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Posted Tue, May 15, 2007 by Boomjack

Big news today, but first...

I wasn't very clear in the column yesterday. That's a real shocker I know. Apparently I touched on a hot subject though, as I received no less than 80 e-mail telling me I was either brilliant or a good selection for a permanent dunce cap.

I did not mean to insinuate that level 1 MOBs should be incredibly difficult to defeat. I was simply trying to say, in my normal awkward, hard to understand way, that we don't need to kill 20 rats at level 1. Let me start out fighting something that is "perceived" to be more powerful. Let me be a hero from level 1 on. Let me start the game defending my homeland from towering titans or armies of minotaurs. Let me feel heroic from the moment that I begin the game and not an insignificant peon who is sent out to wrest rat's fangs from their long dead mouths.

The titans and minotaurs don't need to be incredibly difficult to dispatch. It's all perception. I perceive that I am more important, more heroic if you will, if I am battling an army of minotaurs than if I am sent out to knock wolves on the head with a "rough club".

I was remiss to mention that there is a game that in many ways takes the very road that I am wishing to travel. Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising, a title by Perpetual Entertainment looks like it will break the cycle. I have played the game in Perpetual's San Francisco offices. What we were able to see and play through was a new and exciting experience. I am not in the beta, so I cannot comment on what is seen outside of "closed doors", but what I was able to experience was superb.

Now to the more important news...

Before you read it... please note that our interview with Alan Crosby was done at OGDC, before the news below was public. Alan likely had no idea that this was coming.

As reported by F13, Sigil has flushed their staff.

"...at approximately 4:30PM today, Sigil employees were told to meet outside. At which point they were terminated. On the spot. By whom? Doesn't seem to have been Brad McQuaid, if it was, nobody is talking."

The sky is falling! Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn't. It depends on who you are. The real question is, "Why is this a surprise to so many people?"

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