Life Or Gaming Like It
By Dwip February 9, 2007, 12:48 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So in the discussion threads for my management class, I spent a fair amount of time talking about my job at CC in relation to how management through fear does not, in fact, keep the peasants in line. Fair enough, I guess. Nice actual job experience.

And then, in the thread about participatory management, I wrote quite a bit detailing my experiences as Head Builder for Alsherok, and how to motivate one’s employees to contribute ideas and suchlike.

I can tell you right now, when I was 17 and getting my assistant KL gig on Shard, I did not think to myself “Wow, this will totally be valuable management experience later on in life!” For that matter, I didn’t exactly think that when I was Head Builder on Alsherok, either. But there you go.

Too, my cataloging class reminds me of area building, and I’m pretty good at the formatting for it, too. I’m going to blame the hundred or so times Tek and I crashed the Shard tmud with Celsea for that one. Tildes gain a lot more importance after that sort of experience.

But let us examine a chunk of MARC record:

020 159158230X|b(alk. paper)
020 1591582350|b(pbk : alk. paper)
042 pcc
049 CTNN
050 00 Z693|b.W94 2006
082 00 025.3|222
100 1 Taylor, Arlene G.,|d1941-
245 10 Introduction to cataloging and classification /|cArlene G.
Taylor ; with the assistance of David P. Miller

(That’s a bit of the MARC record for my textbook, for the, uh, record)

And now for an old SillyMUD format object:

amulet burgundy~
a small burgundy amulet~
You barely notice a small amulet discarded in the corner.~
11 200 5
0 0 0 0
1 1000 3001
1 2

[EDIT] And for even more fun, here’s an AFK version 20 format object, which is closer to what I spent my building years working with. Often by hand, because I’m that guy.

quest item warrior helm~
A Warrior Quest Helm~
A Warrior Quest Helm. Any Immortal seeing this is to purge it immediately!~
glow magic bless onlywarrior~
take head~
10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 9999 0 None None None
A hitroll 1
A damroll 1
A strength 1

And for kicks, an AFK 2.0 format version of our friend the burgundy amulet:

Vnum 1405
Keywords burgundy amulet~
Type armor~
Short A small burgundy amulet~
Long You barely notice a small amulet discarded in the corner.~
Flags magic~
WFlags take neck~
Values 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stats 1 10000 -2 9999 0 None None None

.nuf si sdrawkcab gniklat esuaceb


Miss that |d? It’s gonna be really pissed off at you. Miss that ~? You’re in a world of hurt.

Moral of the story? Gaming teaches you to be a useful and productive citizen! Game more!

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avatar Comment by Whir #1
February 9, 2007 at 1:14 am

All I’m learning through WoW is that no matter where I go, people are useless, complaining parasites.