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EverQuest Memories!

Monday, February 25th, 2013

With the recent new computer purchase I spent a bunch of time going through my old picture files. Turns out that I had a hidden stash of old EverQuest pictures. As per request I am downloading the best here to share. Funny enough, most of my pictures turned out to be me casting illusions on everyone. Lot more trolls and dwarves running around then usual. =D

I will note here that though I played on two different servers, these are all from the Inner Loop Guild that played on the Rodcet Nife server. Can do Fourth Wall next if there is demand. =P

Images are after the jump since there are quite a few of them.

Guild Wars 2 – Quick guide to skills and traits

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

In the grand tradition of all things Guild Wars 2, skills are rather complicated. There are three different skill types: weapons skills, slot skills, and traits. These are all found in the same skills and traits tab in the hero menu.

I know it seems a bit excessive, but it really helped me to think of the three categories as actively learned skills, points spending skills, and passive bonuses.



Guild Wars 2 – Quick guide to leveling

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Guild Wars 2 has proven to be a rather difficult game to get acquainted with. It has not really felt intuitive nor has information seem very accessible. Leveling in particular caused me quite a bit of confusion as I consistently found myself under leveled for the only quests I hadn’t completed. Turns out that there are far more ways to get experience in GW2 then simply questing, and the game really expects players to utilize all avenues of experience mining.

Here are some tips that really helped me with leveling.


iPhone Mapping Fail

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

This routing foible made me laugh. The goal was to get from the green Pin to the red one. It’s really only a total of six blocks. I know, seems silly to map that, but I live in a city filled with one way streets. Sometimes I like to check.

The trick here is that the app thought I was on the freeway when I was actually underneath it. Well, I was a street over, but whatever. Maybe I should be thankful that its not that accurate. Guess if I ever need to hide, I’ll know where to go – driving under the freeway.

Heheehe, 1.7 miles to go six blocks. Routes 2 and 3 were even longer. =D

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Review (DS)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

For anyone who played the fabulous Phantom Hourglass, this game will look and feel familiar. Sprit Tracks, the fifteenth Zelda game, maintains a similar art style and core game mechanics.

While Phantom Hourglass was a direct continuation of its predecessor (Wind Waker), Spirit Tracks departs from this with a whole new story and theme.


WoW Macros – the way to better healing

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Playing a healing class always feels like a huge responsibility. Unlike a DPS class, people notice if the healer is crappy. Death is somewhat hard to overlook. Which is why I have always tried to optimize my Druid as much as possible.

Though I did all my research, gotten my talents up to date, gemmed and reforged my gear, did all the things I could do to be the best healer I could be, I was still hitting a wall.


Gamer Girl Manifesto

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

I love the sentiment behind this. Dont be a dick.
(via TheMarySue)

Names Matter – some more!

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

This whole name thing has been on my mind a lot. Much can be conveyed in a name; especially in online situations where they are often the first impressions others will have of us.

This is particularly true in a game like World of Warcraft, where the name choice is one of the only character customizations allowed.

Here a name becomes a way to stand out and be unique, a way for people to remember and recognize each other. This name represents us in the game!

Which is why I am surprised when people pick such terrible names. Strangely enough these poorly chosen names still tend to be pretty accurate personality wise, but I would think people would want to put their best foot forward and not necessarily announce their asshole status to the world.

There are of course plenty of inconspicuously named characters that turn out to be dicks and assholes, but why advertise?


Geek Girl or Publicity Ho?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

As the Gamer Girl/Geek Girl phenomenon has taken off, more and more lovely young ladies have taken up the cry of nerdhood to ply their warez. And though I enjoy cheering them on from my very happily anonymous sidelines, one question does arise for me: are these really geek girls or are they just publicity hos?


Weekly WoW Woes

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

(Its such an awesome title how could I not run with it?!!? Probably should have been Monthly WoW Woes, but that certainly doesn’t roll off the tongue as well.)

DPS (Damage Per Second). The never ending quest for the all time highest damage output EVER. What is the DPS ceiling and how can I get there???

Since both of my World of Warcraft characters are DPS-centric, this question comes up for me often. My love-hate relationship with recount doesn’t help, as I can’t seem to get by without it, but playing with it is almost as impossible. Would I do better without it? Keeping track is eminently distracting. Though having such a clear display of ones performance (compared to everyone else) is highly motivating.


Diary of a Female Aion Newbie

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Aion is a newly released MMO where all the characters are angels, not that they call them that, but the world is populated with beings that can fly. From what I have read, flying is the thing to set this MMO apart, flying around the world, and even more importantly, flying combat.

Since at our house we like to try out many of the new MMOs that pop up, we couldn’t miss this one. And since I wanted to share, writing a diary of my daily Aion activities seemed the best option.

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The Perils of PUGs Addendum

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

…Finding them.

Once resigned to the fact that PUGs are necessary and need to be suffered, finding them becomes the challenge.

Sadly in World of Warcraft the Looking for Group function is horrible. It is incredibly limited and hardly anyone seems to use it.

On my server the big alternative is the trade channel. This channel is only available while inside a major city. Since it is literally the only channel that gets used with any frequency everyone joins it, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Imagine every PUG experience rolled into one very overused channel. It’s awful and I avoid it as much as possible.

Overall finding PUGs is not that easy, especially if you are a damage (DPS) class, as they tend to be a dime a dozen. Either you sit in town reading through agonizing trade chat, or you join the severely limited in game Looking for Group feature.


The Perils of PUGs

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

wow perils of pugs thoughts - token female gamer girl gamerOne of the suggestions that I got from my WoW raiding 101 write up was that I hadn’t mentioned anything about PUGs and how those should affect peoples class role choices.

PUG – Acronym for the phrase ‘pick up group’ – meaning to play as a team with random people.

Pick up groups are something most aspiring raiders will have to deal with, especially in World of Warcraft as it is today. Unless of course gifted with a very dedicated set of friends to play with, or part of a large guild that has enough daily active members to provide frequent group and raid buddies.


World of Warcraft Raiding 101 (or how to become hardcore!) Part 5

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Final thoughts

Here we are, at the end of this (much larger then I expected) endeavor. I hope that it has conveyed enough information to help ease the transition into raiding (at least a little bit!)

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World of Warcraft Raiding 101 (or how to become hardcore!) Part 4

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

External Additions

This is a huge topic. The meta-game for WoW is already incredibly complicated, but the meta-game for the WoW-software dwarfs it by leaps and bounds. From new interfaces to smaller addons; a vast array of options are available. Then of course we can’t forget Ventrilo and all the hardware that that spawns.

Oh you could play without all these fancy gadgets and gizmos but they really help in so many situations by increasing response time, easier access to all raid members, alerts, maps, shortcuts, and so many more wonderful ease inspiring additions that playing without almost seems archaic. Granted on a bit patch day you will be playing without them, until they are patched anyway.

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