You Get to Decorate the House You Have, Not the House You Might Want
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 July 2014, 12:00 pm
Housing is one of the great line-item features that a lot of people think every MMO should have.  There is a strong desire to have a place to call your own in what tends to be an unchanging and unalterable virtual world.  There is some need within us to leave our mark somewhere in the […]


Shoes for Industry – Crius Deployed to New Eden
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2014, 12:00 pm
The first of CCP’s smaller, more frequent expansions went live today in EVE Online.  They call it Crius, which I keep wanting to type as Cirrus. The Kronos expansion went live back at the beginning of June, the last of the expansions with a six month run-up to launch.  It was big and had bits […]


Quote of the Day – What Baltec Fleet Really Does
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 July 2014, 6:00 pm
Dreadnoughts were literally a punchline of nullsec jokes until the five-minute siege timer, and now unless in blap mode they scuttle for cover like oversized space-cockroaches​, cap boosters firing wildly, when confronted with bright lights​. -The Mittani, Traffic Control: Apex Force The Mittani is continuing his pot stirring over at TMC with his Traffic Control series […]


Progression, Nostalgia, and Special Servers
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 July 2014, 1:00 pm
One of the questions that comes up all the time in the EverQuest forums is when will SOE launch the next progression server?  It may be the most popular question on the Progression Server sub-forum. Second place goes to people asking for a Classic server, though those questions are somewhat undermined by both the fact […]


Fresh Out of Ruptures
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 8:00 pm
Bombs and smart bombs are becoming a theme for me in Delve. The other day our Harpy fleet got caught on a jump bridge, bubbled, and smart bombed into pieces.  That is apparently a known Pasta tactic.  The warp disruption bubble disables the jump bridge so the fleet landing on it is stuck there as […]


Fippy Darkpaw – Underfoot Unlock Vote Fails
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 1:00 pm
Another update in my sporadic attempts to cover and track the Fippy Darkpaw time locked progression server timeline while neither playing on the server nor actually paying all that much attention to EverQuest in general. The rumor which I mentioned yesterday appeared to be true.  Last night my computer was finally able to find its […]


Winterspring, Swamp of Sorrows, and The Blasted Lands
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 July 2014, 1:00 pm
My summer Loremaster project moved its first character out of vanilla WoW… well, post-Cataclysm vanilla WoW… or whatever we want to call the 1-60 part of the game these days… and into The Burning Crusade content.  Trianis, my night elf rogue, started off on these three zones at level 53, but by the time he […]


Send More Ruptures!
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 July 2014, 11:00 am
I’d just like to congratulate the entire CFC on losing over 627 ruptures in the last five days. Good work, all. Keep it up. ### Original broadcast from blawrf_mctaggart at 2014-07-17 01:28:10.494439 ### It looks like my experience so far with Gamma Fleet Ruptures is not unique. Gamma Fleet is a low cost doctrine that […]


What Does It Mean to be a “Subscription MMO?”
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 July 2014, 3:00 pm
I am on the press release list along with a lot of real media outlets, so my inbox is often stuffed with the raw material that is barely recycled for content a lot of places around the web. I skim through them every day, but don’t bother to mention 99% of them as they tend […]


What Does It Mean to be a “Subscription MMO?”
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 July 2014, 3:00 pm
I am on the press release list along with a lot of real media outlets, so my inbox is often stuffed with the raw material that is barely recycled for content a lot of places around the web. I skim through them every day, but don’t bother to mention 99% of them as they tend […]


Send More Ruptures!
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 July 2014, 11:00 am
I’d just like to congratulate the entire CFC on losing over 627 ruptures in the last five days. Good work, all. Keep it up. ### Original broadcast from blawrf_mctaggart at 2014-07-17 01:28:10.494439 ### It looks like my experience so far with Gamma Fleet Ruptures is not unique. Gamma Fleet is a low cost doctrine that […]


Winterspring, Swamp of Sorrows, and The Blasted Lands
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 July 2014, 1:00 pm
My summer Loremaster project moved its first character out of vanilla WoW… well, post-Cataclysm vanilla WoW… or whatever we want to call the 1-60 part of the game these days… and into The Burning Crusade content.  Trianis, my night elf rogue, started off on these three zones at level 53, but by the time he […]


