A new hero rises from the ashes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 May 2019, 8:46 am
If you are a City of Heroes/Villains fan you are most likely aware of the goings on of the Server code that has been released and the fact a number of “Rogue” Servers have sprung up (MassivelyOP have decent coverage), I’ve held off joining in on the fun while the landscape stabilised and I also […]

Two months in and the pace is …
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 February 2019, 4:55 pm
Crazy! 2019 has been crazy year so far, I have a huge project on at work that is using up so much extra time and headspace, combine that with some last minute training, charity events, and a head-cold, I think I’ve just about hung in there but my time has been limited. 28th Jan I […]

2018 Retrospective
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 January 2019, 6:16 pm
So this started out as a short list and kind of bloomed into quite a weighty post, so I’m sorry if it’s a pain to read. I wanted to list some of the stuff that I had achieved and things that made me happy in 2018, I also wanted to broadly cover personal goals I […]

A familiar stranglehold
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2018, 8:10 pm
Yesterday over at The Ancient Gaming Noob, Wilhelm posted a great blog entry about platforms challenging Steam, I really encourage you to go and give it a read as my post bounces off alot of the same themes and topics. https://tagn.wordpress.com/2018/12/06/challenging-steam/. I did starting writing a comment on that post but found that I was rambling […]

Getting back up to speed
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 November 2018, 7:04 pm
Hi, You maybe wondering what happened to my Blaugust efforts which I kind of kicked off but then I vanished part way through. Well I kind of need to jump back to earlier in the year to explain, I had been becoming more and more stressed at various things, some of it comes from my […]

Dusting off my blog
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 August 2018, 2:05 pm
Returning to blogging could have been as straightforward as hitting the publish button. However in the 6 months since I last posted and even longer since I had done any maintenance, there was housekeeping that urgently needed doing. Social It dawned on me that I had not reviewed the social links in sometime, thankful it […]

7 out of 10 OS’s
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 August 2018, 12:20 pm
I have been recently pondering when I rebuild my gaming PC if I should go for Windows 10, I have been happy with Windows 7 and so far haven’t really had a strong enough reason to switch. Pros DX12 support Fast boot Smaller OS footprint Cons My experience of Windows 10 is that I have […]

Backlog trimming
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2018, 5:42 pm
So I continue with my adventure into my Steam backlog, I had chance today to play three games that I haven’t touched before and I quite enjoyed scanning through titles I remember wishlisting a buying during sales. So I played some games that were all a little different. Unstoppable Gorg is a 2012 Tower Defense […]

Still Alive
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 February 2018, 6:20 pm
Hi folks I’m still here, I just renewed my hosting plan so I’d best get some value out of it by blogging. I stupidly failed to remember that we had visitors coming last weekend, so I kind of just failed to do any blogging or plan any posts in advanced. I know that I didn’t […]

Somewhere : the child of CYOA & ARG
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 January 2018, 6:45 pm
I enjoy narrative stories, stories that make you think, that make you doubt your choices, that make you concerned and worried that you may have made the wrong decision. This enjoyment of course originates with the countless Choose your own Adventure books that I enjoyed growing up, I would often spend evenings being a spy, or a […]

A New Challenger Appears
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 January 2018, 12:46 pm
I have decided that in 2018 I would like to try and play some of those games sitting on my virtual Steam shelf that have been gathering virtual dust. I am a Humble Bundle junkie, yes it’s for a good cause as I’m supporting charities, but my Steam Library is now bloated to a massive […]

Memorable gaming moments Part 3
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2018, 3:36 pm
Welcome to part three of the Memorable gaming moments, we are now fully immersed in PC gaming. 7 ) We are kicking off todays trip down memory lane with the single player space simulator Tachyon : The Fringe, there were many space sim games over the years but for me this was the one that […]

Happy 5th Birthday ETS2
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 January 2018, 3:10 pm
Almost a year ago I was blogging about SCS Software’s Euro Truck Simulator 2 and it’s French expansion, well it will come as little surprise to anyone that a year later and as the game reaches it’s 5th birthday, I’m still raving about the game. Ever had a single player game that you willed the […]

Jumping Ship
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 January 2018, 6:50 pm
Since NCSoft closed the City of franchise, a number of projects have risen from the ashes with the hope to allow those ex-players to find a new home These are the projects that are in flight that are considered spiritual successors to City of HeroesVillains: City of Titans Valiance Online Heroes and Villains Ship of […]

The language of games
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 January 2018, 6:50 pm
Not long after getting into tabletop gaming properly we were visiting a Local gaming cafe/event, when one of the organisers explained to us that many games are designed to be language agnostic and in many cases the instructions are published online in a variety of languages. The big reason for wanting to do this is […]

Monster of the Week
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 January 2018, 7:48 am
After a riot of a evening on-call Friday night/Saturday morning, I decided that I would skip my blog post yesterday, In all honesty I couldn’t focus long enough to write anything down. So only 5 post this week, we’ll have to see how next week pans out. Always on the lookout for another Role Playing […]

GameBlast 18
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2018, 4:38 pm
So February is fast approaching and that means that it will soon time for GameBlast, the gaming marathon event in support of the charity Special Effect. I support a number of different and awesome charities covering a wide range of different missions, some local, some national and some international. But as a gamer Special Effect is […]

Tanking again
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 January 2018, 6:28 pm
In November I patched up the World of Tanks client as a was looking for a evening drop-in game, plus something that I could team up with some clan mates when needed. I started playing World of Tanks not long after launch in 2011, I tend to return and pick the game up once a […]

To simulate a cultist
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 January 2018, 6:54 pm
I like many have been on the KickStarter bandwagon since the dizzying days of 2011, in years passed there has been a random parcel has been delivered each month and I’ve not had the foggiest what was inside until opening, kinda like having 12 birthdays. Over the years I have mostly backed board games, but […]

Memorable gaming moments Part 2
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 January 2018, 4:24 pm
So my plan to blog each day in January may have been a little ambitious, given that this Month is one of the busiest in the industry in which I work. I had started typing up a post when the Out of Hours phone goes off an my time is sucked up with looking at […]

Mind the gap!
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 January 2018, 6:05 pm
I have asking my Role Playing clan mates what would be the one Role Playing setting they would love to try out, maybe from TV,Film or Book, and yes i’m digging around for ideas on a home brewed FATE game. Some enjoy the fantasy world and are happy for another in a similar area, others […]

Hotdesk Solution
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 January 2018, 10:58 am
A bit of background to start with, Munki and I had set up accounts on our own PC’s for when Little Troll (LT) started using the PC for Netflix, CBBC iPlayer & playing games, so we are accustomed to locked down browser accounts with white-listed websites and where possible games weren’t linked to an socially […]

Screenshot Showcase
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 January 2018, 6:59 pm
I enjoy taking screenshots in games normally you have to tweak setting in order to get rid of the GUI, amend the configuration file or use some third party software. So when a game like Euro Truck Sim 2 has a build in camera mode, it makes me very happy as it allows you to […]

Screenshot Showcase
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 January 2018, 7:00 pm
I enjoy taking screenshots in games normally you have to tweak setting in order to get rid of the GUI, amend the configuration file or use some third party software. So when a game like Euro Truck Sim 2 has a build in camera mode, it makes me very happy as it allows you to […]

Clan RPG
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 January 2017, 2:00 pm
In one of my last posts in 2016 I mentioned that I was enjoying playing Dungeons and Dragons and that I was possibly looking into running a game for some of my clan members. Well that is now fully underway with a pre generated campaign to kick things off, this was to allow everyone to […]

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