My gaming news, including Skyrim SE, LOTRO, VR, The Division, & more

Since my hiatus from Destiny has allowed me to play other games, I’ve played lots of them. Since I’ve had all these (mostly) good experiences, I thought I should write it down.

I’ve spent most of my play time in LOTRO, which I mostly stopped playing when Destiny came out two years ago. I still . . . → Read More: My gaming news, including Skyrim SE, LOTRO, VR, The Division, & more

Done with Destiny, Back to LOTRO and STO

Between griefers and trouble finishing a Heroic Strike while wearing a Speaker mask, I’m just done with the frustration of Destiny and the Festival of the Lost. I’m tired of doing pointless quests for a random chance at crap. So I’m taking a vacation from Destiny (in fact, I nearly deleted it out of frustration, . . . → Read More: Done with Destiny, Back to LOTRO and STO

Still gaming, just not writing enough

I’ve been too silent on here for too long. I’ve been playing lots of games, but I haven’t been writing my impressions of them, and oh boy do I have impressions to share. So I’ll try to write more frequently about some of the games I mention here.

I’ve finally broken Destiny’s hold on me, . . . → Read More: Still gaming, just not writing enough

A couple of relaxing evenings playing Destiny

After last week’s rush to experience all the new things in Destiny’s second DLC expansion, I’ve been taking it easy this week, which means I’m more relaxed and less stressed while playing.

For the last two nights, I’ve been playing with a friend from LOTRO (and her husband one of the evenings). We’ve just been . . . → Read More: A couple of relaxing evenings playing Destiny

Fretting about what games to play!

I have an odd problem, though probably not so unusual these days when people have Steam libraries that number in the hundreds of games as well as consoles full of PS+ and Games with Gold “freebies”: I can’t find a game that I want to play.

I’m still playing Destiny more than is healthy, and . . . → Read More: Fretting about what games to play!

Finally arrived at Dol Amroth in LOTRO

After a bit of questing in West Gondor, my Lore Master finally made it to the city of Dol Amroth in LOTRO. The city looks great with tremendous detailing on the stonework and the doors. Swans and statues of swans are present everywhere. The city has a number of districts, and you are given a . . . → Read More: Finally arrived at Dol Amroth in LOTRO

Getting into LOTRO again

I’ve been trying to break my Destiny addition, or at least tone it down to just a habit, so I can play other games. I bought Gat out of Hell (along with Saints Row IV) for PS4 and have played that a bit. I have many other games that need playing, too, but the pull . . . → Read More: Getting into LOTRO again

We are not the chosen one! Why I like the narrative of #LOTRO and #STO

Ars Technica has a very interesting commentary on The Elder Scrolls Online, an upcoming MMO set in the Elder Scrolls universe, like Oblivion and Skyrim. One of the points I found most interesting was that the game uses the old “you are the chosen one” story line, which is a little odd, given that there . . . → Read More: We are not the chosen one! Why I like the narrative of #LOTRO and #STO

A few thoughts on #LOTRO’s potentially boring year

There have been lots of recent posts and tweets predicting doom and gloom for Lord of the Rings Online. I sure hope they’re wrong, but I do wonder if this year won’t be quite a rough patch for the game.

When Turbine announced no new major content this year, people assumed the demise of the . . . → Read More: A few thoughts on #LOTRO’s potentially boring year

Gaming at 4K update: Star Trek Online Still On Top

Since I got my 4K TV/monitor, I’ve been experimenting with games that can run at 4K resolution (3840×2160@30 Hz in my case). As I noted in my last post, Star Trek Online works very well at 4K. I’ve continued to play STO at 4K and couldn’t be more impressed. It looks good at that resolution . . . → Read More: Gaming at 4K update: Star Trek Online Still On Top