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Battle for Middle-Earth: "New Year '05"
Posted: Friday December 31st, 2004 by

The New Year falls on a weekend this year, so I figured, I'd lead into it as best I can.

I've been told that what you're doing as one year passes into another is indicative of what you will be doing for the rest of the year. I find this to be an incredibly silly notion, but it's still the idea behind the comic. Or maybe Ted just has no respect for the holiday. I mean, in all honesty, it's not much different than any other day.

But, being Ted, I decided I'd have him ring in the new year by playing one of my favorite games of '04: Lord of the Ring: Battle for Middle-Earth. It's in good company too... World of Warcraft, Pocket Kingdom.

I just finished the Evil Campaign a couple of days ago. And, maybe it's because I'm a mean, cynical bastard, but I took great pleasure in hammering the good guys into the dirt, especially those durn hobbits. Though, summoning a Balrog to stomp Gondor flat was particularly cathartic too.

That aside I've got some good news leading into the new year. There are new GU shirts on the horizon. They aren't comics. They're a bit more universal. I think you'll like them. Well... I hope you will. Pre-Order info will be posted soon.

Also, the first Ask Ted column will be published the first Monday after the new year. Ted has gotten a lot of questions, though the answers will likely leave you more frustrated than informed. I was suprised at the number of Ted specific questions. I guess I kinda expected them to be much more general. But, hey... whatcha gonna do right? Unfortunately Ted will not be able to answer all the questions that came in.

And, as a sort of New Year tradition that I ignore myself, but will succumb to on behalf of the comic, I resolve to post more writeups. It seems a good number of folks out there like hearing what I have to say about games, etc. I know I know, I don't understand it either, but it's true. It's just one more step in the process of growing the comic.

I'd also like to hear from you guys what other things you'd like to see at GU.

At any rate, I'll see you guys on the other side of 2005.

Today's Pimpage: Ted is wearing a "Caffeine Molecule" shirt from ThinkGeek.

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