How to complete Nokano quests as Saurid in Battle for Azeroth

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Everyone we know has recently renewed their WOW subscription and is banging through Battle For Azeroth’s new content. And it’s great – but it’s definitely new, and a little buggy. Some fun mechanics have experienced difficulties, including a cute minigame that can be frustratingly buggy.

The official quest is entitled Curse of Jani, and it takes place in Dazar’alor and Zuldazar. It happens after you complete Pests, the quest where you chase Thieving Snappers around the city and end at the Big One. Well, the Big One morphs into a sadist who turns you into this:

dinosaur saurid wow nakanoImage via Wowhead

First you have to run down a stretch of city, dodging aggro sentries with a Sprint to get to this bro called Nokano. Next, you have to head back for some reason and bite him. Why? Because we’re Blizzard and we said, that’s why. Much like the Pinky quest, without much explanation you must run directly into the lit-up goalperson’s face, and the quest promptly restarts should you get too close to a wall or a citizen.

This quest is currently ill-conceived because the barriers which restart the mission are so unreliably defined that it feels bugged. Hopefully they’ll fix it. In the meantime, pop your sprint early, mid about right at the bend just barely juking past the red soldier, and then barrel into Nokano like it’s going to ding you 120. Ah, World of Warcraft. Life’s been empty without you.

Can you trade TERA’s new BuddyUp codes with a friend?

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Popular Korean MMORPG TERA is trying to reel some of their former player base back in with a promotion called BuddyUp. What is it exactly? Well, players over level 40 can generate a unique “BuddyUp” code from the in-game menu to share with their friends. The friend can apply this code to any character level 9 or below and earn great in-game rewards including extra experience and items each time you reach various leveling milestones.

But how does it work? One common question is whether BuddyUp codes can be traded with a friend – that is, can two players exchange BuddyUp codes and use each other’s, or can one person only act as a mentor to another and not also be their mentee? Luckily, the answer is YES, you can exchange BuddyUp codes one for one with a friend. Mentor rewards are great too, so don’t miss out on the opportunity!

Here’s how to get to your BuddyUp Code in TERA:

  1. Log into a level 40+ character
  2. Go to the Friends menu (hit U)
  3. Click the BuddyUp tab
  4. Generate your BuddyUp Code at the bottom

Feel free to post your BuddyUp codes in the comments below and let other users have a go. Here’s mine:

Resplendent.Umeko#8676 used 1/3

“Where might an Eorzean go to bathe?” Answer (SPOILERS)

(I guess I’m supposed to warn you about spoilers? So, spoilers.)

So you’re a level 40+ Ninja, and your sensei Oboro has asked you, “Where might an Eorzean go to bathe?”

Problem is, you’re not necessarily the most attentive when it comes to flavor. Whoops. Okay, remember the place where you rubbed that gross old naked guy? (Yeah, that’s a real quest.) No? Okay, it’s coming…

It’s Camp Bronze Lake!

Answer that, head there and find your buddies hangin’ out on roofs. ‘Cause that’s what us ninja types are prone to do. In broad daylight. Also prepare to see some more of your favorite in-game colleagues almost naked. Yay?

Does FFXIV’s Minfilia Look Like Rikku?

Do you think Final Fantasy XIV’s Scion leader Minfilia looks like Rikku from FFX?

Here’s a screenshot of Minfilia:

And here’s Rikku from Final Fantasy X (and X-2, of course, but this shot is from FFX):
Eh? EH? Come on, it’s pretty uncanny. 
Here’s a direct side-by-side:
YOU be the judge!

How to Turn Off UI in FFXIV for Screenshots (PS4/PC)

If you want to take a screenshot without the UI buttons all clogging up the screen, hold the Scroll Lock key and then press Print Screen, It’ll automatically save the screenshot to the game’s Screenshots folder.

Anytime you’d like to hide the HUD or turn the UI buttons off for any reason, you can just use Scroll Lock. If your computer is like mine, it requires you to hold the Function (FN) key to access Scroll Lock. The Function keys are listed in blue below the regular keys.

If you want to turn the UI off on PS4, press L1 + the touchpad button. (The touchpad button does the same thing as the Select button used to do back in FFXI on the PS3.) To take a screenshot, you can also just press the Share button. If you want to record a specific moment, press the Share button twice, then once more to stop the recording.

Resplendent Umeko, Mi’qote Ninja on Diabolos 🙂

Top 10 Reasons Why Final Fantasy XIV is Better than Other MMOs

Top Ten Reasons Why FFXIV is Better than Other MMOs:

  1. Where else can you be a catgirl AND a ninja at the same time?
  2. The leve system. 
  3. They are officially a PC. (Sorry, Macs, but we much-derided PC users get some satisfaction out of this.)
  4. Logs + leves + dungeons + guildhests = alternate ways to level = (almost) no grindy-feeling awful ho-hum leveling. 
  5. Don’t like the class you rolled? Don’t start over – just SWITCH!
  6. Aethernet shards = much less useless running around the same old cities. 
  7. You can ride a chocobo. 
  8. Did you hear me? You can ride a CHOCOBO. 
  9. Speaking of which, there’s endless Final Fantasy lore for fans, from roaming Cactuars to Warriors of Light references to the fact that my server (err, “data center”) is named for my favorite FFVIII GF. /geekout
  10. Bottom line, from cutscenes to weather effects to character models, this game is GORGEOUS. 
Convinced? Come play with me!
Image via Squall85 on DeviantART

FFXIV Grand Company Chocobo Bardings

If you’re like us, you have developed a recent obsession with Final Fantasy XIV, which means you now have progressed through much of the main story quest and have to decide which Grand Company to join. The gear’s pretty similar, so your decision and mine should both be based on some more superficial factors: how much you like each city/zone, general aesthetics, and of course, what outfits you and your chocobos get to wear!

Outfits for chocobos are called bardings, and each Grand Company has its own that match the city’s colors. Here are photos of each of the Grand Company-specific chocobo bardings:

Original screenshots via GamerEscape – Grand Company labels added by me!

What do you think? As you can see, the Lominsan barding is red, the Gridanian yellow and the Ul’Dahn a greyish blue. While the other Chocobo bardings such as the Crested and Half sets vary slightly in form and function, they maintain these basic color schemes.