Friday is upon us, with a few items for you to check out today before the weekend begins. There's a review of the CHERRY MX Board 5.0 Mechanical Keyboard that sports Red switches, white LED backlighting, and a classic design that's sure to look good while you're working or saving the galaxy. If you're looking for a new monitor, perhaps the Samsung C49HG90 49" Ultrawide FreeSync 2 monitor is for you, as it's a massively wide widescreen to show all your content without needing to be right on top of it. We finish things up today with a look at FreeSync 2 and just what its benefits are for you when you pick up a monitor with it, like the aforementioned Samsung Ultrawide.
RAGE 2 has been announced and sees you stepping into the boots of Walker, the last Ranger of Vineland, and taking the fight to the Authority. It's set to arrive next year for the PC, PS4, and XBO, and hopefully without the graphical issues of the first.
I loved the first game and this looks to take things to a new, even bigger Mad Max level.
Normally when you see Bosco in the title, it tends to be in relation to a contest. However, and unfortunately, now is not one of those times. Some of you may be aware, but for the majority who aren't, Bosco and his family live in the Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, area, which has recently been hit with some massive flooding. Sadly, Bosco's home is one of the ones affected by the floodwaters and thus has lost nearly everything. Clothes, furniture, pictures, electronics, and yes, most of his and his dad's computer hardware. It's basically a massive and total loss for so much of their property.
So, what does Bosco need your help with? Well, donations of both the clothing and monetary variety if you can spare it. He and his wife need clothes for their nine-year-old daughter, summer clothes especially, adult clothes (summer clothing again) in XL and XXL sizes, and whatever money you can spare. He has a GoFundMe page set up for monetary donations, but you can also donate directly to his PayPal if you prefer that route. For clothing donations, and anything else you might want to donate, please contact OCC staffer Candice on arranging shipments.
This is a terrible time to go through for not only Bosco and his family, but for everyone in his town affected by the flooding. Please help out however you can, both for Bosco and everyone hurt by the disaster. Thank you and here's hoping to a speedy recovery for Bosco, his family, the families impacted, and the town.
Starting tomorrow, the two-week-long Siege begins in Neverwinter. This is one of my favorite events because it has so many good rewards!
If you have a low-level character, this event is a great way to power level your toon. The mobs are all Level 60, and you are bumped up/down to Level 60, so if you are lower level, you can get a lot of XP from the mobs.
If you do the daily quest each day, you can also get enough currency to get an Epic Mount: the Siegebreaker Griffon! This mount is super awesome because it has the Wanderer’s Fortune Insignia Bonus, which means you get a bunch of Refining points. This bonus works like a really beefy Dragon’s Hoard Enchantment.
You can also use your event currency to buy Quartermaster Enchantments. This Guide explains in more depth how to use them effectively. In a nutshell, you need three R12’s when you open the bags on 2x refining stones weekend, and to save your bags for that event.
The most awesome part of this event (in my opinion) is the Vouchers that drop from the trash mobs. These are a great way to stock up on Campaign Currencies and other resources for your Guild Coffer and level up your Stronghold. You will also get a lot of Guild Marks!
There are more rewards for this event (like fashion items, Dye Packs, and Companions), but the rewards listed are the items worth farming the most.