With no actual updates to update on, and a little guilt that nothing was updated in the prior weeks, I do have one little event that almost set me back again once more. Or at least potentially so.
Some friends of mine had convinced me to Guild Wars 2, which is an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online), if you’ve never heard of it. Originally, I’d borrowed the installation files and set everything up at home, eagerly awaiting a chance to get into a Virutal World once more like I once had many years ago.
My previous MMO had been Perfect World International, and the beautiful environments and interesting narratives and characters had always been inspiring, as well as a opportunity to escape for a bit and socialise with some international or outer state friends in a gaming environment. GW2, from what I’ve seen and been told, is even more so enhanced on those features, and aside from chances to catch up with old friends, the detail and dedication the artist put into the creation of the word is quite remarkable. So I’m hoping it’ll boost my ideas for my own projects.
But back to the point of the story; after installing, it turned out there was a 12gb Download it needed to do with patches and features. My internet is both slow, and almost capped, so I’d taken my computer back to my friends to receive the straight up files, and if the game didn’t run. She has Unlimited internet to use to download it.
I’ll skip the happy dance and other stuff; since it worked and get to the topic. Upon departing and carting my equipment back to my car, my monitor slipped from my grip and hit the ground. Fortuantly, I’ve always transported it with a piece of the orignal foam casing over the top of the screen, and this saved it from being broken completely. But the bottom of the rame has either moved out of the place, or, the screen has shifted and is now titled backwards a bit from the bottom.
So here’s my dilema. Even though it still functions fine, it’s not in its proper place. There’s a good chance the dust floating in from the dirt road I live on will eventually get in the exposed opening and damage the circuitry.
I’m thinking since the monitor came free with my computer since it was during a sale, that I can take it apart without fear of voiding any warranty. Or I could take it to a technician to do it, which I’d think would only set me back $50 at most. Still a lot less than a new monitor.
I haven’t asked a question for any reasons in a while, but what exactly are the estimates on getting a monitor fixed? So I don’t go get myself ripped off.
Otherwise, I may crumble to my urge to pull the screen apart myself ‘examine’ the interior like I did my laptop when it ceased working.
On another note, I’ve been doing a bit of a commission for a friend lately, who I’d hoped after composing the final mock-up, I’d be able to contact and get his opinion before I started matte painting over it. But seeing as I have to be able to contact him, I’ll just have to go ahead with it.
I aim to finish before the end of the week, and will link the finished product up here. I’m still a bit rusty with my Wacom tablet, but after some playing around every now and then, I’ve slowly started to regain my knack for it.
Till next time, don’t let the Morning Monday’s get ya down.