If you're like me, you can't stand the non-stop 102 degree days that summer brings. The heat seems to bring all activities to a stand still, and it's hard to do anything without breaking out in a sweat.
Going to the store involves cooling out the car, or walking the dogs has got to be done after sunset for risk of over-heating. Summer is fine, but the heat is NOT. Here's one sure-fire recipe to help you cool down:
Simply turn on the sprinkler, and jump through it until the longer haired dog looks like a large, drowned rat:
Now, for those of you without a dog/dogs, and for those of you that prefer to stay out of the water, here are some spots in your favorite virtual worlds to cool off in!
1) Vanguard: Go to the zone of Falgarholm to find Torshiem, a wonderfully epic zone covered in snow! Cool off in the dark shadows as you sneak by giants and monsters! If you are patient and quiet, you will come across a massive beast named Torkald, the one who Mourns. What he is crying about, I'll never know, but he needs to cheer up because at least he isn't burning up in 100 degree weather! Stay COOL, you big cry-baby!
2) Free Realms: go to Seaside, the wonderful beach-front community, to swim in the surf and watch fireworks! Kick back with a drink, build a sand-castle, or run around collecting old tires (not very glamorous, but who ever said saving the beach was?) There are many quests to do here, and there is always a party going on at the beach! Watch out for Robgoblins throwing dynamite, and enjoy the ocean breezes!
3) Ryzom: Ah, the Lake-Lands, land of a million Lakes! In the land of the Tryker you will find Fire-wine, swimming, digging and plenty of friends! Host a beach-party, strip down to your undies made from leaves and dive in! Even the HOUSES are underwater! Swim right up to the bar in the center of town and order a large Mek juice, gulp it down while chatting it up with a wandering Zorai. If there is one thing the Tryker know how to do, it's how to stay cool.
Remember, some of the best spots to stay cool are best enjoyed with a friend or two. Form a group and go looking. Soon you will be laying in the sun enjoying a good conversation with buddies. I have found that in any of these MMO's, more people than not are willing to find a place to relax. After all, the summer heat gets to everyone!
Have a good 4th of July!