Wasteland: Minutes by Minutes (Part 1)

While walking to Diamond City, that beacon of civilization wherein which I hoped to make my fortune, I ran into a stern-looking band of Revolutionary War-era soldiers. At least, that's what the tri-corner hats and long coats were meant to convey, I...

Splintered Dreams (Runner Concept)

Alfred Lord Tennyson once wrote that 'twas "better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." For Samantha Lethe, that sentiment always educed a cold scorn. "If one can live without it," she mused, "it must not have been that important in the first...

My First Race

The first time I competed in swimming was the Spring of my Sophomore year of high school, and as my wife and I return to the pool in hope to get back into shape, I am reminded of how particularly inverse my experience now is from those early days. Back then my body...

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Rogg: Copper Pathways

Rogg: Copper Pathways

Tai'tasi was right – the innkeeper wasn't interested in putting me up for a night if I couldn't pay for it, even though he had beds empty and available. Two really good things did come from my visit to the inn, at least – he did let me cook a small fish I...

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Conquest: the Edict

The sounds of argument bellowed from the tent as I approached – there was no doubt that I had arrived at the right place. Graven Ashe, the Archon of War and leader of the Disfavored, was yelling back and forth with Voices of Nerat, the leader of the...

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Rogg: A Wide New World

The Valley of Trials looked a lot different than mom used to describe. Everything's always been brown in Durotar, but I didn't expect the long road to Orgrimmar to be so coppery-red. Cracked earth gave way to the occasional hardy tree. I wondered how...

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The Curse of Load Times

There's a very chicken-and-egg scenario when it comes to computer software: are applications demanding more resources because systems are getting more powerful, or are systems getting more powerful because applications are demanding more resources? Whichever end you...

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Wasteland: Monsters in the Dark (Part 3)

For the second time in as many minutes, I found myself thrown back down the stairs, breath knocked out of me. The world moved in swirls, both from head trauma and the disturbed dust kicked into the air. My ears rang and I felt blood oozing out of my nose....

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