Nostalgia gets a Lobby
Today was much like every other day I’ll have for the next little while. NaNoWriMo meshed between real life projects meshed between my love of gaming. I haven’t had time to play Little Big Planet as much as I’d like, or hang out with friends in game, but I logged in to EQ2 and looked around the Nostalgia guild hall with a little dismay. It didn’t take long for the urge to hit me. We needed an entrance room.
I hate designing entrance rooms. I’m not any good at it. We really did need one though. I wanted it to welcome people into the hall. Show off what Nostalgia was about. Make it some what ‘homey’ and I think I managed to do that between furniture and accessories. There’s still some work to be done on the ‘stage’ room, with a few tables and chairs set up in the theater area, the library and crafting areas also need some work, but I’m happy to say that I think the lobby is at least ‘finished’ and I won’t be touching it that much. The guild has reached just over the 400 item mark in a 750 limit – apparently you CAN use the expander to add 100 extra items to the halls which is certainly something I’ll be looking into. More items is never a bad thing!
The only downside to all of this decorating (and not much leveling or actual playing going on) is that I’ve spent close to 200 plat on the guildhall now and I’m not making any of it back. Hopefully as things quiet down (when ever that will be) I’ll have a chance or two to do some adventuring and maybe run an instance or two in the hopes that a semi good master will drop that I can sell. Or craft a bunch of adornments in the hopes that they’ll sell. I’ll think of something no doubt.
I’d love to ramble on about some far more exciting adventure, but alas that’s the limit of my gameplay today. I should be posting the TSO Journal Day III tomorrow (fingers crossed) but no promises.
I had a few random thoughts on betas and why I didn’t think that the EQ2 approach to them was such a great idea (ie: Everyone runs in to look at all the ‘cool’ stuff and actual testing doesn’t get done, people head straight to the shiny bits) but my eyeballs are threatening to close here at the desk so I’m going to call it a night for now.