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Elden Ring Reaches 750,000 Players On Steam

Elden Ring Reaches 750,000 Players On Steam

Elden Ring has been a long time coming, but who would have thought that the hype would be this big?

It’s official: it’s in the papers. Elden Ring is FromSoft’s biggest and most hyped launch to date. The latest game from the iconic studio that brought us the Soulslike, Soulsborne, Soulbornkiro, whatever you’d like to call it, genre has attracted over 750,000 concurrent Steam players. There’s been a spate of negative user reviews generating thanks to its inconsistent PC performance; this success can be even seen in gaming marketplaces that specialize in selling game accounts and other types of services. Publisher Bandai Namco has yet to announce the game’s official launch sales, but we’ve seen massive success just from Steam alone, so it’s easy to assume that the numbers are above 1,000,000 at launch if the PC numbers alone are anything to go by.

Comparing Elden Dark to Other Dark Souls Games

On launch day, Elden Ring hit a peak concurrent player count on Steam of 764,835 players. When you compare that to Dark Souls 3 which had 129,975 players and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which had an all-time peak of 125,315 players, you can see just how huge these numbers are on PC. If we crunch the numbers, we can see that Elden Ring had nearly six times more concurrent players than Dark Souls 3’s highest ever peak. The player numbers will constantly change on Steam – no game sits at the top forever, after all.

Performance is A Big Issue

It’s not all good news for Elden Ring despite hitting such high numbers. The game has attracted a swathe of negative reviews on Steam thanks to its dubious performance on PC. Digital Foundry’s statement of Elden Ring’s performance being a mixed bag right now is putting it lightly, to say the least. Even with the 1.02 available to download now, PC users can see stutters of up to 250 milliseconds in length when new areas, effects, and enemies appear on the screen. At its worst, Elden Ring players experience “tumbling frame-time issues” that drop the frame rate from 60 to 40. A look at the Steam reviews shows that over 7,000 of them consist of negatives shows that these performance issues are not lost on PC players despite the patch update.

What’s All the Hype About Anyway?

A big part of the hype surrounding Elden Ring is the great track record that Hidetaka Miyazaki (the game’s director) and FromSoftware have had over the best decade. This has built a trusting relationship between fans of the games and the developers, as each new mechanic added to the game before its official launch was received positively.

Another reason why fans are hyped about Elden Ring even after its release is that it’s the spiritual successor to the Dark Souls series due to its graphics, story, and overall medieval setting being the perfect fit for the franchise. Especially since the last FromSoftware title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, was set in Sengoku Era Japan, players were itching for a more Gothic experience featuring magic and greatswords than samurais and katanas.

Lastly, the story is more intricate this time around, as fans will experience a mythos built from the ground up by George R. R. Martin, writer of the novels that the Game of Thrones series was based on.

Final Thoughts

Due to FromSoftware’s attempt at making the game accessible to as many computers as possible, they’ve essentially taken on a situation more difficult than if they were to just leave these PC players behind. Elden Ring is facing serious performance issues on PC to the point that they aren’t just minor inconveniences anymore, leading to a lot of players from that platform selling their game accounts on gaming marketplaces. Almost all GPUs – yes, even the super expensive ones – struggle when going outside into the beautiful horizon but run fine indoors. This is likely due to the game using DirectX 12, a software developed by Microsoft that has been known to produce fluctuations and aggressive stutters in modern games since it takes a different approach to memory management. Variable refresh rate technologies like FreeSync and G-Sync alleviate the issues to some degree, but that’s now how it should be as not everyone has access to those.

It remains to be seen what Bandai Namco does about this situation as the day-one patch didn’t address these issues one bit. This is even more strange if you consider that FromSoftware’s last two games, Sekiro and Dark Souls 3, had no problems across all platforms. In the meantime, there are still a lot of players actively grinding through Elden Ring, even if it currently faces a lot of problems.

