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  • Nintendo's smaller New 3DS comes to the US on September 25th

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    Jon Fingas
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:41 pm
    When Nintendo decided to release only the New 3DS XL in the US this winter rather than its smaller New 3DS sibling, it left many scratching their heads. Why would Nintendo deprive American gamers of a smaller, more travel-friendly handheld? Well,...
  • We are Legion

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    Matticus
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
    My name is Legion: For we are many. Couldn’t help but think back to that Mass Effect 2 quote. Where do I start here? A quick guild update is in order. Archimonde on normal is now cleared. On the heroic front, we bypassed Iskar and gunned straight to Socrethar and Xhul knocking both of them out this week and placing the guild at 8/13 heroic. Unfortunately, I lost a Resto Druid last week and our resident Mistweaver Monk has gone missing in action. Our auxiliary and off-spec healers have done an admirable job filling in the for them. It’s only going to get harder for them and I…
  • Three days, and 30 levels a day.

    Kinless Chronicles
    Kinless
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:51 pm
    That’s days played, so certainly longer than 3 calendar days. This would be Virillustris, my Frost Mage. He is mostly  a product of dungeon finder.  Fully outfitted in heirlooms he held his own on the damage charts.  I quested until I got flying in Outlands, then dungeons.  I knocked around Northrend with a few of the intro quests, but otherwise bypassed all content past the initial landfall.  I never even ventured into Mount Hyjal or Vashj’ir, or anywhere beyond.  Panderia, I fought my way off the attack ship and into the inn there.  I set it as my home, because I’m…
  • Gaming Updates

    Blessing of Kings
    Rohan
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    I thought I'd make a quick post about what I'm doing in various games.The Old RepublicI took a fourth character, my Trooper, to 60. As well, in preparation for Fallen Empire, I've been trying to cap out my companions' affection and stories.In operations, my group managed to kill Underlurker, making us 5/10 HM. We've killed him three times so far, but it's still pretty sketchy, and we haven't been able to get time on the next boss. The big issue is that we are continually missing one or two people each week and have to get a PuG.As for the rest, it looks like the rest of the guild outside our…
  • [GW2] Free-to-Play Sunday

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    Ravious
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Yesterday ArenaNet aimed to impress with their PAX presentation including the Heart of Thorns release date of October 23. The company brass talked about the vision of Heart of Thorn expansion and beyond, notably with raids (10-man instanced, difficult content) and the core game going free. Except for the forced clap pauses that seem to be part of all video game presentations, I was pretty impressed with the information drop. In reverse order… Free Core The biggest note for MMO’dom in general is that Guild Wars 2 is now free. It’s really not F2P, which is a moniker used more…
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  • Nintendo's smaller New 3DS comes to the US on September 25th

    Jon Fingas
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:41 pm
    When Nintendo decided to release only the New 3DS XL in the US this winter rather than its smaller New 3DS sibling, it left many scratching their heads. Why would Nintendo deprive American gamers of a smaller, more travel-friendly handheld? Well,...
  • New 'Feminist Frequency' video examines 'women as reward'

    Jessica Conditt
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:07 pm
    In 2012, Anita Sarkeesian asked for $6,000 on Kickstarter to create a YouTube series dissecting the way video games commonly portray women, to be housed under her Feminist Frequency brand. Sarkeesian's project raised $160,000 and she's since releas...
  • Mini review video: our verdict of Samsung's GS6 Edge+ in under a minute

    Dana Wollman
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:42 pm
    They say bigger is better, but that doesn't appear to be true when it comes to smartphones -- especially curved-screen ones. As much as we loved Samsung's 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 Edge, we found the larger GS6 Edge+ harder to hold, thanks to both its l...
  • Australia gives tourists a reason to put the selfie stick away

    Amber Bouman
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:21 pm
    If a virtual reality gaming center, trees with email addresses and the opportunity to cuddle a koala weren't enough to tempt you into taking a trip down under, perhaps an opportunity to participate in a massive-scale selfie project will do the tric...
  • Samsung's Gear S2 is a classy Tizen watch with a rotating bezel

    Chris Velazco
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Remember that time Samsung teased a new smartwatch after unveiling some phones we knew were coming? You should! This was seriously only two weeks ago, guys. Anyway, Samsung is finally talking specifics about the watch -- known as the Gear S2 -- ahe...
 
