Super LGV Challenge – Firefall

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During this weeks Sunday Smackdown, I decided to try out the Super LGV challenge in Firefall. This event is running until December 8th. The LGV Challenge event is a time trial, similar to arcade style racing games. You are allocated a certain amount of time to reach the next waypoint and a time increment is added to your clock after passing through each waypoint. So, you are in a race against the clock. Don’t let it run out or you lose!

When you complete one of the LGV Challenge races you will receive either a gold or silver medal depending on how much time you have left. Don’t get too excited about getting a silver medal, it just means you finished. At least you can comfort yourself by understanding that the difference between getting a gold and silver medal is only 4 Kisuton Vouchers. These are redeemable vouchers that can be used to purchase Kisuton Racer Warpaint or a Turbo Kit upgrade for your permanent LGV (if you have one). The turbo function is the same as the one used by the Cheetah LGV for this event, and is is not normally available when purchasing an LGV using Red Beans. It’s worth your time to complete the LGV Challenge a couple times to get enough vouchers to get the turbo because it is pretty sweet…

There are nine total tracks in the LGV Challenge, but I only tried out three of them for this event (Coral Forest). Each track takes about four minutes to complete. I started with the Nutretic Loop at the Nutretic Processing facility. You can watch the video below. This is a really easy loop involving two laps. There are some sharp turns when coming down hill toward the North Shore, so get comfortable with the spacebar (breaks).

The second track I tried was the Shore Shot in the Northern Shore. This was another two lap course. There were no significant elevation changes, so the race was pretty easy (says the guy who couldn’t muster a Gold). Check out the video below.

The last track in the Coral Forest was the Cerrado Challenge. I’d say this is also the most difficult. Maybe it was because I was driving at night, but I think the mountain pass made for a more difficult run than the other two courses. The course is a little annoying because it is not a loop like the others. If you want to try the course a second time, you have to ruck it from Thump Dump back to Cerado Plains. I’ll get my vouchers elsewhere…

Get in there and get racing. Not as exhilarating as a real motorcycle, but it is pretty fun.

2nd Stratics Level 1 Treasure Hunt Completed! – Grats to our winners!

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wow___tirisifal_glades___brill_13_by_byorrsingyr-d4j49m3Congrats to our winners!
1st – Xmpel
2nd – Goggetta
3rd – Morgs1314
4th – Crider
5th – Runninman
Honorable Mention – Kritz

Hello and welcome to the second Stratics Level 1 Treasure Hunt! The event will take place on EU servers, using the realm Ghostlands as the basis. In order to participate in the contest, you will be creating a level 1 Undead of any class, equipped with nothing but the starter gear. The goal is to follow a laundry list “Treasure Hunt” style, working out clues and hints to six specific locations. From the Undead starting area, you will travel the world uncovering its mysteries as well as taking in the scenic views of the video game we all love. At each location will be a “Quest Giver” who will reward you with the information or item you will need to move on to the next trial. Differing from last time, there will not be an initiation gate, so if you aren’t on time expect to be at a significant disadvantage!

To be declared successful, you will have completed all 6 trials and possess all 5 of the previous items when you reach the 6th Quest Giver. At this point, you will trade in what you have earned thus far, and will be rewarded with a legendary item to signify your success! The top three place for some fabulous prizes!

The first-place winner will be awarded 20 GBP Stratics Credit on the Blizzard Store! With this, you can choose any combination of items that equate, such as:

1x Mount,
2x Game Time,
1x Game Time + 1x Pet,
etc.

The second and third place will be awarded their choice of either 1 pet or game time!

The contest will begin on Saturday at 3:00 PM GMT+0 (10am EST) and will be streamed on www.twitch.tv/straticswow. Expect around 2 hours for the full event.

The First Trial:

On the Dock we rarely sleep,
This lake, now filled with all disease.
Though here we find Gunther’s Retreat
And start the race to win some things!

The Answer is: Brightwater Lake Dock!

