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Closing the Dawn Blinds
Googleshng - May 6 '04- 4:00 Eastern Standard Time
The phrase "burning the midnight oil" doesn't really apply when you
normally do something at midnight, and by dawn you don't need a lamp. Plus, did people used to actually
keep specially labelled emergency oil for such occassions? I'd figure they'd just use the oil they normally
do and run out faster.
Heya, I was just wondering if you planned on getting La Pucelle: Tactics. I know you were a fan of Disgaea, but how do you think this game compares, if you've played it?
I don't have it no, although I'd like it, being as I am ever-desperate for new TRPGs. I'd be inclined
to guess though that it's very much like Disgaea, but not quite as good. Seeing how Disgaea was made
later with the same engine and all.
Public Service Message
Hey, G. Thanks for the lesser known RPG list, I'm-a look into them. And the Mighty Tilde. Anyway, the problem with your multiple emial is that when somebody sends an email to you with the link on the Q&A page, he or she will get a MAILER_DAEMON response, saying that the emial couldn't be sent. HOWEVER! If you read downward, it says that it couldn't be sent to f_@RPGamer.com. Now, I'm no genius, but you're not "f", you're Googleshng. So, it gets through to you, but people think that it was blocked. As such, they'll try to send it again and again, until they get tired of it. Also, the title of the response to my Email yesterday was an adaptation of the title of "Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura," which was one HELL of a good game. The only problem I had with it was I totally whumped the boss of the game intro the ground, the opposite of your friend's "Tough fight" problem. Well, that and it was too easy to get free time at that one place in Tarant. You know which place I mean...
Ick. Better have someone kick the mail server and have it be less buggy. Anyway though, I wouldn't say
those are the only problems with Arcanum. Like having to go up 5 levels to improve a skill one point,
magic not being nearly as fun to mess with as technology ("Gasp! Old rags! Metal shavings! What are such
precious treasures doing in the trash!?!"), and of course all those bugs. Like when you have to collect
400 gold from someone but he only has 200 on him, and he asks you to come back in 2 days. I stood there
for those two days getting him to repeatedly say he'd give me half then and half later until I had something
like 100,000 GP. And at that, each asking pushed back how long it'd take him to get the last 200, so I
could have kept going.
Rabu ando PSO!
Who in the world thinks Kingdom Hearts to be a tough game? I put it on
"expert" mode when I first started it, and I still found it easy enough to
spend most of my time playing the game with one hand and eating pistachios
with the other. You want a game that'll make you scream in frustration, pick
Hoshigami. That game was aggravating (and yet I enjoyed it. I think I've got
a masochistic streak in me.)
On another note, why is it so hard to get a copy of the GC PSO?
--The Irken Child
I'd have to go with it not being a particularly new game. That's why most games are hard to find.
Random end of the week sappiness.
Googleshng...in short...thank you.
But for those of you not in the know, here's the story.
Nearly three years ago I guest hosted this column once. Before my final day,
Google announced that my last column would be "extra Xeno-rific." Those
innocent, seemingly random words stirred something in the mind of one of his
readers. Xenochick, in a bit of a fit, wrote in, angry that my column was
"xeno-rific" and hers hadn't (she had guest hosted the year before). Xeno
took it upon herself to test my knowledge of Xenogears, and I gave my
long-winded response. The next day I received an email, telling me I'd
passed. Then began our email correspondence, which eventually gave way to
message boards, AIM, and finally phone conversations (it turned out we had
more than a few games in common). Fate looked upon me kindly again a year
ago, when an international conference I was attending happened to be near
her home. For the first time, I met her face to face.
Those few days were magical, from moments at the arcade on the DDR machine,
to our first date at Disneyland, and finally that dream-like dance we had
alone in the courtyard (to the music of Xenogears and a few other games, of
course). Time came for me to return home though, a very long and lonely
plane ride ahead of me.
It was not to end that way. Over the course of the summer, we traveled
extensively between each other's homes and even attended Comic-Con together,
she cosplaying as Celes and myself going as Setzer (watch for us this year
as Chris Lightfellow and Yuber of Suikoden III). The distance aspect of our
relationship will soon be ending when she moves to be with me as we both
attend school together next fall.
I don't think I could ever fully express my gratitude to you for the
opportunities you gave me to guest host and your choice of words that
brought to me the love of my life. Aside from maybe you having the award of
being the person to most influence my life without actually personally
Christopher "The Crusader" Ackerman
Also, for anyone out there in reader land going to the Dear Friends concert
on Monday, we'll be sitting in the second row of orchestra east. I'll be in
a long black opera coat and her in an all white dress. You can't miss me
with my long blonde hair, so come say hi to us!
Well there you have it. Proof that you can spend all your time playing/talking about RPGs and still end
up with a fulfilling social life.
Results not typical. Actual results vary from person to person.