You are actually required to program your application to expect failed database calls.
The problem with programming is that most programmers consider basic error handling and sanity checking to be optional.
99% confidence that you work for the military/industrial complex. If so, resign and get a job that contributes to society
He says, using the computer which is a direct result of WW2 code breaking technology, across the Internet, a direct descendant of Arpanet.
Depends on what kind of LongBow you mean.
Bioware/EA's MMO Star Wars The Old Republic is a counter to that - 8 huge personal (single player, in a multiplayer world) storylines, one for each basic character class, with minimal and entirely optional multiplayer content until you get to the endgame, at which point it becomes almost totally about multiplayer in a traditional MMO grind-fest for gear.
Alternatively, you can do the tutorial planet, then jump immediately into PvP, PvP Dogfighting, flashpoints, etc etc, i.e. do nothing BUT multiplayer, while hitting three or four missions per planet to progress the storyline.
You get to play your way.
Obligatory old joke:
One day, at a U2 concert in (insert traditional butt of jokes for your area, I'll say Newfoundland,) Bono stops the music and starts clapping his hands, slowly, rhythmically.
As he gazes out over the crowd, still clapping slowly, he intones 'Every time *clap* I clap *clap* my hands, *clap* a child *clap* in Africa *clap* dies *clap* of starvation. *clap*'
From the audience comes up the outraged cry of 'Then stop fucking clapping, you idiot!'
(b) it's an easy mental barrier between people venting at you, and, well, you (because they're not yelling at me, they're yelling at "Antonio".)
When your introductory training includes psychological coping mechanisms, rethink your decision to be there.