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I’m currently enjoying playing a Druid Night Elf whose professions are herbalism and alchemy. Gathering herbs is on the agenda for me today – the self made agenda, that is. And I’ve been at it for ages, running around Teldrassil trying to find some herb.
I complained to my husbandwife, heather, on aim.
[7:30 PM] self: trying desperately to get to level 120 with herbalism
[7:30 PM] heather: i love herbing
[7:30 PM] heather: but since i usually play hunters, it’s nearly impossible
[7:31 PM] self: but it takes soooooooo long
[7:31 PM] heather: cause i have all the types of enemies i can get flagged on my minimap
[7:31 PM] heather: so i never see where herbs are.
[7:31 PM] heather: cause i’m like IS THAT A THING TO KILL OR A FLOWER
[7:32 PM] self: …you just hover over over to see?
[7:32 PM] heather: yeah, but you can turn on herbs in your minimap
[7:32 PM] heather: and they show up as a yellow dot
[7:33 PM] self: is that an add-on
[7:33 PM] heather: but then, so do all non-aggro creatures.
[7:33 PM] heather: no, click the magnifying glass
[7:33 PM] heather: and click whatever in there says something about herbs.
[7:33 PM] self: MOTHERFUCKER
[7:33 PM] heather: hahahaha
I really should read my strategy guide or something.
I’ve just worked out for more than an hour and feel extremely big and clever.
I need a root canal! Fabulous. I went to the dentist yesterday and was drugged and poked and got drilled on (a win in itself), and it became evident that what was wrong with the tooth could not be fixed. The aftermath hurt like no tomorrow, and I took some painkillers under the supervision of Mr Pharmacist. I still ended up completely zoned out at work the next day (fell asleep twice, once during a conference call. Go me.) so went home at half past three, curled up in bed, and woke up again at 7pm. I feel less drugged now.
The fabulous, magnificent, beautiful
And then I found my Animal Crossing DS game, which has been AWOL for weeks. Not a bad day all in all, if you ignore the whole falling asleep at work thing.
Timeline for recent computer woes:
September 1: Learn of existence of Spore. Get ridiculously excited. Is slow, but has not been paying attention.
Sep 5: See Spore in a shop. Look at it, touch it. Get more excited. Realise as home computer only has in-buildt graphics card, this not be very compatible. Sulk.
Sep 6: Go to PC World to look at graphics card. Get advise from nice tech that it’s better and cheaper online. Agree, go home with nothing.
Sep 6: Order graphics card online. Squee.
Sep 8: Verify address to dabs.com. Annoyed that they refuse to ship anywhere but card address, as always have stuff shipped to work. Sulk.
Sep 10: Graphic card arrives at home! Only self is at work, so get red ‘Sorry you were out’ note. As is leaving for airport straight from work on Friday, arrange redelivery at local post office on Monday.
Sep 13: Birthday party. Get gift: Spore Galactic Edition! Joyous celebration!
Sep 15: goes to post office on my behalf. No package. Arrange redelivery again. Sulk.
Sep 16: goes to post office. Still nothing.
Sep 17: goes to post office. Still nothing. Self pine for graphics card so hard that end up buying Sims 2 Double Deluxe in lunch break in anticipation.
Sep 18: Is home sick. A new ‘Sorry you were out’ note arrives with the rest of the post. Run out to talk to post delivery person. He says someone was there to deliver it earlier and we were out. He has no box. Self was in bed all day, heard no knock. Is completely confused. Log complaint. Arrange redelivery for HOME on Saturday. Pissed of.
Sep 19: Pout more over card. Get really excited for next day, plan magical installing and game time.
Sep 20: Post arrives, no card. No ‘Sorry you were out’ note. Totally confused. Go to post office. No box there, either. Get pissed off. Staff don’t give a shit. Weep angry tears. Go home and hide in bedroom to sulk. Log ANOTHER complain. Wonder if will ever get card. Despair. Stare on Spore Galactic Edition. Decide self must become dictator, and will replace Royal Mail staff with Robots.
I look back to the days before the DS and the Wii were released, when Nintendo’s console was the Gamecube and the handheld was the Gameboy. Wow, how things have changed. Back then, I saw Nintendo as the system for kids, and I mean that in a nice way, really. I used to sell these things, and I knew my target group for every product.
When the DS was released, at first not much changed. Warioware? Nintendogz? Good games, but not a revolution. I sorta kinda wanted the DS for the Warioware, but I got a PSP instead and felt it was highly superior. And hardware-wise, it was. After a few months, it dawned to me that Sony kept releasing PSP versions of films, and very few games. I was annoyed, because I didn’t find any games I really wanted. And before long, I noticed the rows and rows of DS games in shops, and they all looked fun.
Enter Brain Training. I was sold. A game with puzzles, that supposedly helps your brain stay active? I tried it out, and it was great. I also got addicted to Sudoko through it, as the Brain Training game included several puzzles and after one, I was hooked.
Since then, Nintendo has firmly cemented its position as the best gaming platform for me. Okay, so the graphics are simplistic, and sometimes so are the games. So what? I had great fun playing games with crappy graphics way back when, more fun than games that seem too realistic, as they plain freak me out. Nintendo now offers games to keep you fit (Wii Fit, My Health Coach on the DS), language classes (My French/Spanish Coach), magic tricks.. and now cooking.
Today, I exchanged in some other DS games to get Cooking Guide. I found a recipe, when shopping and when I came home, the game led me through the cooking step by step, with pictures and audio. Result: I made Beef Stroganoff for the first time. It was delicious.
I love the future, and I love living right here, right now and experiencing how much everything is changing around me. It’s brilliant.