Author Archives: shamus

Mid Year Post

MMO The SWTOR kick hasn’t continued. Really must remember to cancel the subs again. If I do pick it up again (big if) I doubt I’ll justify a subscription. The only issue with that is crafting. I’d quite like to … Continue reading

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State of the Gaming

I almost stopped playing World of Warcraft. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” I’m even back on the raid team. Both GW2 and TSW have fallen by the wayside. Diablo III I still dip into … Continue reading

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TSW vs. GW2 – Part #1 – PvP

Some time ago I pre-purchased two games. The Secret World and Guild Wars 2. I played them both a little bit in beta weekends and from launch. However, only one has me firmly in its clutches. Why? The Secret World … Continue reading

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Try not to waffle

I’m going to try and take something Tobold said recently to heart and treat this blog more like a diary of my gaming thoughts, rather than trying to write glowing reviews and pages of useful information. So here goes. The … Continue reading

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Back to WoW

So it turns out SW:TOR didn’t hold my interest for long. The general blogosphere seems to agree that it is a good single player story wrapped up in a medicore MMO, and I can’t argue with that. It does do … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago…

In a galaxy far, far away. Yes, I have succumbed to the dark side. And the light side in fact. I have been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. Is it WoW with lightsabers? Yes. Is it just WoW with … Continue reading

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State of the WoW

I think I’ve found the flaw in Gevlon‘s recent arguments about hard working and time in MMOs (WoW specifically). The flaw stems from the underlying assumption that all the players are equally capable. That the difference in achievement is simply … Continue reading

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Call to Arms

Some time ago when I first started this post I was going to rant about the ratio of tanks needed between the levelling game and the raiding game (notably 25s). Or how tanking is more difficult than healing or dps. … Continue reading

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Rift

So I gave Rift a try recently. Mostly due to being under the weather and finding myself with some spare time on my hands. I doubt I have much more to add that bigger and better bloggers than myself haven’t … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop the Pop

Following the recent patch and buff to PW:S I switched my offspec back to Disco from Holy. And then promptly logged off. However, last night I got pulled in to BoT as a healer so I got to try it … Continue reading

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