How to Make Money in Elder Scrolls Online

How to Make Money in Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online is a worthy game with unique features. With 18 million lifetime players, It’s gaining popularity as a multi-platform MMORPG worldwide. Elder Scrolls Online has updated its content for the players. They also added quests and new provinces to explore since its launch in 2014. According to the sources, In the year 2020, 3 million new users registered. New players will participate in this magnificent game in the coming times.

It’s not the newest MMORPG available, but it’s one of the most exciting games you can play in 2021. It has a unique yearly chapter system. It enables the players to explore a large portion of Tamriel. The arrival of blackwood enhanced the new user experience and brought value to the content for solo players. Besides, it’s exclusively a one-time investment and presents its user admittance to dozens of new content. You can buy new cosmetics and accessories in the game using its currency.

ESO Market has a thriving economy. Just like in the real world, you need money to make the world go round, and it’s vital to learn how to earn Eso Gold in the game. You can’t follow any shortcuts. Only proven methods can help you get money in your pockets that’ll help you in the game. There are various means of earning money in Elder Scrolls Online. Some of the relatively accessible and easy ways are given below:

Crafting

Being a freshman player, it is not extremely hard to make money in the game. It solely needs persistence and perseverance. No one starts the game being rich, but you can become wealthy. Crafting is an astounding feature available in Elder Scrolls Online. It empowers the players to earn money conveniently and quickly. A craftsman makes a lot of wealth because he is always in demand. Other players are always searching for crafters in zone chat to make armor, glyphs, and much more every hour. A master craftsman is given a bonus. Thus, he can afford to earn a nice living and even become wealthy. So, If you’re engrossed in crafting, spend your time polishing this skill, and it will help you collect ESO gold.

Stealing

Like any other way, stealing is also a proven method to earn gold in Elder Scrolls Online. With the release of the Justice System, it becomes a more suitable way to sell or fence stolen items for a reasonable and handsome amount of gold. At the start, you cannot get enough money from quests. Stealing is a good way for you if you’re desperate about money. You’re allowed to steal everything you see. It may seem illegal and immoral, but everything is fair in battle. So, if you want to start a thrilling life of crime, there are tons of articles available for you to provide guidance.

Questing

Each quest is unique and has heaps of benefits. Fighter guild, Mages Guild, Dark Brotherhood, a Thieves Guild, and the undaunted guild are five powerful guilds. It is advisable to join all of these guilds. It will render you valuable skills. It also brings opportunities to enter regular guild quests. Undaunted guild requests you to defeat the boss by entering a delve or dungeon, whereas the fighter guild sends you to defeat three dolmens in specific regions of Tamriel. After this task, you will receive a key to unlock a chest. It contains a random amount of food, gold, or weapons. When you finish this quest regularly, you’ll become wealthy.

Dungeons

Joining Dungeons is another means of gaining money in Elder Scrolls Online. It is vital to reach level 10 in this game to join. A solo player can only perform in the public Dungeons. There always needed four players at least for exploring party dungeons. There are numerous quests in the game. You can only get the reward when you kill the main threat. Whenever you complete a Dungeon, it earns you money and loot. The repetition of dungeons is daunting and can earn extra money and points. It will give you all the expensive and worthy items that you missed in the first battle. When you live in the same area where you defeated your enemies, you can earn more loot, coins, experience, and gold because you’re already well aware of the past battle and will have no problem finding them.

Helping your friends

It is possible to play elder scrolls Online solo, but playing with friends or in a group that’s just starting up can benefit you. When you gain exposure to other players, it will become easy to participate and win group Dungeons. You can also use the ESO’s group finder feature, but it’s not an excellent way to take much time. Fighting battles and quests with friends help you become rich quickly as your dungeon’s scale is pushed up to the group leader’s level. It will enable you to fight group Dungeons even if you’re within level 5, and you can pick loot and gold. It’s also a fun way to help your friends get rich.

Verdict:

You can choose the appropriate one for yourself out of several ways of making money in the game. You need to be patient and consistent to get rich and make money in Elder Scrolls Online!

