Monthly Archive: August 2010

DC Universe Guide Review

Gamers will find Killer Guides’ DC Universe Guide a great tool in their DCU arsenal. The DCU Guide is filled with cool leveling tips so you can find the best experience farming strategies and level up fast. Saving several hours of humping mobs for loot and kills isn’t fun, so getting through it fast to get to the action makes this DC Universe Guide worth it for that alone.

Ok so it’s a quick level trainer you reached your level cap. Now what? Well the DC Universe Online Guide makes the rest of DCU that much more fun. It’s great for getting through quests with thorough walkthroughs. You won’t spend a lot of time backtracking to zones to finish some obscure side quest with killer loot. You’ll breeze through zones and finish quests fast with the maximum rewards.

For an added bonus, the DCU Guide is filled with character build tips. You’ll know just how to plan your build out and what skills to take with which character so you don’t have to mess with the hassle of tweaking and re-tweaking your character. This is a super useful set of tips that saves a lot of time that way you’re ready to go right after you’re done with the storyline and leveling.

With a kicking character build you’ll be ready for group play and the DC Universe Guide has tips and helpful strategies. You’ll have the best stances for different match ups for either team or solo play right at your fingertips. This makes the guide especially useful for not only for pve but for pvp as well. With the character build tips you’ll know what powers and abilities to choose and how to use them with the different stances so your build will rock and you’ll quickly master DC Universe Online with this Killer Guide.

Kozen Guide Review

Kozen Guides provides good detail and lots of information for Aion players, in addition to member forums and videos. Both of these contain lots of leveling tips. The Aion Kozen Guide provides plenty of screenshots with precise information for players. In the earlier levels, this amount of detail can be extremely useful for brand new players of Aion. The first ten levels have the most information, supposedly so that brand new players can learn the intricate rules of the game and what they need to do to advance. More advanced players may not find this information very useful or helpful, however, and may decide they want to move past that part. As players move past the tenth level of the Aion Kozen Guide, the guide becomes less detailed and has more straightforward information. Players using the Aion Kozen Guide will be shown how to gain the most experience possible while playing Aion Online, which will allow them to level faster.

The advanced strategies provided in the Aion Kozen Guide Package are given based on what players have to do to advance through the quests. There are also screenshots provided to help advanced players, but it is assumed that you know the rules once you get to this point.

The guide is also up-to-date, providing a complete leveling manual for Aion players. According to their FAQ, they are always including new information in their guides that provide important tips for players. These updates occur on a weekly basis. They also provide guides for each individual quest in the Aion game.

The Aion Kozen Guide Package also provides several Kozen Guides for many other different aspects of the Aion program. Players can learn about proper crafting for this game, in addition to surviving and succeeding in the Aion virtual world’s economy and earning the maximum amount of currency possible. This will allow players to purchase advanced weapons and armor so they become more and more difficult to eliminate. These guides also provide information about enchantments and magical items so that players can learn what these do and how to use them.

A good KozenGuide review should also touch on whether or not the guide can be trusted. So is KozenGuide a scam or is it legit? The website offers a 60-day 100% refund guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Users can contact the site owner if they would like to request a refund. Customers can also receive updates to the guide free of charge based on the updates made to the game. In case players are concerned about their Aion account being terminated if they use Kozen Guide the site owners report that their online manual is in compliance with the rules of the gaming company and will not lead to players being banned.

For players of Aion, Kozen Guide, located at www.kozenguide.com, can be very useful. This guide makes leveling through this game easy. Players from beginners to advanced can benefit from the information provided in this online game manual.

Team iDemise Guide Review

World of Warcraft is not simply the most popular MMORPG ever produced, it is a worldwide phenomenon attracting players who would not otherwise play a fantasy RPG. All of these average-Joe gamers has made WoW leveling guides and the like a very lucrative business. It seems as if not a day goes by without the next great leveling system enticing you to “l33tness” for a mere $50. That’s a great deal of noise, but every once in a while a website like teamidemise.com manages to rise above it and be noticed.

Team iDemise
is a group of real, hardcore World of Warcraft players who also happen to be software developers in real life. The group started, interestingly enough, as the most decorated team in the history of Counter Strike Source. As that game faded in popularity, they moved onto World of Warcraft, where they eventually designed the QuestUp leveling system.

