There Can Be Only One
14th, 2008 - By Dalmarus
week, I have good news and bad news for everyone. Since I'm a "rip the
Band-Aid off" kind of guy, we'll go with the bad news first. Machail,
our high-level guide guru, has decided it's time to take the reigns as
a Site Lead himself. No, that does not mean we're having another peeps
war to see who keeps the reigns of the Vanguard site. Aside from the
fact that I've banned peeps from this site for all eternity, Machail is
actually leaving the Vanguard team rather than staging a coup.
That brings me to the good news. Please give Machail a huge round of
applause for being chosen as the Site Lead for Ten Ton Hammer's "soon
to be live" Age of Conan site! Machail has been a great Community
Manager here and really deserves the position. I'm glad he got it. He's
pretty happy I imagine too... at least until I start pestering him with
questions about high level dungeons I haven't made it to yet!
So where does that leave you, the reader of our great site? Pretty much
in the same spot you were before. There will be some minor changes to
the weekly format around here, but not a lot. You'll still be stuck
reading my ramblings on Mondays. We'll still have our weekly poll on
Friday. The middle of the week is where things will be changing. I'll
continue to post Monster Projects, but they will be more sporadic than
they have been in the past as I shift my focus to working on quest
guides for the site.
Now that we're up to speed with what's going on around here, let's get
back to my normal rambles - No booing allowed!
I hate to jump to a completely different topic (I will anyway), but
since this thought has been bugging me all week, I have to talk about
Says Temporary Glitches Can't Be Cool?
I'm worried I might be getting sucked into the crafting sphere.
There - I said it.
While that statement may not mean much to most people, those that know
me understand that I simply do not craft. I might dabble for a few
levels (translation = 2 to 3 tops) and then I'm done. While my measly
little level 16 blacksmith isn't anything compared to some of the fine
crafters in the game, this is a major milestone for me.
The thing that bothers me the most about this admission though, is that
while I think I enjoy crafting, I spend an inordinate amount of time
cursing the gaming gods when that Grade A armor piece gets knocked down
to a Grade B at the last second and I'm almost out of points. Now I
have to suffer with a B item just to complete it. Frustration like that
should not translate into enjoyment.
Or how about when you hit that unlucky streak of doing an armor upgrade
and get the "very high" penalty on action costs? So high in fact, that
now you can't finish the item. So along with not having an upgrade, the
piece you were originally using is also gone... along with that rare
resource you just used. If you ever run into her, feel free to ask my
wife about the string of tirades that came spewing forth when that one
Yet for all the cursing and sometimes bad luck I've had with crafting,
I still like it. I still find myself working on it while I watch the
regional chat for people to help out or for that favorite dungeon to
come scrolling down the screen.
There's a certain satisfaction in creating your own armor for a
character, and trying to make the best you can. I enjoy it, but I'm
still trying to figure out exactly why.
What do you think?
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