It’s been just over two weeks since my last post, which is a lifetime in blogging terms, but rest assured I’m still around (because I know you were wondering… right?). The fact of the matter is, now that I’m no longer actively playing any MMOs, the blogging well has started to run dry. There isn’t really a whole lot of interesting stuff to write about when you’re playing single-player games, is there?
Here’s a quick little update on a few different things:
I was challenged by a friend claiming that I’d never be able to play Guild Wars up to level ten without first quitting of boredom. I set out to prove him wrong and I definitely got off to a roaring start. I was having a fair bit of fun with the game and rocketed my way up to level 8 and have since hit a brick wall. I haven’t logged in to the game in weeks, so I’ll concede to my friend. It probably wouldn’t take much to get those next two levels, but I’m not sure if I want to. There you go Kuarlos… you win.
Dungeons and Dragons Online
The game went free, I played for a bit, and lost interest. I definitely liked what I played, but my problem with it at the moment is that I wasn’t having a great time solo’ing it. This game screams out for group play but my real life commitments don’t allow for that right now. Maybe some day.
World of Warcraft
My subscription has been up for two weeks now and I still have no burning desire to head back. I suspect I’ll be able to last until Cataclysm’s release, at which time I fully intend to resubscribe, however, there’s nothing in that game for me right now.
I finally cracked this one open on my Xbox 360 and I’m loving it. It took a little bit to get going, but once it did, I was hooked. I really like the atmosphere, although I can certainly see how it wouldn’t be for everyone. There’s something so very satisfying about playing an RPG like this on a big TV while sitting in a comfy couch. Sure the PC version looks better, but my rear end is so much more happy to be ensconced on the couch. By my estimates I’m about halfway through the main story, and I’ve done every single side quest I’ve come across.
I hate (the internet version of hate) EA as much as the next guy, but they sure do make a good hockey game. I’m having a blast with the “Be A Pro” mode in this one; a great feature if I’ve ever seen one.
Another reason I’ve migrated to my Xbox as of late is because I’m desperately in need of a new computer. My current rig is approaching six years old and has been chugging on the newer games for the past little while. When I finally get around to purchasing a new one I can see a whole lot of Dragon Age: Origins in my future. For the meantime though, I’ll be sticking with the 360.