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Gaming Dilemma

Monday, December 24th, 2012

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

Still SWTORing

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I’m still around, just busy busy but managing to find a little time for SWTOR. I have been playing maybe 3 times a week for about¬† 6 hours total. I haven’t been doing anything but leveling alts really. My brother joined a raiding guild and has been trying to get me to sign up, but I just don’t have the time for that kind of in game commitment these days unfortunately, though I hear the end flash points and Ops have some amazing stories and I’m pretty jealous of his sweet gear…

I’ve managed to get one of every class to level 10 now, so I have 4 Republic characters and 4 Imperials. I’m trying to pick each of the different advanced classes as well, so for example my Imperial Inquisitor is a Sorcerer and my Republic Consular is a Jedi Shadow, just so I get to experience as much as I can through my 8 characters. All of the starting quest lines have been interesting and I am finding it harder and harder to shut down the game as I get further into each of my character’s main story. I am really enjoying my companions too and am finding myself driven to learn more about them and make them love me, lol.¬† I’m always so excited whenever the little icon pops up to let me know they want to have a chat, though sometimes it’s just tricking me and I get to my ship and they are all like, “what do you want?” That’s always disappointing.

I haven’t played my level 50 very much. I finished her story quest line and now only log on to check my mail for love letters from my husband, Andronikos Revel haha. He keeps sending me level 1 epic courting gifts. I’d prefer credits or maybe a sweet new pirated light saber or something, but I guess it’s the thought that counts. I’ve managed to get all of my Inquisitor’s companions to like me 10000/10000 except Ashara, who isn’t too friendly if you’re female and doesn’t really like any gifts, so she’s only at 6000/10000.

I’m really liking my Bounty Hunter who is level 30 now, but I’m only playing her with someone else, so I can only play her when they want to. Same goes for my Sith Warrior, Smuggler and Imperial Agent, but I may start soloing if I run out of alts!

Anyway I just wanted to pop in and update on what I’ve been up to! I’ve been thinking of playing some more Skyrim or buying The Vampires Masquerade Bloodlines on Steam, just for something different, but I really don’t have that much gaming time, so I’m trying to resist getting into anything else. I’ve been working on a new website too, it has nothing to do with gaming but in case any of you want to have a look at it, it’s fabhowto.com.

Thanks For Reading (even though I don’t post often lol)
MM <3

So…. SWTOR!!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

It’s kind of strange, I have been hearing things about this game’s approach over the years, but I really wasn’t that excited about it. Maybe because with every other MMO I’ve tried other than WoW my interest has always been fleeting. I’d give it a try, play for a few months, get bored and go back to WoW. Knights of the Old Republic was one of my favorite games ever, so I knew I’d give SWTOR a try at least, but I really had no expectations going in. Now, I am in love, hehe.

I don’t know what it is exactly, just everything maybe, but this game has actually managed to keep on par with my early WoW days experiences! The quests are amazing and just don’t really feel like quests because everyone talks to me, and I can talk back! And be so evil! I’m always finding myself bursting out laughing in the middle of the night at some dialog or cackling manically depending on the circumstances, hehe.

My main character is a Sith Inquisitor Sorcerer. I’m currently at level 38 and am having so much fun being as mean as I can be! I love Khem Val, me and him are tearing up the galaxy and making Jedi everywhere cry. It’s been a blast so far. I also have a level 29 Bounty Hunter, who I’m trying to make a good guy, and a level 24 Sith Warrior who is as evil as can be.

Anyone who may be wondering if it’s worth trying out, it is! I’d go into all the things I love about this game, but really I just don’t have the time because I want to get back to playing, lol. The icing on the SWTOR cake? There’s a freaking SWTOR INSTANCE PODCAST! Listening to the Instance was really the only thing I was missing about no longer playing WoW, so I was more than thrilled when I found out there was a new SWTOR edition! I’m listening to it right now, hehe.