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Game 15: Neptunes Pride Game 16: Captain Forever

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by chachisays

Game 15: Neptune’s Pride.

Do you like Diplomacy, Trade, Resources, Combat, Industry, Economy, Science? or rather, Do you like controlling these things? Do you like playing Risk? Only in space, conquering stars?

Do you want a game to obsess about, constantly check to make moves knowing damn well that its not your turn yet?

God I love the smell of Conquest in the Morning! This is the game for you!

Pack your space suit, And hop in the space hoopty, hit the switches, and show your space colors it gang territory war time!

Neptune’s Pride is an online flash game that pits you up against 7 other players. The goal using diplomacy and battle. Be the first to conquer half the stars in this galaxy. You use science to increase your technology. this increases both battle techniques and ship power. Diplomacy helps you from getting destroyed quickly when you accident conquer a star in someone else’s unmarked section of the Universe! Hi, mind putting up a fence or something sheesh.  if you like civilization but don’t have 8 hours to spend on a marathon game of it, this game is for you. Set it and forget! you’ll get email updates telling you when a cycle has been completed and you can log back in and take a look.

Its not a bad game to play, but if you are looking for instant entertainment, this is not the game for you. Still decently fun.

Game 16: Captain Forever

As I said earlier both games are space related and as nerds we have a duty to at least try the game. Nerds are attracted to space like a mouse to cheese. Well this game is not graphics heavy. Also the only goal is to stay alive for as long as possible.   This is one of the best features of flash games on the internet.

You take a short break from what ever you’re working on and you start playing the game. If you last a while then you stop when you need to refocus, if you die after 10 mins, no big deal, You regain focus on whatever it is you’re working on. Win Win Win.

Captain forever is a game where you pilot a command center of a ship. The point? Destroy other ships and attach their parts to yours in order to create a better ship! Boom, win! Run and Gun, Run and Gun. Red 5, This is Red 6 prepare to engage the enemy.

The controls are simple to learn and you quickly learn how to balance the ship because failure to do so will mean that your ship will not stay on the planned course and you will find yourself veering to the heavier side.

Chachi Says: The internet is full of time wasters. in fact thats what the internet was made for. Ten minute time wasters. Great stuff.  So, its time for some feed back! Are you enjoying this? is there places i can improve on? looking for your thoughts on this!

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Game 8 and the end of the text adventure!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by chachisays

So here it is, the game 8. the ocho if you will. The finale of the text adventure section of this journey!

Game 8: Eamon

Now this game, this game was epic for its time. This was the social media of Text adventures. Dont follow me? Dont worry, ill explain soon enough.

Here is the story:

Eamon casts the player in the role of a free-wheeling fantasy adventurer who undertakes dangerous quests against numerous enemies in order to earn riches and experience. Home base is the Guild of Free Adventurers, an association of heroes on the mystical world of Eamon, a vaguely Medieval place awash in magic and populated with strange creatures. Most adventures take place in the dungeons, castles and forests of Eamon, though some occur on other worlds or in different eras.

Though influenced by such fantasy environments as The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons, Eamon generally avoids stories, situations or other game elements that are particularly serious or complex, instead seeking to create an engaging, genial mood through quick play and in-jokes. Individual adventures, created by a wide range of authors, vary from the artful to the campy.

So this story gave you the settings. Place environment. etc. You gave it a character. Created by you customized by you. it was yours. To put it simply this game was the computer version of D&D. If your character died, gone. there were tools to ressurect it but you couldnt always count on that. there were general storys on the main disk called the  “Main Hall” used to manage your characters and play preloaded stories. Here is where the social media part came in. Others could give you adventures to run with your character. there are over 260 documented authors for these adventures and probably more that werent public. Innovation at its greatest. Released in 1980 forthe Apple II and atari.  Developed by Donald Brown and is and always was Free Domain.

This game was redone in 1999 for windows and is available on the iphone through ibasic.

Chachi Says: Thus endeth the Text adventures part of this journey. You ahve to know where youve been before you can figure out where we are going. Great fun. and the next section will be Online games. Which will be games 9-20! stay tuned! Tell me what you think so far! im interested in your thoughts and experiences with these games!

Games three, four, and Five.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by chachisays

And we are back! More games that i’ve played with more history and reports to lay out for you!

As i stated i would group together so here are games 3-5. No particular order.

Game 3: The Hobbit.

As you guessed this game is based upon the classic novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Released in 1982 by Sinclair sold 100,000 in the first 2 years of release and went on to sell over a million copies by the late 80s. This was huge in those days. This game i found to be more innovative then most of the genre at the time. It allowed you to type in complex sentences with multiple commands that it was able to understand. Not only that but in the event of a  no command or interaction, the game would update itself. telling you that “Time passes, you wait.”.  Also, offering up a Pause command that would stop everything until a key was pressed. Not being a big fan of the Rings books or most of what Tolkien did, i can still respect the story and the game playing enjoyment it brought to the table. Not only that but check out these colors!

