ComicsByWill is a collection of artwork from UH Manoa Studio Art major Will Caron. The artwork featured comes from classwork, personal work and the comics and editorial cartoons Will has produced for Ka Leo O Hawai‘i. The display of diverse artistic ability shown here is intended to demonstrate his value in creative ventures of all sorts. Commissions as well as collaborative projects are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
2. Razed by Wolves
The following can also be found on QuarterDown.com along with other nifty stuff.
I'm sure this has happened to many of you: you're playing your game, leveling up your character, completing quests and you're really getting into the story. You've immersed yourself in the world of the game, assumed the persona of your character, busted out your wizard robe and hat - you have entered the true domain of role playing at its finest. You have tasted the fruits of that revelry and found them to be sweet. And then it happens...
One of the NPC buffoons wandering around the outskirts of town offers you a quest, a really awesome sounding quest involving a rescue, a warlock and loads of loot and experience. It sounds great, but there's a catch. In order to play this quest, you have to pay a little extra real-world cash to unlock it. That's right, you've already bought your game, but did you think you'd get to play through all of it with that meager yield of dough? Well you thought wrong, sucker.
This isn't to say that we don't necessarily like DLC. I don't mind buying expansions to games that I know and love in order to get a little more enjoyment out of it. What we don't like is when the NPC breaks character to try and make a bit more money for the company.