July 20, 2019
Yeah, it’s been an expensive couple of months for me and my
computing needs. Got the three disasters
and I hope that it really doesn’t have anymore coming my way. Replaced a display (it died of old age and a
14 lb kitty that pancaked it a few times, Replaced a surround sound speaker
system that gave up the ghost after ten years of hard use. The next thing was heartbreaking for me, not
the kitty didn’t die, and I wouldn’t replace him if he had. My CorsairOne that
I bought in May of 2018 decided to give up the ghost in the most horrible way
imaginable – it died from overheating – naturally, the warranty had died, and
it wasn’t under warranty when it decided to croak off. That was an expensive death.
Thank goodness I do have a credit card and I’m sure they
love me now and I’m going to hate the payments, but I will not give up my
addiction to World of Warcraft and my other games. Got everything replaced quickly and I’m back
on the realms again – just getting used to things.
Setting everything up for the computer was awesome because I
was somewhat intelligent and had a lot of my stuff saved to the Cloud. So, back to Azeroth I go and back to
finishing up a couple of stories that I had been diligently working on.
See you Azeroth.
June 15, 2019
Fun times and just life in general can be a bit of a pain in
the backside. Was playing on the potato
(very old Lenovo machine) and the display died – hey, it was about eight years
old and had been pancaked a few times by my rather kitty person. I’m surprised that it lasted that long. I did replace the display with a new AOC
display, inexpensive works for me. The next
step seemed to be to go back on the gaming machine until the new display
arrived (which it did).
Well, log into the gaming machine and no sound, not even a
buzz. Totally freaked out at this point
and just ordered new speakers – I have a headset; however, it does seem like it
just likes to annoy me more than anything.
I did like the new speakers a whole lot and decided the potato deserved
some more love and got the same speakers for it. Anyway, got the machines up and running again
and I’m off to the races it seems.
Have just started feeling like I can play a few hours in WoW
without going completely blind. I have days when it’s not possible to play but
it’s how it goes when you hit 70 years old officially. Thank heavens for Kindle books because I can
read a while and then switch to audio eBooks – hey, I keep my mind busy at
I keep myself amused with games, music and books and do most
of my socializing in games because it’s too dang hot to go out and toast these
I’m starting to play a bit more and trying to get my head
wrapped around my writing. With most of
my characters still not in BfA, most of them will refer to Legion era or
older. Hey, I wasn’t ready to leave Legion
yet and BfA hasn’t exactly been calling my name. Still grinding rep in Legion.
See you all in Azeroth.
May 15, 2019
I’m still alive and kicking and trying to get myself to play
a little bit more in WoW – it gets kind of lonely when most of the people in
your guild have long since quit the game.
Ah well, it’s a game I know, and I can at least find my way around a bit.
My big thing right now is to settle down and try to get back
into the story a bit more and just enjoys the game the way that I want too. Hehe, I did get stupid and I was able to get
the Collector’s Edition before it sold out, so, I do have to at least stay
somewhat interested. Since I have never
purchased anything like this before, it’s my last hurrah, I suppose.
I know that I am going to be toddling around and getting
some things done in the game now that the weather is a bit warmer and not so “dead”
as it has been this winter. Springtime
in the Rockies is always a good time of year and one of my favorites even if it
does drive my allergies up the wall.
Hey, you enjoy what you can at my age.
Just wanted to check in and let people know that I am alive
and kicking, however, not as robustly.
See you Azeroth.
April 1st, 2019
I’m finally forcing myself to get a bit more involved in my
gaming and starting to enjoy it more. I
would like to thank some of you for your words of advice in the fact that I’m
not really “behind” – well, I know I’m behind but I’m enjoying what I’m doing
with my alts and mains. If there is
anything that I can say about World of Warcraft is that it is time consuming
which is something that I need sometimes so I don’t go completely off the rails.
I am still working my way through Legion and have rolled a
couple of extra characters to get them going in BfA so I can get that going as
well, might as well throw it all around so that I can get some of my monies
worth out of what I have already purchased.
I don’t know that I will buy the next expansion on the pre-purchase
thing again because I just haven’t gotten into it at all on BfA. What I have seen of the stories and
storylines has been entertaining, although, the actual game play seems a bit
slip shod in some areas. I’m not here
to critique the game because I haven’t really played enough to the current
content to give it much of a fair judgement call.
I’m literally trying my best to play a little bit more and I
will admit that I have over-done it a few times and couldn’t really play much
the next day. It’s just fun to run
through things on some of my lowbies and try to get my allied races going too –
damn, wish we didn’t have to level them up as well, just as more salt to the
wounds if you want the heritage armor.
We’re at that weird time of year where you just sort of
guess at the weather because one day it is shorts weather and the next day it’s
long-johns. I am one of those people
that likes to get dressed and live with it and add layers if I need too.
