Writer's Block: Fantasy Sports

Imagine you manage a coven of baseball-playing vampires. The Cullen family is really strong this year and you want to bring in a ringer. Which currently active MLB baseball player do you sire?

But is it a vampire league or just a vampire team in a regular human league? Serious game scheduling issues if it is the only vampire team, can only really play at night or there is a good chance that you will need to replace more than just one player when all your players sort of combust walking out into the sunlight to play.

Also garlic on the ball would be pretty funny too.

WoW Zombie Plague

Well it looks like the zombie plague in WoW has been cured, I miss the zombies already its so neat and tidy without them. Looking forward to see what the rest of the pre-expansion launch event holds in store.

It was quite boring at the start, there was just not enough to go around for a proper hunt and it took far to long for an infected individual to turn, so was almost unspreadable.

It did get pretty awesome towards the end though once the incubation period got really short, they were everywhere shabling through the piles of corpses, then I knew it was finally time to go hunting.

Didn't matter if I was mowing hundreds of them down with my hunter or jumping in with a group of others on my priest and trying to keep them plague free whilst they did the killing it was really cool.

If you got infected and couldn't get cured it was a case of running away and getting as many other zombies to follow to buy your fellow zombie hunters space before exploding yourself to avoid repair bills.

The other upside was that the Allies were so busy with their own zombies if you wanted to go somewhere remote and do quests on low level characters there was almost no chance of getting ganked by allies, zombies are slower you can run from them, and they don't have stealth abilities.

Stangely the forums all seem to be full of people complaining about the event, no idea why, it really was pure awesome.

Spore update

OK so now I am almost stuck in a loop of defend homeworld, try to leave planet, get a comm before I jump system to come defend planet again. Very frustrating

Good news is I just got Gunner Achievement for 500 spaceship kills out of it, 475 of them in my airspace I would estimate, and I have finally got efficient at defending the cities now that I am down to the last one on homeworld, so now maybe all I have to do is replace a turret or two on the city after a battle, max of about $2000 but earn about $30000 in salvage from the shot down ships.

When I finally get to break orbit my gravity weapon has recharged so I go to a random enemy planet within one jump (with the several levels of engine upgrades paid for with salvage this is a wide radius) and flatten it. They don't seem to bother rebuilding so I will eventually win the war with this strategy.

Then I can go back to the easy money of spice trading and the enjoyable activities of space exploration and eco system building (once the attacking race is wiped out or surrenders)


So Spore finally came out (after the years of waiting since seeing the Early Demo presentation), and it is a lot of fun.

Its pretty awesome when not long after your creature grows legs and comes up on land you get stomped by a giant version of something you made in the creature creator a few months earlier because you are too busy thinking "wow, cool, I made that" instead of running away like you should.

The Space stage is proving to be a far greater challenge any of the earlier stages, buying other Cities to take over the world was easy, buying star systems to take over the universe costs a lot more, and a lot of the funds need to be diverted to setting up colonies and terraforming.

Also since I don't seem to be able to fight in space, only in atmosphere it is proving hard to go invade the colonies of the race that keeps attacking my colonies, they just shoot me down in space when I get near one of their systems but I can't shoot back. This means cash is being soaked up on repairs, and time is being wasted flying back to defend colonies instead of expanding the empire to meet game goals and earn the cash to buy out systems or paying other races to go blow stuff up for me.

Maybe I should try the Space stage with the race of creatures I just took over the world with millitarily, maybe they can fight in space.

The good thing about the guys that keep attacking me however is that they fly around in Firefly class Starships (like Serenity) that came in one of the TV/Movie spaceship packs I downloaded, so at least they look cool whilst annoying me.

My Hunter needs a new bow

So I've been playing with my hunter again recently in world of warcraft and decided I needed a new bow (elves with guns just look silly). I looked at the options available to me and about the best way to get the sort up upgrade I want is to do battlegrounds and earn honour and Marks to purchase the S2 Arena Crossbow, so I have started working on that.

Today I discovered something interesting about it when looking for peoples opinions on the bow. It was designed by a very sick kid that visited Blizzard HQ with the Make a Wish Foundation, I am assuming it the artwork that he helped design, because I am sure they already had the stats for the bow ready to go.

I knew there was some sort of special phoenix flying mount that they designed for a terminally ill kid, probably the same guy, since the note on the bow name is "of the phoenix" in it and says "Finely crafted to Ephoenix's specification"

I just think that is really cool.