MMO Viking

July 28, 2010

Modern Day Mythology

Filed under: viking thoughts — Tags: , , , , , , , — mmoviking @ 9:31 pm

I’m a little worried about the new Thor movie coming out next year.  I am a huge Thor fan, mostly the original myth of Thor.  I’m also a huge Marvel Comics fan.  I grew up on Uncanny X-men.  Back when Wolverine was a cult hero, not the mainstream hero he is now.  A few years back the movie Beowulf came out.  I really wanted the movie to be great because I name most all my Characters in MMO’s after him.  It ended up being alright, nothing fantastic but one part did make me laugh.  My EQ1 character Beowolv the Beastlord always ran around shirtless to show off his manliness / hero-ness.    Beowulf the movie had Beowulf fight and defeat Grendel while being completely naked.  Pretty funny.  All the superhero movies coming out are fantastic.  Ironman, X-men, Batman, Spider-man are like modern-day mythology which is part of the fun for me.  I love mythology.  I have a couple worries about the Thor the movie.  One is at this moment Thor is still at cult status which makes him more cool.  When Thor the movie hits he will become mainstream thereby losing cool points.  When my mom knows what Mjolnir is that means a loss of thousands of cool points.  Another worry is Thor will be a modern-day mythology about an ancient day mythology which is wierd.  I like the casting of Hannibal Lector as Odin and Captain Kirk’s dad as Thor looks good though.  Here’s to hoping the Thor movie crushes like a hammer to a Frost Giant’s skull!

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March 5, 2010

Greetings from the Rift

Filed under: middle earth adventures — Tags: , , — mmoviking @ 11:28 pm

Beowyf completed the latest book and had fun in the new Rift skirmish.  The skirmish is pretty quick solo.  I want to check it out in 2-man, 3-man and 6-man modes.  Redranth, Nindrojrir, Afastr and Beowyf did another DG run the other day with again no luck on the 2nd age item dropping.  One of these days it will happen by Odin’s ravens!  The Rift skirmish also has its own reward tokens that can be turned in for some cool items including a helm that Beo has his eye on.  4 tokens to go!  I want to send a shout out to Cappy who is missing in action.  Cappy come back and play with your bros you know you want to!  Mahalo!

November 30, 2009

Beowyf the Ranger

Filed under: middle earth adventures — Tags: , , , , , , , — mmoviking @ 3:16 am

Three more days until Siege of Mirkwood expansion.  I am excited for it but the downside is my little side project of obtaining a full set of Annuminas armor will have to be on hold once it hits.  Everyone will be too busy enjoying the new skirmishes and leveling up, including me.  All I have left to get for the set is the Helm and Shoulders.  The helm is easy it can be done by three of the Viking Fellowship.  But the shoulders are obtained from the Gardens in Ost Elendil and that place requires a full fellowship of six to turn the water wheels to open the gates.  The armor looks much better with the shoulders.  MMO Viking needs those shoulders!  I need my precioussss.  I have a plan though.  I am going to bribe my friends.  I will offer each person of the fellowship one gold piece to knock it out someday and to not roll on the shoulders against me.  Even Nindrojrir who doesn’t even want the armor and hasn’t been rolling on them.  I figure if I get Nin on my side he will help me pester the rest to go in on the deal!  It is always good to get Nin on my side with any nefarious plans.  We are an unstoppable force together.  It’s kind of like Odin and Loki joining forces.  Once I have the full set Beowyf will be able to switch back and forth from the gold and navy Dwarven Lord outfit and the green and brown Dwarven Ranger outfit.  Or as I like to think of it as Young Beo the Ranger and Old Beo the Viking-lord. 

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