I really don’t feel like writing much today – it’s just one of _those_ kinds of days. So, instead I’ve been monitoring my progress in “Ogame”:http://www.ogame.org – a resources management game that puts you in command of interplanetary fleets as they fight for dominance in the universe. You start out planet-locked with a starting complement of resources to begin building metal mines, solar plants, and a lot more. The idea is to collect resources, build an organization on your Homeworld, build a fleet, and set out in the galaxy to populate other planets, destroy other fleets, mine debris fields, form alliances, and more.
I swore I’d never play this game, but here I am anyway. And it really doesn’t require that much of my attention. I can start putting buildings up and walk away while the processes complete. Some processes – which I haven’t gotten to yet – take several hours to accomplish. I’ve also been fortunate to join up with my Halo clan in an alliance in the Ogame universe, two members of which sent me shipments overnight last night (one took a real-time seven hours to arrive, the other six) to help me get on my feet and get buildings put up. I still haven’t built and ships or satellites – those are coming just as soon as I can get enough deuterium collected to fuel everything.
It’s a pretty interesting game, and I know that once I get my fleets into the sky I’m going to have to start keeping an eye out for raiders. We’ll just see how things go. This is kind of fun at the moment.