It finally happened: the desire to play LOTRO has progressed from just a desire, to a constant nagging — MUST GET HOME, SCARF DINNER, PLAY MY NEW WARDEN! Yesterday all my daydreaming about what I was going to do when I finally was released from the bonds of employ for the day … Continue reading
I am not exactly a connoisseur of horror, though I do enjoy it. Despite seeing movies that were far gorier, I remember walking away from my first viewing of The Silence of the Lambs deeply unsettled. It was a disturbing movie that relied less on jump scares and buckets of blood; instead, we are introduced […]
Earlier this year, I participated in the closed beta for Zenimax’s MMORPG “The Elder Scrolls Online”. While I found that the game ran reasonably well, it really wasn’t my cup of tea, and as such I chose not to purchase the game when it launched last April. It was, in my opinion, too drab graphically, and […]
I wrote in May 2013 about Gods Will be Watching – a Ludum Dare 26 creation. It was an awesome, single screen game. I am excited to see they now have a website and a multi scenario game. Looking forward to buying and playing this one. I like it when things come full circle. From […]
A new episode of Battle Bards is up! Oh boy oh boy oh boy, am I excited for this! This is the show I’ve been dying to do, and which Syl has been dreading, for a while now. After playing The Secret World continuously for more than two years, and with my regular Monday TSW […]
In preparation for Blaugust I’ve come up with a plan to help me publish for 31 days straight. And I need all the help I can get! About a week ago I mentioned that I’d be doing a few more posts about World of Warcraft as a sort of run up to the release of it’s […]
It’s the show that Syl’s been dreading for almost eight episodes now: The Secret World! Between conspiracies, zombies, ancient myths, and present-day cabals, is there actually music in this game — and is it any good? The bards investigate in … Continue reading →
I know that feeling that you get when you get let down. Such a terrible feeling in the pit of your stomach, especially when it’s something you care so much about. That feeling of just lying in bed all day in a cocoon of blankets letting the depression sweep over you until you piss tears. […]
Randomness is rarely chaos. In games, randomness is a pick from a pool with known and computable probabilities. Roughly 1/6 of the rolls in Settlers of Catan will be 7s that activate the robber. Roughly 5/36 of the rolls will be 6s and another 5/36 will be 8s, which is why they are the most […]
When I decided to try and level a character to 95 before we left for SOELive without boosting, it was because I know myself very well. I would feel guilty about the fifty levels I skipped and I would have missed out on all those wonderful places and stories between level 35 and level 85. Knowing this, I boosted anyway and had a blast questing and exploring with my husband and gaming partner. We hit level 95 late Saturday afternoon and by the time I logged back in on Sunday morning I was in a foul and irritable mood. It wasn’t the game, the guild, or the decision it was me.
I was being given quests to go do such and such with presumptions being that I had finished all the relative quests. I have no idea what happened in the Cobalt Scar or why there are dead gods. It literally made my brain hurt and I was grumpy and out of sorts most of the day. I spent a lot of time Sunday grumbling and switching between characters rather than being focused on Benedicta getting caught up on the current expansion.
I logged in this morning and finished getting the Tinkered Mercenaries on the rest of my characters, which meant a lot of my characters spent money with the lovely Fae Linguist (pictured above) learning racial languages to ensure they all spoke Gnomish before landing at Gnomeland Security. I then proceeded to log onto Benedicta and took her back to Obol Plains to finish the Signature Quest line there. It made for a much more peaceful day and I understood what is happening in the Vesspyr Isles more now. Hubby meanwhile, does not suffer from lore OCD and he quested through VI enjoying himself immensely.
He did High Keep today and I got to listen to him chortle and stop and relay memories from Everquest. Thank you to the developers who brought a huge smile to his face today. I have no fond memories from the first game, since I never played the game, but I am looking forward to High Keep tomorrow.
I am kicking around an idea in my head about documenting interesting lore tidbits as I run across them while questing. The lore on the wikia site is sketchy and missing in large parts, i.e. game update lore is just plain not there. A lot of great story and tidbits get missed by new and returning players because of the vast amount of choices and story lines that are present in the game.
My lore OCD is back under control, now that I have a plan and thus I can play and enjoy Everquest 2 at a pace I enjoy.
.. and my highest character is only level 18. This is where the sub fee can be frustrating - especially in a game branding itself as “hardcore” and not alt-character friendly. It is a long journey in WildStar and my limited playtime and wanting to understand WHERE to invest my time has lead me to a […]
Kentrei helping the Stillpine on Azuremyst IsleI have started three posts since my last one, but I couldn’t seem to get the motivation to actually write any of them, so you’ll just get another summary of what I’ve been doing, primarily in World of Warc…
(First off, an apology. I have basically all but disappeared over here, but life + work + other projects have come into play, and good ol’ CuppyVille has to sit aside while more important things come first.) When we last spoke, I was pretty enamored with WildStar. I even made some kind of proclamation on […]
“It’s seen as churlish to say this out loud during the fundraising period, since a lot of attraction about Kickstarted video games is they are bringing dreams and aspirations to life. Telling people that their dream project is almost certainly … Continue reading →
Every so often I get an angry message from a reader tha […]