Monday, January 24, 2005

Did you just drop acid?

Then head on over the fat-pie. Salad Fingers awaits...

WARNING: View at your own risk.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Odd Thoughts....

I've often wondered why I divert so much time, effort, and money into a game. I mean, what compels a man (or woman) to spend 6-8 hours a day, every day to playing a game?

At first, I suspected it was some form of OCD, but that does not quite explain it.

Perhaps, it's a cheap escape mechanism?

Booze works as well, but playing a game has less of a hangover.

Maybe it's an effort/reward effect? (Put in the time/effort, you are rewarded by leveling/becoming more powerful in the game) Maybe that's the key. As it seems most of life is not so fair. Some (in life) bust their ass day-to-day, and never get anywhere or receive any thanks. That's sad.

Is it possible to find happiness for $15 a month?


I can not explain why I do it... But I do it. And a part of me refuses to let me focus on the why. Perhaps it's a self-protective instinct. That if I seriously dwelled upon the question of why I play MMOs, it would be a domino effect leading to me facing real life short-comings in my life?

I need a drink.....

WoW is now the Un-Wow?

A good friend of mine Ethic has been having a conflict that all of us MMO players have... He's basically seen the treadmill in all it's glorious horror. Most of us try not to think about this beast, as we all know that once you give it a name... It owns you. The trick to any successful MMO is in hiding the treadmill. WoW took a different approach I think. They put it out in plain sight for all to see, and thus, many miss it. Sadly, those few highly perceptive types like my bud picked up on this one pretty quick.

The trick to WoW is ignoring leveling I believe. Unless you are in a guild, and -everyone- is over you, there really is no reason to focus on grinding up in WoW. There are so many quests and side quests and crafting crap to do, that you can easily forgo leveling for weeks and still have fun. And the odd part is, if you totally ignore the XP grind, it tends to force you to level through the quests. By that, I mean you find yourself making a level and not even realizing you had made the XP required to level.

What can I say... WoW is weird like that.

Tonight, I intended to forgo the treadmill and just fish a new spot that I had discovered, and maybe finish off an easy quest nearby. After my first kill (3 required to complete) I suddenly thought I had to go back to grinding at least one level to do this supposedly easy quest. So, I resigned myself to that, and headed out of the zone. And the weird part: on my way out, I spotted two easy kills and completed my quest. Go figure....

I'm still 43 on my rogue, but it's coming along. I'm seriously looking to devote grind time this weekend, and with that the goal is level 46 by logout Sunday night. I don't advise betting money on me getting there, but I'm going to give it one hell of a try.

Hotmail.... Yahoo....WTF?

Well for about the last 2 weeks at least, I have been totally unable to access email from either account. It's not a password, "Sorry, that username/password is incorrect" issue... it's been more of a "Sorry, our fucking servers have maxed on us, and we never saw it coming-page not found" issue.

I guess you get what you pay for. I refer you to my previous post.

Yes, I know..Long time, no posts

Deal with it... it's not like you are paying me for this...

Friday, January 07, 2005

Arrrr! There be pirates

For those of you that dig pirates, Florida is about to open a new museum.

Check it out.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

For all you Taurens

Here's a couple inspirational for my Tauren friends in WoW.

Mooovie #1

Mooovie #2


Both links go to and any credit goes to their site, or the owners of the content therein.

Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Hopefully not too many of are you are wishing for death from a massive, God-induced hangover.

Hair of the dog that bit you should help.