[ESO] A skein of screenshots

posted this on April 22nd, 2014.
Categorized as elder scrolls online, games, MMO, weekly screenshot.

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Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/eso-a-skein-of-screenshots/

For some unknown reason I was wondering what the collective noun of screenshots would be (if it existed)  I ended up stealing the collective noun for ducks (in flight) for semi-alliterative purposes.

Stros M'Kai, Daggerfall faction starter area a coastal sunset in Auridon freeing spirits (or something) Welkynd Stones, there are many Ayleid ruins in Auridon, my favouritest places in Oblivion The coastline is just beautiful An oblivion gate my new favourite npc Totoro! *cough* the Elden Root

LOTRO Reporter Episode 229 – Strider was killed by a noob

posted this on April 22nd, 2014.
Categorized as ettenmoors, General, Ilaadrien, lotro reporter, LOTRO Reporter Podcast, Update 13, yellowcab.

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This weeks show, Cari is off on a adventure to the bars again. That means we have another show of man talk! We talk about the new update, Moors, and how Yellowcab killed Strider with a level one huntard.

Audio Version:

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Moral Relativism in Gaming, TV and Movies

posted this on April 20th, 2014.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, movies, tv.

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Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/moral-relativism-in-gaming-tv-and-movies/


This post stems from a Twitter conversation and the subsequent blog article that arose from it. If you want to know the specifics then feel free to read the source material over at Murf Versus. I don’t want to get bogged down in a discussion purely centred around Game of Thrones, as I no longer watch the HBO show (My reasons for not doing so are here). However it is a excellent starting point for a discussion of sadism, sexism and voyeurism in gaming, TV and movies; how these matters are depicted and how we subsequently react to them. Because reactions and perceptions vary, then I think it is both pertinent and fair to include moral relativism in the debate.

Contemporary Western culture is far from perfect. Although major changes has been made with regard to social attitudes, things are by no means perfect. Privilege is still rife  be it financial, political or social. Just to put ones cards on the table right from the outset, I am a white, middle class, English male in his late forties. I do not feel in anyway, shape or form marginalised. At present I am in one of the most advantageous social economic groups in the UK. That statement is devoid of any emotional connotation. It is simply a statement of fact. Therefore although I am acutely aware of discrimination, I have seldom experienced it.

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Spring Selections

posted this on April 18th, 2014.
Categorized as Selections.

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Full link: http://starrymantle.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/spring-selections/

Spring selections main

‘How do I feel?’ [Sam] cried. ‘Well, I don’t know how to say it. I feel, I feel’ — he waved his arms in the air — ‘I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!’

The Lord of the Rings 6:IV

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The Lord of the Rings Online/The Elder Scrolls Online Comparison (Part 2)

posted this on April 18th, 2014.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, LOTRO TESO Comparison #2, The Elder Scrolls Online.

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LOTRO TESO comparison Part 2 (6)

This is part 2 of the series comparing my two current MMO’s, LOTRO and TESO. Part 1 of the series compares graphics and questing and can be found here. This post will focus on advancement and crafting.

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Steed of ODOGIL

posted this on April 17th, 2014.
Categorized as 7th Anniversary, Elven Tailor, Horse, steed of ogodil, Supergirl, warsteed, warsteed cosmetics.

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Full link: http://www.danania.net/2014/04/steed-of-ogodil.html

Supergirl rides the Steed of Odogil Happy Anniversary Lotro! Just like that Lotro is 7 years old and hopefully it will be around many many more. With the Anniversary comes the Anniversary festival. The activities are the same and there are a few new goodies to get this year. Of course, my course was set for the horse and his name is Steed of Odogil. (Correction: If you read this post the first

LOTRO 7th Anniversary Festival Guide

posted this on April 17th, 2014.
Categorized as 7-years, Anniversary, Anniversary Festival, clothing, cosmetic, deed, event, festival, Festival Guides, Festival Mount, housing, in-game, lotro, quest, Rewards.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2014/04/lotro-7th-anniversary-festival-guide/

LOTRO is celebrating seven years! This year’s event is going on from April 15 – 29th

The quests are mostly broken up into four major regions in Middle Earth.

  • Bree Firework Stand by North Gate (29.1S, 52.2W Bree-town)
  • Bree Boar Fountain (63.95N, 132.90W Bree-town)
  • Thorin’s Hall (13.48S, 103.2W Thorin’s Gate) – in the underground Tavern
  • Shire Methel Stage (32.68S, 69.92W)

Not included in this festival:
Most festivals mean certain things are also available by default. The horse races are active for this festival but the other festival extras like the dance quests, Inn League/Ale Association are not active in this festival. Don’t worry, they will return with the spring festival next month.

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Contains Moderate Peril Episode 142: I Miss You Grunge

posted this on April 14th, 2014.
Categorized as gaming, H1Z1, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, podcast, SOE.

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Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/contains-moderate-peril-episode-142-i-miss-you-grunge/

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Finally we have returned to publishing the Contains Moderate Peril podcast on a Monday, despite wealth of technical issues. Due to the abundance of interesting material covered in the latest LOTRO producers’ letter, Brian and I decided to re-record a part of the show earlier today. For some reason only one side of the conversation came out. I eventually summarised what we have previously discussed and managed to edit that into the final cut of the show. Please excuse the my overall tone during this section of the podcast :) In this episode we also tackle SOE’s interesting new zombie sandbox MMO, H1Z1 as well as reflecting upon those games we cannot play due to lack of skill. There’s also news on this May’s Newbie Blogger Initiative.

Show notes for this weeks podcast:

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Game Of Thrones S04E02 *Spoilers*

posted this on April 14th, 2014.
Categorized as What I Listen to While Gaming.

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Full link: http://middleearthchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/game-of-thrones-s04e02-spoilers/


So 1st off let me say… Ding Dong The King is dead.. The mean old king, the wicked king..ding dong the wicked king is dead!!

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ESO Disguises

posted this on April 13th, 2014.
Categorized as disguises, elder scrolls, elder scrolls online, games, MMO, outfits, rpg.

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ESO uses a disguise system which allows you to infiltrate an enemy camp and gain information.  Whilst on the quest you cannot sneak as that would seem suspicious.  After the quest has been completed however, you can use the disguises as a form of outfit (and you can sneak once again).  I’ve found the following so far:

Frostedge Bandit disguise - Bleakrock quest Servant's Robes - Betnikh quest Bloodthorn Disguise - Glenumbra quest Vulkhel Guard Marine Disguise - Auridon quest Phaar Mercenary Disguise - Auridon quest (minor variations on the Vulkhel Guard disguise) Quendeluun Veiled Heritance Disguise - Auridon quest