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It Ain't Art - Travellin' in EQII

Brasse -- 2008-06-21 13:12:47

When I was looking for a laptop skin for my new Mac, one of the designs I saw was this rendering of a Hokusai woodblock print. Most people will recognize this master's work, and it was one of my favorite images when I was a child.

I decided to throw Brasse into the scene before ordering the skin, and then thought, hmmm... it might be fun to do a series of comics like this, taking unfair advantage of dead artists... so here is the first of "It Ain't Art". I'll add to this series when I am on road trips, as they don't take as much time as drawing a full comic.

On to this one:

Travelling in EQII is a whole lot easier and faster than in many MMOGs, but it can still take an EON to get your group together. 20 minutes? Who has 20 minutes these days, when we only have 2 hours to play before real life claws us back into its grip?

I love immersion, and recognize that traveling across massive landmasses and wide oceans in games should take time... but the the reality is that we don't have the time. I'd rather be able to teleport my groupmates to a spot and THEN work on the immersion thing once we are all together.

To all game developers: give a busy Dwarf a break.
Let me get to where my night's play is, FAST.

;-)#
Brasse


For those who really want to know:
The title of the woodblock print featured is "The Breaking Wave Off Kanagawa" (often called "The Great Wave"); although the image is iconic and often considered representational of Japanese art of the 19th century, the work itself was very non-conformist and NOT representative of traditional art of the period.
A couple of links for more information on Katsushika Hokusai:
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai

...or just Google his name.
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