a rebuttal, of sorts

I was reading a post over at We Fly Spitfires and felt the urge to comment. This isn’t something I do often on foreign soil, but it’s been known to happen. It’s not for any particular reason, mind you, I just rarely see the effort involved in making the lurker->community member transition to be a […]

that old new thing

The Old Republic launches in just a few hours. What little time I’ve had free this holiday season has been spent furiously sabering in the headstart to get a jump on things. The guild is humming along nicely, so if’n you’re so inclined drop by and have a look. The web-based guild program seems to […]

still, still alive

How easy it is to lose track of time. One finds oneself “getting by” doing only the things that are right in front of them. That’s been my year in a nutshell. In the current economic climate I’m tremendously thankful that I’ve got a great job doing work I really care about, but the simple […]

saving the universe

Star Trek Online lasted 3 months, including the freebie. I’m not annoyed that I wasted money on the “digital deluxe” edition or even that  I wasted that particular chunk of gaming time. Cryptic, as an organization, clearly has a lot of work to do in their testing/design infrastructure before they can compete with the AAA […]

reprint: Mr Angry Reviews Aion

Originally published @ Bite My Review on Oct 19, 2009 Prologue Aion, for those of you living under a large, Tauren-shaped rock, is the latest MMO from NCsoft. Originally released in the Asian markets a year ago the North American launch begins with the expanded 1.5 release. Titled “Shadow of the Belaur” the birds-eye highlights […]

set phasers to grind

Yeah, so I’ve been playing STO quite a lotta little bit lately. It’s actually pretty fun once you learn to ignore the parts that, well, aren’t. Like crafting. Jesus H Christ on a crutch is the crafting bad. More on STO later, maybe, but for now enjoy a couple vids I snapped in XFire. Yes, […]

reprint: bite me, Aion

Originally published @ Bite My Review on Sep 15, 2009 First off let’s get the disclaimer out-of-the-way. I’m fairly new to Aion, having only participated in the last two closed beta events. These tests required a legacy invitation from an earlier event or a confirmed pre-order key. Based on my experience I can say that […]

miscellany

Yeah, so … no updates or something for a while. “IRL.” It happens. Lots of things to discuss, not a lot of time. That, too, happens. I canceled my World of Warcraft account a couple months ago – more on that later. I have a standing copy of Aion, which has been quite fun so […]

drop rate smrop rate

After 2 days of battling the 1st Ulduar boss (the instance server) we finally managed to get IN the damned zone with 20-some. Flame Leviathan was a blast and, like most guilds, dropped it on our first run. For the last couple hours of the day today the leadership and I had been discussing what […]