Discord (Voice/Text Chat Service) Review

Some Opening Notes

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It has.

But we’re back, just a few days after DHGB’s fifth anniversary, and we’re here to show off a newer service for games, specifically useful for groups. It’s the newer big entry in the VoIP market, and that is Discord. Continue reading

The Lonely Mesmer #1: Heart of Thorns Beta Preview

“The land was eclipsed in flames. Roots, cliffs and remnants of ships burned as one. The lone man looked up at this, all of this, and he whispered under his breath; “Damn. I just wanted pistol/pistol to get a buff.” — 101 Reasons to Travel Dolyak, Aetherieus, 1328 AE

Welcome to The Lonely Mesmer, me and Chris’ newer Guild Wars 2 article series that covers, well, whatever we feel like covering about GW2.

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Today I feel like covering the closed beta/stress test sessions from the 26th, with impressions on the specific beta itself as well as thoughts overall on its relation to HoT. I’m not trying to be overly negative, nor too positively biased, so if you came here for rants, I will disappoint you. Being that this is also the introduction article to The Lonely Mesmer (which was not my original intent), I will also be introducing our fictional comedy persona, Rebecca Blindspam. Continue reading

[TES Lore] Lorekhan #7: The Dawn of the Aurbis, Lorkhan and Nirn

“When Magic (Magnus), architect of the plans for the mortal world, decided to terminate the project, the Gods convened at the Adamantine Tower [Direnni Tower, the oldest known structure in Tamriel] and decided what to do. Most left when Magic did. Others sacrificed themselves into other forms so that they might Stay (the Ehlnofey). Lorkhan was condemned by the Gods to exile in the mortal realms, and his heart was torn out and cast from the Tower. Where it landed, a Volcano formed. With Magic (in the Mythic Sense) gone, the Cosmos stabilized. Elven history, finally linear, began.” — Before the Ages of Man

Welcome back to Lorekhan! We’re finally working into somewhat more complicated areas of the lore, including lore from Michael Kirkbride’s work that was external from the Elder Scrolls games.

Also, being as some lore is pretty complex and TES tends to like to have conflicting and varied accounts of everything, I can’t guarantee that I’ll get everything “right”. If there is a serious mistake I make anywhere, please do point it out for me. Continue reading

[TES Lore] Lorekhan #5: White-Gold and the Fourth Era

Now, as the Empire rots under its own corruption, our opportunity arises. We, with our ancient wisdom and clear purpose, have the advantage. Together, Altmer, Bosmer, and Khajiit will fight back the evils rooted in the Empire, quiet the unruly hordes of the Ebonheart Pact and Daggerfall Covenant, and usher in a shining age of reason, culture, and peace.

Stand with us.” –Dominion Handbil

Welcome back to Lorekhan! This time, we will be covering just about the darkest period in Tamriel’s history: the Fourth Era. This era began with ending of the Oblivion Crisis, but that was just the start. Many of the things that had stayed relatively the same for at least a millennium start to change in this era, and not quite for the better. Continue reading