9th blogoversary

Yeah… I had to double check that, but my first ever post was on 22 Jan 2009 /faint.  To be fair, that has included a fair few breaks and an extremely slack posting schedule.  I started off with the aim of describing my adventures and having somewhere to dump some screenshots.  The blog could be…

my 2016 in games

blog: well, I’ve managed to keep it going although some months were very quiet.  For the time I managed it, I did enjoy the tues/wed/fri regular posting so I may try that for next year.  Like, really try… maybe… single player games:   I finally played through the Mass Effect series – well, I’m halfway…

MMO Screenshots: Volcanic Regions

I was a bit stuck this week for a theme until I read Bhagpuss’ post, and thought yes! volcanoes in every MMO!  so thank you 😉 EQ2 Ah Lavastorm, I have fond and not so fond memories of this zone.  The lava used to be insta-death and so made travelling around quite scary, especially when having…

MMO Screenshots: dragons

EQ2 EQ2 has plenty of dragons I could have chosen, but one of my favourite screenshots is this ghost dragon in the Field of Bone. Lotro For lore reasons, there are not really many dragons in Middle Earth.  The developers did find a way to write a couple in though.  This is the dragon in…

MMO Screenshots: technomagic

Although most of the MMOs I play are firmly within the standard Fantasy fare, there is a tendency to introduce at least some aspect of technomagic or some steampunk inspired contraptions.  It tends to be the dwarven or goblin races which introduce these elements but other races also contribute (e.g. erudites and asura) EQ2 This…

MMO Screenshots: shipwrecks

There always seems to be a shipwreck somewhere, but then that’s true of our own seas if you go deep enough. EQ2 Ok apologies, I don’t seem to have a screenshot of an actual shipwreck… so instead here’s Dimzad’s ratonga and my high elf nearly re-enacting the titanic scene… Lotro I really love this shot…

MMO screenshots: ruins

EQ2 You can just see my assassin on the left there, this dungeon (Vasty Deep: Vestigial Cella) was part of the epic conversion questline and I remember this being quite a fight at the time. Lotro Elven ruin in Eregion with a bonus night time rainbow!  There are ruins and abandoned buildings almost everywhere in…

MMO Screenshots: friends

well it wouldn’t be an MMO without the people 😀  here are some (but not all!) of my favourite group shots 🙂 EQ2 Aside from the background, I think I like that my ranger and Dimzad’s dwarf (furthest right) are looking at each other the best. Lotro Team Orange!  The three of us had so…

MMO screenshots: night sky

EQ2 The moons over the Commonlands, Drinal and Luclin. Luclin is quite interesting and I love the sparkly trail of devastation (it exploded). Lotro Lotro has to have the most beautiful cloud and sky system in an MMO.  It is utterly gorgeous, most of my screenshots are of Middle Earth’s skies…  The shot above is…