Linux gaming, Nomadic Gamer non-posting, et cetera. (#MMO #MMOGaming #Gaming #STO)
Ok, so I promised that today I'd begin a series of posts over @ Nomadic Gamer on MMO gaming under Linux. And I fully intended to! The problem is, as I'm sure you've all noticed, I haven't been blogging much lately, and when you don't do things as often, you lose the knack for it. So I don't feel my writing quality is up to Nomadic Gamer's standards, so I'm holding off posting there for a while.
Anyway - my main machine is not running Linux anymore as of a week or so ago. Everything was working fine; I was playing STO and had LOTRO running too. Then WINE updated to -RC4 and STO died. I was on vacation and didn't have time to figure out what went wrong with RC4, so I put W7 back on the machine so I could "just play." That's one of the problems with Linux - things get updated OFTEN - so sometimes things will be non-working for a day or so. I really like running Linux as an OS. It's 10000x nicer than Windows, but I also need stuff to work all the time, and games are always the problem. So back to W7. Sigh.
In other news, I'm semi-sorta-playing STO again. I'm probably the only headstart/Lifetime player that's only Commander 4 still, but there you have it. ;) It's still a very fun game and they've made a TON of improvements since launch, and continue to do so. I started a Klingon character - and that's fun - but my main is still Sevok, my Federation character. Hopefully by 2013 or so, I'll hit Admiral 5. ;)