My gaming world continues to move along at a brisk pace. Our World of Warcraft guild is running raids (sometimes more than one) daily. Many of our old members are finally hitting level 50 and the collapse of another large guild added a few level 60 characters. There was a time when I was the only level 60 priest in the guild. Not anymore. We have so many level 60 priests now that there’s even a shadow priest in the guild. For those unfamiliar with the game, priests generally become holy (healing) or shadow (spell damage dealing) priests. Many guilds don’t like shadow priests because they don’t have a clear role compared to mages and warlocks, who also deal spell damage. But if you have enough holy priests, there shouldn’t be a problem.
The only other game I’m playing these days is, you guessed it, Out of the Park 2006. Everyone over the OOTP forum seems to have moved on in anticipation of the patch known as OOTP 2007. I keep asking myself why I still like this game despite the poor management of the product and still unresolved issues. I guess my love of text gaming baseball overrides the silliness of developers and their companies. The guys in my league are all baseball gaming fans first and OOTP 2006 does make general manager fans smile with some of the options. It is painful to use and you’re never quite sure what each sim will bring. When it works, it does work very nicely.
I won’t post the league’s site link, but I am truly amazed at the talents of OOTP 2006 fans. One fan’s mods are really showing us what the game could be if SI could see the forest for the trees. He created an OOTP 2006 draft utility, a waiver wire page, a last export web repot, and a development report for this league. I am not sure how transferable these utilities are to other leagues (which is why I am not posting the league site) but if I find out they are, I’ll post more information.