I haven't been playing AC recently. I think the last quest I died on (four people all high level, LONG ASS SLOG to where I died and no way back but to haul my team mates back to the beginning to start the LONG ASS SLOG all over again) killed any interest I had left. I think I may just not log in at all and lose my cottage... with everything in it. If I am not coming back, what difference does it make?
Anyway, I still cruise the AC boards, just not as often. So I found these little gems and was reminded I LOVE SRAND. Not only did she breathe life into AC by coding in stuff we had been asking for for ages (and stuff it never occurred to us to ask for but we can't live without anymore) but she's a riot to read. I swear, every once in a while, I was tempted to head out to Boston and do the 'We're not worthy' thing. :p By her co-workers' reports, she's a riot in real life, too.
Anyway, she's got an updated bio here: http://ac.turbinegames.com/index.php?page_id=283 (Ibn is the PR guy for AC. He's VERY GOOD at what he does, which is take a lot of **** from whiners and STILL give us well balanced, even toned, professional answers, among other things)
And a DevDiary here: http://ac.turbinegames.com/index.php?page_id=284
Edit: made the mistake of reading the Letter to the Players for this month.... http://ac.turbinegames.com/index.php?page_id=37&pagebuilder[module]=article&pagebuilder[display_item]=156
I may just have to log in tonight before the movie, pay for my cottage and pick up that free level for Solan Thommad at least (I thought I missed patch day and therefore missed the free level giveaway)