To Game or not to Game: A parent’s guide to WoW introduction

“Mommy! I want to see the spider pet!” My seven year old asks this often. I don’t know if it’s because it’s blue, sparkly, or multi-legged. Whatever the reason I oblige and pull it up on my Night Elf Hunter. She laughs hysterically and tries to take control. Eventually, I …

Shards Online: Q&A With Citadel Studios

Stratics has a long history with Tim “Draconi” Cotten and Derek “Supreem” Brinkmann as current Stratics VIP forum members and co-founders of Citadel Studios, the studio behind the exciting development of Shards Online. The Ultima Online community will always have fond memories of their contributions with past expansions and publishes …

Stuck In A Bar (and Other Stories)

For the first multiplayer test of Portalarium’s Shroud of the Avatar (SotA), some of the Stratics team did some live streaming.  You can watch and listen to our adventures by going to the Stratics’ Twitch Channel (just look for the past broadcasts).  I am going to give a short overview of my two days spent …

Creepiest Places in World Of Warcraft!

We all have had that feeling, it’s a huge world, people everywhere, NPC´s, other players, Mobs both good and bad, but the feeling in these places is just shudder. Look over your shoulder creepy. And I’m not talking scary places, just places you don’t want to be in more than …

The Elder Scrolls Online – How Skyshards will Work

Hey Guys and Girls Chris here and today im going to go over some of the information that we have for Skyshards in ESO and how they will work, how to find them and how and what you will benefit from them.   First off all this information is given …

World of Warcraft Starting new (1-10)

As this is a new start for World Of Warcraft section of Stratics, I thought it would be suitable to make an article by starting a new character. This is by no means my first character, I have played since Wrath Of The Lich King, yes, I know, Wrathbaby and all …

SpartanJesters Share Melee Weapons Breakdown

With permission from SpartanJesters (@spartanjesters), here’s a video breakdown on melee weapons in The Elder Scrolls Online. This highly anticipated game by Bethesda has many chomping at the bit wanting into the Beta. Any peek at the game is well worth watching, especially when it comes to fighting.  [youtube NevOCxndncg]

Video Peek & Commentary from Stratics Friend

Gamer-dude and video-blogger GhostlyTuna (@GhostlyTuna) gave us permission to share with our community his thoughts on WildStar. GhostlyTuna was lucky enough to check out the new game while attending the Eurogamer Expo recently, not just watching a demo but actually playing! [youtube z3eIe6Q0cr8]

Fans Create Art, Fiction, Music

The Elder Scrolls Online’s (TESO) weekly community blog, The Tamriel Chronicle, publishes fan-created art, fiction, podcasts, and music on a weekly basis.  Issue #29, published Tuesday, features a wallpaper by Marc Konings, fan fiction by Harlwystyr, and music by Proxenos Papias. Why do players do this? “They don’t do it for money,”  said best-selling fantasy author Lev Grossman (The …