Speculation for Warcraft: Shadowlands Lock-In

We heard you like escalating situations…

Rumors for the next World of Warcraft expansion has some folks on edge…

The Warcraft: Shadowlands preview is accessable over on Battlenet but there still isn’t a finite decision on weather or not “Once you go to the land of the dead you are stuck there” or if you can return to the home cities and the greater portion of Azeroth .

Developers have hinted to possibly “Locking Out” those whom travel into the expansion content from the earlier game content. However, this has been a subject of controversy for people whom enjoy the entire experience that WoW has to offer and which “Should be included if they are paying for it”.

No further comments have been released on the subject matter. However, many hard-core players say it will “Be great for immersion” while the more casual have been arguing over their favorite spots to frequent. The RPer community has a very heavy push-back on the matter insisting that “Shadowlands is NOT the place for many of the scenes they are currently engaging in.” with all that being said we won’t know until more information has been released.

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker “Lucas Cut” is better than what we paid for!

Stockholders were invited to Skywalker Ranch for the Lucas Cut and the result wasn’t pretty…

Sometime in July, 2020, a private screening was held and George Lucas’ owned Skywalker Ranch with a selection stockholders from Disney to view an edited with extra shots version of the last Episode of Star Wars. What was witnessed by the stockholder that leaked the information to YouTuber and Modern Myth Curator Victor Von Doomcock was staggering.

Doomcock Reporting in…

While the short version of the report is:
Stockholders are mad that this version was NOT the theatrical release because it was marginally better with 15 minutes of assorted footage which marginally improved the storyline and lived up to many die-hard fan’s expectations.

We missed them.

That being said, there is a large chance that the “Lucas Cut” will be released. We hope that it will be soon! With the state of the world in 2020 many people have been locked out of theaters and even movies set for theatrical release like the live action Mulan having then been slated for direct-to-stream release with a $30 price-tag. While taking yourself and loved ones to the movies runs about $45+ it wouldn’t be a far stretch to enjoy it it in the safety of your own home for a “Movie Night”.

Warrior Nun jumps from Comics to the Streaming Screen

Ben… did you…is that….?

While the Quagmire Gang is still keeping up with the Feeples and The Diggers Sisters are fighting an unseen battle for reality the Sisters of the Cruciform Sword are saving souls (and sending the bad ones back)

Imagine it’s the lat 90s. Buffy The Vampire Slayer is nearly over and Angel is running on CW. Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch are some of the only other real “Mainstream Girl Power” media. However, what few people had noticed is the latent potential of much smaller reaching publisher known as Antarctic Press. Their Flagship comics at the time: Ninja High School by Ben Dunn and Gold Digger by Fred Perry were great for getting a message across with character developement that wasn’t anywhere near the shove-down-your-throat as today’s “Popular works” by the “Big 2” (or Big 3 if you consider who’s out there). Both artists were pioneers in what we’ve called “American Manga” which for a while there was starting to fade. Ben and Fred along with a few other comic book artists may have very well saved the “American Manga” medium in the late 90s.

From Demons to wily Were-Cheetahs, Areala fraught everything!

Antarctic Press and Ben Dunn, however, had another amazing work for the world: Warrior Nun Areala. The narrative took the heroes journey from the girls point of view and gave us a little taste of the grimdark reality that Mister Dunn’s comic universes’ had in store for us. To avoid spoilers, because we know how close the adaptation has come, we’re going to say that the property is in the right hands. At least that’s my opinion (and I own the WHOLE NHS, Gold Digger, and Warrior Nun comic collection).

Looks on point for a modern incarnation…

A lot of folks have seen the trailer and agree that it does “Look badass!” and while that’s a good sign we have to see the final product. A good editor can make something rough look like gold just as a bad trailer can wreck a golden film. Areala always walked the line between a serious story, keeping the characters dynamic enough to grow and the static ones where they needed to be, and being a genuine commentary of the world at the time. Granted, there was a lot of fan-service a modern live-action adaptation would only require a little more leather and a bit more finesse on the part of the female leads taking charge and not playing victim to the charges they’re burdened with. Check it out once it gets on stream!

Cheers to Netflix, for picking it up!

Cheers to Ben for making it. He’s an inspiration to us all. If you’re looking for his and his fellows work check it out here:

The New Hybrid Platform For PC Games and Streaming – INK Games

With INK you WIN.

All you need to play and stream, all in one place, giving the other platforms some Ink in the face!

INK Games solves the two decade long problem of getting “players paid for their influence and social following” and Entertain by providing a platform where you can buy games and merchandise, Connect to you’re already established Social Media pool, and Stream all in one place while getting “tips” right off the bat and opportunity with your INK ID based on owning Virtual Property reflecting real world Zip Codes with tools and integration that makes it easier than ever to jump into the fray. It’s free to sign up and get in early too.

