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Wolcen - Full Release!

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is going into full release on Feb 13th, 2020!  I've been following this ARPG since it was first Kickstarted way back in 2015.  I've played it once or twice throughout the development process... Some Alpha, some Beta.  Overall it has come along very nicely, and I have high hopes for the future of this game.  This game has been discussed as once of the top games that will be pit against Diablo IV for the next generation of ARPG's on the market.  I know Cecil and I will be playing for sure.  Come join us in-game and on Discord!

Final Launch Trailer:
 


Rhykker's Review:
 

 
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By Damis

Covenant Football League - Champion Crowned.

Chard's Goat Herders crowned Covenant Football League Champion for the 2019 season!
Trailing 140.22 to 139.74, Chard's Goat Herders staged a comeback and rallied back to beat Irok's Rokkets in the championship game with a final score of 152.36 to 140.22.  Chard's Goat Herders finished the season with a record of 11-5, while Irok's Rokkets ended the campaign at 13-3.
1st Place  -  Chard's Goat Herders
2nd Place  -  Irok's Rokkets
3rd Place  -  Baentir's Brawlers
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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings, wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity during the holidays and in the coming New Year.
~  Covenant of the Phoenix
 
 
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Path of Exile - Free to Play

Path of Exile is a free-to-play action role-playing video game developed and published by Grinding Gear Games.
ABOUT THIS GAME
You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. With a focus on visceral action combat, powerful items and deep character customization, Path of Exile is completely free and will never be pay-to-win.

Key Features
Freedom. Power. Revenge.
Banished for your misdeeds to the dark, brutal world of Wraeclast, you play as the Duelist, Witch, Ranger, Templar, Marauder, Shadow or the Scion class. From forsaken shores through to the ruined city of Sarn, explore Wraeclast and uncover the ancient secrets waiting for you.
Unlimited Character Customization
Create and customize hundreds of unique skill combinations from tradable itemized gems and our gigantic passive skill tree. Combine skill gems, support gems and trigger gems to create your own unique combination of power, defense and destruction.
Deadly Missions
The Forsaken Masters each have their own style of mission and each of these missions has many variations. As you explore deeper into Wraeclast, the pool of available variations increases to challenge you in new ways. All of the Missions and their variations can occur anywhere in the game, including within end-game Maps.
Dressed to Kill
Path of Exile is all about items. Find, collect and trade magic, rare and unique items with arcane properties, then customize your character build around the deadliest combinations you possess.
Brutal Competitive Play
Battle in PvP tournaments seasons and Capture the Flag events for worldwide recognition. Compete in Daily Leagues and Race Events that run as separate game worlds with their own ladders and economies to win valuable prizes.
Customise Your Hideout
In their extensive travels throughout Wraeclast, the Forsaken Masters have discovered ideal locations for an Exile to use as their own secret Hideout. Once you've earned a Master's trust, you may be taken to a Hideout, where you can create your own personalised town. Masters residing in your Hideout offer you daily Missions and train you in advanced crafting options. Use your Hideout as a quiet place to craft after battle, or expand it and use it as a personalised Guild Hall with hundreds of decorations.
Fair-To-Play. Never Pay-To-Win.
We're committed to creating a fair playing field for all players. You cannot gain gameplay advantage by spending real money in Path of Exile.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/238960/Path_of_Exile/
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By Damis

Smite - Free To Play.

Smite is a 3D fantasy MOBA where players take on the role of mythological gods and battle in team-based arenas. Unlike other MOBAs, SMITE puts you directly onto the battlefield with a third-person action viewpoint. From blind-side ambushes to aimed shots, a new pantheon of strategic possibilities awaits.  Become a legend of myth, enter the Battleground of the Gods, and play FREE now!

Game Modes:
Conquest – the main 5v5 game mode. Features three lanes and a jungle area filled with neutral monsters. Arena – a 5v5 game mode with an open battle area rather than lanes. Each team begins with 500 points and must reduce the other side's to zero by killing heroes, minions, and escorting allied minions to portals. Joust – a 3v3 game mode with a single lane which otherwise plays like Conquest mode. Joust can also be played 1v1. Assault – similar to ARAM (All Random, All Mid) in LoL, players are assigned a random God and fight on a map with a single lane. Siege – a faster version of Conquest. Siege mode consists of only two lanes and contains a special Siege Juggernaut minion that deals extra damage to structures.
Never played a battle arena before? Don’t worry. Auto-buy, auto-level, and the deathmatch-like Arena mode let you jump right into divine MOBA action. Aspiring pro? Top the ladders, join a competitive team, and you too could be playing at the SMITE World Championship.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/386360/SMITE/
 
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After quite a bit of research, I finally have a working draft for my "FFFXIV Beginner's Guide".  You can find it listed in our Tutorials section at:  http://www.covenantofthephoenix.com/forums/tutorials/article/141-ffxiv-beginners-guide/

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions or comments regarding the guide.  I will continue to add more content to it this week, but I wanted to at least get this much of it posted for review. :drinks: There was a lot of information out there that I tried to confirm with the official sources whenever possible.  It's worth a look even if you aren't a new player in FFXIV, as there was a lot of information out there that I didn't know about before I read it. ;)

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Looking good so far.  But this brings me to a few questions that are not mentioned in the guide.

 

Once you have a job, can you obtain another job? 

