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Idle Plans

Now on my four week of being both out of school (although scheduled to resume it in August) and unemployed, I'm starting to take my dispossessed state rather seriously. My plan until I land some scratch is going to involve a lot of job hunting. However, I've also developed a bit of a plan for my time I'm not spending job hunting.
  1. Get one level a day in City of Heroes until my Robot/Mastermind is level 50. (Currently he's level 43 and I hope to have 44 by the end of the day. So, if I stick to my plan, that shouldn't take more than a week.)
  2. Spend remaining free time in Age of Conan.
  3. Hit the sack before 10:30pm so I can get up by 8am for more job hunting.
It's a good plan because it keeps both games interesting through variety. Playing just one or the other be boring for me.

Either option, City of Heroes or Age of Conan, is quite uncomfortable. The trouble is a matter of framerate. I run both games at about 10-20 frames per second, and that's when there's not a heap of action going on. Both games can get rather rambunctious with the special effects at times, leading to single-digit framerate or even complete lockups.

Bottom line: I need an upgrade, and employment is the most likely way that's going to happen. The immediate alternative, selling my laptop, is a roll of the dice to see if anyone going to eBay is actually interested in paying what something is worth. As poor as I might be, I'm not letting go of good hardware without good reason.


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