Guilding It Up (Sort of) in Neverwinter

So I started playing Neverwinter again. I don’t exactly remember why I did this. Perhaps it saw mention on a podcast, or I saw an ad in a particularly weak moment. I’ve circled back to it a few times, though neither for as long nor with as much regularity as Dungeons and Dragons Online.  I […]

>A-Z Action: Howsabout More Greenskinz?

Despite putting several words together in punctuated sequence in my last post, I don’t think that I actually made the point I was striving towards. I chalk this up to writing the post on the fumes of my conscious cycle (my rhythms are mad erratic, yo). However, having finally reached Warhammer’s Orcs at the end […]

>A-Z Action: G iz da Greenskinz!

>Orcs are important. They’re so iconic to a fantasy setting that when they crop up in Sucker Punch, it’s not even necessary to ever say the name. You see the gross-skinned dudes and recognize them immediately. I’ve written something in the neighborhood of seven different campaign worlds in the last sixteen or so years, and […]

>MMO Adventures 3: Leaving Perfect World for DDO

>The credit card was slippery in my sweaty fingers. My brow was moist with a feverish flush of heat. My finger hovered over the button… My computer saved me from re-subscribing to WoW, however, by simply refusing to download the bastard. I tried for two days while visiting my girlfriend (Because, see, that meant I […]

>MMO Adventures 2: The Shaggening

>Once Perfect World was running on my system, I set out to make a charac…wait, no. Before I jump into character creation, I should acknowledge two pernicious bugs that impair playing PW on a Mac running Crossover. The first is that the game client itself, upon launching, occasionally opens in a windowed mode. Perhaps there […]

>MMO Adventures 1: The Not-Playing

>I spent the last week in an MMO frenzy. I was ravenous to play something online, with rpg elements and a persistent story. The fact that I read WoW.com daily, and haven’t played WoW since 2008, probably has something to do with this. The fact that I read Massively.com on the daily as well does […]