This week I worked on my web-based RPG interface, and I re-visited the LotRO forums.
The LotRO forums feel like a planet of geeks after being conquered by Sith Lords–drained of life and populated mostly by ernest toadies, disguised trolls, intelligent but impotent pontificators, young innocents, and Pollyannas without jobs.
Elder Scrolls vs. LotRO
Until today, I was torn between boosting up my second LotRO account for boxing and going to Elder Scrolls Online. Both efforts seemed entertaining but not for long. I know in LotRO I can only keep one character because of store prices and LI grinds.
So I picked up ESO tonight for $30 at Gamestop, and it includes the Explorer Pack unlock. Soon there will be a new dark elf in town. I haven’t truly played a dark elf since Neverwinter, the original Neverwinter by Bioware, Cryptic having done f***ed up in Angry Joe’s terminology.
In ESO, the dark elf women look a bit angry and militant, but that’s realistic. I can live with it. I might try going to the wood elf side, but Morrowind is calling me. I listened to my fave Jeremy Soule Morrowind tracks every day last week.
His music is a relief from my pain issues. The good news is that I now have Valium.
World Of Darkness
The failure of the effort is justly dragged through the mud, and I feel for every old White Wolf fan and employee who was strung along, frustrated, and crashed wholly along with the mismanaged corporate bus.
Dungeons And Dragons
Escapist reported this week on a new Dungeons And Dragons starter edition. Apparently it’s $20 for two books and some dice, which is reasonable. They could have been more bare bones about it, but if there isn’t immediate short term profit, apparently it isn’t worth doing.
It’s fantastic that kids are still playing this game and learning to worship dark goddesses and demons. The young man below has devoted his eternal soul to Sekhmet, an excellent choice.
This picture is reblogged from the Soviet Hot Tub Party blog.
This looks like the back patio of the Metropolitan in New York, but I don’t know. Document your infernal sources, people! Unless, of course, you illegally imported most of your collection.
Fight on, happy gaming to all.