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  • We are Legion

    Matticus
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
    My name is Legion: For we are many. Couldn’t help but think back to that Mass Effect 2 quote. Where do I start here? A quick guild update is in order. Archimonde on normal is now cleared. On the heroic front, we bypassed Iskar and gunned straight to Socrethar and Xhul knocking both of them out this week and placing the guild at 8/13 heroic. Unfortunately, I lost a Resto Druid last week and our resident Mistweaver Monk has gone missing in action. Our auxiliary and off-spec healers have done an admirable job filling in the for them. It’s only going to get harder for them and I…
  • Archimonde 2.0

    Matticus
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    I remember the first time my old guild breached the Mount Hyjal raid back in Burning Crusade. It was breathtaking to play that iconic mission finale of Warcraft 3 from an MMO perspective. Instead of being the base commander, I was in a position where I had to repel the attacks as a character. We faced hundreds of wipes during the period working on Archimonde. Every time, we started our initial position on that little rocky outcropping facing west where Archie was. We lost a ridiculous amount of time because players would sometimes forget to get their tears. I’m glad that…
  • Recruiting Tiers

    Matticus
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Not to be confused with recruiting tears (which sounds common for many guilds out there right now). At present, we’re 11/13 normal and 5/13 heroic. I did manage to find a skilled pug on the weekend to get the normal Manneroth kill and the heroic Gorefiend kill just to get my quest going. Difficult getting consistent progression with three healers and a rotating fourth every raid night. The creation of multiple tiers of raiding is great for the game, no doubt. Players and guilds can pick and choose the difficulty they want to progress and see the rest of the game at. This has a natural…
  • The Magic of Server Transferring Guilds

    Matticus
    26 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    In the last story, you listened as the budding guild leader had finished a guild merger. Things were looking good for a while. Bosses were going down cleanly. But it wasn’t going to last because the attrition boss reared it’s head again. Something is up with this expansion causing guilds to collapse. My suspicion is that guilds that used to cut it during heroic came to the start conclusion that Mythic just wasn’t in the cards. Players that excelled in heroic suddenly couldn’t execute at the level demanded in Mythic and lacked either the perseverance or general skills…
  • Case Study: Guild Mergers

    Matticus
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    Actually, that’s a bit of a lie. There’s no real science behind it. It takes hard work and the desire from everyone to keep things going. If there’s players not interested or coasting along, then it’s highly unlikely that merges will work. Our new core of players has managed to continue raiding and stave off server transferring, for now. The updated roster managed to defeat Blackhand and put us within 5% of defeating Mythic Beastlord. He’s so close to dropping. Or rather, he was. Fast forward to present day and we now have half the original roster that defeated…
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    Kinless Chronicles

  • Three days, and 30 levels a day.

    Kinless
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:51 pm
    That’s days played, so certainly longer than 3 calendar days. This would be Virillustris, my Frost Mage. He is mostly  a product of dungeon finder.  Fully outfitted in heirlooms he held his own on the damage charts.  I quested until I got flying in Outlands, then dungeons.  I knocked around Northrend with a few of the intro quests, but otherwise bypassed all content past the initial landfall.  I never even ventured into Mount Hyjal or Vashj’ir, or anywhere beyond.  Panderia, I fought my way off the attack ship and into the inn there.  I set it as my home, because I’m…
  • Double jumping the shark?

    Kinless
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:11 pm
    The next expansion is announced and will feature the Demon Hunter as the new heroic class.  One of it’s heroic moves?  Double jumping.  Ala Wildstar. It looks cool, but is it too much? On the other hand, reaching 100+ levels, why aren’t we more like Illidian Stormrage, less like Marshal Dughan of Goldshire. Bonus plus: Elves only.  (No gnome deathknights, thank you. Finally a class and race that honors lore, and does not cater to “I play what I want.” The new Tauren have moose antlers.  We find the good vyrkul. I think TAGN predicted more f’ing Orcs.  ;)…
  • Garrisons, gold, & gliding.

