Comments for Lair of the Wolf Dragon http://wolfdragon.net Avoiding the Day Star since 2004 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:27:30 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Women want heroes too by Faeldray http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/women-want-heroes-too/#comment-1584 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:27:30 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=7060#comment-1584 Definitely agree, there would be a lot more interesting female characters in games if the writers just started swapping genders. That’s one of the reasons that Ripley in the first Alien movie was so awesome, it was a role originally written for a male character. But they switched it while filming and got a wonderful icon out of it. And it also might dispel the myth that some guys hold that women are these strange Other creatures, when really we’re just a bunch of varied individuals like men.

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Comment on Women want heroes too by Chestnut Stonebough (@ggchestnut) http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/women-want-heroes-too/#comment-1581 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:23:26 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=7060#comment-1581 I was actually having a discussion about this with my husband the other day. I forget what started it, or what character we were discussing, but he was lamenting that some female character in something had a love interest when she was an otherwise interesting person. And I looked at him dead in the eye and asked if I was an interesting person. “Of course you are!” he responded, “if you weren’t, I wouldn’t have married you!” “So then, how is a television character any different? Why can’t she have a love interest, and be an interesting and flawed person at the same time?” He kind of stood there dumbfounded for a bit.

While some folks lament the gender-swapping of roles (such as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica reboot), I enjoy them. Because it shows that women are just as multi-faceted as men. Write a role for a man, and then have a woman play it. *THAT’S* what game developers should do, if they don’t know how to write a female hero. Because in the end, female heroes are just like male heroes. (Also: Sorry to rant :P)

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Comment on Women want heroes too by Link Dead Radio: Surveys, Stats, and Symbols - Healing the masses http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/women-want-heroes-too/#comment-1554 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:40:21 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=7060#comment-1554 […] Wolf Dragon looks at the characterization of female characters and the notions of Sexualised, or heroically idealized and finds a lack of Woman heroes they can admire. […]

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Comment on Getting back into Trove by ironweakness http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/getting-back-into-trove/#comment-1483 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:44:34 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=6957#comment-1483 Well, a couple of other bloggers and I are trying to team up a little. My name is Aldorf in game and if I’m playing it’s usually around 10pm EST. We have a club word “Waiting For Rez” if you want to join. It’s a tiny island with nothing else right now but we’re working on it. I was thinking it could be a common club for bloggers interested in the game. If you can’t get ahold of me in game, you can PM me on Twitter, @Ironweakenss and if I’m available I’ll log on and add you.

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Comment on Getting back into Trove by Faeldray http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/getting-back-into-trove/#comment-1482 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:34:03 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=6957#comment-1482 Wow, that is a heck of a lot of jump. I got 4 on one of my piece of equipment and I’m just happy with that so far. I am looking forward to getting wings though, they look like a lot of fun.

Yes, so far leveling and gearing don’t seem like a grind, and gathering materials doesn’t seem to bad when it’s interspersed with combat and just exploring. I don’t know how I’ll like the end game though since I’m mostly a solo player, but we’ll have to see how it turns out. :)

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Comment on Getting back into Trove by ironweakness http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/getting-back-into-trove/#comment-1471 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:26:52 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=6957#comment-1471 I have 23 jump on my gear and I think with one of the pets I can add 10 more. Or I could focus combat stats on my gear but still have the luxury of extra jumps. It’s definitley a star I enjoy, I consider travel ease a type of progression because of it. As you level extra jumps, bombs, mounts, then wings amount to some interesting and efficient travel methods.

And yeah, I do see the potential for a lot of grind now that I’m exploring more of what the game offers. I don’t consider the leveling and gearing a grind because it’s just fun, and I think of grind as necessary but usually boring repetition required for an end goal. But the mats you need for crafting everything or expanding a club world or building are just insane. You either have to play A LOT or be satisfied with one goal at a time (which is the route I’m taking). Gathering is kind of fun, but not to that extent.

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Comment on Getting back into Trove by Faeldray http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/getting-back-into-trove/#comment-1470 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:15:28 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=6957#comment-1470 I was going to say that it’s a bit too grindy for me to play as a main MMO, but then I’ve had Wurm Online as my main in the past and that’s SUPER grindy. So I’d like to take back my comment and say that it really could be a main MMO. Either way, it’s been a lot of fun so far and I’d like to thank you for reminding me of it.

Thanks for mentioning the pet tip too! One thing I really loved about my previous plays was stacking jump so I could get up to ridiculous heights. I had noticed that there seemed to be less of that stat on the new gear but I thought maybe it was just the drops I was getting. It’s good to know that I can get it back! I’ll definitely have to look into that.

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Comment on Getting back into Trove by ironweakness http://wolfdragon.net/2015/06/getting-back-into-trove/#comment-1469 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:27:51 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=6957#comment-1469 Great write up, I’m glad to see more people giving Trove a first (or second) look. With the patch yesterday I think they are really close to the launch version as well.

You mentioned pets with stats, I just learned recently of a group of pets you can craft out of old boots that you obtain while fishing, the pets each have 2 stats, one varies based on the style boot you craft but the other is always jump, I think 8-10 which is actually a considerable boost. I like that pets have a little utility in this game as well as being fun to collect.

Right now this kind of is my main MMO, although like you I always saw it as a side fling so I’m not sure how long it will stay my focus. But there is definitey a surprising amount of things to do in this “MMO concentrate,” as Kunzay at Party Business called it.

Anyway, nice to read of other experiences with the game. I think at least 4 bloggers are giving it a look right now which is great. If you keep playing, I’d love to hear more of your thoughts on the game.

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Comment on Screenshot Safari: The Scariest Place #NBI2015Safari by #NBI2015Safari: Announcing the Winners! – Murf Versus http://wolfdragon.net/2015/05/screenshot-safari-the-scariest-place-nbi2015safari/#comment-1467 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:46:10 +0000 http://wolfdragon.net/?p=6881#comment-1467 […] Lair of the Wolf Dragon – Dying Light […]

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