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— April 2009 Archive —

Free Realms seems to be the blog topic of the week, so since I don’t want to be left out, I thought I’d toss out some cranky thoughts about it. I played a bit in beta, and now I’ve played a bit in launch. I’m far from the intended audience […]

So I’ve been struggling a bit with FFCC: Echoes of Time for the Wii. I can’t decide if I like it or not. Ever been on the fence like that? I feel like it is in my best interest to either play it now (or at least decide I’m really […]

Everyone is complaining about the heat and most are heading to the beach on holidays. Everyone except me, that is. I’ve been run ragged trying to get my farm in order. Very little dungeon exploring these days; I let my lot go and it is overrun with tree stumps [apparently […]

I’ll admit I haven’t been following Champions Online all that closely, so maybe this Nemesis idea has been explained somewhere. If so, can someone throw me a link? I get (or at least, I think I do) that the basic idea is that you create a nemesis for your hero […]

So as I alluded to in my last post, the end of Spring holiday held its share of disappointments (I’m talking about Rune Factory Frontier here). First, there was a festival celebrating the opening of the beach, which shook everything up. Lute wasn’t in his normal spot, and by the […]

I guess if Tipa can own up to being distracted, so can I. Not too long ago I got a tax refund. Now, in my old life I was a huge Game Grazer, and I bought a *lot* of games that I never finished, or in some cases never even […]

Kudos to Stardock for treating me like an honest customer. As of this evening, they’ve refunded my purchase price for Demigod, which I’ve now uninstalled. I’ll cop to this mis-understanding between Stardock and me being mostly my fault. I got caught up in the hype of the new release, combined […]

Remember this post when I became so enchanted with Demigod from the rich backstory? I was so excited by it that I did something I never do these days. I bought the game at launch, rubbing my hands with glee at the thought of diving into that richly crafted world. […]

On Day 29, I finally, barely, scraped together enough lumber to get Kross to add a dedicated Forge area to my house. I needed 240 lumber, and I had exactly 240. Late in the evening on Day 28 I realized that my existing axe *could* break down tree stumps into […]

A while back, Wiqd, Tesh, Ysharros and a few others were talking about what a Harvest Moon MMO would feel like. It’d been a long time since I played a Harvest Moon game but I remembered the series fondly. All that talk got me reminiscing. Before I knew it, I’d […]