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The great hero smiths one of the many metal bars which died for the cause.

It’s a Grind (Or, 115 Hours in Runescape)

As I wrote before, a few weeks ago I found myself trying out Runescape, and enjoying it quite a lot more than I thought I would. And now, after 115 hours of playing, I can say two things with certainty: The honeymoon is over. The divorce is finalized, too. Holy shit, Runescape is the most grind-tastic MMO I’ve ever played, and believe me when I say that I’m no stranger to the genre. Years of Star Wars: Galaxies, EVE Online, World of Warcraft, and a few other choice examples have long since taught me that good things come to those who are willing to...

Don't you wish your armor was hot like mine?

Runescape and Chill

I was introduced to Runescape last week, decided to give it a “try,” and became instantly hooked. If you’ve never given the game a chance—for whatever reason—you should. I can’t tell you exactly why I enjoy it so much, but I can tell you this: it’s arguably one of the most chill games on the entire planet. Seriously. Like, it’s the perfect thing to fire up while you’re drinking your morning coffee and listening to you favorite podcast. And, it’s the perfect game to play when you just absolutely, positively have to take our your aggressions by murdering hundreds of pixel creatures with...

cloud

Wherein I Welcome Our Cloud-Based Overlords

Life’s been pretty good since I abandoned every hope, put Windows back on my desktop, and sacrificed all my data to the hivemind of the “cloud.” First, my daughter and I can once again play the games we want to play. And second? I’m using my phone way more than either the desktop or the laptop (the latter of which is running Mint and dying a slow death as a result of a dodgy drive connection), and it’s surprisingly not unpleasant. Indeed, I have relatively few complaints about my new phone (an LG Escape 2) despite it being a “low end”...

Reset

Blog Reboot

I’ve often wondered if my sole reason for existing is to serve as a warning to others. “Let that be a lesson to you, kid: don’t be like this guy.” For some, a thought like that might be depressing, but for me…I kinda don’t mind, because usually it means I’m like the comic relief in an otherwise depressing world. For example… Today, I attempted to pay my cell phone bill. Normally, this means heading on down to the store, buying a phone card, and typing in the numbers. This time, I figured I’d rock it all modern-style and use the app on...