Ca’ial Breal and surrounding areas

Whitefawn Retreat was the first place I saw in Vanguard, and I felt at home immediately.  I loved the architecture, which grew more intricate as you travelled from Whitefawn Retreat, through to Shimmerlake Garrison and finally to Ca’ial Breal.  Ca’ial Breal always reminded me of a rustic Lothlórien, multi-levelled with flets and the architecture blending…

weekly screenshot

Popped into lotro and vanguard recently,  I’m still finding it hard to settle in any game.  While I’m waiting for the Elder Scrolls online, I’m going to check out SW:ToR and DDO, it’s fun having time to check out other MMOs at least 🙂

Slappy the Cool on Tour

For the first in my Telon Sunset series, here’s Mallendis the Shaman and Slappy the Cool breaking it down all over Telon 🙂  (ahem the low levels areas at least!)  The whistle is still obtainable via the Isle of Dawn starter area or the in-game store.  I did this video partly to commemorate the fun…

A long farewell to Vanguard

Well even though I guess everyone has heard the news about the impending closure of Vanguard by now, I’ll link to the official statement, the FAQ about SOE all-access and the Reddit AMAA (Smedley) thread anyway.  Even though I never made Vanguard my MMO ‘home’, I am truly saddened by this news.  Although I’ve never…

the year past and the year to come

A beast of a post – sorry 🙂  So anyways, it’s the usual suspects I’ve played this year…  Lotro, Minecraft, Skyrim with forays into EQ2 and Vanguard.  It will probably be a similar list in 2014 with hopefully the additions of Elder Scrolls Online and Dragon Age: Inquisition. I’ve recently picked up a new free…

newbie blogger initiative

It’s back! For the  month of October, over 70 established bloggers will be supporting new bloggers by providing help, advice, feedback and a whole load of traffic to the new sites 🙂  See the NBI blog and the forums for more information. so… why do I blog and why should YOU blog? I started blogging because I…

more adventures in Tursh

I  had got quite disheartened at level 4 of my Shaman.  I couldn’t do the only available quest and kept dying and she seemed much weaker than other classes I had played at that level.  So I went off and grinded her up an extra level to see if that would help.  Well, it did…

exploring Telon

As I’m in a bit of a pre-update 10 lull with lotro (and the server downtime), this week I’ve been playing some Vanguard again.   To get back into the game, I decided to roll a new character (a shaman halfling) in their racial starter area rather than go to the Isle of Dawn.  Although…

vanguard useful links

These challenges are surprisingly fun – well done Ambermist for setting this up.  Its great to see so many people joining in, both new and established bloggers alike.  If you haven’t already, I urge you to join in 🙂 So this week’s challenge is to research and write about something you know very little about…