It was Guild Wars 1 that made me play MMOs and it was Guild Wars 1 that forever gave me a love of minions. Summoning a horde of bone fiends to do your bidding, fresh from each corpse ... ah. That first time you ventured out of town and knew you had to kill something to get the spiky steamroller of death moving - that fear of even the lowest Skale.
Until you had the power, summoned from the grave and a veritable army, all clacking and chittering and devouring every warm morsel of flesh they came upon ... it was brilliant. You really were a dark Necromancer.
And I loved the patterns in Guild Wars 1 of skills and building your own decks as it blended collectible card games with a more involved fantasy experience. It reminded me of playing M:TG and V:TES in my studying days and of how we spent hours and days pouring over decks and combinations. Small surprise that my favourite decks were Green / White heavy and littered with creatures both great and small. Craw Wurms and Forces of Nature. Ah, the Force of Nature ... 8/8 trample and the bane of most of my foes.
But wait Tan? Weren't you going to talk about engineers?
For those of you that played LotRO, you may remember how annoying long the install process was. Back in April, I reinstalled LotRO and played for a couple of weeks.
Yesterday night, I decided to play again. So I launched it, only to see I needed a patch. It is now 22 hour later and the game is STILL patching. I have 25 Mb download connection (~3 megabyte). This is ridiculous.
It says I am 23% done.
Or why it's important to aim at an enemy's feet with the rocket launcher.
When I switch to the pick, its because I ran out of rockets. The closest ammo pack is back in my base (off to the left).
My bud has started playing Pathfinder, a D&D derivative. He said he wanted some unique maps to play on... So I wrote a script to procedurally generate dungeons on a grid.
You can customize the room sizes (they are sized randomly, but you can specify their min/max width and height) as well as the size of the map (from the command line).
Read this TSW is full of investigation missions; so a fan created one for the devs. And how utterly awesome is that?
I started a Minecraft server after having been annoyed with the one I was currently on for quite some time.
It is running 1.7.2. When Bukkit gets updated, I will be making it bukkit server and adding some more common mods.
You'll spawn on an island. We have a small base setup and a few mines going at the moment. There aren't any rules, just don't be an ass and don't purposely cause the server to crash (redstone clocks).
So Pip’s video on memories of summer brought back to me memories of a trip I took part in while at school. I suppose you’d call it Summer Camp – schools here in the UK basically have a trip around the last year of junior school to some “outward bound camp” destination mostly in Wales or the Lake District. I guess I’d have been about 11 or 12 years old and although I used to go camping every year in a biggish tent with my mum, dad, brother, this was actually the first time I had ever been away – to stay away for a week – without them.
Autumn, yeah? I miss summer. Granted, I don't miss the swelter of it - but I do miss the lighter hours of the day, when the mornings would come crashing in and I'd grumble as my alarm clock would announce "Hey, idiot, time to wake up." Funny, that, as I've never really considered myself a morning kind of guy. But now, lately, I'm waking up -before- my fucking alarm. Who knew.
That said, earlier this morning I woke before my alarm would've gone off had this been a workday part of the week. Sleep in on Sundays? Yeah, apparently I missed that bulletin.