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Heroes of the Storm: Falstad – quick guide

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Falstad Wildhammer of Hinterlands is commander of the Wildhammer dwarf clan, noble gryphon rider, one of the most respected humanoids by the Red Dragons. In World of Warcraft he is neither Horde or Alliance and this makes him the perfect hero for Heroes of the Storm where you will fight and kill anything that will stands in your way.

Falstad is a Ranged Assassin dealing 38 damage at level 1 and having base health of 710.

1  Level 1: You can choose between Power Throw, Updraft, Seasoned Marksmen, Conjurer’s Pursuit or Bribe. For me the obvious choice was, Power Throw; it increases the range on the hammer by 40% and the slow duration by 25% and it makes the game easier.

42  4Level 4: The options are Charged up, Flow Rider, Vampiric Assault or Gathering Power. If you are confident enough in your surviving skill choose Gathering Power it will increase all your abilities damage by 15%, otherwise with the Vampiric Assault because it will allow you to live longer in battles.

1  Level 7: The talent option becomes: Battle Momentum, Secret Weapon, BOOMerang, Free Roll or First Aid. BOOMerang is probably my favorite talent for Falstad, it deals massive amounts of AOE damage (around the hammer) and no low-hp hero can escape your hammer this way.

10  Level 10: Hinterland Blast or Mighty Gust. Hinterland Blast because on a long line it deals 300+ damage to the enemies, and the other skill is useless because it only pushes enemies away.

13  Level 13: Choosing between: Giant Killer, Crippling Hammer, Thunderstrikes or Static Shield. Again you are an Assassin, you either go Giant Killer or Crippling Hammer but I prefer the Giant Killer talent just because you deal more damage with your basic attack while crippling hammer only slows your enemy.

16  Level 16: The following talents are available: Aerie Gusts, Hammer Time, Afterburner and Overdrive. Overdrive for sure. After you activate the talent, it will increase your Ability Power by 25% and the mana costs by 40% for 5 seconds but who cares? after a fight you’ll go back to base anyway.

10  Level 20: The last choices: Call of the WildHammer, Wind Tunnel, Nexus Frenzy or Epic Mount. I usually go for Call of the Wildhammer just because you are forced at level 10 to take the only ultimate that makes sense. Anyway you’ll deal a lot of damage with this ultimate if you find the right position.

This is how I play Falstad because you can give a high amount of damage and play your role as an assassin for the team. Good Luck & Have Fun!

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to a good story. Personally I love reading about the people who inspire me and what it took for them to achieve their success. As I am a bit of a self confessed tech geek I think there is no better way to discover these stories than by reading every day some articles or the newspaper . My bookcases are filled with good tech biographies, they remind me that anyone can be a success. So even if you come from an underprivileged part of society or you aren’t the smartest person in the room we all have a chance to reach the top. The same message shines in my beliefs. All it takes to succeed is a good idea, a little risk and a lot of hard work and any geek can become a success. VENI VIDI VICI .

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Skull and Bones Launch Causes Surge in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Gamers

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It’s intriguing to note that the launch of the long-awaited piracy simulator Skull and Bones has led to a notable increase in players returning to Ubisoft’s previous game, the pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

PCGamesN gathered data from SteamDB and observed that on February 15, 2024, the day before Skull and Bones launched, approximately 971 players were simultaneously playing Black Flag. By the 16th, the figure had nearly doubled, hitting 1,662. By the 17th, the number had increased to 2600, and by the 18th, it reached 3,226. After a week of continuous gameplay, a new peak was achieved on the 26th, with 3,594 players online simultaneously. With the game’s peak hitting 16K a decade ago, it’s a fascinating illustration of how success can benefit everyone involved, pun intended.

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One can’t help but sympathize with developer Ubisoft Singapore in this situation. We thoroughly appreciated Skull and Bones after overcoming the initial comparison to Black Flag, which was a point of contention in our review. Ubisoft’s latest release faces a major challenge due to players’ existing expectations and a lack of clear direction for several years.

As an Epic Store exclusive, it’s challenging to gauge the performance of Skull and Bones, especially since console numbers have not been disclosed. Insider Gaming cites sources within the company who claim that 850,000 people have downloaded the game, with the eight-hour free trial that Ubisoft is offering contributing to this figure. It’s worth noting that the developers described the game as top-tier quality and were adamant about pricing it at $70.
Are you feeling inspired to revisit Black Flag after trying out Skull and Bones? What are your thoughts on Skull and Bones if you’ve had the opportunity to try it out? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Shibuya Action RPG REYNATIS Coming to PS5 first, with a later release on PS4 in the West later this year

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FuRyu’s Shibuya-based action RPG REYNATIS has sparked significant interest since its announcement for the PS5 and PS4 in Japan last week, with many eagerly awaiting news of a Western release. After the release of the full-length trailer this week, NIS America has stepped in as the publisher for North America and Europe.

While a specific release date hasn’t been announced yet, the company has confirmed that the game will include Japanese audio and English text upon its arrival in this region, along with a PC version being added. Fans will have to wait a little longer for the localized version of the upcoming adventure, which will feature several well-known Square Enix veterans.

“In search of liberation through power, the wizard Marin embarks on a journey to Shibuya, encountering Sari, a member of the MEA, a group committed to regulating wizards,” the description hints. Hide your magical abilities to blend in with the crowd and freely roam the city, engaging in various activities or missions. Alternatively, unleash your powerful skills to access hidden areas and confront any obstacles that cross your path.

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When Shadow of the Erdtree releases, I might stop fighting Malenia in Elden Ring Legend and focus on soloing her

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It’s astonishing that two years have passed since a standout Elden Ring player emerged victorious, solidifying their claim to the Elden Lord throne by engaging in repetitive ritual battles. The character known as Let Me Solo Her valiantly defeated the game’s toughest boss on behalf of players, earning legendary status in the gaming community.

Currently, LMSH is engaged in a battle against Malenia but is eagerly anticipating Shadow of the Erdtree as a potential opportunity to end the conflict. After the DLC was announced, IGN interviewed a player with extensive experience in Elden Ring, boasting over 1,200 hours of gameplay. They claim to have defeated Malenia thousands of times and even completed the game using a unique mod.

LMSH is eagerly anticipating Shadow of the Erdtree, expressing confidence in director Hidetaka Miyazaki’s ability to deliver another outstanding masterpiece for players to enjoy. The terrifying Messmer, who Miyazaki confirmed to be a significant character in the DLC and on par with other potent figures in the game, is the new enemy in LMSH, as depicted above. Could this be a new adversary for LMSH?

The upcoming DLC for Elden Ring, Shadow of the Erdtree, is highly anticipated and is set to release on June 21st for PS5 and PS4. Do you think LMSH will be able to progress? Or do you think they are destined to dance with Malenia forever? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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