Author Archives: SynCaine

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.

Back to Final Fantasy 14

Since the last post here I’ve been mostly playing Final Fantasy 14, having joined the many in quitting WoW over Blizzard being… New Blizzard? Let’s not focus on that, and instead focus on why I’m back playing FF14. In short, … Continue reading

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Medieval Dynasty review

I have been playing a lot of Medieval Dynasty of late (50hrs+ according to Steam), and its a very interesting game cloaked in the very familiar trappings of a builder/survival sim set in about as generic a medieval setting as … Continue reading

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5 minutes with a console port

Monster Hunter something something 2 has a free demo on Steam, so I decided to try it out of sheer curiosity, not having played a JRPG since the Playstation 2 days. Right off the bat the demo feels like a … Continue reading

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WoW Classic: Already feeling the reduced difficulty

Blog is not dead, just less attended. Such is life. Anyway, this post over at TAGN, which links to a video about Classic WoW, has inspired a post here. Remember when we had lots of good active blogs and this … Continue reading

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Back to Old Azeroth again

Quick little update here, WoW Classic Burning Crusade pre-patch starts today, and myself and a few others will be rolling new characters to once again take the trip through Azeroth. Expectations are to basically enjoy the 1-60 content again, mostly … Continue reading

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Clash of Clans: Town Hall 14 is here!

Clash of Clans has just released Town Hall 14, a major update to the game that has given myself and some of the other long-standing members in the clan new things to work on. The timing is pretty spot-on for … Continue reading

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Shop Titans thoughts and guild creation

I saw Tobold post about Shop Titans, and then had a few guild mates also confirm they enjoy the game, so here I am, playing another grinder F2P game (via Steam, but is also on mobile). Honestly as easy as … Continue reading

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Mighty Party advice after a year of playing

This information is accurate as of March 13th, 2021. The game is frequently updated and things change, while this post most likely won’t get updates, so if you are ready this months later, double check to make sure the advice … Continue reading

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Valheim, final thoughts after defeating boss 5

We have killed the fifth and, for now, final boss of Valheim, officially marking our end with the game until more content is released. At $20, the 136 hours I already have with the game have been well worth the … Continue reading

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Valheim – Thoughts after 100+ hours played

Some more Valheim thoughts as I cross 100+ hours played according to Steam. This is all based on playing consistently with a small group of friends. I think everything overall would be less fun/interesting solo. The boss fights are very … Continue reading

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