Now in its second iteration, QuestUp is one of the most respected leveling systems available, but perhaps more important than the system itself is the add-on that you get with it, but more on that later. The www.teamidemise.com system distinguishes itself from its competition due to the sheer speed at which it works. TeamiDemise claims that their system allows 1 to 80 leveling in 8 days, and based on our experiences, and according to many other Team iDemise reviews as well, this is quite reasonable for the dedicated, experienced player.

Of course, the novice will not tackle it that quickly, but that isn’t any fault of the system. Despite all of its sophistication, it is still able to speak to the newbie in a way that will allow them to accomplish the same feat just at a more casual pace. Once the novice tackles it the first time, they’ll no longer be one, at least in terms of leveling, and 80 levels in 8 days the second time around should be realistic.

Now, we should note that the add-on, which is legal through patch 3.3, is the key to 8 days or less. You can use the system without the add-on if you wish, but you’ll have to take care of some of the more tedious elements of leveling yourself, which will slow things down. So what exactly does that add-on do? Based on your setup, it directs you the next appropriate quest for items and leveling.

The neatest feature is that it is no longer necessary to have an encyclopedic knowledge of World of Warcraft quests. The add-on leveling guide has all the necessary quest information readily available so that you no longer have to waste time hunting it down on the web. Other key features include no down time and no boredom.

As soon as you complete the current quest, the add-on has you on the road to the next. Avoiding these lulls is a vital component to fast leveling. The other important factor is fun and excitement. Most systems rely on tedious repetition, such as grinding for extra bars. With the Team iDemise QuestUp 2.0 system, you are performing unique quests one after another so that your leveling experience is never the same.

Zygor Guides Review

Over 11 million people play WoW. Thousands of hours of content, hundreds to simply level a character from 1 to 80. There are those who find thrill in discovery, in finding out all the tips and tricks for themselves. For the rest of us, there is zygorguides.com.

Zygor Guides does for WoW what a strategy guide does a console game. It is not cheating, in fact the Zygor Guides is 100% percent legit, scam free and legal. It is not cheating, simply a way to enhance your experience. In fact, ZygorGuides has set their products to interface with World of Warcraft as an allowed addon to the game. No having to alt-tab and read an ebook guide, or look at a map. It is all there, right in game. Convenient, ain’t it? Zygorguides has guides for all aspects of the game, but their leveling guide is really their bread and butter as well as their claim to fame. When looking at guides there are four questions that need to be asked.

Does it have a high level of detail?
Zygor’s leveling guide is intended to providing a faster, more streamlined method to level a new character to 80. Because the guide interfaces with WoW as an Addon, it is able to delay a incredible level of detail. Instead of giving you the name of an NPC, you get an arrow on your screen that literally points the way. There are no gaps in the quests where the user would be forced to simply grind out a level or more. ZyghorGuides delivers on the level of detail.

Is it up to date?
Another feature included in your purchase is free updates. As Blizzard updates the game through content patches, quests may be reworked. Over time this can lead to frustration when a guide is not kept up to date. ZygorGuides does that, for no charge. They do charge for expansion updates, but I can’t blame them for that as Blizzard does that themselves.

Does it include advanced strategies?
My one complaint with Zygor’s Guides is a lack of advanced class specific mechanics. The basics seem to get covered, and in fairness a lot will be picked up in the leveling process. What isn’t intuitive is really only important in endgame play, be it PvP or PvE progression. There maximizing performance matters, but that information is readily available for free. It is just a matter of finding it.

Is it newbie friendly?
Someone who is new to WoW understandably would look into what is available for guides. One thing that struck me about Zygor’s guide is that with the in game interface it is one of the most friendly set ups for a inexperience player to use. It is broken down, telling you what quest to pick up, what mobs to kill, and more importantly, giving you detailed directions via a waypoint and graphical arrow system.

Time is money as the goblins say, and if I am going to spend money on a product like a guide, it had best save me time. Zygor’s Guides fits that bill.

Secret Gold Guide Review

The Secret Gold Guide, helps World of Warcraft (WoW) players make more gold. The guide at www.secretgoldguide.com is not a scam. It contains complete and up-to-date information, and was written by a real WoW player. It is not a leveling guide, as many other popular WoW guides are, but is devoted to helping players earn more in-game currency than ever before. The guide does not provide cheats and hacks, but shows players how to use the game’s own mechanics to maximize their earning potential. It also provides information about several legal modifications (also called add-ons) to the game that make gold farming easier.

