Category Archives: Rift

Character permanence

The news of a Prime server in Rift is doing the rounds at the moment: a server that will have progression through the vanilla content, and the expansions at an accelerated release pace. A detail that caught my attention is … Continue reading

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Save those names #RIFTgame and touching base

I am reminded via Twitter that I should log into my Rift characters to ensure their name is safe in the upcoming release of old names. Time's almost up! Log into #RIFTgame today to save your character names! https://t.co/jUJPeEvzSB pic.twitter.com/kmyNTWaFtX … Continue reading

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The leveling dungeons disconnect

I read with interest the recent LOTRO post over at Massively OP about the group finder. It brought a few thoughts together that I’ve had of late regarding grouping and the impact that has on my enjoyment and motivation levels … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, EQ2, FFXIV, Gaming, LotRO, Neverwinter, Rift, SWTOR, Tera, WoW | 4 Comments

Dungeon delvings #IntPiPoMo2017

This is my fourth post in the IntPiPoMo series for November. Here I showcase dungeon delving as a common activity in MMORPGs. 1. World of Warcraft We’ve run the Legion expansion dungeons a lot this year! 2. Star Wars the … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of side quests

Syp of the Bio Break blog started a discussion, earlier this week, about the value of side quests, or indeed whether they still have any value at all. More prominent storytelling in many MMORPGs has caused a split between quests … Continue reading

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ESO: racial choice: race change or reroll?

While playing Elder Scrolls Online recently I had a bit of a dilemma over my solo character’s race. He’s my Argonian Dragonknight character, an unwitting clone perhaps of my EQ2 Sarnak Shadowknight. Playing through a major Deshaan quest chain set … Continue reading

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Sounds that motivate gameplay

I was playing Elder Scrolls Online yesterday on my solo Dragonknight character and I was struck by just how effective and siren-like the sound and visual designs are for Dark Anchors (a k a Dolmen). These public events are regular … Continue reading

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