FreeRealms has been live since Tuesday and I've been having a blast! This is a great game for folks who don't have a ton of time to spare and just want a little something different to do for a bit.
I've been working over at Allakazam's new FreeRealms Wiki (Link). The team there and fellow players are working on building up a solid reference on FreeRealms. I'll probably spend my weekend working on the wiki. BUT I'd also like to get some posts in on my experiences in FreeRealms. So look for some upcoming posts on life in FreeRealms.
Free Realms was released last night just before midnight. Hehe, of course not soon enough to stop the epic launch thread in the beta testers forum that ended up growing to over 100 + pages as Twitter updates from SOE were posted into the forum and of course random nested quotes supplied the much needed cowbell to a population of sleep deprived Free Realms fans. Safe to say that by the end of the night we were all loopy and pretty much anything was hilarious.
Twitter post by John Smedly hints at a 7pm Release for Free Realms. (link)
Hehe, there's worse things.
A lot of us are watching
Yep waiting for launch that is. It won't be a long wait, well except for the fact that I'll be at work for the bulk of it, hehe. The last word from the Free Realms Community Manager Pex was that they were shooting for mid to late morning for the release. Then again as some have pointed out, as long as the release hits before 11:59 tonight it'll still release on time.
It's always funny to read the 'please don't sit on the main site hitting F5' comments from the staff. Of course it just makes me want to giggle and reply “way to give them the idea”. /rofl
Really though the main question going through my mind is what to do once I log back in? I keep thinking of ways to celebrate the launch in my own creeptastic fashion. I mean do I just want to run for the Ninja trainer and start the grind? Do I want to head up to the farm outside of Snowhill and tip some cows (yes you can actually tip the cows hehe)? Hmmm… Do I want to be in the usual hang out spot and see how many familiar names I see? Do I just want to hit up Lakeshore and chase some ducks? Do I want to run around Free Realms getting video of weird places to dance as fodder for a new video?
So many choices!
Well I know there is one thing I'm looking forward to, and that is snagging a membership and checking out some of the members only content. During the closed beta select users were flagged to try out the cool members only quests, Jobs and dungeons. Yeah this is one of the Free Realms carrots to make a little cash on the MMO. You subscribe and you get the exclusive jobs. I'd be cranky about this if it wasn't for the fact that the subscription is a whopping $5.00 a month. Yep one third of my WoW subscription and I can go cow tipping as a member! I have no idea why I'm so excited about that.
With a little extra time on my hands (waiting for Free Realms to go live), I figured, hey let's find some stuff to do. I manged to get a guide started over at the Free Realms Wiki on Zam (Link). I think I'd rather post up some guides over there than work at them here and have to try to keep them updated.
I also goofed off and put together a YouTube video of some of my favorite times from the Closed Beta. After launch a lot of us will end up meeting up at the Warp Point in Crossroads. Here's the video, hopefully it'll still be up in the morning. Speaking of which I need to get to bed before I'm unable to get up in the morning, heh.