Yes, Starcraft II is the talk of the town. It has so far consumed at least five people I know. Two have purchased new rigs to run it. I look forward to talking to them again in a few months, after they emerge from their den, blanched and dehydrated, but in victory.
I am playing Dragon Quest IX. With DQ9, you can train everyone with the steal skill “Half-Inch”, which leads to ridiculous situations as depicted in today’s comic. My character’s deft hands are not deft enough to steal items from paralyzed, sleeping monsters.
No one I know is playing DQ9, so all that multiplayer jazz has been mostly wasted on me. I did attend the GameStop/EB Games Dragon Quest event on Saturday. Quite a few people in such a small shop! I ended up playing about half an hour of multiplayer afterwards. Fun stuff. Big shout-outs to y0sh14r7, Hero, and Otto for the amazing boss strategy we developed. It’s a strategy I’d like to call “every turn, everyone egg-on the one warrior”. My character Talus also appreciates the experience points.
I’m on the look-out for any other DQ get-togethers; the biggest contender in Toronto is the Fan Expo at the end of August (this month!).