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The Wolf Simulator Update

What’s New?

Along with normal game play, the new update that is coming promises better anti-cheat and anti-hacker improvements as well as a new daily quests function! The daily quests promise to pay handsomely in gems and coins. As posted on their Facebook page and from responses to their Instagram posts, Swift apps is also promising they will bring in a day/night cycle to the servers as well! They are also bringing in translations to multiple languages to help people be able to talk in game, no matter what language you speak!

Many exciting things lay in store for The Wolf RPG simulator!

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Update for MaxLevelMag

February 16, 2019

MaxLevelMag will be updating the look and functionality to keep up with the standards of today’s quality of websites. Due to increasing views, traffic, and attention being guided onto the website we want to move forward. Establishing of the new theme of maxlevelmag begins now, and will be done in the background. Articles will continue to be published from sources and from authors during this process.

New features will be coming with the update such as forums for subscribers with profile pages. Accounts will allow profile pictures and profile banners following basic rules we establish. These pages will allow for friends lists and other standard forum/ social website features. Creating an account and becoming a subscriber will be free for everyone who wants to join the website community. The update will improve our mobile and tablet appearance and functionality and be available at the same time as the browser website. Alongside features are being replaced or modified with the ambition of a presence amidst professionals. The update will be launched once the functionality of the new theme meets the current standards of maxlevelmag. After launch new features will come consistently all posted to the changelog.

We will have a changelog with dated posts going over the new content, in detail, of any new features after the update. We are hard at work to have these changes ready as soon as possible so do not be surprised seeing a new design for Maxlevelmag soon!

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Splatoon 2 4.4.0 Update Available

The Splatoon 2 4.4.0 update is currently available on the Nintendo Switch and it is a fairly hefty update with a number of balance changes and adjustments as well as tweaks to the Kelp Dome stage. Nintendo has detailed the full patch notes so if you are interested to see the changes that Splatoon 2 Version 4.4.0 brings then take a look below:

Version 4.4.0

  • Changes to Multiplayer
    • Changes have been made to the terrain in the following stages:StageChange
      • Terrain adjustments made in all modes.
      • Changed specific terrain in Splat Zones mode.
        • Added a slope to the box-shaped feature directly in front of the spawn points.
      • Changed specific terrain in Tower Control, Rainmaker, and Clam Blitz ranked battle modes.
        • Changed terrain to the left of the spawn points.
    • Specifications for some of the main weapons have been changed.WeaponChange
      • Sploosh-o-matic
      • Neo Sploosh-o-matic
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 2/60 of a second.
      • Splattershot Jr.
      • Custom Splattershot Jr.
      • Kensa Splattershot Jr.
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 2/60 of a second.
      • Splash-o-matic
      • Neo Splash-o-matic
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 1/60 of a second.
      • Aerospray MG
      • Aerospray RG
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 2/60 of a second.
      • Splattershot
      • Tentatek Splattershot
      • Kensa Splattershot
      • Hero Shot Replica
      • Octo Shot Replica
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 1/60 of a second.
      • .52 Gal
      • .52 Gal Deco
      • Kensa .52 Gal
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 1/60 of a second.
      • N-ZAP ’85
      • N-ZAP ’89
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 1/60 of a second.
      • Splattershot Pro
      • Forge Splattershot Pro
      • Kensa Splattershot Pro
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 1/60 of a second.
      • .96 Gal
      • .96 Gal Deco
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 1/60 of a second.
      • Jet Squelcher
      • Custom Jet Squelcher
      • Decreased amount of time after pressing ZR until first shot is fired when in squid/octopus form by roughly 1/60 of a second.
      • When the Main Power Up gear ability is equipped, shot spread when firing while on the ground will now be reduced in addition to the other benefits it provides.
      • L-3 Nozzlenose
      • L-3 Nozzlenose D
      • Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose
      • Firing is now more likely to ink the area around your feet.
      • Flingza Roller
      • Foil Flingza Roller
      • Reduced amount of time required to hit top speed while running with ZR held down by roughly 30/60 of a second.
      • Increased movement speed when roller is held above head for a vertical swing by roughly 11%.
      • Adjusted damage drop-off over distance for vertical swings by making the drop-off less severe.
      • Due to the above change, the distance at which a vertical swing will deal 100.0 or more damage has been extended by roughly 5%.
      • Classic Squiffer
      • New Squiffer
      • When the Main Power Up gear ability is equipped, ink coverage will now be increased in addition to the other benefits it provides.
      • E-liter 4K
      • Custom E-liter 4K
      • When the Main Power Up gear ability is equipped, ink coverage will now be increased in addition to the other benefits it provides.
      • E-liter 4K Scope
      • Custom E-liter 4K Scope
      • When the Main Power Up gear ability is equipped, ink coverage will now be increased in addition to the other benefits it provides.
      • Undercover Brella
      • Undercover Sorella Brella
      • Kensa Undercover Brella
      • When the Main Power Up gear ability is equipped, its benefits will now trigger more easily, even with fewer instances of the ability equipped.
      • Ballpoint Splatling
      • Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau
      • Reduced damage dealt by short-range shots from 32.0 to 28.0.
      • Reduced damage dealt by longer-range shots from 32.0 to 30.0.
      • Splat Dualies
      • Enperry Splat Dualies
      • Kensa Splat Dualies
      • Hero Dualie Replicas
      • Decreased the size of the opponent’s hitbox slightly when firing standard shots, making opponents more difficult to hit.
        • Opponent hitbox size when firing shots immediately after performing a dodge roll remains unchanged.
      • Dark Tetra Dualies
      • Light Tetra Dualies
      • Decreased the size of the opponent’s hitbox slightly when firing standard shots, making opponents more difficult to hit.
        • Opponent hitbox size when firing shots immediately after performing a dodge roll remains unchanged.
    • Specifications for some of the special weapons have been changed.Special WeaponChange
      • Tenta Missiles
      • Reduced time after all missiles have been launched until the next action can be taken by roughly 15/60 of a second.
      • Booyah Bomb
      • Decreased duration of the bomb’s explosion after it lands by roughly 30/60 of a second.
      • Increased the speed at which the explosion expands after the bomb lands.
        • Size of the bomb’s explosion remains unchanged despite the two adjustments above.
      • Increased damage by roughly 32%.
      • Slightly increased area of ink covered by the bomb’s explosion.
      • Ground beneath the bomb thrower’s feet is now inkable after the bomb has been thrown.
      • Extended time that the bomb thrower’s armor remains active after the bomb has been thrown by roughly 15/60 of a second.
      • Ultra Stamp
      • Improved speed of movement and rotation while pressing and holding ZR to swing the stamp repeatedly.
      • Increased minimum damage dealt by the shockwave created when swinging the stamp repeatedly by holding down ZR from 30.0 to 40.0.
      • While swinging the stamp repeatedly, opponent shots and Splat Bombs near it during a downswing will now be canceled.
      • Decreased amount of time after performing a swing with the stamp in midair until you can begin swinging repeatedly by roughly 4/60 of second.
    • Specifications for certain gear abilities have been changed.Gear AbilityChange
      • Ink Resistance Up
      • Increased time before starting to take damage after stepping in enemy ink.
        • Time increased by 9/60 of a second with maximum number of Ink Resistance Up gear abilities equipped.
    • Points required for using specials have been changed for certain main weapons.WeaponBeforeAfter
      • H-3 Nozzlenose D

