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I was recently thinking about my own new year's resolutions for this year, and yes, Mitra's Method was included in such thoughts, and I felt that last year I had things pretty good: a good number of readers each fortnight, what I perceive to be good feedback from you guys in general, and lots and lots to talk about in the lead-up to the game's release. So I've decided that for 2008 I want to challenge myself and maintain the standard that I set for myself each fortnight in 2007, but of course your help is required for that, and that's when I need your feedback! So don't be afraid to send me an email, as others have done in the past, be it inflammatory or encouraging in nature; feedback is feedback (just don't subscribe me to any "dubious" websites or newsletters).
Regarding 'Age of Conan' and what is to be revealed in the months to come, take each day as they come, and avoid the speculating if you can. I've spoken before about being too emotionally invested in a game, and I'm quite sure you're all already aware being so can remove can detract you from how much you are able to enjoy the game or the way you receive information given to you by Funcom staff or the press. So if you've been guilty of over-analysing what Funcom or the press have been telling us, or involving yourself in speculation about the game's development and progress, then this is the chance for you to wipe the slate clean and make 2008 the year that you wisen-up and let Funcom do the talking: use the measuring stick and sift the details yourself. If the information has some merit, even still, take it with a pinch of salt, but don't treat it as gospel unless Funcom confirms it. Let this be one of your new year's resolutions as far as 'Age of Conan' is concerned.
As I will be in Oslo on January 18, there obviously won't be an edition of Mitra's Method for that fortnight, but I will be back the following week with a full run-down of my time at Funcom HQ and a full report of my hands-on time with 'Age of Conan'. Depending on how things turn out as well, I might have something for you next week (I'll get back to you on that; things are still up in the air), but regardless, January is going to be month for information for 'Age of Conan' and the joy is in not knowing what will be revealed, and this is how things ought to be. Avoiding the guess-work may also allow you to enjoy information given to you; you may avoid disappointment that way.
"I never think of the future; it comes soon enough." - Albert Einstein
Until next fortnight, this is Stephen "weezer" Spiteri,
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© Stephen Spiteri, January 2008