gonna be one HELL of an afterparty... know what I mean?
Tornado was Saturday. I live on the other side of the James River from Surry.
I have been playing since it was released (not the collectors early release) and I have found it quite enjoyable. The main thing I have a problem with right now is the bazaar-only system. They really need to implement an auction house. I've left my game logged in overnight several times just to sell off some inventory, because the market wards just seem too cumbersome to actually use them. I'm sure my video card loves that... and high pop servers probably appreciate the associated lag of loading everyone's character model etc. Another thing they ought to do is give us recipe books. The crafting system is intricate enough without having to go to a 3rd party website to look up mats for everything you want to craft. Love how crafting damages your gear too.
I figure they have until WoW:Cataclysm comes out to sink or swim, at least for me.
"some insist that money 'will have no meaning in a future dominated by advanced molecular manufacturing or other engines of mega-abundance.'"
yeah, like flying cars and anti-gravity belts, right?
I turned mine on last week, and the graphics went all "watercolor", like it was running in a color mode below that of the norm. The sound still works, but now when I turn it on it just goes to a sort of 'pink snow'. It sounds like it is running fine, but unaware of its video output problems. I think it is just past the extra warranty I bought at Best Buy (knowing it was a Microsoft product, I opted for the extra insurance) so I don't know if I am on my own as of yet or not. The only reason I would consider buying a new console is because I got suckered into buying the HD-DVD drive for 200 bucks before the war was "won" by blu-ray and I have a decent collection of discs for it.
Milla Jovovich as Faye Valentine, she played a pretty good ass-kicker in resident evil...
Talk about esoteric! The wonders of Wikipedia reveal to me today that there exists a symbol used by flag specialists / enthusiasts, which could be drawn with practice I'm sure in less than 3 seconds, possibly less than 2 (less?), which means "Flag can be hung vertically by hoisting on a normal pole, then turning the pole ninety degrees."