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I ask myself if I should spice thinks up here, too ;)

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Posted July 16, 2012 by Karic in General, humor

This type of lazy posts..   Leave a comment

with a lot of pictures and not so much text ;)

From time to time I just stop for a moment and appreciate the artwork in WAR. This time it’s the Engineer. It’s one of the coolest looking careers in the game if you’d ask me. Here are some screenshots from my Engineer with some Worn Sovereign and Warlord equipment..oh and of course the sentinel helmet and the pistol used in the appearance slots ;)

Playing an Engineer is a lot of fun, though the career is one of the..not so powerful ones. It’s just a matter of style..oh the grenades, explosions..and the beer are also quiet nice ;)

Sometimes though strange stuff happens..this time it’s this:

-19 overhealed… So the Brew sucked my life out? Yay..it must be the work of Chaos..or Elves or I am a really bad healer as an Engineer as beer can’t be such a bad thing for a dwarf ;)

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Posted July 14, 2012 by Karic in Dwarves, WAR

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WAR is not moving fast forward..so there is not much to talk about it, but life is moving fast forward..so I neglect this blog a bit even though I have some ideas for stuff to write about…

As Diablo3 has sucked some of the players out of WAR, the premade I ran with dissolved and now I’m soloing the game..which was never good and will never be the ideal way to play the game. Well..nevertheless  I’m actually enjoying it, playing solo or just with a handful of friends. Just as long I evade T4 that is ;)

In the last couple of days I took my Engineer and ran through some ..now T2.. scenarios, i.e. RR16-69. It’s a totally unorganized frenzy, but somehow still fun as there are really few premades dominating anything. So it’s still possible to have fun when you queue solo for it.

That’s one of the nice things from the last patch to WAR. 1.4.6 revived the lower tier scenario pop ups and that just adds (well..brings back) scenarios to low ranked players, which is a nice distraction from all the zerging that now dominates WAR. It’s atm quiet impossible to do any small scale fighting in WAR as I have not encountered any groups, just solo-ers and Warbands. That’s the downside of bringing some balance to the game.. many people fear a bad killing statistics and therefore huddle/hide in a warband…  When power levels don’t differ too much, the number of participants gets more important for the fight. So you have to decide what you want..balance or zerging. It’s a kind of Sophie’s choice. With the current playerbase it doesn’t seem that there is any other choice available than those two, but I don’t want to rant about it ..again.

What I want to point out is that the power levels now feel much better than they did from 1.4 to 1.4.5. The last patch leveled the battlefield imho quiet nicely, even though I didn’t test T4 to a great extent in the past two weeks. The fights I experienced there before my vacation were fun as no one seemed invincible, i.e. indestructible while one-shotting everyone. Better coordinated/skilled groups dominated fights and that’s the way it should be.

My only gripe was that I couldn’t join friends in T4 scenarios with my Engineer as he was sub-rr70 and therefore in another bracket. Imho it should be allowed for r40 chars to participate in such scenarios when they are in a party doing scenarios. How this can be done technically is another topic…

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Posted July 12, 2012 by Karic in General, RvR, Scenario, WAR

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