Some good news!

Just two days after I wrote this, Bluemistwar returns to play Runescape. Hope its like the good old days. Can’t wait for us trio to get together, though I feel the game holds anything interesting for us anymore. But it will be fun nevertheless.

I have this idea to create the website just for us. Where we could leave each other off-liners and bookmarks. Maintain a log of all the movies and music we download and watch; probably review them too. Just an idea. Hope I get time for it. I did register a UNI.CC domain for it. Its called http://www.ethirin.uni.cc I’ll start working on it sometime soon.

Its fun this week. Had only 3 days’ of college and since its Diwali – The Festival of Lights, the next I have to attend college again is on Monday! Diwali is a festival of sweets, fireworks and loads of fun! Read the Wikipedia article about Diwali, also the stories associated with the celebration of the festival. Traditionally, yesterday was Naraka Chaturdashi,  today is Amawasya,  and tomorrow is the Bali Padyami.

I read this nice article on the newspaper about how the scare about air pollution and noise pollution preventing people esp. children from bursting crackers. I quote: “Though it is true (the pollution), I’d like to see children sporting new clothes, bursting crackers excitedly and having a happy time.” I feel that all the things that adults are doing to contribute to pollution is far, far more dangerous than children bursting crackers once a year! The children are made to feel responsible for the wrong-doing of the adults.

If you are someone who stopped bursting crackers, thinking about pollution, I say you go out there and have some real fun and burst crackers. But if you think its really affecting the environment around you, plant a tree afterwards.

Runescape

For all the people who don’t know, Runescape is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Player Game); the very first I was introduced to almost 5 to 6 years ago. (Yep, that’s a long time.) Discovered by Bluemistwarrior, we were a group of 3 (Bluemistwar, Vickyschwarz, and Sterex – me) playing it everyday!

When we started playing, the game was 2D, with a lot of bugs, and very few people managing it (besides the creators) and had only 3 servers, and was completely free-to-play! Now, it is 3D, very few bugs, and a huge staff managing it (no sign of the creators now!) and has more than a 100 servers, and has a free-to-play version as well as a pay-to-play upgrade! I wouldn’t call that a happy transcend; partly because I liked the gameplay of the Classic Runescape better. And now, as you could guess, there’s no support for free players and no major updates either. Every time I open the page to play it, I see a whole lot of updates for the paid players (members) including quests (something which made the game very good to play!) and none for the free users. I know I can’t argue much there. (If you haven’t quite realized I’m a free player)

After playing the game for about 2 years, all of us lost interest, and stopped. (Of course, we had finished all the quests and there wasn’t much to do in the game as such) Then there was this occasional logging in to see if our characters still existed. And we’d be amazed to find so many updates that kept taking place.

Now after a gap of 3 years, I started playing again! Don’t ask why. ‘Cause I don’t know if I’d be able to answer it. Anyways, sadly, Bluemistwarrior did not come back. And though Vickyschwarz did come back, he doesn’t play much. That leaves me; playing for about an hour everyday.