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My new MMO – ART.

Art isn’t an acronym. Art is what you think it is.

I slowly came to the realization that learning how to draw is essentially the same as a MMO. No, I’m not pulling your leg.

The goal in most MMOs is to deck yourself out. Learning how to draw is practically the same thing, except its infinitely harder.There is no set path and the manuals are huge. You know, how MMOs work in pipe dreams.

I find myself grinding poses, effectively leveling up a skill. The problem, of course, is inconsistency. MMOs offer some level of respite from risk-reward when it comes to character progression, Aion’s nightmare crafting exempt.

MMOs have a community and so does drawing. Basically, every time I look at DeviantArt, I feel like I leveled above the average fodder, but I’m still undergeared when it comes to people with significant talent and/or more XP. It is literally the same feeling of satisfaction. I don’t know why it is that way, but it’s nice.

At the moment, there’s no MMO that is better than learning how to draw, but that’s because MMOs require the same amount of effort it takes to mull through excercises and return a similar amount of satisfaction.

Not to say I’m toasted on MMOs. Guild Wars 2, Black Prophecy, hell, even FF14 are grabbing my attention.

With that being said, I am consolidating my identity and will likely be haunting my DA account. Once I find another MMO, I’ll come back to PP and start anew. Heck, I might have the basic skills covered so I can start a webcomic.

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Posted by on June 21, 2010 in Uncategorized



I’ve been freaking the freaking freak out ever since this was announced.

You see, I bought the games for 20 dollars during a PAX event. I played the demo and got swept up in the feeling that I didn’t want to play a game that had continual expansions in its future plus a monthly fee. Now, oh god, now I can actually play my free 30 days without guilt, knowing that my characters will not cost money to maintain in the distant future.

However, this brings a new battle to the lands of Middle Earth, one between the old-timers and the f2p influx. Naturally, there’s a stigma involving f2pers, either labeled as shallow or simply too insipid to play by the unspoken rules of the game. There’s whispers about how the old community can’t handle the new community. I disagree.

The old community may complain and they have reason to. Things of a RPish nature will be significantly more difficult to handle and manage because there will be more unscrupulous people on the prowl. However, to say that the old community is going to suddenly crumble when it faces adversity is ridiculous. If anything, players of the common ilk will be exposed to the draconian and terrible nature of a wrathful old-school community, armed to the teeth with lore and a petulance that makes this blogger shudder. If you’re looking to troll the game, beware. You might find yourself completely alienated by how unbelievably weird the community is.

In the end, I am excited. In fact, I’m putting my key in RIGHT NOW so I may indulge in my low-magic fantasy kink.

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Posted by on June 4, 2010 in LOTRO