Friday, December 12, 2008

The Call is for Heroism - - - Will You Accept the Charges?


We hope everyone's finals are going swimmingly. Obviously, you all will get, on average, a B+, but that doesn't mean we can't hope that some catastrophe doesn't befall any individual one of you (or everyone!) Anyway, we haven't had time for finals / studying recently because we (being about 18 months behind the curve in life) just discovered . . . DESKTOP TOWER DEFENSE (DTD).

DTD is probably the best stress relieving flash strategy game in the history of the world. We're pretty sure that Tamurlane plaid it every night before he went to bed. All we have to do is pop open Firefox and all of a sudden we're generals, strategically deciding what to do with very limited resources to defeat wave after wave of evil creeps (who will poison our desktop with their creepiness).

Don't take my word for it, here's what the Wall Street Journal had to say:

Placing the weapons is a point-and-click process. Creeps appear every half minute from the left and top sides of the screen simultaneously. As the game progresses, variations on the standard blob-like enemy appear: some spawn two smaller creeps when shot, others fly over or zip past defenses at high speed.

Choosing the right weapons and upgrades is important, but placing them is vital. Weapons also act as roadblocks, which divert the progress of the mindless creeps or lead them to their demise. There are myriad ways to play, but every successful strategy requires the construction of an elaborate, deadly maze.

Intrigued? Try it out.

Sadly the DTD game way of life is strangely addicting, which means less time to gun, which could be problematical, especially in this economy. Nonetheless, if worse grades mean that we can protect our desktop from the evil creep hoarde, then, by golly, the sacrifice will be worth it. If we don't stop the creeps, who will?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great, this old trick again? It's exam time, how about you guys just play this stupid game though instead of studying!

Anonymous said...

yes, i'm sure that's why rule 12 f made this post! (/sarcasm)

Anonymous said...

Any tips?

Rule 12 (f) said...

S N I P E R T O W E R S. In the middle of the map. Two missle turrets (upgraded), a few freezers, four AA batteries upgraded as possible.

This will get you everyone but the two flying bosses.

ywia

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. Now I'll NEVER study for my 1:59 final on Wednesday.

justincredible said...

terrible desktop tower defense strategy.

this is the credited strategy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbMcIOZbwWc&feature=related

notice: no juggling (you cheating bastards)