Hallelujah – Progress!

Miracle of miracles — I actually played video games today. I can’t even remember exactly when the last time was before today. Kind of sad.

Beyond Good & Evil

I made good progress on Beyond Good & Evil. I got lots of pearls (the major form of currency on the planet Hillys). With the pearls, I bought flight stabilisers for my ship. I can sense the end is near.

Tangent: I was reading Nintendo Power today and found out that Peter Jackson handpicked the lead designer for his game adaptation of King Kong. This person is Michel Ancel, the lead designer for Beyond Good & Evil.

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

I wandered around in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, having forgotten where I was supposed to be searching for the Sky Temple Keys. In a moment of inspiration, I checked my inventory and discovered that I’d already found all of the Sky Temple Keys for the Temple Grounds and Dark Agon. So I just needed to search Dark Torvus and go back to the Ing Hive for the keys there. I got one of the Dark Torvus Keys, and decided to call an end to the session. Sadly, I didn’t find any more power-ups.

Guild Wars Prep

I read this yesterday, and I’m tempted to create a Monk primary in Guild Wars just to experience what it is to be a Monk. This makes me wonder whether I have masochistic tendencies (that was a joke). I may just do it because I am really curious. I’ve never played an online game before, and I think it would be interesting to experience as many aspects as possible, even the potentially horrible ones.

I got the Guild Wars strategy guide last week. An unusual move for me, because I generally don’t buy strategy guides. Even before reading the guide, I had already decided which professions to play, but it is interesting reading.

I have a narrowed-down list of potential character names. It will probably be long-ish and a bit poncy. :-D I tend to spend ages picking out character names, because that’s the kind of person I am. I think the only exception was for my first D&D character Wolf Jäger, who’s names I chose from a list of German names.

Dyannamika and I settled upon a name for our guild, but my other friend was not so keen on it. He didn’t say it outright, but I could tell he didn’t like it. He didn’t have any suggestions, either. I think it’s a cool name, and hopefully it’s not taken whenever Dyannamika and I finally get playing. If Roomiepbt doesn’t like it, then he had better come up with viable alternatives, or he can go form his own guild or join another.

Both Dyannamika and I want to be guild leader, but there can be only one. I think we can all agree why I am the best candidate:

Star Wars Horoscope for Aries

Like many Aries, you have demonstrated your penchant for inflicting pain.
You feel you are at the center of the universe and that you must be in control.
You enjoy being a leader… and you find that your aggression and quick temper serve you well.

Star wars character you are most like: The Emperor


  1 comment for “Hallelujah – Progress!

  1. Dyannamika
    6 June 2005 at 02:55

    Er… I don’t know If I like your method of er… chosing leader… mainly because:

    “Like most Geminis, you are a playful little creature.
    You tend to be extremely curious, craving knowledge but sometimes having a short attention span.
    For the most part, you are charming and loveable.
    But at times, you can seem scattered and high-strung.

    Star wars character you are most like: Ewoks

    But, little do you know, that Ewoks are actually fierce creatures that hide behind their cute veneer, waiting only for the right moment to… strike!

    Of course, that means, I should be leader, because Ewoks are strong in the force… yeah. Uh. Aah. I’m going to drink my tea now.

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