5 Pet Peeves about Dragon Age: Inquisition

I’ve been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition pretty much every waking moment that isn’t already taken with work or maintaining basic life functions. The record shows that I totally love it, but of course it’s not perfect. So in the interest of not completely fangirling over the game, here are a few of my pet peeves. 1) It makes my computer feel old. I have a solid but unspectacular computer. It was pretty good when I...

First Impressions of Dragon Age: Inquisition

I’ve written previously about boycotting EA games, and I did so through 2012, 2013, and almost all of 2014. So what changed? EA and their studio Bioware has popped up on a number of propaganda pieces by That Hashtag as a terrible company that tries to treat people with respect. It made me remember┬áthe old saying, “The enemy of my enemy … is a purveyor of fine RPG products” and so I decided to welcome Bioware...

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...

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