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Yeah, yeah, Liore is still on vacation. What a slacker! In the meantime, enjoy this excellent post by NBI participant Sonja from Soultamer Gaming. ————————————– “At this point,” the DM brought to light to the Dungeons and Dragons table last week, “You’re…
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Liore is on vacation and so Dahakha kindly agreed to fill in for the day. You can find his blog, Star-Fired Beef, right here. ————————————— Anyone who follows MMO news, particularly the major MMOs, knows that the various companies competing for our time…
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Yesterday this blog post “about the liberating and energizing effects of complete commercial failure” made the rounds on Twitter. The very indie studio behind critical successes Tale of Tales, Sunset, and more are shutting their doors and getting out of…
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This week Liore, Ellyndrial, and Arolaide talk about the latest updates in the Warlords of Draenor epic drama and share their picks for the Steam Summer Sale. Blizzard can’t make up their mind. Likely sinking under a tsunami of angry tweets and forum…
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For a few weeks in May and June, the Seattle International Film Festival highlights a selection of outstanding movies from around the world. As well as the usual dramas, comedies, and documentaries, SIFF is also known for their excellent horror / sci-fi…
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Hey! Go vote in the NBI 2015 Screenshot Safari! It’s a fun way to support newbie bloggers! — Every few years I visit Las Vegas and one of the things I like to do there is play video poker. I’m a nerd, which means when I play video poker I first research…
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Summer 2098: There is no more oil and armed gangs roam the desert to fight for supplies. The MMO Bloggers still fight about payment models. — Jessica Cook (@Liores) May 30, 2015 There was a pretty vibrant discussion going on over Twitter on Friday between…
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Liore left Elly and Aro at home with keys to the liquor cabinet, so naturally, they took advantage of it. There is some talk about Dragon Age 2(!), Final Fantasy ignorance, and various Director’s Cuts of movies. Like to watch? This podcast has a…
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Liore is on vacation, but blogging never sleeps! Or, um, something like that. Today’s post is by Murf from the blog Murf Versus. ——————————– For the first five minutes of my MMORPG career, I was stuck in the new player tutorial that Origin had added in…
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I haven’t written much here about WoW’s flying drama, although we did talk about it on the podcast. You probably already know all about it but here’s a very short summary: A few weeks ago Watcher mentioned in an interview that flying would not be coming…
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I’ve mentioned before that there is a huge amount of story content in FFXIV available once a player hits the level cap of 50. Like, a lot a lot. Most MMOs unlock features based on a character’s level, whereas FFXIV locks things behind quests. Players…
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This week Liore, Ellyndrial, and Arolaide are joined by blogger and Twitterati C.T. Murphy to talk about Blizzard’s confusing decision to discontinue flying in new content and what we’re looking forward to hearing about at E3. Last week Blizzard proved…
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Hi! I'm interested in a bunch of stuff, particularly:

  • PC Gaming (RPGs & MMOs)
  • Horror and Genre Media
  • Web Tech and Podcasting
  • Cooking (keto)
  • Vancouver / Pacific Northwest
  • Current Events

I'm a compulsive communicator! I work as a technical / copy writer in Vancouver, B.C., as well as run a feminist gaming blog and a bi-weekly podcast on video games. I can easily nerd out about media studies and information design.

I run a lovely gaming community full of people who I would only occasionally like to throttle. I also like to cook (low carb) and watch indie horror movies and foreign reality shows. Sometimes I get in fights on the Internet.

My life's goals are to one day beat the racing penguin in Super Mario 64 and to successfully recreate Molly Ringwald's hairdo from The Breakfast Club.

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I love getting in beta tests for games. Certainly a lot of the appeal is just playing a game for free before anyone else (although I do try

“What’s new in RIFT?” or “Why are people playing this again?”
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Oh hello! I am a little busy this week with work and real life things but earlier today a guildie asked me “What’s new in RIFT and why are a

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And then when I woke up I was green
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I know I swore I would never give Blizzard Activision one red cent again. I know! And I meant it! At the time! But then there’s all this Dra

In which Liore has a hissy fit about the MMO genre
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I am cranky at MMOs today! Despite the fact that I am still very much enjoying RIFT, I feel some dissatisfaction with the genre as a whole.

Turns Out My Line in the Sand is HERE (GW2, etc)
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I know it’s only April, but if I had to name the big theme for the gaming industry in 2012 I’d say it’s the rapidly developing animosity bet

1.2 Pets and Rakghouls: SWTOR Is Worth Revisiting
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Bragging time: Over the weekend an article I wrote last year about being a newbie disc priest on the WoW Arena Tournament server was publish

RPG Review Bonanza, and Why I Didn’t Like Skyrim
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For whatever reason lately — I think I blame the last SWTOR weekend — I have had a deep need to play games with dialogue trees. On Friday ni

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING ABOUT PANDAS?
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Hey guys! Anything interesting in MMO-land happen this weekend? Okay, okay, I kid. If you’re reading this, then you more than likely already

Things that are awesome: RIFT’s Water Saga Questline
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The difficulty debate rages on, but I don’t have to say anything else about it because SynCaine at Hardcore Casual and a comment to that pos

A Glitch-y Weekend Review
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It was a lazy weekend this time around (for a change) and while I had a bunch of RIFT things I wanted to accomplish I also was looking forwa

Skipping Combat and Bioware Drama
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Did y’all get a look at the Bioware “drama” yesterday concerning Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and SWTOR writer Jennifer Helper? Some

Located in the rapidly gentrifying area of Railtown, Two Chefs and a Table is almost exactly what the name implies: a tiny space with great cooking. You'll probably have to wait for a seat, particularly for brunch, but it's worth it! I had the chicken and waffles. The waffle was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and the chicken batter was spicy but not too thick. If you enjoyed your meat, head up the block to Big Lou's Butcher Shop which is owned by the same folks and sells their delish hand made sausage.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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