Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gaming news!! Mauler unlocked, woowoo!!

Just what you always wanted, right? Camelot news!! I know, I know. You don't care about my game, but I'm gonna post about it anyway. It's been a while since I've posted anything about DAoC...in fact, with moving and everything else that's been going on, I actually took a pretty extended break from the game...at least a full six months, not counting the time I spent beta testing the most recent expansion, and I still logged in to pay rent on the guild house, do alliance invites and maintain the guild, but for the most part, I just needed a break. I'd been playing this game every single day since the original beta which was in 2001 and I'd accumulated an embarrassing total of /played time between all my characters, so I was due some time away.

In the last week or so I've started getting back into the groove of things game wise. Got my reaver Lorrixah up to Realmrank 10L3, and today, all three realms managed to unlock the new class that was included in the expansion, so I started my new Mauler...and I used the new race, and made it a Minotaur Mauler. I mean, how could I possibly resist having a toon that's a cow? And because it was a cow, I wanted it's name to be something...well, cow related. Someone already took the name Groundbeef, which I kind of expected, and the name I used on the test server during the beta was already taken, which really suprised me. I ended up naming it Doublebacon Cheeseburger. I give it a week before Mythic nerfs my name and forces me to change it, which might not be a bad thing, because this is what I get for creating characters on an empty stomach.

I took a lovely picture of him in Castle Sauvage, armed and ready to go in his noobie gear!! I couldn't make a girl minotaur, but it doesn't really bother me, my inf is a male toon, too.

The first online game I ever played was Everquest, and I remember rolling a paladin when I was pregnant with Sebastian. I was just messing around at the time but it turned out that I liked the character a lot, which really sucked because I'd started the toon when I was hungry, and I named her Ravioli Parmesan and had gotten her too many levels that I refused to start her over...and I was stuck with that name for the entire time I played EQ.

So anyway, the class seems fun so far. I really do prefer the melee type toons versus the casters. The only caster I like playing is my theurgist, but I still haven't found anything that comes close to the fun I have when I play my reaver, especially in RvR.

So I'm sure you guys have seen footage on your news of our new parking lots here in the state of Washington. They used to be freeways, but since there's so much ice, people have opted to just park their cars there and walk home. You know it has to be pretty bad when someone is on their way home from work, decides "F%$& this!!", slides their car over to the side of the freeway, and gets out and WALKS home. I was in the kitchen when I heard it on the news, and at first I thought it was a joke, I had to come out to the living room to look at the TV and see it with my own eyes. Cars, everywhere. People walking along the freeways, saying that they were ten miles away from home and that was okay with them because they figured they'd get home faster walking. LOL ?

Hotels/Motels actually put cots up, and let people sleep in their lobbies for free because all their rooms were full and so many people just couldn't get home.

It's pretty crazy. Tow companies are so dang busy that they're not even answering phones. See, what's happened is that today, the sun came out during the afternoon, and melted a bit of the snow. People were happy. Then the sun set, and that melted snow turned into ice. People decided to drive anyway. People got stuck, walked home, ended up on the news.

Sebastian didn't have school again today, and Phil's work still couldn't run their trucks. We take a hit paycheck wise when this happens, but I'd rather have that happen than have Phil out driving around on the ice. He's a great driver in the snow, but out in NJ, the second they'd hear that snow was coming, they'd salt and sand ahead of time, so this ice crap didn't really get a chance to form up in the extent that we're dealing with it. It's totally different to drive in.

Here, we hear that snow is coming and everyone kinda stands around and stares at eachother in stunned silence, and then they go get a mocha at Starbucks, not really understanding what could happen, and not having a budget for sanders and salt trucks. Normally we don't end up with snow like this, so doing the salting thing might be overboard.

So it sucks, but it really is a good thing that Phil's been home.

Sebastian on the other hand, well the little bugger is starting to get on my nerves a bit. His three day weekend has stretched into a five day weekend and I think that his little brain is starting to turn to moosh, because he told me today that he really hopes that there's school tomorrow.

I do, too. Heheh.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Haha DoubleBacon CheeseBurger :) Hope you are enjoying the Mauler. By the way this coming weekend (26-28th Jan) is double XP weekend on City of Heroes :)

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Kallisti