…And Saint Attila raised the foofery up on high, saying, “O Lord, bless this Thy foofery that with it Thou mayest link to thine friends and blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy.” And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu… [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to "skip a bit, brother"]… And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Blog, then shalt thou count to seven, no more, no less. Seven shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be seven. Eight shalt thou not count, neither count thou six, excepting that thou then proceed to seven. Nine is right out. Once the number seven, being the seventh number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Foofery of StylishCorpse towards thy friends, who being not naughty in My sight, shall not snuff it.” Amen.
Truly we did feast on carp and anchovies and sloths this week. A quick and almost entirely random selection.
The Internet Crashed — more pluggery. More discussion. Moar Psychochild, up to whom we shall suck for the day on which he is a rich and powerful games company CEO and chooseth to give us a job. Go. Read. Discuss Cyberpunkery.
The Ancient-yet-Strangely-Well-Preserved-Gaming-Noob discusses bank space and mechanics in LOTRO’s F2P beta. I’ve been in said beta for the last couple of weeks and I’ll admit, I am not impressed with the bank. Sometimes the interface between fake and real gets a little too thin, and in LOTRO the interface between “we’re going to throw TONS OF CRAP at you and we’re going to give you an itty bitty inventory to keep it all in” is one such. It’s irksome at best. It’s even more irksome when it’s paired with paying real money to get around things that have been designed to irk you. (For the time being you can actually buy said bank expansions for in-game money, so it’s ok. But for how long?) Oh, and I’m double-irked that apparently, having shelled out for the game, I now also have to shell out for some $20 adventure pack so I can benefit from shared bank space. Lame. Srsly lame.
Syppi Longstocking talks about LOTRO housing, mostly by way of pix. He really really doesn’t need the traffic, but I’ve noticed that all sorts of bad things start happening to me if I don’t link to Bio Break for a certain amount of time. That the flying monkeys were wearing little t-shirts with a big “S” on the chest was also a bit of a giveaway. Might want to rethink that, Syp.
Arbitrary is blogging semi-regularly again over at Spinks’ place. For past fans of the Book of Grudges, this can only be A Good Thing (TM). In this one she’s talking about the LOTRO end-game experience, which is something I know bubkes about and likely never will. In THIS ONE, however (click it!) she needs votes for what T-shirt to wear to the RL guild kin get-together this weekend. WAY more important than stupid raiding! Especially since I think the Eye one is way obvious for a LOTRO get-together.
HarbingerZero has A Serious Disease. No, really. I’m including this to give him as much exposure as possible (and a few get-well comments). I’m sure he’ll thank me for it once he can type again. /cackle
Scopique has a waaaay-better-than-mine SOC-post with ideas for a Cyperpunk MMO. Colour me impressed. (OMG do you know how hard it is to type Cyberpunk when still pre-caffeinated? Cyberbunk – Cyperbynk – Cyberpink – GAH!)
Okay so that’s only six but Spinksy and Arbitraryy got two links. Enough for now. I’m off in search of something that’ll put hair on my chest and tar in my belly.