Token Female Gamer

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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.