Has anyone here played the Kingdom of Loathing? Essentially, it's an MMORPG that is free and played in the browser. You take on the role of a stick figure from one of six classes (like Turtle Tamer or Pastamancer). You go around questing and such. It's very addictive when you have a good community to enjoy it with.
I was into it big time several years ago, but it's tough to get back in when you don't have a big community to get into. I thought it might be something that a lot of F:ATties might enjoy. It keeps you from poopsocking by only allowing you to play so much in a day, so it isn't a ton of commitment.
Yeah, I was addicted to the game until earlier this year, played it about one and a half year, but I'm glad I quit. I wasted up to 6 hours a day despite the time limit. For people in the know, my character has several IsOTM, a tiny plastic sword and an invisible hamster, all acquired myself. (Name: Sighy Pog) I had a spare Uncle Crimbo's beard, but I have given that away just recently... if only I had known someone on F:AT plays the game. :/
It keeps you from poopsocking by only allowing you to play so much in a day, so it isn't a ton of commitment.
I used to play it, but I gave up when I discovered that this really isn't entirely true. Once you've built up the character skills and know-how required it's very, very easy to get tons of extra turns by making, then eating and drinking the highest-class foods and cocktails. And then you're suddenly looking at a good couple of hours a day.
I sold my character on EBay. Didn't go for as much as I'd hoped, but never regretted it.
Oftentimes defeat is splendid, victory may still be shame;
Luck is good, the prize is pleasant but the glory's in the game!