It’s late and I’m completely exhausted, but I wanted to make a quick post before I finally went to bed only to get up in 5 hours and tackle the day. I spent most of this holiday playing Wizard 101. Ok, I spent all of this holiday playing. I met up in game with Kasul and Tipa and they helped me defeat a boss I needed for a Halloween quest. Tipa very literally (along with her alt) saved the day. Later on, Hudson joined in the fun and he and I and Kasul headed off to do a Halloween tower. Unfortunately Hudson died (I am so sorry!) and didn’t get to do the final encounter with us, but it was still a LOT of fun and everyone had a good time all around. We all walked away with some pretties, some levels, and it was just one of those perfect gaming experiences for me. Being able to play games with members from the community of writers we have is something that I treasure so much.
I played way too much. I was level 7 this morning and managed to creep into level 11 (not that I can say that in Wizard 101, numbers are bad words). Levels really don’t mean a whole lot that I’ve come to realize, it’s not about the grind to level, at all. The stories and quests are fun (even though I dislike running to and from each person) and the battles are just plain fun to watch. I love not having to button smash. I’ll have a better write up about the quest chains I’ve been going through tomorrow, but the adventures today were just as fun (if not more) as grouping up in any one of your regular mainstream MMO’s. This is a game that doesn’t even have groups, it’s all open concept. How cool is that.
Hope everyone else had fun too.