Landmark (is fun!)

Well I caved and got myself into EQ Landmark beta and I am really, really glad I did.  The introduction was fabulous, I truly hope other game studios are looking at the openness, enthusiasm and level of interaction from SOE, it is truly refreshing (and the enthusiasm is contagious!)  The graphics are very nice (a little cartoony…

ES Lorebites ~ further reading

Well, this is the last in the ES Lorebites series before early access begins.  I would like to continue the series once the excitement of launch has calmed down some.  So, are there any aspects of the Elder Scrolls lore / world you would like me to cover?  Let me know in comments 🙂 Further reading:…

ES Lorebites ~ Birthsigns and Stones

In Morrowind and Oblivion you choose one of 13 birthsigns (each corresponding to a constellation) for your character which give bonuses to either attributes or magicka or give a unique ability.  These are a permanent unchangeable effect. For Skyrim, the birthsign system was changed to Standing Stones which represent one of the 13 constellations (which…

Panoramic screenshots – using Hugin

Hugin is a free panoramic photo stitcher.  I’ve had a lot of trial and error trying to get game screenshots to work and to be honest, I think I could get better results.  So I thought I’d share the settings I use in case anyone else finds it useful and also in case anyone has…

lotro combo blog

Just a quick note to say that I am aware of my non-lotro posts showing up in the lotro combo blog feed.  I am trying to amend this (I think I sent the wrong rss feed – gah), so apologies and hopefully it’ll be fixed soon.

ES Lorebites ~ M’aiq the Liar

Introduced in Morrowind as an Easter Egg who comments on aspects of the games, particularly on features which did not make it in and they are often quite funny.  He also appears in Oblivion and Skyrim and is set to make an appearance in the Elder Scrolls Online.  (Click the links for full dialogue and…

Skyrim: steampunk sun

I was exploring Blackreach recently, taking screenshots and collecting crimson nirnroots when I saw this artificial sun.  The ornate metalwork surrounding it gives it a steampunk vibe and it is just beautiful.