The fun with MMOs, RPGs or games that use elements of both is that the statistics behind them can get very tricky. And if you're playing something that takes elements from both those genres and happens to have a heavy PvP element, it's worth knowing how all the stats works.
That's especially true for people who have been enjoying The Division, a game that is rapidly growing a strong following. Fortunately one bloke has broken down everything you need to know.
The Aussie responsible is John, a Sydneysider also with a penchant for games that just love to absorb players' time. Of late he's been into Xenoblade Chronicles, Destiny, XCOM 2, the Overwatch beta and Destiny — but he's also really enjoying Ubisoft's MMO.
A couple of days ago he put up a shorter video outlining which skills you should prioritise if you want to improve your damage in The Division. This morning he posted a much more exhaustive breakdown of how all each of the game's skills work, and if you're looking at jumping into Ubisoft's third-person shooter when it launches it should be mandatory viewing (even for PvE players).
John, whose YouTube account goes under the name Skill Up, added that it's also been fun playing The Division as someone who was disappointed in the end game for Star Wars: The Old Republic. "I've seen way, way too many awesome games falter when people hit the level cap because the [developers] rushed stuff out the door before investing in a proper endgame," he told me over email.
But as for The Division, he thinks the mechanics are holding up just fine for now. More information about The Division's end game would be nice — because there isn't much known right now — but as it stands, the game gets a "big tick".
So that's nice to know. Which is half the battle, after all. The Skill Up channel also has a video about how to easily and quickly mod XCOM 2, which is nice if you're into that.