Author Archives: SynCaine

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.

League of Legends isn’t just a game

As previously mentioned, I’m back playing League of Legends a bit. This marks ten years of playing the game on and off, though if I had to guess it’s my most played game overall in that timeframe. It’s also the … Continue reading

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July 16th gaming update

Blogging motivation at an all-time low, sorry. The odd thing is an idea pops into my head almost daily to write about, but then the words never hit digital paper. Here goes a bunch of unrelated gaming thoughts and updates.  … Continue reading

Posted in beta, iPhone, League of Legends, Mighty Party, Mount and Blade: Warband, Random, Site update | 7 Comments

Mighty Party tips

The basic event loop of Might Party is as follows: Special Event starts on a Friday, and runs for 5 days. The next weekend, the fable “High Growth” (HG) runs, which gives you gems for leveling up heroes. The next … Continue reading

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Quick gaming update

Lockdown life continues, ever so slowly. On the gaming front I’m still playing a good amount of Mighty Party, as the Steam version is the perfect game to have running while you work from home, as it needs very little … Continue reading

Posted in Mount and Blade: Warband, Random

Mount and Blade: Bannerlord – Some additional thoughts on the game

Some more quick thoughts about Bannerlord: I’ve been in a number of large (500v500) battles now, and can safely say they are far better than in Warband. The AI is smarter, the battlefields more varied, and the performance is already … Continue reading

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Mount and Blade: Bannerlord – Early Access impressions

The below is based on roughly 12 hours of Bannerlord Early Access, much of it prior to the patch yesterday. In short, Bannerlord is a sequel to Warband; better graphics, newer engine, larger scope, but ultimately the same core game. … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Mount and Blade: Warband, Steam Stuff

Mount and Blade: Bannerlord is finally here!

Exactly ten years after the release of Warband, the Bannerlord Early Access starts today. Expect some posts about it assuming I can stop playing it long enough to write something.

Posted in Mount and Blade: Warband, Steam Stuff | 4 Comments

Quick little update

While the rest of the world is stuck at home, I’m stuck at home and swamped with work due to Covid-19. It could be worse, of course, but it could be better too. Anyway on the gaming front, I’m loving … Continue reading

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How to enforce everyone staying isolated for a few months in just one easy step

Release Mount and Blade: Bannerlord early you cowards! 12 more days? 12! That’s just not responsible in a time when people need reasons to stay away from others. PS: Covid-19 is serious and you should stay home and avoid contact … Continue reading

Posted in Mount and Blade: Warband, Rant | 4 Comments

I paid to skip the fun parts of this game and now I’m mad the game isn’t fun!

A few gameplay observations for Mighty Party, and then some commentary on the business model. For gameplay, our guild is finishing up our first Turf War, which is the guild-based PvP event. Basically how this works is there is a … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Inquisition Clan, Mighty Party, Rant, RMT | 3 Comments