Did you feel it? Did you feel the earth shake, hell freeze over, and the moon turn blue? The original “Ah Come On! We are still getting good stuff!” Queen of the Bliss Ninnies (and I use that term with the utmost of affection), wrote a pointed, pragmatic, and reality-based “Musings” yesterday on the “State of TSTO!”
And, the shift you felt, wasn’t so much us swapping magnetic poles, as much as the fact that even “She who is the perpetual cheer leader” has come closer to my side, while I have slid closer to the middle.
Let’s be honest…to say that TSTO is on a “downward slide,” is like maneuvering half-way down Stelvio Pass in the Italian Swiss Alps, with no breaks, in the dark…and saying, “Well…this isn’t as fun as it used to be!”
But, I really do think there are a lot of redeeming qualities to continuing to keep TSTO active on my padular devices...especially if I remember James Taylor. Continue reading →
As a reminder, the acronym for Designing In Downtime is DID (as in “look what I DID!”). Because let’s face it, design is a personal thing. And when it comes to filling downtime, there is nothing more personal than how YOU do it.
But, I am writing this. So, for now, we will focus on how I DID it. Get it? Got it? Good!
If you have been tapping for any extended length of time, you have no doubt formed habits that may border (or actually be) determined clinically to be aspects of Obsessive or Compulsive behavior. As far as I’m concerned, when it comes to TSTO, that’s fine. It relaxes me. It makes me laugh. And I can quit anytime I choose… right? RIGHT???
OK. Maybe not.
But, with all of the recent content, as well as the chance to go back and load our towns up with old/new content through the Year Book, I have found that I have added a few “must do” tasks to my list of rituals. And, not coincidentally, they can/will force me to spend more than just 5 minutes every 4 hours, to do what MUST be done. This is even more obvious during Down Time (which is pretty much ALL of the time these days…as I finished this “event” 11 days early) but, I digress.
Let’s take a look at some of the things that I HAVE to do every cycle...and you can compare it to your list. Continue reading →
So… in the midst of this downtime period for EA, I figured I’d pop in with my two cents. Gonna ramble about Stonecutters, EA downtime and my thoughts on the Valentine’s Update. Nothing game specific but figured I’d chime in with some thoughts if you were interested. If not, just smile and wave boys, smile and wave.