Wednesday, 29 September 2010


~ can't touch this ~

~ epic raid boss: hobbit warden ~

~ got my wings, now I can die happy ~~

Sunday, 26 September 2010


One member in our Dungeons&Dragons party had* an elven sorceress best described as "something from a Korean mmo".

* said character died right at the beginning of a boss battle; got burnt by a well-placed fireball and subsequently smashed by a big bad orc

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


The irony.

Also, at this point, anyone NOT wishing to hear about my misadventures in FFXIV should turn their links to or whichever label they like to read about the most.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Useful mods: Songbook

While some still like to claim that LUA addons are unnecessary and will be the death of LotRO, mods such as the Songbook should prove them wrong. It's a really nifty tool that lists all your ABC music, including subdirectories, and helps synchronising songs with members of your fellowship. It's a boon compared to alt-tabbing and manually copying song names from a folder with close to 1000 files.

I can't wait to get the update live here in Euroland as well, since the Songbook and Lotropad really are addons that would enhance my personal gaming experience. Big cheers to Chiran for making these!

Monday, 13 September 2010

FFXIV: Plans for the future

I managed to get into the Open Beta of Final Fantasy XIV, and I also succeeded in getting the client to work after a long struggle. I was feeling a bit worried at first, since the game was far from stable on my system and the controls felt really awkward, but after a while I found a good settings combo and got a hexbox controller working and so the game experience changed completely. All in all it doesn't seem like a bad game, just very very different from the current generation of PC MMOs (and XIV isn't really a PC game at all).

The head start should start next week, on 22nd of September. I've decided to roll on the Besaid server, which was named the unofficial RP server by the FFXIV Role-Play Coalition. If anyone else is joining at launch drop me a line and join me on Besaid!

Robe of Gender Bending

Meet lady Spaixwen :D!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

LotRO Store shopping list!

With just a few days left before the big launch of Lord of the Rings Online going "free-to-play" it's time to prepare ourselves again for new features! And in my case that obviously means clearing my bags, sorting my vaults, crafting a truckload of dyes and counting my reputation points in anticipation of the big day when the LotRO store opens. Who cares about pots and stat tomes and whatnot when there's a ton of new cosmetic items to be had?!

The lawgiver's robe, raven cloak and raven mask will definitely become "the new black" (or rather "the new ranger mask"). Not that I'd mind, this time, since they do look pretty cool, unlike the ranger mask :D.

I'm fairly certain the elf-queen's dress and swan-cloak will become the new fad in the elven rp circles. I think I'll roll a dwarf and dress him/her/it up in these.

I hope you don't mind the ugly background colour, I couldn't be bothered to run yet another beta toon through the starter instance so I just took the screenies there. Anyway, here's the rest of the new store-only cosmetic items:

Innkeeper's Dress, Elf-queen's Dress and Elegant Formal Dress

Hauberk of the Eagle's Crest, Greenwood, Mirrormere and Sellsword's Hauberk.

Rugged Adventurer's Robe, Lawgiver's Robe, Hauberk of Rhun and Cloak of the Sunset Wood

Cloaks of the Boar, Algraig, Dragonfly, Swan and Northern Lights

Inn-League Survival Pack, Cook's Pack, Sage's Pack, Sea-turtle Pack and Elk-hunter's Pack

Battle-mask of Rhun, Raven Festival Mask, Circlet of Adamant and Feathered Felt Hat

It seems the "loyalty rewards" (bonus store points for having subscribed for years) won't be given out at launch, so I'll just have to hope I can get enough points from completed reputation deeds so that I can buy at least something nice on launch day. I think I'll start by maximising my vault and wardrobe spaces and then buy some cosmetics depending how many points I have left. I think my first days after the launch will be spent creating new outfits using the wardrobe, so I'm not in a hurry...

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Sunshine and rainbows!

The gay elven ladies :D!

On another note, I was browsing through my Analytics results and found several new referring sites. It also reminded me that my own blogroll is still tiny, so if you, dear reader, have a similar mmo-related blog let me know and I'll add you! (both to my rss reader, if it's not there already, and to the link list)

Also, 私のブログを読んでありがとう~ Aikanaroさん