Not that ArenaNet is telling tall tales, but I do have sour grapes, and no vat in which to ferment them.
If you’ve known me personally for any significant length of time you’ll know that I can have some deep issues with jealousy. You can safely assume then, that reading ArenaNet’s latest blog was genuinely difficult for me.
When I first heard whispers about being able to chat with my friends and guild-mates while not connected to the game, I was over the moon ecstatic.
Then my place of employ blocked everything fun.
I am hog-tied and ham-strung here. These fancy mobile applications sound super fun and being able to interact with my friends on my breaks at work sounds fantastic.
I-device and Android. That’s pretty choice.
Not that I can afford either of them anyway.
Wiki integration with the game sounds absolutely great. Before the Great Laptop Crash I enjoyed the benefit of two monitors, one on which to play and the other on which to reference various things out of game. (or one for photoshop and the other for 3D software, when I was feeling studious) I developed a habit for playing in windowed mode and enjoyed having everything at my fingertips. When I was forced to fall back on my husband’s computer (pushing into its 6th year now) my performance suffered drastically because I refused to give up all my little extras.
I get the impression from the article that the mobile map functionality will be available to active players as well. That does a lot to soothe my jealous ruffled feathers.
I feel a lot like I did in kindergarten. I was relegated to playing with My Little Ponies in the corner while the other kids talked about how cool the new Chip N’ Dale cartoon was. When I tried to join in they said there was no way I could have seen it because I was not cool enough.
I tried logic, citing what happened in the episode, but logic doesn’t work on 5-yr olds.
Either way, I was excluded and not allowed to join in the fun. My fear is that my inability to network socially will once again cut me out of all the fun.
Nobody will like me anymore.
My acne will come back.
I’ll gain more weight.
And I will continue toiling away in my life of obscurity.
What a nest of vipers a simple smartphone application can open eh? I am perfectly aware of my various neuroses. I tend to care for them like spoiled rotten pets.
In other news, I received my new Motherboard today! It’s an Asus AMD 890FX. After the motherboard the only thing I need is RAM (I’ve got my eye on a 4Gb stick of DDR3 1333. GSkill Ripjaws, ooh-yeeeeah)
Have some naked Norn, that makes everything better right?
I took some advice and gave him double-flails instead of a mace and shield. Flail > Mace… right? Also, references!