If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong… At SOE
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 10:00 am
I was actually trying to get to the EverQuest forums this morning.  There was a rumor going around about the Fippy Darkpaw Progression Server.  It was possible that one of the raiding guilds was going to down-vote the unlock of the next expansion, Underfoot, because they wanted a couple more weeks to farm gear from […]


If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong… At SOE
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 10:00 am
I was actually trying to get to the EverQuest forums this morning.  There was a rumor going around about the Fippy Darkpaw Progression Server.  It was possible that one of the raiding guilds was going to down-vote the unlock of the next expansion, Underfoot, because they wanted a couple more weeks to farm gear from […]


A Weekend in Delve and Other Bits
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 July 2014, 1:00 pm
I was somewhat otherwise occupied this past weekend, and so did not get many chances to partake in the Thunderdome that is currently Delve.  Things were clearly going on, Jabber was lit up quite frequently with fleet requests, enough so that even on my limited time budget I found a couple of opportunities. Shipping Shipping […]


Brave Newbies Leave the Key to the Station Under the Mat
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 July 2014, 9:00 pm
So when our FC had us all enter a starbase password and then warped us into the Brave Newbies‘ POS in V-3YG7, I was pretty sure that this was a product of our superior intelligence network.  Then, as we hung out in there, I zoomed the camera out to get a screen shot of us […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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