A Rumor of War in Delve
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 July 2014, 1:00 pm
It isn’t much of a war, but it’s the only war we’ve got, so enjoy it -Major General Charles Timmes, Military Assistance Advisory Group 1962 We’re going to Delve.  Again.  There is something that draws Goons and their allies to Delve every summer. And I swear, I am never making an effort to move anything […]


A New Player in Azeroth!
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2014, 2:00 pm
When it comes to World of Warcraft, I can divide my friends and acquaintances into two groups: Those interested in playing WoW Those not interested in playing WoW The former group is mostly made up of those who currently play the game, those on a break but who know they will come back for the […]


Felwood and Un’goro Crater
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2014, 1:00 pm
I like having a goal, but I don’t want a friggin’ mortgage! -Piacenza, on hearing about my Loremaster aspirations The run for the loremaster achievement continues, though I am starting to feel a bit of the weight behind the task at this point.  I keep thinking “I am almost done with Kalimdor!” forgetting how much […]


The Deklein to Delve Tower Bash Commute
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2014, 1:00 pm
There has not been a lot going on when it comes to the strat op front in EVE.  There is no summer war.  The groups in the nearby NPC space have stopped coming out in force, apparently feeling content to gank ratters they can catch.  And, I have to admit, as amusing as a Baby […]


In Which We Feel Smug Relative to Raiders for Just a Moment…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2014, 1:00 pm
“…matchmaking systems never work…” “…players never believe they work.” “Nevertheless everybody believes…” -Tobold, in comments on his own blog There is a natural tendency in human beings to project their view of the world on others.  I had a professor back in college who called it the “like me” phenomena, the belief that we’re normal […]


Desolace, Feralas, and Thousand Needles
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 1:00 pm
The Loremaster summer project continues.  I think I have been able to carry on with it as I have in part because of the nature of a quest driven goal.  It is very easy to log on, advance through some quests, then go away, only to pick things up again later.  And then there is […]


Civilization – Autocracy and the Pursuit of Happiness
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 June 2014, 1:00 pm
We had something of a small turnout for our game last Friday.  It was just Potshot and I, with Mattman still on vacation and Loghound busy until late that evening.  Still, part of the idea behind this epic length game was that people could drop out from one week to another and have the AI […]


Looking to the Steam Summer Sale for the Next Game
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 June 2014, 1:00 pm
Our game of Civilization V goes on.  I just posted the Week 8 update yesterday.  Things are going well enough and we remain interested, amazed, and enthusiastic to complete the epic journey to victory that this has become.  I am going to guess that we have a good four more weeks of play left in […]


Ashenvale and the Stonetalon Mountains
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 June 2014, 2:00 pm
Astranaar… shit, I’m still only in Astranaar… Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in Stonetalon.  I’m here a weekend now… waiting for a quest… getting softer. Every minute I stay in this zone, I get weaker, and every minute some Warsong grunt squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I […]


Boosters Must go to Five
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 June 2014, 1:00 pm
One of the things I always shoot for is to be useful when it comes to fleet ops. That started off with making sure I could fly ships appropriate to the fleet doctrines in use.  Way back when it was Maelstroms, then Drakes, then Tengus, then Megathrons, and then Dominxes for a short bit when […]


June in Review, This Time for Real!
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 11:00 am
The Site I do not have anything special to grouse about this month… WordPress.com hasn’t mucked anything up and the spam assault from last month has tapered off… so I thought I would go for an informational topic this month. All the ways you can follow this blog.  Or all the ways I can think […]


The Passing of Another Steam Summer Sale
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 1:00 pm
Another Steam Summer Sale has come and gone. As others have noted, its regularity… and the fact that we get a Holiday sale in December… has taken some of the edge off of the whole thing.  Seeing a whole pile of games marked down was a huge deal the first couple of times we saw […]


