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Here are Matthew McAndrews’ Modem Problems strips for the past week:
Matthew McAndrews’ Modem Problems #398 – It’s The Principal That Counts – October 22nd, 2007
I’ve had another one of those weeks that really doesn’t have a lot that stands out as particularly interesting.
Health: My back is getting better every day. Mhari’s isn’t doing so good some of the time. Other times not bad. We are looking forward to our visit with Dr. James this Sunday.
Eve Online: The training continues. One of them is working towards Cruise Missiles and the Stealth Bomber. The other is working towards Heavy Assault Cruiser. Other than that… nada.
Lord of the Rings Online: Nada. Only here because of the lifetime account.
City of Heroes/Villains: It’s Halloween in The City, so that means that all our groups are standing around outside doors and clicking on them in cycle to get ‘Tricks’ (spawns of Halloween themed mobs, with Kill X based badges as rewards, as well as ‘loot’) or ‘Treats’ (Level 3 inspirations, Event Salvage that can be turned in for a 5th costume slot, and Temp Power based Costumes). The Temp Power based Costumes are the new thing this year. 33 unique different ones, and 3 badges based on collecting costumes in this manner. If the costume that ‘drops’ is one you already have, it doesn’t give you the award message, but it does increment the counter for the badges, which are at 10, 25 and 50 total (don’t have to be unique) costumes that you collect.
Then there are three more badges related to the Giant Monsters that can spawn in every city zone. One of the GM’s is fairly common, the other happens 1 time in 10 of the other. In addition to the badges for defeating Eochai and Jack in Irons, there is one for defeating the members of the Unseelie Court that tend to follow the two Giant Monsters around, but as everyone wants the badges, this last badge actually is the hardest to get as it goes only to those involved in 20 defeats of Unseelie Court mobs. And the go fast.
The Thrilling Adventures group (our Monday and Thursday heroes presently below level 20, which have two characters with ‘thrill’ in their name, thus how I named the group) went up against Eochai (the more frequent GM) along with a good collection of other heroes in Steel Canyon. Only Jandre (Mhari’s character) suffered a defeat, and she came back swiftly and helped in the defeat of the big beast.
This Halloween stuff continues until November 4th, so likely next week’s report here will be full of more of the same.
As a final thing… I’m worried about my eldest brother. He lives in Lake Forest, California… As far as I can tell that’s not in the fires areas. But I am still worried a little. And my prayers go out for all those involved down there. I worry about a lot of the furry, sci-fi and filk community folk that live in San Diego and environs. I hope they’re all okay. I am keeping them all in my prayers.
Time for me to get out of here and get to work. Thanks for reading.