meridia

Mar 082017
 

There is a wagon, one of those rocket-wheel jobs, parked near the entrance to the Shroud in Meridia.

There is a flat space on said wagon, clearly and visibly flat. Except no, it is not. It only looks flat. In reality, it is some weird kind of parabola. It comes to a point. It has no flatness, anywhere.

It is not possible to stand on it.

Back when the Shroud was the end-game, there would be dozens of characters milling about waiting for their party to form. Some players are content to just stand there while waiting, but many are not.

Many are “twitchy”. You know the kind I mean. Jumping up and down, running in circles, shooting things with their crossbows, anything to avoid the boredom of just being still and letting time pass. This is not a bad thing, it is just the nature of people. In fact, I am often one of the twitchers too.

And that is where this wagon comes in. Trying to jump up on the wagon, and then stay there, is a perfectly twitchy way to pass the time.
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Snowy Meridia

 Posted by at 7:22 am  DDO, Game Play  2 Responses »
May 012015
 

If you are along the New England coast this may induce nightmares. For the rest of us, a lovely winter scene, snowy Meridia, in various light blues and whites.

I was going to save this for a particularly hot summer day, but am still time-constrained by work (of all things. Work. Ugh) and so today will have to be the day.

I think this is the largest GIF I’ve posted (click the image to see it full-size), and yet it still comes in at a reasonable-ish 4MB. Not bad.

Anyway. Enough talking. Image time:
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Apr 112014
 

It’s the first-ever DDOGamer video postcard! Sort of. Do GIFs count as video?
 
Meridia Pink Blossom Festival
 
My Gamer Girl and I are off to D.C. to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival. Not to worry, here’s something sort of like a cherry blossom for you too.
 
See you Monday.
 
🙂 😀 🙂
 
p.s. If you haven’t yet voted for the Original Commando class splashes, please do.

Apr 122012
 

Ever see both of them in the same room?

Ever see both of them
in the same room? Hmmmm …

I’ve asked a lot of stupid questions over the years but this is probably the stupidest. Who is this guy? I mean, other than being the NPC that gives the Shroud quest?

The very first time I zoned into Meridia I was struck by the NPC on the load screen. He looked … different. All of the other NPCs in the game have fairly generic facial features. Especially the males. Geometry and symmetry and not a lot else.

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