did I start to return to my old self. But damage for sure had already been done. And I am trying to repair that. And more recently she found some videos on my tablet that I should not have had which infuriated her. So there are a LOT of things we are trying to work through. But thru it all, we have remained present and caring and loving with each other. While still maintaining frank and open communication, even when it was hard to hear at times.
Lately she's really been having issues with the way she looks. She had to have emergency surgery and put on some weight during the recovery period. Not much, and she still looks great. But she doesn't see that. That has led to a bit of intimacy issues. I used to have lack of desire because of many things, mostly work. But once i got away from that job, those desires started to come back as I started to feel normal again. Now however, she's starting to have issues with being intimate because she legit can't stand the way she looks. I know this to be the case. But she still doesn't hold back from me. If I ask, she gives me whatever I want, whenever I want it. But I do feel bad asking right now because I know she is self conscious about her looks. But i have NO problem with them. She is still smoking hot to me. And I try my best to make her see and feel that. But she got to such a dark place recently that she actually requested I stop telling her how beautiful she was, and saying she didn't want to have sex at the moment. I think that was more just a dark moment, and she's gotten better, and we have been intimate many times since. And she's started being okay with me telling her how beautiful she is again.
I guess unless you know her, you really don't understand her and what we have and how she is. I had never met anyone like her in my life. And I don't want to ever lose her. But I do struggle with the trust now. Am I crazy for wanting to work this out? Am I crazy for doing my best to trust her, while still allowing the "friendship" to continue? I have told both her and G, I only want her to be happy. Whatever that is, I want her to have it. If that's her and G in a relationship, so be it, but I won't be there for that. But if it's our relationship, and G truly as a friend, ultimately I want that for her. But I fear I will never be able to trust her. And I don't want that to inhibit my feelings for her. Right now it doesn't. If anything, I have fallen even deeper in love with her, because our lines of communication have opened up greatly. We are far apart, but also closer together than we have ever been if that is even possible.
If any of you made it this far, kudos to you. And thank you for listening. I don't really expect anything from this post. Just more about sharing with anyone in a safe manner instead of keeping it all bottled up inside.
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2020.05.26 18:41 sebiiiii1 Everquest on Linux HowTo Guide 2020

Decided to come back to Everquest for Aradune and it seems like things are in a sorry state for Linux gamers right now -- Proton and Everquest is broken, Lutris and Everquest is broken, my friends have been having problems on vanilla Wine, and none of the guides or posts you can find on google searches work anymore. It seems like a semi-recent patch broke everything for Linux users. I got it running with no errors (so far) as of May 26, 2020 on Obarun and here's how:
Required software: Lutris, Playonlinux, Wine, Everquest installer from Daybreak's website
Part 1: Patching
Note: If you have the ability to copy the files from an existing, up-to-date everquest install from another PC every time the game patches, you can skip this.
Right now the only way I could get the patcher to work is through Lutris.
I used the middle configuration "Wine Standalone version" with no modifications.
https://lutris.net/games/everquest/
Installation is one-click and straightforward. Install and patch the game to acquire the everquest game files.
Just for the hell of it, try to load in game and see if Lutris works for you. If it does you can skip the rest.
Part 2: Running Everquest
Right now everquest only seems to work on Playonlinux, for whatever reason. I tried to do these same steps with wine/winetricks and it didn't work. I tried with proton/protontricks and it didn't work. I wrote a lutris stript that does all these steps hoping I could share a 1-click install, it also didn't work.
Follow this older guide from the daybreak forums:
https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq...eq-to-run-on-linux-with-playonlinux-pon.1185/
Except with some key differences:
- Use Wine 4.7 Stable for your virtual drive (others may work, this one did for me)
- When Playonlinux asks which packages to install, IN ADDITION to the packages required in the guide, also install: d3dx9, d3dx9_43, microsoft core fonts.
- I used direct x 9 instead of 11 like the guide said to, I don't think this step is necessary.
- Towards the end of the guide you will reach a point where you have the Launchpad installed on Playonlinux and it doesn't work. When you get to that stage in the guide you need to copy your files we downloaded from the patcher on Lutris in part 1.
- Before (or after) you copy the files over, edit eqclient.ini * set VertexShaders=FALSE* add "CPUAffinity0=-1 CPUAffinity1=-1 CPUAffinity2=-1 CPUAffinity3=-1 CPUAffinity4=-1 CPUAffinity5=-1" etc for each core in your system.
- Click the launchpad icon you created while following the linked guide above. Click Configure at the top of Playonlinux. Under "Arguments" on the first tab add "patchme"
And your game should now run correctly without any errors, full screen and windowed. If you have any problems with mouse look, just go back to the settings page for launchpad, go to the miscellaneous tab, and set mouse warp override to force.
GOOD LUCK LINUX BROS.
If anything doesn't work or is confusing just let me know, I could have forgotten something when writing this up.
Disclaimer: Things might be different on your distro. Future patches might break this again. For all the software listed, I'm using whatever version is the latest on the AUR as of 5/26/2020. I have not had time to test this solution for long term stability.
Credit: Cone Head from Daybreak forums for the Playonlinux guide, Whoever wrote the Lutris script to get the patcher working, and various commenters on ProtonDB and Steam forums for solving the issue with 3d rendering.
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2020.05.05 23:08 Bonapartism I've played a lot of MMORPGs on the market and this is my detailed explanation as to why I think World of Warcraft is the best MMO available.

