Since the Oliveta post, I have played WoW exactly twice on my hunter alt.
It’s hard to explain what happened, near as I can tell, after getting the roflcopter and the SSO title, my interest in WoW sharply declined. I suddenly lacked all interest in playing around with mages, and the only alt even remotely appealing was the hunter.
Two days later and that was gone too.
The first day was the hardest. Start up the computer, click WoW, got all the way to the character selection screen, then stared at it in confusion.
I made a rogue and played it for nearly 50 seconds before exiting WoW. And then was clueless.
What do people do when they don’t play WoW? There’s been times where I played other games, but that only took place when the internet was down.
So I defaulted to some of my Valve games. Played Half Life 2 in it’s entirety (including both episodes). Spent some quality time with Team Fortress 2, and finally found the class I can snuggle up with and spend hours fragging people.
The Pyro, don’t’cha’know. Just because I’m not playing WoW doesn’t mean I’m going to stop lighting people on fire.
Needless to say, Portal was just as awesome as the first time. That is, playing Portal. For the first time, I mean.
Picked up two new games, Overlord and Sins of a Solar Empire. Overlord is a solid game, a delightful way to spend a couple afternoons. A game that rewards you for giving food to some peasants, but rewards you just the same for incinerating them, stealing their women for your own harem and then ransacking their homes… How can that not be fun?
That and having a horde of wee gremlins armed with pitchforks and rakes wearing pumpkins for helmets… priceless. Really. Especially when you, as the Overlord, are covered head to toe in incredibly heavy looking black armor with spikes going everywhere. There’s no end to the violent silly.
And you can get a mistress. She nicknamed me Metalcheeks.
The whole thing is somewhat buggered by a control system that seems to randomize itself every five minutes… it’s one of those games where it feels like it wants you to play it with a gamepad. And then hits you in the face with a chair when you don’t.
On the other hand, Sins of a Solar Empire is fighting tooth and nail with Starcraft for best RTS I have played. Ever.
The ability to field gigantic fleets, the massive scale of the game, the ability to automate practically everything (even scouting!), and the tactical zoom (think Supreme Commander) will quite possibly ruin all future RTS games for me.
“Micro? What the hell is this crap?”
I’ve also attempted to broaden my MMO horizons somewhat.
Tabula Rasa… disappointed. I love sci fi, I really do, which means I can feel much stronger hatred to something sci fi that flubs it…
Hellgate: London almost had me in tears. That game should have been good. It has all the right ingredients; it seems the chef died of dysentery in the final stages.
Fury is a game I really want to like. I really do. I’ve logged quite some hours into it before, trying to like it. It’s all PvP, and you can design your own class/setups/gear, and most every ability/piece of gear is easy to get in a couple hours, assuming you have none of Fury’s equivalent of rest XP.
It just doesn’t. Quite. GET. There. It’s on the verge of becoming a good MMO, yet it cannot seem to pull itself together and launch itself into success.
Will be giving LOTR Online a try sometime in the near future here. Probably. Maybe. Possibly.
So what’s been happening out here in the World of Warcrack? Any new and interesting spam on the blog?
Car insurance, home insurance, hooker insurance (totally not kidding), enlargement ads for your… insurance, and plenty of the adult stuff.
Nothing new for the blog though.
Whelp. Booting up WoW again. Wish me and my addons luck.