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  1. Just an FYI... I wrote something recently as a "just curious how it would go" thing. Back when I used to do NaNoWriMo, I always went overboard and wrote 100,000 words in about 15 days. Recently, it took me over 2 months to write less than 12,000 words. Gah! I guess being down a hand due to my stroke really cost much more than convenience. As a result, I can almost guarantee that I will not do NaNoWriMo again.
  2. A few months ago, possibly. Now with almost 90% of my time dedicated to volunteering, not likely. I'm so tired when I get home that I don't even want to boot up my PC for anything... let alone write.
  3. That is still a nice looking game! I need to get back into it, but I haven't. I'm really not playing anything any more. I started volunteering my time at my church a while ago thinking "it's just a fad that will pass," but I am enjoying my time pushing a vacuum cleaner around that building for free FAR more than I "enjoyed" working on computers for a paycheck. Weird!
  4. Congratulations! That's amazing! I've thought about that myself, but I would have to do something new. The first NaNo I did was in 2007. It was completely new, but it started to feel forced about halfway in. By the time I was finished with it, I washed my hands of it and deleted it from my computer. The second was in 2008 and I took the lazy route. I wrote a novel based on my characters in Star Wars Galaxies. I was proud enough of that one that I actually kept it. It's on one of my external hard drives around here somewhere. I decided to take the next year off and planned on hitting it again in 2010. That is when I had my stroke. I had many times post-stroke that I decided "that's it! I can't type worth a damn any more, so there is no reason to try." The last year though, I've been thinking about dusting off my NaNoWrMo access and trying to see if I can make it work again. Hmmm. Maybe, just maybe, I will! EDIT: Yikes! I forgot November was actually when it occurred! I signed up (because for the life of me, I couldn't remember my old one) but I'll have today to decide if I'm actually going to do it or if I'm just going to watch, read, and re-learn. You see what you have done??? You have... *GASP*... INSPIRED ME. What's up with that???
  5. I'm sorry if I got this wrong. It's early and I haven't been sleeping well the last few nights. Here's a couple of suggestions... 1. You can use the good, old-fashioned "not really clear who is giving the orders" type of thing. What I mean is when he is in the role of "supreme dictator" type of person, you can explain everything about him (his appearance). When he take the position of being the mentor, you can describe him as "cloaked in mystery so that no one is sure who he is." It's a very old way of covering up his identity though, but you can cover that up by making several people that have enough knowledge to pull it off. The end result is you have several people that it can ultimately be. 2. You can always do a "multiple personality disorder" case. You have the two people who act differently but they are the same. You give the indication that they are twins. In the end, you reveal that they are the same person but even he doesn't know about it. In the end, you have two distinct personalities... which opens up a whole new can of worms... especially if the actions of one is in direct opposition to how the other wants it. Just a couple of ideas.
  6. @hunterhead Cool. I play when I first get on in the morning (about 6:30 AM CST), but I just log in to do my "daily" so it is not for very long. I get maybe a half hour's worth. Then I log in to SWTOR and play that until about 10 AM CST. After lunch (about 11:30 AM CST), it's a toss-up... either SWTOR or STO until about 1:30 PM CST. Usually around 3 PM CST, I get back on STO for about an hour or so. Then occasionally I log over and play some old-school EQ for about 30 minutes. I don't always though. I played EQ from '99 until about '05-'06. When I reached the end, that was truly the end. I log on mostly to hear some of the old music... which is weird I know. Then rise and repeat the next day. Ah the life that I lead!!!
  7. Don't know if anyone is still playing this, but I just wanted to say that I am. Just a little bit of time per day, but I've been playing everyday for almost a year. It's a love/hate thing. I freaking HATE HATE HATE trying to play on the ground, but I absolutely LOVE flying! Anyway, it is something to do.
  8. I hit a roadblock. Well, not a roadblock as much as a mood block. I got semi-depressed and when I get that way, it is all I can do to log onto SWG to do some of my daily things... which only take about 10 minutes. Forget playing LotR. My days have basically been siting, going to bed, and eating when my stomach starts really growling. However, I think it is safe to say that I will likely be your sideline cheerleader anyway. By 1:30 PM CST, I am pretty much done for the day. Most people aren't even getting online yet. I was going to try to push past my normal playtime, but I tried doing that yesterday when I got cheered up a bit. My guild was doing something in SWG and wanted me to go with them. I did... and regretted it from the word "go." I could hit anything, couldn't reach out and grab things fast enough, and was generally like the slow child that has the grownups standing around saying, "It's that. No, this one. THIS ONE! God! How do you.... THIS ONE!!!! That's right. Man!" Everyone in my guild over in SWG is good at treating everyone well as they are here in RoH. It is just my issue, but it hasn't gotten one centimeter better in 9 years. It is so frustrating for me. I know what to do, but my putting that into practice... Like I said... frustrating! If I manage to log in this week, I will update you as I go. For now though, both my toons are still level 7.
