November 18th, 2009


All games have a bastard sword!

So after two sessions with Baldur's Gate, I have concluded that:

1) There are a Scot and and Irishman who stay in full time employment playing the voices of bartenders in computer games.
2) Some game making companies save money by using the same "Right you are" and "A simple task!" responses for character-clicks in a variety of games. I think they also trade between companies. I'm pretty sure that my main in this game (the imaginatively named Dude) says the same things as the sapper in Commandos.
3) It would have helped if I'd played D&D at any point in the past.

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In other news, look Mum, I made it rain! I was supposed to be shearing some sheep up at Horokiwi tonight. Rain gives a pleasant reprieve, that is tempered by the knowledge that this means they will still be there waiting to be done when the weather warms up. Since Sunday two new clients have called me - the sheep are currently lining up faster than I can shear them, and rain holding things up means that my finish date will be later. I like to get them all done before Christmas if I can.

PS I seem to have misplaced my cellphone (which is helping with the not taking on new clients thing, but is ultimately a pita since I can't contact the existing ones). I have a couple more places to look before I get the number cut off and go buy a new one that will not be an iPhone.