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November 30, 2009

Perfect World MMO on Linux

Filed under: Games — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:15 am

Perfect World runs without a hitch on my ubuntu laptop. It’s a free to play (with a cash shop) MMO with a base in chinese mythology. The game has a martial arts movie feel to it with unrealistically high jumps and crazy combat sequences. The realm servers all seem pretty active and the people seem friendly and helpful. If you’re interested in an MMO with an eastern feel, Perfect World may be worth a go.

November 28, 2009

Leveling in Runes of Magic

Filed under: Runes of Magic — Cranky Sysadmin @ 1:47 pm

After several weeks of playing RoM, my mage/priest is at levels 40/33. My old strategy was to keep the two class levels even, but I found that I was running out of quests. Besides, while leveling the priest side is fun, it’s noticeably slower then leveling the mage side.
Read on about my new leveling strategy

November 23, 2009

Money is Freedom

Filed under: Navel Gazing,Politics — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:50 am

Most people seem to think that money is something one exchanges to get goods and services. It is that but at a deeper level, money is freedom.
What can money buy?

November 20, 2009

Attribute Runes

Filed under: Runes of Magic — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:14 am

In WoW, one of the ways to permanently enhance your gear is through the use of gems. To “gem” your equipment, you need to have a gem of a particular color, and a matching or compatible socket. The equivelent process in Runes of Magic involves using runes and gear with rune sockets.
Read about combining and using runes

November 9, 2009

How is RoM Different from WoW?

Filed under: Games — Cranky Sysadmin @ 11:53 am

Below the fold, I will be talking about the Runes of Magic dual class system, the item shop, and housing. These are things which are different or missing in WoW. I won’t talk much about upgrading weapons, which is entirely different then WoW because I haven’t tried it yet.
The Fold (read on)

November 4, 2009

Runes of Magic is Still Interesting

Filed under: Games — Cranky Sysadmin @ 10:59 am

Now that I’ve been playing Runes of Magic for a while, I figured I’d share my thoughts about the game so far. Currently, I am leveling a Mage/Priest (mage 20, priest 15). When the mage is the primary class, I do an amazing amount of damage. The priest side does less damage, but feels more survivable.
Why am I still playing RoM?

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