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Warrior Class in Rift Online: A Beginners Guide

by admin on January 11, 2013

Rift Warrior Screenshot: Vindicator (3)There are four different callings (class archetypes) in Rift: Cleric, Mage, Rogue and Warrior. This guide will focus on giving you information about the Warrior calling, tell you its pros and cons and hopefully get you to play this fun class.


Rift is a fresh and exciting MMORPG game developed by Trion Worlds which thousands of players are currently enjoying. Warrior is just one of the exciting callings you can play, so read on to find out why it’s so much fun.

There are nine different Warrior souls (think of it like subclasses) available to players: Beastmaster, Champion, Paladin, Paragon, Reaver, Riftblade, Vindicator, Void Knight and Warlord. Several of these are designed for tanking, while others are specialized in dealing damage. There’s also the Beastmaster, the only warrior soul with a pet, and the Vindicator which is designed for PvP combat.

Warrior Class Overview

Rift Warrior Screenshot: Riftblade (3)Gamers will be confused and overwhelmed on what kind of Rift warrior classes are they going to use, due to their unique abilities and specifications. But before you make a choice on which one of them is the right character for you, assess first your level and soul’s ability to customize. As gamers level up, they can also gain a soul point which gives them to access more powers and skills. There are hundreds of combinations to choose from, depending on your individual skills. Here are some descriptions of one of the best rift classes.

One of the rift classes is the warrior. They are barbarian who raids a village and a knight who commands the troop to adhere with the personal combat, discipline and martial training. Every warrior is taught how to fight close in battle fields, and delivers in return a serious wounds and damages unto their targeted opponents. They are elemental forces who are a fast growing number of warriors wherein at the same time they are incorporating magical spells and techniques. They are also expert in different styles of martial arts. They are very combative persons and usually the front liners in the battle fields. Both barbarians who are noble and knights who are corrupt meet equally on the battlefields.
These warriors are reliable in giving a heavy fighting force.

They are hard disciplined and brave fighters who never let their fame falter. They can also protect others who are weak and thinks that they are stronger. They are fund of making sinister motives and they take every battle as a chance to drink their opponents’ blood. A warrior thinks that victory’s key to success is outlast of one’s co-warrior. Another thing that makes them a more competitive warrior is that, they are mostly spending their whole lives in training their bodies and making sure that their powers and strengths are more exceptional than the others.

The Rift Warriors are relying on their heavy plated armor for protection for their close target of the opponents. Their equipments are large, covered with armors. They are also making sure that their swords and axes are enough to cut their opponents into pieces. Warriors’ key to success is their magical technique and tough discipline. This makes them enough to blow their targets away. They are best in close combat fighting. They never think that their group will lose; instead they are making sure they win and tear their targets into pieces.

For a complete strategy and leveling guide for the Warrior calling in Rift be sure to check out this all-in-one Rift Warrior Strategy Guide which includes a breakdown of souls, equipment, must-do quests, a complete leveling guide, info on mechanics, spells, PvP, crafting and a lot more.

Warrior Gameplay

Front-line combatants without peer, Warriors reliably make up the core of any fighting force. These hardened and disciplined fighters never falter, and can be counted on to protect those weaker than themselves. But virtue is not a defining characteristic. Many Warriors conceal sinister motives, every battle a chance to slake their bloodlust.

A Warrior knows that the key to victory is to outlast one’s foe, carefully waiting for the opportune moment to mount a devastating assault. To this end, Warriors will spend decades training their bodies, building up a reservoir of power to see them through any fight.

Combat Mechanics

Rift Warrior Screenshot: Paladin (2)The Warrior does not use mana. Instead he uses energy, which might remind you of stamina in other games. Energy replenishes much quicker then mana. Another interesting mechanic the warrior uses are action points. Action points are displayed as crossed swords under your health bar, the max amount of action points a warrior can have is 3. Certain abilities will grant the warrior actions points when used, and Finisher abilities will consume action points.

