New trial accounts are now free, but skill levels are limited to 125. (out of 250, although most skills branch constantly. It looks like you at least get the first tier of the last split of every skill, which is good.)
Your additional inventory is also limited in that you can't have packer animals or an apartment, but you can have a mount (who's inventory has been increased). (This is very important since different roles require whole new sets of equipment, and crafting and harvesting require a lot of space for experimenting.)
Can't revert paid accounts to free trial accounts.
Fiction: I love the exotic atmosphere. An intriguing premise of the game is that your planet is a "tree", and there are no minerals. Everything is made from plants or animals. All equipment is made from the flora and fauna. It's also a beautiful game. (dynamic detail for models and textures)
4 native humanoid races:
Metis; worst elf stereotype, arrogant and domineering.
Tryker; short, curious explorers and crafters from lakelands.
"Sometimes I feel that there's a reality that coexists with ours but that we're so caught up with trivial concerns we actually fail to see the cosmic dread that lurks beyond the veil of human consciousness…" If you suffer from an overwhelming sense of dread brought on by the realization of your own insignificance in the universe, then you need Elder Sign.
Humorous somewhat related video.
Sometimes I wonder if that horror is the inescapable reality. I try to escape it, but it just makes it worse and more inescapable. Perhaps Lovecraft was merely making analogies to the everyday workings of real life rather than anything mystical on higher planes of existence; our governments and institutions.
But I've always entertained the notion that if such horrors were a reality, then it's in our nature and best interest to serve whatever function we have in it. Then again, knowing what that nature and purpose are may not be so easy or guaranteed. Plenty of people sacrifice themselves for their great but imaginary causes, regardless the size of their cult. To distinguish embracing one cosmic dread with embracing another cosmic dread. One leads to literal death, while other only leads to the death of the personality that was doomed to his self-enforced prison.
There are many lessons told of letting go of the safety of the known and willingly and joyfully taking that "leap of faith". An act which is insanity since it is against all your known self-interests, but is counter-intuitively best for you.
There of course are veils of perception just like this. Paranoia, hopelessness, despair. But I think those are just the other faces of the issue. The result of reacting one way instead of another.
Anyone actually understand what I'm talking about, or are you all interpreting this as paranoia, hopelessness, and despair?
IMPORTANT: Please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , as my mailbox here fills up quickly and I like to keep messages for transactions. If you want to alert me to an email, just post in here. I'm looking for below average (completed auction) eBay prices. (5-10% lower.) Anything that can't be priced using eBay, I don't know. Everything is unopened unless otherwise noted. (MISB/MOSC/etc.) Shipping is from Canada, so even moderate weight packages will cost more.
Please see the start of the "TF misc." listing for some nice items as well. Table of Contents:
Micron Legend exclusives
FFX PVC statues
FF8 Guardian Forces
Matrix statue (original version. unopened) $130
2006 main bagged set figures:
2007 main bagged set figures:
2007 souvenir figures:
Unicron.com Vector Sigma set
2008 main bagged set figures:
2008 souvenir figures:
Sideswipe w. minicon partner
2009 main bagged set figures:
2009 souvenir figures:
Sweeps (selling individually)
2010 main boxed set (missing gun for Streetstar & missiles for SkyByte. box surface scuffed.)
2010 main bagged set figures:
2010 souvenir figures:
Scorch & Shattered Glass Ravage
Sharkticon (Seashark bio card)
convention comic (at cost, $5)
2007 (Diamond exclusive version)
eHobby Road Rage
eHobby Hauler (opened. minor chrome wear in places where it touches packaging bubble)
Masterpiece Megatron (orange cap not glued. easily removed.)
Pepsi Optimus Prime (Hasbro BotCon version) $40
OTFCC Heroes of Cybertron PVC seeker set all sealed, but 2/3 generic Decepticons removed
OTFCC Heroes of Cybertron PVC generic Decepticon seeker, loose (keeping one for myself)
TFCclub Airazor *yawn*
TFCclub Astrotrain *yawn*
HTS Classics exclusive: $22 ea. *yawn*
Over Kill (sold?)
Chevy Aveo Swerve *yawn*
Micron Legend exclusives: (no DVD/CD/comic/packaging. Just the Micron figures)
Micron Booster v.3 (complete set but without chase figure. Also Bug, the minor variant of Unicron's Minicon is damaged)
FF8 Guardian Forces: (opaque/solid, North American versions)
Forsaken (will consider parting with)
FF8 Guardian Forces: (opaque/solid, Japanese versions*, reissue, no Ragnarok parts)
*: they have very minor and subtle paint app differences, in addition to different packaging (greyscale background instead of red). these are later reissues that did NOT include the Ragnarok bonus pieces)
as a lesser question, is it true that the size/weights listed on HLJ include the packing material? I wonder if that's only for the weight, and the size is still the product size rather than the estimated packing box size.