“Bilbo Baggins deleted himself.”

Middle Earth as MMPORG. From past playings of Avatar MUD and Legend of the Red Dragon, I can attest to the need for Level 1 Newbies to go out into the forest and kill rats and squirrels in droves for a few days before they can get to the major league. That’s to get you acquainted with the delicious flavor of ennui-inducing repetition of which most MMPORGs are composed. Perhaps it’s to keep fanfic-writing players from capitalizing on their adventures to write bestselling fiction.

Link found via Ipse Dixit who in turn found it via Ami- Amygdalg- Amygdalaf- Gary. More discussion in this MeFi thread.


  1. Gary Farber says:

    Thanks muchly for the link. If I might gently point out, however, “Amygdalaf” is neither an English word, nor the name of my blog. What did you think it means? :-)

    (If lacking any other source for the meaning of the name of my blog, see the links on my upper left sidebar “Our Mysterious Name” and “Our Mission.”; the name itself is in Big Letters at the top of the page.)

    Thanks again for the link. Hope you might find something else there of interest or amusement if you keep hitting that scroll key.

  2. Paulo says:

    My apologies, Gary. I apear to have fallen prey to Web User’s Transient Stupiditis while crediting the link. I am now using your first name, to avoid further embarassment.

  3. Gary Farber says:

    We are your brain.

    Not on drugs.


    Nice little blog you got here, by the way. Be a shame if anything were to… happen to it.


    (Call me “Gary,” call me “smart-ass,” just don’t call me late for dinner.)