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Now, I not only FEEL alive, but I AM alive!

July 9, 2008

All I know is that I woke up on the shore somewhere, with a young Raki female standing above me. All I could make out from her conversation with me was that she was from the Sleeping Moon. After asking around, others told me where I might go to find the place. I remember being there once, but it was so long ago that between that information and the dream state I felt like I was in that I was sure I would never find it.

But I did. I found it. I sailed for a few days and asked around, and there it was.

I was sent by some Elf to the cold North, not too far away, but high enough to make me nervous and to make me cold.

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July 6th..a long month.

July 6, 2008

So, not only have I been so busy with the podcast, doing the website and other stuff…but Rikoo died.

Essentially I was on the Ustream (see home page..the little live button) showing off for players. One of them asked me to try out a flying mount, and being that it might be a new player I decided to.

I flew off, and the mount fell out from under me. Luckily, I landed in water. Then, phone call time. I made sure Rikoo’s head was out of the water before I walked off to talk on the phone, but when I came back a few minutes later, he was but a corpse.

The people in the chat room didn’t give too many details, but some were saying it was a bug that did it, and that it shouldn’t count. I tend to agree, but dammit if quite a few people saw the death, which would solidify it as qualifying. I immediately logged out, without rezzing at the stone or anything.

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June 1st, 2008

June 25, 2008
So, the Immersion Project has been doing nothing but creating fun times for me. It has become more and more about role-play, but is still going strong in the “player experience” department.

Recently, I decided to ditch my in-game map (easier than it seems) and would only allow myself to find my way around using a physical, real life printed map with no markers (harder than you would think.) Right away I realized how much I relied on the in-game map and how little of the landscape and landmarks I truly remembered.
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May 22, 2008

June 25, 2008

May 22, 2008:

I ended up swimming a great deal more. To be honest, I didn’t mind after a while. I’ve got good armor that holds the wetness lightly but I have decided to trade in these arms for lighter ones.

I arrived on another chunk of land, and heard yelling and smelt fire. Over the hill I found a small burning village. I didn’t like the looks of it.

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May 15th, 2008

June 25, 2008

May 15th, 2008:
Well, so far I have reached what I think is a dead end. A dead end filled with water. I got up the next day (or day after next, I am not sure sure how long I slept, and orcs aren’t terribly friendly) and knew that I would be wet for the next few hours.

Even though I waited for the rain to stop, the grass was still wet and soon my leather creaked like a wooden floor. I recognized where I was, but my map still gave no clues as to where to put the marker.

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May 13, 2008.

June 25, 2008

May 13, 2008.

As many of ya know, I have been playing with my “Immersion Project” rules and decided to try using no in game map anymore. I simply printed off some higher quality hand drawn maps (that have no markers on them) and use those instead. Right before I decided to start this part of the project, I went to Trengal Keep to kill some mobs for my Shadow Puppy quest. Then, I let this character rest for a few days, to help some of the memories of locations fade.

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May 5th, 2008

June 15, 2008

So in Vanguard they have solved the housing problem by having actual plots of land available for purchase.They have a few price levels, from a cheap 3 gold down and a few silver a week to 50 platnium for the huge guild halls! (My guild has one and it is AWESOME looking.) I’m always a sucker for housing. But I had always thought that the Vanguard housing was way out of my reach. I decided to investigate, and what follows is a grand adventure….on a very nerdish scale.

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