Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes

Not that ArenaNet is telling tall tales, but I do have sour grapes, and no vat in which to ferment them.

If you’ve known me personally for any significant length of time you’ll know that I can have some deep issues with jealousy. You can safely assume then, that reading ArenaNet’s latest blog  was genuinely difficult for me.

When I first heard whispers about being able to chat with my friends and guild-mates while not connected to the game, I was over the moon ecstatic.

Then my place of employ blocked everything fun.


I am hog-tied and ham-strung here. These fancy mobile applications sound super fun and being able to interact with my friends on my breaks at work sounds fantastic.

I-device and Android. That’s pretty choice.

Not that I can afford either of them anyway.

Wiki integration with the game sounds absolutely great. Before the Great Laptop Crash I enjoyed the benefit of two monitors, one on which to play and the other on which to reference various things out of game. (or one for photoshop and the other for 3D software, when I was feeling studious) I developed a habit for playing in windowed mode and enjoyed having everything at my fingertips. When I was forced to fall back on my husband’s computer (pushing into its 6th year now) my performance suffered drastically because I refused to give up all my little extras.

I get the impression from the article that the mobile map functionality will be available to active players as well. That does a lot to soothe my jealous ruffled feathers.

I feel a lot like I did in kindergarten. I was relegated to playing with My Little Ponies in the corner while the other kids talked about how cool the new Chip N’ Dale cartoon was. When I tried to join in they said there was no way I could have seen it because I was not cool enough.

I tried logic, citing what happened in the episode, but logic doesn’t work on 5-yr olds.

Either way, I was excluded and not allowed to join in the fun. My fear is that my inability to network socially will once again cut me out of all the fun.

Nobody will like me anymore.

My acne will come back.

I’ll gain more weight.

And I will continue toiling away in my life of obscurity.

What a nest of vipers a simple smartphone application can open eh?  I am perfectly aware of my various neuroses.  I tend to care for them like spoiled rotten pets.

In other news, I received my new Motherboard today! It’s an Asus AMD 890FX. After the motherboard the only thing I need is RAM (I’ve got my eye on a 4Gb stick of DDR3 1333. GSkill Ripjaws, ooh-yeeeeah)

Have some naked Norn, that makes everything better right?

I took some advice and gave him double-flails instead of a mace and shield. Flail > Mace… right?  Also, references!

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  1. they didn’t block me!

    we will figure out a proxy for you tiger!

      • Tigerfeet
      • September 22nd, 2010

      I should really stop complaining because I don’t actually want to get fired xD

    • Carlo
    • September 21st, 2010

    The Tiger must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ipod Touch is the best choice to me…otherwise Anet also stated that all the apps will be available on Pc as well, so, even if i know that it’s not “portable” you can try to download it from your workplace machine and maybe hide it in some folder ^_^

      • Tigerfeet
      • September 22nd, 2010

      I would really rather stay as far away from apple products as I can. I’m not a fan, and I don’t like their business model. It’s really best if I don’t try to get around the system, I really do need to keep my job xD

  2. 2 words, flash drive

    I actually have a portable version of both Guild Wars and WoW so I can play on any computer. the exe’s are not to hard to find to accomplish this. (google does wonders)

    BUT to keep your job, my suggestion would be a android.

    I don’t think you’ll be left out of the social networking circle. You are a blogger after all, that is a social circle in and of itself.

    • Ven
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Life’s too damn short to be worrin about crap! This mobile stuff doesn’t interest me actually, the most off gw thing I do when I’m at work is just checking gw wiki for today’s bounties. I don’t see myself making calls to anyone like hunter(who if I did all I would get is a loud fan blaring through my headpiece like I’m trying to talk to a mouthbreather)

    And chip n dales was depressing! /kicks their toys.

      • Tigerfeet
      • September 25th, 2010

      I was always more of a Ninja Turtles gal myself 😉

        • Ven
        • September 25th, 2010

        Hell yea! I had the lair and the technodrome!

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