Category Archives: DDO

Back home and Stormreach calling? #DDO

I’m back home after a wonderful holiday, and a good break from this site and blogging in general. As is standard I chose to be away at a particularly busy time – my Feedly is full of New World posts. … 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

Posted in D&D, DDO, EQ2, MMORPG, Neverwinter, TTRPG, World of Warcraft | 1 Comment

MMORPG gaming history, part 1

I noticed via Twitter that some MMORPG players were tweeting lists of the games in the genre they had “ever played (even for just for like a day)”. Belghast has done a blog post on the same topic, with a … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, EQ2, FFXIV, Guild Wars, LotRO, MMORPG, Rift, STO, SWTOR, Tera | 4 Comments

Voice and Video chat in online gaming

I’ve just read the post by Wilhelm about Discord and other voice platforms. I play MMORPGs and (virtual) tabletop gaming with a set of different overlapping groups of friends and family members. For the most part I game with a … Continue reading

Posted in DDO, Fantasy Grounds, LotRO, MMORPG, TTRPG, World of Warcraft | 6 Comments

Gaming tools and reference websites

Belghast has a blog post up about the creation of a Gaming Tools menu on his blog. The post shows some examples of this organisation and the list of websites that count as tools in this case. The games used … Continue reading

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I like situational gear in MMOs

In a recent World of Warcraft Classic session we attempted our second-ever run on Scholomance with our instance group. In discussions about the apparent difficulty we were facing, we started talking about gear we could farm to make the runs … Continue reading

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Tanking with a dagger?

There are certain fantasy stereotypes that can be observed, or challenged, by the games I play. One such trope is the “Sword and Board” tank character – the protector of the adventuring party with a sword and shield. We were … Continue reading

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Sticking to dungeon roles #Blapril2020

Over the last few months I’ve been running a whole lot of dungeons in World of Warcraft Classic and Retail and in Dungeons & Dragons Online. Most MMORPGs use the trinity system or some precursor or variant thereof. In WoW … Continue reading

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Interactive objects in dungeons are great #Blapril2020

I’ve written before about interactive objects in MMORPGs, a feature I wish more games made use of to a greater extent. Dungeons & Dragons Online has so many different ways in which your characters can interact with the environment, whether … Continue reading

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Four favourite game series #Blapril2020

Apparently there’s a tweet doing the rounds about five favourite game series, as I read over at Time to Loot’s blog post response. It’s an interesting topic to read about, but not one I can easily answer in the spirit … Continue reading

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