The effectiveness of abilities that consume actions points will increase based on how many action points a warrior has when he performs that ability. Action points will not go away unless the warrior chooses to use an ability that consumes them. Unlike Combo Points that Rogues have, action points are not tied to your current attack target

Warrior Souls

The following are all currently available Warrior souls in Rift:

  • Beastmaster
  • Champion
  • Paladin
  • Paragon
  • Reaver
  • Riftblade
  • Vindicator
  • Void Knight
  • Warlord

Note that the Vindicator is specialized in PvP combat (player vs. player). Beastmaster is the only Warrior soul which has a pet. Paladin, Reaver, Void Knight and Warlord are souls specialized in tanking, while the Beastmaster, Champion, Paragon and Riftblade are offensive souls.


A few screen grabs of Warriors in action:


Hopefully this article helped you explained some basics of the Warrior class in Rift Online. It’s in my opinion the most exciting and dynamic class to play so be sure to give it a try.

Guild Wars 2 Wallpapers

by admin on August 20, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Wallpaper

This is my current wallpaper, and I've had it for almost a year now. I love it!

This is intended to be the largest collection of Guild Wars 2 wallpapers you’ll ever find. Personally I just love the art style of Guild Wars, and most of the wallpapers I’ve had over the past few years were artwork from this amazing game. With Guild Wars 2 coming out, it’s time to update and use some new GW2 wallpapers.

I’ve managed to find plenty of them, some from official site, some from fansites, and some from other random sources as well. They feature classes, races, various scenery and locations, monsters, bosses, logos and more.

Almost all of the images are 1920×1080 or even larger, but there’s a few (and just a few) that are lower resolution, but they’re just too good not to include here. Some wallpapers are also included in two different resolutions, for example there’s many that are 1920×1080 and 1920×1200 — no matter what your screen resolution is you’ll easily be able to fit them. If your desktop is ready to get refreshed with a new background, you’ll surely find something you like below. Enjoy!

P.S. when you click the images they will load in full resolution available. Just right-click and Save!

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Diablo III Cosplay – Best I’ve Ever Seen

by admin on August 9, 2012

It’s been a few months since the game has been released, but this is the first time I came across what could be the best cosplay I ever saw. Blizzard apparently hired professional cosplayers (there’s such a thing?) to promote the launch of Diablo 3, and these are the results.

Diablo 3 Korea Cosplay - Tyrael

Diablo 3 Korea Cosplay - Tyrael

Diablo 3 Korea Cosplay - Tyrael

Diablo 3 Korea Cosplay - Tyrael

All I can say is WOW. I want to wear this!

Ubisoft DRM a Security Risk, Lets Remote Attackers Access Your PC

by admin on July 30, 2012

Uplay Homepage

According to Tavis Ormandy, a hacker and a Google engineer the Digital Rights Management (DRM) that Ubisoft uses may be used to gain access to your computer. Apparently he confirmed that the Uplay browser plugin installed with Ubisoft games can allow for hackers to gain nearly complete access to your PC, and the exploit can be used to install viruses, keyloggers and other malware.

This is another huge blow to Ubisoft and their usage of DRM. Until 2006 they used to notorious StarForce copy protection technology which caused all kinds of incompatibility issues with hardware and operating systems. In January 2010 they started using their Online Services Platform, which essentially forces you to have an internet connection in order to play single player games. This makes it impossible to play their games if you don’t have access to an internet connection. Even more controversy sparked when later that same year the company’s DRM servers were down, making it impossible for anyone to play their games.

I can certainly understand the need for gaming companies to make money off their hard work, but their unsuccessful fights against the piracy are only hurting their legitimate users. This is a huge game developer with titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Heroes of Might and Magic VI, Settlers 7 and more. They have hundreds of thousands of loyal customers who are now potentially exposed to various attacks, viruses, phishing attempts, and even identity thefts, all because they’re greedy and want to enforce their always-online schemes for single-player games.

It’s about time that gaming developers and publishers realize DRM doesn’t work. There’s not a single game on the market that can’t be played with a cracked version. In today’s world, even MMO games like World of Warcraft and Diablo III have private servers enabling people to play for free. It’s all about making quality games and putting the consumer needs first. When you expose their PCs to all kinds of security threats, it can’t end well.

Tera Endgame – Is It Enough?

by admin on April 29, 2012

Lack of endgame content is what players are looking for the most in online RPGs, and it’s exactly the thing that most games are missing. In my opinion, endgame content is what still makes World of Warcraft the best MMORPG out there: you always have something to do, whether it’s daily quests, battlegrounds, instances, professions, raiding, farming reputation, farming gold, mounts, badges… There’s always something. In most other games however players get quickly bored and go through the available content much sooner than game developers can push out new patches with content.

