20 Years Later…

I got my first epic in Everquest. Rather, Project 1999, so it still had it’s shares of challenges. In fact I am guessing with Mercs and the new level limit you can probably solo the crap out of the entire process. Not on my EQ. It actually really felt like an accomplishment. There were many…

Star Wars Meatloaf : Part 2

In my first Start Wars Meatloaf post (2 out of 3 ain’t) bad I explored one of the ain’t bad parts with the three different Star Wars experiences I had over the holidays. This post will discuss the IS’s bad part. And also the questionable grammar (often found here, irregardless <– did that on purpose)…

Star Wars Meatloaf

Two out of three ain’t bad. I spent some of my holiday time in the Star Wars universe in three different ways : The Movie, the new single player video game, and the the old Star Wars MMO. They were all different experiences and two were great, one not so much. And, in true “shit…

The Mandolorian is Bad

Pitchforks and fire, Star Wars Fan boys & Girls, pitchforks and fire. Lest I forget – I am one of those fan boys. It’s bad. Like, really bad. So bad, not even Baby Yoda can save it. I love the Star Wars Universe. The games, the movies, the comics, the animated series – even the…

Movies are NOT Real Life

Either are video games. I have noticed this has been a challenge for some progressive reviewers of movies recently. That is too broad of a statement. Let me rephrase. This is the challenge with progressives as reviewers who can’t divorce make believe from reality. Society seems to already be struggling with facts vs feelings but…

Green is Live

Project 1999 launches its “piece de resistance” today and I just checked and it is currently up and running with 1750 players currently on the Green Server (there are 500 still sticking around on Blue). I did hum and hah about it but have decided to play a Shaman on the server. At least to…

Joker (2019)

I have made a few posts here fully mobile, and will link them when I get to a proper computer. I am drinking a beautiful, by a fire, smoking a Monte Cristo #5 while pretty sick. This has no bearing on this post. Except the mobile part. I just watched Joker. Obviously, no spoilers here.…

The Boys (Amazon Prime)

This original series starts off as anything but, well, original. Familiar looking and homogeneously named super folk start off doing heroic deeds. Within ten minutes you quickly realize this isn’t your typical superhero story. And by the end of the second episode you are dealt a healthy, fun does of WTF. I really enjoyed this…

Going Green

It’s hard to believe as Everquest hit it’s 20th anniversary that Project 1999 – the Daybreak “approved” emulation server that is locked in the Velious expansion for eternity – is getting a new server. Project 1999 already has a RED server (For PVP, essentially dead and with XP bonuses) and the BLUE server – which…

On Community

I am away for the first two weeks of every August. I go back to my home town to teach at a hockey camp. We rent a cottage, generally have crappy wifi, and spend mornings and early afternoons at the rink and late afternoons and evenings on the lake. I grew up in beautiful Cottage…

Player Designed Constructs : By Necessity

Yes, still playing Project 1999 pretty much exclusively. Yes, still completely bonkers. Thank you. I wanted to explore the concept a bit of how players substitute missing game features by using what is available to them, and particularly, how this builds social bonds. Specifically the entire guild in Project 1999 called “Dial A Port”. Realizing…