    Kinless
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    I’ve been playing WoW daily, still.  If anything, I run through the followers on each of my level 90+ characters. I’m not gathering the resources anymore, and I’m not bothering to try and sell an i630 axe or staff anymore for the once astonishing 10,000 gold. I’ve been making gold, and picking up i655 and i670 gear, just running the little money-making machine called my garrison. Every time I got close to having 200,000 gold (!) I went and did a mega-purchase. The first was the Vial of Sands so I can turn into a FLYING taxi for my wife.  (I actually picked it up for…
  • WoW is amazing.

    Kinless
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    A couple of days ago my screen started blacking out.  The system was running, but the screen would just go black.  Then it started happening on boot up.  System running, no screen.  Even the bios splash screen wasn’t showing. Obviously a bad graphics card.  So I pulled out the not that old GTX760 and plugged in a GTX750 I found at Best Buy. The GTX760 has two connections to the power supply.  The 750 gets it’s power from the PCI slot.  The box says the 750 expects 400W power supply.  And I’ve got a 650W unit. Then the 750 started doing the same thing.  I could boot,…
  • Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!

    Kinless
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:35 pm
    WoW Insider, may she rest in peace, has returned as Blizzard Watch. My daily fix, with clean, uncluttered articles, to see what’s going on will continue without a hitch. I like the name too.
 
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    Blessing of Kings

  • Gaming Updates

    Rohan
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    I thought I'd make a quick post about what I'm doing in various games.The Old RepublicI took a fourth character, my Trooper, to 60. As well, in preparation for Fallen Empire, I've been trying to cap out my companions' affection and stories.In operations, my group managed to kill Underlurker, making us 5/10 HM. We've killed him three times so far, but it's still pretty sketchy, and we haven't been able to get time on the next boss. The big issue is that we are continually missing one or two people each week and have to get a PuG.As for the rest, it looks like the rest of the guild outside our…
  • Player Bankers in SWTOR

    Rohan
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:25 pm
    I came across a neat emergent phenomenon in SWTOR: player bankers.A non-subscriber in SWTOR has a credit cap of 350k credits. Once at the cap, any credits she gets above that amount go into an escrow account. She has to purchase escrow unlocks, either through the cartel market or on the auction house, to access any credits in the escrow account.One method players have come up with to evade this restriction is player bankers. The banker is a subscriber, who can hold unlimited amounts of currency. When the non-subscriber approaches the cap, she deposits a significant sum with the banker,…
  • PvP Changes in Legion

    Rohan
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:42 pm
    There are some very interesting changes coming for PvP in Legion:No PvP-specific gear - Heh, I actually talked about this last year, and I'm amused to see that Blizzard is actually trying for it. PvP will reward gear, but it will be just like PvE gear.Stats based on specialization - When you enter a PvP area, the stats from your gear are ignored. Instead you seem to get a set of stats based on your class specialization and item level. That template is common to everyone in your specialization. So if you have two Retribution paladins, one in Mastery gear and the other in Critical Strike gear,…
  • External Drive Enclosure, FFXIV Summer Faire

    Rohan
    12 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    External Drive EnclosureThanks to the recommendations of gamingsf and Pallais in a previous post, I purchased an external hard drive enclosure from Amazon. It only cost about $30 CAD. It's a pretty simple device, shaped kind of like a toaster. You plug a hard drive into the slot, and you can use it like an external drive through USB.It worked reasonably well, though it was a little finicky. I had to try multiple USB slots before it finally registered. But once Windows detected the device, it worked well, and I was able to pull data off both hard drives from old machine.I managed to get my…
  • Ravenholdt or Riot

    Rohan
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    It always amuses me to compare the WoW player culture with Blizzard's WoW dev culture. A lot of the time they're the same. But sometimes there's a clearly inexplicable gap between the two.Take the rogue class order hall, for example. If you asked the rogue community, they would all pick Ravenholdt Manor as the iconic rogue location. And with good reason. It has been the "rogue place" ever since Vanilla. Multiple class quests, as well as the legendary rogue dagger questline, have centered around Ravenholdt.But Blizzard wants to put the Rogue order in the Dalaran sewers.That is as pure an…
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  • [GW2] Free-to-Play Sunday

