19 August 2008

Fan Faire!

Well, Fan Faire is over and we had LOTS of fun. I'm sorry to everyone who wanted to come but didn't make it.

My Facebook friends will already know this, but I have pictures from Fan Faire and Star Trek: The Experience (curiously involving many Fan Faire friends) up at Facebook.

There were many highlights. Here's a list of some of my favorites (in no particular order):
  • The Guild Hall Panel
  • Alan's various shenanigans with fans up on stage
  • Closing down Quark's and the other bar with friends and fans
  • The costume contest
  • Transmitting the Community Address using in-game voice chat for the first time ever.
  • Seeing good friends like Brasse, Kendricke and many more!
  • Watching Greg lose some money at Blackjack.
  • The Karaoke Party
  • and many more!


I finally made a twitter account. That's so, like, a year ago, but hey, so I'm a little behind the times.

You can follow me here: http://www.twitter.com/autenil

14 August 2008

See you at Fan Faire!

In about 7 hours I have to be at work to leave for Las Vegas and SOE's Fan Faire.

It's always a blast to talk to players and sit on panels where we answer questions about EverQuest II.

We're going to do something interesting this year for those who can't make it to Fan Faire. For the Community Address where Smed and various SOE producers show off cool new things, we're going to be providing an in-game Voice Chat channel to listen to. I worked heavily on EQII's Voice Chat and for one am very excited about this.

A little sad is that the Star Trek Experience is closing in less than a month. Fortunately, Fan Faire is at the Hilton this year, so I'll be sure to experience it and get some good pictures. Anyone who wants to buy me a Warp Core Breach won't be refused :)

What should my next computer be?

So it's time to upgrade my computer.

Should I build or buy? Suggest components or a manufacturer.
Should I chose a slightly slower quad-core or a slightly faster dual-core?
Intel or AMD?
nVidia or ATI/AMD?

OS will probably have to be 32-bit to use VPN at work but I'm not opposed to running a 64-bit OS as a dual boot. However, if you suggest Vista, anything you say will be held against you. You have been warned. :)

We'll say that my budget is around $1500 and including a 1920x1200 flat panel.

Comment away!