Saturday, 29 March 2014

SWTOR Lowdown: Specking for da newbies

Hi guys,

Today I will be talking about gearing for end game content something that not many people wil understand or find confusing. Today's issue will be on the Sniper. This is my main class and gearing augments are something I found verry confusing and you can be called a noob and other things just because of your gear. This angers me because how are you ment to go into end game content that gets gear without doing it with lower gear. For instance, I was in 148 gear running a hard mode and someone said why did I have a low hp. Well the point of the quest is to get better gear and that is something that little people get. 

Well gearing for a sniper depends on your level and spec. At level 50 your gear rating can vary from 126-150. To compete in level 50 flashpoints and hard mode flashpoints I recommend buying the makeb commendation gear for a starting set of gear. Than once you complete some flashpoints you will get some campaign gear witch has a set bonus and gear rating of 146.
Also their is some operations available at level 50 witch are called classic operations and drop hazmat gear which is 150 gear rating and is great to use until you are level 55. At level 55 you can do PVP and get set bonuses of 154 for conqueror gear or ranked arenas witch give 158 gear. 


Well, let's start with lethality.

Lethality is the main PVP spec for sniper and gives some of the best damage. But is is becoming very popular in PVE. This spec is very good for movement and gives some very nice movement. This spec relies on the poison abilities of your agent and uses your sniper as a machine gun. Giving some very cool animations. However in my opinion I don't like this spec in PVE as I don't think the rotation is quite suited for me. 

The rotation is 
  1. Shatter Shot If nobody providing the debuff.
  2. Explosive Probe

  3. Corrosive Grenade
  4. Corrosive Dart
  5. Cull
  6. Series of Shots
  7. Snipe with 
    Laze Target
  8. Ambush
  9. Rifle Shot.   
The skill tree I use is. 





    Marksman.

    This spec can be very energy costly if used wrong but is my preferred spec for PVE. I don't normally use it for PVP but it is my favourite spec. 
    The rotation is 

    1. Shatter Shot If nobody providing the debuff.
    2. Series of Shots + 
      Followthrough
    3. Snipe + 
      Followthrough
    4. Takedown + 
      Followthrough
    5. Ambush + 
      Followthrough
    6. Corrosive Dart
    7. Orbital Strike
    8. Rifle Shot
    The skill tree I use is the noxic skill tree 


    Finally the last spec for sniper is engineering.

    This spec is a AOE spec for group damage. It consists of many AOE abilities and is good for leveling. But personally I don't lie the spec and it doesn't really do much. 

    The rotation Is
    1. Shatter Shot if about to expire and nobody else provides the debuff.
    2. Rifle Shot if below below 50 Energy.
    3. Plasma Probe
    4. Interrogation Probe
    5. Explosive Probe
    6. Corrosive Dart
    7. Ambush Counts as 2 Filler Abilities.
    The skill tree for noxic is. 



    Well that's it for the sniper skill tree hope this helped you decide your sniper spec. See you around guys.

    Joe :) 

    Friday, 28 March 2014

    Top 5 Best Pieces Of Music In Gaming!

    OK, I'm going to get a helluva lotta flack for the songs I put on this list, but I'm taking a gamble!

    5. Welcome To Los Santos (GTA V)
    When Welcome To Los Santos started playing in GTA V, I knew that I was going to enjoy the game. It captured the essence of Los Santos beautifully, with it's catchy bass really setting the scene of not only Vespucci Beach, but the moody nature of Michael at the start of the game. It made cruising around Los Santos again feel cool, but strangely different, as the gang warfare and riots seem like a thing of the past for the modern city.

    4. Imma Try It Out (Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2)
      Black Ops 2, even though I hate Call Of Duty, had the best campaign of the series for me, mainly because of it's set pieces and variety of gameplay, from driving a car away from some huge waves to infiltrating Raul Menendez's base and eavesdropping on his conversations. However, my favorite set piece was in the mission Karma, where you try and find a girl with spectacular computer hacking skills before Menendez can. At one point you manage to find the girl in Club Solar, but a villain named DeFalco starts taking hostages and demanding that the girl reveals herself. The girl runs at DeFalco, and a fight ensues. However, the craziness and fast paced tempo of "Imma Try It Out" make this slow-motion fight ten times better, and it proved that sometimes in games, dubstep was actually an asset!

    3. Theme Of Tara (Super Smash Bros: Brawl)
    When Solid Snake first enters the campaign of Super Smash Bros Brawl, the music does it a huge justice, with it's cool bass guitar riffs capturing Snake sneakiness and the trumpet just being a cool trumpet. Just listen to it. I can't really explain how much it makes Snake better.

    2. Turn It On (Hell Yeah: Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit)
    OK, I'll admit that Hell Yeah isn't a very well known or good game, but it's soundtrack is one of the best in gaming, and it's a shame that not many people know it, and instead just listen to orchestrated Final Fantasy music, as it's what makes the game so damn fun. The gameplay may seem a little generic, but the fast paced guitar riffs of Turn It On make it hectic, fast paced and exhilarating, especially when you're fighting the variety of weird creatures that Hell Yeah houses.

    1. Black Cats (Call Of Duty: World At War)
    While Black Cats may not have been the best level in World At War, the song was definitely the highlight of a game that perfectly captured the dark nature of World War 2, and the brutality of the Japanese during it. In the Black Cats mission, you are in a PBY Catalina plane, with the task of destroying Japanese aircraft and ships, plus saving many crew members of a destroyed aircraft carrier. The soundtrack is the best part of the level, with it's catchy drums sounding like the fire of the AA guns, so it always keeps you on your toes. But the best part is that it's so damn catchy. Seriously.