    Ravious
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Yesterday ArenaNet aimed to impress with their PAX presentation including the Heart of Thorns release date of October 23. The company brass talked about the vision of Heart of Thorn expansion and beyond, notably with raids (10-man instanced, difficult content) and the core game going free. Except for the forced clap pauses that seem to be part of all video game presentations, I was pretty impressed with the information drop. In reverse order… Free Core The biggest note for MMO’dom in general is that Guild Wars 2 is now free. It’s really not F2P, which is a moniker used more…
  • Bits Box Bleg

    Zubon
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:24 am
    I am looking for a storage solution for my gaming accessories, mostly coins but also things like dice and meeples. I am considering tackle boxes and such, although I would need something with large enough spaces to hold small stacks of coins. I want compartments so I do not need to sift through things every time I use them. Any recommendations or storage solutions you are using? : Zubon
  • Guessing

    Zubon
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    Under the original rules of Mafia, random lynching is necessary, viable, and a good investigative tool. It is the only option the non-mafia players have without adding investigative roles to the game. Pure chance gives the innocents good odds of finding the mafia before losing, and careful observation of discussion and voting often reveals the mafia. So when I see random lynches suggested in Town of Salem, I have mixed feelings; it should help, but given all the special roles, it seems unnecessarily risky and random in a way I find distasteful. In a game of social deduction and bluffing,…
  • Happy Third Anniversary, Guild Wars 2!

    Ravious
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    Three years. That’s pretty good for an MMO to remain in some limelight. To my knowledge the only other two NA-market consistencies are the mythic World of Warcraft and the dark horse EVE. Players with three-year old characters get a new finisher, some buff goodies, and their choice of a gem store dye (account bound). The latter is really nice for anybody not selling those dyes because you can get a swank 100+ gold dye for blowing out the third year birthday candles. News? Well of course there is the expansion – Heart of Thorns. It is something that perhaps should have been done…
  • Multi-day(lies)

    Zubon
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    I mentioned that Heroes of the Storm has daily quests that accumulate across days. Magic Duels uses the same system, even down to having three quest slots. Magic Duels also has an option to “reroll” daily quests under some circumstances. Is this becoming a thing? Are lots of games doing this? : Zubon
 
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  • Blaugust Blogging Barriers

    Stropp
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Okay. So I like alliteration. You haven’t noticed by now… Before I started this Blaugust thingy, I noted that the nasty condition known as Real Life (it’s worse that psoriasis!) might curtail some of my Blaugust Blogging. Toward the end of July I delivered the first stage of the SaaS product that I have been working on. The project effectively entered the alpha stage and the client has been busy testing, and as it happens has come up with a whole bunch of bugs and changes, and extra features. So this last week I’ve been busy going through this list and categorizing…
  • Does It Have Guns?

    Stropp
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:12 am
    I saw this on TV the other night. The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) puts on a weekly programme called Good Game which reviews and showcases the latest games. This last week the half hour was dedicated to This Gaming Life by Tripod and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Tripod is a three man group who for years have been doing comedy music stylings. I know them mostly from the Triple J breakfast and drivetime shows of a few years ago. Once a week they came into the studio and were given a topic and the task of creating a song, lyrics and music, on the spot. As you might imagine…
  • Hi, My Name Is Stropp And I Have G.A.D.D

    Stropp
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    This is another in my Blaugust series of posts. For the others, you can find them at the tag page here. G.A.D.D. Fellow Gaddites. I haz it. You might too. It’s the sense that the grass is greener on the other server. It’s thinking that another race/class combination will be better. It’s about logging into one game only to sigh, log out, and try something else. As you might have guessed I am talking about Gaming Attention Deficit Disorder. Is there a support group for this malady, or am I condemned to forever be distracted by the next shiny game that’s come on the…
  • Man! I’m Crap At MOBAs

    Stropp
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    This is another in my Blaugust series of posts. For the others, you can find them at the tag page here. A few months ago, on a whim, I decided to try out some games in the MOBA genre. I downloaded League of Legends, Smite, and the newly released Heroes of the Storm over a period of two or three weeks. Each of those games has a distinct way of playing. There are similarities: they’re all lane based battles, they all have a collection of heroes or gods (in the case of Smite) that you can select from, and they’re all multiplayer (in that there’s no progression when playing…
  • This Relationship Is Headed For An Epic Fail, Young Lady

