Author Archives: Kinless

About Kinless

Gamer. Engineer. Lived lots of places.

Getting cold.

Happy Thanksgiving, speaking of getting cold. I can also say the same of my iMac.  Apparently, they say, the hard drive went out.  No problem, we’ll replace the drive.  Call back, “Where’s my computer?”  “All done.  We’re just testing it. … Continue reading

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Just when I thought I was out…

they, Blizzard, pull me back in. Well, us actually.  The annual deal gets us 1) into the beta for the new expansion, and 2) Diablo III.  The wife was always going to get Diablo III.  There’s this cool looking flying … Continue reading

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Until the expansion then.

We spent the evening lifting the last of the fog of war in our final maps in Telaria, the world of Rift. And then we logged off in the Faceless Man’s laboratory. Neelhtak, here waving, has a sad look on … Continue reading

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I scream, you scream, they all scream (but no ice cream)

LotRO calls them “Shouts” and “Cries.” After the 15th or so it’s just screaming. Every character appears to have them.  Lots of humanoid mobs appear to have them. If you play LotRO have you noticed how vocal the world is? … Continue reading

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Sneakers broken?

It occurred to me the other night, as I ran through Bree, that in the real world I’d never run like that.  From the bank to the hobby shop.  I could.  I’ve got shoes.  I could make the run.  But … Continue reading

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Best served chilled.

This screenshot does not do the actual graphics justice.  The ice here in Iron Pine Peak is so well done.  The frozen lake, with the craters of shattered ice, and the semi-visible sunken ice sheets and ships is simply awesome. … Continue reading

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Nightswimming at the Mines of Moria

Finally we get to the Mines of Moria, the wife and I. Here is Giselher, waiting for the Watcher to makes his appearance, awed by the harvest moon.  (Maybe you dwarves can throw a few more rocks, you fools.) Regarding … Continue reading

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