Being all socially enabled
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 April 2014, 8:21 pm
I’ve set up a Facebook Page and a Google+ plus for my site, rather that having additional accounts to maintain they have been set-up as fan pages, but I’ve been trailing push my blog posts updates out to those platforms, which isn’t too bad. You can reach the Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/welshtroll.co.uk And the Google Plus […]


Transistor is nearly here
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 April 2014, 6:32 pm
The follow up game to Supergiant’s game Bastion is due out next month and I’m very excited. The game is another RPG but with a Sci-Fi theme and the artwork has a very Art Deco feel to it, while still keeping the isometric view. The female protagonist called is a popular singer called Red who […]


There is nothing quite like
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 April 2014, 2:27 pm
Today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the City of Heroes game. Sadly the game The game is remembered by the fans, the community still talk about the game, memories of it and what the future holds on sites such as the Titan Network and Facebook groups, not forgetting the chatter over at Missing […]


Excuse the mess
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 April 2014, 10:45 pm
I have had to hack about with my Blog somewhat today, hopefully it shall be back to normal soon.


TESO : A visual tour
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 April 2014, 4:30 am
Since I have been away for a week and a little under the weather I haven’t got many posts typed up, so I thought I would share some Screenshots from The Elder Scrolls Online. There are many to occasions where you spot a great visual as your playing but as I tend to favour removing the […]


Why I support NBI 2014
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2014, 3:00 am
Every time I write NBI I get Nativity in Black suck in my head, stupid dyslexia. This is a post about the Newbie Blogger Initiative for 2014, many of the people that visit my blog are likely to be aware of this but it’s worth a quick post for anyone that isn’t. The NBI is […]


WBN 2014
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 April 2014, 7:17 pm
Yay World book night is almost here again. This is my 3rd year as a giver and the number of books to given out has shrunk to 18, which to be honest isn’t a bad thing as I’d had trouble giving away the last few of each box so hopefully this year I’ll run out […]


H1Z1
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 April 2014, 1:57 am
As SoE close the door on some of their titles such as Vanguard and Free Realms their efforts are being refocused on the newer MMO games on the horizon, one of which is H1Z1. I’m a little dissapointed that Free Realms is going, as Little Troll gets older I was hoping to introduce him to […]


When I hear a honk …
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2014, 2:03 pm
I’m suddenly thrown back into Left for Dead 2 at the Dark Carnival panicking that a clown is about to attack us


Exemplar Performance
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2014, 3:58 pm
It’s been 16 months since NCSoft pulled the plug on the first and IMO best SuperHero/Villain themed MMO, there is barely a week that passes without me hearing a small reference to that game in one shape or another. Admittedly it’s more often than not @FlyinPinkMunki or myself lamenting users on mumble about the fun […]


No substitute for a good skill system
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 April 2014, 12:39 pm
TESO has avoided the traditional/historical MMO pit of 30 powers on your character toolbars, leaving you bewildered if you have been away for more than 3 days. Infact much of the skill system centres around passive skills that are unlockable against armour, race, weapon or class. This allows you to gain bonus such as benefits […]


Ability void
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 April 2014, 6:52 pm
Secret World is a tough beast to wrestle, its open and welcoming skill system doesn’t hinder you or your progress when you start the game but as you progress the underlying system becomes apparent and your choices are almost funnelled towards a cookie cutter skills and builds. This is frustrating as the skill system is […]


A Week in meh
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 April 2014, 2:05 am
After my brief weekend adventures in TESO last weekend I was pretty much bedridden for the rest of last week with an infection. Thankfully my antibiotics kicked in quick enough for me to enjoy some of the World of Tanks 3rd Anniversary content. Aside from the 5 times XP for first victory, one of the […]


TESO:The new kid
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 April 2014, 1:55 am
The start of a new MMO is always an exciting time, from the moment that you jump into the character creator to handing in your first quest. The perfect scenario is often ruin by “launch day problems”, but in many cases the problem isn’t due to the launch at all, frequently it’s implementation of limiting […]


Raptr Rapture
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 April 2014, 9:37 am
Over the last few months I have found Raptr difficult to deal with, I haven’t been able to get Planetside 2 to work for months now, despite it not changing at all. I have tried all the usual trick and scans and manually selecting games, to no joy. Now that I’d playing Elder Scrolls Online […]


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An empty Battlefield
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 April 2014, 6:57 am
Despite the bug fixes that have been applied to Battlefield 4 the game still suffers a strange imbalance between the classes. Maps feels a little too big, the Time to Kill is quicker, the netcode looks to behave rather oddly at times with players making impossible shots, after playing 5 or so maps the game […]


And Hell followed with him
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 March 2014, 8:58 am
After the previous weeks enforced solo quest, our weeks activities in Secret World should have been light-hearted and easy going. Well until I had the bright idea of dragging the group to hell. The second dungeon in The Secret World, takes the format the group learnt in the Polaris Dungeon and turns it up a […]


Ongoing adventures in TSW
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 March 2014, 7:55 am
“Our rag-tag group has continued has continued helping the folk of Solomon Island in their time of crisis, we have proceeded to an area marked in the tourist guides as ‘Blue Mountain’. The area is less populated than the other areas of the New England coastline we have previously visited, excluding the Wabanaki tribe the […]


Steam Punk Music
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 February 2014, 2:53 am
I am rather excited about the Steam Music announcement. As with many gamers once the in-game soundtrack has lost it’s appeal you lower the music and fire up the media player. For me this strengthens the case for installing SteamOS as an entertainment centre, the more functionality that a Steam machine can provide the better. […]


Late
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 February 2014, 2:32 pm
I was under the weather last week so missed my planned post, I shall aim to catch up swiftly. In other news my work table top group has been delayed a week due to an expected Zumba class that is using the space we intended to use. Oh well.


Putting the S in team
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 January 2014, 7:54 am
As part of your modern day group/clan/outfit there is a need to have a central website to allow players to consume information but to also discuss it.There have been various combinations of blog/forum/cms/community software that could be employed to handle the task of managing a group of strangers and their gaming habits. Historically I used […]


Roll 2d10 and call me in the morning
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 January 2014, 3:03 pm
Busting the post Christmas blue with some help from strategically placed holidays on DokChaos’s part we cracked open some new board games that were gifts and some that we’ve not got around to playing yet. On the table were Last Night on Earth, Castle Panic! and Once upon a time. Last night on Earth We finally […]


Plays [2014 wk4]
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 January 2014, 8:04 am
The Secret World Funcom’s modern day MMO remains high in my playlist, not that I’m putting in a massive number of hours but my weekly play sessions are enjoyable and a good laugh. This week we ran Polaris, but with many of the group still finding their feet with builds, weapons and talismans we didn’t […]


It’s a mystery
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 January 2014, 2:03 am
Playing The Secret World with a static group is a far better experience to delivery measured chunks of content to players. Well better than playing solo, and that isn’t to say you can’t solo it, just that the hive mind is often better at solutionizing and less likely to resort to searching Google for answers. Don’t […]


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