… and oh it feels SO good to be back in the blog again. 🙂
My self-imposed 40-day blog break is over, and while it was inconvenient at times when I was busting at the seams to talk about that days adventures, it was good too. It gave me a chance to spend more time with family & game to my heart’s content, so I can’t complain. Oddly enough, during this time my gaming took a weird and unexpected twist, so let’s see what I’ve been up to:
LotRO: I played a bit during the Spring Festival, just enough to get the new Spring Festival horse on my main, and started leveling through Moria. Paislea is level 52-53ish now, and who knows? I might even get her through Moria and to level cap before Isengard is released. Maybe. Moria, to be perfectly honest, at this point is not really one of my favorite areas. I tend to like more lush, green areas, and so far the cave thing is feeling a bit blah. Still, I’ll push through it one of these days, though I haven’t really logged on to LotRO in a couple of weeks.
Rift: Oh yeah, Rift! They had some sort of big event, and apparently a bunch of people missed the last part & were quite upset. To be honest, I found myself logging on and logging back off 5 minutes later during the event period, I just wasn’t feeling it. Missed the whole darn thing, and haven’t been back in Rift since.
Wait, what? I haven’t been playing LotRO OR Rift? Let me explain.
For a while I had been bouncing between Rift and LotRO, even before Rift officially released due to the beta. While both games have a completely different atmosphere and look to them, they are both ultimately very similar hotkey MMOs. They play similarly, have similar objectives (get quests, do quests, level crafting, get gear, etc.), and I found myself doing pretty much the exact same things in both games. I got a bit fried, and I wanted to try a game that was completely different. Something weird. Something different. Something open. Something… sandboxy. Even if it was something that I didn’t stick with long-term, I needed a change of pace for a bit. I thought about Eve, but I’m not really a spaceship fan.
Enter: Wurm Online.
I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but well… it was love as soon as I stepped into the game. I’m not going to go into all the details here, that’s for tomorrow’s post, but I’ve been gleefully playing it ever since. About a week after I started playing, my skeptical husband tried it, and he got completely hooked as well. We each now own individual but adjacent deeds on the Freedom server, & have started building our empire!
::queue Pinky & the Brain music::
Anyways, more about that tomorrow! It’s good to be back!