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Final Fantasy Parody

Like most people, I got hooked on Final Fantasy 7 years and years ago. It was the first video game that I really got “hooked” on since Tie Fighter before it. Anyway, while aimlessly gliding around the web today, I came across this little Final Fantasy parody video that just cracked me up. But be warned… if you never played the game, none of this will make any sense to you whatsoever. But if you did play the game, you’ll really appreciate it. Check it out.

November 5, 2007 Posted by | Fun, Games | Leave a comment

World of Warcraft Beginner Annoyances

Ok, so it’s now been about 24 hours since I installed World of Warcraft on my computer again. I’ve played a bit last night and today, and the world is every bit as vast, rich and engaging as I remember it to be.

However… I also was quickly reminded of some of the annoyances of the game. Not a lot… and nothing too serious… but for some reasons they’re bugging me more this time around than they did last time.

1) Running
Holy crap is can take FOREVER just to get from one place to another (especially at the lower levels when you don’t have spells or a mount to get you around faster. Even just running the simplest of beginners quests can take ages just to run to the place you need to do it and get back. Heaven forbid your inventor gets full before your quest is done and you want to run back to a town to sell the stuff… only to then have to run back, finish the quest and run back to the town again. I understand the advantages to this system… but that doesn’t stop it from being a bit annoying when you’re starting.

2) Repetitive grind leveling
Pretty much the only thing to do when you’re starting out as a level 1 character is to get to level 2… then repeat for a few more levels before you get into the really interesting stuff. I’ve only been back at it for a day and for some reason this time around I can’t stand sitting at my computer more than about 20 minutes at a time just doing the same thing over and over and over an over again. Killing the same easy monsters in the same way repeatedly. It gets annoying… and worse… boring

3) Use Stone only once per hour
You know the stone… the one you can use to teleport yourself back to your inn. It’s a great help against the annoyance of point #1. The problem is once you use it… you can’t use it again until its “cool down” period elapses… which is 60 minutes. Grrrrr… that bothers me.

The game is still one of the best ever made…. but I gotta tell you this time around I’m really not worried at all about getting addicted to it again. Now I’m not even 100% sure I’m going to play it again tomorrow (I probably will… but not 100% sure)

October 31, 2007 Posted by | Games | 9 Comments

World of Warcraft Addiction Delayed

Ok, so as I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve installed World of Warcraft on my computer again after being rid of it for over a year. Got it all loaded up… and realized I can’t remember how to do a bloody thing. It was kinda frustrating. Doug is coming over later tonight to do the Movie Blog podcast… he still plays so I’ll just ask him to show me how to do everything again. So my relapse into addiction has been delayed by a day.

October 29, 2007 Posted by | Games | Leave a comment