Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

The Division: The Crafting System Explained

One of the handful of things The Division does not bother explaining to its players is the crafting table. This can cause a lot of people to basically ignore it for the entire beginning of the game. Luckily, the crafting options are far more exciting in the later stages than they are early on. And if you have been hoarding materials like fabric, tools and weapons parts, then all the better. But it can also be worth your while at a low level. Let’s look at how to make the most of this unassuming mechanic and the peaceable little trooper working behind that desk.

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The Division: How To Make Money

There are three types of money in The Division, which is interesting when you consider that the plot is a thinly-veiled criticism of material greed. Here is a game in which the “dollar flu” has crippled the financial capital of the western world and it turns out to be an MMO-like murderthon about getting more stuff. I don’t know if the game is clever or if it just lacks self-awareness. Anyway, here’s how to make loads of money. The Recharge Station upgrade in the Tech Wing will also increase any Dark Zone funds gathered by 10%, but that’s less important early on.

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The Division: How To Thrive In The Dark Zone

The Dark Zone of Ubisoft’s new apocalypse, The Division, is a mish-mash of fresh ideas and unassailable tradition. On the one hand, you have to be slightly wary of other players at all times. On the other, you basically run around killing things and collecting loot as if you were playing Diablo. But it feels like a good direction for any game about the chaotic aftermath of civilisation’s downfall. Here’s how to make a killing living behind the walls.

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Hard Sci-Fi: Anno 2205 Patch Adds Veteran Difficulty

The Moon isn't all sunshine and roses, you know. Nights last two weeks, for starters, and you can't grow roses in cheese.

Back in my day, running a corporation spanning the Earth and Moon took real guts, real gumption, real sleeve garters. Nowadays they simply hand you the Moon on a stick, and a shiny gold star too. True story.

If you’ve wished Anno 2205 [official site] presented more of a challenge, you might fancy another look after today’s patch. Version 1.5 has added Veteran Mode, which… makes it more difficult. The update also brings new quest types, performance improvements, bug fixes, and other patchy sorts of things.

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Why The Division’s Dark Zone Is Broken And Beautiful

The Division has been infecting everyone at RPS one by one. And I am no exception. The Dark Zone of the game, however, is a strange beast. It is far less dangerous than its rough cast of heroes and miscreants want you to believe and many have complained that there is almost no incentive to kill the other human players who roam there. It is less a Dark Zone and more of a Slightly Gloomy Zone. But despite the problems, I still think it is the most interesting part of post-Bigpox Manhattan. Let me tell you why.

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The Division: What To Do When You’re Level 30

In our review of The Division I wrote that I was happy enough at level 26 and that reaching the level cap of 30 did not matter much to me. Well, I have been conscripted back in to pass on my wisdom. I had to clamber up the XP tree after all and see the endgame for myself. It seems a little bare when compared to the mostly-fun climb up but there is some good stuff to focus on. Here are some of the things you could be doing while waiting for the next campaign expansion to come along.

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The Division: How To Level Up Quickly

We are enjoying The Division [official site] and some of us are not even sure why. But it looks like half the world is doing the same. If you have yet to begin your tour of duty in New York’s unfolding Armageddon or if you are currently taking your first steps, we have some tips and advice to get you started. Here, we tell you how to get yourself leveled as quickly as you can.

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