As with most guides, the information in this downloadable guide can probably be gleaned from other sources, such as free guides online or the official game forums. However, looking for the information you want from these sources can take a great deal of time. The WoW Secretgoldguide is a complete, but condensed source of this information. It is downloaded digitally as a pdf file. That means that readers have the option to print out portions of the guide, but also can use the pre-programmed table-of-contents and its bookmarks to locate information in the guide easily. Paging through a dictionary sized tome of a guide is now a thing of the past.

Secretgoldguide reviews can be found easily online. These other reviewers tended to agree that the guide was well written, had lots of information and advanced strategies, and that when the volume of content was considered, the guide was worth the money in most cases. Secret Gold Guide is a legit gold-making guide.

This guide makes many promises, and has a list of supposed players who were very successful with the guide. All players should remember that no guide, no matter how well written or detailed, can take the work or potential grind of so called “gold farming” completely away. The Secret Gold Guide does share with WoW players many helpful tips and strategies they may not be aware of, but the player must still be of the appropriate level, area, and have the appropriate items or skills. Other reviewers agree that the strategies in the Secretgoldguide take some time to practice. That said, this guide does cover material for all levels, all classes, and all professions in the game as well as maps for virtually all areas. The content can be useful for newbie players and advanced players, but only advanced players will acquire the 600+ gold per-hour the guide promises.

There is no instantaneous way to make gold in WoW or any other game. The game must, ultimately, still be played. Players must remember that this player does not have any “insider” info or special developer contacts. He is simply a skilled player who discovered great ways to use the game mechanics to maximize the amount of gold he could make. If players don’t have a free source of gold making strategies, this would be a helpful guide for them.

Penn’s World Guide Review

Pennsworld.com is home to the amazing series of Penn’s Strategy Guides. There are presently four separate Penn’s World guides available, two for World of Warcraft fans and two for Warhammer Online fans, as well as a laundry list of guides from third party authors and a handful of very useful free guides. The guides at Penn’s World are all well put together, thoroughly researched, and quite thoughtful. This does tend to set them apart from competitors, which offer guides that are generally regarded as rather hit or miss in terms of quality.

Of the two Penn’s World of Warcraft Guides, the Penn’s Ultimate Professions Guide is arguably the most useful because it contains information that can help noobs become masters at any craft without spending a ridiculous amount of money. In fact, the Penn’s Ultimate Professions Guide is probably the top reason that World of Warcraft players associate Penn’s World Guides with excellence. That is not to take anything away from the Penn’s 1 through 80 Alliance Leveling Guide, which is a great piece of work in and of itself. Players with no time to lose have trusted the Penn’s 1 through 80 Alliance Leveling Guide for a few generations now, as it has been updated with successive expansions that continually push the level cap to new heights. The only gripe here is that Penn really let horde fans down by not giving them their own 1 through 80 leveling guide! Lok’Tar Ogar!

Warhammer Online Fans also love Penn’s World Guides, whether they are destruction- or order-oriented, because Penn has a guide for each. More specifically, there is a Penn’s 1 through 40 Destruction Leveling Guide as well as a Penn’s 1 through 40 Order Leveling Guide. It doesn’t matter whether you like a little chaos to go with a side of ham or if a perfectly ordered and structured world is your thing, there is a Penn Warhammer Online guide for you. These guides are perfect at teaching users which areas to go to, and can help readers learn how to hit 40 without grinding!

Since so many sites offer similar guides, many people ask if Penn’s World is legit. This is a fair enough question. It would be easy to say that Penn’s World is indeed legit, as are the amazing guides there, but the assortment of free guides says that all on its own, and adds volumes more of insight into the wonderfully twisted mind of Penn. The fact that the guides are updated frequently is an obvious requirement, and Penn’s World guides look to contain even the latest information from betas and the World of Warcraft Public Test Server.

When trying to determine who is right for any pennsworld.com guide, the answer is simple: if the person meets the criteria on the guide’s cover, they are going to love it. The guides all come with insightful strategies that explain everything from the basic strategies, such as how to get from Point A to Point B in the Alliance without getting lost, to formulas and equations that can help decide where and when to level up crafting to save the most money. It is almost impossible to go wrong with a Penn’s World Guide. Now we just have to trap Penn in a room and force him to work on a Horde leveling guide at axe-point. For the Horde!

