About the Burro
Explorer. Wit. Bon Vivant. Half-Gazelle. Sun God.
Hello! Welcome to Blog de la Burro. Now wipe your feet! So, Blog de la Burro, eh? What’s that all about then? Games mostly. Games I play and then the short stories I’ve written about them. Other than that not a lot except for some swearing. Enjoy
Feb 2013: I stepped away from GW2 after their excellent Karka-fest in Nov 12. The game still remains brilliant fun but I’ve been busy with work and family and on top of that both I and my son have become a tad addicted to playing Minecraft on a tablet and I’ve found that I like blogging & playing from the comfort of my front room far more than from the pokey hole my gaming PC is stuffed into. Most of my posts are now about MCPE and Survival Craft
May 2012: Guild Wars 2 has, in its beta at least, proved to be a blast! I’m really excited about this game now although I can’t see it releasing before Autumn. I’ve cancelled my LOTRO subscription after becoming totally disenchanted with its old fashioned grind-heavy gameplay. I haven’t got free time to waste collecting pages of a book just to unlock a skill – it’s all about the immersion of dynamic events for me
March 2012: I’ve all but left Second Life now and have no plans to return except to help friends out with filming projects and the like. After months of obsessive playing LOTRO I’m finally beginning tire of that and find myself looking towards the soon-to-be released Guild Wars 2 to provide me with a much less ‘grindy’ experience.
June 2011: In May I stepped back from Second Life and started playing Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). Given it was my first time in a MMO I wasn’t sure what to expect… what I didn’t expect was that I would love it so much. As I type this (June 11) I’m deep into exploring Middle Earth and loving every minute of it!
I came into SL in November 2006 not knowing what I was looking for – until I found it. Fun, friends & a creative outlet are what have kept me coming back, even in the darkest hours of Linden & lag induced fury. From exploring with Pinkie to joining the theatre group The Show Must Go On, from becoming a gazelle to building a jungle I’ve loved (almost) every minute of what became not my second life, but simply an extension of my first. In July 2009 I moved into Steelhead, a set of roleplaying sims in the style of 1880’s north-western American port where gaslamp fantasy mixes with mad scientists, evil tiny kitties werewolves, dragons, Tong & Yakuza wars and head-stealing ancient gods. I left both Steelhead and Second Life in April 2011 after realising I had taken my desire to roleplay as far as the limits of the city & the game would allow me.
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