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Defiance 2050

Looks like Defiance (the MMO) is getting an update.  The updated version launches this summer and is called Defiance 2050. The television show took place starting in 2046, so I guess the developers might be moving the timeline a little forward (well, the show was 3 seasons long, so many it picks up the story after the show?). On the good side of things it seems like they are streamlining the
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Review: The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building by David J. PetersonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars While I don't see myself conlanging any time soon, this was quite a fun read (and a pretty good book if you are interested in linguistics but don't know where to start!) There were quite a few examples from Game of Thrones (which I guess is the most
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Adieu SWTOR & Defiance, hello WoW

In the most recent lootcrate there was a code for World of Warcraft, for all expansions (up until the most recent Legion expansion that just hit) and a month's worth of free playtime.  With my hard drive a bit short on space I made the decision to get rid of Defiance and SWTOR and try to recoup some space for the 40Gb installation of World of Warcraft.  After a couple of days of trying to
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Star Trek Online - temporal Defense Reputation

Hey!  With the advent of a new expansion, coming later on this summer, we will have a new reputation! The Temporal Defense Reputation (how many reputations is that now?).  Along with the reputation you can earn, and the active and passive abilities,there is gear to be had!The ship gear actually looks pretty interesting.  Considering that my main character is flying the Lobi version
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Woohoo! EGO upgrades based on XP :)

I like Defiance (the game), but as someone who usually plays solo, and has not joined a clan, leveling up can be a pain since leveling up (EGO level) was tied to pursuits that you did throughout the game (kill this many of this, level of that many of that, do all the missions in this arc, and so on).  That works fine for those who want to pursue those game goals, but for me, as a solo point-and-shoot
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Defiance Props

Last  week, purely by chance, I was looking to see if there were any Defiance earth republic (erep) hats or insignia on eBay. It's a show I like and having played at least some of Dark Metamorphosis on the MMO, I thought that maybe someone had created a replica of the Hellbug Combat Cap headgear that you can get in-game (hey Trion - real world merch for in-game items - killer idea! ;-) ).Anyway,
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Defiance | Dark Metamorphosis

Hey!  There is a defiance update! Woohoo!  This past weekend I downloaded an update to defiance - which was surprisingly small (my weekly STO patches seem quite huge in comparison).  The Trion team released a short season update with the release of season 4: Dark Metamorphosis. This update brings us five new missions for our Arc hunters. Now that Nim Shodu has been defeated (hahaha! 
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Do you have room in that pouch?

I never knew the joys of limited storage space...until I started playing MMORPGs...  I haven't gotten to having 8 "mule" characters yet but who knows?  If I continue playing, with all the expansions, I might end up there :p
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Niiiiiiiiim!

I was meaning for that to sound a bit like the iconic "khaaaaaan" yell, but oh well - fell flat a bit.  Not talking about Nim Chimpsky here, the famous chimp from the language study at Columbia, but rather Num Shandu, the Castithan general who lead the charge on Defiance (and lost).  Seems like he needed some cybernetics in order to get him back to working order again.  In any case,
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Warcraft...the movie?

I came across this movie trailer the other day for a Warcaft movie.  I've never been much into World of Warcraft the MMORPG, I have an aversion to paying montly fees for playing games (which is why I like free-to-play games like Defiance).  The last time I played warcraft, it was WarCraft 2 on my Performa 635 and it looked like this:Watching the trailer I got vibes of Avatar and Lord of
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Well...I guess it's adieu to Defiance and Dominion

Awwww, nuts!As I was browsing my RSS feeds the other day I came across a news story that reported that both Defiance and Dominion, both SyFy channel series, have been cancelled!  Come on Syfy!  First Stargate, now this? ;-) What do you need more airtime for sharnados? LOL.Spoilers ahead -So, Dominion only got two seasons. The show was based, sort of, around the notions of the movie Legion,
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A bullet for a badman!

Jackleg JoeIt's been a while since I wrote about Defiance.  At last writing I was at an EGO rating of about 200, which apparently was a little problematic for beating Jackleg Joe, the boss of the last mission or Marin called Bullet for a Badman (which apparently is a Western movie title). In this mission I was stuck by not having enough capability to inflict damage on the enemies, so off I went
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[Defiance]: The road to Sausolito

RaidersI've been geeking out a bit on Defiance these past couple of weeks and focusing on getting the main missions completed before moving onto more episode-based missions.  I am currently at an EGO rating of 292; pretty meager when you consider that the max EGO rating is around 6000, but anyway.Thus far I've completed the Mount Tam missions, where the main antagonists seem to be mutants of
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Getting my toes wet with Defiance

RuthusWell, after a few years of being on the fence, and now that Defiance has gone free-to-play, I decided to give this game a try.  I had actually bought the xbox disc (at a steep discount) back at Christmas, but I had not activated my xbox live subscription (school and all), so I never really got to play Defiance on my xbox. Once it went free-to-play (or at least f2p was announced for PS3
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