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During the Division Beta, there where many complaints

One of them being The Rogue Status. And after playing the game for nearly 20 hours, here on Epicpowergaming, a few of us found the lack of love for the Rogue status, disturbing. I remember seeing over a handful of the beta testers peeved about there in-ability to set themselves up in the world of the criminally minded in this Black Friday chaos ridden swarming wasteland. Their arguments ranging from, The difficulty and how rewards didn’t come with the risks or at least where not at all worth it. Everyone gangs up on the rogue, that’s a fact, but honestly, that is as real as it gets.

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In real life the bad guy never wins

The bad guy gets ganged up on, the bad guy gets caught and sent to jail or killed. You want more time, but yet you have plenty, how is it every ones fault you went all in and started guns blazing when you could of picked off people one by one, while letting your time run out and reset, basically clearing you of the rogue status. I even seen the really smart and amazing rogues try to get me to become rogue so they can pick me off for themselves and get everyone to hunt me down as they reap the rewards, strategy, your mind, USE IT.

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Shoot someone hide for a few seconds

go un-rogue pop up on that persons radar, they become rogue if they hit you after shooting back, kill them and bling bling. Don’t be the stereotypical whiny criminal, be intelligent sli, BE ROGUE. You may call it dirty game play, but remember! You are not playing as an agent, you are playing as a criminal and unless you are equipped for the fight and heavily crewed up, then you got to keep moving, hiding, staying 100% paranoid, because everyone wants what you have. You want things easy? like when you where camping at the extraction point? Put in some work scrub, you don’t deserve everything handed to you, but at the same time I understand the frustration.

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But Hopefully that frustration is set by the beta

and it’s lack of features and environment. There are a lot of things that need fixing and that can be added that would give the rogue class some much needed help, because I didn’t mean to make it sound like the rogue status is perfect during these last few paragraphs, but yeah, it’s far from that. Some real problems come around the time of when you are escaping and running from mobs. How so you may ask? well, it’s hard to run from a group of 8, that have sniper rifles and heavy artillery while running down these long one way streets that where shoved throughout the beta. I understand that this is the beta and that Hazmat areas may be the spots that will make this fair, but still, out running bullets in this game when being hunted down, is waaaay more difficult then it really needs to be.

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Yes, I agree

we keep it difficult, so people have to work to take the objects you grinded so hard on attaining, but at the same time, lets not make it impossible, because the last thing we want is a world without rogues. Having a bunch of agent buddies is all fun and stuff, but when it comes down to it, the rogues bring the excitement, the excitement we need, the excitement we love. Because nothing is better than being at the extraction with over a dozen people pointing guns at each other and rushing in when the copter arrives hoping that nothing sets off. It’s like a bar filled with anti heroes in a western, pointing guns at each other in a 12 way Mexican stand off. Well today be the day? BANG BANG!

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All in all

The Rogue Status and the Darkzone are some of the most satisfying and refreshing features I have had the pleasure of experiencing in a Single/Multiplayer game. It just felt so perfect for The Division, Like something that I needed, that I have been missing out on all this time. The rogue status, is what it is, a difficulty setting basically, you want to casually play be agent, you feel like playing on hard for a few minutes, go rogue, though we could use some help in making it more of a pleasing experience, so why not add mounts. Mounts ranging from dirt bikes, mountain bikes and bicycles, I even thought skateboards would be cool, but it would look pretty ridiculous when riding over snow. Help the rogue actually have a chance at escaping, over that 97% faith of death and failure, because in the end, the rewards are satisfying, you level up faster and you get a lot more swag because you are killing others who will drop there personals and or random items. The rogue status is near perfect, you want to make it an upsetting and horrible experience then that’s on you. So just go out there and have fun, enjoy yourself, it’s a apocalyptic world where everyone is out for themselves, while being burned alive by anti virus maniacs, so there will be annoyances and frustrations.

But I understand if you disagree and if so, let me know how you would go on improving the Rogue status in our comment section below, See you in the battlefield AGENT…….

Soul Saga

Soul Saga, a game that I have been very much anticipating since it’s Kickstarter launch, is finally coming to our choice of console in the near future.

