PotD: Estate of Unrest
Posted by pOtshOt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2011, 2:16 pm
EQ’s Estate of Unrest on the continent of Faydwer.


Interesting choices
Posted by pOtshOt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 March 2011, 2:39 am
A theme has been circulating around the blogosphere of late, several posts for which its too late and I’m too lazy to link back to (apologies), that have been commenting on aspects of gameplay that can be loosely categorized as requiring (or at least permitting) the player to make “interesting choices”.  I’ve been somewhat busy [...]


Picture of the Day
Posted by pOtshOt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2011, 4:00 pm
Trying something new.  With a blog theme that doesn’t have a custom header image, I think I’ll try to randomly post a screenshot that may be remotely relevant to what I’m playing or doing.  Note: “Of the Day” doesn’t mean everyday or even the day that the post goes up. Enjoy.


#winning
Posted by pOtshOt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 March 2011, 1:00 am
I have nothing else to say, except I gave the Warlock SoW and Skin Like Rock.  #winning.


Around the virtual world, again
Posted by pOtshOt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2011, 4:20 pm
Haven’t had much to say of late, because, well, I haven’t had much to say.  Seems most of the sentient universe is spending some time in Rift.  As I noted before, I’ve decided to pass on Rift for now, though I’m not getting into the Rift/Not-Rift flame wars. I beta-ed Rift and like it quite [...]


Spring Themestravaganza
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2011, 3:06 pm
For those of you that only see this in a reader, you may resume your daily routine. For the rest of you, I’m doing a little blog maintenance and such, so I’ll be trying out some new themes, etc. over the next few days or weeks.  Don’t be alarmed or adjust your medication.  Its not [...]


Fear the Chicken
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2011, 2:16 pm
After about a month of various interruptions to our Azerothian adventures (travels, weather-related power problems, etc.), our instance group was able to reconvene Saturday.  No doubt Wilhelm will chronicle our adventures in detail later, but dinging a level on my Worgen Druid got me the talent point I needed for Moonkin form. In all my [...]


Nostalgia, My Butt
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2011, 2:21 am
12 years later, login queues, spawn camping, lag.  Good times.  And a new progression server. All I have to say is who’s the man now, Fippy? After a long day at work, I was able to hook up with Wilhelm the Ancient Gaming Noob and got down to some series rat/snake/klicknick/gnoll pup killin outside Qeynos [...]


The Rift Conundrum
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 February 2011, 12:36 am
…wherein I ramble on for a good bit and then sort of run out of steam but talk about tanks and surfing. Wilhelm’s most recent post on Rift hit a note with me.  What got me was: …, Rift doesn’t do anything about the things I don’t like about MMOs. Servers for example. Or shards, [...]


I Like World of Tanks
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 January 2011, 1:04 am
TL;DR; I thought I’d cut to the chase for those of you who aren’t really interested in the chit chat.  I like the game. There I was, minding my own business procrastinating at work and I saw the Massively blurb about World of Tanks going open beta.  This is a title I was not exactly [...]


Musings on Azeroth Lost
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 January 2011, 4:12 pm
So now that Cataclysm has been out a while and the instance group is back in Azeroth, my general impressions are starting to coalesce.  Suffice it to say, Azeroth has indeed been shattered though perhaps not in the way you’re thinking. The best way of summing it up is probably to describe how our little [...]


Random Shattered Thoughts
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 November 2010, 1:52 pm
1.  Not paying attention, I didn’t realize the shattering was occurring on the anniversary date weeks ahead of the release of the cataclysm expansion date until yesterday.  I guess I picked a good day to “work from home” on this holiday week. 2.  Also file under not paying attention, all the portals are gone from [...]


A Cataclysm in the Making
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 November 2010, 6:11 pm
Since RL commitments took on of our WoW instance group out last summer for a bit, the rest of us have been spending time in Middle Earth.  Now that those RL commitments have slackened, our fifth is anxious to return to WoW, timed conveniently to coincide with the launch of the Cataclysm expansion. The break [...]


