Monthly Archives: March 2017

Secret World Legends

So I was planning to do a first-impressions piece on patch 7.2 for World of Warcraft as my next post, then I saw that Funcom has released details of the announced relaunch of The Secret World: it’s being rebooted as … Continue reading

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Travel and realism in MMORPGs

Over the last few months I’ve been ruminating over the role of travel in MMORPGs. I’ve played some irregular sessions of two more ‘realistic’ games, Black Desert Online ; a game where a mount or vehicle has a more tangible … Continue reading

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WoW: a poultice of healers

I wonder what the collective noun of healers should be? You have a squad of soldiers, a gaggle of geese, a murder of crows – how about a poultice of healers? That’s pretty much what I have these days in … Continue reading

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ESO: finishing Auridon

In last night’s session we made some good progress and completed the first major zone post tutorial, the elven isle of Auridon. As a reminder, I’m playing Elder Scrolls Online as part of a trio of Aldmeri Dominion characters – … Continue reading

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Guiding an instant high-level character

Playing my Esper in Wildstar has given me pause for thought on what the game, and other MMORPGs in general, could do to make it an easier process to take on a newly dinged max level (or near) character. If … Continue reading

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WoW: dinosaurs!

This weekend there’s another micro holiday in World of Warcraft. We flew over to Un’goro crater to fight some buffed up dinosaur-themed bosses for Dinosaur Madness. The event consists of eight moderately tough world boss-like fights. Each is a level … Continue reading

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Wildstar: existing level 50 catchup

When I played Wildstar yesterday I decided to stick with my tried and tested Engineer rather than play the new Esper. I wanted to get back into the swing of the action combat, the dodging and the telegraphs before I … Continue reading

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