Sunday, July 5, 2020

Five Superb Online Bingo Destinations

It actually seems like there’s a new bingo site popping up every week. There used to be just a handful where you can easily know on which one to register. Now that there’s more than a thousand joining the league, how to know which one is the best? Well, we’ve done the work for you! We looked around and shortlisted these five bingo sites that appear to be the most promising ones. Do you agree with our opinion?

Lucky Pants Bingo: Say Yes To The Cheekiness

Lucky Pants Bingo comes with a selection of bingo games on the list that will bring you fun-filled gameplays. Between bingo sessions, stand the chance to explore other categories on the site as well. But what about the slot players... are they forgotten? Not really, with over 500 slot and casino games, enjoy a long list teeming with the most popular slot titles! Expect great promotions and bingo events like the £10K Guaranteed Bingo Bash happening at the end of each month!

Kitty Bingo: The Cat-themed Bingo Site

Optimised for mobile devices, Kitty Bingo offers top bingo games and slots. You may check a selection of games ranging from Free Bingo to Exclusive Games. The bingo site is not only restricting itself to slots, for sure! Arcade and Scratch Cards find their way on the list, waiting to be played. Kitty Bingo is powered by Daub Software, that also operates other trustworthy gaming sites. It is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. 

Mecca Bingo: An Award Winning Bingo Site

That’s right, Mecca Bingo is one of the award-winning bingo sites out there. In 2019, they’ve won WhichBingo’s Best Customer Service and EGR’s Marketing and Innovation Awards for Innovation in Bingo. So, you can expect to play in a quality atmosphere! Mecca Bingo offers a large selection of bingo and slot games from a variety of game providers. Encountered any issue while playing? Their exceptional customer service will solve your queries in the shortest delays. A must-try bingo site!

Bingo Extra: The Extra That You Need!

Vintage-styled bingo sites are becoming rare! It seems like all operators are going for slick and sophisticated ones. If you’re in the mood for something based on the ’50s, then Bingo Extra opens the doors for you! Great games straight from the catalogues of game publishers are yours to try! You will find 75-ball bingo, 90-ball bingo and 5-line bingo. They offer a first deposit bonus, is optimised on mobile and offers quick withdrawals. 

Give Back Bingo: For A Cause!

This is where a great collection of games and great bingo games meet. But what's the reason behind the popularity of Give Back Bingo? Is it the top games or the fun-filled bingo rooms? How about that proficient customer service who manages to solve all your queries? Or the fact that they donate every month to a great cause or animal charity organisation. Give Back Bingo is optimised for mobile, tablet and desktop devices as well. Don’t forget to claim your first deposit bonus if you’re depositing at the site!

These trusted bingo sites tick the box for most of the great elements that a nice bingo site should have. Which of these are you going to try?

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Elder Scrolls Online is incredibly overrated.

I see a lot of talk about ESO being this savior of MMOs and I just roll my eyes now. I have played ESO a fair bit, I've gotten the adventurer and hero of Tamriel titles, and I've 100%ed all chapters except for Greymoor. I used to be of the opinion ESO was really good, and with my small view I didn't see it on the false pedestal people like to put it on. I want to show why I think ESO is horribly overrated right now. I also want to say I'm judging ESO by itself and not as part of the Elder Scrolls series.

Character building is awful. My first experience was maxing a sorcerer then realizing I couldn't even be a fire mage. Even after I maxed a dragonknight, I wasn't a mage, I was a melee warrior who went for only damage. I don't mind the idea of having open classes capable of multiple roles, but these classes are so open yet have so little variation in their spells, your class skills have no consistency, your skill line meant for damage may have less useful spells for you than the tanking skill if you're going for damage. Your weapon choice means way more than your class in defining your role, but your class means more in defining the numbers you're pumping out. 

Then you add all the random armor skills, guild skills, and building a character somehow feels overwhelming when you're not even given that many relevant options. I kinda get they want the openness of Elder Scrolls character building with the consistency of standard MMO classes, but this is so bad. The shitty part is if they really wanted that, they could've done it. 

Have three classes for stealth, magic, and combat, and have weapons determine subclass. Honestly I can't even tell what they're trying to do with the class system.

The one thing that really made me quit was the game's monetization. Ignoring the cancer that is most of the crown shop, the content per dollar ratio is incredibly bad. If you don't go for a sub, you're spending 65$ a year if you want just questing content. if you're not a subscriber, you're probably not buying the dungeons anyway since their value has been notoriously bad.

 Let me just say, the value of buying expansions is horrible. Vvardenfell had a good map, so did Summerset and a crafting skill line you need for endgame, but Elsweyr is where I drew the line. Elsweyr had a tiny map with a new class. I already stated how I feel about the classes in this game, but Elsweyr felt like I was ripped off. 

The excuses from people were hilarious too. "It's small because we're getting southern Elsweyr later this year." Nice, I get less from this to get what I should've gotten now in another DLC I have to pay for. ESO plus is the argument most people use for this game's shitty monetization. With a 15$ a month sub and a 60$ yearly expansion, I'll start comparing this game directly to World of Warcraft. WoW has waaaaay more content per expansion than ESO, even if you take into account that WoW doesn't have yearly expansion and more like, 2.5 years per expansion, it still beats out whatever ESO puts out in that time. Since WoW and SWTOR requires a sub and ESO has bonuses for one, if you compare an expansion and a DLC a year to WoW's expansions, it's still short because of WoW's updates. 

Mechagon and Nazjatar are comparable in size of an ESO dlc, and still beats them in repeatable content. Maybe this point is just me, but paying for a WoW expansion feels like I'm actually paying for content, while paying for an ESO chapter is an "Ah shit, here we go again" moment.

