half term

it’s been half term this week so I haven’t had much chance to write posts, play games, follow NBI ppl on twitter/add to reader or comment on posts… will try to catch up a bit 🙂

Murf’s Screenshot Safari ~ High Fantasy

Part of the NBI2015 and part of Murf’s Screenshot Safari. So this is my Mirkwood hunter, Eldaeriel in Lord of the Rings Online.  She is at Gathbúrz staring at Dol Guldur.  This shot was taken quite a while ago (at least a few years!) and it remains one of my favourite screenshots ever.  I actually…

some funnies

a few funny things happened last week: We were in the Coldharbour group dungeon, which was really fun anyway.  I decided to do my usual flying leap at a mob (Ambush) just as Arin decided to knock him off the platform with Uppercut…  I followed the mob off the platform to my death… I was…

Murf’s Screenshot Safari ~ Epic Achievement

Part of the NBI2015 (honestly, just get blogging!) and part of Murf’s Screenshot Safari. So this is my ranger, about to face the Shade of Khalan Dar and Phara Dar for the last item needed for her mythical bow, Eagle’s Talon.  We defeated him of course 😉 This was the last stage in a quest…

Murf’s Screenshot Safari ~ Landscape

There were so many screenshots I could have chosen for this category!  I ended up choosing this one though, I had forgotten all about it 🙂 This shot was taken in Rushgore, in the Great River area (LOTRO).  I just love this area – the colours are just lush and it’s so peaceful  – getting…

Taking good screenshots & using images creatively

General tips: Use the highest graphics setting you can.  Even if it’s just for the duration of the screenshot. Anti-aliasing can make a huge difference to the quality, especially for characters’ faces. Get rid of your UI (F10 or F12 are popular default UI toggles, you can usually bind this toggle to a key of…

Bards & Dungeons

This week has been busy so far, with the NBI 2015 kicking off.  There’s still time to join in, go on,  you know you want to… Dragon Age Inquisition had a free update with the Black Emporium (face changer & new weapon / armour goodies to buy) and a new expansion for the multiplayer.  I…

talkback challenge #1

so the first talkback challenge is how did gamergate affect you? I’m going to assume that you at least have a basic knowledge of the whole debacle.  Initially, I was shocked and angry.  I wanted to write something on my blog about how ridiculous the whole thing was, about how diversity in games and in…

Murf’s screenshot safari ~ selfie

Selfie: So this is a selfie of my latest character in Skyrim, from my thief playthrough of Skyrim.  I took this shot from the kill camera animation and I have had to adjust exposure as she was cloaked in shadows and very hard to see 😉 *edit* as well as eating my twitter hashtags, it’s…