Gaming Dilemma

Posted December 24th, 2012 by Miss Mediocre

Hi! I’m still alive! I’m also bored and it’s cold outside, so I decided I wanted to play some video games. First I revisited an old favorite, Vampires The Masquerade Bloodlines. I beat it twice last month, then decided it was time for something else. I got the Hearthfire expansion for Skyrim, but didn’t like farming for mats and quickly got bored of it after building just a tiny house. I have been playing Guild Wars a bit. I have an account and I find the game entertaining, but unfortunately every time I try to play my computer nearly bursts into flames because it’s old and tired and needs to go live out it’s days on a farm somewhere. My computer also can’t handle all of the Sim expansions I have, so I can’t play that anymore. I knew SWTOR had finally gone free to play so I patched that thing up and logged in today. I got so angry that they had merged the servers and made it so I had to rename ALL of the characters I’d created that I uninstalled it. I had the legacy name Darkmoon and a character named Lady… so “Lady Darkmoon”, I logged on as soon as they introduced the legacy system just so I could have that name, loved it, and now it is gone… Effff that!

Occasionally I find myself humming the Lament of the Highborne and have started seeing pandas in my sleep… I’ve used up all my free trials so my last WoW option is to purchase Pandaria and re-sub. I’m so angry at Blizz right now though! My brother’s account got hacked and I had to talk to 8 different GMs online and 2 on the phone before any of them could tell me what we actually had to do to recover it. Each of the previous times they would tell us what to do, we’d do it, then they’d tell us that wasn’t actually what you had to do or they just wouldn’t respond at all. Then we ended up having to submit two forms filled out by hand, a picture of him holding his drivers license, his drivers license laying on a national newspaper with today’s date clearly visible, and an image of the license. None of the representatives were understanding or apologetic and when they finally recovered the account they were just like, okay, there’s your account back. Plus the whole process took over a month!

I’m bored, I want to play something fun, but I just can’t bring myself to give Bliz any money after dealing with them. The worst part is, I have loved the new expansion anytime I’ve tried it! I should probably just get over it and buy it if that’s what I want to do, but my brother and I have been active subscribers since launch, we’ve each given the game so much time and money, and we were basically just shrugged off by 9 out of 10 blizzard employees. It just doesn’t seem right!

I hope I can get over it and play, I’m so bored I’ve even taken up cross stitching! Like my Link?… lol

11 Responses to “Gaming Dilemma”

  1. Tasunke

    So blizzard don’t take lightly their customers’ account security. Giving the, everything to secure bnet : authenticator free/key model (which is 100% secure, blizzard clearly states that every single report of hack with a key was either lie or key protection set AFTER the hack) and now a sms doublcheck if I’m right.

    And it’s their fault that after an hack you have to clearly prove ownership of said account ?

    Sorry but do not compute.

  2. Miss Mediocre

    Tasunke : Oh, sorry if I wasn’t clear in my post. I didn’t have a problem with what we had to do to prove ownership, that part was just kind of funny, it was the fact that I spoke to 9 different GMs before they could tell me what we actually had to do to! If the first GM I spoke to told me the correct way to retrieve the account, I would have been happy! I just hate when a customer service rep tells me to do something that isn’t helpful, just to get me off the phone quickly, which is what I felt was happening, over and over.

  3. Twan

    Welcome back, do you console game at all?

  4. Miss Mediocre

    Twan : Thanks! I don’t have any consoles anymore, it’s all the PC these days.

  5. Chris

    Oh Wow. I can’t believe Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines is one of your favorites. I bought it at launch back in the days. Very buggy then. fortunately now there is a community patch. And even though the gameplay wasn’t all that, it did everything else so well. The voice acting and dialogue was top notch. The whole atmosphere and everything about the game was so original and dark. I finished it as a toreador and a second time as a malkavian. Especielly Malkavian was excellent. A lot of the dialogue was hilarious. And of course i had a crush on Jeanette. That intro when you first meet her… “i’m the finger down your spine when all the lights are out, i’m the name on all the men’s room walls, when i pout the world tries to make me smile”. I think it’s the only time in my life i had a crush on a virtual woman, heh ;-) Again, extremely good voice actress. And then there’s that level in the hotel. Or that radioshow in the night shop where the woman interviews that stoner. So many many memorable moments. God, i love that game! I’m gonna install it soon.

    Anyway, i’ll quit now I get all geeky when someone mentions that game. It’s something special. And don’t worrie, i’m not going to spam your blog and react on every article you wrote. But it’s pretty interesting to read :)

  6. Miss Mediocre

    Chris : That game really is something special! It’s the only single player game I’ve ever played through so many times and I still think about it at least a few times a month, lol. It’s been about a year since I have played through it which is probably why I’ve been wanting to give it another go lately. The Malkavian was definitely my favorite clan to play as and my favorite clan to interact with! Jeanette is certainly a memorable character and one of my favorites as well! The level in the hotel is amazing and scared me so bad the first couple times through! The light bulb blowing by the front door as you walk up the steps still makes me jump if I don’t prepare for it, lol.

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying my posts and feel free to comment as much as you want! That’s why I write this stuff! :D

  7. Chris

    You have great taste in games, that’s for sure. Well, i wanted to play it through a thirds time a few years back, but somehow i didn’t get into it anymore. Because of the gameplay and also because i didn’t like the last part very much. Too much grinding and combat. The only downside to that game imo.
    but i know i’m still going to finish it. It’s too bad Troika went bankrupt. Would have loved to see a follow-up to that game.

  8. Miss Mediocre

    Chris : I tend to like the grind by the end of the game usually because I can kick so much butt, lol. It’s sad there was no follow- up game for sure! That would have been wonderful. Every few months I look into World of Darkness online though to see if there are any new announcements. It’s been in production since like 2006 though so I’m not holding my breath, but what I have heard/seen is amazing! It’s basically an MMORPG based on the Vampires: Masquerade and is supposed to be like a vampire simulator, which will be awesome if it’s ever finished! :D

  9. Chris

    Back again.

    And yes, i’ve read about that MMO. sounds interesting, but seems kinda hard to pull off imo. It’s like the Elder scrolls MMO right now. it’s like a dumbed down version of Skyrim. A Skyrim without a soul. And compared to Vampire: The masquerade: Bloodlines, Skyrim didn’t even have much soul :)
    But it would be me. My MMO days are a bit over.

    Question. Did you ever try The Witcher games?
    At the moment i’m playing might and magic: Legacy which is a fun old-school rpg. And after that i plan to do a Fable 2 playthrough. Ever tried one of those?
    Have a great weekend

  10. Chris

    http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/14/5613218/world-of-darkness-cancelled-as-ccp-atlanta-is-hit-with-redundancies

    Bad news for you…

  11. Miss Mediocre

    NooooOOooooOooooo!!!! D: so disappointing… at least ESO has vampires I guess… lol

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