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Month: July 2008

Warhammer Destruction Guild Anyone?

Over at The Ramblings of JoBildo, JoBildo floated the idea of getting a guild together from the blogging community.  He wants to start an Order guild.  I’d love to play in that guild but I’m not rolling up an Order character as my main.  Sorry.  😉  With that in mind, I thought I’d offer web space, Vent Server, mindshare, and if you all want it, management and leadership for a WAR Destruction guild.

You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you just have to read blogs and find this via this blog or JoBildo’s or similar.

So this post is to gauge interest in the idea of a blogging community guild based around the idea of grown-ups with jobs and lives playing together for fun and infamy.  If you are, please post below.  It’s not a blood oath, but it will give me an idea if this is something worth pursuing or not.  I have the enthusiasm, ability, and inclination to do this.  Do we have numbers?

Post here and show those Alliance, er, Order Sissies that Destruction Rules!

Grouchy will be Writing Again Soon

Hey everyone, been busy with family obligations and haven’t really been playing any MMO’s.  I have been shoehorning in TF2 whenever I can for my game play fix.  I’ll get back to writing in a few days.  My kids will be ending their summer visit and work is slowing down enough that I can read and comment more effectively.

Thanks for dropping by, keep your eye out here.  This has been a lull, not a shutdown.

Warhammer Feeling the Crunch

WARIs this the first sign of danger for the release of WAR? I’ve been concerned about the state and how WAR would be received for some time now (not based on my beta experience, but rather on the still-very-short development cycle.)  This game is still really only in it’s third year of development. This is not usually when a triple-a MMO is released.  They have been working hard to get the game ready and released for a while now, and some information is finally forthcoming.

According to Mark Jacobs in an MMORPG.com interview;

A number of months ago, we sat down and looked at where we were with our Capital Cities and we looked at what we were doing with Altdorf and Inevitable, we looked at the Greenskin home, the Dwarf home and we went ‘there’s an awful lot to do here and there are some issues‘.

we decided to focus our energies on two capital cities; one for Order and one for Destruction, and make them fabulous. Not good, not great, but fabulous.

We wanted to make our Capital Cities the best cities in any MMO. We think we’re doing that, but it came at a price and that price is that the other cities aren’t going in the game right now.

In other words; “We’re running out of time.”

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TF2 Resets the Hook

As you have noticed if you have tried to read this blog, it’s got no new content on it lately.  I’m not done with blogging as I mentioned before.  I’ve just got a lot going on right now.  Thanks for checking back here.  I’ll get going again soon. I just have a lot of family obligations and my late-night time is being eaten up by something insidious and addictive.

Team Fortress 2 has reset the hook, and I’m gut-hooked again.

It all started with the Pyro achievements.  I resolved to get my achievements this time and not let them slide like I had with the Medic.  I don’t tend to enjoy the Medic unless I’m playing with someone I trust, and I tend to server hop so that isn’t usually an option.   Pyro on the other hand allows for several different play styles.  I can play defensively, I can go offense, or I can adapt to the moment and do whatever the team needs.

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