Archive for July 2008

And there would be a Tauren named Badhorse.

July 23, 2008

Well, it was probably bound to happen eventually since we were never all that organized to begin with anyway, but I was told by a former guildie that Shuffle completely collapsed due to overwhelming lack of interest. Considering getting people together to do anything other than Karazhan was an impossibility, I’m surprised it took this long. Apparently it’s just alts and offline people (including all of my characters), all the active players remaining went off in different directions. We had a good run while it lasted.

Of course, I know the guild I want to start when I eventually come back to WoW (I know I keep saying this and it’s bound to happen one day!): The Evil League of Evil.

Achievements in WoW or Reasons Why I Should Write More

July 21, 2008

What do I find out today? That come Wrath of the Lich King, there will be achievements in WoW. Why do I need to write more? Because among one of the drafts I started a few months ago, and then never finished since I didn’t feel the idea was fleshed out enough was this thing:

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Since I got it for Christmas, I’ve dabbled a bit in various games for the XBox 360. One of the defining features of the system is an individual’s Gamerscore, where points are earned by completing Achievements.

Each game has 1,000 points built into it by completing these Achievements, which are entirely different for each game and can be assigned however the game developer chooses. There are mind-numbingly simple ones (ex. Kill That Guy), and ridiculously esoteric and arcane ones, bordering on the impossible (ex. Kill That Guy By Only Shooting One Bullet And Do It In Sixty Seconds). It adds depth to certain games long after you’ve played through and beaten them, provided all 1,000 don’t come in one playthrough.

And of course, it gives the XBox 360 (note: I have no idea what the end of this sentence was going to be. Oh well.)

How cool would it be if these things were in WoW?


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I’m freakin’ psychic.