I just got back from visiting my nations capital, Ottawa, for the Canada Day festivities, which is why there haven’t been any posts this past week. My apologies to those of you who have been frantically refreshing your browser every five seconds in anticipation of a Timesink post; next time I’ll post an AFK message.
Vacation is awesome, and for the record, Ottawa is the place to be on Canada Day; it’s an amazing experience. I heard that there were an estimated 300,000 people in the downtown area, and while I don’t know how true that is, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. There were swarms of people as far as my eyes could see, yet it didn’t feel crowded at all.
Anyhoo… just to get this post back to something vaguely related to games, I was visiting with some relatives when I discovered that my cousin plays WoW. Not only that, she’s in a hardcore raiding guild, progressing through Black Temple. I honestly never would have guessed it. Needless to say, I was more than happy to talk about the game the rest of the night.
The last vacation I took, this past Christmas, was the death knell for my subscription to EQII. My interest in the game was waning, and the time away from it only confirmed to me that I wasn’t having fun with it any more. This time around, my vacation served as a nice break from WoW, but I was more than ready to get back into it after arriving back home. At level 60 now, I’m getting many hints at the “good stuff” still to come, so I’m quite eager to push my way to 70. The game is still fun for me and doesn’t feel like a chore at all, which, I suppose, is a good thing.