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…

games… and more games…

As it’s pretty much summer and the 6 weeks holidays are looming, gaming is starting to take a backseat.  I thought it might be time to update my games currently being played and games I’d like to play in the near future. MMOs: Unsurprisingly, the allure of Black Desert Online has worn off.  I thought…

#BDO Velia

I really love Velia, the sea view is absolutely stunning.

#BDO sailing & pirates

A title for this post is slightly beyond me at the moment – I was either coming up with not-quite-fitting pirate saying or that bloody Rod Stewart song… anyway. exploring in Black Desert Online is just fun.  I’ve particularly enjoyed exploring the sea and the oodles of islands.  Each island seems different, the flora is…

#BDO Crafting Node & Storage setup

As I’ve previously mentioned I rather like the secondary life professions in Black Desert Online.  I’m slowly levelling up cooking and alchemy and like to craft costumes, horse gear, furniture and tools.  So I’ve setup my nodes to suit.  Its not perfect, I don’t yet have workers gathering all the materials I need/want but I’ll…

#BDO why do I like Black Desert Online?

I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what it is I like about this MMO, especially when there is so much I don’t like about it. The questing system is very bland but I don’t really care, I’m not interested in questing.  I’m not interested in the lore of the place – why are they…

#BDO A day in the life of Black Desert Online

I’ve been playing BDO for a couple of weeks now, there are aspects of the game that I like very, very much and aspects that I’m not so keen on.  I’m unlikely to ever make this my main MMO as it is an open world pvp title and currently, there seems to be little reason…