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Chronicles of Vagari in Azeroth – Chapter 5

I stepped through the gate and found Vagari waiting for me in Mulgore to continue her journey. The first adventure outside Camp Narache started when landing in Bloodhoof Village. Here she meets Ahmo Thunderhorn who tells her about the Palemane Gnolls and asks that she diminish their number. Christened as a new level 5 Druid,

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The Forest 0.07

Another new patch dropped for the Forest this week, which is still in an Alpha state. More new features, no news on co-op. I’m sad, but apparently I’m part of the problem. It seems that if you go onto the community page via Steam you’ll see various discussions about the game and whether or not […]

 
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Role Playing Game

RPGs are one of my favourite genres of video games, but what exactly is a role-playing game? A role-playing game is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. That’s not a very comprehensive description, … Continue reading

 
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Hats off to me

Aside from the usual Nike shoe spam I can tell a new Title has launched due to the Gold sellers ramping up their game. I even had one for Destiny.

 
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Crime and Punishment in Eve Online

Published on September 18, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Being a criminal is too easy. Besides being too easy, gate camping / station camping is about as lame as it gets. Conflict should be moved away from the gates and stations, out to the belts, moons and anomalies while travel between gates and stations (…

 
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Grind Core

It’s taken about a week but I have finally got all 40 gold medals on the containment DLC for Defense Grid, while doing so also got the 2nd and 3rd rarest that the game has to offer. The hardest part is trying not to lose any Cores in the mayhem that the tower defense game […]

 
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Stop and Plant the Roses (ArcheAge)

I am currently dealing with a surprise event in my life […]

 
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Fantasy Sports – the Ultimate ARG?

I enjoyed learning and reading about Ingress over at Kill Ten Rats although I have never played the Alternate Reality Game and I don’t have the personal drive or interest to partake in it. While drafting my team in our annual Fantasy…
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Tokyo Game Show FINAL FANTASY XV Trailer Looks Awesome

I have a confession to make: I’m not a fan of anime. I’ll hear people chatting about it, and I’ll smile and nod like I care, but I don’t. I do not like anime. Then a friend introduces me to … Continue reading

 
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Art Hits Level Ten

When someone asks me what type of art style i prefer, i can now just point to ArcheAge.  That right there is what i long for in an MMO.  It hits the perfect balance of realism and style for me without going over the top in any one direction. …

 
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

All men dream: but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. -T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of […]

 
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Crit, Hit, or Miss? Destiny (Playstation 4, 2014): The Halo Fanatic’s Perspective

Damage Report: Despite the negativity and disappointment surrounding Destiny, the game is functionally compelling enough to warrant a few weeks of play before you inevitably trade it in. Though the bleak and desolate setting (features included) often turns me off more than it turns me on, I would be lying if I didn’t say a large […]

 
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Three years and crunching

The Biscuity Burrow is three years today! Happy happy joy joy! So there it was, a bit more than three years ago, when I woke up one morning and wondered if I should start a blog or something. Like most of me ideas, it wasn’t really a very well thought out thing. I mostly just […]

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So probably no open beta, what this means to me.

Published on September 18, 2014 by in Uncategorized

I am not someone that buys a new phone every 2 years, or a new car every 5, let alone a computer.  For me if a car has not been around more than 10 years or 100k miles, it is not broken in.  I try to buy the best that I can afford.  A few […]

 
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Quest for Glory: The Three Stooges

(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) After far too many failed attempts, my hero finally scrabbles over the wall and into the brigand’s fortress.  … Continue reading

 
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Cutting short our season

My Lovely Bride™ and I have decided to cut our Renaissance Faire season short this year, and will not be attending the final weekend of the Oregon Renaissance Festival, as we had planned to do on September 20th. Why is this? Well, actually, there are several reasons. First of all, it has been a bit […]

 
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“Gamer Gate” & Why I Could Care Less

Published on September 18, 2014 by in Gaming

For the last month of so, social gaming media has been in a self-induced uproar over “Gamer Gate”.  Both sides of the issue have their view points and opinions, and neither side has a chance of convincing the other that their side is correct. 

Synopsis of the issue, as I understand it, is that it was revealed that a woman indie game developer was sleeping with a reviewer of her game.  Suddenly gamers are in an uproar over gaming journalism ethics (or lack thereof) and it becomes blown completely out of proportion.  Sexism, sloppy ethics, paid reviews, favorites, elitism, misogyny, hard core, casual, ad nauseam are all words and phrases bandied about by both sides of the “debate”.

Look, it’s pretty simple gaming journalism is as corrupt and biased as non-gaming journalism.  Developers buy favorable reviews, games that step out of the box get little to no coverage, the face of gaming is changing, and much more are all easy to understand truths about gaming.  Here’s an even easier truth, the best way to change gaming and the gaming community is to vote with your wallet.

Don’t like the manner in which women are portrayed?  Don’t buy the product, no matter how much social pressure is applied.  Don’t approve of how a gaming site conducts itself? Stop visiting the site and its sponsors.  Learn to ignore people in games, don’t be afraid to talk because of who you are.  Your voice and opinion matter just as much as the rude, screaming, foul mouthed child on the other end.

I could care less about Gamer Gate.  I am smart enough to support games, sites, and sponsors that fit who I am as a gamer.  Question is, is the rest of the community smart enough to do more than just make a splash on social media?

 
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Trying to ArcheAge

Wherein I TRY to play #ArcheAge. And find queues instead. (Read more…)

 
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Who Are You Talking To?

Do you know your audience as a writer? Who are the readers you’re trying to reach? And do you write mostly for them or do you write in the hopes of attracting others unlike you? It takes a lot of time for a blogger to get to know their audience. But for game bloggers the […]

 
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WildStar: Wrapping up Whitevale

Published on September 18, 2014 by in WildStar

As I previously said, my recent adventures in Whitevale have finally propelled me past my previous high-water mark in the game.  It looks as though I’ve cured my rerolling addiction and am sticking with the Engineer to the glorious end. … Continue reading

 
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