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3:10 Train to Ledge (Tier 2)

I have a couple of paths I run in my normal "day to day" in EQN: Landmark. There is a sweet, sweet area I found ripe with multiple ores I require for progression, and a hidden forest which is needed for every tool and crafting station (in unfair abundance right now, although they are patching that down as I type this to 60% of current). What is fun about this is seeing other people's creations coming to life. Land claims are non instances (although specific islands are) so you see things grow in real time.

I have started to leave my outskirts location (there is a centralized teleporter to go to other islands/Tiers) because I have requirements that are in higher tiered areas. Currently in Alpha resources are split on Tier islands based on what level you are creating items for. In the future all resources will be on each island, but for now it is easy to sort out where you need to go.

This makes me have to leave my "neighborhood" and venture to the teleporter. Wow, have things changed! It is like going to your home town after 10 years and learning they got a McDonald's, Walt-Mart and Target while you were gone.

Where I am going with this : I hope they don't put in instant travel. If they do, the creating part (which is the main part) will probably be missed in game. Horses? Sure. Just not instantly. Stop and smell the giant castles.

(here's one randomly I ran across)

and here is how players have changed the landscape. (squint)

I have a house now too! (next post =)



I am away from home for work which means no gaming for me (need laptop upgrade, stat) and as such am going to touch upon everyone's favorite topic. Politics. Even more exciting, CANADIAN politics. Canada had it's federal election and had an interesting outcome - the same as the last federal government - a minority government. For my American friends, Canada has more than 2 political parties and as such during an election there is a very good possibility that one party doesn't achieve a full mandate. This basically means that they cannot do anything without the support of at least one other political party to get anything passed. For the record, this is good government in theory. In the USA there is such a polarization - you are a Democrat or a Republican, and one party wins and that agenda is pushed forward for 4 years. The problem when looking at the American system is that I am sure the citizens of the USA aren't just Dems or Pubs but rather a wide range of ideals and personalities. Being forced to accept one or the other as a government every four years is consequential. Since we have a minority government again in Canada, that means the "ruling" party can't pass anything unless they get the other parties to buy into it - meaning a wider range of Canadians, in essence, need to agree to it. The bad part of a minority government is that stalemates can often occur where nothing gets passed. I'll take a larger pool of opinion needed in my government over an agenda shoved down my throat anyday.

Tuesday was the official election day, and I was asked by a friend last minute to be a scrutineer for the candidate he was officially representing. Again, not quite sure how it works in the USA but a person running for political office is allowwed one scrutineer per polling station. This person, after the votes have all been casted, gets to review all the votes (with the other scrutineers from other candidates) and agree on official ballots, spoiled ballots, etc to make sure the count is fair and accurate. After the polls closed I sat dilligently through the vote reviews, added my two cents, and watched the candidate I was helping out with get blown away.


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