Will I roll a new Beorning for LOTRO?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 October 2014, 12:00 pm
Lord of the Rings Online’s Update 15 is scheduled for next Wednesday, and while it’ll have plenty of stuff for my Captain to do at the level cap, there’s also the siren’s song of the first new class for the … Continue reading


Winter is coming
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 October 2014, 9:00 am
A lot of people express (loudly) their love for the fall season, and while I used to be a huge “spring” guy, in recent years I’ve come around to join the autumnal camp.  I feel very alive and full of … Continue reading


Screenshot Thursday!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 12:00 pm
One screenshot for each MMO that I’m currently playing: RIFT can be ridiculously pretty sometimes.  I love this shot so much that I made it into one of the rotating banners for Bio Break. Riding my war-steed past a city … Continue reading


RIFT: Ghosts and goblins
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 9:00 am
Things are moving fast now in the land of RIFT now that I’ve passed 50.  Jumping into Storm Legion content has been a significant boon to my character, not only in the quality of story, but in terms of gear … Continue reading


Starflight: FTL
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Starflight. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Back to the inner planet to make my fortune!  Or at least to get my ship up to par. Money drives … Continue reading


My top 10 favorite PlayStation games
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 9:00 am
To go along with my previous listings of top favorite games from various consoles (Atari 2600, SNES, 90s PC games), I wanted to add a similar list of my top 10 favorite titles from the PlayStation. When I went to … Continue reading


GOG gets Indy, Star Wars, Monkey Island, Sam & Max
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 October 2014, 12:00 pm
I woke up to the best gaming news ever today, as GOG.com finally announced that it had landed long-time holdout Lucasfilms/Disney for its gaming catalog.  GOG fans, myself included, had been hoping for a while now that the site could … Continue reading


The Secret Adventures: You must be this tall to die (Savage Coast #3)
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 October 2014, 9:00 am
(You can follow my playthrough of The Secret World on Bio Break’s projects page!) Jack’s Back (action mission) I’ll be really glad to be done with Wolf’s missions, if just to be able to avoid the kindergarten from now on.  … Continue reading


Five great books I’ve read lately
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 October 2014, 12:01 pm
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done a book post here on Bio Break, although I’ve been reading rather voraciously over the past few months.  So let’s cut to the chase and I’ll give you five recommendations for … Continue reading


RIFT: Best. Weekend. Ever.
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 October 2014, 9:00 am
Even though I’m still too low of a level to get into the new expansion zones, this past weekend was absolutely tremendous in RIFT.  My main goal was to get from level 46 to 50, which as you can see … Continue reading


Starflight: Copyright protection
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 October 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Starflight. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Yeah, they weren’t kidding around with software copyright protection in the 80s.  Or, more accurately, they totally were kidding around, even … Continue reading


WildStar: In the mouth of space madness
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 October 2014, 9:00 am
Some nights you have such great gaming experiences that your finger goes sore from jamming on the screenshot key and you can’t wait to whip up a blog post to share the whole sordid tale.  Last night was exactly that … Continue reading


RIFT: Minion mastery
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 October 2014, 12:00 pm
It’s a strange place to be in when you’re all excited about an expansion releasing for your current MMO but you’re not in a position to experience most of that content.  That’s my choice with RIFT, as I really am … Continue reading


The Secret Adventures: Ak’absolutely fabulous (Savage Coast #2)
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 October 2014, 9:00 am
(You can follow my playthrough of The Secret World on Bio Break’s projects page!) Fourth Degree (side mission) Time to leave hell behind for a few and head down to the closest thing Savage Coast has for a main street.  … Continue reading


Darek Smart predicted PlanetSide’s future… in 2003!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2014, 2:38 pm
Stumbled upon this glorious quote by Derek Smart over the then-recent news about Sovereign’s demise in 2003: “Now, who didn’t see that coming? They’d better tell EB quick.  Can’t wait for the Planetside cancelation announcement – assuming they don’t pull … Continue reading


Starflight: Intergalactic nostalgia trip
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Starflight. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I may have yammered on a while back about the importance that Starflight held in my life back in the 80s.  … Continue reading


LOTRO: You always take us to the nicest places
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2014, 9:00 am
Well.   Here we are: the Dead Marshes.  Thanks, Frodo, for encouraging me to get out of that dank, dusty Shire paradise and go to all of these wonderful places.  I would not have had the opportunity to combat foot rot … Continue reading


The World of Warcraft zone name generator
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2014, 12:00 pm
For kicks, I broke down some of the generic fantasy mishmash zone names in WoW into a chart so that they could be rearranged to make even MORE generic fantasy mishmash zone names.  Blizzard, you may pay me for this … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 37: At the Market Fair
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2014, 9:00 am
Pack  your coin purse, for the Battle Bards are off to the market!  In this episode, we’ll examine music not only from MMO marketplaces, but tracks that inspire the feeling and atmosphere of bustling towns, harbors with ships being unloaded, … Continue reading


The Secret Adventures: Bach to the future (Savage Coast #1)
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2014, 12:00 pm
(You can follow my playthrough of The Secret World on Bio Break’s projects page!) Dear John (side mission) We’re in it now!  Our second mission zone in the game: Savage Coast.  SC is a shift from Kingsmouth, away from a … Continue reading


It is a good day… to game
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2014, 9:00 am
As a gamer, I’m pretty psyched about today.  First up on the docket is RIFT: Nightmare Tide, which should be launching after some downtime this afternoon.  Our guild was properly buzzing about it, especially those who have been sitting comfortably … Continue reading


Starflight: Intergalactic nostalgia trip
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Starflight. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I may have yammered on a while back about the importance that Starflight held in my life back in the 80s.  … Continue reading


It is a good day… to game
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2014, 9:00 am
As a gamer, I’m pretty psyched about today.  First up on the docket is RIFT: Nightmare Tide, which should be launching after some downtime this afternoon.  Our guild was properly buzzing about it, especially those who have been sitting comfortably … Continue reading


The Secret Adventures: Bach to the future (Savage Coast #1)
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2014, 12:00 pm
(You can follow my playthrough of The Secret World on Bio Break’s projects page!) Dear John (side mission) We’re in it now!  Our second mission zone in the game: Savage Coast.  SC is a shift from Kingsmouth, away from a … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 37: At the Market Fair
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2014, 9:00 am
Pack  your coin purse, for the Battle Bards are off to the market!  In this episode, we’ll examine music not only from MMO marketplaces, but tracks that inspire the feeling and atmosphere of bustling towns, harbors with ships being unloaded, … Continue reading


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