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Blogging No More

Posted in MMORPG, Writing with tags , , on May 9, 2014 by theerivs

gameSo my mentor says blogging is dead.  I don’t agree with him, sure it’s took some hits but it’s far from dead. Cynic wrote a couple of great posts about it, and I won’t rehash it cause how can you improve on that great writing, I’ll just add my 2 cents…which in today’s market is worth about half a penny.

Is blogging dead? No I can say with full honesty it is not dead. I think it has changed, and taken some blows like when Google reader closed it’s doors. I think bloggers are going to a more consolidated format like several bloggers on a bigger site.  If it was a dead medium my blogroll wouldn’t be so full, and I check occasionally for dead blogs. New blogs coming out every day,  I can’t keep up. If it was dead no one would be writing.

I think there is still lots to say about video gaming, and MMO’s I just don’t have the time to read it all.

Why I don’t heal anymore

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on May 12, 2011 by theerivs

I never really healed in World or Warcraft,or any MMO after that…sure I flirted with it maybe healed for a few 5-mans on my pally in Wrath, or a few scenarios in WAR on my Zealot, but I never really seriously dedicated myself to the healing arts in these later games, and I’ll tell you why.

I’m sick of it,  truth be told.

I played Dark Ages of Camelot for over 2 years, in that game I played a Cleric…I was everyone’s heal bitch. You think mages get alot of whispers for portals, that ain’t shit compared to the amount of rez tells I use to get in DAOC. Oh it wasn’t so in the beginning. I had an awesome Smite specced Cleric. Oh he rocked….then came a mighty nerf, and if you played Albion at all in DAOC in the beginning, I’m sure you heard of the almighty Smite Cleric Nerf.

*sigh* So be it, I’m a dedicated healer now. It was fun for a while…playing whack a mole with the green bars, then with my gear getting better, healing got easier. It got to the point where I could paint my nails while healing…not that I actually painted my nails…that was a metaphor…yeah a metaphor. Don’t get me wrong, it was nice being a Cleric, I was decent at what I did, and everybody liked me because I did my job, it just got well tedious.

The only real fun I had been in PvP, running around with the group. Watching the kill people, as I healed them, but then got tedious as well cause guess who was on the first to kill, or mezz list, yep me.

I was just tired of it….so when World of Warcraft came out in 2004, I decided to be a tank, and standing in the front lines this time and taking the hits.

Do I get the bug to heal, once in a while…tell you the truth, I still got the mad skillz at least in dungeons, raids I don’t know, but after a while it’s the same ole, same ole to me….an elaborate game of whack-a-mole with green bars.

You got some butter for those roles.

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2011 by theerivs

So I was looking at Rift, and eyeballing all these classes, and “souls” and such. The thing I worry about with this is when playing games it’s hard to find a player who knows the role they are supposed to be playing. Sure there are alot of good players out there that can do alot of different stuff…ahem me included, and I get the job done, but the real greats of any class are pure breds. I mean if you’re a tank, you live, breath, die a tank.  

Ever see an awesome tank, or healer, that is probably all they do, and they do it well, but would they be doing that well if they didn’t put the time and effort the role demands? Would they be getting all that awesome gear that their role demands if they didn’t concentrate on that role?

Call me a traditionalist, but I feel the philosophy of bring the player, not the class is not a very good one. For the simple fact I think it takes more dedication to a role to be good at it, and even more to be great at it.  I like the tank/healer/dps role system. Now not saying you can’t have offspecs, or anything like that, but I feel that if you’re a tank, be a tank.

I feel perhaps I am alone in this thinking, and maybe I am. Then again if you think I’m out of line, feel free to join any PUG, and witness the idiocy of some people who don’t even know how to play their role correctly. You want them to learn multiple roles?

Yeah good luck with that.