Sunday, August 28, 2011

An Exercise Wheel For Cats?

An exercise wheel for cats? I think I've officially seen everything. If I ever adopt a couple kittens, then I'm definitely buying this thing...

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Map: GreenMix
Author: Schomik
u]i[u* - The Gethouse of Immortality!
Game Type: 1.09 TeamGame
6 Players

Welcome to GreenMix, a map used by The Unique Immortal Units as part of their map rotation. So is it worth playing? Well, the jury is still out on that. Please take note that I am rusty as Hell at Rune, and haven't played regularly for between a year-and-a-half to two years due to computer problems. I'm relearning how to play, so I do not yet have the "juice", so to speak. So what about GreenMix?

Well, it's GREEN. Like....very, very green. Distractingly green. The map has this eerie green glow that hurts my eyes a bit, and makes it just a tad difficult to see smaller details. The impairment is minor, but it is an impairment for me, and it manages to make gameplay into a slightly irritating experience. The upper levels of this map are not green, so you can get a break from it if you wish, which is nice. My feelings are that if the glowing had been more subtle, and less pervasive, it would have provided a superior aesthetic experience. Take from that what you will...

I will say that the layout is pretty good though, and there are lots of "hidey-holes" for you to lay low if you need them. I'll definitely need to check out the map again, because I can't remember if all the weapons are present or not. If this map has a full roster of players again, then I will take this map on a second run in order to more carefully explore it. It's good enough that it merits it, despite its flaws.

So how would I grade this map based upon my first impression?

Final Grade: C+

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Updating Some More? Hell, Yes.

I'm still updating the site. I've added new links to Rune clans and whatnot, and have also added new links to blogs for roleplaying games from time to time. So to be continued...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Played Rune Tonight...

I played Rune tonight, and it was good. I actually enjoyed this game for the first time in a year-and-a-half. In all this time, my computer simply would not run the game, but it's running very smoothly now.

My brother is visiting from the Seattle area to help out with some family affairs, and he graciously helped me to reinstall Rune onto this machine. Everything works like a charm now. The only problem is that most of the active Rune servers seem to be 1.01 servers, so I guess I'll have to get 1.01 installed on my computer as well, so that I can play both 1.01 and 1.08....

So What Happened?

I don't particularly want to discuss it on this blog, but it should be noted that my beloved mother passed away in her sleep less than two weeks ago, and I'm just feeling really raw and terrible about it. What can I say? I miss my mom. :(

Anyway, I'm now forced to make some real life-altering decisions that I hoped to postpone for a few more years. Well, no such luck. Fortunately, I have a great support network of friends and family, and that makes all the difference in the world. Please take note that if I'm acting weird towards anyone, I apologize in advance. I figured that an explanation was in order, and this is it. I may write down my feelings about this tragedy at some point, but I don't really feel that this blog is the place for it. From now on, my other posts will be focused on issues more germane to the site, so stay tuned...