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Preparation for Halloween

Halloween is coming…and help is here with StreamElements and OBS.Live Yes we are half way through October so it will soon be Halloween! We never really celebrated Halloween when I was growing up as a child, but as we adopt some of the hype about Halloween from the US, it Read more…

A continuum of changing characters

I remember playing role playing games for some years. Although I have had some attempts at playing I mainly reside on the table side of the DM screen and creating the adventures and spending hours reading and re-reading rule books. I’ve recognised numerous changes across the years. From games being played round a table on a bank holiday or Friday night, through the use of letters (as in snail mail) to the new use of Roll20 and/or Skype to bring the players together. Although the game has changed I’ve also noticed a change in players. When I refer to players I’m not being they have grown older, although they probably have, but more of the characters they choose to play and, when considering this in more detail, I started to realise that the characters people play follow some sort of pattern.

Knights and Clerics

Okay, its an axe - but I will end up with a hammer/mace

Okay, its an axe – but I will end up with a hammer/mace

So this week I had a bit of a change of direction with my characters. After leveling a DeathKnight to 60th in preparation for the profession upgrade ready in the next patch I decided to leave my shaman and start to concentrate on my Paladin. I often wonder which sort of class I play the best within any game. I usually end up with either a pet class or the magic user. I think this is because I would always volunteer to play this class in the ‘olden days’ of dungeons and dragons. When playing World of Warcraft, I actually do enjoy playing a healer, mainly due to the fact that I find it hard to maintain the constant competition to achieve the highest DPS values of the long queues for raids when not playing a healer. With the new Crusader class coming out for Diablo 3 – I suddenly thought I like playing a class in heave armour (preferably plate) and weilding a shield and mace – or alternatively a two handed hammer. With this in mind I decided to start playing my paladin Armyth again.

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