    Stropp
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Strolling down memory lane. I linked to this video, Dating a Noob, all the way back in 2009. I still think it’s as funny today. I won’t link to the old post though, the video format there uses Flash (and we all know Flash is evil, ah ah) so I did a YouTube search and there is was. I guess the College Humor folks converted the format, or decided on a different provider. So sit back and enjoy this short video pwning of a noob. As this is part of the Blaugust initiative, I thought I might pass this on as a writing prompt/challenge. Post a funny/insightful video about gaming or gaming…
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  • [Hearthstone] How to Allocate Gold Post TGT

    Honors Code
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    ProbabilityI base my gold spending on Rare cards. In probability, we look at the possible outcomes. You are guaranteed to get at least 1 Rare card from each pack so we can set the probability of that event to 100%. With Epic or Legendary, we would first have to calculate the chance of even getting an Epic or Legendary in our pack and then calculate which packs had the best chance of giving a Legendary I didn't already have. I consider pulling a Legendary or Epic a bonus and not something to use as a basis for decisions. In the same vein, I can't see basing a decision on Common cards because…
  • [WoW - Legion] Ashbringer

    Honors Code
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
    I looked forward to the announcement of the new Expansion and I wondered how much information we would get. Since I've stopped raiding due to my new schedule, I've been playing around more with alts. My favorite has been my old Alliance Hunter (the one that got Rhok'delar back in the day) and I was giving quite serious contemplation to going Hunter for the Expansion. I'm doing so much more solo these days and no class solos quite like a Hunter.One picture was all it took to change that.Ashbringer.THE Ashbringer. My son, there will come a day when you will command the Ashbringer, and with it…
  • [WoW:Legion] Expansion Conjecture - Two Specs For All?

    Honors Code
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    In World of Warcraft: Legion, the new Demon Hunter Hero class will only have two specs: one for tanking and one for DPS. I wondered if this might signal that all WoW Classes were going down to two specs. They did prune many abilities going into WoD. Is pruning specs next?WoW currently has 11 classes with 3 specs each. You could argue that Druids actually have 4. That's 33 or 34 specs to add new abilities for Legion and balance for PVE and PVP. That's a ton of work. Now you add two more. We've already seen they have problems with the existing set of specs to the point that they nerfed one of…
  • [Hearthstone] Season 16 (July)

    Honors Code
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Hearthstone's 16th season wrapped up and I'm happy to announce I made a new personal best rank this month. Previously, my best rank was Rank 17, but this month, I hit Rank 16.I realize no one cares what happens at Ranks 15 or above, but I'm pretty pleased with it. If we compared Hearthstone to WoW Raiding, Ranks 25 to 20 would be like the LFR level of Hearthstone. Ranks 19 to 15 are Flex, 14 to 6 are Heroics and Ranks 5 to 1/Legend are Mythic.I used a couple of different decks to climb this month. I try to keep one deck of each class so I can always do the daily quest to get gold to buy…
  • [Hearthstone] The Grand Tournament

    Honors Code
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Hearthstone announced a new expansion called The Grand Tournament. It looks like it would be fun and I've been playing a more Hearthstone lately. The fact that I can play on my Phone at lunch or when the kids are on the computer is a big help.Blizzard has also announced a preorder bundle where you get 50 packs and an exclusive card back. You can buy the packs with gold and 50 packs would take 5000g to purchase. I have almost 1100g saved up, and I could probably save more in the 3 or 4 weeks before it goes live.I'm still considering buying the preorder bundle with cold, hard cash and then…
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  • Old and out of practice

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Nearly a decade ago for some time I was doing raiding in World of Warcraft, for some time with a rather hardcore guild. So hardcore in fact that they kicked me out later when I went on an announced summer holiday, as that sort of lack of commitment wasn't allowed. So during vanilla WoW I got up to Nefarion in Blackwing Lair (BWL) while most other raiders where still struggling with Molten Core. And I was good at it. I was playing a holy priest and at the time where healing still had aspects of mana management I was one of the top healers in that guild.From vanilla on I got less and less…
  • Fusion games

