Another week has zoomed past and it’s time to reflect on all of those great MMORPG (and occasional other geek related) articles from across the web and blogosphere. In more personal news though, I had the pleasure of seeing Iron Man 2 this weekend. Jolly good film and great fun even if I think I prefer the first one over it (I’d give the original an A grade and the sequel a solid B+). Although not perfect or as staggeringly awesome as I had hoped for, I’d still highly recommend Iron Man 2 when it’s finally released in the US (heh, sorry, couldn’t resist) if, for nothing else, just to see Samuel L. Jackson portray Nick Fury and set up the Avengers film. Oh and here’s a helpful hint: sit through the credits, there’s another scene at the end of them.
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As part of my guest post inspiration quest, Adam from the Noisy Rogue asked me for my take on how damage meters are used to evaluate DPS classes in WoW. As it was a topic I’d actually had some experience with personally not so long ago, I was pretty thrilled to get the chance to write something up for him.
I can’t believe how quicky the last week has passed. Is it just me or are the days flying by faster than ever? I didn’t manage to accomplish much apart from develop a rather slightly scary obsession with a British rapper called Mr B. Don’t worry, I haven’t started stalking him. Yet.
Y’know what I really love about blogging and in particular the MMORPG blogosphere? Just when you think the week is turning out pretty dull and there isn’t going to be any exciting news, some company goes and adds a new product to their virtual store and unleashes a subsequent barrage of ultimate nerdrage and debate in the process. Like a flower starting to blossom for the first time, it’s a beautiful thing to behold.
I learnt a valuable lesson last night. It came to me when I was staring down the toilet bowl at 4am in the morning, the regurgitated taste of vodka tickling the back of my throat. Never, ever go on a drinking binge on an empty stomach, folks. The result has been a gut feeling like a toxic dump and a head feeling like a tribal African musician is playing the bongo drums inside my brains.
Ah, Easter Sunday, the perfect excuse for lazing around with la familia and stuffing yourself silly with chocolate eggs. Or, if you’re me, trying to explain the connection between giant bunnies and Jesus Christ to my Buddhist wife.
This week also saw April Fools’ Day rear its Pinocchio’s nosed head. It’s a great day and a lot of fun so long as you don’t want to trust anything you read on the Internet. I, for one, just assumed everything within that 24 hour period was untrue as every blogger, including myself, took it upon themselves to lie their arses off. Jolly good fun, in my opinion.
- Andrew, previously know for this excellent World of Warcraft blog Of Teeth and Claws, has moved shop and set up a new blog called Systemic Babble which looks at everything from his personal topics to society and politics and video games. Well worth checking out.
- The Nomadic Gamer looks at goals in EVE Online, a subject close to my heart as I had a lot of trouble figuring out what I wanted to achieve when I first started playing it.
- Werit casts an eye over the careers of WAR. MMORPGs, of course, not real armed forces careers.
- Ever wondered about the logistics of raiding on religious holidays? Rhii asks the practical questions.
- The World’s Strongest Librarian and personal hero of mine, Josh Hanagarne, releases his first novel, The Knot! I’ve already ordered a copy.
- Joshua says no to Ubisoft’s DRM. Go for the hilarious image, stay for the article.
- Need advice starting up an EVE Online blog? CrazyKinux has all of the answers.
- The Ancient Gaming Noob announces the winners of his April Fools contest.
- Chris from Game by Night has a look at gold farming.
- And finally Kirai looks at a Japanese April Fools of women vending machines. Excellent satire of Otaku chauvinism and Japan’s obsession with vending machines. Be warned: contains mild nudity.
So many excellent articles this week to pick from I feel like I’m barely doing the MMO blogosphere justice with this small list. Have I missed something? Why not let me know.
Happy Easter all!
It’s been a rather quiet week in the blogosphere with little or no dramas or craziness (at least that I’m aware of). Controversy can be fun but right now, like a parent who’s just slipped some Ambien into their kids cereal, I’m enjoying the peace and quiet. Here’s a rundown of my pick of the web from the last seven days.
- Kirai checks out the Terminator exhition in Tokyo. Photos included but be warned, the uncanny valley awaits.
- Linedan from Achtung Panzercow has the low down on the change to the WoW Warrior Revenge ability that came with the last patch. Spinks ponders how it fits in with the future of tanking.
- Pete from Dragonchasers feels the pain as he loses his first ship in EVE Online.
- MMOCrunch discusses MMORPGs and relationships.
- The most dangerous drug known to man is this weeks subject material for the God-That-Walks-Amongst-Us, Charlie Brooker.
- Andrew from Of Teeth and Claws asks whether a college class can be a game.
- Sick of blog trolls? Robb Sutton, ramped up problogger, details the best way of dealing with them.
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun has some details about the MMO that’s got everyone excited, The Secret World. Don’t fret, the article comes with a nice sneak-peak video too to get us drooling.
- And finally the Psychochild dumps his beautiful brain thoughts over the topic of social gaming in another excellent article. Marry me, Brian.