Author Archives: Telwyn

Starting a new SWTOR character in 2021

I’ve played a good amount of Star Wars the Old Republic, though not so much of late. I started playing way back in beta before the game launched. Since then I’ve played in blocks of varying lengths of time (from … Continue reading

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Mobile gaming and auto battlers #Skylanders

I find myself suddenly, for the first time in many, many years, playing games on more than just my desktop PC. PC gaming has dominated my computer gaming hobby ever since I first bought a 386SX computer back in 1992. … Continue reading

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Buying every character slot #MMORPG #Skylanders

Husband and I have been playing a good amount of Skylanders, a series of console games where the playable characters are also collectable figures. The urge to play more characters is ever-present, and it is somewhat like having alts in … Continue reading

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April Fools in Tamriel

I’ve not written about April Fools’ for a rather long time – that shows how little I care for the real world day. It happens that I found myself playing Elder Scrolls Online again this year, though I only managed … Continue reading

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Single-try dungeon challenges in MMORPGs

It’s a rarity in modern MMORPG gaming to face a challenge that you can’t retry. In single player RPGs there may be consequences for failure in fighting a boss or other encounter, though with save games such consequences are usually … Continue reading

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Competition and quest objectives #WorldofWarcraft

Roger of Contains Moderate Peril has a post about Need vs Greed. He contemplates whether loot should go the way of gathering nodes, and be given to all characters in group content. Reading the post reminded me of a frequent … Continue reading

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Azeroth’s lack of pantheon

Belghast has a rather interesting post up about the lack of defined pantheistic religion in World of Warcraft. The few religious figures that are in the game are either very abstract, such as “the Light”, or rather niche such as … Continue reading

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Balancing for the end-game and moment-to-moment gameplay #FFXIV

We played over the last few days a good chunk of Final Fantasy XIV, as part of the latest free login campaign. FFXIV is a game that I enjoy playing when I’m in the middle of a session, but for … Continue reading

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Alting I will go

Massively OP had a post asking why readers play alt characters a few days ago. At the time I was focused on which game I could play more than which character. I’ve been playing alts almost as long as I … Continue reading

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Something old or something new?

I’m contemplating a week off work next week and what I might end up playing to fill some of that time. Restrictions on doing much of anything, other than walks for exercise, mean that gaming is very likely to dominate … Continue reading

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