Category: Games

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The rise and fall and fall of Activision Blizzard and WoW

This post: circa 4,500 words, estimated reading time, excluding videos: 22 minutes. When and how the fall of Blizzard began For me, the fall of Blizzard didn’t start with the revelations of endemic bullying, racism, and misogynistic sexism. It didn’t start with Bobby Kotick’s salary rising to over $2m a...

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Baldur’s Gate 3: Defeating the Hag and saving Mayrina

Baldur’s Gate 3: Hag fight: Defeating Auntie Ethel and saving Mayrina This is as at patch 5, early access. Not a hard fight, and they are ways to one-shot the Hag, but I know I struggled at first, hence this simple strategy. No cheese, no expensive potions, just straight play....

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Baldur’s Gate 3: defeating the Githyanki (Early access, patch 5)

Ganking the Githyanki At this stage of early access, this is arguably the hardest fight of the game. The bulette, in comparison, is a pushover. The minotaurs? There are ways to slaughter them. But four level 5 Githyanki, that’s not a fair fight. But how to even the odds? Scenario...

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Baldur’s Gate 3: looting guide (Act 1)

This post: circa 6,000 words, estimated reading time, excluding videos: 30 minutes. Baldur’s Gate 3, looting your way to success Note: This is (replay) guide is a work in progress. I am adding sections as I go, in the order that I play them. The aim is to unlock all...

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Stoneshard guide: twenty tips for first starters (short version)

The first rule of Fight Club… This is the Tl;dr version. (The full version runs over 4,500 words if you are interested. See link at the bottom of the page.) First rules: 1. Alt loot! Press ALT to show all the loot, herbs, chests on the ground. { Press ALT...

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Stoneshard links and other games of interest

Stoneshard and other recommended games This was getting unwieldy where it was, so I’ve moved it here to avoid repetition. Stoneshard links Stoneshard: Stoneshard, a reworked roadmap Stoneshard, an Early Access review. (Notes to the devs) Stoneshard guide: twenty tips for first starters (short version) (TL;DR version) Stoneshard Early Access...

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Stoneshard roadmap

Stoneshard roadmap Menu: Intro Official roadmap Is it just me,or… Finding Stoneshard on social media Revised Stoneshard roadmap: intro Landmark goals met: releases 2020 Landmark goals in progress: 2021 Looking ahead: City of gold, 2021 Looking ahead: The Wizard’s Fate, 2022 Links page Intro I’m writing this because the official...

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Stoneshard: Defeating the Ancient Troll

Defeating the Ancient Troll (with a pyromancer) Beating the Ancient Troll: Preparation is key. I beat him with a ‘fire mage’ for the simple reason that’s my preference in all games, but the guide should work for all pure* builds. It should be noted though that fire, once they have...

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Stoneshard Early Access game guide. Twenty tips for first starters

Long version: this post: circa 4,550 words, estimated reading time, excluding videos: 23 minutes. Newbies guide to Stoneshard Intro With a mere sixty hours under the belt, I’m probably still a newbie myself, but I’m a fast study and I usually pay attention to things, so this guide will get...