      200210

      • Kensa Sloshing Machine

      170190 200210

      • Custom Explosher

      190200

      • Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau

      200230

  • Changes to Ranked Battle
    • Fixed an issue on The Reef where players from different teams would land in different locations when super jumping to a spot near a certain sponge.
    • Fixed an issue on Piranha Pit in which the ground beneath a player throwing out a Booyah Bomb would not be inked while standing between a conveyor belt and another piece of terrain.
    • Fixed an issue occurring during Rainmaker matches on Blackbelly Skatepark where placing an Ink Mine in a certain spot on the slopes added for this mode caused it to explode immediately.
    • Fixed an issue on Camp Triggerfish where super jumping from a specific location and then activating a Booyah Bomb when landing caused the player to be hurled outside the bounds of the stage.
    • Fixed an issue on Port Mackerel causing players to mistakenly clip into stage terrain when dodge rolling near the sponges in the center of the stage.
    • Fixed an issue on Wahoo World causing the jump marker for super jumps to enter into the stage terrain when the player landed in a specific location in the stage.
    • Fixed an issue on Wahoo World causing players activating a Booyah Bomb near the rotating central platform to be pushed by the platform inside a piece of stage terrain.
    • Fixed an issue occurring when a certain number of Swim Speed Up gear abilities were equipped, causing movement speed and swim speed when not attacking to be faster with a “slow” movement speed weapon equipped than with a “standard” movement speed weapon equipped.
      • The Splattershot and .52 Gal are examples of “standard” weapons, while the Dynamo Roller and E-liter 4K are examples of “slow” weapons.
    • Fixed an issue causing two players moving in squid form and doubled up on each other for long enough to become stuck.
    • Fixed an issue occurring after activating the Sting Ray, causing silhouettes of opponents to disappear suddenly after beginning to attack with ZR.
    • Fixed an issue occurring with weapons like the Mini Splatling where the effects of the Run Speed Up gear ability are easily noticeable, causing players with this equipment to run faster than intended while charging a shot with the Rainmaker.
    • Fixed an issue causing opponents using Dualie weapons to appear to move instantly to another location if they dodge rolled just as you landed from a super jump.
  • Changes to Salmon Run
    • Fixed an issue preventing players using a Cannon from being able to hit groups of tightly packed enemies correctly.
    • Fixed an issue on Marooner’s Bay causing players to clip into stage terrain when sandwiched between a propeller lift and a Scrapper.
  • Other Changes
    • Fixed an issue causing the shoulder strap of a player’s ink tank to disappear after being splatted by an opponent or falling into water.
    • Fixed an issue occurring in Clam Blitz while throwing clams, causing the red line on a player’s ink tank (which indicates the ink required to use the equipped sub weapon) to mistakenly appear in the lowest possible position.

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Mario Tennis Aces Is Being Updated To Version 2.2.0 On January 30th

Nintendo has announced that Mario Tennis Aces will be updated to version 2.2.0 on January 30th. This update will have quite a few changes, including some character rebalancing and a brand new Hosted Match mode. The Court Selection screen will also be added to Free Play and Swing Mode. Nintendo has already released the official patch notes, so you can take a look down below.

