Mobs you respect
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 August 2014, 7:37 am
Dusty over at Of Course I’ll Play It posted a great top ten of MMOs mobs that have earnt his respect. There are some simple rules: no bosses, elites or named mobs, so without further ado here is my list. 10. All of the Birds (Lord of the Rings Online) I really disliked all of […]


NOBAs
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 August 2014, 6:45 pm
The idea of MOBAs (Multiplayer online battle arenas) really appeal to me, the only problem I have is the time investment required is far greater than I can happily commit to. Rewind thirteen years ago and I would have ploughed lots of energy into the genre but now a stones throw after my 35th birthday with a […]


Black Hole Sun
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 August 2014, 7:45 am
Some people may be aware of the Echo Bazaar setting from the FailBetter games browser based title Fallen London (originally labelled Echo Bazaar). I originally started playing the game in 2010 and was hooked by the rather detailed and rather odd alternative history setting. Failbetter folks had a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring more depth to the Echo Bazaar […]


Like a boss fight
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 August 2014, 1:55 pm
I’m going with one of Belghast suggested topics about Boss fights, the raid that I remember the most is from the Rikti War zone in City of Heroes/Villains. The Lady Grey Task Force was one of the first Task Force in the City of games that allowed both Heroes and Villains to team up co-operatively. Initiated in […]


Life after patch 3.1.1
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 August 2014, 8:15 am
So 3.1.1 brought with it a shake up of the PvP campaigns, I have to say that I’m quite happy with this as it means the tier reward payouts are more frequent plus the goals feel more achievable. So gone are the previous ten 90 day campaigns and they have been replaced by the following: […]


Got your back
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 August 2014, 9:01 am
If there is ever a roll in MMOs that I favour the most it is usually the supporting class. Whether a healer, debuffer or buffer, generally I tend to gravitate to one of those roles.This topic came after reading a blog post by Talarian over at Gamer by Design in which the holy trinity is discussed along with […]


ESO Patch 1.3.3
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 August 2014, 9:52 am
So important changes have gone into Elder Scrolls Online in the latest patch that dropped into the NA servers yesterday and EU servers today. This patch is huge and contains many balancing alterations, bug fixes and quality of life changes. I shan’t list them all out as you can read the patch notes yourselves, but […]


Inspiration strikes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 August 2014, 6:35 am
Part of the curse of having played City of HeroesVillains is that I frequently get inspiration for new characters in the most unlikely locations. The one below came to me in a supermarket with the exclamation “I just had a great idea for a new character” despite the game being closed for over a year. I […]


Humble Dojobaan
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 August 2014, 2:42 pm
For the next 24 hours there is a Humble Bundle for Dojobaans games https://www.humblebundle.com/flash I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of their games so I’d be picking it up if I didn’t have them already. Pay over $8 grants you access to Drunken Robot Pornography which is a rather fun Boss fight game […]


Week 31 – Board games
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 August 2014, 7:05 pm
Carcassonne Having owned the game for over a year on the weekend I finally got around to playing Carcassonne. It’s not that I’d be putting it off or anything but invariably other games would be selected over it, usually something familiar. So armed with determination Dok and myself sat down and poured over the rules […]


Aural delights
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 August 2014, 6:39 am
This post is going to be about game music I’ve recently bought. The Elder Scrolls Online soundtrack I picked up The Elder Scrolls Online soundtrack for a smashing £7.49, which considering there are 47 tracks on the two and a half hour long album, isn’t completely bad value for money. Admittedly half of tracks last […]


Group with me at your own risk
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 August 2014, 7:18 am
My build is my build, group with me at your own risk. My favourite grouping experience was as a Corrupter in City of Villains, my secondary powers were Kinetics and at level 20 you unlocked a power called Speed Boost. This power was very useful as it granted targeted allies, increased speed / increased recharge / increased recovery / resist slow effects, as […]


Lights out
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 August 2014, 10:02 am
There was a time when in answer to the question “What is your favourite MMO?” I would dive in with a resounding Planetside. It was where I found a gaming retreat for many years and forged friendships that are still going strong to this day. However the answer to that question changed as I found […]


To europe, to europe, to lower our ping
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2014, 1:08 pm
Four months after Elder Scrolls Online launched and the EU megaserver is finally going to be located in Europe. Originally the NA and EU megaservers were both housed in the US so that Zenimax could work out and deploy any post-live problems with a faster turn-around. Of course this has seen the ping to the server […]


Fiddling with filters
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 July 2014, 9:34 am
Since reaching level 50 and completing the main story quest I’m been taking a little away from questing in Elder Scrolls Online. I’ve used the opportunity to take a quite a few screenshots in the areas I’ve completed recently I wondered about adding effects to the images to see what I could produce. There are […]


A nervous Twitch.TV
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2014, 10:06 am
Reports are out that Google has completed the purchase of Twitch.Tv for $1 billion which confirms the rumours about the purchase that were circulating in May. I’m interested to see what steps Google take with the streaming service, whether it will include auto-saving of shows directly to The YouTube site along with tighter integration or if […]


Keyboard melting
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2014, 5:55 am
I’ve had my Sidewinder x4 for nearly 3 years and and and it’s finally staring to show signs of wear. The keyboard itself is still in working wonderfully but the continually use of certain keys has meant the plastic coating on the lettering is slowly wearing away. This appears to be due to the letter printing […]


Back to able
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2014, 6:06 am
I was having a number of issues with my last theme so I have reverted to using able for the time being. I have great trouble locating a theme that meets all my blogging needs.


31 Posts
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2014, 9:57 pm
There are some people for whom blogging appears easy and they embark on challenges like writing a post everyday for year. I’m not one of those. I take my time writing, then rewriting my blog posts in order to get them to a state I’m happy with. Rather than biting off more than I can chew by […]


Taking screenshots in TESO
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2014, 11:59 am
Annoyingly The Elder Scrolls Online client defaults all screenshots into BitMap (bmp) file format, which is a paint as this format means every screenshot is around 7MB each and many online upload service require gif, jpg or png formats in order to upload. Not if you purchased or run the game via Steam you can use […]


Gunpoint / Banished
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2014, 7:06 am
I have been enjoying the wave of indie games recently Gunpoint The focus on gameplay over graphics shines through in this game, not to same the the graphic are lacking, in fact the engine has only recently been upgraded. Gunpoint is a puzzle platformer, that uses some fun mechanics to rewire electronic devices that cane […]


Steaming ahead with TESO
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 July 2014, 2:05 pm
Well Elder Scrolls Online Has finally drifted on to Valves digital platform. The standard game has 50% off this weekend so if you have been on the fence about picking up a copy now is your chance. Of course it’s fair to remind folks that it is a subscription game and does require you to […]


Friday 13th update
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 June 2014, 1:07 pm
Afternoon all, The labyrinthitis that I’d had for the last 8 weeks, flared up quite a bit over the last week and I’ve not really been able to focus on much. Hence the lack of posts. Hopefully it will settle down a little soon and I can get back to my normal routine.


Sheltered
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 June 2014, 5:08 am
Sheltered a survival strategy game that places you in control a bunker in a post-apocalyptic wasteland home to a family. You have to find the right balance to ensure the continued safety of your family and any other survivors that you decide to let into your Shelter. The game is scheduled for release in 2015 and […]


The completionist in me
Posted by welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 June 2014, 8:06 am
I’m enjoying the adventures set out in The Elder Scrolls Online, My Wife and I have moved on from StormHaven and have nearly finished the content in RivenSpire. There was a period where we had a few grey missions in StormHaven that didn’t yield much XP yet we were compelled to complete them, which brings […]


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