Category Archives: LotRO

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 | 3 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

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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A generous game company offer

Given the current context, it gladdens my heart to read that Standing Stone Games has announced they are making all content freely accessible for Dungeons & Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online available to all players through 30 … Continue reading

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How observant should mobs be?

Playing World of Warcraft Classic I was struck by just how illogical monsters tend to be over spotting adventurers rampaging through their home. Most MMORPGs have pretty dumb Non-Player Characters, they stand around, or maybe wander around, but will completely … Continue reading

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Friendliness vs isolating mechanics in MMORPGs

How welcome are other player characters when you’re out and questing? Do you ever chip in to help fight or heal a stranger when out in the field? These are the questions I’m writing about in this blog post. I … Continue reading

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Search engines and blogpost popularity

A recent Massively OP post started a discussion about whether Google search rankings relate to or indicate a given game (or MMORPGs) popularity. The comments developed into a bit of a splitting hairs debate about what type of Google search … Continue reading

Posted in Eden Eternal, EQ2, LotRO, MMORPG, Neverwinter, SWTOR, World of Warcraft | 3 Comments

Combat pace and progression blocks

Roger wrote on the Contains Moderate Peril blog about “The Pace of Combat“: both on how it can affect enjoyment of a game when it varies, and how expansions in older MMOs mess with this via gear resets. Although I’m … Continue reading

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A bird maybe…

Tobold has written a post about gaming subscription services that offer so many games that players can “play a different game every day” and thus behave like a butterfly – ever flitting around. The contrasting game style is that of … Continue reading

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Gaming moments 2019 #IntPiPoMo

For my last scheduled post in International Picture Posting Month 2019 I’ve decided to highlight a few of my favourite gaming moments from this year. This post has some story spoilers from the get-go so if you’re not playing any … Continue reading

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