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Game 17: Ultima Online

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by chachisays

Game 17: Ultima Online

To say that this game was the first MMORPG would technically be a lie. There have been other mmo’s. This was the biggest and first recognized MMO. Released in 1997. Holds 8 Guinness World records included: First MMO to reach 100,000. Longest running MMO. And i havent verified this yet however im pretty sure that it’s the mmo to have a player set a world record. “First and Only Person to Kill Lord British”, which was done by a player named Rainz during a server reset which turned off his invulnerability.

King British is an NPC he is an in game Persona of the series Creator.  There are a lot of story lines that evolve around or start with this character so he normally is not one that any character can out right kill. According to wiki though there are ways to set up a death of King British in every expansion. Some you can rig a plaque to fall on him, you can poison his bread etc etc etc.

So i started playing this game.

first off, it installed a lot quicker than most mmo which threw me off, Until i started playing.

The graphics in this game are right where they started. In 1997.

It wasnt what i expected but i played on.

I played for 2 hours. and for 2 hours i did escort missions. if you know me or if you are a nerd, then you know, NERDS HATE ESCORT MISSIONS!!!!!!!!!!

After two hours of learning the unorthodox commands and escorting people all over the area i stopped playing.

The game however has to be given respect. It got there first. #1. The other games had to prove themselves in comparison to this game.

They have since released countless expansions and have updated the graphics in the newer versions. its still a top down but they have been cleaned up and sharper.

You can try a free 14 day free trial of the original or the new one over here at http://www.uoherald.com/ . Give it a shot. cant hurt to visit the past.

Chachi Says: That game is responsible for where we are in the world of mmo. No matter how good or how bad that world turns out to be, this game led the way! Give it a shot!

Disclaimer: UO is not sponsoring this post nor probably knows im doing it. But if they want too that would be awesome!

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!

The one in which i fill your afternoon.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by chachisays

Well Hi there!  I know, I know, I’ve been gone for far too long and that is completely unacceptable. i apologize, but it was for a good reason and you probably followed along over there at http://www.chachiplays.com so hush it!

Well we’ve got a lot to cover so lets dive right in shall we?

In case you missed it episode 22 of Chachi Says the Vidcast is up for your viewing pleasure. You can watch it embedded here or over at chachisays.blip.tv you can subscribe to us on itunes also! so get on that!!!

I for one welcome our new robot overlords, hehe Ken Jennings you crafty little S.O.B.

I have decided to introduce something new here at Chachi Says.  I was given an awesome book from an awesome person. 1,001 Video games you must play before you die. I have played a lot of them but not nearly the dent i thought.  So i shall do my best to go through and play all 1,001 video games in this book. Im starting with the text based adventure games such as Zork. Theres 5 or 6 of them in the book. So it will take a little bit if i play them through to completion.  So here is also what im going to do. If there is a game you think every one needs to play at least once, let me know. I’ll give it a shot.

And Finally one of my friends on twitter, @rasager sent me this video.

A trailer(a joke trailer, dont get too excited.) for the legend of zelda. it is amazing. its video game meets John Hughes Movie and that to me = success. enjoy!

Chachi Says: absence makes the heart grow fonder or something like that. i was gone, but now im back and i brought gifts! Enjoy. Also seriously let me know if you think there is something i should play. Happy Birthday Legend of Zelda! first drink is on me!

Daddys got a brand new bag….Er phone… or something.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by chachisays

New CHACHI SAYS THE VIDCAST! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

In this weeks episode i talk about my new G2 and show it off a bit.


everybody loves new toys! and every body loves Fun and Games!

On thursday if you recall people on twitter started guessing as to what im up too and then just started making up rumors. With the hash tag #chachirumors

I egged them on and well i ended up trending in pittsburgh for a short time.

Here are some of the good ones.

Here are some of the good ones.