Runescape 3 – How to Get Mining to 99/120

Runescape 3 – How to Get Mining to 99/120

Here’s what you need to do in order to get your Mining skill up to 99.

If you have been looking for ways to get your Mining skill up to 99 in Runescape, then we have you covered. You’re going to need a great pickaxe and an urn in preparation. These are the Runescape items that you should take with you if you’re going to get the most out of this technique. Skills are great ways to earn Runescape gold and experience, and Mining is up there with the past of them when used in the right way. So here’s how to level up your Mining skill.

Level 1-10

When you are in the first 10 levels, you’ll want to start out by mining either tin or copper. This will bag you at 5,000 experiences on an hourly basis. This is your best option at this early stage, and you can do so over at the Burthorpe mine. Alternatively, you can try the mining site to the southeast of Varrock or Lumbridge Swamp. It should only take you less than an hour to reach level 10, just make sure you don’t bother with clay and go for the best ore.

Level 11-20

Once at level 11, you can earn 15,000 XP per hour by going with iron ore. Go to the mining sites at south-west Varrock or south-west Lumbridge Swamp. Keep an eye on your stamina at this point, and make sure that you’re not going AFK. This will be detrimental to your experience, as will not use your urn so be sure that you are using it. You are going to see just how beneficial this is even at these early stages.

Level 21-30

 Go over to the Falador mining site, or the Barbarian Village site to mine coal rocks. You can also go to the southwest Lumbridge Swamp. Here you can expect to get around 25,000 XP per hour. So fill up your urns and head back to get your experience. Rinse and repeat the process and you will be at level 30 in no time.

Level 31-40

We’re moving onto other ores now. There are the Karmaja Volcano or south-west Varrock mining sites for this one. Go for mithril ore rocks and you will get around 40,000 experience every hour.

Level 41-50

The main ore for this stage is Adamantite. You can find this at south-east Varrock’s mining site, as well as the sites in Rimmingtone and the Anachronia western ruin mine. Luminite is also a good choice here, which you can locate on the Battlefield mining area, as well as the previously mentioned Anachronia mine and the Mining Guild resource dungeon. You can also check out the Dwarven mine for this too. Doing so will get you 45,000 XP per hour.

Level 51-60

You are going to need strength at this point as you are getting to where F2P training peaks. Here, runite ore rocks grant you 60,000 experiences every hour. Go to the Mining Guild, the Crandor mining site to the north, the Fight Arena and the southern Crandor site too.

Level 61-75

You’ll be able to earn 70,000 XP per hour mining either drakolith or orchalcite. The Mining Guild is where you will want to go, or at the Wilderness mining site to the south-west for orchalchite. For drakolith, you can go to the resource dungeon in the Mining Guild or Al Kharid, as well as the Heroes’ Guild and Karamja mining site.

Level 75-81

Going through the next six levels we will be focusing on either phasmatite or necrite. These aren’t amongst the RS3 discontinued items, they are in fact ore rocks that can earn you around 85,000 XP per hour. The latter is found in the Al Kharid mining site resource dungeon or the Uzer mining site, so whichever you want to go to. Otherwise, the phasmatite is in the Abandoned Mine, the Dwarven Mine, and to the south of Port Phasmatys. You can earn up to 85,000 experience per hour by doing this.

Level 82-89

Go to Abomination Cave, Jatizso Dungeon or Glacor Cave. Here you’ll be able to mine banite that will offer hourly rates of 110,000 XP. You can do this once you have finished the Ritual of Mahjarrat or Hero’s Welcome quests, as well as completing the Fremennik achievements too.

Level 90+

Finish the Plague’s End quest then go for corrupted ore by the Seren Stones. You could opt for light or dark Animica in the Lletya mining site. The former will net you around 180,000 experiences per hour. Once you’re at around 97, you can go to Alaea Crablets to get the sea salt they drop. Sell it for supplies to get RS3 gold and you’ll be ready to gear up and carry on.

Have you tried these Runescape mining methods? Let us know in the comments section below!