The Scrying Pool: The Reaper


The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

Normally that intro holds true, but while we are in the midst of the speculation reveals I will be flipping the tables. Instead of looking forward, the Scrying Pool will be looking back as we continue the Specialization series from a different viewpoint. Instead of speculation, I will focus on my impressions of each of the Elite Specializations after they get revealed while throwing in some of my previous articles and speculation for flavor.

Daybreak Games Members-Only Sale

Summer has arrived here at Daybreak, and we’re cranking up the air conditioning, firing up BBQs, hitting the beach… AND giving All Access Members an even BIGGER discount off in-game items!

From Friday, May 22nd at 10:00AM PDT through Monday, May 25th at 11:59PM PDT, anyone with an All Access Membership will see their Marketplace discount raised to 20% off!

Discuss this on the EverQuest or EverQuest II official forums.

EverQuest Progression Server Now Live

Ragefire, EverQuest's newest progression server, is now live!

In celebrating the server's launch, Daybreak Games has scheduled three upcoming streams over their EverQuest Twitch channel:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Reports on the EQ Forum suggest the server has been at maximum capacity, so you may have to wait a little bit if you decide to log in today.

Film Friday: Six New Trailers

In the latest installment of Film Friday, we have a handful of new flicks from Civilization Beyond Earth, EverQuest, Final Fantasy XIV, King's Quest, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Total War: Arena.

DC Universe Online: Halls of Power Part II

DC Universe Online launched its 14th DLC pack, Halls of Power Part II, earlier this week on the PC, PS3 and PS4. In this episode, Darkseid seeks to gather up ancient artifacts of the Old Gods and has set his army upon the Celestial City. Both heroes and villains are also being abducted on Earth by Apokolips, who is pitting them against Apokoliptian machinations.

Blade & Soul Comes to the West

Released in South Korea back in 2013 and since expanded to Asia, Taiwan and Japan, Blade & Soul, developed by Team Bloodlust, is an action-based martial arts wuxia MMO, with its gameplay, business model and more adapted to its respective territory. Since its release, NCSoft has received petitions, emails, PMs and more from western players wanting to be able to play the game. Today it has been announced that Blade & Soul will be coming to both North America and Europe this winter.

We spoke with Blade & Soul Producer Nicolas Courant and NCSoft Community Director Omeed Dariani earlier this week about the game and its readiness for a western audience.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Dragon Rogue

Dragon Rogue

HS Spacewizard is back with another Hearthstone Deck Tech, helping players get an edge each week as he builds, tests and breaks down a new deck.

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers. Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

Patch Notes for May 19, 2015

Here are the patch notes for Tuesday's EverQuest game update (servers due up around 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time):

*** Highlights ***

- Added a search function for advanced loot filters.
- Improved the load speed of characters into the world and when reloading UI.
- Moved the advanced loot settings from the Edit Filters window into a new window.
- Corrected a problem that caused some events that take place in instanced zones, such as the Arcane Fair for the Wizard step of "An Epic Request", to stop working.

The 13th Anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI!

 The celebrations for Final Fantasy XI's thirteenth anniversary are in full swing, with a number of different campaigns spread throughout Vana'diel to satisfy all sorts of individuals. Having started on May 16th, players can enjoy the newest iteration of the Adventurer Appreciation Campaign, the Super Kupower Mog Tablet Campaign, the 2nd Titillating Trust Tournament, and the 13th Vana'versary Mog Bonanza!

To read more on the details of these campaigns, as well as FFXI producer Akihiko Matsui's personal thanks for thirteen years of Final Fantasy XI, check below the jump!

What's your favorite campaign running? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!