Archive for November, 2008

Realm first 80th level achievement title

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I recently wrote about the dubious value of the Going Down? 'achievement' in World of Warcraft, where Melmoth left a comment about the fuss of there being an achievement in place for being first in the realm to get to 80th level on release of the new expansion, Wrath of ...

A good reason to enjoy EVE Online

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

One good reason to join a corporation in EVE Online is that you can then take part in fleet operations and say things like 'roger that'. I must try working an 'aye cap'n' or two in to the mix.

The 'broken heart' seatbelt advertisement

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

There is a public service advertisement on TV and radio at the moment that is confusing me. The advert aims to get more people to wear seatbelts when driving. To encourage the use of seatbelts the advert highlights that, in the reconstructed accident, it is not the impact ...


Friday, November 14th, 2008

A disturbing message has been received. The robots on several spaceships have turned rogue, their programming corrupted. All humans on board the ships have been killed. There is not much hope in sending in human forces to regain control of the ships, but a small influence droid ...

A new Drake

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Maybe it was the World of Warcraft Halloween and Scourge invasion events combined, the sudden rush of my small guild trying to reach 70th level before the Wrath of the Lich King expansion is released, the return of Melmoth to Azeroth EU, or simply a bit of ennui, but I ...

The Death Knight is just a man, or gnome

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Death Knights are coming to World of Warcraft. I'll admit that I really don't know much about the world's lore but it is a pretty evocative class name. Whilst the other classes—druid, hunter, mage, paladin, priest, rogue, shaman, warlock, warrior—certainly conjure up images of adventurers they don't really ...

Some simple missions

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

My current agent in EVE Online starts a conversation by saying I won't believe what she's about to tell me. There are furries in an adjacent system. It is good to know that the Minmatar Republic has furries, just as the Caldari State does. I am about ...

I need to get out more, and other World of Warcraft tales

Monday, November 10th, 2008

With Halloween just behind us, the invasion of the Scourge heralding the imminent release of Wrath of the Lich King expansion for World of Warcraft, and Melmoth returning to Azeroth, my gaming time has been spent mostly playing protection warriors. I have woken Tiger, my original warrior, created on ...

An MMORPG for a console?

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Whilst taking a break from the Eurogamer Expo with a bunch of bloggers and being recorded for some podcast or other the topic of MMORPGs for consoles was raised. Specifically, the question was asked whether there will ever be an MMORPG for a console. The host responded emphatically ...

Plain Sight

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

At the recent Eurogamer Expo 2008, where I met some other splendid chaps who I won't name for fear of missing someone vitally important, I saw a whole bunch of console games and a handful of PC games, even trying a few of the apparently less popular ones that didn't ...