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    At the recommendation of Bryksom I tried out Knights & Dragons and found that it is one of the many games in a very specific mobile games genre which I call fusion games. They all work the same way: There is some combat mechanic, which on winning rewards you with something, like new monsters if it is a game about controlling monsters, or new weapons and armor if you fight with characters. Doing many fights you will find a lot of stuff. But the trick is that unlike MMORPG gear, which just gets outdated and sold to a vendor, the stuff in these games can always be fused together to form new…
  • Guild Wars 2 goes Free2Play

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    According to a leak this is one of the headlines you will read coming from Pax Prime. And I just wanted to comment that I'm considering this a non-event. Wildstar going Free2Play means I will be able in the future to play Wildstar for free. GW2 I already was able to play for free, having bought it long ago. And as you could already get the base game heavily discounted in the past, it isn't such an enormous change at all. The base game also is free if you buy the new expansion. So I really don't see this move gaining Guild Wars 2 all that many new players.Tobold's Blog
  • Server outages and other players

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:24 am
    I understand the interest for game companies to put their games online. Games as a service instead of games as a boxed product avoids a lot of problems with piracy and the like. And you make a business out of selling virtual stuff and store it server-side, so customers don't lose anything if their computer crashes. On the other hand I have two specific problem with online games: Server outages and other players.The first for example is a recurring problem with Magic Duels. The PC version is affected more than the iOS version, but even on iOS I need a good WiFi connection to be able to play.
  • There are no girls on the internet

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    Not a game story, but nevertheless an online community story: Boing Boing reports that the recent leak at Ashley Madison, an online dating service of extra-marital affairs, did more than embarrass a few politicians and celebrities (all male). It also revealed that the whole site was a huge scam: For over 20 million men who checked their Ashley Madison messages there were only 1,492 women who did the same. Apparently the leak only showed that many of the female profiles were simply fake. At least in this case the old meme that there are no girls on the internet proved to be quite true; at…
 
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  • Twas The Night Before Flying And All Through the Server…

    Pike
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:09 pm
    …Pike was running around in maximum fervor Because suddenly she remembered she wanted to fly So best run around now so she can take to the sky I’ve got another forty-ish treasures to nab and I’ve got to hit Revered with my last faction, which is Order of the Awakened.  That should happen either today or tomorrow, so I’m not terribly stressed about that bit.  But this treasure hunt, sheesh.  Don’t you think all this busywork was a bit much, Blizzard? Are YOU ready for flying tomorrow?
  • [Art] The Slumber Party Isn’t Going As Planned Yet

    Pike
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Halduron is trying to talk Rommath into coming with him to Lor’themar’s slumber party.  Rommie is having reservations. Bunny slippers should be a thing in WoW, by the way.
  • [FFXIV] I got some sort of Kill Shot move and it’s awesome

    Pike
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    I’m a huge sucker for execute-style moves in games.  You know, like Kill Shot, and whatever the Paladin one is called.  So anyways in FFXIV I definitely have one now and it is fan-friggin-tastic. Two things I like about this game so far; You can get food that will get you an EXP bonus as part of your well-fed bonus.  WTB this in World of Warcraft. There are things called FATEs, which are basically outdoor activities that you can jump in and out of and that get you tons of bonus experience for killing things nonstop.  Actually, the fact that I can kill things nonstop is one of the…
  • So I Tried Out This Newfangled FFXIV Thing

    Pike
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:21 pm
    My character has been REBORN!  (Ahaha.  Do you see what I did there?) I have no real idea what I’m doing.  The first thing I really liked was character customization, which allowed me to make a deliciously handsome elven young man, and then I made him an archer because duh. This is really huntery and I like it a lot. There was a lot of running around, a lot of “wow this is a huge world”, a lot of throwbacks and references that my inner child who has been playing Final Fantasy for two decades appreciated, and finally I got to kill some things when I was level 4 or 5 or…
  • Okay, okay, I did it.