  9. Both of my characters are level 7 and both are outside the tutorial. YAY!!!!! Next, I need to remember to send a tell to someone asking for membership. But, not right now. Right now, I'm about to be late for meeting a friend for lunch! Nom nom nom!!!
  10. As I stated on the other page, I will begin playing my archer. I played my guardian at first not really paying much attention to what I was playing. I was just having fun! Being on of the "top tier tanks," it scares the dickens out of me! DPS all the way!!! I can't handle tanking anymore.
  11. Yay! I finally got out of the tutorial!!! I really enjoy playing the guardian, but I guess I wasn't thinking too closely about being in a group. I always enjoyed playing pure DPS only when I used to raid with BOTH of my hands. Now that I only have 1, no chance at all will I want to do a tanker or a healer. With tanking, I really move slowly and I feel that my group will suffer, grumble, and eventually call for a revolt! No, I think I will want to play a DPS "that is not counted on to do MUCH DPS because he sucks at it." As such, I will begin playing my archer to find out if that will be more of my speed for grouping.
  12. Yeah! "Traits!" Oh! I didn't even know that they had an option to subscribe anymore. I thought it was like a GW2 thing. "EVERYthing is free! You want to pay for a membership? Pfft! We don't need no sticking membership fees!!!" I may start paying a fee from time to time, but as with anything... it will be about mid-June until I have some money freed up. As an aside (but I will tell everyone anyway... because that's how I roll!!!), the reason I don't have money free right now is that I decided a while ago to buy a couple of chairs. Since having a stroke, my back and body really don't do "normal things." It took a while (and a lot of expensive "I'm buying this because that other furniture is ridiculously overpriced!!!"), but I decided after buying 3 beds in less than 3 years, 2 couches and 2 chairs, and countless other things to decide that I needed to go to that "ridiculously overpriced" store after all. I've been slowly but surely replacing everything... AGAIN!!!! I bought these two chairs... not one at a time which I should have done, but together. Those two racked up debt nearing $5k. A week from this Wednesday, I get paid. Shortly after that, I will get my FINAL BILL from that insane purchase!!! The chairs are extremely comfortable, but I should have just written a check for ONE, eventually saved up more money and then go back and bought my second one. But nooooooooo! I saw both and said, "I have got to have them, my precious!!!" and signed up for going back into debt. Anyway, when that gets paid off, my bed is all that is left, but I'll need a year or more to save up for that. "Well, we can see if you qualify for our credit." Freaking weak-willed so-and-so!!!
  13. @Koro I am willing to do anything, but I should state that I am unable to play on any nights. I tried for a while and my health started going way down. It has now been about a year and a half and my health still hasn't gone up any. Now I start getting really tired before most people get off work and I am a complete zombie when everyone gets stirred up to play. It's another of those "fun things" I have to get used to being a post-stroke person I guess. One question I have that I ran into... when a character reaches level 6, you are told you are now able to customize yourself. Every 2 levels, it goes up even further. When I click the key to go into that "customize" window, I get hit with "pay to click anything." It may not cost much... I don't know, but when I saw that, I logged off and haven't been back on. The whole reason I play "free games" is because I literally don't have a cent to pay out right now. Maybe I will in June sometime, but that is over a month away. Plus, I like spending money on games, but I like to spend it how I see fit... not "pay or we'll drive you crazy until you do pay." Any thoughts on what or why this has come up?
  14. @Koro My human archer is named... wait for it... Aurtorus. I always name a character who lives by the bow Aurtorus. My dwarf guardian... well, I don't know what his name is. I tried naming every name I could think of from my past to "never used that name before" and it said that the name was already in use. What I ended up doing was taking 2 names that were auto-generated, take half of each name (first half on one, last half of the other), and threw an "l" right in the middle. What I ended up with was kind of a dwarf sounding name, but it was so different sounding to me that I don't know what is was. When I log on (probably later on today), I'll write it down and post it here.
  15. I think so. I'm not really up on things yet, but as easy as the first couple of levels were, I'm pretty sure it will all be easy... ish. At least to level 20 anyway.
  16. I just found out about this group (thanks to @Koro posting about it in another thread) and joined. I know stuff about LotR books. I know nothing about this game. I currently just have 2 characters (because that is all the game would allow. I will probably buy more if I fall in love with this game.): a dwarf guardian and a human archer. I am playing the dwarf currently. Anyway, I would love to join in!
  17. I have remained on these lists because I thought that I would one day return to SWTOR. I may yet, but it is getting less and less likely. I guess it is time I have someone take me off your list for both imperial and rebel reminders.
  18. Happy birthday, Kage!

  19. Happy Birthday, @Jixara!!!

    1. Jixara


      Thank you, my friend! :D

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