  • Changes to Menu
    • Added Court Selection screen to Free Play and Swing Mode. If you go to Change Rules and choose Select every time under Court, the Court Selection screen will appear after the character-selection screen.
      • You will still be able to choose All, Stadium Only, or Custom.
    • The character-selection screen for Online Tournament, Standard Class, and Simple Class will start with the cursor on the character you used the previous time.
    • Changed the menu flow after Online Tournament match is done.
  • System Changes
    • Changed amount of Energy increase from pulling off a successful block when Doubles Partner is using Zone Speed to half the amount of a successful block without the use of Zone Speed.
      • Using Zone Speed in Singles and pulling off a successful block or Trick Shot will not restore Energy, but it will restore Energy when your partner uses it in Doubles.
    • Slightly increased the length of the period that time is frozen after blocking opponent’s Special Shot in Doubles.
    • Added Shot Button + X Button to Powerful Shot controls. Press the A Button and X Button at the same time for a topspin Powerful Shot, press the B Button and X Button at the same time for a slice Powerful Shot, and press the Y Button and X Button for a flat Powerful Shot.
  • Co-op Challenge Boo Hunt Returns
    • This Co-op Challenge will be available again from the distribution of Ver. 2.2.0 until 9:00 AM on March 1st, 2019. Co-op Challenge is a mode for online play which will only be held for a certain period of time.
      • Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to play Co-op Challenge.
    • Boo Hunt is a Challenge played in Swing Mode where a four-player team is formed among friends or players encountered at that time online to achieve an objective together. (If each player has a controller, up to four players can play on one Nintendo Switch.)
      • You can acquire three different-colored Boo visors by achieving objectives.
    • If there aren’t four total players, the necessary number of COM players will be added after a certain amount of time has passed.
  • Added Hosted Matches
    • Added the Hosted Match mode which allows players to easily compete against each other in singles matches through LAN Play or Online Play.
    • Besides the two players in the match, an additional player will participate as the host and control match settings as well as which screen to show on the monitor.
    • Three Nintendo Switch systems are required for a Hosted Match—one for each of the two players and one for the host.
      • A LAN cable (sold separately) is required for LAN Play.
      • Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to play an online Hosted Match. Players must also be registered as a friend on the host’s Nintendo Switch system.
    • Access the Hosted Match mode from the main menu by pressing in the Right Stick while holding down the L Button and R Button at the same time. The host will select Host and make a room, while the players will select Player and join the room created by the host.
      • A LAN cable (sold separately) is required for LAN Play.
      • All participants must decide the date and time, rules of play, and game progression amongst themselves before the actual match.
    • After all three participants are ready, the host will control various settings and game progress.
    • The host’s screen will be split left and right, showing both P1 and P2 play. (Players’ screens will not be split.) Pressing directional buttons during the match will change the host’s screen: Up Button for split screen, Left Button for P1 screen, and Right Button for P2 screen.
    • The characters that are available to play depend on the respective game progress (save data) on each system.
    • All courts will be available to play regardless of respective game progress on each system.
    • The host controls whether the first to serve will be random, P1, or P2.
    • The host controls whether the character-select screen of each player is visible to the other.
    • The host can select whether the menu can only be controlled by the host, or whether players can control it too.
  • Changes to Character Abilities
    • The abilities of certain characters have been changed.
      Character NameChange
      Mario
      • Slightly increased the distance he can hit a ball without leaping.
      • Slightly increased his ability to aim for the edges of the sideline.
      • Increased his cutback speed.
      Birdo
      • Slightly increased the power of her shot.
      • Slightly increased the power of her volley shot.
      • Slightly increased the top speed at which she moves and her pace of acceleration.
      • Made it a little harder to slip when moving.
      Diddy Kong
      • Slightly increased the power of his shot.
      • Slightly increased his ability to aim for the edges of the sideline.
      • Slightly increased the top speed at which he moves.
      Chain-Chomp
      • Slightly increased his ability to aim for the edges of the sideline.
      • Adjusted position in which he’s able to return balls so that there are fewer swings and misses.
      • Decreased length of time between getting in position and leaping during a Leap Shot.
      Spike
      • Slightly increased the top speed at which he moves.
      • Made it a little harder to slip when moving.
      Rosalina
      • Slightly increased the distance she can hit a ball without leaping.
      Bowser Jr.
      • Slightly increased the velocity of his volley.
      • Slightly increased the top speed at which he moves.
      Koopa Paratroopa
      • Increased his pace of acceleration.
      Luigi
      • Slightly increased his pace of acceleration.
      Toad
      • Slightly increased the power of his slice returns.
      • Slightly increased the top speed at which he moves.
      • Made it a little harder to slip when moving.
      • Slightly increased the length of the period that time is frozen after leaping for a ball.
      Yoshi
      • Slightly decreased velocity of his topspin and slice shots.
      Shy Guy
      • Slightly decreased the power of his shot and volley shot.
      • Slightly increased the top speed at which he moves.
      Toadette
      • Slightly decreased her pace of acceleration.
      Bowser
      • Slightly increased the length of the period that time is frozen after leaping for a ball.
      Boo
      • Slightly decreased his ability to aim for the edges of the sideline.
      • Slightly decreased the velocity of his slice shot.
      Blooper
      • Slightly increased freeze time after leaping for a ball.
      • Slightly decreased his ability to aim for the edges of the sideline.
      • Slightly decreased the velocity of his slice shot.
  • Other Changes
    • Online Tournament: Made adjustments to the amount that ratings will increase. Also increased the amount that ratings will increase when points are earned from breaking your opponent’s racket.
    • Made adjustments to visibility of the ball in Bask Ruins, Piranha Plant Forest, Mirage Mansion, Snowfall Mountain, and Savage Sea.
    • Improved AI for COM players.
    • Decreased amount of time that controls are locked while saving the game.
    • Adjusted Koopa Paratroopa’s flying animation.
    • Changed the angle of Rosalina’s hair before she serves when playing left-handed setting.
    • Adjusted height that the ball bounces after hitting a drop shot in The Great Mirror Mystery mission and Adventure mission.
    • Other adjustments have been made to improve gameplay.
    • After you download the latest update, you won’t be able to do Local Play or LAN Play with someone who is using previous update data.

