Riding the Waves with Oceanus
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 September 2014, 5:00 pm
The next small EVE Online expansion, Oceanus, is set to deploy today/tonight/tomorrow, depending on your time zone.  With one server, it is always happening during somebody’s prime play time, that is for sure.  Named for yet another titan (straight from Uranus, if you want to go for the puerile joke, and I know I do), […]


End of the Month Op Success in Low Sec
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 September 2014, 12:00 pm
The back half of September has been somewhat quiet in space.  At least for me.  There is always something going on somewhere, but since the move back to Deklein and Freedom Squad hell camping Mordus Angels back into their station and taking all their towers earlier in the month, there has not been a regular […]


Null Sec Lords Come Together for “The Null Deal”
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 September 2014, 7:00 pm
Fixing null sec has been a discussi0n point for a few months now.  All sorts of pet philosophies have been floated about power projection, apex forces, travel, fleet sizes, the effectiveness of logistics, how easy or difficult it ought to be to take a system away from another null sec entity, what actions/efforts should be […]


EverQuest II Lore in a Minute
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 September 2014, 12:00 pm
Because… I actually knew all of this at one point.  And then there were expansions and flying carpets and such. (Direct Link)


Project Gorgon – Not Dead Yet
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 September 2014, 1:00 pm
Barring some sort of miracle, this Kickstarter attempt isn’t going to succeed. But that’s been pretty obvious for a while! The more important thing, to the team here, is that people are getting a lot more excited than they’ve ever been. We’re seeing close to a hundred people online, which is still tiny, but for […]


Rome – Improved Battlefield Lighting Ambiance
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 September 2014, 1:00 pm
We skipped a couple of Friday nights, as people were off doing this and that as summer came to a close, before returning to Total War: Rome II. Our first run a couple weeks back at the multiplayer was summed up by the computer adviser declaring that it was a shameful display. The only plan […]


The Power of Being Able to Say No
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 September 2014, 11:00 am
The big news in the cycle yesterday was Blizzard canceling the Titan project, their work-in-progress next generation MMO.  We don’t know what it was, only that it was delayed at one point and now it has been cancelled. (Picture from the iOS game Giant Realms and the breeding guide site) This has led to any […]


ArcheAge Went Live and Everybody Went Crazy or Something
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2014, 4:00 pm
Normally I note when MMOs that are popular in our little corner of the web go live, if for no other reason than to track dates and such.  Somehow I missed my cue when ArcheAge went live… um… the other day?  Last week?  There was some sort of head start and such.  I sort of […]


Defense Grid 2 Coming Online
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2014, 11:00 am
A little over two years back the team at Hidden Path Entertainment, the creators of Defense Grid: The Awakening, ran a Kickstarter campaign with a slate of goals. The baseline goal was to raid $250K to create a new set of levels for Defense Grid: The Awakening.  Being one of my favorites in the tower […]


When Does an MMO Become a Foreign Country?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2014, 1:00 pm
One of the tenants of the MMORPG industry these days is that players will come and go.  After a certain point in the life cycle of an MMO the installed base, those who have played the game at one time but who are not currently playing, is the most fertile ground for marketing.  Somebody who […]


EverQuest Lore in a Minute
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 September 2014, 4:00 pm
Because… EverQuest! (Direct Link)  


The Great Brewfest Kodo Arrives
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 September 2014, 12:00 pm
Brewfest rolled around again in World of Warcraft, which generated a moment of excitement until I remembered that I had already done all the achievements and events in past years. I sagged a little at that.  As with last year, I felt my momentary enthusiasm gutted by the reality of nothing changing in the world. […]


MMO Blogesphere Feed – Version 3
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2014, 1:00 pm
This was going to be something for the top section of the month in review, but it ended up being a bit longer than I would like, so I’ll just complain about WordPress.com or something on the 30th. So over there in the side bar on the right hand side of the blog, there is […]


And Sometimes We are the Ones Outnumbered…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2014, 1:00 pm
GUARENTEED FIGHT IN FOUNTAIN TONIGHT -Blawrf McTaggart, the broadcast some claim jinxed the whole thing Black Legion still has a tower set up in Fountain.  We had put it into reinforce and the timer was set to come up last night.  We were going to go and try to finish it off. Reagalan put up […]


Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 September 2014, 1:00 pm
All men dream: but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. -T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of […]


Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 September 2014, 1:00 pm
All men dream: but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. -T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of […]


And Sometimes We are the Ones Outnumbered…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2014, 1:00 pm
GUARENTEED FIGHT IN FOUNTAIN TONIGHT -Blawrf McTaggart, the broadcast some claim jinxed the whole thing Black Legion still has a tower set up in Fountain.  We had put it into reinforce and the timer was set to come up last night.  We were going to go and try to finish it off. Reagalan put up […]


Extra Credits – Free to Play Is Currently Broken
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2014, 5:00 pm
Not really about MMOs, but certainly could be applicable in some cases, as it takes on the whole “whales” concept in free to play. (Direct Link) This goes well with their episode Doing Free to Play Wrong.


Wrapping Up and Summing Up Pokemon White Version 2
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2014, 1:00 pm
I made it to through the final four and defeated Iris, the Unova champion, the evening after my last Pokemon post. It was pretty much inevitable that I would win sooner rather than.  I had already made it through the final four to Iris on my second attempt.  It was just a matter of tuning […]


Nostalgia, Name Wipes, and the Next Expansion in Azeroth
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 1:00 pm
Various World of Warcraft topics combined into a single post. Timeline to Draenor We are getting there.  There is now less than two months to go until until November 13, when Warlords of Draenor launches. (I’m still wondering if this was all foretold in the hint we got back in January)  And the reality of […]


Nostalgia, Name Wipes, and the Next Expansion in Azeroth
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 1:00 pm
Various World of Warcraft topics combined into a single post. Timeline to Draenor We are getting there.  There is now less than two months to go until until November 13, when Warlords of Draenor launches. (I’m still wondering if this was all foretold in the hint we got back in January)  And the reality of […]


Wrapping Up and Summing Up Pokemon White Version 2
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2014, 1:00 pm
I made it to through the final four and defeated Iris, the Unova champion, the evening after my last Pokemon post. It was pretty much inevitable that I would win sooner rather than.  I had already made it through the final four to Iris on my second attempt.  It was just a matter of tuning […]


Extra Credits – Free to Play Is Currently Broken
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2014, 5:00 pm
Not really about MMOs, but certainly could be applicable in some cases, as it takes on the whole “whales” concept in free to play. (Direct Link) This goes well with their episode Doing Free to Play Wrong.


Sliding Down the Blade’s Edge
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2014, 1:00 pm
Last time around I found my progress towards the Loremaster achievement in World of Warcraft… well… if not thwarted, at least delayed.  While I did a lot of quests in Nagrand, I found myself 12 quests shy of the achievement, and for 11 of those 12 quests I need a group or to be level […]


Rift Joins the Insta-Level Club with Nighmare Tide Expansion
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 September 2014, 11:00 am
While I haven’t been in Rift for ages, that doesn’t mean Trion Worlds isn’t still out there plugging away.  During that very busy stretch in August… I though people went on vacation in August… they announced a new expansion, the Nightmare Tide. This will bring the level cap up to 65, adds new content in […]


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