The Second Trial:

Plants and death, here you will find
homage to some other kind
of game, perhaps a wicked call
Past Dalaran before the fall.

The Answer is: Brazie Farmstead, outside the Dalaran Crater!

 The Third Trial:

The once great empire of Arathor now sits quiet.
Past the Syndicate, watching the Insane,
a group of pirates still claim this cave.
Rumor of a path around the walls echo
in the ears of those eager to win!

The Answer is: Faldir’s Cove!

The Fourth Trial:

Under the restless mountains, once impassable with time,
our journey finds a path, such past the Aerie within rhyme.
Once a restless Nightmare, some seldom travel shows,
that the victor claims their spoils, from Dragons long ago.

The Answer is: Seradane!

The Fifth Trial:

A gap we see in the peak!
The path brings pain and bliss,
a brief respite on top the school
Where Barov used to sit.

The Answer is: On top of Scholomance!

The Sixth and FINAL Trial:

Once Silver Hands reached towards the sky
though by frosted blade he fell.
The Light we find, honors his mind
and all he sought to quell.

The Answer is: Uther’s Tomb!

Anniversary Stream to feature CCP Loktofeit and Lacrimae

Hi folks,

As some of you may be aware of, we are streaming live sunday with a plethora of activities for what seems to be a marathon.

Everyone involved has worked hard to have all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place.

I am happy to announce that CCP Loktofeit, formerly Stratics will be joining us along with Lacrimae – an avid event goer and super secret awesome happy gamer girl.

According to EVElopedia, CCP Loktofeit describes himself as: “Copywriter, Newsletter guy, worst PvPer in EVE”.

Lacrimae (Latin for Teardrop) has hosted events such as the Gankaton (usually held in Copenhagen, Denmark) numerous times, and regularly partakes in other live events – and more often than not, visitors to the Gankaton often find themselves ganked and full of delecious tears.

Whether that is due to the amount of alcohol, laughter or both is up to the audience to decide …

 

Join the stream here on Youtube or Twitch, we will be running via Google Hangouts.

Players issues with the new Ascended Gear in the up and coming event of the Lost Shores?

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On guildwars2.com there is a debate over the new dungeon and Ascended Gear being added to the new Lost Shores vent. It has been mentioned they may be more powerful than the exotic armor GW2 already has. No official word yet from ArenaNet officials but this topic is all over the web today. many sites including Reddit has this topic being hotly debated. So has ArenaNet caved in to the grind gear players?  Time will tell but if you want to jump in on the topic discuss here, on our forums, or any site that this is being talked about.

 

 

 

Hopefully we will hear something more official from Arenanet soon since its about time they walk into the doors of their office. This move in direction from Anet may be huge for the direction of GW2 that many players would hope the game may not go. Until we hear something more concrete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massively: Guild Wars 2’s Lost Shores content primer by Elisabeth Cardy

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Massively’s Elisabeth Cardy has a content primer of the Lost Shores on their site. This new Guild Wars 2 event will be patched on November 15th and start on Friday November 16th. GW2 players will get to see a new race added for the event, a New sPvP map, and a brand new dungeon. This coming weekend will be a busy weekend for all the players playing all this new content. lets not forget this weekend also had the refer a friend for the free weekend trial of GW2.

 

 

 

GW2 Stratics would like to thank  Massively and Elisabeth Cardy  for having this informative and excellent article up for all the GW2 fans around the world to see.

