Glad to be of service. And now I am curious: Was the pile of clean towels just the most convenient place, or was there a particular appeal to them? I had not considered this, but you know, if they were fresh from the dryer that might be pretty soothing in and of itself.
Jesse informs me:
whoever this is, make friends with them immediately. they are your kind of person.
yeah, you helped me make the psiioniic sound like a Real Hacker, you were mega helpful
also you can convey to them that i’m super happy to get headpats because i’m really proud of that story :)
Yes, it was intended as a joke. Because, of course, virtually no one changes their choice of pronouns for a pet after surgery. But randomly and aggressively correcting people’s word choice in nonsensical ways is what makes tumblr what it is!
Well, first thing: I think the biggest problem with modern MMOs isn’t that the MMOs have gotten worse, but that the players have. People are always telling each other to learn to play, but really, the people doing that are the ones most likely to have completely forgotten how to play. The main thing I look for, honestly, is evidence of a maintained social environment. That is to say, evidence that harassment and abuse will get people removed. Rift used to have a serious problem with this, but they have corrected it, and corrected it very thoroughly. I kid you not, tonight I saw someone get a public reprimand from a GM for a racist remark 36 seconds after he made the remark.
I also like to see diversity of activities, and that does include activities I’m not interested in, because those attract other players who might have some but not all interests in common with me.
Basically… A lot of it is not so much about the game as about the surrounding things. The point of an MMO is the other players and online interaction; if that sucks, the game sucks. It might be a game that would be really fun to play as an offline LAN game, but the MMO experience will suck.
I look for the ability to think about what I feel like doing, and go do things like that. I don’t mind “theme park” games as long as they have a large and diverse set of activities, but I like to feel like I can log in and do something fun, and ideally feel like I’m “making progress”, without having to dedicate huge chunks of regular time to it. Guilds (or free companies, or whatever a game calls them) matter a lot, as do other social groupings.
Also, I look for an addon API, because the ability to modify the user interface to suit my needs is a Big Plus. This is one of the reasons I’m so much more active in Rift than in FF14 or DDO.
It really was. Partially, I think, precisely because the devs clearly had no clue at all how you do these things, so they did a lot of very interesting things that most companies don’t. Also because of their extremely good social tools.
Maybe! Long story short, I can generate a referral code, and I have no idea whether or not it can apply to a given account. I think if you haven’t previously had Rift stuff on the account, it may work.
Note that there are cool bonus things to be had by getting a referral link from someone who already plays. Also they may get cool stuff if you do that. Hint. Hint. (Link not included, in part, because I have two accounts and I have different reasons to want to refer people from each.)
I have not played either. The people I know who like SWToR have said some positive things about it, but I’ve been told the F2P model is sort of unfriendly. Also, Electronic Arts is a sort of crappy company. I know virtually nothing about STO. I am not that big on space opera.
I haven’t! I’ve heard mixed things about it. Mostly, though, I am just not that interested in the superhero thing. CoH was sort of unique and magical for me.