Fippy Darkpaw – Underfoot Unlock Vote Fails
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 1:00 pm
Another update in my sporadic attempts to cover and track the Fippy Darkpaw time locked progression server timeline while neither playing on the server nor actually paying all that much attention to EverQuest in general. The rumor which I mentioned yesterday appeared to be true.  Last night my computer was finally able to find its […]


Fresh Out of Ruptures
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 8:00 pm
Bombs and smart bombs are becoming a theme for me in Delve. The other day our Harpy fleet got caught on a jump bridge, bubbled, and smart bombed into pieces.  That is apparently a known Pasta tactic.  The warp disruption bubble disables the jump bridge so the fleet landing on it is stuck there as […]


Brave Newbies Leave the Key to the Station Under the Mat
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 July 2014, 9:00 pm
So when our FC had us all enter a starbase password and then warped us into the Brave Newbies‘ POS in V-3YG7, I was pretty sure that this was a product of our superior intelligence network.  Then, as we hung out in there, I zoomed the camera out to get a screen shot of us […]


A Weekend in Delve and Other Bits
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 July 2014, 1:00 pm
I was somewhat otherwise occupied this past weekend, and so did not get many chances to partake in the Thunderdome that is currently Delve.  Things were clearly going on, Jabber was lit up quite frequently with fleet requests, enough so that even on my limited time budget I found a couple of opportunities. Shipping Shipping […]


If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong… At SOE
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 10:00 am
I was actually trying to get to the EverQuest forums this morning.  There was a rumor going around about the Fippy Darkpaw Progression Server.  It was possible that one of the raiding guilds was going to down-vote the unlock of the next expansion, Underfoot, because they wanted a couple more weeks to farm gear from […]


If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong… At SOE
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 10:00 am
I was actually trying to get to the EverQuest forums this morning.  There was a rumor going around about the Fippy Darkpaw Progression Server.  It was possible that one of the raiding guilds was going to down-vote the unlock of the next expansion, Underfoot, because they wanted a couple more weeks to farm gear from […]


A Weekend in Delve and Other Bits
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 July 2014, 1:00 pm
I was somewhat otherwise occupied this past weekend, and so did not get many chances to partake in the Thunderdome that is currently Delve.  Things were clearly going on, Jabber was lit up quite frequently with fleet requests, enough so that even on my limited time budget I found a couple of opportunities. Shipping Shipping […]


Brave Newbies Leave the Key to the Station Under the Mat
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 July 2014, 9:00 pm
So when our FC had us all enter a starbase password and then warped us into the Brave Newbies‘ POS in V-3YG7, I was pretty sure that this was a product of our superior intelligence network.  Then, as we hung out in there, I zoomed the camera out to get a screen shot of us […]


Desolace, Feralas, and Thousand Needles
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 1:00 pm
The Loremaster summer project continues.  I think I have been able to carry on with it as I have in part because of the nature of a quest driven goal.  It is very easy to log on, advance through some quests, then go away, only to pick things up again later.  And then there is […]


In Which We Feel Smug Relative to Raiders for Just a Moment…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2014, 1:00 pm
“…matchmaking systems never work…” “…players never believe they work.” “Nevertheless everybody believes…” -Tobold, in comments on his own blog There is a natural tendency in human beings to project their view of the world on others.  I had a professor back in college who called it the “like me” phenomena, the belief that we’re normal […]


The Deklein to Delve Tower Bash Commute
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2014, 1:00 pm
There has not been a lot going on when it comes to the strat op front in EVE.  There is no summer war.  The groups in the nearby NPC space have stopped coming out in force, apparently feeling content to gank ratters they can catch.  And, I have to admit, as amusing as a Baby […]


Felwood and Un’goro Crater
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2014, 1:00 pm
I like having a goal, but I don’t want a friggin’ mortgage! -Piacenza, on hearing about my Loremaster aspirations The run for the loremaster achievement continues, though I am starting to feel a bit of the weight behind the task at this point.  I keep thinking “I am almost done with Kalimdor!” forgetting how much […]


A New Player in Azeroth!
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2014, 2:00 pm
When it comes to World of Warcraft, I can divide my friends and acquaintances into two groups: Those interested in playing WoW Those not interested in playing WoW The former group is mostly made up of those who currently play the game, those on a break but who know they will come back for the […]


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