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First gripe about the Sony transition

The world consolidation has really been a boon overall. Hardlines are now more dangerous places than ever, but there are a lot more people running around and it's easy to find a party. The extra crush of people doesn't seem to have resulted in any lag issues at all. However...

They're going to be "integrating" the MxO chat system with the existing SOE in-game chat system sometime within the next 30 days, which is to say that they're dropping AIM as the in-game chat client- one of the niftiest features of MxO. This means that once this happens I'll no longer be reachable in game through AIM, except when I'm running it on a separate computer. It also means that I can't chat w/my peeps in the Acolytes while I'm at work (granted I only did that once, but it was nice to have the capability).

Suck. Between that and my need to reinstall it on Destroyah I'm more than a bit peeved. If reinstalling doesn't fix the problems that I'm having lately then there's little point in continuing with the game.

We'll see.


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Aug. 16th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
Destroya, is that what you named your G4 cube? what did that cost you anyway?
Aug. 16th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's a Pentium 4. (Yes, I still use Windows when I absolutely have to, and Matrix Online isn't available for Macs.) I name all of the Mac hardware after stuff in Invader Zim, and all of the PCs after monsters that Godzilla has fought. "Destroyah" is the monster that finally killed the Big G (well, until the next move, I s'pose).

How much was he? Um... I don't remember. :-( I know that I got him on clearance at Best Buy. He was a floor model, hence the couple of cosmetic scratches and such. I know he was less than a grand, but then to get him into fighting shape I had to also buy more memory, a better video card, and a beefier power supply to drive the video card. All told it was maybe $1200, but I'm totally pulling that number out of my butt. I can get the specifics if you like.

All in all the experience was rather a pain in the ass, and reminded me why I don't like PCs. The new memory refused to play with the old memory, requiring that I replace it rather than just upgrade it (requiring that a second order be placed). The wimpiness of the power supply was something I hadn't anticipated when I first bought him. And of course he came with XP Home, which needed to be replaced with XP Pro, followed by spending a day installing antivirus, firewall, and spyware software, as well as Firefox, updates for Windows and drivers for the whole shebang. I also put a heat spreader on the first memory stick 'cuz it ran hotter than hell, and forgot to write down the model/part # of the memory before I did so, requiring that I pry off that-which-can-not-be-pried-off to get the info before ordering the second stick. Plus of course everything that went wrong required troubleshooting (the memory problem was particularly tricky, as it wasn't consistent), which meant more time and aggrivation.

And after all that Windows still eats itself from time to time.

Damn. I'm gonna go home and drink now.
Aug. 16th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
my mistake, i had thought you said it was a mac for some reason. probably wasnt paying attention
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