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Rob Lashley is a Staff Writer and Online host for MMORPG.com. Rob's bald and when he isn't blinding people from the glare on his head talking in front of a camera you can chase him down on twitter @Grakulen or find him on YouTube @RobUnwraps.

March 2012
Last Active
September 2021
Forge - A Conversation with CEO Jared Kim

There is a new social media tool aimed at gamers running wild on the internet. Forge is attempting to become the go to spot for your gaming highlights.

Captain, We Are the Wolves

Rob pulls himself away from tagging sticky bombs to murderers long enough to write about what he has been up to over the past week in Tom Clancy’s the Division. Hint: It goes boom.

Pathfinder Adventures: Taking a Card based RPG Mobile

Late last week Rob had a chat with Nathan Davis, Creative Lead on Obsidian’s most unique game yet, Pathfinder Adventures. Read on to find out a little bit more about Nathan as well as his team’s effort to bring this card game to your mobile devices.

Review in Progress One - Streets of New York

Rob checks in from the streets of New York after his first few days on duty. Find out what he thinks of Tom Clancy’s the Division so far.

BDO Warrior Guide 101

We continue our series of introductory class guides for Black Desert Online. Up next, the Warrior (Come out and plaaaaaay).

A Half Serious Guide to AFK Fishing

Rob’s back to share his thoughts and tips on how to really enjoy his newest hobby, AFK fishing in Black Desert Online.

Fire Emblem Fates - Birthright, A Family Affair

Intelligent Systems is back with a successor to their hit Fire Emblem Awakenings. Read on to find out if Fates can live up to the hype.

BDO Crafting 101

Crafting in Black Desert Online can be an intimidating and complicated affair. In most recent MMORPGs players collect 100 of x and 100 of y then go AFK while they combine materials and come back an hour later at the new crafting cap. This does not hold true for BDO. In BDO crafting is separated into collecting, processing, and finally crafting. A slightly more complicated affair than what some are used to.

The Maze Engine, Retooled Dungeons & More

Neverwinter will be expanding again soon with The Maze Engine. We took the opportunity to speak with Lead Designer Scott Shicoff to find out more about the retooled dungeons and to learn more about the Maze Engine itself. Read on!

My Top Three Most Memorable RPGs

Creating a top 3 memorable MMORPG list wasn’t too challenging because the number of MMOs to choose from is so small. This week Rob’s back with an even more difficult challenge. Picking his top 3 RPGs.

My Top 3 Memorable MMORPGs

After last week’s feedback on the Console RPG reboot list Rob is back with a list of the top 3 MMO’s that have left a lasting impression on him.

Big Mash Up Strategy RPG

Project X Zone 2 is a mash up featuring characters of different franchises in different genres from different developers. This diverse cast showcases varied guests such as The Blue Bomber to Lucina of Fire Emblem fame. Read on for Rob’s take on this new strategy RPG developed by Monolith Soft.

Five Console RPG’s that Need to be Rebooted

Rob lists five RPG’s from the SNES and PS2 that we need to see rebooted. Click through to read his wishes, and list your own!

The Pre-Order War

The competition for your preorder dollars has heated up this year, but who if anyone really wins? Rob weighs the pros and cons of preorders in today’s column.

Joshua Halls on the Move to Unreal 4

Recently, Above and Beyond Technologies announced that The Repopulation, their long-in-development MMORPG would be switching to Unreal Engine 4 from the Hero Engine. Not only did we all breathe a sigh of relief when the news was announced because the game's development would carry on, but we actually began to get excited for The Repopulation once more.