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My life deep in MUD, an MKO blog.

I am an avid Roleplayer in the world of Midkemia Online. A text based MMORPG or MUD based on the bestselling Riftwars Novels by Raymond E. Feist. This is MY story...

Author: Kedlin84

A Casual week for the Harcore Gamer

Posted by Kedlin84 Wednesday April 4 2012 at 11:20AM
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My life deep in mud within Midkemia Online!

This week I have found myself with only a few hours here and there in which to get in some serious gaming. Now usually I get to play my favourite game MKO for around 4-5 hours per day, which is great. So, what to do with my limited sessions online?

That’s the great thing about Midkemia Online, even after taking a few days off or when only able to commit a few hours per week there is always something interesting to be done. You don't lose out on anything as a casual gamer as you do with some MMOs out there. One day I was only able to get in around an hour, so I maximised on this for the most fun I could have in such a small space of time. So the first thing I did was I looked to see who was online within my city and found that there was an avid chess player and a frequent gambler currently online. I spent the first 15 minutes in the gambling den playing a few hands of Pokiir, I won my first few hands but then I managed to lose around 1 gold in a very short space of time, though I have struck it lucky on a number of occasions. So counting my losses I decided to ask if anyone wanted a quick game of shah or chess to me and you. I quickly found a willing opponent and found myself fighting a battle which seemed to sway in both directions before I finally managed to pull through by focussing big moves down one side of the board whilst subtly setting up an offense on the other. Having putting my opponent into checkmate I found I still had 15 minutes to kill before I had to leave for work. Heading to the tavern I found a few of the cities characters having a good knees up and talking rubbish about the weeks happening which was a very welcome roleplay session before having to log out.

Whatever you are into roleplaying, you are never far from being entertained in Midkemia Online. Whether you are converting denizens for your holy order, listening to a bard telling grand tales of epic proportions, out mining for precious ore or bashing for coin and experience. Everything within the game can be done for as long as you are able or for extended periods whenever it suits you. There is always something you can be doing and something to do that fits in with whatever mood you are in. Feeling a little stressed? Head on out to your favourite bashing grounds and start taking on the denizens there, brutally assaulting them for coin and experience. If you are feeling jovial, get in on some roleplay with your peers, pull a few pranks or set up some elaborate roleplay situations that can get others involved and will be a great way to develop your character in the long run.

Gathering comms is just one of the many ways to pass the time for coin or experience.

Some of the other things I have done this week during my limited free time this week have been to find myself an order to devote myself to and building up a relationship with the order head, gathering essence to help the Order to unlock some new privileges, a little questing and bashing, an hour gathering commodities and lots of fun roleplay. All of these things providing me with coin or experience whilst keeping me in the loop.

If you love to roleplay or play MMOs, whether a casual gamer or hard-core then there is always something for you to do in Midkemia Online.