Dry Spells and Random Stuffs

This happens to me often with gaming – I hit dry spells.

This occurs when life gets too busy and/or games get a bit dry for me. Thankfully, right now I am in the former – just busy. This, in turn, makes blogging more challenging because if you aren’t playing then there’s not much to talk about. And if you do have time you would rather be playing instead of writing about it.

We call these, “first world problems”.

I’m 25 rubicite away from the final crafting upgrade in EQN:L and its probably a solid 3 hour burn/zengrind. Excitedly, there is a patch on Thursday that promises new biomes – SNOW! I love the outdoors and my favorite backdrop is a lake, but also love winter sports/shenanigans so hey, I’ll take a frozen lake and snow. This raises a couple quick conundrums.

One is that I like my claim, and where I am. There is a ton to do with it and we are only a couple patches away from claim expansions which makes it a whole new world for building. My good friend Mehlan has joined the game and claimed beside me so logging in now I find him there, waddling away, so I can say hi and hang out. So for those two reasons alone, not moving.

The second is hopefully they have meaningful seasons – has any game? I don’t recall. Why can’t I have my lakeside cottage.. and winter wonderland for half the time? Something tells me to add that to the “captain obvious yet awesome” list of what would make the same-old MMO the new-awesome MMO. (See: combat mechanics, leveling mechanics, endgame content, equipment issues . etc.)

Oh, EQN:L tip if you are feeling lonesome, /join general (chat) – people are connecting there and always a stream of chatter. Makes the nights fly by.

I’m starting to wonder if I really am done entirely with World of Warcraft – usually I play out the expansion to the end but the daily grind of the uh, daily grind quests of MoP had me leaving early in the expansion. Now I feel less connected to WoW than ever and I wonder if that slide means the end and no Warlords of Draenor for me. My friends still play and I miss their chatter (and envy their dedication).

I didn’t get far in Diablo III – level 20 I think? Before I realized this game wasn’t as fun as the first two. The potion chugging loot-fest just got boring fast. I heard there have been some nice changes so I may check it out again. I did pay for it, after all. Something tells me I may like the Crusader class but there better be a trial or something – not shelling out more for a game that didn’t capture me in the first place.

Speaking of games I didn’t finish/start, GW2. Level 37 was my breaking point. I read a lot of bloggers who love it but I now feel I am so far behind the story that I missed out on the game. Is that the danger of too many updates?

I was >< that close to becoming a LOTRO blog for a while and even queued up the Warden (after much bitching about it) but alas, right now its EQN:L or bust. And bust it is.

Again, the worries and problems of a modern day adult gamer. Too much to do, not as much time to do it. Somehow manage to blog about it though.

4 Comments

  1. Mehlan

    Well, EQLM patch notes…added biomes/islands, their not wiping and updating the current ones….feh. Patch was pushed from 0900 to 1100 (1pm cst), and posts are implying it seems to have started almost an hour later it was supposed to… 4+ hour downtime, imagining a huge ‘rush’ for new claims on the new areas.
    Reading the notes though, it sounds like new scenery but no caves yet…lol maybe I should post and ask.

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  2. Mehlan

    ….status update, well they got started late…then apparently put something in they dindt intend to and had to back it out, 90-120min delay. Then apparently they harfed something that ended up overwriting all the islands/areas with the two new biomes. No eta….

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  3. Isey (Post author)

    I finally got in and crafted my other flags – its amazing the space we have now. Fears of alpha wipes and beta starts makes me not want to get too deep into more builds. I popped by and your place is looking awesome =)

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  4. Mehlan

    …thanks, it’s been….interesting. My ‘trapdoor’ randomly changes orientation with each patch/update. Some interesting effects come with created objects with each patch too. 🙂 I’ve been torn between leaving it and playing with it/tweaking it…or templating it all and doing something new.

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