So bright and pretty.

Game 4: PlanetFall

Each of the games in this category provided something unseen in the others at the time in release. This time once again released by Infocom in 1983. The game required the player to follow natural actions. Sleeping and eating were necessary imposing a semblance of advancing time and not ignoring the day/night eating/sleeping aspects of real life.

The story for this one was as such:

“The game starts with the user assuming the role of a lowly Ensign Seventh Class on the S.P.S. Feinstein, a starship of the Stellar Patrol. Overbearing superior Ensign First Class Blather assigns the player to mop decks, not exactly the glorious adventures promised by the recruiters on Gallium. But a sudden series of explosions aboard the ship sends the player scrambling for an escape pod, which eventually crash-lands on a nearby planet. There are signs of civilization, but curiously no traces of the beings that once lived there. Eventually encountering a helpful but childlike robot named Floyd, the player must unravel the mysteries of the single deserted structure on the planet, Resida, and find a way to get back home. As the fate of the planet’s former inhabitants becomes clearer, a time limit also imposes itself.”

No screenshot of this one as it was just the white text on a black background. But not only did it implement new aspects as the rest of them did but imposing a time limit to complete the goal is innovative and new.

Game 5: MUD

Multi-User Dungeon. i could probably do an entire post on this game. i wont. it would be repetitive and boring after a while. However it deserves one. Let me break it down for you. If you play or have played an MMORPG or Multiplayer online Role playing game of any type, shelling out money to a company for high graphics and a never ending story due to upgrades and enhancements, You can thank this game. Hands down. This is the game that caused it all. This game is the godfather of the MMORPG. Programmed in 1978 by Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle in england this game was the game to be played in its time. No subscription fees, no cost to play. Essex University limited the play time though. It was only available to play on the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network between 2 am and 7 am. At first it was a highly popular best kept secret then it exploded. Players from all over the world would connect and interact with each other, the game and the environment, basically getting together to play an online version of D&D. Nerds of the world unite!  Once again no need for a screen shot. White on Black once again. However you can still telnet…. Yes i said Telnet into the game right here for your playing pleasure.  http://www.british-legends.com/otherplay.html

Chachi Says: unless you sit down and analyze all these games separately they will seem like yet another boring text adventure. appreciation takes experience.  Stay tuned for two more posts with games 6,7, and 8 and the conclusion of the text based adventure posts!

Once Upon a Time, in a web space far far away….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2010 by chachisays

A long long time ago, i had a domain name, i will not name it here but it was pretty much the same as http://www.chachisays.net except the .net part. that was something different.

Well, if you know me, then you are aware of the fact that i can be quite forgetful. I try hard to remember everything and fail hard. So this domain was registered to an email address i quit using, thus i never received the emails telling me that i needed to renew the domain or lose it.  And i lost the domain.

And enters the sniper.

It was no ones fault but my own, i couldve prevented this from happening and did not. So she took what i built. i dont remember her name, seo was plastered all over her website and there were fake customer testimonies and useless information everywhere.  She wanted 90 bucks or so for it. i refuse to give this lady money for my name back. that would be rewarding her for being a bitch. and homie dont play that.

So i watched, and waited. and nothing. she still kept it. until one day i decided to check it.  Only to find she found a buyer for it. Imagine my disgust when i found out that not only was it passed on like a whore but that it was being used as a gigantic network to steal blog post from across the web and replicate them.

So on to my point… I want to destroy them. They are using something that i worked hard to build and posting stolen wares on it. They are using it as a dumping ground. they took my nice neighborhood and threw a couple of cars up on blocks and made it a ghetto.  Currently, the stolen blog posts rank 4th and 5th in a google search.  i want to remove them from the top results.

So in light of all thats happened. Starting monday, you will get consistent content from me here at chachi says. You’ll notice i’ve left out names, and links and other reference points, i dont want to generate any traffic for them.

Chachi Says: Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond anyones control you must do evil so that good can prevail. so it is with that i am declaring war. There can be only one and all that good stuff.

The battle between Good and Evil…..

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 1, 2010 by chachisays

Now I have Comcast for everything possible in my house. Triple play well because it was cheaper that way.  Which means I technically have Comcast home phone service, no phone hooked up to it, and I don’t even know the number I have. Like most people now a days I rely on my cell phone for pretty much every means of contact. the reason I have comcast is not because I love it, or that the service is good or the price is good. Its pretty much the only thing available other than satellite and im not a huge fan of that.  However Comcast’s customer service leaves a lot to be desired. No where near being the best.

below is my transcript from the online chat in which I try to access the online services mainly to pay my bill.

A little back ground on this: I’ve been trying for 7 months now to access the online bill pay for comcast. It started to tell me that I needed a pin, that has been requested more than a dozen times in many different ways. Website, Phone Calls, Web chat and even Twitter. Here is my latest attempt to get the pin.

