Quest for Glory: The Baba Yaga’s task
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 September 2014, 12:20 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Well well well… we’re finally crossing the threshold of the dreaded Baba Yaga, the dreaded villain of the … Continue reading


RIFT: I am here to restore the light
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 September 2014, 9:00 am
I’ve been inching my way back into RIFT lately, but last night I decided to stop taking half-measures and just dive in.  As with pretty much all my returns to this game, I feel compelled to handicap myself by rolling … Continue reading


Tiny Tower Vegas review
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 September 2014, 1:20 pm
During my recent trip to PAX Prime in Seattle, I really only played two games on my own: a few short sessions of Star Trek Online and the brand-new Nimblebit title, Tiny Tower Vegas. I’m a hopeless sucker for Nimblebit … Continue reading


In defense of Star Trek Online’s ground game
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 September 2014, 9:00 am
Along with the now-broken “odd Star Trek movies suck, even ones are classic” trope, there’s the well-worn “space combat in Star Trek Online is pretty groovy, but the ground combat is the pits.” It’s an accusation that had more credibility … Continue reading


Poll: What MMOs are you currently playing?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 September 2014, 8:05 am
Let’s keep it simple — no MOBAs, just MMOs that you’re currently playing (as in, within the last week or so)!


Quest for Glory: Neck Romancers
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2014, 11:32 am
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I really wonder what happened to this world to make it as messed-up as it is.  Maybe there … Continue reading


WildStar: I make this look *good*
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2014, 9:00 am
I haven’t spent a lot of time with WildStar’s costume editor, which is odd considering how much I do the same in games like Guild Wars 2 and LOTRO.  This is partially due to the very questionable decision of requiring … Continue reading


STO: Deep into the black and blue
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2014, 7:24 am
The only game I played during this past weekend at PAX was Star Trek Online.  It wasn’t just that I had an urge to go back to it, but that it played well with the hotel’s slow wifi and Cryptic … Continue reading


Titles ‘R Important
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 September 2014, 3:26 pm
There are a few blog pieces going around explaining the reason behind their respective blog names, which I love.  Thinking Play pointed out a few blogs and delivered analysis of them, including yours truly: “Bio Break – It’s a common … Continue reading


Recovering from PAX Prime
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 September 2014, 9:13 am
I am bushed. I flew back home last night after five days in Seattle for PAX Prime, and it was a relief to be back in familiar environs and to see my family.  I do like going on trips, but … Continue reading


Bio Break’s State of the Gamer
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 9:00 am
I’ve had a whole lot kicking around in my head about what I’ve been playing, what I’d like to go back to playing, and what’s ahead that I’m looking forward to playing.  Might as well write it all down and … Continue reading


Month of DDO: Weed whacker
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 9:00 am
For my final — yes, final — excursion for the Month of DDO, I wanted to get back to the roots of doing actual group content instead of just going through quests solo.  But even with the group finder going … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Fifty shades of apples
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 9:00 am
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I get the feeling that I’m being followed… must be my imagination, though. More general wanderings in the … Continue reading


Wacky Wandom Wednesday
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 9:00 am
I’m heading out to PAX Prime tomorrow, so I’m mostly focused on preparing for that, but here are a few nuggets of gaming goodness that have been happening in my life lately: WildStar My new helmet has a flaming eye … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 34: Feature that instrument!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 9:00 am
While many soundtrack pieces are a collaboration between an entire orchestra, once in a while a single instrument will take the forefront and steal the spotlight.  Those tracks are the theme of today’s show, in which the faithful Bards choose … Continue reading


My new WildStar hat
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 8:32 pm
Got this hat in one of my final boomboxes.  It’s so big… and yet… and yet I love it.  Even kind of goes with the funky shirt I’m wearing.  I mean, it’s no squig head, but it’ll do for now.


My 10 favorite SNES games
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 9:00 am
Izlain’s rundown of his favorite Sega Genesis games and a recent delve into nostalgia gaming videos have left me thinking, once again, about my beloved SNES console.  I played the heck out of the PlayStation in the 90s, but the … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Robbing little old ladies
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) After doing a little bit of reading up on this game, I decided that I don’t want the … Continue reading


What WildStar should be doing with paths
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 9:00 am
One of WildStar’s big talking points prior to launch was its path system.  This was supposed to be a “second class” that you could level up independantly by pursuing a specific type of content tailored to your playstyle (fighting, exploring, … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Raking horse poop
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I mentioned this a couple of times back in my Space Quest and King’s Quest playthroughs, but the … Continue reading


Month of DDO: There is a dungeon inside of this cart
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 August 2014, 9:00 am
An occasional problem that I run into with LOTRO is that the game will spend way, way too long loading my character into the game… and eventually quit to desktop as a result.  I’m finding even more problems with DDO.  … Continue reading


WildStar: Home epic home
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 August 2014, 1:09 pm
Just a quick post to say that I had a really terrific night in WildStar yesterday: I blasted through about a third of Galeras and an entire level, really getting into the groove of my Engineer and her eternally buggy … Continue reading


The making of a Battle Bards episode
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 9:00 am
Our going-on-two-years-now Battle Bards podcast is probably one of the most involved of my various web projects and a true labor of love from Syl, Steff, and myself.  We are nuts about MMO music and have a grand ol’ time … Continue reading


WildStar: Putting a bow on Galeras
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 10:56 am
My goal during this past weekend was to put a wrap on Galeras with my Engineer and move on.  Galeras isn’t a horrible zone… but it isn’t my favorite, either.  The “pretty” parts don’t really stir any feelings in my … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Packing for adventure!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) It’s getting late and so I trundle on back to the inn, putting my plans to fully explore … Continue reading


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