I don’t follow
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 3:54 pm
I recently discovered that one of my favourite useful websites has risen from the grave. I originally stumbled onto Unladen Follow while looking for the exact thing it was offering. In a nutshell it analyses your Twitter feed and applies a weighting factor to each account you follow based on the recent activity including Quantity, Mentions, Hashtags […]


Coin confusion
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 August 2014, 6:59 pm
I’m terrible at making decisions. Now that Campaign coins have completed their Kickstarter, I have a choice to make on how I want the coins. As I mentioned the other day I backed 3 sets of coins in the campaign, which completed on the 25th. However I’m a little stuck on which combination to pick […]


XCOM Board game
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 August 2014, 6:55 am
I have to admit that after seeing that a XCOM game was coming I was a little dubious as I didn’t know how it would transfer across mediums. I was even more concerned when I spotted that Fantasy Flight Games were releasing it. It’s a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players, where as games like […]


The Witness
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 August 2014, 6:30 pm
As I mentioned in my questionnaire one of the games I am looking forward to is The Witness, which is an exploration puzzle game that I have been watching for a good while now. The game is being built by a small studio lead by Jonathan Blow, best know for his platformer Braid which had […]


All the fun of 4v1
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 8:31 am
Bioware’s Shadow Realms look set to jump into the pool with Turtle Rock Studio’s Evolve, both sporting 4v1 online co-op gameplay, but the target audience maybe vastly different. In the blue corner Evolve’s First Person Shooter feel will undoubtedly draw on Turtles Rocks experience with the Left 4 Dead franchise and attract those fans, especially […]


One a day too much?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 12:22 pm
I share Missy and Rowan’s sentiments about Blaugust, despite achieving at least one post each day, the truth is that writing doesn’t come that easily to me and having a rigid schedule feels like I’m not giving my best in terms of post quality. I honestly would much rather skip a day when I feel […]


To coin a phrase
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 1:50 am
In the next 48 hours the Kickstarter by Campaign Coins will complete, I have been super excited about this project since I caught wind of it in June. The stretch goal shave been nice and have included a number of bonus coins, a fate bag and a variety of options of finishings for your coins. Admittedly […]


Trip to 2000
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 1:00 am
While browsing my feeds on Newsblur I spotted that in celebration of the column Flare Path at Rock, Paper, Shotgun turning 3 years old, they were challenging the readers with some taxing puzzles. The top price was a £50 voucher to spend in on Just Flight games. The twenty-five runner up prizes of GOG vouchers […]


Steam Update (Aug 14 2014)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2014, 9:05 am
I have always tried to keep my Steam games list in some resemblance of organised. I would try and add new games into the category they belonged, this was good as the games list would reflect the categories which made life a little easier. However I now have over 260 games and what was originally […]


Mid-Blaugust Lull
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 August 2014, 1:45 pm
In the years since I started running my own website the available software has become so much easier to interact with for those wanting to run their own blog. Hosting companies now offer system such as Installatron or Softaculous that allow One-Click setups of popular open source software ranging from blogging software such as WordPress […]


Content Vs Fixes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 August 2014, 6:58 pm
Update 3 in Elder Scrolls Online brought with it some great new updated features, things that the community has been asking for. In terms of end-game there are four main areas activities: Veteran alternate alliance questing Group area content such as Craglorn Veteran Dungeons PvP As I’ve been playing alot of PvP recently it’s become apparent […]


Dusting off Rift
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2014, 1:19 pm
During Blaugust I have discovered lots of blogs and writers talking about Rift. After enjoying Beta I played at launch and waited in those massive server queues to access the server(s) the two guilds I was part of, decided were home. I was subbed for a good few months and put in over 300 hours […]


Are friends electric?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 August 2014, 3:44 am
I’m writing this post as we prepare to attend a friends wedding, fingers crossed the weather will stay nice. They came to our wedding in 2009 and we are happy to be attending theirs despite the couple of hundred miles that separate the two families. At our wedding we had 45 attendees, of those 10 […]


Podcasts 2014
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 August 2014, 2:38 am
Currently I’m using PocketCasts on Android for my podcast needs, it’s a nice app with quite a lot of control over individual and global settings, plus if you have ChromeCast you can broadcast directly from the the App. It’s been a little while since I mentioned what I’m podcasts I listen too, so here is […]


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 […]


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