August 10, 2013
Well, I don’t have a thing to write about in so far as my storylines today due to the fact that I have been leveling and cleaning up some of my more recent 90s – poor buggers are so poorly geared at this point that I try to work on them when no one is around, as if anyone would really care. Yeah, I know, I’m too involved and attached to my pixilated characters to think that they would feel embarrassed by their low gear scores.
Anyway, just wanted to say that I am getting back into WoW slowly but surely, trying to catch up on some of the latest Lore changes and such with what I have available to me. I do tend to avoid purchasing the books outside of the game and have to rely a lot on what I can pick up with “spoilers” and from other players in the game sometimes. There may be some discrepancies with what I have written or will write, however, with the way the Lore keeps jumping around, it’s like taking a few drinks and trying to stagger down three flights of stairs with your eyes closed.
Oh well, I have been busy trying to get caught up with “Shark Week”, which I am proud to say is completed. I don’t know why that fascinates me so much other than the fact that I live in a land-locked area and some of the people around here have never seen an ocean. I definitely spent a great deal of my life living near the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, so, I am very familiar with these denizens of the deep through my own snorkeling and scuba diving experiences. Oh well, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wistfully think about the days of living near the water. Mountains are great and I am sure that the skiing is wonderful for those that still participate in that sort of thing; however, my skiing days are well behind me.
I also have to confess that my husband and I are addicted to watching some of the reality shows from time to time, which, kind of makes me laugh – Big Brother has always been on the list of things to watch together. Of course, it is the ultimate sort of psychological warfare that goes in that house that makes me happy to admit that I stay off to myself a lot – people are truly evil sometimes. This season, I have been rather disappointed with some of the things that the producers have allowed to go on unchecked and I am sure that it has cost them some audience viewers. Once I watch a show and I get offended or get disgusted with what is going on, I don’t watch it again.
I also spent a great deal of time trying to get caught up with all of the latest goings on in the neighborhood – not that I really was searching for information, however, people tend to stop by for a chat when they see you out on your patio, regardless of the fact that you have your laptop out there and you’re typing away. At least no one has gone on to another existence in the last couple of weeks that I am aware of.
Okay, still playing Sims3 quite a bit and did the thing of purchasing their latest expansion that will be released sometime in September. Woot! Another side of the game to go adventuring on and to see what kind of nonsense that I can get involved in. I think that one of the things that have thrilled me a lot with the game so far is that I have the ability to go out and do my Indiana Jones thing and explore the world via passports and so on. Horseback riding taken to a new level once you have the Pets expansion where you can take riding lessons and compete in the various things involved there. I can honestly say that my Sims is probably not the best examples for this sport.
However, I will have to say that even with all of the silliness and the repetition that even exists in Sims3, it still can’t hold a candle to how I feel about World of Warcraft. I may complain about the grind, the constant barrage of “must get this gear” that you constantly have to strive for, I will probably always be playing the game until it gets to the point that I just can’t keep my brain involved in the game or Blizzard shuts it down, whichever comes first.
Oh, getting away from the game for a while and coming back is always a hoot when you log into your “this is my badass” character to find out that his gear is kind of “bleh” and definitely needs some work. I am not one that jumps into the scenarios with both feet and I always feel like I am on-guard the entire time I try to Pug a dungeon, which I will admit doesn’t happen all that often. I have noticed that the game doesn’t feel as crowded as it was a few weeks ago; I hope that it isn’t an indication that Blizzard has lost a few more of its subscribers or maybe people are just waiting for the next patch to come out.
I definitely have to start paying attention to my transmogs in the future because some of my poor characters look like they have been shopping at the local dump. Bad bad look on some of them. At least now that I have a chance to just play the game, I will start making time to get back to some of my old haunts and see what I can gather up – a few old dungeons wouldn’t hurt.
One of the disappointing things that I have had to face this week is the loss of a very expensive gaming keyboard with all the key binds and macros. Oh well, it’s been acting a bit cranky and has had some seizures now and again, so, I shouldn’t have been surprised at its ultimate demise. However, I have made the decision not to replace it with another fancy upgraded version, not only for financial reasons, but also because I am just not playing as much as I was – I may treat myself to a new one for Christmas or something. Luckily, I had another gaming keyboard stashed away that is backlit and has some of the bells and whistles on it that my old one had, however, it’s not as swanky. So, it’s back to more manual playing when I have my alts “boxed” together running around Kalimdor.
Well, this is enough rambling for one day and I am sure that some of you think that I have lost my mind completely. At least I am back in the game, looking for more RP if there is any out there that isn’t “closed” off. That is the one thing that I have noticed in the last year that a lot of the more open RP has kind of disappeared. I don’t know if it is from CRZ or from people just isolating themselves away from other players. Kind of sad in a way, walk-up RP used to be some of the most enjoyable parts of the game. See ya in the game!!