Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Random Shots: Bouncing Between Games

  • As has been the norm, it is an odd time for gaming in the Anjin household. There are several games I could be playing, but no will to dedicate myself to just one. So like a rubber ball, I've been bouncing from one game to the next.

  • Guild Wars 2 - Gaming time in GW2 has slowed quite a bit since launch. Not from lack of interest, but from too much else to do. When they flipped the switch on discovery from the bank, I spend so much time running through as many possibilities as I could find. But since I'm still only in Kessex Hills, there is quite a bit of adventuring ahead of me.

  • Torchlight 2 - Of all my games, TL2 has occupied me the most. I loved Torchlight in a way that makes me want to spell "love" with way too many O's. TL2 has been everything I love about that game and more. I love the side quests. And the vingettes in the zones. And the one phase beast portal I found was bonkers. I was used to everything being the same from the first game and I'm constantly surprised whenever Runic pulls off something super creative. So good.

  • World of Warcraft - Yes, I played WoW last night. No, I did not cave and buy Mists of Pandaria. I spent the entire night in Nagrand, working on my perma-TBC character. I was surprised to find that the elite mobs had been converted to quest-target mobs instead. Even poor Durn the Hungerer, the saddest of all the gronn. No time for pity when there are blue quest rewards ont he line, though. I don't know when I'll see Pandaria. I doubt I'll roll a panda since I never tried a worgen or goblin either. But I do have a something to spend my time on, even if it is six year old content.

  • So what has kept you occupied? Playing old favorites or discovering something new?

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9 comments:

  1. Bouncing between STO, GW2, and TL2, although I've been reading a bit more the last few nights so my interests may be swinging away from games for a bit as tends to happen from time to time.

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    1. I really need to start reading again, but I haven't been able to get back into it. /unsmilieface

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    2. I go in cycles. For a month or more I won't be interested in reading anything aside from my daily RSS and other stuff, then for a week or two I won't have any interest in my computer and devour a couple of books. I've just learned to go with the flow.

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  2. Been splitting my time between DDO, SWTOR (yes, really, I'm still enjoying it), and TSW. Of the three, the one that keeps impressing me is TSW. Almost every single quest I do there seems feels like an achievement.

    The one I just finished was mainly focused on a series of tough fights. However, right smack in the middle of it was a resident evil style puzzle (find the missing bits of this plaque, then use a key to get to the next boss). Delightful to my specific tastes.

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    1. TSW seems like a game that I should investigate. If only I had a bunch more money and several more hours in the day. If you figure that out, let me know.

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  3. Just wrote a very similar blogpost :D

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    1. To be honest, Future Me stole the idea from you and sent it back in time. Future Me is kind of a villain, so I need to find some way to change my path or the world is DOOOOOOMED!

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  4. Awww yeah! TL2 is taking up all of my time my friend. I can't seem to get enough of it. It has literally the most satisfying combat I have ever experienced in a video game!

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    1. TL2 can get crazy hectic. I love that about it.

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