When coming back home from work: “Honey, I’m home!” When coming back home from work but you are not married and live alone: “Honey, I’m home!” When coming into work after a night of being alone at your residence: “Not-honey, I’m not home!” When seeing an old friend you haven’t seen for many years: “Hey, Brandon, I know you’re upset about going to prison for years for a crime I committed and framed you for, but there’s a really good explanation for all of this. To get that explanation, please just hold this knife and look angry.” When seeing your former friend Brandon whom you had sent to prison for years for a crime you committed and framed him for: “I do not know you, stranger, my name is Gregory Peck. Not the Gregory Peck, but my name is Gregory Peck.” When you are in a Mel Brooks movie with Gene Wilder and as a person of color you had been hiding behind a rock until he pulls you into the … [Read more...] about WRUP: How to say hello edition
Which say hello
There’s some new content arriving to Closers, which generally translates in to a new character addition to the roster. The upcoming April 23rd update is certainly no exception as the action MMO will introduce Bai Winchester. Bai ticks off a lot of anime trope boxes in her appearance, including an apparently moody disposition, a presumably tragic backstory, and what looks like a futuristic jian style sword called the Ice Blade. She also is described as a Cryomancer, so there’s obviously a lot of frigid attacks at her command, as described in the official blurb: “Imbued with power (and burden), Bai Winchester is the newest member of the Wildhüter. Using devastating ice-based attacks, this mysterious Closer will stop at nothing to protect those that need it.” There’s not much else to tell about Bai right now, but further information is set to be revealed on the Closers website starting next week. We also can confirm that those who want to reserve a name … [Read more...] about Closers says hello to Bai April 23
It’s been a refrain in this edition of Choose My Adventure, but I still have to say it again: I have had a blast in The Elder Scrolls Online. I guess I’m repeating myself because I feel thankful to those who voted for this game for the past month. So, thanks! This week, I decided to dip in a little more in to the Rift, the region of the game where my current in-game house is parked. What I found was the expected variety of beautiful things to look at and a pretty impressive contrast between the game’s launch storylines and its more recent releases. For those who are unfamiliar, this area of the game was originally a level 38-43 zone. Naturally, the One Tamriel level smoothing adjustments made that irrelevant, meaning I could get on to the business of ignoring the Coldharbor primary quest line and exploring the area. This place is the precise kind of area I’d want to live in if I were able to live in a fantasy setting; a temperate forest near some more impressive … [Read more...] about Choose My Adventure: So long The Elder Scrolls Online, hello Legends of Aria
Stepping through the Dark Portal has never been so satisfying. Okay, so what if it’s like my eighth or ninth World of Warcraft character to do so? This time it’s special. You see, Miakala is my first Horde character to claim that honor. With her, I finally got to experience the full glory of Azeroth. I got to do new quests and see the other side of Horde-favored areas like the Badlands, Swamp of Sorrows, and Desolace. More importantly, I got to explore places like the southern Barrens, Stonetalon Mountains and Thousand Needles before all these zones get their major overhauls with Cataclysm. We all know WoW will never be the same once the expansion comes out, so it was fun to see things from the other faction’s point of view before all the changes can happen. I recommend anyone who hasn’t already done this to give it a shot. In some ways it was like playing the game for the first time all over again; not to mention, the process of leveling an alt is always going … [Read more...] about Good Bye Azeroth, Hello Outland!
Here it is, the “special MMO” I’ve mentioned some time ago. I’d actually played the tutorial several months ago but recently went back and played through it again. This has a specific reason: My co-worker loves everything Hello Kitty and I was reminded of this MMO. So this “first impressions review” is dedicated to her because she’s awesome and working with her has so far been a lot of fun! :) (And when you consider her love for pink (rosa!) – and my love for dark colours, she brightens my life? ^^). *** I first heard of Hello Kitty Online in Warhammer Online. It was mentioned in the same way that people called others “carebears”. “Go play Hello Kitty Online!” – I thought that was just a joke but decided to google it as some point and was… shocked to see that this game actually exists. ;) So of course, I had to check it out. I hadn’t taken any screenshots, though. So I went back on New … [Read more...] about First Impressions: Hello Kitty Online