Category Archives: MMORPG

All’s Well That (Endwalkers) Well?

Finished up FFXIV’s Endwalker expansion today – just the main story, mind you, I haven’t gone in to any of the post-launch content or done any of the optional stuff like raiding. I’m not really feeling any great need to … Continue reading

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Earning my raiding creds

I don’t think it’s too outrageous to say that WoW is a bit of a mess. It’s creaking along under 17 years worth of recons, revamps, stat squishes, level squishes, new expansions, content removals, player demands and bizarre development decisions. … Continue reading

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Return to a neglected blog.

Normally, when I haven’t posted here in a while, it’s because I’m playing an MMO and am in the “eat sleep work MMO” phase, and this particular gap is no exception. I’ve been playing a surprising amount of WoW, and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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