Is there a slot on the armor sets for the "soul crystal"?  (did not notice)

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yes you can do all of the Jobs(classes) on a single toon, and a mixture

 

at level 15 you would start to notice materia slots in armor, not sure where  to get them yet

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Currently looking at a few more items for the guide.  Namely:

  • Combo points
  • Limit break system
  • Gear sets
  • Rest xp
  • Grand Company's
  • Hunting Logs
  • Macro's

Nothing concrete yet but still researching.

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Made a few new additions and re-organized the sections to make the "walls of text" easier to look at. ;)  I am hoping to wrap up the remaining sections tomorrow.

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Work has been a bit slow this week, so I took a few hours off this morning to knock out more sections of the guide.  The only sections left to do are:

  • Primals Information & Dungeons
  • Rested EXP
  • Combo Points & Limit Breaks

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wow, very comprehensive!  hopefully this turns out to be a good recruiting tool too.

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Work has been a bit slow this week, so I took a few hours off this morning to knock out more sections of the guide.  The only sections left to do are:

  • Primals Information & Dungeons
  • Rested EXP
  • Combo Points & Limit Breaks

 

here I found pretty good site, well Nanulak found the article and this site was gem found inside :)

 

Limit Breaks - http://eorzeareborn.com/limit-break/

Primals - http://eorzeareborn.com/part-content-in-ffxivarr/

Dungeons - http://eorzeareborn.com/part-content-in-ffxivarr/

 

good little image they made, http://eorzeareborn.com/final-fantasy-xiv-game-systems/

 

Game-systems-by-level1.jpg

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LOL, I could not figure out how to place that image in my post.  :)

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Sweet, I'll try and get that added to the Beginner's Guide.  I had to bug Throne this morning to raise the maximum number of images allowed in a Tutorial, but I think even the new maximum might not be enough to hold everything I've been adding to that guide. ;)

 

I'm trying to also add in the PDF file that Rouhet put together for crafting, because that thing is awesome too. :)

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Sweet, I'll try and get that added to the Beginner's Guide.  I had to bug Throne this morning to raise the maximum number of images allowed in a Tutorial, but I think even the new maximum might not be enough to hold everything I've been adding to that guide. ;)

 

I'm trying to also add in the PDF file that Rouhet put together for crafting, because that thing is awesome too. :)

 

Although that pdf is more of a reference than "beginner guide" material, so you could always stick a "go here for more info" type of link!

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Although that pdf is more of a reference than "beginner guide" material, so you could always stick a "go here for more info" type of link!

 

Sounds like a plan to me.

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wow guys that is a ton of work !!!!

 

\bow to you guys

 

thank you

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  • Added link to Rouhet's Crafting Reference Sheet
  • Added Inn & Rested EXP section
  • Updated information for Job requirements (some classes have changed)
  • Updated information for Dungeons / Raids
  • Added Limit Break section
  • Corrected a few formatting issues
  • Added the game overview pic from EorzeaReborn.com

 

Thank you everyone for your suggestions and additions to the guide.  I think I finally have it to the point of "done for now", at least until more information is released about the housing and PVP systems.  Since those two topics do not have a lot of up-to-date testing that has been done, I want to wait until after launch to add that info.

 

In any case, the guide seems to be doing well.  It has gone from 200 views a day or two ago to over 2,100 when I last checked it.  :drinks:

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Are you able to bring your harvesting tools with you and switch to them when you find a collection point?

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Are you able to bring your harvesting tools with you and switch to them when you find a collection point?

Yes.  But more importantly unless you have the harvesting tool equipped you can not even see any nodes.

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this is the one from the new lodestone website. If you're missing anything from here I would recommend adding it. Gonna give it a quick read through right now to see what it misses or doesn't explain well enough to improve the usefulness of our guide

 

http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/win/

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Minor mistake under Part Four:  "For example, to become a "Black Mage", you have to be level 30 in Thaumaturge and level 15 in Arcanist."

 

You correctly mention Archer later on though.

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Ah good catch Jobo, thanks! I'll get that corrected. :drinks:

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thanks for doing this i need to understand Materia more...just got that starting quest a while ago and need to go get the next part and learn to start doing things..do we have to be blacksmith armorers to add materia to armour? You prob cover it in the guide, i will read it over very soon and thanks for all the effort and work to help us all.

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thanks for doing this i need to understand Materia more...just got that starting quest a while ago and need to go get the next part and learn to start doing things..do we have to be blacksmith armorers to add materia to armour? You prob cover it in the guide, i will read it over very soon and thanks for all the effort and work to help us all.

 

Actually Materia is something I need to add to the guide yet. :)

 

In general, you can convert any item to materia if you have 100% soulbound with it.  That goes up simply be having the item equipped for a certain length of time.  As for adding the materia to an item, you are correct that it takes a crafting class to do so.  However, they are different for each type of item.  For example, it will take a blacksmith to add materia to DoW armor, but for DoM armor it takes a weaver.  Goldsmith to add materia to accessories, and so on...  Also, the higher the level that the materia is being added to = the higher the level needed of that craft to "meld" the materia.

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OK thank you very much. I will be doing most of the classes so that will be ok, i want to see everything as much as possible..and it is really wonderful to have somewhere to ask nice people for advice and help :) the game forums are a bit scary and have some snappy nasties on them. :) thanks again.

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