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The beta is now available...

I'm very much in two minds here.

If it is not possible to script access to the web version, then it will be a convenience for when you want to check how much Saronite is or you want to quickly relist a few things. No serious seller will, I think, use this regularly without all the add-ons that allow them to list 1000s of auctions and check prices.

If it is scriptable, then I'll be afraid of where this dark path takes them. This would then be the first step, IIRC, down the dark path of 'Paying for items/services that provide an in-game advantage'.
Ironically, without the ability to script access, this is of almost no interest to me.

There is another thing to bear in mind though, Battlenet is probably the slowest site I have ever had the misfortune of having to access on a (semi)regular basis. I don't know if other regions are as slow as the EU version, but I would say that if this is run on the same servers with the same slowness then it won't matter if is scriptable or not, it will be too slow for anyone to be able to use it without becoming aggravated by the slowness and frequent timeouts...

I sincerely hope Blizzard isn't jumping the shark here...
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Ok, so far so good. I've managed to get most of the things I need sorted with the notable exceptions of World of Warcraft and VMWare.

World of Warcraft I can live without as I can just build a spare machine purely for the purpose of running WoW. That would be an annoyance, but nothing I can't live with...

Well, I have actually managed to install both WoW and the Burning Crusade expansion.

It's when trying to install the latest expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, that it all falls down.
It starts fine, but I can't click on the Agree button when I get to the EULA, and obviously that's a pretty big stumbling block...

The really big problem is VMWare.
Getting this one to work is absolutely vital to the success of Operation Jaunty Jackalope.

It seemed to install fine using the instructions in the manual, but when running the app I'm presented with an error and the application fails to load :-/
I obviously can't remember the error of the top of my head, but nevermind, I shall look into this later and hopefully find a resolution.

I'm currently about to install VMWare on a virtual host to see if it does the same thing.

Other than that, I have happily discovered Krusader which is great for general filesystem work although I really need to get into a habit of using the shell a bit more.
I am currently using Evolution for mail, which is adequate, but it would be nice to get Outlook working under Wine

Oh dear...

May. 12th, 2008 11:20 am
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If this is what playing WoW leads to, then it's time I found a new hobby :-D
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Warhammer: Age of Reckoning has been postponed to Autumn 2008 D:
Much woe, wailing and gnashing of teeth...

I've been looking forwards to this game since, well, since before it was even announced...
All the way back in 1998 when Ultima Oncrack/Evercrack/whatever came out I knew that one day, one day, the world of Warhammer would become available.
I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] digitalangel remembers how I was drooling over the teaser trailer in spring '06 before details of the game came out.
And oh, how tantalizingly close it is now...

I have booked all my important holidays and I should have enough left to take a week off when W:AR is finally released.

And of course there will be a Collectors Edition, oh yes, there will be...
I've pre-ordered two on-line and I'll be going to a couple of shops to pre-order as well so I can be reasonably sure that I'll get at least one.

Anyway, in slightly happier news, I finally dinged 70.
After 20 days actual time played.
So, now I can do all the cool end-game stuff ^_^ Such as grinding out 10k gold so I can buy some flying mounts. Yay /wrists
Well, at least until Warhammer: Age of Reckoning comes out and steals me away from WoW...
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This is why I'm glad I'm not addicted to WoW...
It's such an easy trap to fall into...


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