Posts Tagged ‘Online Games’

Cataclysm stole my life!

December 6, 2010 4 comments

Tomorrow, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm finally hits the shelves. I’m still trying to decide whether I should sue Blizzard for stealing my life for their own profit!

Want proof? Well, okay. Here goes:

In Cataclysm, the world is ripped asunder by a vengeful dragon. In reality, a conniving harpy tore my world apart.

In Cataclysm, some statues were broken during Deathwing’s rampage. In reality, a couple of my action figures suffered a little damage in transit.

In Cataclysm, talent trees got tweaked. In reality, I had to retool and update my resume.

In Cataclysm, they added new starter zones. In reality, my starter zone is changing from Cary, NC, to Huntsville, AL.

In Cataclysm, they’ve raised the level cap. In reality, I made it to Level 44 in September and now I am proceeding toward the new current max of 45. I’m optimistic the cap will get raised again.

In Cataclysm, you can now fly mounts everywhere! In reality, I’ve been trying to train Huck to fly like that dog in Neverending Story.

So, what do you think? Do I have a case?


OtherSpace Player of the Decade – 2000-2009

January 10, 2010 3 comments

In considering a choice for the OtherSpace Player of the Decade, I took the following criteria into account:

* Joined no later than the year 2000
* Actively participated throughout much of the decade
* Generated RP activities
* Fleshed out lore for at least one race
* Demonstrated, time and again, a desire to see OtherSpace grow and thrive
* Participated in the broader MUDing community to get the word out
about the game
* Recruited and assisted newbies as much as possible
* Rarely, if ever, wavered in their enthusiasm about OtherSpace, even
in our darkest hours

We’ve had many players who qualify under a couple of criteria. We’ve got a few that meet most of them. But we’ve really only had one who meets every single qualification on that list, so the choice became fairly academic for me.
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Monday MUD Day 12/14/2009

December 14, 2009 2 comments

Twitter has FollowFriday. I’ve decided to institute a tradition here on my blog called Monday MUD Day. In the past, I’ve posted one MUD a day in my Twitter feed. Now, I’ll set aside a post every Monday as time allows to present several MUDs for your consideration.

Today’s selections include:

* The Final Challenge

* Miriani

* Shadowrun Denver

* Dragon’s Exodus