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Monkey Birthday Weekend [Mar. 11th, 2014|11:00 pm]
Jerry's birthday was Friday, so we had some celebratory doings this weekend. Dinner at Sushi Yume on Friday night. On Saturday we went off to Golden for my high school friend Mike's wife's Kari's "I'm all done with my MBA!" party, then came home and spent the afternoon playing Descent with Mel and Gene. I overlorded; the heroes won, but only just barely. It came down to a single roll about twice. And then Sunday morning, we had a lengthy breakfast with Bob, which was lovely. Jerry ran off to clean the studio while I had some downtime and mostly just napped; I think that was the last tail end of this virus, because yesterday and today I've felt fine (except for the damn cough). Sunday night we went out for birthday dinner with Bob & Pyro and Adam & Channan at Dae Gee, and it was muchly of yum.

Recent entertainment: EDF 2025, season 4 of Archer on Netflix, starting to read Pratchett's Bromeliad trilogy, and a subway-layout game called Mini Metro. It's pretty compelling, but I wish it had preset puzzle levels, rather than being procedurally-generated play-until-you-die. The latter leaves me always feeling dissatisfied when I'm done, rather than accomplished.

[User Picture]From: eto_theipi
2014-03-12 04:26 pm (UTC)
Augh! The interface is so frustrating! Why can't I add a station to the middle of a line without routing again from the terminal? Why is there only one handle for a circle line, rather than two? Why doesn't it highlight the stations that you've successfully connected to the line you're currently dragging, so you can see if your line actually stops in a station or just happens to go near it?

Yes, I've sent feedback.

For train themed puzzle games, I've really enjoyed http://trainyard.ca/ on my tablet.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2014-03-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
That stuff doesn't bug me so much. What I really want is to be able to fast-forward through or skip over the early stages. And more smarts behind the station placement. Sometimes I get a new station and it feels like a fun challenge, and sometimes it feels like now the entire enterprise is just doomed, because that is the worst possible place to add another goddam circle station.
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