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TSU’s gaming wrap for 2015…

22 Dec

Well obviously I will start with LOTRO…

It has been announced that LOTRO in 2016 plans to increase the level cap  to 105… as well as getting to ‘THE BLACK GATES!’


Yeah an odd number that but stretches that finishing line for my RK Tsukuld to 20 levels away…

I have just moved from expansive ‘quinta’ with swimming pool to tiny inner-city apartment. Kids will be getting full time education next year, wife may be able to start working again and maybe at last this will turn the family direction in a positive way… Argentinian inflation and economic woes have stymied our comfortable dream! Now no more hour n a half commutes to work… I can walk in 30 mins 🙂 No more rising before dawn to grab an hour of LOTRO before 3 hours of travelling, 9 hours of working, to return to family duties and eventual sleep (if lucky!).

I hope to have more time for gaming and life in general. The kids will miss the pool this summer but will be able to join clubs (kung fu starts tonight:)), visit museums, get out and about and meet people. Me, myself and I as well!

So my wife’s computer has now been repaired to be picked up soon. LOTRO to be installed and played again…yippee, Withy has now opened server transfer… my kin is active and busy by the sound of it on Laurelin.

CoC my commute diversion since latest update has got more grindy…th8 and playing is mostly like running through mud… it still has its moments but am far from interesting in playing… more an idle thought lolling in the background.

My kids have got me into MARVEL Contest of Champions on the ipad (gift from my mum :)) …fun to gained from basic fighter… has rekindled my interest in Marvel superheroes… my comic collection, inheritance in trust for the kids, locked half a world away in my Mum’s attic, pined after. Am tempted to also install MARVEL HEROES MMO on the PC as well, to be played with the kids right, who am I kidding…the wife! LOL

And EVE… what of that glorious space game that instigated me to create a second blog… I hope to get back into space at some point, let’s see how my new found gaming time goes.

I also have an invite to join HeadBurro in GW which may just run on the new improved computer…

Anyway, in these festive times here are some tunes to celebrate the higher level cap:

U2 Elevation

Red Hot Chili Peppers Higher Ground

Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder

Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High

Erma Franklin-Higher And Higher

Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough


May be treating myself to a new BMX this Xmas… (its been 10 years since I last had one) …so I can hop to work…

BMX bunny hopping…HIGH!


And 2016 is already just around the corner…

Who knows where the time goes – Fairport Convention




LOTRO: Upworthy motivational guardian hidesmyass from reddit!

19 Mar

I found myself sharing the following link with my team at work: Upworthy motivation

Food for thought… we don’t like carrots as much as we thought! And the stick NEVER works…

‘First, you gotta pay people enough that money is no longer an issue. Then they can actually focus on the work at hand. That’s where autonomy (our desire to be in charge of our own lives), mastery (our desire to get better at stuff), and purpose (our desire to make a difference) come into play.’

But can we apply this to gaming?


I think so…I am not playing LOTRO for any kind of physical reward, I want to do what I want to do when I want to do it and I can in LOTRO.


I want to get better at it, although it is not as tricky as it seems, I am still excited by the prospect of doing new stuff, indeed I hope to be able to get better at doing new stuff I encounter…


What is my purpose in playing… more difficult but playing with and helping others fits…


Someone not needing motivation…is the ‘Hide my ass’ creator Jack Cator.

The Guardian article HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Set up at 16 and turned over 11m pounds last year.’, ‘He built his first website aged 11. “It was something to do with BMX bikes or something silly like that.”’ (Nothing silly about BMX bikes…) and It’s taking place in the corporate boardroom of his groovy offices in Soho.’ and finally when he needed a lawyer‘So I posted it as a question on Reddit.’

Cya later Mr Cator
In a while crocodile


Its time to investigate Reddit…

Cleaning up reddit droppings

Ever ready bunny to Energizer bunny to durecell bunny! It just don't stop!

Ever ready bunny to Energizer bunny to durecell bunny! It just don’t stop!

Quite a few good LOTRO links to be perused:

/r/lotro (4502)

There even used to be a Kinship based on Withy consisting of Redditers, ‘The Reddhirrim’ looks dead sadly.

Good indepth TP grinder guide

Streaming LOTRO reddit

frog_mario_reddit_orig by_marcshort-d2xttja

Marc Short created the Original

So will hop off now…