Let’s be real here, everything you do in Guild Wars 2 is some sort of adventure. That’s part of the basic premise of the game; you’re going out and having adventures. But there’s a difference between general adventuring and the upcoming Adventures, which pit players against specific challenges in the game as an evolution of the existing content systems. The designers looked at things like jumping puzzles and skill challenges and saw that while the content was fun, it didn’t have much replay value; hence, Adventures.
Adventures are single-character challenges that emphasize unique gameplay challenges and the upcoming Mastery system; some of them are instanced combat challenges, while others are more about environmental obstacles. They also include leaderboards for you to compare your scores against friends and see if you can do better the next time around, giving players a bit more incentive to go back and try the adventures more than once. Possibly as a sword-wielding Revenant assassin, which was also just unveiled this morning.
PLAY STAR TREK ONLINE FOR FREEPlayers in Star Trek Online are still knee-deep in the war against the Iconians, and the latest patch for the game highlights how the war is intensifying. Season 10.5 is live today with a new featured episode detailing the struggle with the fiendish would-be conquerors as well as several improvements for fleets and individuals.
Fleets can now acquire a new fleet holding in the form of a research lab, while several fleets can band together to form an Armada and share resources and expertise. Individual players can take advantage of improved advanced queues, which no longer have failure states that could turn one mistake into a completely lost mission. There’s also a new heavy cruiser available and a new lockbox, offering a wider variety of tools for fighting back against the greatest dangers the Delta Quadrant has to offer.