Monthly Archives: December 2014

/afk, real life exploring and Happy New Year

I’m off on holiday for two weeks, the first time ever that I have been abroad for New Years Eve itself. So there’ll probably be no new posts from me for the interval unless I get cost-free wifi long enough … Continue reading

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2014 gaming review

As 2014 comes to a close this post is a summary of some of the highlights for me of this years MMO gaming. January Most of this month was about Neverwinter as we’d not long restarted in time for the … Continue reading

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WTB fast travel in RL!

A big problem with Christmas in the UK is just how painful (more than usual) long distance travel becomes. Trains are cancelled, replaced by local buses that are unfit for long journeys, airports shut down at the slightest hint of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It’s been an exceptionally busy build-up to the holidays for me this year, I’ve had very little time for substantial gaming since early December. A big “life event” (as Facebook calls it) earlier in the month and since then family … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, MMORPG, Neverwinter, TSW

GW2: new achievement system revisited

As predicted the new achievement system is considerably more restrictive than the older one albeit quicker to rush through if you’re very focused on the daily or have very wide gaming tastes. The nine-or-so tasks are divided equally into PVE, … Continue reading

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MMO client scorecard

I’ve played quite a few MMORPGs over the years that I’ve been writing this blog. They’ve varied greatly in playstyle, combat, mood and quality of content but also they’ve varied a great deal in the quality of the game client … Continue reading

Posted in EQ2, FFXIV, Guild Wars, LotRO, SWTOR, TSW, World of Warcraft | 4 Comments

TSW: story, how it should be done

I was blown away by the quality of the missions we ran last night in Secret World. As usual there was heaps of atmosphere, excellent use of lighting (and darkness), great dialogue from NPCs and some notably superb zone design … Continue reading

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