First, please understand that I don't have any loyalty to any company, game, or time investment. I don't believe I should keep playing a game even if I've spent thousands of hours on it and no longer enjoy myself. I simply want to play what I find to be fun.
There are currently, in my opinion, four or five MMORPGs that I would agree are AAA(Triple A) titles. They are: World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert(this one is sort of a tossup for me), and Final Fantasy XIV.
Let me start by explaining what I do and do not like about each title.

Final Fantasy XIV:
The GCD in Final Fantasy XIV is far too long for my taste coming in at a base of 2.5s. It can be lowered with stat adjustments later on via gear melds but it still remains quite high.
Gating content can hurt the new player experience. Unless you're willing to pay for a jump potion(boost) and story skip(another boost) you will be stuck behind walls of content locks as you level up. If you haven't done dungeon A you can't do dungeon B. This approach makes the game too linear feeling.
There are no addons whatsoever in this title. They are categorically banned. In fact, parsing isn't even sanctioned and relies on a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. This can be frustrating in pug runs and seems ridiculous considering there are DPS requirements on the harder content.
The biggest issue I have with Final Fantasy XIV is the content drought. Every MMO has some period of content drought but I have never experienced it this bad. When new content is finally released it usually just isn't enough. It's not engaging enough to hold your attention long enough. The only fall back is to level other jobs which becomes tedious and boring.
PVP is abysmal and lacking. There isn't really an active PVP arena population and the PVP that does occur is just stale and lacks personality. All jobs have a PVP template which removes tons of their abilities and makes gear useless. The global cooldown makes what PVP there is feel slow and numb.
The itemization is a real disappointment and relies on tomes being farmed through boring repetitive dungeons which often times leads you to finding the fastest of the dungeons available to repeat every week multiple times until your tomes are capped. The tomes can then be used to buy gear pieces after you have accumulated enough.
Savage Raid gear is also a token based system with additional loot chests that have random gear bags in them. In a pug run it can be painful for people to all roll on the same four chests and allow them to possibly get each bag. This would leave you without gear for that week unless you had garnered multiple weeks of the guaranteed token. I just don't like this system but some of you may.
No class customization whatsoever, if you're a Black Mage you have no talent tree, no alternate progression, you have the same setup as every black mage. One could argue that World of Warcraft doesn't have too much customization either but at least it's something. Most classes in WoW now call for you to adjust talents situationally in fights and in differing content, along with your azerite rings.
No in-game voice. A lot may not care about this feature but I believe it's important in a game that has raiding and group content.
Lastly, I do not like that DPS checks - in a game where parsers are banned- are calculated with healer and tank DPS. I believe if someone wants to play a healer they should only be expected to heal. Adding DPS in is fine but it shouldn't be in the calculation of DPS for DPS checks. Additionally, DPS aren't expected to heal or tank so I see no legitimate reason as to why support roles have to do the DPS's job in addition to their own.
There is not really much in the way of small group endgame content like Mythic+ dungeons. Instead dungeons only have one style and are very face roll. I really do like to have difficult content to do as a small group and FFXIV really fails to meet that criteria here.
I do like that this game has a trinity system, I like that it's tab target and has an ability bar, the story is one of the best I've ever experienced in the genre.

Black Desert Online:
A trinity system is a big deal to me and I do not like that there isn't one here. The focus on cash shop items and numerous pay-to-win aspects really drive the nail in the coffin for me.
Farming for gear is a massive time investment with feast or famine within. You must "smash" two pieces together to make them DUO and advance them furthe to TRI, etc. If you fail, well your gear breaks. I don't think anyone finds this fun.
I do like that you can train horses, this was unique and fun for me, the graphics are also some of the best in the industry.
The combat is fun and intuitive with preset keybindings and epic animations.

Guild Wars 2:
This game is beginning to feel dated and lacks a trinity. Dungeon runs can be completed by simply stacking and burning.
PVP has extreme balance issues. The new WvWvW borderlands was a massive disappointment.
Most of the open world content doesn't require much thought at all. You simply stack infront of a world boss and press your number one key. I don't like this at all.
There are many reasons why people may enjoy this, no sub, free to play up until a certain point, but the lack of a trinity and PVE gameplay do not entice me at all.

