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It’s LOTRO Spice!

Close up of a fancy dressed elf walking backwards on her many coloured steed

Perhaps you remember how I posted a happy Ravanel on my Tower of Orthanc deed steed, Ironhoof, a while ago (see Ironhoof and my epic win). Yesterday I acquired his older brother, the Steed of Many Colours, and I’m at least as happy as back then! In order to get the Steed of Many Colours, […]

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Politician gone rogue?

Reblog from I Have Touched the Sky: Not the Girl the ESRB Warned You About:                             Last week’s gaming news was all about Democrat Colleen Lachowicz, candidate for her state’s senate, who happens to play World of Warcraft in her spare time. […]

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Avatar & Identity – Mass Effect (1)

Yordie’s excellent posts about Becoming Someone Else reminded me of my duty to write part 2 of the Avatar Series I started. I must say I love her articles, which do not only have a better title, but even feature the five points I made up and describe how each of them are presented in […]

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A Spree of Violence

A mage character in Skyrim emits a range of flames out of her hands, setting a frost troll on fire

One consistent part of gaming worlds as opposed to open platforms such as Second Life is violence, and then especially the worst kind of it: murder. Although we gamers as a rule use the euphemism “killing things” instead of the much stronger “murdering people”, the essence is the same. Apparently we like to spend a […]

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Ironhoof and my epic win

LOCATION: Stangard, Rohan (Lord of the Rings Online) IN PHOTO: Ravanel and Ironhoof, her Prized Isengard War-steed I was able to buy Ironhoof after months of struggling on the hard final boss of the current end-game raid, Saruman (T2). I think he and I express our joy over this epic win much like I did […]

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Avatar & Identity – Introduction

Avatar & Identity Introduction Banner

Ever since Vaneeesa invited me over to write a guest post for iRez, I’ve been thinking about what gaming means to me and how to start this damn article. Fact is, I’m a strong believer in online identities, and I believe everyone is expressing themselves in some way or another, even when just playing an […]

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7 August – It’s pink and it bites

ScreenShot from Star Wars: The Old Republic of a large, pink, scaly critter approaching Ravanel's avatar, who is sitting on the floor of some Star Wars interior

LOCATION: Just outside the Spaceport, Corellia (Star Wars: The Old Republic) IN PHOTO: Ravanel Griffon, Gannifari Star Wars players were pleasantly surprised today by a Gannifari in their mailbox. Apparently, this was Bioware’s way of saying thanks for moving our characters to more crowded servers. Despite my concerns about sending pets in lockboxes by mail […]

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9 July – It’s turquoise and it squeeks

ScreenCap from Star Wars: The Old Republic, in front of the old Jedi Temple on Coruscant, a large tile floor with Ravanel's avatar sitting on the floor and her pet Orokeet facing her

LOCATION: In front of the old Jedi Temple, Coruscant (Star Wars: The Old Republic) IN PHOTO: Ravanel Griffon, Orokeet A chaotic travel through Tatooine, gathering refreshing water and placing a large egg under a construction of solar cells in the desert, ended up with a hatched egg and a big, turquoise bird that follows me […]

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Gimme Six! – Rav’s tour of three worlds

Vaneeesa asked me to join her challenge called Gimme Six: show us your favorite ‘must see’ places and tell us where to find them. Most authors of iRez walk around in Second Life, but my virtual worlds are a bit different, in the sense that they are designed as games. So here’s my mixed selection, […]

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