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Archive for February 1st, 2009

Farming for Fun

I’ve written here and there about a hypothetical Harvest Moon Online MMO, spurred by the initial mention of such by Capn’ John.  I see a lot of potential in an MMO that takes crafting and the economy to new levels, and I’ve perceived the Harvest Moon IP as a great way to express that idea in shorthand.  Thing is, I’ve not actually played any of the games, I’ve just watched them from the outside and had friends rave about them while explaining the mechanics.

So I borrowed Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.  I want to know what this is really all about.  I started a new file, met the old groundskeeper, got the grand tour, claimed a lost puppy, met the neighbors, then went to bed, only to get up at stupid o’clock in the morning… to do chores.  Wait, whut?  (more…)

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