MMOs Made Me Organized

This might come as a minor surprise to people who know me now, but Liore of 10-15 years ago was a scatterbrain. I was constantly losing things, constantly late to things, always forgetting things. My house was a disaster and it seemed to take me twice as long to get anything done as most folks. So what happened to make me the fairly organized and optimized person I am today? Part of it is just getting older and less tolerant of a...

ArcheAge Housing and Queue Times

Oh, Internet. You're why daddy drinks. — Scott Hartsman (@hartsman) September 14, 2014 Poor Trion Worlds and ArcheAge, victims of their own success. Any experienced MMO player knows that launch week of a new game is usually fraught with technical problems and population issues, but admittedly the ArcheAge queue times can be pretty extreme. Last night I joined the queue as a free player at 7pm and finally got in the game at...

Stop and Plant the Roses (ArcheAge)

I am currently dealing with a surprise event in my life that while not the worst thing ever does require in the short term a great deal of time and physical labour and a pinch of emotional fortitude. The result is that for now my limited leisure activity occurs at about 11pm, when I’m tired and just a wee bit wound up. Until recently this has pushed games off my agenda almost entirely, except for the odd round of Dragon Coins...

Yet more screenshots!

It’s 11:49pm so this totally counts for Blaugust. Also, just like two weeks ago, it’s the last minute and you get MORE SCREENSHOTS. I am truly terrible at doing anything on Saturday. Vanilla RIFT remains my favorite MMO ever. One of the wonderful things about it was the flexible costume and dye system. (Nowadays too many costume pieces are cash only for my taste.) These are some of my favorite outfits for my cleric...

Hearthstone Talk: deck lists and heroic bosses

I have still been plugging away at Hearthstone, and I am starting to see the practice pay off. Not only do I have a better awareness of what cards are out there, but also I’m learning how to anticipate what my opponent could do next. While I’m finding that much of getting better is just playing a ton of games, adding cards to my meagre library also helps a lot. In the past week I’ve gotten a second Faerie Dragon, a...

Answering the Gaming Questionnaire, Part One

Jaysla over at Cannot Be Tamed has put up a gaming questionnaire on her site. I’m not sure if this was intentional, but her timing is perfect as a whole bunch of us Blaugust folks are getting near the end of the month and potentially our topic wells are starting to run a little dry. There are 21 questions so I’ve decided to split up my answers over two days. When did you start playing video games? The first minute I could...

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