Take SWTOR for example: players get guides to rush to the level cap, max out their professions even before that, the basic instances are quickly cleared, Warzones become boring soon, and after that there isn’t much left to do, if anything. You can go through the same old content again by leveling an alt character, but that’s just an excuse most players have for the lack of anything else to do.

Lack of endgame content equals to loss of subscriber numbers, which is what Star Wars is experiencing right now whether they want to admit it or not. Perhaps the same thing won’t happen to Tera Online, as from what I’ve gathered it might lack on endgame content as well. If you’re wondering if rushing to level 60 in Tera is worth it, this will tell you what you can expect.


Matchmaking window

The bread and butter of endgame content, dungeons are usually keeping players occupied for some time. You’ll be able to do about 16 instances until you reach level 60 (current cap), and after that you can do about 6 instances in hard mode. I’m sure more will be added with upcoming patches, but whether it’ll be soon enough is yet to be seen. I’m guessing it won’t take much more than a month for many players to get equipped in the best gear, especially due to the fact how easy it is to find groups and even guilds with their matchmaking system.

Reputation Farming

Reputation Farming

Ah, the nearly endless grind of faction reputation. Six factions will be wanting your allegiance, and you will definitely want their rewards. For that you’ll have to do tons of quests in high-level zones and kill more monsters than you can count. Daily quests are also available.



Many players will undoubtedly be looking to get as many achievements as possible. They are spread into several categories: quests, battle and duel, dungeon, reputation, BAMs, social, activities and general. There are hundreds of them, and most players will just do them by doing other things in the game rather than completing achievements one by one. Still, it gives you something to do at times when you don’t feel like doing anything in particular.



Of course, it’s inevitable. Crafting is an important aspect of this game and you shouldn’t neglect it, but if you did you’ll surely want to give it another chance once you level up.



Nexus is a multi-stage raid event in a massive area in Northern Shara, where you can participate in PvE encounters with other players. Again, the matchmaking system will make sure you always have a group, and the automatically generated quests will ensure you’re not bored. At least, for awhile.

Guild vs. Guild Combat

Guild vs Guild combat

This is probably as close as you’ll get to PvP gameplay. Unfortunately, you’ll have to have a decent guild in order to make Guild versus Guild combat any fun, as running into these massive fights with a bunch of PvE scrubs will just become frustrating.



I can see many players being interested in Tera’s political system, but only a few hardcore players will be making the most out of it. Casual players will probably not even think about committing themselves to this massive feature, which is in my opinion its biggest downside.

It’s really hard to say at this point whether Tera has enough endgame content. But for the sake of another MMORPG, I hope this game does have plenty of content to make players stick around.

Crafting In Star Wars The Old Republic

by admin on April 29, 2012

SWTOR CraftingWhen you are learning the SWTOR game you have to learn on the various crafting so that you will be able to create many armors, weapons and gears among others. When you understand the crafting you will be able to be very effective in the playing of this game. The crew skills are used even when you are away from the ship. You will be able to receive the entire report needed about the crew. The crew masters a specific skill so that they will be able to perform very well in the game.

There are so many crafting skills in the SWTOR which you can assign to the crew. They include the armstech, artifice, biochem, armormech and the list is endless. They are all used to perform various tasks which you have to learn. It is important to understand the crafting you will specifically choose for your companions. This will help them to master it well and be effective in the SWTOR. If for instance when you choose the armstech, you will discover that this is a very good skill of constructing the Jedi and Sith artifacts. Let your companions understand the way they are supposed to use it.

If you are a person who is interested in learning the SWTOR, you must be aware of the crafting. You need to clear understand everything that is entailed in it. It is like the skill that is needed most in the entire play. This will always enable the companions to have a perfect work to do and become very competitive. They will be able to carry out all the other roles that are entailed in the game without any difficulty. Once you get to understand it you will discover that it is very easy to understand and you will not have any problems dealing with the entire game.

SWTOR Crafting Guide

There are those people who wonder how effectively they will be able to learn the crafting for the SWTOR. All the information which is relevant is available on the internet. There is quite a lot of information you need to discover in various SWTOR guides as well. Make efforts of using all the details that are available for you about the crafting. They are written in a very simplified manner which you can easily understand. Take your time to go through them so that you will be on the safe side.

