Adventures in Tyria

I’ve neglected my blog of late, for which I cry your pardon dear blog reader. My absence must be blamed purely on the majesty and wonder of Tyria – a fantastic, dangerous and exciting place that has captured my imagination. Not against its will, you understand, for that would be absurd. I wanted to explore…

RIFT: A New Adventure

If you need a break from reality and TV, movies, music or books aren’t doing it for you, I suggest you take a trip to Telara and enter the world of Rift. This game is amazing. It is visually stunning, highly polished and brimming with more fantasy stuff than you can shake a magic wand…

WoWcraft: Druid Powa!

World of Warcraft apathy had overcome me back in January. After a couple of years immersed in the vibrant virtual world I’d taken a short break and tried to go Horde, but it just didn’t feel right. I gave up. Tried AION which was nice but lacked something. So I played PS3 instead, high quality…

WoWcraft: Can You Ever Go Back?

I’m four bars from dinging 70. I should be happy, right Or at least vaguely satisfied. It’s a milestone to be proud of surely? And then only 10 left to the big eight-oh. I’ve got a few other level 80 toons so it’s nothing new. And what should make it more of a celebration is the fact that this…

AION and on and on…

  So I quit Warcraft, I’d had enough endless grind, endless raiding just to get epic gear to compete with all the other goons roaming the tired virtual wastelands of WoW.  And it felt good to be free of the chains, I had finally rid myself of that nasty mmo monkey that had clung to my…

Do we all have a second life?

On the first of what may be many topics regarding virtual worlds I’d like to lay down some initial thoughts on the basic concepts and questions I have on this subject. Before starting I’d let it be known that I am a fan of World of Warcraft, the online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing…