Goodbye old friends, wherever you may be.
I logged on to Radishing on Deepwood the other day to be greeted with mail. Being a curious radish, I rode over to the mail box and read my letter. I had received a guild promotion. Woot! Not woot. The guild I was in, Creative Outlets, had died and I was the only toon to log in for over 30 days. My reward was promotion to leader of a dead guild.
Most readers won’t know this guild or who Kumberlin (winner of the Joy of Dimensions contest) and Embri were. Both were dimensioneers from the Storm Legion beta and formed the guild, Creative Outlets, to gather Deepwood dimensioneers together. Kumberlin and myself, along with Embri, used to chat about all sorts of things and, occasionally, dimensions. Kumberlin and Embri were also brilliant builders. They sparked off each other to create some of the best pre-patch 2.3 dimensions. They were my friends and I miss them. Continue Reading
What are these lovely cupboard handles made from?
It’s been far too long since we had a mystery object. Our last mystery object must surely have worn out its puzzle by now. This new mystery comes to us by way of Feendish’s new build in the Endless Eclipse dimension, ‘Cloud Garden’@Greybriar. Once again, Feendish has totally transformed the dimension beyond recognition. You’ll find the cupboard in the little house up the stairs (if you don’t get lost). Can you puzzle out what this mystery object is?
Details of our last mystery object behind the cut. Spoilers ahead. Continue Reading
The stuffed, black, armored ursin and hunter’s clothesline sit in front of the tentacled brevane tree.
When Faratha said there may be some new dimension items dropping from mobs in patch 2.4, she wasn’t kidding. A few hours after the patch went live, the dimension addicts channel was buzzing with the news. Zone drops have been added to zones in both the old world and new, looting from zone mobs level 59 and lower. Ecstatic dimensioneers are no longer stuck in dimensions but out running around the zones killing every mob in sight. The dimension items are not soulbound or account bound. Continue Reading
Kitasia has stepped into the video making business with a video of all the sky projectors, including the Conquest and space sky projectors. It’s an informative and practical video for people wanting to know the effects of sky projectors before they purchase. There’s a few more videos I wouldn’t mind seeing, like one for the different pools available. Since we can’t try before we buy, that might stop people being disappointed by the transparency of the water in the Ember Isle hot springs and the Ember Isle mineral pool. If there are any items you’d like videos of, let Kitasia know in the comments. If we encourage her to do more, who knows where it will end. An Oscar maybe?
No longer account bound, fishing items can be traded, bought and sold.
Want to trade red floating sailing ship for flowering cherry tree. Think I have any hope of that? Me either. Account bound, you say? Not any longer, folks. The fished up dimension items are no longer bound to account or soul; expect to see them on the auction house and in guild dimensions.
This is great news for everyone. It gives fishers (and fishing dimensioneers) another source of income. No longer will we need to store all those boats and red pedestals in a personal bank. I am pleased for guild dimensions, it always disappointed me that fishing items could not be used there. Better again for those unlucky people who always seem to fish up the same item, over and over. Now we can trade, buy and sell fishing items to even out our supply.
This is a grand move on Trion’s behalf and bless them for making it. It certainly helps even out some of the burdens associated with dimensioning. Now, back to that sailing ship for a cherry tree. What no takers? It’s not like you already have an armada of ships…
Cash cow? Udderly ridiculous!
I had to post a letter yesterday, a rare thing in this age of electronic communication. It’s been so long since I’ve posted a letter, the price had risen and I had to rummage in the family stamp trove to find the correct postage. Whilst rummaging, I stumbled across a Christmas stamp from 1980. Back then, it cost 15c to send a Christmas card by post; it cost 55 cents last Christmas. That’s a measure of inflation over the past 33 years.
Dimensions underwent a sudden inflation on June 12th this year, with the release of new dimension items vastly more expensive than pre-F2P. The sudden hike in item prices left many players feeling exploited by the apparent push to credit purchases. Cries of ‘cash cow’ entered the forum threads as players let their thoughts be known. How accurate is this player perception of dimensions as a cash raising exercise? Continue Reading
One of the nicest dimension items in the game, now available for platinum or credits.
I hopped over to the Public Test Shard today, downloaded the huge patch and looked at what changes there might be to dimensions in patch 2.4. I was pleasantly surprised to see a new category added to the dimension tab of the store, a Loyalty category. This new tab contains all the dimension items granted with the tiers of loyalty and they can be purchased with credits or platinum.
Prices seem reasonable in comparison to the other store bought dimension items. I expect prices to be adjusted before the patch is released, due to pricing inconsistency. For example, the decorated Shimmersand tavern is only 86 platinum but 109 credits, which doesn’t seem consistent with usual pricing policies of about 1.2 to 2.4 platinum per credit.
This is exactly what we needed to lift our flagging dimensional spirits. A big thanks to Trion for listening to our pleas and providing an alternate source for the loyalty dimension items.