The worst time for a new MMO
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 August 2014, 9:00 am
There’s one stretch of time that I loathe for any new MMO (or red-hot expansion), which is the period of time between two and four months following release.  Up until then, it’s been a hoot: tons of excitement and anticipation … Continue reading


WildStar: Starship design
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 August 2014, 9:00 am
In my WildStar adventures, I’ve been sorely neglecting my house.  I’m constantly using it, true, but I’ve mostly been amassing a stockpile of decor items and crafting mats with the good intention of sitting down at some point and really … Continue reading


Month of DDO: Sypp the Shadar-kai
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 August 2014, 9:00 am
Unfortunately I couldn’t get DDO to fully load on my laptop, so I had to wait until I got home from my trip to roll my character for the month.  For this month’s experiment, I’m going with one of the … Continue reading


Sanitarium: Where am I?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Sanitarium. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Well!  After a long trip through survival horror with System Shock 2, I thought I’d switch things up with… more horror … Continue reading


LOTRO: Rotting meat and vomit
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 August 2014, 9:00 am
I’ve almost lost count of all of the times that Lord of the Rings Online has made me clean up vomit.  I suspect that one of the devs has a very disturbing fetish going on, because by now I’m like, … Continue reading


Guild Wars 2: 5,000 points of awesome
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 August 2014, 9:00 am
This past weekend I was in Las Vegas with my wife, who was there to attend a business conference.  I?  I was there to be a slacker.  I’m very good at slacking.  Actually, I mostly sat around in a (very … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Inner space
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I think we’re going to finish up System Shock 2 today.  Cool with you?  I’m so ready! My escape … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Upside-down!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Moving on up to the second pod (deck) of the Rickenbacker, I see that my “reverse gravity” experiment worked, … Continue reading


The Month of DDO: Roll d20 to install
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 August 2014, 3:11 pm
Welcome to a new feature-slash-experiment here at Bio Break, the “Month of” series!  The idea for this came to me about a month ago, when I was wrestling with two thoughts: 1. I have more — more — than enough … Continue reading


System Shock 2: All aboard the Rickenbacker!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 August 2014, 9:00 am
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I’ve finally made it to the Rickenbacker — which, as you might recall, is the non-FTL military ship that … Continue reading


LOTRO: The sights and smells of Gondor
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 July 2014, 9:00 am
There’s an (inconsequential) choice at the end of one of the new epic story side missions where you — as one of the cursed spirits where you get to choose whether to go with Aragorn to be redeemed as part … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 32: The Secret World
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 July 2014, 9:00 am
It’s the show that Syl’s been dreading for almost eight episodes now: The Secret World!  Between conspiracies, zombies, ancient myths, and present-day cabals, is there actually music in this game — and is it any good?  The bards investigate in … Continue reading


Quote of the Day: Kickstarter dreams
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2014, 4:40 pm
“It’s seen as churlish to say this out loud during the fundraising period, since a lot of attraction about Kickstarted video games is they are bringing dreams and aspirations to life. Telling people that their dream project is almost certainly … Continue reading


Are you an entitled player?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2014, 12:00 pm
If nothing else, my ArcheAge post from last week showed that there are definitely passionate feelings on both sides of the pro-PvE server/anti-PvE server discussion.  Not being as intimately familiar with the game as some folks, I learned a bit … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Command and conquer
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2014, 9:00 am
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) We’ve finally made it to the penultimate deck of the Von Braun, command.  SHODAN pops on the comm to … Continue reading


WildStar: My new squirg hat
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2014, 8:01 am
Today my ultimate life goal is complete: I now own a squirg hat that owns me.  It reads my mind and talks to me.  I think I’ll never take it off.


WildStar: Avenging, assemble!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 July 2014, 5:11 pm
Last night I… flame-jet dropped?  Pyro-dropped?  I don’t know what the term is for “jumping out of an aircraft with a jetpack to slow your fall” is in the game, but that’s what I did.  The Exile spy organization was … Continue reading


ArcheAge: We don’t serve your kind in here!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2014, 8:18 am
There’s no doubt that the ArcheAge beta is some kind of popular right now, and I have no reason to think that the launch won’t be a big event.  Whether or not I’ll be playing is still up for debate, … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Fun and games
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Holy crud, there’s another non-mutated human left alive on this ship?  Hey man!  How’s it going!  Wish you could … Continue reading


LOTRO: Echoes of the past
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2014, 9:00 am
It never ceases to amaze me how a little sabbatical can bring back my appreciation for LOTRO.  Affection can go dormant, like embers after a burning fire, but can always return after a time. I was thinking about this last … Continue reading


WildStar: All hail Lord Cheese!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 July 2014, 3:02 pm
Every time I visit Thayd in WildStar, I must go and pay homage to Lord Cheese.  I kneel, I salute, I stare in awe.  He is so much greater than I could ever be. Even though he says little, Lord … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Bronson’s last stand
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 July 2014, 9:00 am
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I have to say, I am not overly fond of these new cyborg assassins.  Not only are they pretty … Continue reading


The Secret World: We are the song that reminds demons to tremble
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2014, 12:00 pm
Hey, Dora the Explorer is plenty smart.  I learn from her every morning, thanks to my kids! Our weekly Secret World group assembled last night to run a couple of the new action missions from Tokyo.  One of the missions … Continue reading


Guild Wars 2: Life and death after 80
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2014, 9:00 am
As I mentioned yesterday, I dug my Necromancer out of long-term storage this weekend and quickly got her to 80 (my third 80, in fact).  It’s been a joyous reunion; I’ve had a great time playing her once again, especially … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Betrayal in Operations
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 July 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Now that I’ve moved on up to deck 4 (operations), I’m finally able to meet up with the lady … Continue reading


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