I have noticed that there seems to be fewer people in the
game and that doesn’t surprise me with the game being as old as it is and with
the changes that have been made over the last few months. It’s rather daunting and discouraging to see
the world slowly dwindling away. I’m not
going to quit just yet, I may just take a break now and then and play the way I
want to play and if I get the achievements that I need to get things done –
that’s awesome, if not, I’ll keep going and doing my thing.
Okay, see you all in Azeroth.
March 17, 2019
Well, I’m still having vision issues and I’m still trying to continue to play WoW anyway. I’m so far behind everyone right now that it doesn’t really matter, however, I’m trying to enjoy the game as best as I can. I have been working on some stories, but they will be based out of the old content where I am playing currently.ish me luck and I’ll see you all in Azeroth.
Wish me luck and I’ll see you in Azeroth.
February 4, 2019
Well, I am going to try to get back into the habit of writing
a little bit although I may be way behind everyone in BfA at this point,
however, I still have my characters living their lives with the knowledge that
they are at war and not called up yet to serve.
The thought of a battle or war looming in their futures has not dampened
their spirits nor they’re for the adventures ahead of them with the rest of
My vision is still not great at this point, but the problem
is getting narrowed down bit by bit and I hope that I can get something done
with it soon. I am still going to play a
bit and write when I can because I can’t force myself to just give it all up
and sink down in the deep abyss of depression that would welcome me with open
arms at this point. Nope, not going to
give it up. I know that I am not going
to be doing a whole lot of group content because my vision is spastic sometimes
and I would hate to burden other people with my issues. Oh, my hand-eye coordination has been in the
dumper for a while and that’s due to old age and arthritis, so, I’m just
questing and dreaming my little dreams with my characters and trying to get
their little lives back on track so that they won’t think that they have been
forgotten after fourteen years of playing this silly game.
I’m finding myself in the older content more and more because
I “know” where everything is there, and I don’t have to strain my eyeballs out
of the sockets trying to see some of the stuff.
Besides, I was always happier in the older content and even if I am
doing everything solo these days, my memories of the fun that I had when my friends
were still playing keeps my mind jumping around a bit. Sure, it gets a bit lonely, however, that’s
okay too – if it gets to be too much, I log off and come back later.
It’s kind of sand to know that some of my old friends have
passed away to the great beyond but it happens to everyone. No one gets out of this life alive and it
starts going downhill from the day that we are born. I’ll admit that there have been times when I
just felt like bagging it, however, World of Warcraft is such a huge part of my
life that I am not going to walk away from it just yet and I will keep paying
and playing for as long as I can muster up the energy to do it. Sure, I’m not going to be doing major
progression or any of that, but I can still hide out in the lore (such as it is)
and do my thing – poor characters may die a lot, but they will bounce back, and
we’ll keep going.
Naturally, I have been seeing all the bad press for BfA and
I still haven’t really gotten into the expansion very far at all. I hope things pick up and people start liking
the game again – it sure is depressing to hear all the negative stuff all the
time. So, wish me luck and I’ll keep
See you all in Azeroth!!
January 3rd, 2019
I will have to admit that I am not sorry to see 20118 go the way of the great white whale because it was not one of the better years for me, however, I’m still upright and kicking, so, for that, I’m thankful. Had one heck of year in RL with illnesses of my own and taking care of the family was almost overwhelming at times. Ah well, it doesn’t do to dwell on that so much because it just makes me feel very depressed.
I haven’t been playing much in the way of video games lately because my vision is not what it should be, and I don’t know if there is anything that can fix it either. Seems that cataracts are the wave of the future until I can get them taken care of. I can honestly say that getting old hasn’t been a great experience for me, however, I could deal with that, but the vision loss is really disconcerting for me when I am used to reading quite a bit as well as playing on the computer. I feel like the character in the series of Twilight Zone where the fellow wore glasses and his biggest wish was to be able to read as much as he wanted whenever he want and to heck with other people – well, long story short, he broke his glasses when his wish came true – there he sat surrounded by books and couldn’t read a lick.
My situation is much like that character in the fact that I did get my gaming computer, new screen and the whole lot – now, I can play for a bit of time before my vision bothers me too much. Oh, those dreams of getting everything caught up have crashed back to reality and I’ll play when I feel like I can see what I am doing for a bit. Let’s just say that playing solo does have it’s benefits because I know that I won’t be able to run dungeons or things that have a lot of activity for the time being.
I’m still trying to maintain a positive attitude with things being the way that they are, however, I will have to admit that there are times that I get depressed. I’ve tried to stay caught up on the news with video gaming and that is just flat out depressing for someone like myself that has dedicated most of their retirement to gaming. I am still planning on playing for as long as I can, and I hope that things will get better for me physically so that I can enjoy it again.
I apologize for being such a downer, however, I just wanted to let people know that I may not be as active in reading and writing for a while. I am off to the doctor today to see if he will be able to direct me to a specialist that can possibly help me with the issues that I am having.
See you all in Azeroth.