Tag Archives: LOTRO

We Are All Individuals

Is it time to boot stories from MMOs? I don’t mean that I want my MMO experience to be a completely meaningless affair that’s just about gathering loot from anonymous enemies and watching numbers go up – well, any more … Continue reading

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My Most-Played Games of 2013

No heavy commentary here, no “here’s what I think and why you should think it” opinions — well, OK, maybe a little bit of that. But mostly, here’s just what I played in 2013 and my mostly light opinions on … Continue reading

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

The object of a game is to have fun, isn’t it? If that’s the case, then what makes an MMO “fun”? The simple answer is that everyone has their own definition. For some, it’s challenging the toughest content, on the … Continue reading

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Inside the Numbers

My biggest issue with the Buzz Index is how it games that started out looking really good — and therefore gained a lot of attention on Twitter and Facebook — could rank higher than they should based simply on the … Continue reading

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Game, Interrupted

As I continue to fumble my way around Eye of the North in Guild Wars — as anyone who watched my stream this weekend can attest to — I’m realizing it’s not not only hard to come back to a … Continue reading

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Can Mounted Combat Save LOTRO?

The short answer: maybe, if it’s done with an eye toward modernizing the game and isn’t just the same game we’ve been playing for years, only on horses.

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Go With The Flow

I’ve been pretty much MMO-less for the last month or so. In the span of about a week at the end of May, I bowed out of LOTRO, let my SWTOR and Rift subscriptions lapse, and, as an encore, finished … Continue reading

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Playing For Fun

When it comes to gaming, everyone defines “fun” differently. As a friend of mine once said, “Winning is fun.” However, any but the most myopic player will realize that winning against easy PvE content — or, in a PvP context … Continue reading

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Not All Bad

In the interest of not sounding like a complete Negative Nancy, I thought I’d take some time to talk about some of the good things about LOTRO. This won’t be a “fun times” or “personal highlights” account — though there … Continue reading

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Checking Out Of Middle-earth

I hate when people post their long-winded rant on how they’re quitting a game, how the developers are ignorant clods, how all the fun and the magic and mystery is gone, and how they’re moving on to some other game. … Continue reading

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