KillerGuides Review

The game guide market is one dominated by independent authors rather than large companies. It is a fascinating business model, but also one with some deficiencies. Independent authors have difficulty reaching their audience, and customers have little to no security that the product is legitimate. Services like killerguides.net formed in order to overcome those shortcomings. Killer Guides is an online shop and a meeting ground of sorts for game guide authors and consumers.

For the author, Killerguides offers them marketing and a wider audience than would otherwise be possible in exchange for a modest commission. For the consumer, it offers them the security that they aren’t paying for trash. It also removes the risk of “losing” the guide. Just log into your account and download it again. You’ll forever have access to the guides that you have already purchased.

Of course, gamers will still want to read the various Killerguides reviews, such as this one, and ask the question: Is Killer Guides a scam? The good news is that it certainly is not. In fact, customer service is some of the best we’ve encountered, and they seem to go out of their way to accommodate their customers. The offered library is expansive, and the only real shortcoming is that it is limited to text and images.

Like most game guide sellers, their guides are all eBook/PDF-based guides. You won’t find the video libraries that are included in some of the more comprehensive online game guides. However, what you will find, are leveling and strategy guides at very reasonable rates. You’ll also discover that most guides are highly focused, which is the way we prefer it. Rather than buy the complete guide to WoW, which is an option, you can spend a couple of bucks just on the WoW Gold Guide, if that is where your interest lies. The WoW Gold Guide, in particular, surprised us with its attention to detail and the advanced strategies it included. In our review of a wide selection of their guides, we found that Killerguides lives up to its word and keeps the information updated and relevant.

The level of customer service at Killerguides.com is impressive to say the least. We were impressed with the quickness of response and the attention to detail.

All in all, I highly recommend Killer Guides for all serious online gamers.

Review of MMOGameGuide’s EVE Online Guides

Seven years of game evolution, has made the science-fiction-themed Eve Online a complex one. There are many hurdles to overcome, and any newbie serious about establishing themselves will want to leverage a third-party solution. The problem is that there is no shortage of choice available. Therefore, in order to save you time and money, we are taking a closer look at the options. Today, we tackle MMO Game Guide’s Eve Online Guide available at www.mmogameguide.com/eveonline. We’re going to ask the question: Is MMO Game Guide’s Eve Online Guide a scam? Then, we’ll consider some of the other MMO Game Guide reviews as we formulate our own.

We were a little surprised to see that mmogameguide.com currently prices the guide at $50. That seemed a little high for a non-WoW guide. They claim that this is a $100 discount, but of course, we all know better, and we demand a lot out of a gaming guide for $50. So how did it hold up to those demands? The simple answer is, not well. However, the good news is that it is certainly not a scam, and there is a great deal of material included, just not enough at a high enough quality to warrant $50.

The bad news is that it has a couple of crippling deficiencies. One, the guide is not completely current, and there are entire subsections of the guide that were once right but are now wrong. This will throw new players for a loop, and in some cases, it is going to set them back, which is not what you want from a strategy guide. The other deficiency is that there is no real community challenging the material, and it is clear that the guide suffers from this lack of editing. You will find sections of text that a secondary author clearly regurgitated without having any real understanding of the material.

MMOGameGuide splits their Eve Online library into five primary sections: Eve Insider, ISK Guide, PvP Guide, Mining Guide, and the Ship Guide. The Eve Insider covers all the basics, and it actually is a viable head start for the new player. However, overall, categorization is a bit of mess, and a great deal of the material spans across two or more categories. While it is impossible to avoid this entirely, it is clear here that not a lot of effort when into the organization of various topics.

Once you’ve weeded out the outdated material and overcome the sloppy organization, you’ll find a lot of legitimate and even advanced material here. Unfortunately, most of this material is available elsewhere on the Internet, often free. Granted, that data is widely dispersed, and some would be willing to pay a small fee to have it collected. The problem with MMO Game Guide’s Eve Online guide is that it isn’t a small fee, its $50. At $50, a gamer expects a lot. They want writers that actually play the game. They want material not found elsewhere. They want a great video library that puts verbs into sentences. They want a gamer community challenging and authenticating the material. Unfortunately, you’ll get none of that here.

Aion Mastery Guide Review

Aion Mastery was created by Anthony Chabot and is available for purchase at AionMastery.com. Chabot created these guides because he was spending too much time leveling his character. He started taking notes and studying strategy and finally figured out the best and fastest way to level up and get millions of Kinah. He found that the game was much more enjoyable with the right strategy tips and wants to share them with you!

