How do you decide what to do in MMOs? Why do people play online games?How Do You Decide What to Do in MMOs?To anyone who's known me for any number of years, you'll know I've played three MMOs with any consistency - in this order: SWTOR, LOTRO and FFXIV. Although I have always found I can only play two at a...
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Creating / Making Yourself as a Character in Games - comparison of FFXIV, LOTRO and SWTORMaking Yourself In GamesOne of the joys of playing online games - or computer games in general - is playing characters who are not ourselves. They can be of a different race, body shape, characteristics and gender. This is e...
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How to Make Gaming Animated GIFs for FreeHow to Make Gaming Emote Animated GIFs for FreeGaming, especially MMOs, is not simply a beginning to end playthrough. The mere act of playing online gives you the chance to interact with other players and with NPCs in the world your character live...
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The Gaming Buffs and Debuffs of FibromyalgiaThe Gaming Buffs and Debuffs of Fibromyalgia Sometimes trying to explain Fibromyalgia, my chronic pain condition, can be really difficult. The main problem is it's not just one thing, but a body-wide malfunction that causes goodness knows how m...
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Positive Life Lessons in Games - a Gamer's Perspective24 Positive Life Lessons from Gaming in MMOsIt comes in waves, but gaming rarely gets positive media attention. Whether it's the latest in the lootbox saga or games being blamed for allegedly altering human behaviour, the perception being publi...
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I WIll Respawn - FibroJedi is Stopping StreamingI Will Respawn - My Decision to Stop StreamingI am in the process of drafting a cross-game blog post this week. In it are various life lessons reinforced by those games. But I have to remind myself of one in particular: defeat is nothing to be as...
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Why do Men Play Females in MMOs and other Games? And why do I?Why Do Men Play Female Characters in MMOs? Why Do I and Does it Really Matter?I wish I could remember where I first saw this. An in-joke in online gaming is that MMORPG is an acronym which stands for: Many Men Online Role-Playing as Girls! I even saw in a game-wide chat people ...
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SWTOR Free-to-Play Review Guide - start playing SWTOR for Free!SWTOR Free-to-Play (F2P) ReviewLaunched in December 2011, Star Wars: The Old Republic brought to gamers an online Star Wars experience based a few thousand years before the events of the movies. Known by the acronym SWTOR, this MMO...
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Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) Free Trial ReviewFFXIV Free Trial Review, Play Final Fantasy 14 TodayWelcome to Eorzea, the world of Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV)! Square Enix have created a fabulous online version of their hugely successful Final Fantasy series of game. It is packed full of features, stu...
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Albion Online MMO Free Trial ReviewAlbion Online Free Trial ReviewAs part of my new F2P or Free Trial MMO project, I have the pleasure to introduce a completely different type of game. And yes, it's still an MMO. Welcome to my Albion Online review, a game with no q...
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Gaming Addiction in the News - Gamers and Journalists must both take responsibilityGaming Addiction in the News: Gamers and Journalists BOTH Need to Take ResponsibilityI don't very often comment on gaming in the news, except for the occasional tweet or post on my Facebook page. But I have to absolutely respond to an article from today in the BBC's gaming/technology ...
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