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    Howdy. This is Bob. The Bob of Bob Blog. This blog contains about five minutes of my thoughts each day. A record. A history. And occasionally worth reading.

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    Saturday, March 11, 2006  
    Game: Albatross18 (Online Golf)
    Sound like a trip to the dentist? No -- it is actually quite fun. The game is polished and charming and looks like the developer is adding new stuff (like clothes for your character to buy.) And when I say "buy" I actually mean buy with real $. You can get items in game from ingame cash but the best stuff is reserved for real world cash.

    The interesting thing from the game design point of view is that a lot of their details like experience required per level is displayed on the web. A perfect opportunity to analyze the "hell levels". I'll have to reserve judgement about whether leveling is too slow -- I'm at level 2 after several hours.

    It really isn't an MMO in the traditional sense as the games I've been in only have up to 4 people on the course. But there is a tournament mode for up to 30 players. I think however that it gives further proof that basically free games have potential. You'd think that with some more polish they might be able to go after people like my dad. And if you manage to crack the real world golf market -- the sky's the limit.

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