August in Review August 31, 2010Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in Blizzard, blog thing, entertainment, EVE Online, EverQuest II, Lord of the Rings Online, Month in Review, Wii, World of Warcraft.
Tags: EverQuest II Extended, Micropayments, Microtransactions, Planetside, The Matrix Online
This month saw another big spike in traffic due to something pretty much unrelated to the site.
Also driving traffic this month were the search terms “Blood Elf Porn,” “Elf Porn,” and “Ancient Porn.” All this for a post titled Fighting Blood Elf Porn. Do you suppose it was nerd rage that brought them here?
Along with the big PLEX loss story, those were the big three traffic driving posts of the month.
Aside from that, I took yet another baby step into the 21st century. I now have a Twitter account. All it does is tweet when I put up a post… WordPress.com does that for me automatically… and it works most of the time. It will list posts for both this site and EVE Online Pictures, my other site.
Otherwise, I have little to say in SMS sized bits.
So far I have two followers. You know who you are.
One Year Ago
The Matrix Online (MxO for those in the know) was shut down by SOE last August. Planetside is still around though! For now.
Bruce Everiss was getting sued for libel by the makers of Envoy. That was eventually worked though this past March. Enovy, LLC dropped their suit, but not before causing Mr. Everiss much pain and hamstringing his desire to be as forthright in the future.
Somebody was granted a patent for something that sounded a lot like podcasting. How did that ever turn out?
That Wii Bowling Ball made another appearance. Still no know deaths attributed to it.
I was wondering what genre our post apocalyptic future really was. People assume it is Science Fiction. Is it?
On the Blizzard front, we learned that we were not going to get StarCraft II for Christmas. I still don’t own a copy yet.
I actually posted the results of that cheating poll I had set up. I generally mean to post the results of these sorts of things, but somehow I usually don’t get around to it.
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Most Viewed Posts in August
- RMT and Microtransactions Rant
- Fighting Blood Elf Porn
- The PLEX Story We’ve All Been Waiting For
- Pokemon Enigma Stone Download Event
- How To Find An Agent in EVE Online
- WoW Account Hacked… Officially No Longer News
- Play On: Guild Name Generator
- WoW Account Hacked – This Just Keeps Happening
- EverQuest Next and Lessons Learned
- The Factions of WoW Account Hacking
- Torchlight II – Look Out Diablo III
- EQII Extended – The Trial of Inconvenience
- I Do Not Like Raspberries
Search Terms of the Month
blood elf porn, elf porn, ancient porn
[These seem to spike late on Friday night.]
blizzard account hacked and i dont play
[I have no account, and I must be hacked]
hack beter wow very good
[Very good indeed]
Spam Comments of the Month
Now let’s create, continuous innovation with Fashion game network:
[Because that is the innovation that will revive the economy!]
May i sex dating with you?
[Me sex date you long time]
I am in total slumber mode in EVE Online. I have converted some of my ISK into PLEX and am just sitting in the station training long skills. Still, I will have over 60 million skill points soon.
EverQuest II Extended
I said I was going to play this when it launched, but I forgot that in the post-Google world, the word “Beta” means you’ve shipped. So I was waiting for it to go live, but SOE has been letting all and sundry in to play. I hear the load on the Freeport server is pretty heavy, apparently with EQ2 vets.
Lord of the Rings Online
Turbine is a company that knows what Beta means.
The instance group… well, four of the group… have been seen regularly in Middle-earth. The game has become my only MMO for the moment. While the instance group is in the 20s, I have been pressing on ahead in hopes of catching a glimpse of Moria.
World of Warcraft
My daughter is in the Cataclysm beta and has been taking screen shots now and again… when I ask repeatedly. My own WoW account… lapsed. While I may leave it like that until Cataclysm ships, that will mean missing out on the last bottle, and the achievement, for Brew of the Month club. Decisions, decisions.
LOTRO will be going Free to Play soon, and no doubt that will change the feel of the game some. We’ll see if it is for the better or not.
Aside from LOTRO, I expect this coming month to be pretty light when it comes to posts. Summer is over. My daughter went back to school last week and, this week, I went back to work. My wife now has the house to herself again during the day, much to her relief.