[GM]Dave Fan Week - OctoberMan, this month flew by.
Time flies when you drink at work.
Anyway, considering it's [GM]Dave Fan Week again, I've decided to dedicate this week to my own pursuit of those lovable rascals, the Notorious Monsters.
For those of you who don't play an MMORPG, a Notorious Monster (also called an NM) are enemies that, when killed, have a chance of dropping a very good and often very valuable item.
This brings up two very interesting points:
1) people will camp certain NMs almost non-stop
If an item has any value, you can be pretty sure that someone is camping it 24 hours a day.
Some of these people don't even leave for days or weeks at a time. We call these people hardcore.
2) most of these NMs have a low drop rate
This basically translates into "they never drop anything so you will probably lose your mind long before you ever get the damned item you're trying to get."
It makes the game... challenging.
Okay... This is actually a special arrangement we've worked out with PC and Playstation manufacturers. We get a cut of all sales to people who smashed their computer or console in a fit of rage.
We even put in some NMs that don't drop anything. Then we go on forums, make some posts about getting this super awesome item, and then just watch the money roll in.
So, this week will focus on my love-hate relationship with the various NMs of Vana'diel.
Except replace "love-hate" with "hate-hate".
And replace "hate-hate" with "dieyoustupidbastardDIEDIEDIE-hate".
It should be fun.
Also, remember that anyone who donated $5 or more during the month will be sent a free [GM]Dave fan club giftpack. It includes extra stories you'll find nowhere else, some fun pictures, a few exclusive wallpapers, and whatever else I can think to put in.
It's just something I like to do to give a little back to those of you who go out of your way to support this blog. I really appreciate it.
Plus, it's part of my plan for world domination.
And, as usual, the person who donates the most during the month will be given the opportunity to take part in the blog if they'd like. You can get fed to a dragon, feed a friend to a dragon...
Something else I'm sure that might involve a dragon.
Dragons are a popular theme, I must admit.
Have a good day and remember, [GM]Dave fan club members will be spared when the revolution comes.
Act now or be crushed beneath my boot when I become overlord of this miserable planet.
Dammit. I forgot to stop typing.