How soon you ask? mid year soon, as in June 2016. Yes, we are finally going to get our hands on the very first game of the saga, all thanks to the magician, the main man himself Disaster Cake Mikey, who has put in well over 1000 hours a week. While having to deal with artist hoping from one project to the other, sometimes leaving him with more work on his plate then necessary, but even though the struggle might of made things a bit overwhelming at times, it wasn’t enough to keep him from releasing and continuing his dream of becoming a video game developer.

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The news and release date was announced in the recent Soul Saga Kickstarter Update, which announced that Soul Saga will be coming out on June 2016 for PC, Linux and Mac, with the console versions coming out soon after. The update also announced a beta update, which would allow the user to experience the airship mechanics of Soul Saga. The Soul Saga air mechanics consist of Boosting, which is basically a NOS like feature that the player can use to help them Mine and break through floating rocks in the sky, also, YES SKY MINING! wait what is that you say? That’s unbelievable? Well, wait until you hear this, you can fish with your air ship as well! AND FIGHT!

And with an airship feature, it’s a no brainer that we would be in need of an AIRSHIP SHOP!

that would allow the user to customize the airship with speed boost, weapons, health increases etc. etc. basically everything one can desire. The airship shops will be located at every air shop dock in the world.

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The best thing about Soul Saga has been the ride, especially the forums where everyone has been lovely, it’s also the place where we had the vote in the way we would love to see specific parts or physics of the game be utilized. Such as the airship fighting system, that was voted by the backers to be in real time, yes real time air ship battles. And the best part yet is that it’s still a on going part of the development, because as of right now you can help decide a race name for the goblin like creatures inside the Soul Saga universe. I came up with Squabbles for the dodo like birds 🙂 during a Twitch stream with Cakeians a few years back.

 

Star Wars Battlefront is finally in open beta.

Currently the map selection and other features are limited but it is getting a lot of attention from Twitch streamers.

You need to create an EA Origin account to get the beta and it is a fairly hefty download.

On PC Star Wars Battlefront takes up 10.8 gigabytes of space. I assume it is that large on both the PS4 and xbox one.

We will have a review of the beta as soon as we get some time with the game.

Grab Star Wars Battlefront for PC, xbox one, and ps4 here!

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While browsing my normal sites this morning my eyes bulged out when I came upon this Slickdeal for a pre owned Playstation 4 for $210. The vendor is CowBoom.com which is a subsidiary of BestBuy.

Just the console!

Just the console!

Note: This is just the PS4 500GB console and power cable. It does not come with the controller, usb cable, manual, headset, HDMI cable… basically anything but the console itself!

The full deal and coupon code are available from this SlickDeals.net post.

PS: Shipping is free!

Since the start of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter one thing has been clear and is something fans have not been shy in letting the team behind the Kickstarter know is how much they have wanted a Physical Playstation 4 copy of there beloved Shenmue 3. Well, the wait is over, for $60 you will get an exclusive kickstarter edition copy of the PS4 version of Shenmue 3 right on your lap and for a whopping $40 more you get your names immortalized in the credits. Yo Brooooooo! lets do this!

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Yu Suzuki Dreaming big

An update went up earlier today, that you should of received if you were a backer of Shenmue 3, but of course you wouldn’t have to worry about such a thing, because you are a backer….. right?

You’re not!? Well I got your back either way, there is a link down below that leads to the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, but anyways, The update informed the pledgers on a Twitch cast that will be going on later in the evening on Friday the 26th.

Hello Shenmue Fans and soon to be Shenmue Fans!

Yu Suzuki will be doing a Twitch stream on Friday, June 26 at 7:00PM PDT (Saturday, June 27 2:00AM GMT).

There is lots of Shenmue to talk about, so look for the Twitch Channel link to be posted with the Update tomorrow.

Until then!

It has not yet been revealed if this will be on a personal channel or an interview on someone else’s, but eager and excited we all are, as we write down all the questions we have rumbling in our little brains. How cool will it be to see Yu Suzuki do a lets play!? One can only hope, see you there! And keep your fingers crossed for some more in game behind the scenes footage of Shenmue 3.

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