Long Way Home
By Dwip August 26, 2004, 8:01 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

A post, they say. A post.

Well, I guess I could talk about the new MWDA xpack, Falcon’s Prey, just came out, and how it’s fairly good, and how Jade Falcon was better than we thought they’d be, and how playing pure Jade Falcon I came in second in the tourney last night, but since all of one of you plays MWDA on a regular basis, I think I won’t.

Or I could talk about the Rome: Total War demo is awesome, except I don’t actually know that yet, because I can’t install it because Service Pack 2 is taking like an entire epoch to download, let alone install. Nevertheless, you must go to http://www.totalwar.com and download it, for it shall be good. I have faith in its filling Roman-y goodness.

Creating battle armor for Battletech is about one of the coolest things ever, right behind creating Mechwarrior 3 characters, but I’m not going to talk about that a whole lot either, except to say that Cole and I almost didn’t play a game of BT last Saturday because, well, designing battle armor really is sort of fun. And when we did play, it was all kind of going my way, except how the head shots really weren’t. Really, really weren’t. But on the plus side, I only got one gyro crit or so.

Also, null sig r0x0rz j00.

I’d also like to talk about Temple of Elemental Evil, except I stopped halfway through because it was boring me to tears. That and radial menu suckness. And I guess they’re going to come out with an NWN2. Can you feel my apathy? We’ve fallen pretty far on the RPG front in the past couple years. I mean, BG2. Morrowind. And then…what? Anybody?

As to books, well, 1634: The Galileo Affair was sort of entertaining, sort of like how the whole 1632 universe has managed to keep me entertained by being a sort of Island In the Sea of Time lite for a while now. Speaking of which, SM Stirling’s Dies the Fire isn’t bad either, once you get past the really bad plot device used to set it up. My liking for the book might have something to do with its being set in rather familiar settings, like, say, Corvallis. Sort of a funny Postman homage, except Stirling so far as I know never went there. Oh well.

And on that note, for driving around today, I randomly drove around Albany, then took 99E through some random little towns to Junction City, then to home. Most of these places I have never been to before in my life, despite my having lived here forever and ever. Not that, yknow, Shedd is all that exciting, but it’s sort of strange that I’ve been to, say, Rome and not Albany.


I’m going to go check out R:TW now.

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Comments on Long Way Home
avatar Comment by Clyos #1
August 26, 2004 at 11:49 pm

Bah, those two things that got barely mentioned r0x0rz everyone who visits these pages :P

avatar Comment by Rachael #2
August 27, 2004 at 7:56 am

Then there are those of us who have experienced the sheer redneckiness of Pumpkintown, SC and not been to Europe at all.

Fuck you, Dwip.

avatar Comment by jarrhead #3
September 2, 2004 at 1:50 am

What about checking your mail box once in a fucking while and actually answering your incoming traffic? ;)While you are discovering the exciting countryside why not go to Alsea, possibly even smaller than say Monroe. Is there anything you wish for me to bring back since I am still in Europe?