Wow, it's been a while since I updated, hasn't it? [Insert something witty about multi-tiered updates here.] ---KINGDOM OF LOATHING---
Still playing Kingdom of Loathing. Done a couple Hobopolis runs with B&E, and have made it down to level 500 of the basement for the first time for my telescope.
I've been looking at doing a couple 100% familiar runs now that I've pretty much gotten all the plexiglass and brimstone equipment I want. Well, I wondered whether anyone had ever been crazy/stupid enough to attempt a Hardcore Oxygenarian 100% Black Cat run. So I checked the ascension records.
It turns out that ten such runs have been made...
...six of them by the same guy. That's right, there was a single crazy asshole who did SIX 100% Oxycat runs. To make it even more insane, he did it once WITH EACH CLASS. Admittedly, once you've got a crapload of ascensions completed, class starts to matter less and less, but consider he did this as a mysticality class twice. That means no malus for making wads, and no pickpocket to acquire needed items before the gawddamn cat bats it into the sewer.
To date, there have been no 100% Hardcore Oxygenarian teddy bear runs. I might be the first. :p---STORM HEART AND MY NEW PROJECT---
I have, for various reasons, decided to delay the writing of Storm Heart
's sequel so I can develop some of my other projects. I still continue to refine Storm Heart
, but I've pretty much given up on having it sold before my 30th birthday.
My new project, I think, suits my style of writing a lot better than Storm Heart
did. For one, it's not epic fantasy, it's humorous. Two, it's far more dialogue-heavy, and the characters aren't bound by the harsh realism of the Storm Heart
setting. I don't think it's as good a story as Storm Heart,
, but it's been a hell of a lot more fun to write.
I don't want to spoil anything, because Chapter One should be finished by the end of the week, and I intend to put it in the hands of a couple of people, and see if they think it's as funny as I do. The working title of the project is "Dating Dragons."---OTHER STUFF---
I've been forcing myself to sit down on occasion and play Final Fantasy IX, hoping to actually finish it like I wanted to. I had forgotten how much I hated Freya. :p
Speaking of Final Fantasy, I have high hopes for Final Fantasy XIV Online
. It looks like they've taken all the things that didn't work about Final Fantasy XI (particularly the fact that the *entire game* is one level grind after another to hit 70 on all jobs) and fixed them. In fact, they're introducing some pretty revolutionary concepts
to the MMORPG world. Their aim is to eliminate the level grind while offering a full gaming experience to those who favor solo play, while at the same time making grouping with others for mutual benefit much easier, as players who are on completely different quests can achieve their goals without detriment to their party members.
I can't wait to play a tarutaru again. ^_^ When Mr. and Mrs. Locke are slinging the white and black magic from a pair of cute midgets, the world better look out. :p