Monthly Archives: August 2019

Taking the tiniest taste of permadeath in DDO

Originally posted on Bio Break:
While last week I was extoling the virtues of permadeath in Rimworld, I have to admit that this mechanic isn’t really suitable for a lot of games, especially ones in which you sink a whole…

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Blaugust 2019: lessons learnt

Originally posted on Later Levels:
Today is the last day of August and this post means Blaugust 2019 is officially over for Later Levels. After plenty of planning, 31 articles, a whole lot of effort and a little bit of…

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Staying motivated #Blaugust2019

Originally posted on GamingSF:
It’s the final week of Blaugust 2019 and the topic is “staying motivated” according to the schedule. I’ve not had much of an issue with blogging these last few weeks; anyone would think some major MMORPG…

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The diminishing returns of progression servers

Originally posted on Bio Break:
Generally these days I have a pretty set pattern in approaching Lord of the Rings Online. On night one, I’ll play my Lore-master on a regular server in the newest area (Vale of Anduin), and…

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Five things to do when your MMO feels stale

Originally posted on Occasional Hero:
It happens to us even in our favorite MMOs. Content we enjoyed gets stale. We wind up in a rut. We still feel like playing, but nothing sounds fun. This is different from simply feeling…

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I Am Your Foe: D&D Character Playlist

Originally posted on Misanthropester:
The other day, I sketched my latest Dungeons & Dragons character. When I made my first, I put together a playlist to get into his mindset. This new character is nearly incomprehensible when they speak, and…

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What game could you play for a year?

Originally posted on I'm Not Squishy:
I do not remember taking this screenshot but it’s fantastic I’ve seen this question floating around a few blogs as of late or variations of it. I believe the original question was what…

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Isabel’s Letter to Her Progeny

Originally posted on Ilyanas Tomb of Doom:
(Art: Idrawgirls.com) Dear Progeny, I have watched each of you from the shadows, and I am proud to say that you are ready to go your own way. Forgive my absence from our…

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Learning to code, one game at a time

Originally posted on Later Levels:
Many see video games purely as a form of entertainment, but they can also be educational. Not only can they teach us to open our eyes and see new aspects to the world such as…

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Hardcore Server

Originally posted on grimordes blog:
To be honest, I hadn’t really taken much notice of the announcements for the Hardcore Server in DDO. I had seen Lessah tweet about it and mentioned in the Twitch stream descriptions (Sorry Damsels –…

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