Gameroween 2012 – Video Game Characters that make awesome costumes (Day 16)

 

Well this is it my friends, Halloween is today and let me guess you waited til the last minute again (actually because of Superstorm Sally a lot of neighborhoods in the states have rescheduled trick or treating to next week so you slackers have some time yet. Still…); don’t worry once again Armada gots your back with the easiest costume yet: an NPC. NPCs, or non-player characters, are the epitome of background character in a video games. They come in many shapes, sizes, races, realities and can be found in almost any game played. They’re quirky, informative, malicious, devious, noble, loving, spirited, and much much more. In fact the only thing an NPC can never be is a player character – until now. For a person going as an NPC for Halloween is as easy as wearing whatever you want and given handy advice to anyone you want. When they ask why, say you’re doing your duty as an NPC from your favorite video game. They’ll ether respect you or call you lazy, but hey you didn’t have to spend any money of your costume – which makes you a genius, congratulations!

 

And with that marks the end of this year’s Gameroween costume choices, so now get out there and represent video games with honor, respect, classiness, and freak out a bunch of little kids too. Remember stay true to the holiday, mwa ha ha!

 

 

 

 

Now here a perfect example of a real life NPC, provided by Alain-Christan. Eye catching stance, unusual hat and of course the tell tale exclamation point over the head.That always means a quest to do, or that you’ve been discovered while sneaking around.

 

 

 

This just in (or not) – Small, fuzzy, cute, things want to take over the world.

 

They’re called the Asura, the latest character class highlighted on the upcoming MMO – Guild Wars 2. Small, somewhat adorable, and good with machines (or Eternal Alchemy as the case maybe) a lazy writer would have just set them up as the ‘Gnome’ archetype from WoW. But I’ll give the people at AreaNet credit; making the Asura people as a whole small mad scientists with dreams of grandeurs (why does that sound familiar) who’s only mission is to annihilate their enemies, use their allies, and rule the world put them on the top of my list of races to play as when this game goes live. Find out more about these tiny titans and their motivations at their page, they’re a good read.

This just in (or not) – World of WarCraft: Cataclysm update begins, Class talents overhaul also begins.

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Well, right now I should be playing WoW, hyping up my character as fast as possible for the upcoming Cataclysm launch on Dec 7. But I can’t because the people at Blizzard are enacting a massive patch/maintenance update for Cataclysm – so all I can do right now is read their upcoming changes. Well apparently they’re changing (and adding) quite a bit including the class talent trees. How so? Well, in order the stream line them (or maybe as a response to the ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ Advanced Classes System) they are getting rid of ‘lame’ talents by reducing the trees to 31 points only per tree. Players will only get 1 point per 2 levels gained, so they can alternate between new abilities brought from trainers and skill tree talents. What else? You can’t go between trees anymore – not until you fill up your ‘primary specialization’. Truthfully I don’t know what to think about this, but I can’t wait to try it out – couple more hours to go… Want to know more, click the banner up top.

This just in (or not)… – World of Warcraft: Cataclysm release date confirmed

Well I guess I owe True Backlash twenty dollars, I never thought Cataclysm would make the holiday season this year – but I guess I was wrong 🙂 . That’s right people, this week Blizzard announced the release date of the long awaited expansion to World of Warcraft:

All I got to say is – YAY!

 

This is going to be the one that turns all of Azeroth on it’s ear; beastmen and goblins, more classes for previously locked out races, new professions, new enemies, new lands, old lands destroyed and replaced by new-old lands. This is a good thing all, a very good thing.  Go forth all and preorder my friends, the time is now!