    Pike
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    After getting a great deal of encouragement from both Twitter and commenters, and getting a final extra push from the fiance who finally bought me the dang thing: Final Fantasy XIV, the new MMO hotness.  It’s downloaded and installed.  I’ve yet to play it, so I don’t have any first impressions yet.  Look for those tomorrow, probably! To those of you who have played it: what do you think?  Any tips for a newbie?
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  • The Stink Eye, Part II: You remind me of the babe

    Anna
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:22 am
    An old story, reposted here as I’m shaking the mothballs off Ankona and needed an easy way to show people a little bit about the (batshit) things she gets up to. Enjoy, and don’t be too creeped out! It really was a pretty thing, now that she got a good look at it. The polished blonde wood and glinting enamel was cleverly made, and shone with a soft reflectiveness that suggested – once it was properly installed – that it might even have the look of being wet, like a real eye. It fitted together without a seam – she’d been sure of that, nothing to catch on soft…
  • Very First Impressions

    Anna
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    So I haven’t finished the intro quests yet (the server queues from the reduced server capacity due to the DDOS attacks meant I only got about an hour to play yesterday), but I’m finding that Draenor is pretty cool so far. Khadgar is a badass I like having a Draenei as a main character – both Maraad and Yrel are pretty cool I like that the elite attack force that goes through the portal is extremely diverse. There are elves, dwarves, etc. I don’t remember any gnomes, which makes Annie Mae sad, but still – it’s not all humans, which is a huge improvement.
  • A Girl and her Dog

    Anna
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    The morning of the all hands summon to the Blasted Lands, Aely went for a walk. The late fall air was clear and cool, and leaves crunched under their feet in the less-traveled parts of the streets. She and Roger took the long way around Old Town, south through Tanner Circle and down Bulwarks, across Willum and then up Irandun’s way. Roger treed a squirrel at one corner, and read his dog-mail at every mailbox and fence post. At Rose’s Lane they turned north, and the sounds of smithing rang out over the street. The Silver Shield sat on the corner with Irandun. Aely opened the shop door with…
  • Counting down to Warlords

    Anna
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    What a long strange trip it’s been. I’ll be the first to admit that, at the beginning, I wasn’t sure Pandaria was going to be for me. I’ve made clear my dislike of daily quests, and that seemed to be an integral part of the game at launch. (And really throughout the expansion.) It was, and is, gorgeous content – thematically beautiful, with good music and interesting zones. But that wasn’t keeping me interested really. However, by the end of things, I’ve found I’m quite fond of this little pandaren island. A lot of cool stuff happened there. I…
  • Elevation

    Anna
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Squire Benjamin William Sullivan stood in the middle of Light’s Hope Chapel in his underpants. Actually, it was white linen pants and a shift, but the effect was approximately the same. The little chapel was warm, on the edge of being stuffy even with the windows open, and the walls and pews were lined with assorted paladins, clerics, priests, and a small gaggle of nervous-looking people, several of whom bore a striking resemblance to the young man standing in the middle of the room. Aely had known for six months that he was ready for this. He knew pretty much everything she could teach…
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  • Family Mobile Plans Presenting an Economical Solution

    Rafik
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:46 am
    The family mobile plans are great options for parents having kids spending minutes, messages and data plan. But it’s also very important to know everything about it, which carrier to choose and review every different offer in order to choose the best to be able to save some money. Always got to choose what’s best recognized in your area with the best reputation and review all of
  • Discover The Best Cell Phones for Seniors

    Rafik
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:48 am
    The main objective of designed phone for senior to improve their quality of life, from the ease and simplicity of use. These mobile devices must use technological advances to provide services to older people to enable them to communicate with your partner, family and emergency services. But this is not always so. In usphoneplans.com we will highlight some of the features that
  • Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors Worth a Look

    Rafik
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:08 am
    Cell phones are important, especially for seniors who can live, driving and spend a lot of time alone. The benefits of owning a cell phone safety are obvious; call for help can be a necessity. Many wireless companies have changed their marketing efforts to push wireless packages for seniors that offer many of the same standard features as other wireless plans and similar and monthly
  • Best Cell Phone Plans Updated in 2015

    Rafik
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    As a wide variety of mobile phone plans and deals are coping up these days, sometimes the mobile phone buyers feel helpless and confused rather than finding the comfort of shopping. This happens just because right after entering into a shop for buying a handset you get loaded with a bunch of offers and deals knowing about all of those in detail and then deciding to go for one on the
  • Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans in 2015

