Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this post, I’ll probably point your attention towards the Arcane Envoy Podcast, now on iTunes! (alternately, feel free to subscribe to the feed using whatever you like using this link here)
Anyway, aaaaanyway. Recently (read: literally 2 days ago), I totally went back to WoW. I’m not quite sure how to put ‘how’ into words.
Nothing to do with TOR, I’m still playing that a bit, and as I said in the AEPlays episode on it, it’s a good game, but suffers from a lot of there being nothing to do solo at the level cap. I still have alts to level there, but I’m unlikely to spend much time on my ‘main’, just because there’s nothing to do (apart from raid, and eeeeeh, I’m going to respectfully pass there (grouping in general, esp in a performance-driven environment? Not really my cup of tea, although I do like playing with friends)). (Also there is PvP, but WoW’s is better, and the gear doesn’t look half as horrible)
So, WoW. yeah. I was away for all of a month or so since I actually let my sub go, although in practice I’d not played much since pre-4.2 (although I did do some of those dailies for a while). I’ve been doing, amusingly, LFG-tool 5 mans. You know why? Because (as a DPS) they’re super relaxing, for the most part. DPSing is easy, and this takes care of the hardest part about grouping, which is actually finding people to play with.
Still, I’ve also been playing other games, as that doesn’t account for the other week and a half of game-playing that has been taking place recently. I’ve also been playing more Sonic Generations, because I like that game a lot, and a frankly silly amount of Final Fantasy XIII (which becomes less silly when you realize XIII-2 comes out in 10 odd days and I need to be prepared), also Skyrim. I am the best at being a sneakthief, but I am not the best at being a combat guy. Even a magic combat guy. >>;;
I’ve also been slowly organizing everything in my life into lists, because why not (alternate reason: after 3 months of summer vacation, my mind has finally broken into a million pieces, and it really likes lists)
I’ve also been playing all sorts of other stuff, like “write all the things” and “read all the things” and “listen to all the things”. You know me, I’m not one to do things by half-measures.
Still, once I finish FFXIII (read: when I stop grinding for lulz and instead actually continue playing the game), I will probably move onto OTHER GAMES (oh noes), in total I’ve probably spent a few 100 hours playing games over the last month, which, frankly, doesn’t feel like enough. I’ve only done… 10 work week’s worth of gaming? Maybe 15? Over the last month. What kind of game addict am I? NEED MOAR GAMING. (Figures do not account for time spent ‘double dipping’ playing Pokemon while in queues or whatever)