Civilization – Obama, Autocracy, and Expansion
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 1:00 pm
Am I trolling too hard with that headline? Anyway, everybody was back in town and ready to go last week.  Mattman even had a few a few pictures to share in an attempt to convince us he had actually been in Hawaii, and which gave me the in for my choice of titles. Mattman claims […]


Civilization – Obama, Autocracy, and Expansion
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 1:00 pm
Am I trolling too hard with that headline? Anyway, everybody was back in town and ready to go last week.  Mattman even had a few a few pictures to share in an attempt to convince us he had actually been in Hawaii, and which gave me the in for my choice of titles. Mattman claims […]


The Passing of Another Steam Summer Sale
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 1:00 pm
Another Steam Summer Sale has come and gone. As others have noted, its regularity… and the fact that we get a Holiday sale in December… has taken some of the edge off of the whole thing.  Seeing a whole pile of games marked down was a huge deal the first couple of times we saw […]


June in Review
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 8:00 am
The Site I do not have anything to grouse about this month… WordPress.com hasn’t mucked anything up… I thought I would go for an informational topic this month. All the ways you can follow this blog. As part of the “be the blog you want to read” philosophy here, I have tried to make it […]


Boosters Must go to Five
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 June 2014, 1:00 pm
One of the things I always shoot for is to be useful when it comes to fleet ops. That started off with making sure I could fly ships appropriate to the fleet doctrines in use.  Way back when it was Maelstroms, then Drakes, then Tengus, then Megathrons, and then Dominxes for a short bit when […]


Ashenvale and the Stonetalon Mountains
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 June 2014, 2:00 pm
Astranaar… shit, I’m still only in Astranaar… Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in Stonetalon.  I’m here a weekend now… waiting for a quest… getting softer. Every minute I stay in this zone, I get weaker, and every minute some Warsong grunt squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I […]


Looking to the Steam Summer Sale for the Next Game
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 June 2014, 1:00 pm
Our game of Civilization V goes on.  I just posted the Week 8 update yesterday.  Things are going well enough and we remain interested, amazed, and enthusiastic to complete the epic journey to victory that this has become.  I am going to guess that we have a good four more weeks of play left in […]


Civilization – Autocracy and the Pursuit of Happiness
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 June 2014, 1:00 pm
We had something of a small turnout for our game last Friday.  It was just Potshot and I, with Mattman still on vacation and Loghound busy until late that evening.  Still, part of the idea behind this epic length game was that people could drop out from one week to another and have the AI […]


Authenticators… Are They Still a Thing?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 June 2014, 1:00 pm
In which I demonstrate I am clearly running out of things to write about. There was a point in time, a few years back, when account authenticators were very much a thing.  Back when WoW accounts seemed to be getting hacked almost constantly and people were even phishing for EverQuest II account data, authenticators were […]


WildStar Launches Today
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 June 2014, 12:00 pm
Yes, there has been beta and open beta and a headstart for those who pre-purchased the game, but all that is in the past now.  Today is the official launch day for WildStar.  Today the game goes live for everybody and anybody can wander in off the street, buy a copy, and start playing. Well, […]


Kronos – The Last Big EVE Online Expansion
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 June 2014, 3:00 pm
In addition to WildStar’s official launch, today CCP is deploying the Kronos expansion for EVE Online. This might be the final big, bi-annual expansion for EVE.  The game has a long standing tradition of putting out two free expansions every year… or so.  There is a long line of splash screens that document the march […]


Civilization – Embracing Spanish Confucianism
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 June 2014, 1:00 pm
Three of us, myself, Potshot, and Loghound, got into the game about on time on Friday.  Mattman had something going on and expected to be late. Just a couple of turns into this round, I got what I considered a bit of an ill omen.  There on the edge of my lands was an Assyrian […]


Quote of the Day – World of Darkness, World of Chaos
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 June 2014, 10:00 am
Sources report that, over the nine-year period, the game effectively reached alpha – the stage at which all the major features have been implemented – three times, only for each version to be scrapped. -The Guardian, World of Darkness – the inside story on the death of a game We all know that the World […]


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