Archive for March, 2002

Posting news just because…

By K2 on March 27th, 2002 at 1:23 am EST

Hiya gang. Nuthin’ really going on today, or for the past few days for that matter. Some things that might be of interest to you – I’ve retired my main character for DAoC (as well as deleteing all my alts) and am handing over guildmaster status to Memlar as soon as I can find out when that guy will ever be online ;-) DAoC just doesn’t do it for me anymore unfortunately… there’s just too much messed up and tedious with that game to make it worth my while any longer. I dunno if it’s old age or from doing online gaming in some form or fashion for years and years or what exactly, but the appeal is just *gone* :-/ Right now my online gaming consists of a few rounds of chess on yahoo.com (my handle there is k2_3001 if anyone wants a challenge)… that’s about it. I had mentioned to my guildmates that I was going to start a new main character on the Percival server/Albion realm… but even that isn’t very interesting.

Oh well.

Anyways… the Hardfought guild is still alive and active. I didn’t delete my main character on our original home server so maybe later on down the road if Mythic fixes things to make the game more enjoyable I might come back for a visit. Also, in case you’re wondering, things are still a ‘go’ for hosting a Neverwinter Nights server. Shouldn’t be more than a few months away now.

In the mean time, I think I’m going to make an attempt on having more of a real life instead of keeping my ass planted in front of my computer all the damn time. Now I just need someone to show me what a ‘real life’ actually is… :-P

K2

Hardfought website makes it to 100,000 hits

By K2 on March 14th, 2002 at 7:43 pm EST

Never thought I’d see the day… this website received it’s 100,000th hit sometime between 8:30 and 9:00pm last night. Took a year and four months, almost to the day. No big deal really… but it’s kinda neat :-) Let’s see if we can reach a million… :-P

No real news to report… there’s a much needed and anticipated patch getting ready to be released for DAoC that should (in my opinion anyways) make RvR battles much more enjoyable. I haven’t been playing very much lately, been getting bored with the whole game in general. I am kinda hoping this patch revitalizes my interest, since RvR should be better and the level grind shouldn’t be quite so bad. We’ll see. Go to the Camelot Herald to read up on what they have in store.

New ‘picture of the day’ is up. This one is from Memlar from our guild… appears he’s been captured by a group of Rambunctious and Loose Amazon Airline Stewardesses from the planet Playtex. Err… I mean… um… yeah. Just look at the picture, it’s kinda neat how he captured that.

Oh yeah… I taught Scout how to swim earlier tonight! He swam about 12 feet on his own before he went for the edge of the pool to get out. I’ll have him swimming like crazy by the time summer rolls around. Maybe I’ll make that a pic o’ the day or something :-P Catch ya later gang, see ya online.

K2

XML data from DAoC

By K2 on March 5th, 2002 at 9:57 pm EST

Hiya gang. March already eh? Time sure flies…

YES I updated the pic o’ the day, so leave me alone about it already :-P This installment is from Sage, who got an in-game picture while playing DAoC of four Bezerkers in bear-form dancing a nice lil’ Viking dance. Scary. Keep the submissions coming, I’ll post ’em when I get around to it.

Well, since Mythic is providing the DAoC community with the data and the means, I’m gonna try my hand at XML (extensible markup language) on the site here in two different ways. One is to display our guild roster info here, which will be updated automatically by Mythic themselves every couple of days or so. Another is through a Perl script that ties in with XML data threads to display server info here on the site, much like the server display info we have now… catch is, this will run directly off my website instead of having to use someone else’s server as the go-between from here to Mythic’s dbase.

XML is… difficult. What I mean is, the data embedded in each .xml file is actually laid out in a much more logical and extremely versatile manner more so than normal .html or even .asp, but the implementation is tricky. That’s what I’m trying to teach myself. Kinda giving myself a crash-course on XML in general. Hopefully I’ll have some useable data up for you all soon.

Movie of the week – A.I. – damn good movie, just came out on DVD today. It’s long, a little over two hours playing time. I’d classify it as a sci-fi drama tear-jerker. Makes ya think… definitely worth renting.

That’s all I have for today. Gonna get busy and work on that XML output. See ya online gang.

K2