Trout Master
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 September 2010, 1:41 am
Behold, the Trout Master. For no apparent reason, I’ve become enamoured with Lotro’s fishing.  I’ll leave it to Wil’s theory crafting as to the grander role of fishing in MMO’s.  I’ve dabbled a bit with fishing in EQ2, but only really spent any significant time fishing in WoW.  And even then only really as a [...]


Queue Queue
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 September 2010, 4:04 pm
Looks like Lord of the Rings Online’s free to play experience is off to a rip roaring start. And this on what was a low pop server.  Saturday night was certainly just like old times– lagalicious good times in old Bree.  I’m sure things will even out as the first wave of new/old noobs disperses [...]


What I Did Last Summer
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 September 2010, 2:29 am
I can’t believe its been a full three months since posting.  Summer can be cruel. Please Meet the New Eden, Same as the Old Eden When last reported, I was hell bent on colonizing a wormhole in Eve which would be populated by my two accounts and a corp mate or two.  After an audacious [...]


No Queue for you!
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 June 2010, 2:50 am
CCP has a pretty decent record of continuous improvement in Eve over the years.  Notwithstanding the ahem recurring ahem problems incident to an expansion, the new features and tweaks are generally well thought out and move the ball forward. The skill queue is such a beast.  Even having a limited 24 hour window to automatically [...]


No Room at the Inn
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2010, 4:11 am
Wormhole diving and habitation seems to have gotten reasonably popular.  Mostly I’ve been trying to acquire what I think are some of the requisite skills to make a go of it with my two accounts.  While I’ve been acquiring all those ancillary skills that would allow me to be fairly independent (as well as able [...]


Fly Like An Eagle
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 May 2010, 10:00 am
The title writes itself, and yes, as a geezer, I remember when it was new and listening to it on my AM only transistor radio. Saturday with the instance group and I hit level 60 with my feral tank druid.  The cultural dissonance of evoking Steve Miller from the mid-seventies while visiting my trainer in [...]


Placement of POS Defenses
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 May 2010, 10:00 am
So I Google, and I read, and I Google some more and I read some more… The topic of POS defense placement seems to be either so well understood that noobs like me just need to L2P or is such a closely guarded strategic secret as to be nearly impossible to find online. To avoid [...]


Plenty of Free Parking
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2010, 3:24 am
So there I was, minding my own business practicing my seven probe scanning in high sec and I was able to lock down a nice wormhole in my system.  I warp in cloaked to 10km off the WH in my Buzzard to see if there is any activity. All quiet at this end, no significant [...]


Progress in Spaaace
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2010, 3:07 pm
Back in Eve now for the last week and resuming my WH colonization plans.  For an EASK like me, if you have a goal, Eve can be a veritable candy store of achievement.  The irony being that in a “sandbox” game without explicit goals and with time-based skill progression, I’m getting dozens of minidings evidencing [...]


Back. In Space.
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 May 2010, 2:26 am
Tap tap.  This thing still on? Funny things happen when life goes a bit sideways.  Things like not blogging.  Any who, without much going on in the gaming universe of late, I’ve been itching for something new.   As Wil has been reporting, our WoW instance group is nearing 60 on the Horde side and have [...]


Graduation Day
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2010, 2:25 am
For then-Lieutentant, now Lieutenant Commander Skronk that is.  Actually it was last week, but I’ve been sufficiently busy in RL that I haven’t had the time to commemorate the event. I had advanced along nicely with a combination of the story line missions, the patrol missions and a few of the exploration missions where I was [...]


Claiming your STO Pre-Order Rewards
Posted by pΘtshΘt [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 February 2010, 3:01 am
Mrs. P and I ordered the Collector’s Edition of Star Trek Online.  The only CE I’ve ever ordered before was the WoW Wrath of the Lich King CE for Mrs.  (primarily because of the Frosty Pet).  She likes the pets, what can I say.  For those of you who don’t have the great good fortune [...]


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