Black Legion Pays Us a Visit
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 October 2014, 1:00 pm
I managed to sit down at the computer last night just in time to have a Jabber alert pop up calling for a fleet.  Black Legion was in our new Deklein staging system at YA0-XJ.  I guess those change of address cards worked. The alert said that more than 100 ships were in YA0 looking […]


Black Legion Pays Us a Visit
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 October 2014, 1:00 pm
I managed to sit down at the computer last night just in time to have a Jabber alert pop up calling for a fleet.  Black Legion was in our new Deklein staging system at YA0-XJ.  I guess those change of address cards worked. The alert said that more than 100 ships were in YA0 looking […]


Rome – A River Runs Through It
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 October 2014, 2:00 pm
My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night. But ah my foes, and oh my friends – it gives a lovely light Norman, from A River Runs Through It Not that either the book or the film have any relationship to our attempts to play Total War: Rome II, I just […]


The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Super Caps…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 October 2014, 6:00 pm
We expect the impact of these changes to be emergent, and as a consequence are unpredictable and will take a while to develop on TQ [Tranquility, the EVE Online live server]. This plays into our longer-term plans… CCP Greyscale, Long-Distance Travel Changes Inbound Oh, we’ve spent a lazy summer, with no major sovereignty war to […]


Nether Ray Mounts Obtained
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 October 2014, 1:00 pm
I think I started working on Burning Crusade factions at some point after we had mostly wrapped up Wrath of the Lich King but before I had beaten the Argent Tournament to death.  It was a transitional age, where achievements were still somewhat new, mounts no longer took up bag slots, and collecting one of […]


September in Review
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 September 2014, 3:00 pm
The Site What to complain about this month?  Yes, with the coming of a new game, the spam turns to follow.  And so there was an outbreak of ArcheAge spam caught in the filter this month. But there is a host of spam caught in the filter every month.  Sometimes SynCaine is caught in there […]


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 […]


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