The Aion Mastery Guide is composed of three separate guides and can be purchased separately or bundled for an added discount. The full package includes an Asmodian Leveling Guide, an Elyos Leveling Guide and an Aion Kinah Making Guide. The guides total over 300 pages of excellent content. In-game tips are littered throughout the leveling guides.

The Aion Mastery Guides include strategies for all levels up to level 50. These guides lay out tips on which quests to take, which to avoid, where they are and how to quickly complete them for any level. With Aion Mastery Guides you can access the unique-named mob hunting list which will help you find and kill all rare spawns for some of the best items in the game.

Each Aion Mastery Leveling Guide starts from level one. The guides were specifically designed for any level player. One of the most popular features of these guides are the easy to understand in-game tips. You never have to get confused by numerous game components with these step-by-step guides. The leveling guides tell you where to go, who to talk to, what quests to accept, what items to get and what to kill. Aion Mastery Guides show you what to craft, what to make and what to farm to get as much Kinah as possible. The Kinah Guide explains how to use the auction house, how to use the private store, how to use your professions and how to grind for the best results.

The Aion Mastery Guide is not a scam, it is legit. It doesn’t claim false promises like leveling to 50 in 4 days. In addition, the package is risk free and can be returned for full refund within 60 days of purchase. The Aion Mastery Guide has earned it’s reputation as the most thorough and comprehensible Aion Guide on the market. Aion Mastery Guide reviews agree that this is a purchase worth making for anyone who wishes to level their character quickly, while still having fun.

Currently, the Aion Mastery Leveling Guides are only updated to level 40, but will be upgraded to level 50 soon. Anthony Chabot knows how frustrating it can be waiting for your guide to update after the game has been patched or upgraded. That is why every time the game is patched or updated, so are his Aion Mastery Guides. New Kinah making tips are being added constantly. You only have to purchase these guides once and you are guaranteed free premium updates for life!

Eve Billionaire Review

Eve Online is a fantastic, science-fiction themed MMORPG that continues to enthrall a thriving community seven years after its inception. Part of this allure is the game’s scope, the sheer breadth of which has inspired countless strategy guides intent on making you a better player for a fee. Many of these guides try to be all things to all people by running the gamut of Eve Online strategy material.

In this review, we are looking at evebillionaire.com, a website and Eve Online strategy guide that takes a very different approach. Rather than cover everything, Eve Billionaire focuses solely on generating ISK (money) within the game world to the point of being filthy rich. In theory, this type of focus should lead to an incredible amount of insight and an amazing level of detail.

The first question we always want to tackle is the first one on every gamer’s mind: Is Eve Billionaire a scam? At approximately $20, we can say with confidence that www.evebillionaire.com is definitely not a scam. However, you don’t have to take our word for it. The author offers an 8-week money back guarantee, which you will have very little problem taking advantage of if you pay by PayPal.

Players should keep in mind that this guide is not newbie friendly. It is not necessarily that the content is too complex, but rather that the scope of the task is too much for a new player to tackle. Players should also note that this guide is not for every established player either. If you’re expecting the Eve Online version of a get-rich-quick scheme, you’ll want to keep looking.

There isn’t a lot of secrete sauce or magic trading tips to generating ISK in the evebillionaire.com system. It is a defined set of how and why broken down into a series of phases. Some require a great deal of effort and time, but no phase is ever so complex you will have difficulty understanding how to accomplish it. The first phase begins with just the money you have now, even if that is zilch. From there, you’ll work phase one until you accrue you enough ISK to enter the next stage. Often, you will have to use all of the ISK accrued in the last phase to facilitate the new one.
The only “problem” with the system, is that it is a lot like real life. The goings will be tough in the beginning, but it becomes easier as you progress. Any gamer can handle the upper tiers of achievement, but the level of commitment needed through the early stages will discourage many. You weren’t really expecting becoming an ISK billionaire to be easy, were you?

Whether or not www.evebillionaire.com is right for you is a matter of how much effort you are willing to put in. If you are serious about it, then Eve Billionaire is a fully realized means of reaching Eve Online wealth. There are two downsides. One, there is no online video library. Two, there is no official community. There are communities available, but you’ll have to hunt them down. However, at $20, we don’t see either of these as being deal-breakers.