I stupidly made some gaming resolutions at the beginning of last year. The truth is, I was probably desperate to post something to the blog, and resolutions are easy to pronounce. Living up to them is harder. Probably the only kind of blog post that’s easier to do is a recap of past resolutions and seeing if you did or did not live up to them. So in that spirit, here’s my first (of many more to come) lazy post of 2010.
The first resolution I made in 2009 was to cancel World of Warcraft, which I did in July. I have not been back since time expired on the account, although I have felt a pull now and then. I’m hoping that playing Runes of Magic can satisfy my MMO urges in the time being to keep me from re-subscribing to WoW.
The second resolution was to become competent with the Source SDK and make some levels. I got as far as actually downloading the SDK, which really isn’t difficult through Steam, and I may have even launched it one or two times. That’s it. Apparently I’d rather play games as opposed to make levels for them.
The third resolution was to learn to program C++ or C#. I went with C# given its similarities with Java, which I’m already fairly competent in. I bought a book and everything. I got a few chapters into the book and have enjoyed it, but it’s stalled somewhat of late due to various other reasons that I can’t think of right now. I think my biggest problem is that I’ve got too many hobbies.
Finally, I mentioned a few games that I wanted to finish and I managed to achieve a fifty percent score on that, which in my book, is a passing grade. I finished both Oblivion and Fallout 3, but failed to get through Baldur’s Gate 2 and GTA IV. I don’t think I even played GTA IV once through the entirety of 2009. I did start playing BG2, and it was great fun, but like a moth to a flame I was distracted by other newer, shinier games.
As for 2010, I don’t want to make any resolutions. There, that was easy.