    Rafik
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:16 am
    Nowadays having a Smartphone is simply another one of life basic needs. Understanding all too well about reliance on those devices, mobile phone service providers are capable to charge high costs for monthly data plans and all of the other extras. For people who just need a simple wireless plan or don't like the idea of joining a 2 or 3 years agreement, a prepaid cell phone is a good
 
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  • Thus concludeth Blaugust 2015

    Syl
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    I had a lot of plans for this final Blaugust post but instead I find myself meanly sabotaged by sea sickness and headaches which is why I will be cutting this short. That’s the rather inconvenient thing about blogging every day, sometimes you got nothing to share but real life. But hey, blaugust is all about putting it out there no matter what, right? I can’t believe it’s August 31st and that I actually managed to stick with an entire month of daily blogging! It was an experience worth having and taught me a few things about how easily I can get into writing if I really set…
  • Gamer Space [#Blaugust 30]

    Syl
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:45 pm
    I recently moved to a new home which came with the perk of having my own gamer room/office again. I’ve truly missed this, even if I’ve always done my best to carve out a cosy niche or corner for my desk, books and other bling that makes me happy. I’ve been hanging the same pictures and room lights for over 12 years now, I keep the same books on my shelf and the same family sword on my wall. My friends who have followed me from first to second, to third and fourth apartment through the years, tell me how my room always looks the same no matter where I am. My personal space…
  • The Future is VR and I can’t wait (#Blaugust 29)

    Syl
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Today marks the first day I was able to try out the VR technology of the future. I’ve been waiting for this a long time, the last few months I’ve been keeping close tabs on what’s happening with the Vive especially. It so happens that we got our hands on an Occulus Rift for the weekend, so imagine my excitement. And it does not disappoint, although I feel fairly nauseous as I write this. My friend tells me I’ve been too greedy during my first steps, exploring the villa in Tuscany sim at too fast a pace – this vertigo is something I did not anticipate to this…
  • MMO Regrets Round-Up [#Blaugust 28]

    Syl
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:45 pm
    This was gonna be part of a final recap post for blaugust but I realized I already have other topics coming up for the next three days and oh my, then the month is already over – can you believe it? One of my blogging prompts for this mad ride of blaugust was MMO regrets. I am generally not much into remorse in my private life and I have little tolerance for the type of gamer scorn that follows bad MMO breakups. As commented on one of Braxwolf’s posts recently, the easiest way to have a life without regrets is not to regret anything. That seems like a well-duh thing to say but at…
  • Lamenting Cover Art [#Blaugust 27]

    Syl
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Coming across an amazing Castlevania cover the other day on twitter, it hit me how much I miss the old game covers for videogames. I remember how we revered those boxes of nes and snes titles in the early days – how bold and colorful and over-the-top epic many of them were! What happened? Okay, for one we entered the digital age of gaming. I admit I don’t miss the dust settling on rows of physical game copies. Still, I appreciate great concept art for games, posters, teasers, thumbnails in my Steam gallery. There’s no reason why digital gaming should go coverless, is there?
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  • Breaking the Bank: The Flow of Gold

    Flasteria
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    In my last column I wrote about making gold by gathering Adamantite Ore in Outland (specifically in Nagrand or Blade’s Edge Mountains). It’s a good place to get started. And if you truly enjoy travelling the world gathering items to sell there is no reason you would ever need to move beyond it. But if […]
  • Breaking the Bank: Farming Outland Ore

    Flasteria
    16 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    DISCLAIMER: This is geared towards those who need help getting started making gold. I will include a Goblin Tip at the bottom of the page for the more advanced readers. One of the worst things about leveling Herbalism (before Warlords of Draenor was released) was having to gather herbs in Outland. If you have ever had […]
  • Legion First Impression

    kombear
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
  • St. Jude Charity Marathon

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    11 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
  • Battle Pet Spotlight: An Introduction

    Cannelle
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hello and welcome to Battle Pet Spotlight! I’m Cannelle and I’ll be your guide today. To start, I’ll let you know a bit about myself. I’m a frost/arcane Mage, I’ve been playing for about 7 years now (and counting), have a collector mindset about many things in WoW like transmog sets, mounts, toys, achievements, battle […]
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