Category Archives: LotRO

Writing and gaming update

As we close in on the end of July, I’ll take a moment to write about what I’ve been up to this month. My first priority, other than working a lot, has been to do as much writing for my … Continue reading

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“May as well not be an MMO”

Naithin has a post that’s caused some interesting conversation around MMORPGs and how some of us experience them. His post talks about FFXIV and how solo levelling can lack some of the MMO experience. This made me think back to … Continue reading

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LOTRO and nostalgia gaming in 2021

I think I’m immune to the pull of nostalgia in gaming, or have grown largely to be. I logged on to the Lord of the Rings Online Treebeard ‘slow’ progression server and created a new human Loremaster to play through … Continue reading

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Seeing MMORPG inspiration in other games

We’ve been playing a good amount of Gloomhaven this last week, partly because Star Wars the Old Republic had issues that kept us from playing two nights in a row. In Gloomhaven we’re busy chasing the achievements to unlock new … 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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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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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

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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

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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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