Blog Posts for 2008

Blog Posts

Learning to let go

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Two months later, I’m no longer playing Age of Conan or Star Wars Galaxies. Several months ago, I posted on the forum asking for advice on what MMORPG to try. I was bored, and posted a list of the MMORPGs I had played and decided I didn’t like. It was very lengthy, being at least two dozen entries long. One of the replies I received was something to the effect of “you obviously don’t enjoy MMOs, so quit trying and find something else.

Age of Conan

Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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So I purchased Age of Conan, despite the numerous reviews saying that the game is heavily broken. So far, it’s not bad. I haven’t reached the magical level 20 yet, where according to reviews all content dries up and disappears. I hear that crafting is completely broken and unusable. However, for the time being, I’m enjoying beating the snot out of lots of things…and I especially like switching between solo-instance and multiplayer-open areas.

Back to the World of Warcraft, and...

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2008

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

I spent the past month playing World of Warcraft with my fiancée and Star Wars Galaxies with the IA. WoW is actually fun now that I’ve stopped trying to just gain levels. I think the QuestHelper add-on helps…it makes questing a lot easier, and reduces the amount of down time I have. That, and my fiancee’s advice to only do yellow quests and to abandon green ones immediately. However, as of Friday I’ve started a month-long experiment in fitness and finance, and part of it is the temporary cancellation of both of my MMO subscriptions.

What do I do?

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008

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Today’s post is inspired by a challenge from IttyBiz. The author, Naomi Dunford, reflected on how many readers aren’t aware - through no fault of their own - of what we blog writers actually do for a living. So, the challenge was to answer five questions to introduce ourselves (again) to our readers: What’s your game? What do you do? By day, I’m a web developer working for a major government contractor.

What the client wants isn't always what they need

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Guest Post by Monica O’Brien of Twenty Set I’ve recently noticed a trend in software development that is along the lines of “If we build it they will come.” This is a problem in any type of product development, but it seems to happen more often in software development because there are fewer entry barriers to start a technology-based company. The problem with “building things” is there are no limits to technology in terms of virtual products.