Shadow, Shmadow, Looks Bright Enough To Me!

This event has blown my mind.

I actually knew about the Shadow Worlds MANY moons ago – like back in the Sentinels and Advocates days. They existed back then. Sometimes one of the admins would get a little crazy and do something wacky like make everyone 20th level.

But now… Now, there are SOOOO many different little things going on in the Shadow World that news pages have a tough time keeping up with all the wackiness!

What do I think of it?

It’s brilliance. Sheer brilliance. I’d LOVE to see some statistics put out on how many people re-activated their accounts this month just to play there. I know of at least 5 people that did so.

“Bah!” you say. “Those people will only stick around until they’re bored!”

…So? They’re not there at ALL now, so what are they hurting? They’ve come back, and at least two of them made characters on ‘real’ servers just so they could explore some of the stuff they missed on Shadowclaim. That, as my mother likes to say, is a good thing.

I don’t know what it would take and if it would be harmful to the regular updates and awesome work in the rest of the worlds the current live team is doing. But I sure would like to see this as a regular thang. Once a month, for one week, open up Shadowclaim and let folks go hog wild. Not just the players, either – you can’t tell me there weren’t some Turbies having a great time!

So I think this was a GREAT idea, and I really, really hope it gets repeated.

Now that I’ve said all that… Why can’t we kill Elyssa? C’mon, that chicks’ had it coming for YEARS now! Tell me I’m the only one that wanted to pop her in her royal pie hole! Wouldn’t that be fun? We could have had server-wide hunts for her! Set her lose in one of the dungeons and tell her if she makes it back inside some keep or something (that can’t be portaled to!), she’ll be allowed to live.

Until the next night.

And this levelling business: c’mon, was there ANYONE not at level 126? I mean, besides me? Yeah, I made it to like level 5 before getting bored trying to level and instead chased Bael around, pestering him.

You say to your monarch, “OMG HI HIH HI HI!”
Your monarch Bael’Zharon tells you, “Okay, who the heck let Kwip in the monarchy?”
You say to your monarch, “OMG POWAH LVL PREESE”
Your monarch, Bael’Zharon, tells you, “No, go away!”

You say, “Bael! HI HI HI! OMG HI! u r ma friend 4 evah!”
Bael’Zharon says, “If I kill you, will that stop you?”
Bael’Zharon attacks you and misses!
Bael’Zharon says, “…”
You say, “Woah…you missed me. Man, do YOU suck. I don’t wanna be your vassal anymore!”
Bael’Zharon says, “It was a bug!”
You say, “Yeah, right, suckwad. HEY, ANYONE NEED A VASSAL!”
Asheron says, “Yes, I do! Pledge to me!”
You have broken your allegiance to Bael’Zharon.
Asheron has accepted your oath of loyalty.
Bael’Zharon says, “Nooooooooooooo!!!! Not to HIM!”

The Admins need to have MORE power, I say. I want to see things like Ben and Jerry’s raining down from the sky! And a special “Ben & Jerry’s Smite” that’s like a level ten spell that causes frozen pints of B&J to smash into your opponent’s head for a BAZILLION points of damage!

It’s funny how all the officials were saying things like, “We’re just, ah, testing the servers. Yes. Testing them. This is not, I repeat, not our chance to really get out here and smack the crap out of the lot of you whining girlies like you so richly deserve!”

I mean, come on, if you could drive a Tremendous Monogua around, would you waste your time trying to fit into the Disco? ‘Course not. You’d be busy seeing just how many players fit under your size 12,000 Nikes.

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