People like to meme on WoW's store mounts, but in ESO if you own every single piece of DLC, you have about 5 mounts to work for excluding the 30 indriks they've been pushing out as event items. The first time I played WoW, it was a major breath of fresh air to create a mage and realize the number of unique spells in one specialization of mages are equal to the entirety of an ESO class's abilities plus a weapon skill line. 

It's baffling how people can put ESO on this pedestal among the gods when it's just mediocre.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Is there any other game developing company that is greedier than NcSoft ? I redownloaded Lineage2 and was so dissapointed and disgusted by their predatory cash shop...

So I have a long, mostly fun, history with NcSoft. I have played, and loved, Lineage2 for 12 years.

I quit sometimes after Goddess of Destruction Chronicle was released, and, last week I decided, fueled by nostalgia, lack of mmos to pvp in, quarantine, whatever, to give the Lineage2 Classic server a go. I downloaded the NA version, that is managed by NcWest, a branch of NcSoft.

Got in the game, that Dion theme hit me straight in the feels like a freaking wrecking ball.... Played for a few days, learned the ropes just to find out the game is only a shadow of a once great if not greatest open world pvp mmo to date, a game now plagued by predatory cash shop tactics....

The cash shop is FILLED with pay2win items. Capes that gives stats, brooches that gives stats, transformations that gives stats, talisman bracelet that holds several talismans that, you guessed it, gives stats. Everything you can think of that boosts your stats are in the cash shop. All of these in a game where the monthly fee is switched to a "optional" VIP system that goes up to lvl 10 according to how much you spend in the cash shop.

But wait, there is more, the VIP tiers gives you preks, the higher they go with 10 being max VIP lvl, even PVP extra dmg perk .

And this is not all, for you guys who are familiar with Lineage2, do you remember the soulshots, those consumables that made you hit harder in pvp and pve and were crafted by dwarf classes ? Well they removed the ability to craft them and are as of now a cash shop ONLY consumable. Swipe to use soulshots like you would swipe to use bullets in Entropia Universe.....

I mean, i get it, servers need money to be kept alive, developing teams need to be paid, but HOLLY FUCK, on a game that "orbits" around open world PvP, to add all those pay2win systems that literally splits community into whales and commoners, this is the worst form of predatory cash shops i have seen to date.

To date i was thinking that Blade&Soul, another NcSoft mmo, is the king of pay2win, but i was wrong...nothing i have played beats Lineage2 model of pay2win, advertised as a f2p game....

Are we, the mmorpg lovers, doomed to play games with such predatory cash shops or is there a light at the end of the tunnel ?

Sorry for the long rant but i felt the need to vent after seeing that horrific pay2win disguised under a "truly f2p model"...
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Monday, April 27, 2020

Lonely MMO gamer life. Who else is (ironically) with me?

I don’t know what it is about me that makes me choose to be alone most of the time when playing MMOs and even other online games. My instincts tell me it’s my anxiety because for some insane reason, I feel pressure and actual social anxiety FAR worse with video games than I do in real life.

The first question I generally have to ask myself with a MMO, either new or one that I’m returning to, is how well can I/am I intended to be able to solo most of this game? Naturally this leads me to not only miss out on raiding and “hard mode” sorts of activities but also the entire social element—and what some would say is much of the entire point—of MMORPGs.

I think a lot also has to do with commitment. I have a really hard time in my life with feeling well enough to do things. Sometimes that’s even playing games myself. I have agoraphobia, really severe anxiety and panic disorder, and a whole ton of phobias. Social interaction was never one of those phobias, though, as I’m a big talker and I always used to make a lot of friends easily.

But if I made friends in online games, then they would invariably ask me to play again. Often it even becomes almost scheduled, like we’re going to play this game every weeknight at X time for Y amount of hours. I panic thinking about if I can commit to that time and ultimately decide that it’s better just not to commit to it at all.

And then there’s voice chat! I’m one of those people who talks like crazy in real life and who everyone volunteers to call in takeout orders or call tech support, and I’ve even been on podcasts and done voice acting and various things, but then at the same time I’m the guy who’s in a cold sweat panicking and trying not to breathe while I attempt to unplug my microphone if I accidentally left it plugged in for an online game or even just social Discord. I just don’t know what it is.

I think another part of it is that I used to be really close with my younger brother and we’d just play all online stuff together by default, often with another friend of ours, but he found a girlfriend less than a year ago and essentially forced her to become a “gamer girl” for him and he ended up replacing me with her in all online games, including Destiny 2 which we’d play together for years and years since the first game. So I think if I’m trying to head shrink myself, being tossed aside like that likely did a number on my already nonexistent self-esteem. But alas, what do I know.

I’m sure the answer is yes, but is anyone else a bit like me? Have you found a way to overcome it/do you care to, or do you continue along living the solo life? I’m really curious about this and often am, but never wanted to bother putting myself out there to see who can relate.

But hey, here I am. :)
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

If you were ever interested in the Warhammer mmorpg, now Is the best time to play!

Warhammer return of Reckoning is crazy fun.

I'm still a low level but tier 1 is so populated. I tried to play months ago but the population of was sparse. There is a giant boom in population. I'm so shocked by the population I had to make a post.

It's a 60v60 battle and it's pretty incredible. The player collision makes a difference.

For anyone who is scraping the bottom of the barrel of the genre. This is an absolute gem right now.

I think the population maybe higher than it was in retail.

WAR's private server isn't exactly like retail though, but it's absolutely engaging and interesting, and it's one of the few places where you can earn gear by playing and feel great about that fact- not everyone loves that, but those who do, man, where else you gonna even go?

Plus the asymmetric classes across factions are super hot.
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