The Elder Scrolls Online:
The Elder Scrolls Online has had some serious ups and downs throughout its life. The game was scoffed at initially and then came around to a certain degree. There are some strong points with this game and I will start with those.
Open world game play can be enjoyable, you have large areas to scour for harvestable items, world bosses, delves, dolmens(like rifts), and adventures. All NPCs are voice acted which is unique to ESO. You can really enjoy a good story here, fall in love with characters, hate some characters; it is passionate.
What isn't good about the open world content is that it is extremely easy. There is an argument for accessibility in MMORPGs but I think this takes the cake.
There is a major flaw in this title that simply can't be ignored and that is the combat system. Despite all of the great visuals, amazing story, voice acted NPCs, the game is complete garbage due to the combat system. For those of you that are unfamiliar, competitive play requires you to "animation cancel" abilities in a specific way to maintain enough DPS for harder content. This was not implemented by design and was later embraced by the development team. In essence, you are using an ability - light attacking - using an ability - light attacking. However, some abilities need to be cancelled at specific points and addons will monitor your GCD to assist you with this. This proper way of achieving high dps is ridiculous and really ruins the gameplay for me. Your character literally twitches and looks silly as you cancel animations and bar swap to cut certain ones off. It's a shame really.
The other downside for me is barswapping. Similar to Guild Wars 2, you have abilities on two separate skill bars; five for each weapon and an ultimate. You swap these bars continuously during your "animation cancelling DPS rotation". It seems unnatural, strange, and annoying. I have no idea why my character would somehow be using a staff and then immediately pull out a sword and shield in the middle of combat. I just don't like this.
For alternate progression you have a Champion Point system which operates similarly to EverQuests Alternate Advancement points. At the present moment the game has a total of 810 CP points that you can allocate. These points have significant value in PVE and PVP(if you are playing in the CP campaigns). The system is so daunting that the developers have stopped increasing the cap every DLC; it used to be 30 per dlc. Each CP level after hitting the max character level of 50 requires a greater amount of XP than it did going from 49 - 50 and it increases as you gain more CP. They are allegedly looking at a way to change this system or improve it - which will be the second time in the life time of the game. Originaly, there was a veteran system with Veteran Ranks and that was scrapped in favor of this power creeping grind of an alternate advancement system. Nonetheless, they have bigger concerns to worry about.
Let me put this simply first. This game doesn't work correctly. It has so many bugs it isn't even funny. Abilities don't go off, the game lags horribly at times, you can't see your group mates as they zone into an instance, sometimes your character locks up and rapid fires abilities afterwards, bosses suddenly glitch out, people get stuck in walls. Extremely difficult content score runs can be destroyed by mechanics bugging out. It's a nightmare. Let me reiterate, it is a nightmare.
Recently, PVP battlegrounds were locked to solo queue only which is sad. People want to play with friends.

World of Warcraft:
I keep seeing people talk about being WoW Refugees in other subreddits or game forums. That battle for azeroth was lacking, it didn't hit home, it didn't meet their expectations. I have played a lot of MMORPGs in my time. Despite what BFA does wrong I can assure you it shines where other games do not. The grass is not greener on the other side.
Let's compare. In FFXIV you must deal with a lengthy GCD at 2.5s. It immediately makes you miss the combat in WoW. The raids are recycled content from two expansions ago that require you to do some sort of dancing rather than play your job/class. The content droughts are enormous in size and leave you bored. Sure, the game looks good, but is that really worth giving up a better combat system, having more content, having things to do, not dealing with a complicated crafting system that requires me to know twenty skills to pick up a flower?
Not to mention there's not really -any- small group content to do competitively in FFXIV. You don't have a Mythic+ equivalent nothing even close. Just cap your tomes in the easiest high level dungeon, level your next job, clear your weekly raid, and you are out of things to do. PVP is an after thought.
In comparison to ESO, world of warcraft just works. It doesn't have bugs like ESO not even close. It has a much better combat system, is actually fun, and much better developers.
And if you want difficult raid content there isn't anything else to really compare to World of Warcraft mythic raiding. The world race is something to get hyped for, content lasts for a while before being cleared, it's a great experience. In ESO the latest raid for the upcoming expansion has already been cleared on the hardest difficulty on the PTS. It was sad to watch a group just stack and burn the boss down.
So, I have to say that World of Warcraft is the best there is to offer. It has a great community, still remains the most populated MMO, has content injections on a regular basis, the game works, the most difficult content is found there, and it's fun.
Nothing can contend with it in the MMORPG world and nothing will.
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