New Year, New Thoughts
Ok It’s a new year I should probably talk a bit about what my plans are and how they affect the blog. First off I just can’t play EvE anymore. It doesn’t attract me, it isn’t fun, and I don’t have time for it. Hanging out for 30 minutes to wait for a fleet that takes 2 hours to engage to lose my ship in the first moments because I’m way up in the alphabet just sucks. Unfortunately this rather trashes the central trunk of my blog as EvE Online is by far the easiest game out there to write about. But if I wanted easy I’d play WoW so let’s see what I am playing.
Well, actually…. WoW
The game is in a great place at the moment. The devs have done a good job of distilling the game down to the essence of what they want it to be, finding engaging things for you to do, and letting you do them. They’ve made everything from leveling to raiding accessible and other than how flat and dull PvP feels for me everything just works. I’m working on alts right now and have my 100 arms warrior just cleaving the hell out of things.
Revan is an interesting subject for an expansion and I hope they do him justice. I’ve heard some dark things and the early part of the story is frankly bizzare. My Sith Jugg is a Dark Lord of the Sith and one of the most powerful beings in the Empire and you are afraid of him because… you think he’s a pirate? WTF. I hope the writing gets better. Gameplay wise I’m happy with it. I feel more powerful, the tuning was well done and I hope to see more developments like that.
Awwww yeah. Nothing says fun like little painted men. I’ve got some plans for this year, including hopefully a journeyman league run in the summer. Currently paging through the Cryx book for one off games and trying to assemble Terminus. Seriously PP models that big need to be plastic.
Star Wars Armada
It’s on. It’s on and popping. Pre-ordered and drooling over it. Cannot wait.
LotRO and EvE and STO
These are the back benchers right now. LotRO just had an awful producer letter that neuters my desire to play it, EvE is too much time-sink for too little boom-boom and STO will get some play time but… it needs some oomph. I think they are starting something good with the BOFF revamp but I want to see better and more innovative content. And better writing. Watching the entire crew of a Scimitar pour energy fire into a guy wearing a T-shirt was painful. Like, Shatner-esque
So what to write about. WoW is probably the only game with more digital ink spilled than EvE and I don’t feel I have anything to add. I’ll certainly opine on things that happen in the game if they climb onto my radar, SWTOR has some possibilities, and of course there will be pictures of miniatures as they get assembled and painted. General gaming news certainly has some possibilities and obviously snarking about everything will probably be part of it but… we’ll see.