Jenana37 The city of Pittsburgh will ask @chachisays to implode the Mellon Arena with the buttons on his Nintendo belt buckle. #chachirumors

chilla @ChachiSays wrote the code behind BOTH Facebook and Twitter along with the MP3 compression algorithm #Chachirumors #FatherOfTechnology

RizzIUP It was @chachisays who beat up those Sheetz paper towel dispensers, Jeff Reed just had to take a piss #chachirumors

 

MadMike4883 @chachisays doesn’t have to do-ooh-ooh a damn thing for a Klondike Bar #chachirumors

RT redacted @chachisays was Doink The Clown in WWF. #chachirumors

 

RT redacted The French word for “Chachi” is the same as the Aramaic word for “Atomic Elbow off of the third rope” #chachirumors @chachisays

 

daboftech_pub I heard @chachisays has the entire internet downloaded onto a floppy. #chachiRumors

Chachi Says: if you missed it, go back and search the hash tag and prepare to pee yourself laughing. Great Fun. Thanks everyone for an awesome game. Pew Pew Pew *finger guns*  Go be Awesome. and Tune in Monday. You dont want to miss it.

Story Time with Uncle Chachi.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by chachisays

So yesterday, on twitter i said this.

chachisays

just transferred a sales call to the elevator. on purpose. tomorrow i’ll tell you the tale of the phone in the elevator.

18 hours ago Favorite Reply Delete

So gather around Lads, and Lasses as i tell the tale of the Phone in the Elevator(awesome echo effect and scary lights even though its not a scary story)

A long long time in a neighborhood not so far away, lived a boy and his friends. The boy used to work a lot of bad jobs while in school and preparing for school.  And still managed time to meet new people. In a time before twitter(gasp! i know. remember those times? what were we thinking…)

Well, a friend of the boys was also working a shitty, in a call center of a tech school, the job was to call high school students and convince them to come visit.

The recruiter would go to the schools, pitch the kids. the kids would ignore them and then the recruiters would make them fill out cards with address name phone number the works.

And this was the system, recruiter would get the info, Call center would call them. Kids would say no. Easy Peasy. Until, one fateful day, when the recruiter ran into a smart ass high school student.( and i know what your thinking, umm uncle chachi, all high school students are smart asses. and you would be right. But this one took the cake. mmmmm, Cake.)

This student would give me and two others endless hours of entertain just via telephone.

Enter the beautiful and mysterious Elevator Phone!

As you know, living in the city every elevator has a phone. and every phone has a number that you can reach from the outside. problem is, its hard to get these numbers.

Yet, i am in possession of said number. i have called many times, and have messed with many a person. and until recently have never wanted to know where this elevator is. i’ve called every day this week and there was no one on

it.

so fail.

One day, i will learn the secret, and i will bust a move.

Chachi Says: its the little things that count in this big roller coaster that we call life.  one day i will find the elevator. and i will ride that elevator. until then, i have a goal. im weird like that yo.

Tis the Season to be Moronic!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by chachisays

Welcome to the wonderful wide world of Wednesday!  Hump day, the day for realizing that your week is almost done if you are a monday to fridayer like myself.

So heres a little something to make the week a little easier, as promised in my vidcast for a week here is a stupid contest!!!!

*fanfare, price is right theme music plays, audience applauds and cheers!*

Thank you, Thank you!

Now, for some reason this is the season that people seem to take what little semblance of intelligence they have and throw it away.

So here is what i want from you! I want you to try to catch these people in the act. i want you to get me pics of the dumb stuff people do in public.

You can send the pics to csvidcast@gmail.com.

Chachi Says: The winner of this contest wins a really dumb prize! Picture of said prize will be up later.

Gary Goomba Says:

I can haz my cake and eats it too!!!!!!!

Tis the Season, Bah Humbug.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by chachisays

Hey, Its Monday, and you remember what monday means right?  Wait, you mean to say you forgot?  I’ll give you a minute to think about it. Go ahead, you can figure this one out on your own. *taps foot, Looks at watch, Sips coffee* Got it yet? Alright, Fine, I’ll tell you but next time you should really know this.

ITS NEW CHACHI SAYS VIDCAST DAY!!!!!!!

This week we cover Brufest, Winter drivers at the request of @funky_dung and more!!!!!

You can tune in here in this handy dandy little box.

Or here at chachisays.blip.tv and subscribe to us on itunes!

Chachi Says: Be sure to leave some feed back! what you think of the show, what you want me to cover or a simple you suck! will suffice! As always thanks for watching and we will see you tomorrow!