Franklin Veaux (tacit) wrote,
Franklin Veaux
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Addiction and stuff

For quite some time now, Shelly has rather like playing MMORPGs...massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as Everquest and Dark Age of Camelot. The idea, for the two or three people who haven't heard of those games yet, is you create a character, then introduce that character into an online world where there are tens or hundreds of thousands of other players, all playing other characters simultaneously. You can interact with the other characters, buy and sell weapons and equipment, team up to fight monsters, even fight with other characters. It's all kind of silly, and given the server stress involved in hosting 100,000 simultaneous users, there are inevitable server glitches and whatnot.

I've never played MMORPGs, and I sometimes tease Shelly about them. Well, there's this new MMORPG, see, and it's called World of Warcraft, see, and Shelly convinced me to try it, see, and...

...my name is Franklin, and I'm an MMORPG addict.

In case anyone cares, I'm on the Midevh server, and my character is a troll fighter named Ragnarokkr. Those of you who play can usually find me at Crossroads or Orgrimmar, the rest of you can take pity, snicker, or both, depending on your inclinations.




I'm not a complete junkie, however. We've been spending time with S and her boyfriend lately, and it's been a lot of fun. We wen to Tampa Fetish Party with them last Friday; it was their first exposure to a BDSM play party, and it's always fun to break in play party virgins. Sunday after PolyTampa the four of us went to the beach on a kinda-sorta date-type thing, and we looked upon the Kinda-Sorta Date Type Thing, and It Was Good. Shelly and S's boyfriend seem to be getting close, which is also Good.




And now for something completely different:

Poll #395193 Getting to Know You

All I want for Christmas is:

an iPod
2(4.4%)
a new United States president
7(15.6%)
a rocket launcher
0(0.0%)
Santa's list of naughty girls
1(2.2%)
Doom 3, and a new video card
0(0.0%)
world peace
0(0.0%)
whirled peas
0(0.0%)
a plasma torch
1(2.2%)
paper clips
0(0.0%)
a lifetime of free cable porn
0(0.0%)
immortality
1(2.2%)
to see past the choices I do not understand
1(2.2%)

What is the Matrix?

control
11(25.0%)
billions of people, just living out their lives...oblivious
13(29.5%)
It's the smell! If there is such a thing.
6(13.6%)
a prison for your mind
8(18.2%)
ignorance is bliss
6(13.6%)

You are stranded on a desert island. You absolutely, positively cannot be without...

my Christmas iPod
2(4.4%)
a plasma torch
0(0.0%)
a cotton candy machine...because, hey, free cotton candy!
2(4.4%)
the 1996 Soprts Illustrated swimsuit edition
0(0.0%)
Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason"
3(6.7%)
a department store mannequin
1(2.2%)
an IDE to SATA converter
0(0.0%)
the "Wheel of Fortune" board game
0(0.0%)
a Net connection and a copy of World of Warcraft
0(0.0%)
...oh, and a computer to run it on
6(13.3%)
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