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My first beta experience with The Elder Scrolls Online happened in July 2013. At least, that’s when my account was created. I can’t honestly recall my reaction to the game at the time because subsequently I was invited to many “weekend beta” events and there was a character wipe between […]

I don’t like the Trophy/Achievement system that Sony and Microsoft have shoved into our gaming. [I'm going to keep saying Trophy since I'm mostly a Sony guy, but really they're the same thing.] At least, I don’t like Trophies in my favored genre, which is (broadly speaking) narrative-driven action-adventures. For […]

I’m not much of a joiner. Although I love MMOs I don’t often join guilds or groups since I don’t like feeling obligated to others. I’m pretty selfish when it comes to my leisure time and want to do what I want to do when I want to do it. […]

The more keen observers among you may have noticed that I’ve stopped writing posts about Everquest Next Landmark. The fact is I’ve cut way back on playing it for 3 main reasons. First, I’ve done as much as I want to do over again. I ground out all the gathering […]

This weekend the EQNL team is getting some much deserved rest, as far as I can tell. In a way, we players are getting a rest too. There was a fairly big patch on Friday, as well as a couple of European servers rolling out, and since then the game […]

Hmm, I wonder how long I’ll be able to keep track of the day count? I’m still not getting a super amount of time to play due to a big project finishing up at work this week, but that hasn’t kept me from keeping tabs on things. Angela and I […]

Work is pounding me this week, so I didn’t get to play Landmark much yesterday. Maybe 15 minutes all told? When I finally decided it was time to relax, the servers were coming down for a fix. Such is life! I went back to my own job and got a […]

When SOE dropped the NDA for EQNL, they seem to have jinxed themselves. Last night (Saturday) they brought the servers down for an expected hour or two… which ended up being more like 12-15 hours. When they finally came up, they were having issues staying up until a queue system […]

Late last night, Sony opened up Alpha access to Everquest Next Landmark. It happened very late for me, but I was able to at least log in and create a character before I went to bed. I entered the world, gathered a bit of dirt and stone, built a little […]

Early this week Robot Entertainment’s Echo Prime hit Steam. Between the fact that I’ve really enjoyed Robot’s earlier titles, Hero Academy and the two Orcs Must Die games, plus the fact I know someone who works there, I had to jump in and take it for a spin. Echo Prime […]