INK has Games and Streaming integration all rolled into a bundle so you can download, play, and earn all in one fell swoop!

I’ve been waiting for something like this after fumbling with OBS and the streaming keys or the various tools to “Start the Stream” with a total lack of intuitive design while having to spam all of my social media and then when I finally get started with a bad bit-rate or substandard content totally throwing all the hardships endured to the wind and having to start from scratch to find out “what I did wrong” and scour the internet for optimal settings. Then, after hours of playing and only 2 viewers and zero interaction the platform your doing it on gives you nothing while they profit off of ads above and beside your stream unless you have thousands of “followers” and hundreds of “hours watched”. If I’ve been waiting for something like this so have you!

Once the platform is up you’ll be able to avoid the whole “Time/Viewer-Gate” that other platform’s require.

Besides the whole “Stream Integration” and actual viral tracking of all those who watch your content while getting a tips, INK, also has the option to pick up “Digital Property” to make a from Zip and Postal Codes if folks decide to get in on another part of the platform with Digital Assets once released. The only way to get in is with an invitation…

As it currently stands the ways you can earn can be greatly boosted by the library of games they’re planning to release sometime soon. There hasn’t been any word yet as to what’s going to be included but INK has a selection of developers and designers from across the industry making sure the system works. The platform will be on PC with a Companion App in development exclusively for Smart Phones.

Just to name a few. The writer of this article has reached out to a few dozen more whom might be interested.
If you’re interested all you have to do is click on any of the text provided!

If you decide to join before the Launch you’ll find yourself needing an INK ID invite:

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-R. Rankin

Fortnite v12.60 Update Lowdown

We’ve compiled some info on the newest Update for Fortnite for you!

Get ready to RUMBLE!

On May 20th, 2020, Fortnites latest update went live. This patch included code corrections, bug fixes, new features, and some major changes that have not gone public yet. If you’ve logged on you’ll notice something a little “extra” about The Agency location. The Patch Notes have given us a good idea of what’s going down so far for v12.60:

Battle Royal Update Changes-

·         Party Royal has been updated with the Grappler and the Jetpack (increase mobility for everyone)!

·         Operation: Infiltration has had some added tweaking with a Spy Games Playlist with a nod back to Team Fortress 2 mechanics such as “Extract the intel case and protect your own”

·         Dragacorn Glider animation has been updated and returned to the game

·         Riot Control Baton Pixaxe error corrected so now it doesn’t prevent others from hearing you and being used as an exploit.

·         Damage indicators fixed so they misread when sustaining hits from the wrong direction

·         During Spectation mode you can now change your skin and items while visiting the shop while the game plays in the background

·         There is a New HUD feature indicator that shows nearby gunfire within a specific range (not defined yet).

·         The PC Controller Controversy and Nerf: Epic has announced that they’ll be changing the “Aim Assist” once the FNCS Finals are over which means there will be some mechanics and codewizardry put into play soon. In an official email they’ve said:
“Controller tweaking, tuning, and investigation continues. We have some changes for next steps, but we don’t want to release right before the FNCS Invitational Finals.”

·         Battle Pass Ghost and Shadow variants for your characters will be removed once the season is over so be sure to clear your challenges list.

·         New Challenges There has been a plethora of new challenges added that we’ve not got the full rundown yet but they should be public soon.

·         New Styles There are a huge new slew of skins coming such as Slurp versions for Jonesy, Bandolette, Leviathan, and other styles like Noir for Siren and Wolf, in addition to some gun skins, a Spy Skin for Bachii, and a few other small cosmetics.

·         Creative Mode Corrections The big seam on the middle of the island for mobile users has been identified.

·         Quality of Life Issues
Ammo that was being consumed by a weapon being dropped then picked back up has been verified.
Exploding Deathboms should no longer do damage to an objective through buildings.
Black metal weapons calculation and self damage effects have been corrected during critical hits.

·         General Issues to be addressed
Correction to the Midas’ Goldan Touch not changing items gold and people have found dropping the weapon then re-equipping it will get the effect to work.
The Mouse Lock Input Method function is currently not locking the input method.
Players can hear emotes played over the Main Stage music in Party Royal Mode
Server latency and drop issues are still causing a baseline problem that needs to be addressed and corrected.

With all these updates it’s looking to be an exciting few months. The corrections to PC Controller input is also looking like a great boon for those whom aren’t using it since the nerf was needed in the case of “Target Snapping” and the almost aimbot like feature causing a lot of grief for people not using said function.

The skins are also looking pretty slick and we’ll have to see what else comes out in the coming days! Get out there and have some fun and don’t forget to hammer out those challenges before the season’s up!

-R. Rankin