Quote of the Day – President of PvP
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2015, 3:00 pm
even the disgusting PVE carebear servers will be ready day 1. I’m not happy about that but people tell me I need to get over it. -John Smedley, on ramping up for H1Z1 I found that quote amusing if only because I thought I read somewhere that H1Z1 was striving to be more of a […]


Hung Over in New Eden
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 January 2015, 1:00 pm
Not literally hung over, though there was a selection of “slosh ops” to run over the holidays.  Get a kill, take a drink! No, this is more of a spiritual or motivational hang over.  And hangover might not even be the right word.  Four sentences in and I am already at odds with the title […]


In Space Somebody Knows How Old You Are…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 January 2015, 1:00 pm
CCP has been good… if somewhat sporadic… about sharing interesting data and statistics about EVE Online.  We have had everything from economic reports to tidbits on how many players were in a huge battle or how many ships some new NPCs have blown up. CCP came up with a new one, a video showing the […]


If it is Fun Once, It Must be Fun Twice, Right?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 January 2015, 1:00 pm
During the last week of last year I had gotten my berserker, Sigwerd, through the Kingdom of Sky expansion and into Kunark.  He went out into the Kylong Plains, wrapping that up and now sits just shy of level 75 in the Fens of Nathsar. While he is still 25 levels shy of the cap, […]


Middle-earth in 2015
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 January 2015, 1:00 pm
In my predictions for 2015 I did not have a lot to say about Turbine.  I basically called it as another slow year for Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeon & Dragons Online and expressed a good deal of skepticism that Turbine could pull off their idea of free versions of Asheron’s Call and […]


Wandering the Palace of the Awakened
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2015, 1:00 pm
The thing about doing a set of content a second time is that it can feel very different, especially if you do it not to long after the first run.  The difficulties, the confusion, the wondering where you should go… a lot of that gets smoothed out.  Going into the cloud mount quest chain with […]


Proteus Arrives in New Eden
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2015, 11:00 am
Finnerty shook his head. “He’d pull me back into the center, and I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” He nodded, “Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see […]


Quote of the Day – President of PvP
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2015, 3:00 pm
even the disgusting PVE carebear servers will be ready day 1. I’m not happy about that but people tell me I need to get over it. -John Smedley, on ramping up for H1Z1 I found that quote amusing if only because I thought I read somewhere that H1Z1 was striving to be more of a […]


Proteus Arrives in New Eden
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2015, 11:00 am
Finnerty shook his head. “He’d pull me back into the center, and I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” He nodded, “Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see […]


Wandering the Palace of the Awakened
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2015, 1:00 pm
The thing about doing a set of content a second time is that it can feel very different, especially if you do it not to long after the first run.  The difficulties, the confusion, the wondering where you should go… a lot of that gets smoothed out.  Going into the cloud mount quest chain with […]


If it is Fun Once, It Must be Fun Twice, Right?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 January 2015, 1:00 pm
During the last week of last year I had gotten my berserker, Sigwerd, through the Kingdom of Sky expansion and into Kunark.  He went out into the Kylong Plains, wrapping that up and now sits just shy of level 75 in the Fens of Nathsar. While he is still 25 levels shy of the cap, […]


Middle-earth in 2015
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 January 2015, 1:00 pm
In my predictions for 2015 I did not have a lot to say about Turbine.  I basically called it as another slow year for Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeon & Dragons Online and expressed a good deal of skepticism that Turbine could pull of their idea of free versions of Asheron’s Call and […]


In Space Somebody Knows How Old You Are…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 January 2015, 1:00 pm
CCP has been good… if somewhat sporadic… about sharing interesting data and statistics about EVE Online.  We have had everything from economic reports to tidbits on how many players were in a huge battle or how many ships some new NPCs have blown up. CCP came up with a new one, a video showing the […]


Hung Over in New Eden
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 January 2015, 1:00 pm
Not literally hung over, though there was a variety of “slosh op” choices to run over the holidays. No, this is more of a spiritual or motivational hang over.  And hangover might not even be the right word.  Three sentences in and I am already at odds with the title of this post.  A symptom […]


Merry Christmas
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 December 2014, 12:00 pm



Looking Back at 2014 – Highs and Lows
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 December 2014, 1:00 pm
As the month of December bleeds out before our very eyes and the new year looms, it becomes time for certain standard posts to appear.  Looking back at the year gone by, revision 5. Past entries, should you be bored and looking for something else to read, are here: Looking Back at 2013 Looking Back […]


Cross Country to Frostfire Ridge and the Bloodmaul Slag Mines
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 December 2014, 3:00 pm
Last Saturday night we managed to get four of us online for one last go at Warlords of Draenor.  The line up was: Skronk – Level 92 Dwarf Priest Healing Bigbut – Level 92 Draenei Monk DPS Tokarev – Level 92 Draenei Death Knight DPS Earlthecat – Level 93 Human Warrior Tank It was not […]


December in Review
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 December 2014, 1:00 pm
The Site Welcome to the 100th month in review as well as my 377th, and final, post of 2014!  At least I am consistent in getting these posted on the last day of every month. I actually changed the theme for the site… again… but this time I have actually stuck with it for a […]


The 2015 List – A New Year Brings New Predictions
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 January 2015, 5:00 pm
Hey, it’s 2015! And as happens with the change of the calendar around here, it is time for some forward looking silliness that I can evaluate at some point 11 months or more down the road, giving me something of a framework for what really happened versus what I predicted.  There is, at this point, […]


The More Things Change… Oh, And Marketing 101
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 January 2015, 5:54 pm
It was just over five years ago I was writing about a free to play first person shooter, Battlefield Heroes, causing a furor because they changed up the game by making things more favorable for people who paid versus those who played for free. The hue and cry was… something.  We’re all familiar with the […]


Last Minute Molten Core
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 January 2015, 1:00 pm
Blizzard has had a few things going on to celebrate the World of Warcraft 10th anniversary.  You got a molten corgi pet just for logging in during the anniversary period. (November 21 to January 6th) There was also the special Southshore vs. Tarren Mill 40 vs 40 battleground.  I played through a few of those, […]


Last Minute Molten Core
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 January 2015, 1:00 pm
Blizzard has had a few things going on to celebrate the World of Warcraft 10th anniversary.  You got a molten corgi pet just for logging in during the anniversary period. (November 21 to January 6th) There was also the special Southshore vs. Tarren Mill 40 vs 40 battleground.  I played through a few of those, […]


The More Things Change… Oh, And Marketing 101
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 January 2015, 5:54 pm
It was just over five years ago I was writing about a free to play first person shooter, Battlefield Heroes, causing a furor because they changed up the game by making things more favorable for people who paid versus those who played for free. The hue and cry was… something.  We’re all familiar with the […]


The 2015 List – A New Year Brings New Predictions
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 January 2015, 5:00 pm
Hey, it’s 2015! And as happens with the change of the calendar around here, it is time for some forward looking silliness that I can evaluate at some point 11 months or more down the road, giving me something of a framework for what really happened versus what I predicted.  There is, at this point, […]


December in Review
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 December 2014, 1:00 pm
The Site Welcome to the 100th month in review as well as my 377th, and final, post of 2014!  At least I am consistent in getting these posted on the last day of every month. I actually changed the theme for the site… again… but this time I have actually stuck with it for a […]


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