I’ve been in online gaming for over 15 years now. As you can imagine, I have a lot of former guildmates. If ind this somewhat humorous because I haven’t been in an MMO regularly for about a year now. Therefore, I don’t have any current guildmates. The funny thing about someone who was in one of my guilds, unless we split on bad terms, I would almost always consider them my brother or sister regardless of how long it has been since we had even spoken to each other.
And so it goes that last night, one of my former guildmates did reach out to me for in aid in the form of an indiegogo campaign they started to help her raise money in order to go to an independent art show as she was now designing jewelry. The show is one which allows her to go sell her wares with no cut being taken and also issues best of show awards for those artists who have done a particularly good job. All in all, even if she did not win it is a good opportunity to get word out about her wares and network which is always good for business. I gladly put in money, not a ton, but what I felt I could afford. Continue reading
2013 is actually a really special year to me. It marks my 20th year being online and playing online RPGs. I don’t honestly have an exact date as to when it occurred, I just remember being 15 years old when I discovered everything. I usually pen in my discovery of these fine interwebs and MMOs to August. Continue reading
PvP is kind of a touchy subject in MMORPGs. Most MMOs have it in some format or another, but more often than not, it is left behind in the wayside. This is largely due to the mistakes that were made in early Ultima Online history where it was more profitable to kill other players than it was to kill creatures. This made it a prohibitive game to join if you were a newer player on your own. You would likely find yourself dead quite often and then just give up and go to a different game that didn’t have PvP. Continue reading
I’ve been playing Champions Online a bit lately, partly because I’ve felt a bigger need to get my MMO fix and partly because I have a Lifetime subscription. One of the things that I find particularly about the game is how they do instanced zones. Continue reading
I’ve played a lot of Travian over the last few years and perhaps one of the first things you learn as a Travian player is that one player on an account is not enough to be competitive. In my recent mini-return to Everquest 2, this has got me thinking of how this would work in an MMORPG. Granted, MMOs don’t have quite the time constraint as a 24/7 strategy war game would, but they do still consume an awful lot of time if you want to be a hardcore raider.
In my downtime between Travian servers, I have been playing a couple of casual browser based games to fill the time. One of these was the previously mentioned Nile Online, another is Travians. As many may or may not remember, I previously gave Travians a try and then gave up on it due to general boredom. Continue reading
Now that aus1 is done in Travian, I have needed something to do with my time. In particular, I’ve needed something to do with my time at work, and so I started looking around for something to do. One of my former duals in Travian suggested that I give another browser-based strategy game, called Nile Online, a chance so sure enough, I decided to give it a try.
Toward the end of my time blogging about Asheron’s Call I came up with the idea of top 10 lists within the game. The idea was to do a top 10 list each month, showcasing best xp, best quest, under-rated dungeons, site-seeing locations, etc. Unfortunately, I only got this one out the door before I really gave up on the blog as a whole (this may have been a last ditch effort to keep up interesting posts as the game was starting to become boring to me). Still, I think that this was a high quality list and I still enjoy reading it. I thought it would be fun to include updates on how things have changed in the last 9 years, if they have at all. Keep in mind that my updates may not be the greatest as I don’t even have a character above level 100 which much of the content these days is 150+.
As you can see, not a whole lot has happened since my last journal. I did manage to reach level 46 killing the native bugs and have been concentrating a little more on health, and soon stamina. I have been hunting predominately in the OHN with a little LoD thrown in for flavor. I hope to have a future journal detailing my strategy in the nest, but here’s a hint, go right.
Every now and then I get an itch to play an older game that I enjoyed years ago on a regular basis. If you’ve read this blog regularly at all, you know that almost yearly I return to City of Heroes for a month to check out the changes and enjoy the Super Hero atmosphere. But CoH isn’t the only MMORPG that I like to return to from time to time, there are others and for the last couple of days, I’ve been wanting to return to one in particular: Asheron’s Call.