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The Nintendo Switch Firmware Has Been Updated To Version 7.0.0

Nintendo has released a new update for the Nintendo Switch‘s firmware. The console’s firmware is now at version 7.0.0. What may surprise you is that this update didn’t add any new features. However, there are 6 new New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe icons for users, as well as some added language support. The patch notes can be seen down below.

  • Select from six new New Super Mario Bros.™ U Deluxe icons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page > Profile on the top left of the HOME menu
  • Added additional language support to the HOME Menu for Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese
    • To change the language, head to the System Settings > System > Language
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience

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Star Trek Online Introducing Captain Killy for Mirror of Discovery

Star Trek Online is introducing Captain Killy and the I.S.S Discovery in Mirror of Discovery. Mirror of Discovery will take players through two new episodes that feature Captain Killy in the events that took place after the TV series. Captain Killy will, of course, be voiced by Mary Wiseman, the actress who plays Ensign Tilly on Star Trek: Discovery.

But Mirror of Discovery isn’t the only thing Star Trek Online players have to look forward to right now. This month Star Trek Online is celebrating their 9th anniversary! To celebrate they’re bringing back the ever-popular Omega Molecule Stabilization event. Players who stabilize Q’s Omega particles can earn free Omega Particle tech upgrades as well as prize voucher which can be turned in to get a new T6 Vulcan Scout Ship as was seen in Star Trek: Discovery.

A new Personal Endeavor System is also being introduced. It will allow players to complete daily challenges to earn account-wide performance boosts. Plus, by popular demand, the Battle at the Binary Stars Event is now available as a Task Force Operation.

There’s also a whole lot more Star Trek: Discovery to come to Star Trek Online in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for a new Task Force Operation that takes players to Pahvo for another uprising against the Terran Empire. There will also be new Discovery related Task Force Operation rewards. More information about those will be available on the Star Trek Online official blog in the near future.

Also, if you enjoyed Star Trek: Discovery season 1 this is your reminder that the second season has started and the first episode is already available on CBS All Access.

Be sure to check out the trailer for Mirror of Discovery below.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6A8WaDkoY4]

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Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee Has Been Updated To Version 1.0.1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was not the only game update that Nintendo released tonight. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee also received a brand new update that brings the newest entries in the Pokemon franchise to version 1.0.1. This update focuses on bug and gameplay fixes.. We’ve included Nintendo’s official patch notes for you down below.

  • Issues Fixed
    • The issue where the Pokémon received through Mystery Gift does not get registered in the Pokédex when exiting the game without saving has been resolved.
      • If you have already received the Pokémon through Mystery Gift, put the Pokémon that is not registered in the Pokédex in the Pokémon Box and download the update data. Once this is done, the Pokémon should be reflected in the Pokédex.
  • Other Update Information
    • The Pokémon’s Markings and Judge function’s □ and ☆ orders were reversed. It has now been changed to match.
    • Various gameplay fixes.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 1.7.1

Nintendo has released a brand new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Once you update, your game will be version 1.7.1. This update didn’t add anything new. In fact, the only change that Nintendo made is a bug fix. As always, Nintendo released some official patch notes, so we’ve included them for you down below. If you want to, feel free to check it out.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to become unresponsive to any input except for the HOME Button.
    • You will need to download this update to play with others online.
    • After you download the latest update data, you will no longer be able to play over local wireless or LAN with others until they download the update as well.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Introduced Along with 2019 Plans

On a livestream today Zenimax unpacked the 2019 plans for Elder Scrolls Online. These plans include Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr which will bring the zone of Elsweyer, the home of the Khajiit. Elsweyr also introduces the Necromancer class, 30 hours of new adventures, and a new World Event; Dragon Attacks.

Yes! Dragons are at last coming to Elder Scrolls Online they’re also bringing a year-long event with them, the Season of Dragon. It begins in February with the release of the Wrathstone DLC game pack, continues through the release of Elsweyr, then beyond into the Q3 DLC dungeon pack and the Q4 Story DLC. The Season of Dragon will connect all four updates into one massive adventure.

