Thursday, November 24, 2005

I just ran from a penguin.

Guess he knew I just chowed down on serious bird-age earlier. =P

Oh, and I'm such a post whore on VN that I "clapped" on Lookie's magic D max thread just so I'd make the post ratings again as top "old fogey."

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy . . .

Thanks . . . giving . . . from . . . W . . . Kkkkkkkk . . . Rrrrrrr . . . Pee!

I'm in Oregon as I write this, frantically hoping the wireless card I have for my laptop will let me get at least a LITTLE AC time in -- hope your holiday is happy and safe!


Moi (mwah?)

Monday, November 21, 2005

What's the point of maxing?

So I just noticed . . . I have 900 mill XP unspent. I'm not close to maxing my stats & skills, but I'm wondering . . . why should I?

What's the point of maxing one's skills vs. getting an augment? Would the few points in Coord, Bow, or Melee D make that much of a difference, against a CS reduction augment?

I got the augment to reduce burden by 20%, and it's flipping great. I'm able to salvage like crazy, make (gasp!) TWO full sets of elemental arrows if I'm traipsing across Dereth, and otherwise not sweat certain loot.

So I'm looking at the list, and people just rave about the CS reduction augment (so 1 in 4 of criticals against you won't stick). That's a cool thing.

But what about my stats? It's so strange, but I'm not sure I'll EVER have a good reason to spend 300 mill on 1 point of a skill, when that's 1/3 of the way to most augments I'd like (I can do the burden thing up to 5 times).


Sunday, November 20, 2005

Woot! 250!

I just killed my 250th Tukora Lugian in the PoTB!


And just like that, level 149. B-)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


I haven't had much time to get online, and when I do, one of two things happen:

1. There's no one in the PoTB.
2. The PoTB is full.

I'm not married to the PoTB as a choice of where to go, since I do heart the Eaters, and um . . . STILL have to do Aerlinthe.

But I'm awfully tired these days. And quests take time. =(

Thursday, November 10, 2005

VN happenings

Wow, major craziness on VN lately. It seems to have (mostly) started by a decree from Grim about the number of OT posts. People have gone nuts with the crackdown.

In a sense, I know just how Grim feels -- 5157 has gotten away with a LOT in the past, but those were mostly the Kiaya days. She's gone now, and to be honest, I haven't thought the OT posts were that heavy. I'm not really sure who the backlash is against.

The only thing I can think of was SC's "manscaping" thread, which it seems to me he should have known was a bit much. The ban seemed a little harsh, more like a lock and a warning would have likely worked (although I haven't had as much time to lurk lately, thing are crazy in RL).

The AynRand thread didn't even seem that bad, although towards the end there was the usual ePeen waiving before devolving into spam. Up until that point, I didn't think it was that outta line.

I suspect this crackdown will die down again soon, and more OT threads will creep back up. But that's not a terrible thing, if it's done "in moderation."

Sorry. =P

@e cracks himself up.