 

Guild Wars 2’s Lost Shores content primer

by Elisabeth Cardy on Nov 12th 2012 9:00AM

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Attack of the bow-legged crustaceans!
We’re just days away from Guild Wars 2‘s next big content patch and special event. So far the Lost Shores have been shrouded in mystery. Will the shores ever be found? Who lost them? Exactly how absent-minded does one have to be to misplace an entire shore?
There are other, more pragmatic mysteries too. What is the content update all about? What can we expect? What sort of name do you give to a race of evil, bow-legged crustaceans? Happily, we’re equipped to shed a little light on all those and more. Read on for our Lost Shores content primer!
Timeline
Everything starts, as we’ve known for some time, on November 15th. While the Lost Shores event itself won’t begin until Friday, Thursday will see the introduction of the patch and the beginning of the free friend referral period. The Lost Shores event kicks off on Friday at 3:00 p.m. EST, and the finale event begins on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EST. The event and trial weekend will end Sunday evening.
Once the event is over, we’ll still have access to oodles of stuff, like the new dungeon, zone, and PvP map.
Low-level characters and friends recruited for the free trial weekend will be able to take advantage of side-kicking to play level 80 content for the course of the weekend, since the whole goal is to allow them to see all the cool stuff. Side-kicking is not one of the things that will be lingering on after the weekend is over, so be sure to take advantage of it while you can.

The Lost Shores
The one-time Lost Shores event is the belle of the ball, despite all the other content coming in, so let’s talk about that first.
The Lost Shores is all about the karka, a race of new-to-us foes from the depths of the sea. After being driven to their surface from their murky hives, the karka settled in Southsun Cove until the Consortium, a merchant outfit from Lion’s Arch, got all up in their wheelhouse. Now it’s up to players to resolve a grudge match between the karka and basically everyone else.
Aside from being a new type of foe, the karka also bring in new mechanics and skills. Part of the event will involve players racing around Tyria to try to figure out how to damage these baddies. You see, as they mature, karka develop a nigh-impenetrable outer shell, which players will have to get through to start doing meaningful damage. ArenaNethas put in some fancy new shaders to make the effects of damage more visible; as players chip away at the karka, they’ll see bits and pieces of shell and armor falling off.
Guild Wars 2's Lost Shores content primer
Temple of the Silent Storm
PvP players rejoiced to hear about a new sPvP map that’ll be debuting in this patch. This map takes place on one of the Kodan’s floating sanctuaries. Called the Temple of the Silent Storm, the location is the Kodan’s place of meditation and training. This iceberg map will be “very vertical.” Players moving through the rooms of the dojo will find buffs to meditate on and a powerfull boss; killing that boss will result in the killing team gaining ownership of all the capture points in the map.

Fractals of the Mists

ArenaNet’s Colin Johanson briefly introduced the brand-new dungeon as one that gets more challenging the farther in you go. Conventional wisdom would suggest that that’s nearly always the case, but Johanson left out a key detail: In the Fractals of the Mists dungeon, you can go indefinitely farther in.
The Fractals of the Mists is made up of nine mini-dungeons, each with its own story and environment. A party of five will enter the dungeon and be faced with a random set of three of these dungeons at a time. Upon completing those three, the party will be transported to a hub to rest, repair, and merch — and the difficulty scale for the dungeon will be raised. Every time the difficulty scale is at an even number, players will face a special boss encounter.
With great challenges come great rewards. The patch will introduce ascended items. Ascended armors are “slightly more powerful than exotics” and can, in some cases, hold slots for infusions. Infusions will allow you to increase your character’s power. Guild Wars players are familiar with infusing armor, although I’ll be my hat that the process doesn’t involve creepy Seers this time ’round.
Massively’s not big on scored reviews — what use are those to ever-changing MMOs? That’s why we bring you first impressions, previews, hands-on experiences, and even follow-up impressions for nearly every game we stumble across. First impressions count for a lot, but games evolve, so why shouldn’t our opinions?

 

 

Spookfest 2012: WAR Winners Announced!

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Stratics is happy to announce the winners of Stratics’ First Annual Spookfest contest. First prize was awarded to Bardin for the video entry below.

Senlui claimed second prize with the screenshot below.

Finally, Azurill was awarded third prize with the screenshot below.

Congratulations to the winners! We will be in touch soon about your awesome WAR merchandise from our friends at Mythic Entertainment!

