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Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003, 02:16 pm
Awww yeah

I get my computer back this evening! finally!.

It seems that this time around, the motherboard was fried, which is about as bad as it could have been I guess. The odd thing is that by now, I don't care so much. I've spent the better part of the last fortnight painting fantasy miniatures for games of D&D or MERP or the like. I've done a knight with warhammer and an elven scout/archer/ranger so far (much of the rest of the time was spent trimming and cleaning and converting the models in question before painting them) and on saturday I picked up the helms deep heros set from games workshop (aragorn, cloaked legolas, cloaked gimli, eowyn, haldir, theoden, gamling, elven standard bearer) and the battles of middle earth magazine (men of gondor, elven swordsmen, elven archers) and sometime soon I intend on getting the elrond model because it's intensely bad ass. Once the computer is back I'll take a few pictures if it seems like anyone is remotely interested :).

On a different note, somewhat more computer gamey related. Now that several of us have working computers and something approaching decent web connectivity, what do people think of the notion of a bit of Anarchy online (yeah, I know what I said about it before, but those issues were dealt with in later patches) together as a gang? Iresprite, gothwalk, inanna, puritybrown.... I'm looking at you people in particular here. It's a cheap enough subscription and I'm sure one or two of us have l33t sk1llz... or something. Gothwalk can be an enforcer with a huge sword, I'll be an engineer or a doctor, iresprite can be some sort of gun-ninja and inanna can be a nano technician and (as is usual with these games) make us feel inadequete because her spells do more damage than guns and don't use ammo, or cost money. Metalrabbit could be one of those adventurers who turn into parrots and rabbits and massive sixteen foot high slavering saber toothed wolverine lion things.
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Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003 06:48 am (UTC)

Oh god yeah, the LOTR models are fantastic, and properly proportioned too, the only one I could possibly fault is the helm's deep gimli (the one I have) as his axe is slightly too big, if you compare it to the fellowship version it's considerably larger. Two Towers/Helms Deep Legolas though is an amazing mini, aragorn is okay (previous ones were better). The bad guys are the best though, the balrog, cave trolls and ringwraiths, when properly painted are stunning.

As regards AO, I'll keep him under control. We'll have regularly scheduled sessions, and you can play it windowed, so he can play it while doing other web stuff.
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Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003 06:49 am (UTC)
mr_wombat: Of course

In a variety of styles and colors, not to mention the possibility of shades and a hat of some description.

Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003 09:02 am (UTC)
iresprite: Re: Of course

Do not tempt happy fun [Unknown LJ tag].

Evil man.

Send more details if it becomes feasible.

Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003 10:14 am (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re: Of course

Shall do, expect one in the next couple of days.

Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003 07:00 am (UTC)

Oooh, now this idea has merit. DSL should be arriving Chez natural20 soon and I really want to play some online games at some point.

Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003 10:11 am (UTC)

The more the merrier :) The nice thing about AO is that it's really tilted towards setting up groups like this. For example, in most games exp is divided equally amongst all members, in anarchy online though, everyone gets an amount roughly equal to the total (or used to anyway).

I mention AO as the default because it's the best deal,low subscription and the excellent features that were previously marred by bugs are now more or less bug free.

It's a pretty mature (in the code and bugfixes sense) game, reasonably stable and has epic scope with 375,000 square miles of terrain to explore. If we set ourselves up as a guild we could make the game a lot of fun for each other, and guild membership also brings the benefits that you can buy guild abilities and skill bonuses that help everyone in the guild.

Plus, I know the game reasonably well and there are tonnes of guides knocking about. If anarchy online sounds appealing to everyone involved, I'll mail around some details and stuff.
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Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2003 12:23 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat: Cool

I'll post more info as I think of it, there's loads more in the next post now :)