Elsweyr is set to launch on June 4th for PC, Mac, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. It will be available in Early Access for pre-purchase for PC and Mac starting May 20th. Speaking of pre-ordering, any current player who pre-orders Elsweyr will earn immediate access to an exclusive mount. Details about the Standard Edition, Upgrade Editions, and Collector’s Edition can all be found on the official Elder Scrolls Online website.

From the sound of it, Elder Scrolls Online has a very busy year planned. Events are already taking place in game like the Midyear Mayhem PvP event that has been running since January 10th and will continue until January 21st.

You’ll also be able to transform your Nascent Indrik mount by participating in this year’s events. Each Q1 event will give you the opportunity to buy Indrik berries. These events are Midyear Mayhem, Morrowind Celebration, Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Celebration, and Jester’s Festival. When you get enough berries to evolve you’ll be able to immediately start working on evolving a new Nascent Indrik.

Source: Press Release

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Guild Wars 2 All or Nothing Preview

As is customary we got an early look at Guild Wars 2 update All or Nothing which comes out on January 8th. The following article won’t contain any spoilers for the story so if you haven’t had the chance to play yet, have no fear, you won’t see anything you don’t already know from the trailer.

Speaking of the trailer, for many of us the most exciting part of it was seeing Logan Thackeray in his shiny new Pact armor. It has a few features that will remind you of his old armor from before Heart of Thorns. As someone who is unashamed to admit she’s a Logan Thackeray fangirl I have to admit, it’s good to see him again. He can be found in the open world in Thunderhead Peaks performing several different tasks.

Thunderhead Peaks

We’re finally getting a break from all the running around desert and tropical landscapes and heading somewhere a little more Norn friendly, the Thunderhead Peaks! Guild Wars 1 players will be familiar with the area which is of course named after Thunderhead Keep. Here you will find old Deldrimor Dwarven ruins, snow, allies from the Pact and other groups you’ve gathered along the way, and of course Branded creatures. Scattered throughout various places are very thin slots in the walls. These are far too big for a mount to get in while also being up too high or too far away from a platform for you to just jump to. Getting inside these areas requires the help of your mount along with the new Mastery skill Bond of Faith.

Bond of Faith

With Bond of Faith, you leap off your mount’s back and fly forwards through the air. At first glance, it seems like this Mastery skill is only useful in the Thunderhead Peaks with the special areas that contain chests full of loot. But, I can see players really getting into using it because it is genuinely fun to use. During our early look at the update, the ArenaNet developers mentioned that this had been a skill they had wanted to introduce for some time now but it took until now to find a place and a time to make it happen. Bond of Faith isn’t for a player with lag issues, however. There were a number of times during testing that I ended up missing my target. While some of this is certainly because I was only just then starting to learn how to use it the skill also seemed to cause lag once the power was activated. With a little bit of practice though you’ll be flying off your friend with ease.

Pharus

All or Nothing also sees the release of Pharus, the new legendary longbow. Going along with the theme of the episode the focus of Pharus is light. The first time you use the bow after it has been drawn you get a bright, blinding light around you, as seen in the photo below. The weapon itself is rather minimalistic. It has a few parts that move but it is generally stationary and sleek looking. I quite like the style, however, I think I would have preferred to have it as part of a Black Lion set rather than as a legendary. But, given that Kudzu is so fancy, it makes sense that Pharus is a little bit more low key. I can see this weapon becoming a favorite of Guardians who are using Dragonhunter. It fits their theme very well.

Everything Else

As part of this update, we have a new unlockable weapon set. Like the Stellar weapons that came out in Daybreak, the Dragonsblood weapon set has more than one level. It also has a connection to what is going on in the world which at least for me, makes it an important weapon set to get for all of my characters. Were I still as heavily invested in the game as I once was I could see myself grinding out weapons to make sure each of my 28 characters has one. But, these days I’ve slowed down a bit so a might only get 3 or 4.

Sadly we didn’t get the chance to take a look at the new tropical-themed Siren’s Reef fractal. But new fractals are always fun to run through as well as being very rewarding.

What happens in the story? Well, we only got a short glimpse of it during the press preview and I won’t be talking about that at all. What we did see lacked context and I have no idea how it ends. Which is just the way I want to be going into this.

All or Nothing launches on January 8th. If you haven’t already done so be sure to log in to get A Star to Guide Us before the launch of All or Nothing for free.

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