Gaming Resolutions

The New Year is here, so that means it’s time to make some resolutions.  Of course, the majority of us never live up to our New Year’s promises, despite all of our best intentions.  The following resolutions however, are all gaming related, and should therefore be fun, making it easier for me to follow through on them.

Cancel World of Warcraft:
I’ll start with this one because everything else sort of depends on this.  My current subscription will end on March 26, so that gives me more than enough time to hit the level cap (I’m currently level 74), and see all the content I’m interested in seeing.  I have no desire to do dailies, arenas, or battlegrounds, so once I’m at 80, I’m done.  I want to do other things with my computer time, so MMOs are out until something compelling comes along… or my friends suck me back in, whichever comes first.

Become competent with the Source SDK and make some levels:
I’m absolutely loving Left 4 Dead at the moment and it’s lit a long-dormant fire within me to get into level editing.  The last time I made levels for anything was back in the Doom days.  I know a lot has changed since then, but I’m not looking to develop award-winning levels or anything, I just want to play around with it.

Learn to program C++ or C#:
I’ve been meaning to do this one for a while now.  I’ve already got a functional knowledge of Java so I don’t think the learning curve will be too difficult, I just need to pick which of the two I want to learn and find a project to apply it to.  I consider this gaming-related because I want to apply it towards a simple little time-wasting game.  It will not be a triple-A MMO.

Finish the following games:
My pile of incomplete games is growing.  I need to stem the tide somwhat.
Oblivion – I’m close.  I just need to get it done.
Baldur’s Gate 2 – One of my all-time faves which I never finished.
Fallout 3 – Super pumped for this, but haven’t started it yet.
GTA IV – I’m least likely to live up to this one, it just hasn’t grabbed me.

Now that this list is out there in the public domain, you can all hold me to them, right?

6 Replies to “Gaming Resolutions”

  1. You will find C# easier, it feels like a blatant ripe off of java. C++ is harder to learn than C#, but it still use in the industry more.

  2. Hoping to see you and Joe online for some random running around before you cancel. Be sure to try out the Horde starting racial areas if you’re getting bored of Alliance.

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