On November 15th Guild Wars 2 event ‘The Lost Shores’ begins

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With the Mad King leaving Tyria once again , Guild Wars 2 players will be happy to hear that Arenanet has gave them a teaser of the next and coming event. It begins November 15th and dubbed as the Lost Shores. Looks like the Sea of Sorrows will be the place of the event and many will be watching in the coming days for more details of the new event.

 

 

 

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The Lost Shores

November 2012

Something stirs in the Sea of Sorrows…

Unravel a mystery of monstrous proportions in The Lost Shores, a massive one-time world event that will change Tyria forever!

Guild Wars 2: Halloween PvP ~ Lunatic Inquisition by P1Gore

Happy Halloween to all you Gw2 players and readers on the Internet! The Lunatic Inquisition has been one of my favorite activities of the Halloween holiday in GW2. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and will miss it after it’s over tonight. I have found many fun events in many MMO’s but the Lunatic Inquisition at this time has been of the best events I have ever done. Yes it’s PvP and not all players are into that. Which is understandable but this was so addicting I have lost tons of sleep over it. It has been well worth it to say the least.

 

 

If you have time tonight I would suggest to give it a shot while you can. It will be sad for me when the Halloween event is over but please enjoy the video from youtuber  if you have not participated in it. You don’t know what you are missing.

 

 Guild Wars 2: Halloween PvP ~ Lunatic Inquisition

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P1 Gore tries out the Lunatic Inquisition Halloween PvP map.

Stratics Presents: First Annual Spookfest

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TGN Stratics is pleased to host its First Annual Spookfest! The Secret World preparing to celebrate the season with a myriad of spiteful tricks and sugary treats. To encourage you to take part in these festivities–from haunted cities and ghostly encounters, to frightening costumes and ghoulish quests–Stratics is hosting a contest for video and screenshot submissions. Winners will be eligible to receive a variety of cool gaming swag! There are two ways to participate in the contest:[one_half last=”no”]

Video Entries
Submit a 2-3 minute video of yourself engaging the Halloween festivities in participating titles.
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Screenshot Entries
Submit screenshots with captions that memorialize some of your favorite Hallowen events in participating titles.
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Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: Lifetime Account, 2k Points, and Featured on TSW Stratics
  • 2nd Place: 6-Month Gametime and Featured on TSW Stratics
  • 3nd Place: 4,000 Points and Featured on TSW Stratics

Entries will be submitted to Stratics Forums, where they will be judged by a conglomerate of game developers, community staff, and Stratics staff. Questions may be asked here: Stratics Central Forums.

Entries will be accepted from 25 October at 4PM EST through 1 November at 4PM EST

Submit Contest Video/Screenshot Below

Stratics Presents: First Annual Spookfest

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TGN Stratics is please to host its First Annual Spookfest! Warhammer Online is preparing to celebrate the season with a myriad of spiteful tricks and sugary treats. To encourage you to take part in these festivities–from haunted cities and ghostly encounters, to frightening costumes and ghoulish quests–Stratics is hosting a contest for video and screenshot submissions. Winners will be eligible to receive a variety of cool gaming swag! There are two ways to participate in the contest:[one_half last=”no”]

Video Entries
Submit a 2-3 minute video of yourself engaging the Halloween festivities in participating titles.
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Screenshot Entries
Submit screenshots with captions that memorialize some of your favorite Hallowen events in participating titles.
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Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: Warhammer Online T-Shirt, Warhammer Online Lanyard, Featured on WAR Stratics
  • 2nd Place: Warhammer Online T-Shirt and Featured on WAR Stratics
  • 3rd Place: Warhammer Online T-Shirt and Featured on WAR Stratics

Entries will be submitted to Stratics Forums, where they will be judged by a conglomerate of game developers, community staff, and Stratics staff. Questions may be asked here: Stratics Central Forums.

Entries will be accepted from 25 October at 4PM EST through 1 November at 4PM EST

Submit Contest Video/Screenshot Below