Archive for July, 2011

30 Days of Diversity – # 8

Posted in General, HFL, Podcast, Raiding, Role Playing, World of Warcraft on July 28, 2011 by Armada

Warrior Tier 3: Dreadnaught

In this authors opinion, the Dreadnaught set is easily the best looking Warrior set ever made. This says not only a lot about the set itself as the number 8 overall in all of Azeroth, but it also speaks volumes for the Warrior class being neglected in many other sets. That said, the Dreadnaught set is simply amazing looking with the gunmetal gray color scheme and huge menacing shoulders with an eerie glow.

Couple this with the evil looking helm and I am certain that there are many Warriors who would still be wearing or otherwise seeking out this set if Blizzard implements an appearance tab.

 

Poll Question of the Week – July 24 2011

Posted in General, HFL, Podcast, Polls, World of Warcraft on July 28, 2011 by Armada

The Chaos Stream Episode 001

Posted in General, Podcast on July 23, 2011 by Armada

The EGO Broadcasting Network is proud to announce our newest podcast, The Chaos Stream!

You can find the podcast on iTunes or stream episode 001 directly by going HERE

Episode 001 – In our inaugural episode we cover the Netflix price increase, the prospects of Google Plus and maintain our geek cred with some truly geektacular stories. Additionally Adam flaunts his horrific taste in science fiction movies and his love for minecraft while Rich may have mentioned Carl Sagan and “man crush” in the same sentence. Ron is the only thing keeping this episode from spinning out of control, but then again he likes playing with a 1985 Nintendo robot… yes this episode is doomed.

The Chaos Stream. You are NOT ready.

Web: http://thechaosstream.com
Email: thechaosstream@gmail.com
Twitter: @thechaosstream

 

30 Days of Diversity – # 9

Posted in HFL, Podcast, Raiding, Role Playing, World of Warcraft on July 21, 2011 by Armada

Priest Tier 6: Absolution

Narrowing our list as we creep slower and slower to number 1 has been very difficult. This is evidenced by the very epic looking Absolution set resting at number 9. Breaking the top 10 is an impressive feat no doubt, but there are many who would easily have this set into the top 5.

What makes this tier set standout is the understated somewhat non traditional deep blue that just seems to work, complimented by some of the best shoulders and helm ever to grace the World of Warcraft.

 

30 Days of Diversity – # 10

Posted in General, HFL, MMO, Raiding, Role Playing, World of Warcraft on July 13, 2011 by Armada

Shaman Tier 1: Earthfury

We start off our top 10 with arguably the best looking tier 1 set ever to be launched with the game; the Shaman Earthfury. This set offered a glimpse into what was to come for Shaman who have over the years been given a lot of love by the Blizzard art department. From lava streaked shoulders to fire brimmed kilts, this set delivers and is one the reasons that historically many regard Shaman as the treated class in terms of the visuals.

Those same masses will also be the first to tell you that the developers and their class balance have not always shown the same kindness or favoritism.

30 Days of Diversity – # 11

Posted in General, HFL, MMO, Raiding, Role Playing, World of Warcraft on July 13, 2011 by Armada

Rogue Tier 2: Bloodfang

I may catch a little heat from our rogue friends as I have a strong suspicion that many will feel this set has been placed too far down the list, and for good reason… surely the tier 2 Bloodfang armor it is a top 10 set! I would have said the same thing prior to my research because this is a great looking set.

From the deep multiple shades of blood red color to a very stealth like helm, the Bloodfang embodies many of the best rogue elements to date. The fact that this set is placed at number 11 is more of a testament to how many great tier sets are out there than any knock against the truly nefarious looking Bloodfang set.

Fear not though Rogues, we are not done with your class representation in our 30 Days of Diversity.

Poll Question of the Week – July 10 2011

Posted in General, HFL, Polls, World of Warcraft on July 10, 2011 by Armada

 

HFL Episode 15 Show Notes

Posted in HFL, Podcast on July 9, 2011 by Armada

Horde for Life Episode 15 Show Notes

You can download this episode from iTunes or stream directly from here.

Episode # 15 – Chaos – We discuss the Cataclysm 4.2 patch, raid and dungeon instance difficulty plus the downward trajectory of the Warcraft subscriber base and all the marketing weapons to combat its effects. Additionally we announce The Chaos Stream, an upcoming EGO Networks podcast covering all thing geek and of course listener feedback.

 

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30 Days of Diversity – # 12

Posted in General, HFL, MMO, Raiding, Role Playing, World of Warcraft on July 9, 2011 by Armada

Shaman Tier 5: Cataclysm

Breaking into the “Deadly Looking Dozen” is the now ironically named but all together obsolete Cataclysm set. I wonder when this set was created if the developers had any idea that a few years later, the games third expansion would carry this name? Nonetheless this is a really epic looking set that, like tier 12 is all about the fire look.

Pushing that aside tier 5 still looks great with the “chain art” and fire and brimstone shading but does lose some points for a helm that I always thought was a bad match with the rest of the set.

30 Days of Diversity – # 13

Posted in General, HFL, MMO, Raiding, Role Playing, World of Warcraft on July 9, 2011 by Armada

Hunter Tier 7: Cryptstalker

Not to be confused with the Cryptstalker Armor Set from tier 3, the more refined tier 7 set has a very similar looking helm but offered some of the best looking hunter shoulders and was available in green and a dark brown as the 10 and 25 man raid sets. This set shows clearly how minor and subtle changes, like the shoulder spikes, can make a set look much more appealing.