There is also availability of information from those people whop have tried the crafting in SWTOR. They are very fluent in everything that is entailed in the crafting. They will share with you of all what is entailed in them. You will be able to acquire the necessary skills very fast and go on with the play with their help. Make sure you ask any question on what you don’t understand about the crafting. This will make you be contented the moment you begin to apply the knowledge acquired. It is so simple and very easy as many people say. Why don’t you take your time to learn as well?

Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Reveal Trailer

by admin on April 25, 2012

Diablo 3 Witch Doctor

One of this year’s most anticipated games finally got an official reveal for last of the five classes, The Witch Doctor. This game has been on my radar for what feels like forever now, and knowing it’s only three weeks until me and millions of others will get to play this game makes me tingle.

The reveal trailer doesn’t exactly “reveal” anything new, but it does give you a good overview of The Witch Doctor’s play style and his short story. While he’s perfectly capable of dishing out direct damage, the Witch Doctor’s true talents lie in subtlety and misdirection with curses, confusion, and fear. He also has the ability to summon savage creatures from the netherworld to aid him, with giant toads and swarms of fire bats compensating for his own lack of physical might.

Just as the trailer says: if you are drawn to shadowy arts, grim magics, and the comradery of foul minions, then your calling might lie with The Witch Doctor.

Stunning New “Dishonored” Game Trailer Revealed

by admin on April 19, 2012

Dishonored Debut Trailer

Dishonored is an upcoming game by Bethesda, the creators of extremely popular RPG titles Fallout and Elder Scrolls. Their newest game seems to be a mixture of both in terms of graphics and art, and whether the gameplay will be as impressive is yet to be seen.

Dishonored Logo

However, if I had to judge a game by its trailer, this is going to be a smashing hit. Dishonored debut trailer puts you in the shoes of your in-game character, and it’s incredibly fast-paced showing actual gameplay as well as cinematic scenery. The first-person look is really the icing on the cake, and I strongly suggest you check out what could be the best game trailer you’ve ever seen.

Are you looking forward to Dishonored? :)

SWTOR Guides – Why Get Them?

by admin on April 16, 2012

SWTOR ScreenshotLike in any other new game, a game guide is very much helpful in familiarizing yourself with the ins and outs of the game. The game guide is usually the bible in any game, online or offline. It includes the game concept, definition of terms and other helpful tips on how to maneuver the game. But what is essential in any game guide is the simplicity of the instructions.

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, the game guide is very much important. Before immersing yourself in the game, be sure to have read the game guide so you wouldn’t miss any instruction on how to play the game. Included in the game guide for the Old Republic is an introduction of what the game is about. It also shows the historical background of the galactic empire, inspired by the movie series Star Wars.

The game guide also include the concept of the game. The concept includes the characters and a little background for each. Each character has corresponding skills. The advanced classes have different special skills as well. The troopers will have their own weapons. So in order to know which character to use, you will need to read the game guide first.

Also included in the game guide is the levels of each game, the different skills that you need to develop; crafting, gathering and mission skills. What you need to learn is how to maneuver each level and how each character should play. For each level of the game, there is a unique mission or goal that you need to finish before proceeding to the next. Special skills are also introduced in each level, making it important to know what are these skills in order to develop them all.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Crafting resources are also introduced in the game guide. You should know which ones are needed to develop weapons, armor, and health. The resources can be gathered by developing your gathering skills. On how to do this, there is a clear instruction in the game guide. The resources can be used for other purposes as well, for example evolution of the Jedi and Sith into a higher level.

Other things included in the game guide are tips on how to win the game. All in all, the game can last for days, weeks even. So you will have the opportunity to discover all things included in the game. But to give you the idea, you should read the game guide first. Knowing basic tips on how to develop the different skills will give you an advantage on how to win the game easily. Some tips include on where to find resources in the game and how to utilize them. Other tips include how to maximize the potential of each character given their special skills. Also, the game guide will give you an idea the nature of the galactic empire in contrast to the dark force.

In the game guide you will also have the idea which weapon to use. There are weapons that require special skills. So to know which weapon is perfect for each character and how to use them, reading the game guide would be a big help.