Heading West

As you may or may not know, I currently live in Columbus, Ohio. It’s a nice enough place to live during the spring, summer, and fall months — the cost of living is pretty low, there’s plenty of economic activity, and lots of things to do for entertainment. Other than the fact that locals treat a silly college football team like it’s the most important thing in the world, there’s not that much to complain about.

With one major exception, of course. The Ohio winters. Ohio has a climate very similar to that of Germany — warm summers that are often too humid, and brutal, snowy winters. I guess that’s why one of the most prominent areas of this city is the German Village.

I’m a mild cryophobe, so when the weather drops below freezing I have a really bad time. In February, we had a new snowfall record of more than 30 inches:


I don’t know about you, but more than an inch a day is more than I can deal with.

The wife and I have been planning to cast ‘etherportal’ <elsewhere> for a while, with all possible destinations being very far west and/or south of here (Portland, Seattle, Austin, San Jose and the SF Bay Area). Sunnyvale, California is the winner, and we’ll end up there as soon as things can be worked out (finding work, a place to live, etc.), but definitely before winter.

This relocation will obviously put a dent in the amount of time available for Basternae, but a coder who isn’t afraid to get out of bed for five months out of the year will get more done.

2 thoughts on “Heading West

  1. Tiu

    The blog is still broken.

    You can’t roll a neogi, illithid, or umber hulk
    it would appear no race can be a mystic?
    thri-kreen psionicists cant cast or will any of their spells, furthermore i think it insists you type the entire spell name or it gievs you the error message: “spell names msut always be in single quotes, such as: cast ‘magic missile’ troll.” Otherwise you get the message “You can’t do that.”
    mobs show up as Ps on map
    movement is slow, is there intentinoal bult in lag when you move so people cant spam around?
    when you have less than 15 moves, the digit is shown in double, ie 12 shows ‘1212’ 8 shows ’88’
    You cant see anything outside at night without a light source

    I cant find any zones other than kobold and storm giants. Some teacher mobs would be nice. Are Priests and Psis supposed to need teachers to learn their spells? Because they do (they dont on Duris).

  2. Xangis Post author

    Reports noted, thank you. The light source thing may be intentional. Still haven’t decided how light is to be handled. I think maybe requiring it in zones when it’s dark but making the map all-visible might be the way to go.

    Priests and Psis shouldn’t need teachers. That’d be yet another fix to make. I think the move lag is intentional. Not entirely sure.

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