Author Archives: SynCaine

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.

WoW Classic: The gentle nudge towards being social

WoW Classic beta has started, and people are posting about it. This post from Rohan, who’s blog I can’t comment on without jumping through a dozen hoops thanks to the Blogger platform, highlights a major reason why I think overall … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, MMO design, World of Warcraft | 4 Comments

Battle Brothers: Initial impressions of Warriors of the North expansion

The most recent Battle Brothers expansion, Warriors of the North, is exactly what I want in an expansion for a great game; more of the same. I think the worst thing an expansion can do to a game you enjoy … Continue reading

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Additional thoughts on Enderal

I’ve been chipping away at Enderal for a bit now, and have seen enough of it to give some initial thoughts. Overall its fantastic and well worth the price (free), but it’s not flawless. Graphically it looks as good as … Continue reading

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Epic Game Store exclusives walkback

Back in December I predicted that one of the differentiator points Epic was trying to have with its store, the 2 week long return policy, would end up being changed. It then got changed in Jan, to be exactly the … Continue reading

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Battle Brothers next expansion out May 9th!

Obviously buying this the first day I can, as Battle Brothers has quickly become one of my favorite games in recent years. This expansion adds a lot of great stuff, including different options and rule-sets to start a game, a … Continue reading

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CR: Trophy Road is a good addition to the game

A big update has hit Clash Royale, bringing a new card (earthquake), balance changes, and some upcoming game modes. The biggest addition IMO is the introduction of “Trophy Road”, which adds rewards as you move up in trophy ranks. The … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Inquisition Clan, RMT

CoC:Pay to get it now

Small item for today, but I thought it was kind of brilliant. In Clash of Clans, the last updated added seasons, where for $5 you get additional rewards for completing tasks (if you don’t pay you still get some rewards … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, RMT