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Tales of the Blight: He’s a Dog

[Part of my Dragon Age: Origins play through. Spoilers ahead!]I awoke in Flemeth’s hut, with her hot daughter tending my wounds. Alistair and Quickly are there too, apparently saved by Flemeth’s magic somehow. Too bad for Ted, he was left to die. As we…

 
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Smite Thee – My Thoughts on a Refreshing Game

A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon Smite, a Free to Play MOBA that brings a breath of fresh air to gaming for me.   Smite was released in March of this year, and honestly it’s been a great spin to gaming as It’s a 3rd person view on your character which I’ve never been […]

 
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I Once Was A Hobbit – Part Two

In a Desperate Search for Precious Gollum eventually left the Misty Mountains and pursued Bilbo a few years later, but the trail was cold. He made his way south into Mordor where all evil was being drawn at the time, discovering the secret stair located near Minas Morgul and surviving an encounter with Shelob.  He […]

 
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On Extra Life Game Selection

Picking a game to play for Extra Life has been somewhat interesting. I decided ahead of time that since my upstream bandwidth is tiny, streaming a random emulated Game Boy Advance game would be ideal, since it allows decent quality at double or triple the GBA’s resolution. Some restrictions came from this, as it would […]

 
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The Instance Group Resurgent in Azeroth… Sort Of… And Hallow’s End

We decided to get our collective act together and get into the game so as to get used to the new realities of WoW 6.0. And we tried. However, due to authenticator problems, bronchitis, and a previous engagement, only Potshot and I ended up in game last Saturday night. Such is life. We decided that, […]

 
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Mark & Recall: A Cast Iron technique I wrote about for @8bitKitchen

Only on 8bit Kitchen, “Progressed Based Cooking: An Unconventional Cast Iron Technique” I had a chance to write about a new technique I learned in the kitchen recently. Here’s my opening paragraph: Recipes are an important part of cooking and learning to cook, but lately I’ve tried to focus more on technique than on mastering […]

 
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What I’m Playing This Week

I have so many games on the go right now, that I set a goal of finishing games I was already playing rather than starting new ones. I totally failed at this, I keep picking up new games. Mass Effect … Continue reading

 
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Starflight: Copyright protection

Published on October 24, 2014 by in Nostalgia Lane

(This is part of my journey playing through Starflight. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Yeah, they weren’t kidding around with software copyright protection in the 80s.  Or, more accurately, they totally were kidding around, even … Continue reading

 
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LOTRO: Ork Log Blok’d Blog

Tsuhelm a LOTRO BLOK! Having a really frustrating week in RW (work), RW (health) and RW(life well wife!), and that is feeding back into my motivation to play LOTRO… The fall festival is falling and as I love the haunted burrow it is sucking up the LOTRO time I do get… And that is dripping down […]

 
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BREAKING: Bioware puts in counter-bid for RSI

As we reported earlier this week, “EVE Online” developer CCP is in talks to purchase Roberts Space Industries, the company developing “Star Citizen”. Well, my sources have advised me that another player has stepped into the ring, and put a major crimp in CCP’s plans. That player is Bioware, the developer of “Star Wars: The Old Republic”. […]

 
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WoW – Level Cap At Last!

I haven’t mentioned Bragtoberfest yet because a) I haven’t really had anything to brag about and b) I’m not a very braggy sort of person to begin with. I’ve never been one of those people that parade around banks riding high-end mounts and wearing raid gear to make everyone jealous. I usually wear rag-tag outfits that don’t match.

But this is undoubtedly the braggiest thing I will accomplish this month so: I dinged 90 in WoW! First time I’ve gotten to the level cap in WoW since I started in 2006!

The Rift server Wolfsbane was down for some mysterious reason this morning, so I jumped into WoW for a bit. I had roughly half a level to go, so I spent roughly 35 seconds on some Krasarang Wilds quests and made it to 90 while killing some random mob.

(I’m kidding. Leveling in WoW is super fast, but in reality it was more like 45-50 seconds. Ha! Still kidding. I actually don’t know how long it took but it couldn’t possibly have been more than a half hour to get half a level with the help of rested experience.)

Thoroughly unimpressive screenshot of the Level 90 milestone.

Thoroughly unimpressive screenshot of the Level 90 milestone.

It would be nice if the screen would do something more interesting when you gain a level. Because screenshots of leveling look quite bland. At least that was one thing WildStar was good at. The entire screen filled with the “ding” message so it would make a great screenshot.

You may or may not notice from that screenshot that I am not running a single addon for WoW right now. Weird, huh? I would like to say that the interface changes Blizzard made in 6.0.2 make addons much less necessary, but um, yeah, not so much. WoW still lags far, far behind the curve in basic quality-of-life.

I also noticed that my Aspect of the Hawk was gone, too. The class changes that Blizzard makes seem entirely random sometimes.

So yay! I guess I can do endgame stuff now! For like, half a month. Although honestly I never wanted to do endgame stuff with my hunter. I’d rather be using my mage, who is my second-highest level character now at somewhere around 68. I wonder if I can get him to 90 in dungeons before Draenor launches.

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Hunter Transmog Complete

I’ve been working on my Hunter set for what feels like forever now.  Every piece i was looking for I’ve had for months and months now except one.  The dreaded Golden Bow of Quel’Thalas from Sunwell Plateau had been eluding me . &nbs…

 
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WildStar: In the mouth of space madness

Published on October 24, 2014 by in WildStar

Some nights you have such great gaming experiences that your finger goes sore from jamming on the screenshot key and you can’t wait to whip up a blog post to share the whole sordid tale.  Last night was exactly that … Continue reading

 
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Year 3000

OMG AWESOME :OI’d like to extend my apologies to anyone reading my Twitter feed from about 7am this morning when, like the proverbial kid at Christmas, I rushed downstairs and opened up my copy of Sid Meier’s Civilisation: Beyond Earth. Many of you who…

 
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Bel Folks Stuff Debut

An Evening With Syl A few weeks back I talked about a new kind of podcast I was planning on doing.  Where I grab one of the very interesting members of our community and chat with them a bit.  Somewhat of an informal interview podcast.  Thankfully everyone I have talked to about this idea thought […]

 
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Couch Podtatoes Episode 19: PvP-Side Up

This week we’re diving into the PvP debate, and though it’s a topic we have all covered on our blogs over the course of the years, it has been renewed with issues surrounding ArcheAge. The latest Contains Moderate Peril is sort of a sister show to this one, and they seemed to cover the side […]

 
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Served Cold

This is part of my playthrough of the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim. You can find my playthrough of the Dawnguard DLC, and earlier bits of this adventure on the Ongoing Series page. When I left off, Veleth had sent me to talk to Adril Arano, who was the first Dunmer I met when arriving at […]

 
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Diving into RIFT

Published on October 24, 2014 by in Uncategorized

After receiving plenty of emails and tweets that the latest RIFT expansion, Nightmare Tide, was undergoing beta testing and all that good stuff, I never kept track on when it’d finally be dropping. I saw a tweet the other day, announcing the release of…

 
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Heal to Full Podcast – Time for PVPers to feel loved

So there are really tons of people who play the #swtor […]

 
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Tales of the Blight: All According to Plan

[Part of my Dragon Age: Origins play through. Spoilers ahead!]Upon arrival at Ostagar I am soon tasked with getting the other recruits, Daveth the rogue, Ser Jory and Alistair the templar (technically not a recruit) together for a “joining ritual”. Wel…

 
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