Games, Opinion

Godville for iPhone/Android is just what I was looking for!

1528529_10153670824515082_2096739632_nFor those who don’t remember the game from back in the day called Progress Quest. it is a fully automatic role-playing game that ran in your task bar and played itself. Once named, the hero completed quests, looted items and sold stuff at the shop to use the gold to buy new spells, weapons and armour for the tougher enemies.

For years I was searching for a similar game until today, when I discovered (albeit a bit late) Godville for the iPhone/Android.

Players get to name their character (and their godly name—mine’s Luciferos, in case you’re interested) and that’s about it. The game does everything else—from combat, to quests, equipping items, starting guilds and doing PvP.. You as the god can encourage or punish your follower as you see fit but that’s the extent of which you “play” this game, besides reading your follower’s somewhat funny diary entries to see how his/her life is progressing. It’s an awesome game if you have little time to game.

If you’re interested in a game that plays itself (for the most part), then give Godville for the iPhone/Android a shot (it’s free!). Also, be sure to check out Progress Quest for the PC as well!

Last minute edit: Upon doing some more research I also found a more interactive browser “idle rpg” called Battle Without End on Kongregate. In this game you can equip your character (and pet) with items the character finds on his/her adventures. It even sports item quality, from Basic to Legendary like in games such as the Diablo series.

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Opinion

2 things iPhone needs

apple-iphone-5-white-all-sidesAll of us have had telemarketers bothering us at one point or another. Lately I’m being bothered up to three times a day, sometimes as late as 9pm, by one number in particular: 1 (514) 904-3190, which seems to come from Quebec, Canada and is apparently IPSOS Reid, a tiresome surveys company. I do not answer these calls but the ringing drives me crazy.

It’s times like these I realize there are two things my iPhone is missing that should have come standard in the first place.

1. A “silent” ringtone. The iPhone has a whole bunch of shrill, annoying ringtones but not a single silent one. With a “silent” ringtone I could assign it to the phone number in question and never have to worry about an aggressive phonecaller disrupting my dinner. I realize there’s a workaround: uploading a silent mp3 to my iPhone’s ringtone directory but I’m disappointed they couldn’t just add a silent one to begin with.

2. Number blocking. How come I have to jailbreak my iPhone in order to have call blocking? Why isn’t it an option in the first place? It can’t be too hard to add the ability to send the annoying caller directly to voicemail, at the very least. Telus, which I’m on, does have the ability to dial *60 to block the last number that called, but it only allows up to 50 blocked numbers.

Android phones have both of these features on their phones. If Apple was smart (or cared) they would add these things to an update, preferably sooner than later, before I decide to jump ship to an Android phone which I’m seriously considering once my contract is up just for those two features alone.

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