A Mean Idea to Call My Own

Traveling today, back in my adopted town tomorrow.

In the meantime … I’ve done some work on back info you might find amusing. As you’ve probably noticed, I revamped the look around AFK Gamer. (And if you’re reading blogs via feed reader only, you’re wrong.) More importantly, I fixed some of the static pages and expanded the historical record. If you’re the type who enjoys second-guessing others’ poor decisions (e.g. mine) — and we’re talking YEARS OLD decisions here — you might enjoy this.

Within the limits of blurred memories, I documented my game characters and guilds over the past ten years. Here’s an example of why this is mildly amusing: EQ – Original Main: Druid (soloing juggernaut), Next Main: Bard (post-Luclin soloing juggernaut), Constant Alt: Cleric (equip my Mains, kthxbye).

Takes me a while to figure out the system, but once I do, immersion and community be damed, I’m working it.

While it took me weeks to remember all that and piece together the dates, I realized that most of the memories had become fond ones. That’s one of the advantages of losing your mind.

The Obsequious GM

I left you some Christmas cookies on ye olde hearth.

Now you’ll know what the Foton-stalkers already know, there’s a new photo set on AFK Gamer’s Flickr account … The Obsequious GM.

The Obsequious GM, Part 1

It’s an 11-screenshot tale of a hapless World of Warcraft player and a bug (no girl, sorry) and his descent into sniveling apologetics.

I know you were hoping that I would post my 2006 List of Worthless Gaming Blogs, but alas and alack, like the ever-elusive Wii, it’s not to be.

Gnome Porn

When people google Gnome Porn, I want to be on that list somewhere.

Gnome Porn

Opening day of World of Warcraft’s Feast of Winter Veil, Ironforge became a gnome ocean after players disfigured their virtual selves in the gnome-ifier outside the gates.

More from Winter Veil in the Flickr photo set.

Holiday Site Notes (aka Stalking Foton):
Traveling today, out of town until next week. (Spammers: that doesn’t mean I won’t be watching the comments.) Probably won’t have time for Warcraft while I’m gone, but I’ll be doing some Gears of War on the new XBox 360 my nephews will be getting for Christmas. Funny how that’s gonna work out, eh?

Have a good holiday and spend some of it AFK — family facetime now can net you guilt-free gaming later.