Hello, one and all, and welcome to the inter-nets! The inter-nets, or as they are sometimes known the “world wide tubes,” are a fascinating place where you can meet people of many races, genders, religions, and sexual orientations while referring to them with deplorable slurs. Here are some useful tips about the inter-nets to make the most of your time here.
- The inter-nets are a public place. Please be advised that other people can see what you are saying and respond to it. If you don’t want to discuss it, perhaps you should keep it to yourself.
- The people you meet on the inter-nets are real people, with real feelings and wishes. Treat them the same way you would treat other people in the real world. Then, treat them better than that.
- The inter-nets are the real world. If you are a nasty jerk to people on the inter-nets, that is who you are in the real world. If this is not the person you wish to be in the real world, do not act like it elsewhere.
We hope you enjoy your time within the inter-nets! As an associated diversion, please take part in this week’s installment of What Are You Playing, which can be found down below. Thank you, good night, and as always, keep surfing the computer waters!
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Probably just some Pokemon Go and Overwatch, but probably not too hardcore. It feels like the calm before the holiday storm, and as I know my weekends will be picking up soon, I’m just going to try to take it easy so I’ll have some survival stamina. I may try finishing Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy since the final episode was released last week.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I should probably be playing MMOs, but my Pixel got here, and it’s so shiny and I just need to mod it and fill it with games and apps and realistically that is how I will be wasting my weekend. Anybody have any Android game recommendations?
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Oh, you know. Usual stuff; some Final Fantasy XIV and assorted other projects. Also continuing to clock along for NaNoWriMo, which is eating into my time something fierce.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Ideally, I would love to try out a different MMO just to get some wider experience, but there’s too much I need to do in my current games to free up that time. So back to World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and Lord of the Rings Online for me! I’m not complaining; I’d rather have too much to do than feel bored and lacking direction.
MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I haven’t had the chance to do much in ARK: Survival Evolved this week, so I want to spend some time there. I am aiming to nab myself a griffon this weekend, and maybe take the compy army I have started out for its first hunt. I also will be vanquishing more puppets on more alts in EverQuest II so I can get all those patchwork boss plushies! And when not there, I hope to be pushing further into SMITE’s latest adventure. I can’t wait to see the boss in Muspelheim.