On the other hand, I know exactly why this exists...but man, it's like putting the internet in a blender then downloading it to your phone. Surreal.
The biggest problem with the summer blockbuster event in City of Heroes has been the level lock of the enhancements--considering that going through the two-part event is currently the only way to get these enhancements, and they're given out randomly even there--if I take in my level 50 psychic, say, then I get enhancements that cannot be used by anyone under level 47. I'm glad the developers behind the game realize this is a problem, and are addressing it.
Speaking of City of Heroes...
[Help] Vanessa Minami: ok im confused. people told me Ms.liberty died during the story arc. why is she still in atlas?
[Help] Posedeia: that was the first Ms. Liberty
[Help] Assault Battery: That's a zombie
[Help] Posedeia: Miss Liberty's mom
[Help] Verdantress: Miss Liberty died. Her daughter Ms. Liberty is still alive.
[Help] Vanessa Minami: oh ok.
[Help] Posedeia: I can't keep these names straight
[Help] Posedeia: too many liberties
[Help] Verdantress: Could be worse. Hero 1 and Hero One are two separate characters in the lore.
[Help] Vanessa Minami: So how did Libertys mom buy the farm?
[Help] Verdantress: You shoot her.
[Help] Vanessa Minami: thats what Darrin did?! just shoot her?
[Help] Verdantress: Well she kidnapped her first, but yeah, then you just shoot her
Pretty much, yes. Your heroes try to save Miss Liberty (and fail); your villains work with a couple different bad guys to kidnap her and shoot her. No glory in her end...in the end. But sometimes, that's how life works...even for fictional heroes.
There's a new student film on the future of books (and printmaking); while the film itself is well worth watching, I tend to agree with Maria Popova:
There is practically no exploration of how the love of printed books can, and does, live and thrive online — this isn't a world in which our only choice is how to read, pitting analog vs. digital; it's a world in which the more urgent and important choice is the one we've always faced: what to read and, above all, why to read.There's a street artist named "Jilly Ballistic"; beyond the name (and the appearances around NYC--in fact, there's a whole Tumblr dedicated to documenting the art when it pops up), not much is known, beyond the fact that she/he/they are wickedly witty and get technology in a basic, impressively amusing way.
And apparently the difference between the old Phantasy Star Online and the new game? Better underwear.
Seriously, developers? That--plus the incredibly pointy boobs--is what you decided to change? Seriously?!?