The power of fancy


Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | 01:53 PM | by
CoH Update. See Below.

So, as of late my circadian rhythm has been getting more and more screwed in the proverbial ass. I'm staying up later and later, and waking up later and later. I'm sure you've all been here before. Hell, I've been here before, countless times. The only way to fix it is to let it keep slipping until it's done a complete rotation around the clock so that you are back on a normal schedule, passing right through the "being nocturnal" phase. Or, you can stay awake for 24-48 hours straight, holding out with sheer will, and then finally letting yourself pass out from sheer exhaustion only when your regular bedtime has been reached. I have chosen the latter.

Conveniently (and perhaps not coincidentally) I have chosen to have the above stated method fall directly on the launch date of City of Heroes. By launch date I mean the pre-order head start date, which is Sunday. Regular public launch is on the 28th.

I mentioned last week that I had picked up Painkiller, and I've been enjoying that as well. Rather, I've been enjoying the single player portion. You could say I've been enjoying multiplayer, if you find getting what was once on the inside of you spread all over surrounding walls enjoyable.

It's been a while since I've played a first person shooter dedicated to twitch gaming. I'd forgotten that these people just hold down the jump button, bouncing around the levels like retarded monkeys on heroin. I'd forgotten the art of splash damage. I'm out of practice.

But hey, the single player is a blast.

So Space Flight is finally coming to Star Wars Galaxies. It's not enough to get me back into the game, but I'm sure a lot of you are psyched about it.

Happy 100, Instant Classic

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | 04:51 PM | by
My friend Brian Carroll has just hit golden strip #100 with his great movie-related web comic, Instant Classic. I suggest you to go check it out.

BUT, I have to strongly urge that, if you have never read Instant Classic before, that you start from the beginning and read up to #100, rather than starting on #100 itself.

Oh dear...

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | 04:58 PM | by
If you see an eyesore named "The Fancy" running around on the Justice server, you can thank Christian Otholm.

CoH Update

Thursday, April 22, 2004 | 12:06 AM | by
Cryptic, in response to community disatisfaction concerning the method they were originally using for name reservation, has updated their methods slightly. You now have to reserve a name on the actual server you want to play on.

What this means is that where I was originally going to wait until this weekend to announce what server I was playing on, I have to do it now, so that people can reserve their name on that server.

So I have decided that Justice will be the official City of Heroes server for Ctrl+Alt+Del. So if you want to hang out and group with myself and fellow CAD fans, you're going to want to make your character on Justice when the time comes. I will announce my character name this weekend.

I do plan on creating a Super Team, and I'm going to operate it on a open-door policy. Which means that if you want in, and there is room, you can join. But if you turn out to be a prick, you're gone. So rather than try to screen people, everyone gets a chance. There is a 75 person limit for Super Teams, which I don't think we'll hit, but if we do, there will be a waiting list for open spots.

So once again, that's the Justice server.