Thursday, July 16, 2009

lvl 20

Day 322 of 365 in the “Marathon of the Dope” . . .

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Seems like a reasonable level cap.

However, nearing that level now, I find that I’m only about 75 % through and that cap is no good at all.

It’s good enough for D&D (tried and true), but it is no good for Fallout 3.

It seems like the harder section of writing I’m going over necessitates more escape from the real world activities, and since it looks like a game of Twilight Imperium 3 is not going to happen any time soon - my eyes gaze upon the unreal worlds of 1s and 0s.

Scary will be the day when we figure out how to pipe these products directly into the brain and do away with the computer screen altogether.

Imagine a computer so complex and quick and accurate that it could trigger exactly the right rods and cones to produce on the retina the images needed.

I don’t think I would like to play Fallout 3 when that happens.

Something about a Deathclaw ripping you to shreds while you squeeze off as many shots in panic trying as best you can to not be its dinner that I don’t think lends itself to complete immersion in sensory surround vision and sound.

Well, unless you want to have a heart attack - for real.

For now it’s back to the novel, then afterwards, some more wanderings in the wasteland.

Until tomorrow . . .

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