I live in the UK with my boyfriend (who also plays – Dimzad/Hewgo/Glarim and some other alts) and my little boy 🙂 I write entries for this blog and play MMOs when he is asleep (the littlun that is… not Dimzad… honest :P)
The site is named after my main character Suzita Starshadow (eq2) and Eldaeriel (main in lotro) means star shadow in elvish. The blog is currently primarily focusing on lotro, with a few single player game entries here and there.
I started playing LOTRO in Aug 2010 and am just *loving* running around in Middle Earth 🙂 Aside from dabbling in Minecraft I’m not really playing any other games at the mo, although I do need to ‘finish’ Skyrim (I did eventually finish Awakenings and DA2 ;)) DA3 and the revamped Baldur’s Gate are on my watchlist. I’d like to have time to play Vanguard – hoping to do some regular noodling there too.
I played Everquest 2 from Sept 2006 to Aug 2010 (unlikely to return unless I fancy some house decorating) and this blog began as a way to record some funny events and somewhere to post screenies and achievements. It still really functions as an online gaming ‘diary’. It is much more about what I do in whatever game I’m playing rather a commentary or opinion blog. Not surprisingly, I have a rather small audience which is just fine by me 😉
My favourite games of all time* are:
- Rings of Power (Sega Megadrive)
- Baldur’s Gate (PC – Minsc and Boooo!)
- Oblivion (PC)
- Everquest 2 (MMO)
- Dragon Age (PC)
- Lord of the Rings online (MMO)
In Everquest 2, I am an officer in Light of the Wolf, which is a casual guild on Splitpaw and play on the Laurelin (RP) server in Lord of the Rings Online .
Although I generally class myself as a casual player due to RL circumstances I’ve varied between being ultra casual (current playstyle) to casual hardcore (gearing up and raiding). Whichever point I’m at on the scale though, I still view my time playing as ‘play’ 😉
*If you’re really interested (and I’m sure you’re not :P) I did write a long and blithering post about my gaming history which goes into far more detail than you’d ever hoped for or wanted.