Sunday, September 29, 2013

What I'm Playing

- Server V: RIP -
Nothing new here about the games I'm playing right now. I'm still playing Minecraft a lot. As I posted in my MC blog, my server, Server V, has been shut down. There wasn't anything wrong with the server. It was awesome, actually. It's just that we'd been on it for so long that the challenges were gone and new features were missing.

I've got three SSP games going with Minecraft. The first is my second chapter of the Islands in the Sky world. The second is a snapshot world where I play with all the new features. And the last is a custom world I made called Adventures in Limbo.

Other than that, I've been playing Bloons Tower Defense 5. I had fun with the co-op mode for a few weeks. It's annoying now because every time I log into co-op the other player either drops out or starts to whine about wanting to play in free play mode.

I've been playing a little bit of DragonFable, mostly just to keep up with the game. My DF PvP list is slowing down a lot. I used to get about 300 visitors a week and now it's down to 50 or so. If it drops lower I'll just bring the list over to this blog.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Gaming Itinerary for Today

After updating the DragonFable Player ID Registry I'm going to be posting to my Minecraft blog. I haven't updated it in a while except for what Direwolf20's been up to.

And speaking of DW, what the heck is happening with all the Minecraft YouTubers? They're either not posting or playing some other game. Except for DW they seem to be posting a lot less often. Think they might be burning out?

In any case, it's time to head off into the 3x3 world and get some screenies.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Reformatting the DragonFable Character List

I'm going to reformat the DragonFable Player ID Registry because it's turning into a nightmare. When I export the list to a spreadsheet it looks like an awful mess and I can't guarantee the data after cutting, moving, and changing the numbers around to make sense.

The character listings might be a bit more arcane for non-DF players. For example, instead of writing, "Master DK," I'm gong to write, "MDK." Hardcore players will know what it's all about.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

What I'm Playing

VtD Wiki
A couple years ago I played Vampire Wars on Facebook. I quit when the WoW bug got hold of me and I didn't have time to click away until my face fell off. A couple days ago someone sent me an invite to Vampires the Darkness and I thought, "What the hell?"

Now I'm dragging all of my former clansmen back into the game right along with me! I had my own site for my clan back then but I don't think I'll go quite this far this time...

In the mean time, I'm still working on the Islands in the Sky SSP in Minecraft. Right now I'm just building and digging like crazy.

The DragonFable PvP ID page is really taking off! I really appreciate the newcomers and the returning adventurers. I'll keep the page going and updated as long as there's an interest. I think we may be getting over that 100 mark soon...

Monday, June 03, 2013

DragonFable Player ID Registry for PvP

I updated the Registry and here's a quick list of the most popular classes:
  1. Warrior 18
  2. DragonLord 12
  3. Riftwalker 9
  4. Mage 8
  5. Doom Knight 7
  6. DragonWarrior and SoulWeaver Tie with 6

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DF Player Registry Update

There's been a lot of changes with the DragonFable Player ID Registry for PvP. The up-voting is gone, mainly because it got buggy and I ended up losing some data.

I broke up the list into three sections, Legendary (level 80), Heroic (levels 70 to 79), and everyone else (levels 1 to 69). I'll probably have to make another level soon, Veteran, for levels 60 to 69, because the registry is up to 91 characters.

I'll start doing the "By the Numbers" recaps weekly instead of monthly. It's fun to see how everyone is doing in the game, leveling up and changing characters.

For now, though, I've added a new poll, "After hitting level 80, what do you think you'll do?"

I'm also going to have to change this blog all around. It started as a general gaming blog where I posted things about the online games I played. Then I really, really got into AdventureQuest Worlds and it just took the blog over.

Now that I don't play AQW any more I'll change it back into a general gaming blog. And truth be told, I'm playing Minecraft almost exclusively now and posting to my Minecraft blog more often.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Free AQW Items

There's a lot of ways to get "free" items in AQW, like with Ballyhoo and AExtras. So I made a page about them, all neatly laid out and explained.

So join Lore X, an AQW newbie, as he starts his adventure in Lore fully geared out with AC and gold in his pocket. He even bought himself a house! And Lore X didn't even have to fight a single monster or do a single quest to get his free stuff.

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Gettin' Creative Up in Here

I'm participating in cooperative writing world in which the idea is to build a fantasy world one small bit at a time. I'm inviting you to come on over an add your own creativity and unique perspective to the project.

When I write fiction I have two tricks I use to keep my imagination going. First, I write the opposite of what I'm seeing in my head. For example, if I imagine a beautiful, wise, half-elf huntress I flip it over. So the character goes from a fantasy babe to a full-blooded orc candle-maker who is a little on the dumb side and a lot on the ugly side.

Thinking of opposites usually gets me surprising and unique things about which to write.

The second trick I use... and this is cheating a bit... is to use a random generator, like at Seventh Sanctum. I usually don't use exactly what's generated but it sure does help to come up with ideas.

Whatever tricks or techniques you like to use, hop over and help us build a cool, original world.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

AE's new game will be a 3D browser MMORPG named

Legend of Lore

Alpha test is live!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Getting Back to DragonFable

Doom Weapons
During my brief breaks from Minecraft, I've been playing DragonFable. It's weird that I'm a Founder of the game and have forgotten how much fun it is!

The bad part is that I'm not really an expert on the game, or at least not a good expert.

Here are two resources you should check out from a couple of players who are experts in their own right:

Dragonfable weapon and armor fashion tips. Tons of stuff I didn't know from Megazard.

Dragonfable Helpful Hints Even more hints and tips from Spartan029.

And, if you're in the mood for some PvP action, try my character ID registry.