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Worst...map editor...ever

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This is, quite possibly, the worst map editor in existance:

But I must admit, it works well. It didn't take that long to make either, but it can successfully place tiles. I'm going to have to add the ability to add entities later, but that should be easy compared to what I've already done with it.

I'm planning to make a video of the game now, just to show off the work I have so far. I don't have a microphone, so unfortunetly there won't be any narration like in Sir Sapo's video. Than again, what would I say:

"And here we see Blocky Man moving left. Notice that he stops when he runs into a wall...very fascinating."


After reading ArchWizard's journal, I decided to give Space Cowboy Online a try.

After I got past the 1 GB download, which took me 8 hours, I was ready to roll. Since the game is rather new, I assumed the name "Stompy" hadn't been taken yet. Oh how wrong I was. So, I had to register with the name "StompyJoe".

This is my first MMO, so it's all new to me. To be honest, I've never really been interested in the whole MMORPG thing for a few reasons:

1. Monthly fees. I just don't like the idea of having to pay a monthly fee to play a game (not counting the XBox live membership). If I'm paying a fee, I'll feel obligated to play the game often, even if I don't feel like it. I want to be able to play at my own leisure.

2. I've never really liked the settings of most MMOs. For instance, I'm not really interested in playing a Fantasy setting, which would rule out Everquest, World of Warcraft, and several others. City of Heroes looked interesting, but see reason #1. Now, if there was some sort of mech MMO or Gundam MMO than I might consider it.

But this game is free, so I really have nothing to lose.

The game is pretty fun. The fighting is interesting, sometimes frusturating, but fun. The missions are good enough to keep me interested. I'm still at a low level though, and am looking forward to what's coming next.

I was very impressed at the battle scenes that take place throughout the game. You'll go into a mission to find ships fighting, explosions, ships in flames retreating. To say the least, it is quite a sight. I also appreciate that the game allows you to play your own music.

I've gotten pissed a few times when another guy swoops in and "steals my kill". I usually wouldn't complain about this, but I have gone through some pretty heinous examples.

For instance, I was fighting a TitanMoth(I think that's what it is called) today. Given my low level and my feeble ship, this is a difficult foe. I had been patiently lowering its health, and had now gotten it to the point where it needed one more hit. so I went to shoot my missle, when suddenly I saw two missles, that weren't mine, heading right for it! I fired my missles, but was powerless to stop it. I watched helplessly as someone else profited from my work.

But, I understand that is part of the nature of online games, so I don't consider that a fault of the game.

Anyways, I'd recommend trying it out.
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