Fantastical Dirty Deeds

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Sometimes you just need to escape – escape from the necessity for realism. Sometimes you just don’t want the dried, crusty blood to tarnish your sword as a shocking reminder of the real consequences of the game that you play. Sometimes you want a break. Sometimes you want to remember the magic.

Sometimes you want to achieve this without having to play Mario. Again.

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Let’s Work Together!

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Continuing on from my post about togetherness, you may be interested to look at my Raptr account and note that there are several Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) included in my collection. On the outset, I sound a bit hypocritical – for a girl who professes the enjoyment of playing games alone, some people may be confused as to why I engage with the MMORPG genre at all, where the most ideal gameplay requires prosocial tendencies. Of course, World of Warcraft is one of these games, and people will notice that, despite playing with one character for over three years, Melysande has remained a stagnant Level 50 dranei hunter for quite a few months.

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“Togetherness”

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In between my adventures as a clumsy siren in Borderlands 2, I have also been dosing myself with shots of MMORPG through Guild Wars 2. I have been loving every minute of it. A mini review for those who populate the crevices on the edge of civilisation: Guild Wars 2 a nice alternative to World of Warcraft. Graphics are nice. Classes are interesting. You can pick up the storyline when you want, level capping makes every area a good challenge, and people are ridiculously cooperative. It is a game that I can pick up and grind for about 30 minutes and be on my away to another level. (I’m on level 25. Yes, this demonstrates that I have been busy).

But more importantly, this is the first time that I have actually played an MMORPG with other people.

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Vault Hunting

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It seems in my life as a gaming lady, I constantly have to keep apologising for all of the games that I have missed out on while I was doing other interesting things like … finishing a university degree, or … learning how to braid my hair. So it is refreshing when I say with all of the pride in my heart:

I make no apologies for not playing the first Borderlands. Not. A. Single. Apology.

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