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Dusty Monk
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So I'm back at home at last, in front of my laptop, sipping a cup of coffee and about to head back to work.  It was a fantastic show, though I am quite exhausted.  Over the course of the show, we coached pretty much non stop for 21 hours.  Over 180 games of Orcs Must Die were played, resulting in over 1800 people getting to play the game.  We had surprisingly few technical problems, and overall things went fantastic, and the people were all very positive. 

You guys rock.  :) 

Now it's time to put on pants, and get down to the nitty gritty of finishing this bad boy. 

#paxeast2014   #orcsmustdieunchained  
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Well a few people are taking a day, and they wouldn't begrudge me if I did the same.  But I'll most likely be in.  Got to make the doughnuts and all that.. ;) 
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Apologies if +Elfrick Mendez has already shared this, cause that man is the shitz when it comes to technology posts. :) I've been head-down crazy work mode all week.  But saw this, and had to share.  If this MMO ever makes it to the states I will pay cash money to play day one just to create characters in it. 

Holy crap. 

#blackdesert   #mmo  
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I didn't post it, +Dusty Monk, but spmebody else from my circles did... I remember seeing this yesterday, and being impressed as heck.
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This week is gonna be hella busy for me.  Quite likely working past 10:00 most nights.  So I indulged a bit in the WoW's over the weekend.  Ran some old world raids last night looking for mount, just for fun. :) 
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An Embarrassment of Riches
It's been a busy and fun last couple of weeks for anyone that plays Blizzard games!  And all of this has contributed to make it a fine time to return to World of Warcraft - which is course is exactly what they intend.  So I thought I'd share some of the coo...
It's been a busy and fun last couple of weeks for anyone that plays Blizzard games!  And all of this has contributed to make it a fine time to return to World of Warcraft - which is course is exactly what they intend.  So I t...
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I bookmarked it but didn't have a chance to read it yet. I think my biggest mistake was the professions. I switched her to JC in wrath when my DK went inscription and herbalism. So my rogue has been stuck with JC and Alchemy. I don't really have mats to feed her professions atm and with the way crafting works in MoP I'm not sure which recipes I should be picking up from the trainer. 
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As you most likely are already aware, but just in case you aren't: Warlords of Draenor pre-orders are now live.  And you can get your free level 90 boosted character (along with other pre-order goodies) now!
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I hope they release it sooner than December.
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PAX East 2014
Thu, April 10, 5:00 PM
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I'll be headed to to the airport in a bit to head to PAX East.  First time for me to go. :)  Should be fun! 
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Have to miss it this year. Have fun! 
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About to see Captain America... prerequisite pre-movie post!!
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Wasn't blown away by it. Mostly just setting up subsequent movies and developments in Agents of SHIELD.
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Back in Defiance - for now
Not sure exactly what prompted the current itch to run around and shoot things, but there it was.  Part of the reason I think was that I've been seeing the advertisements for the next season on SyFy.  Part of it was just that it had been close to a year sin...
Not sure exactly what prompted the current itch to run around and shoot things, but there it was.  Part of the reason I think was that I've been seeing the advertisements for the next season on SyFy.  Part of it was just that...
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Roger that +Dusty Monk! 
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And if you're thinking about coming back to the game, but aren't sure what you'd even do if you did get back with a fresh level 90, WoWHead has put together a really good "Welcome Back" guide.  #wow   #warlordsofdraenor  
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I'm debating what do to with my boost as well. I like leveling - currently leveling an alt of every class - so rushing to 90 doesn't really appeal.

Maybe I'll use it on my DK though, it's probably my least favorite class.
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Sr. Developer at Robot Entertainment, Inc.
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  • Ensemble Studios
    Sr. Programmer, 2000 - 2009
  • Midway Games
    Sr. Programmer, 1997 - 2000
  • Windstorm Studios
    CEO & President, 2009 - 2011
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Sr. Developer for Robot Entertainment; MMO blogger and aficionado, geek dad, only visiting this planet.
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Senior Developer at Robot Entertainment, the fine folks that brought you Orcs Must Die and Hero Academy!

Former President of Windstorm Studios, and creator of Atomic City Adventures - The Case of the Black Dragon.  Also former Sr. Programmer for Ensemble Studios, worked on Age of Empires, Halo Wars. Also, MMO aficionado (I love using that word).
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Professional game developer for near 15 years..
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  • Texas A&M University
    Computer Science, 1983 - 1987
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