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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

SOE Swag

Okay, I'm having way too much fun in the Desert of Flames to write anything new. I'll just say it's been a blast so far and I'll try to write some intelligible commentary about it next week. For now, a contest announcement I pre-wrote, heh. The contest will begin September 15th.

The prizes, well they are courtesy of SOE, indirectly.

I was invited to submit some information to be a part of the EQII Community Fansite contact list. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. I don't consider this a "fansite" and I hope you don't either, even though I am a fan at heart. But I figured this would be an opportunity to bring you, my readers, the inside scoop.

Well, a few days later, I received a Fedex from Sony with the following:

Letter from Blackguard

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Brand New Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade PSP Game

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Well, I'm keeping the letter. But I feel compelled to pass on the swag to you, my readers. Hey, I might not feel that way if I didn't already own Untold Legends since the day it was released, but who knows.

Since I do own it, I'll give you a quick review. It's actually a bit better than the initial reviews it got, in my opinion. It's basically a Diablo type game with a choice of classes (that are pretty nicely differentiated). The skills you can choose from as you level up are actually very well done and fun. The big negatives would be the excessive loading screens, the lame music and the repetitive gameplay (dungeon after dungeon). The game has very nice graphics and a subtle sense of humor I enjoyed. I especially liked the way you start the game with a hangover. If you can find someone to join you for multiplayer the game gets exponentially better. And hey, we all know the majority of PSP titles are basically terrible right now (don't email me about Lumines), so this is a nice one to add to your library.

I would love to see a SOE PSP title that would allow you have some interaction with EQ or EQII. Perhaps gaining the gold in-game would let you transfer a small amount to your EQII character through the PSP's wireless capabilities. There is so much more that could be done with this, but I am really going off on a tangent here.

So, I intend to give away the game and the map. The contest will be MMO trivia, so hopefully all that grinding will finally pay off.

Hey, I'll even sign the game and map, thereby reducing their value by 98%.


Blogger warm_machine said...


Well, it's not the official Aggro Me swag that we're all clamoring for, but the psuedo-swag will work!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Quylein said...

Nice that they recognize you their Aggro

10:41 AM  
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