Scott posted up about a computer game that he has been playing recently called Kings of Chaos so I thought I would share the name of my diversion. Now before I point you to the game, you need to understand that I was a mad keen Elite player on the good old Commodore 64 and ever since my last C64 bit the dust I’ve been looking for something to fill the void (yes I know about C64 emulators).
Well, a few years ago I was in Redmond checking out some cool bits at the Microsoft campus and Mac Kloberg (sorry Mac, I don’t have a more recent link for ya) were sharing an ale talking about classic computer games. Mac mentioned that he had been playing EVE Online. Anyway, I tucked that nugget away and decided to have a look at it when I had the chance.
A few weeks ago I was feeling a little bored one night and the C# 2.0 compiler just wasn’t doing it for me so I decided to look the game up. It took me about an hour to remember what the name of it was (I stored that nugget deep). Anyway, after downloading the game and signing up for a trial month I’ve found many things that remind me of Elite. The great thing about it is that it is a massively multiplayer online game so the environment is very dynamic and there are people to chat with on those long hauls across the galaxy.
I still haven’t decided whether I will go for another month as the game itself still has a few bugs (crashes every now and then). Now I can tell you are really interested in all this, so here is a picture of my current ship. As I mention in the picture comments, I’m flying towards a stargate which transports you over very long distances in the fraction of a second. You can also move over short distances pretty quick too!