Apex Legends Favorite Legend

Apex Legends has been out for a little over two weeks now. So who is your favorite legend?

Mine is Lifeline. I started off like everyone else, using Wraith and Bangalore, but something was drawing me towards Lifeline. The more I played with her, the better and more comfortable I got with her.

So why do I like her? There are several reasons…

  1. She has a healing drone. This comes in handy in many situations. I can heal myself quickly after hanging out too long in the storm or even drop it in the middle of a fight to provide constant heals while I clean up a kill. I can also revive a teammate and drop the drone to heal them up while I move on.
  2. Lifeline is the best person to revive teammates. One she revives quicker than any other legend, but the best part is she pops a frontal shield to block incoming fire while you revive a fallen comrade. If you have a competent team, someone will be covering you while you pick up your fallen friend.
  3. Her supply drop can quickly get your teamLVL 3 armor. If you grab all the ultimate accelerants that you come across, you can drop several supply drops rapidly, which allows more chances for higher tier armor. This is especially helpful at the beginning of the match and towards the end of matches, I find myself not even calling in care packages (if you’re already geared up it just leaves better stuff for enemy squads to stumble across).

That highlights why Lifeline is my favorite legend, so who is yours? Do you like offensive flankers? Or maybe you’re a defensive player? Let me know in the comments below.

Communication Is Key

Have you noticed that as headsets get more elaborate and sophisticated, it seems that nobody actually has one? I can’t stand playing a squad based game, trying to talk to my squadmates, and getting SILENCE. Players don’t seem to want to acknowledge anything you have to say to them anymore and it’s beyond annoying, to say the least.

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It makes you begin to wonder, however, why a player might not be talking to you. There are several reasons for it and we’ll go over those first.

  1. Maybe you got put into a lobby where everyone was in a party besides you. It happens fairly frequently and maybe they’re in party chat.
  2. Maybe they are streaming, so maybe they’re talking, but they’re talking to their chat instead of to you.
  3. Maybe they’ve been bullied too much so they just refuse to chat.
  4. Maybe they just don’t have a headset.

These are just a few reasons why someone might not be communicating, so let us debunk them.

  1. I’m just as guilty of this as many people. You join a game with a random and you figure you’re only going to play one game with them so why bother inviting them to your party? Well, for one it might just add a little more cohesion to your gameplay, and maybe just maybe, you’ll make a friend out of the process. One of the aspects of gaming is to be social, right?
  2. It’s perfectly fine for someone to be streaming and talking to their stream instead of you, but maybe they could send you a quick message or something to let you know. They could always join your party to at least listen to your team communications so they know what you’re planning to do.
  3. Dealing with toxic players is very common in gaming nowadays. It’s a sad truth, but not everyone is going to yell at you or call you names if you don’t know what you’re doing. I try to communicate with randoms all the time and not talking back and just doing your own thing is what triggers me. If you don’t want to talk, let me know.
  4. I find this one hard to believe. Most systems come with at least a basic headset, so it’s hard to believe that you don’t have one. It is a possibility though and something you’ll just have to deal with. Generally, when someone doesn’t have a headset they send me a message to let me know.

Like I said, communication in gaming is paramount. It allows you to quickly call out enemy positions and let your teammates know what you plan to do. It’s something I feel everyone should use if they plan on playing a multiplayer game, regardless of the genre.

What do you think about headsets? Are they an important part of gaming? Let me know in the comments below.

Is Black Ops 4 League Play Too Little Too Late?

It was announced 2 days ago that league play will finally be appearing in Black Ops 4. Do you think that Treyarch took too long in bringing this feature into a game? In previous titles League play was available right away, but it’s taken Black Ops 4 almost half it’s life cycle to get the important feature. Do you think this will help or hurt the game overall?

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At first, I could only see the negative impact that waiting could have on the game. Players like myself have been waiting on the feature since launch and have moved on to other games since getting prestige master. This feature coming in though could breath new life into the game and send its active player base soaring back to its launch day numbers.

I know that even though I’m upset it took so long to make an appearance, I will still at least give it a chance and see how far I can make it. I have friends however that refuse to go back, they feel that Treyarch had their chance and took too long with that chance, so will not give the title another opportunity.

What are your feelings about this situation? Do you feel that Treyarch took too long to bring in the feature, or do you think they timed it well enough to bring players back to the game? Let me know in the comments below.

Temporary Fix

Well, the weekend didn’t do as much for my blog as I had hoped it would. I did a lot of research on how to make my blog better and stand out, and of course, I found out I’m using the wrong platform. I’m using and have always used the wordpress.com version of WordPress, which places a lot of features behind a steep paywall. Later this week, or next week at the latest, I will be moving to the self-hosted wordpress.org.

Through all my research, I’ve found that self-hosting allows you to do a lot more for a lot less money. All you really have to pay for is the hosting service and a domain (which I have since I upped my plan on wordpress.com). The problem comes with the initial set-up and then you completely run the blog by yourself.

I think I’m up for the challenge, I definitely want my blog to be the best that I can make it, and it sounds like I’m just utilizing the wrong platform. So while my plan was a blog overhaul over the weekend, it turned into a few temporary fixes. I changed the overall look of the blog and I added my own domain name.

I hope everyone will bear with me, as I continue to work on improving the overall experience on the blog. I will continue to put out posts on this platform until I make the jump to self-hosting. After I switch my platform, I may have to repost some content to my blog, as I’m not sure if it will transfer when I switch.

Thank you all for reading. I will have another post later today, but I wanted to get this update out there for you all.

Under Construction

I know I don’t have a huge following or anything, but I feel it’s my obligation to tell what followers that I do have that I will not be writing over the weekend. There are several reasons for this and I will cover them for you.

  1. This weekend is my 13th anniversary with my wife April. We don’t have a whole lot planned, but I will be spending the majority of the time with her and won’t be taking much time to write. I feel this reason alone covers me, but there are a few things going on with the blog as well.
  2. The blog is getting an overhaul starting tonight. The name will change (I’ll explain on this after everything is done), I’m getting an actual gaming related theme and will be cleaning up the appearance of the blog.
  3. New categories, pages, tags, etc. will all be added so a lot of work will be going into this blog throughout the weekend. I also have my first interview scheduled for Sunday, so that will take up some time.

Like I said, I just want to be as transparent as possible with my followers. If you have any questions be sure to ask, if not, I hope you all will enjoy the changes come Monday, when I relaunch the site. Have a good weekend and hope to be able to please you all next week.