Category Archives: MMORPG

Bootstrapping, WoW style.

Back on WoW after taking four months off because the game had felt a little stagnant. In that time, they’ve made some QoL changes that have reduced the grind a little and made the central goal (your character has numbers, … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, videogames | Leave a comment

In which, I play more WoW and make a career change.

By career change, I naturally don’t mean in real life.  I continue to earn my paychecks in my role as a random IT grunt.  No, I mean in my current MMO. See, I enjoy playing healers.  It’s great fun to … Continue reading

Posted in mac, MMORPG | Leave a comment

OK, I’ll say something about Shadowlands now.

My last post about WoW was talking about how it would not be the first MMORPG I would recommend to anyone, and that my recommendation would absolutely be that a newcomer to the genre should try FFXIV instead. On the … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, videogames | Leave a comment

On Green Bars

So, no posts here in ages and it would be kind of embarrassing if the last thing I wrote was a tediously boring bit about extracting audio tracks from mkv files. Instead, let’s have a tediously boring rant about healing … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, videogames | 1 Comment

Phantasy Star Online 2

The final F2P game I’ve been trying out recently is JUST a little larger in scale than the mobile games I talked about over the last couple of days.  Phantasy Star Online 2 is one of those games that was … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, Xbox One | 2 Comments

This is why I shouldn’t play MMOs.

So, Sony sent out one of their little year-end gaming summary emails. In short, I should not play MMOs.   …especially as this doesn’t count the hours I clocked in the Mac client, which were numerous. A CHARITABLE estimate is … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, PS4, videogames | 2 Comments

His Name Was Cros Treewind

  Way back in the Everquest days, I had a particular dislike of an NPC named Cros Treewind.  Cros was a high level druid, and he really really liked bears and wolves, and he roamed one of the Everquest newbie … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, videogames | Leave a comment

So I did some more FFXIV PvP.

Lest you be in any suspense as to the results of my dalliance with beating up the other human players that populate Eorzea, I have not gotten any better.  I appear to possess negative PvP skill, and there is a … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, videogames | 1 Comment

In which, I explore the PVP options in Final Fantasy 14.

In the past, I’ve mentioned that I play a lot of different MMOs but rarely dive into the PvP side of things.  PvP is one of those things that rewards skill and commitment and… well, I generally don’t have a … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, videogames | Leave a comment

Nier, far, whereeeeeeeever you are, don’t you know that my hearth will go on?

After a few weeks of not logging into any MMOs, I’m back on the Final Fantasy XIV train.  I took a break when I realized that all I was doing was logging in to grind out some currency that I … Continue reading

Posted in MMORPG, videogames | Leave a comment