Friday, November 23, 2007

Back from Melbourne

Here is a picture of the Fury booths at GCAP, eSports and eGames in Melbourne.

I would like to point out that the girls in the last picture were kicking ass. The guy sitting across from them kept standing up and looking over the computers as if to assure himself that yes, he had in fact had his butt handed to him by a 8 year old girl.

While we were setting up all the computers at eGames, I noticed that our friends over at Australian Gamer hadn't arrived and set up yet. So decided to have a little fun. Now when I showed this picture to Yug he game me such a hurt look as if I had just stolen his last beer. I felt so bad. I would also like to point out that in the end, there was in fact cake. It was some kind of fruitcake covered in nuts, so really, no big loss.

The first night we got to Melbourne I talked everybody into going to the Hardrock Cafe for dinner because I wanted to get a pin for my collection. I had been too lazy to walk the few blocks to get the pin when I was in Melbourne last year. From our hotel this year it was all the way on the other side of the CBD. Once we got all the way over there we found out that it had closed 2 weeks ago. Sigh.

So thats about it for my trip to Melbourne. Well except for the part where some guy picked my pocket and I chased him down and tackled him to the ground. That was kind of fun except for the part where he ran off and when security got there they yanked me off in to the back room for some spit in your face yelling type interrogation.

Oh, and I cut my hair off. Pictures to come in the next few days.


Michael said...

Yeah I saw you at eGames. Didn't talk to you though.

I had a bit of a play at Fury too. The first time I didn't know how to attack, so I was continually being beaten over and over by the guy next to me, which I realised later on was one of the devs. He then said something like "This really isn't fair, i shouldn't be doing that to you" and walked off.

And then the next time I got the confidence to try it again some little girl sat down next to me (not the one in the photo) and proceeded to own me continuously. At least that time I could fight back. There must be some sort of evil little girl organisation going around and terrorising other gamers...

Joseph B. Hewitt IV said...

I am going to guess that was Jeremy, the other two Auran guys were from the marketing department. Nice guys but not the type who could pwn people in the game. Jeremy however is worse than a dev for that sort of thing. He is from the play test department and those guys are serious players.

And there were a few young kids sitting down and doing very well at the game. I tried to get pictures of the ones I saw. There is an Auran / Fury Flikr page that I'll post the link to tomorrow that should show my pictures from Melbourne and the Supanova Expo in Sydney.

I should also admit that a few of the pre-made Incarnation weren't that great. Somebody had gone through and rebalanced their abilities to make them easier for new players. But that person didn't realize that the armor those characters were wearing were equipped specifically specifically to support abilities. When they changed the abilities around they didn't look to see what school the armor was giving bonuses to and therefore a few characters were doing a lot less damage and getting resisted a lot.

Failures: 1

Joseph B. Hewitt IV said...

The rest of the pictures I took are up at