Every once in a while, various gaming and roleplay communities collectively shit themselves because yet another call-out post is going around and ruining their precious hobby. There's a lot of crying about maturity levels, "just block and walk away", and accusations of people not getting outside enough. That one is hilarious on its own, since those folks … Continue reading Gaming communities need to keep calling out the bad apples.
I had the benefit of a pretty solid career with survival-type games when I purchased Conan Exiles and first started playing it. I like to consider myself a veteran of the genre -- though that's being generous. I started with Minecraft like everybody else, then progressed to 7 Days to Die (back when falling trees were … Continue reading Conan Exiles: Typical Survival Game in Conan’s Loincloth
In the first post on this subject, we went over what technologies exist in World of Warcraft to give an idea of what sort of stuff is realistic in the game world. This time, we're gonna talk about the more esoteric crap. Magic Magic is a massive aspect of the Warcraft universe. It's the reason … Continue reading What’s Realistic in World of Warcraft? Part Two – Magic
I've been playing World of Warcraft since it could even loosely be described as mostly high-fantasy in Vanilla, but even that was a stretch: goblins and gnomes had technologies that could be described as computer-like, with flying machines and airships. As time has gone on and new expansions have been released, more technology, pop culture … Continue reading What’s Realistic in World of Warcraft? Part One – Technology
Okay, so, there are some roleplayers that claim their style as "mature" or "dark", which advertises that they're open to RPing stuff that's for a very limited audience. I mean, they're cool with roleplaying stuff like gore, torture, sexual assault, and stuff of a similar nature. Stuff that they need to be reminded isn't for everyone. … Continue reading “Dark” Roleplay Requires Consent
Steam is the devil. Alright, alright, that's a bit of a stretch. Below is a peek into my Steam account. You see that number that's highlighted in red? Do you see that? Most of those games I've never managed to beat. I start playing them, sure, but do I beat them? Nope. I collect … Continue reading Taming the Steam Library
A comment on a post I made to Facebook fired up my thinkybits. See, I'm of the (correct) belief that women belong in gaming, and that the content doesn't keep in mind that we're a little over half the gaming population. Games are unrealistically geared toward men, who are seen as the default in every … Continue reading ‘Hardcore Gamer’ Isn’t a Positive Label