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chat id : 8375a351-ebd6-41e3-b9ea-5d38b5d11de1
Problem : I need help "securing" my online account
Anthony > I need help "securing" my online account
Comcast Support > Currently we are experiencing 
unusual delays for a Chat Specialist.  
Feel free to contact us via Ask Comcast 
by selecting the link off the Customers 
Contact Us drop down list on Comcast.com. 
You can also search FAQs via the same link, 
or call 1-800 Comcast (800-266-2278) for further assistance.
Jeffrey > Hello Anthony_, Thank you for contacting 
Comcast Live Chat Support. My name is Jeffrey. 
Please give me one moment to review your information.
Jeffrey > I apologize for the wait and thank 
you for waiting.
Jeffrey > How may I help you?
Anthony_ > for six months the website told me i 
needed a pin to login, i requested it at least a dozen times.
Anthony_ > i go back to try to re register
Anthony_ > and it finally lets me in but tells me 
i need to secure my account
Anthony_ > but doesnt say how to accomplish this
Jeffrey > I apologize for the wait and thank you for waiting.
Jeffrey > I am sorry to hear that.
Jeffrey > I will be happy to help you with that.
Jeffrey > Please provide me the account number?
Anthony_ > let me find it
Anthony_ > (Redacted)
Jeffrey > Thank you.
Jeffrey > Please give me 2-3 minutes to pull up the account.
Jeffrey > Are you logged in to your account as of this moment?
Anthony_ > it logged me out due to inactivity
Jeffrey > Can you please try to log in again.
Jeffrey > Then let me know if you were able to log in?
Anthony_ > it let me in. still says 
"This account may not be accessed until the owner
 makes the account secure"
Jeffrey > Please go to this link 
https://customer.comcast.com/Public/Home.aspx
Jeffrey > Please click on the link.
Anthony_ > im there
Jeffrey > Then click on the user and settings tab.
Anthony_ > ok
Anthony_ > still the same thing
Jeffrey > Can you please provide me the username 
that you used?
Anthony_ > (Redacted)
Jeffrey > Anthony that is a gmail emil account, 
you need to use the comcast.net username to access 
your online accounts.
Jeffrey > Let me check on that.
Jeffrey > Anthony that is a gmail emil account, 
you need to use the comcast.net username to access 
your online accounts.
Jeffrey > Anthony that is a gmail emil account, 
you need to use the comcast.net username to access 
your online accounts.
Jeffrey > Anthony that is a gmail emil account, 
you need to use the comcast.net username to access 
your online accounts.
Jeffrey > Did you received my last messages?
Anthony_ > yes, 4 times
Anthony_ > the gmail account is the one that i was 
instructed to use when i created the account. 
up until the whole pin thing happened
Jeffrey > Let me check your comcast.net username/
Jeffrey > Please give me a moment.
Anthony_ > ok
Jeffrey > Thank you for patiently waiting.
Jeffrey > This is your username:    (redacted)@comcast.net
Jeffrey > Since I do not have access to your password 
what I need to do is to reset that for you so you can 
use a temporary one.
Jeffrey > Is that okay with you?
Anthony_ > thats fine
Jeffrey > Before that our system needs the account`s 
security PIN?
Anthony_ > I dont have a pin that's the whole point
Jeffrey > Can I call you on your comcast phone number to 
verify some information?
Anthony_ > call my cell phone (redacted)
Jeffrey > I am afraid I am not allowed to call any other 
number but your comcast phone for security purposes.
Anthony_ > if i call the 800 number will they give me a pin
Jeffrey > Yes they will verify some security information 
over the phone first.
Anthony_ > ill call them
Jeffrey > You can call them during normal business hours 
only Anthony.
Anthony_ > i dont have a phone hooked up to the comcast equipment.
Anthony_ > i dont have a normal phone.
Jeffrey > I understand, however we also want to secure your 
account that is why we can only 
call on our customer`s phone number.
Anthony_ > my cell phone number is the number listed on the account
Anthony_ > what are the business hours.
Jeffrey > This is the number that I need to call and this is 
your Comcast 
Digital Voice phone number (redacted)
Anthony_ > what are the business hours?
Jeffrey > The business hours is from 8am to 5PM.
Anthony_ > thank you.
Jeffrey > You are most welcome Anthony.
Jeffrey > I hope you understand that we are only 
protecting this account that is why we need to process 
that verification over the comcast phone.
Jeffrey > I appreciate your time chatting with us today.
 Aside from this, is there anything else I can assist you 
with at this time?
Anthony_ > no that's it
Jeffrey > Thank you for contacting Comcast, We appreciate your 
business, you have a good day.
Jeffrey > Have a great day ahead and good night!
Jeffrey > Stay safe.
Jeffrey > Analyst has closed chat and left the room

/sarcasm

Chachi Says: Regardless of what they say, That is certainly not “Comcastic”. Hopefully I don’t get sued for this.