June 25th marked the 9 year anniversary of this site. Hard to believe it has already been that long. Back when I started I wrote mostly about EQ2, and talked about whatever I happened to be up to. Things like raids, working on major quest lines. Of course I was already working up my alt army, so nothing in that regard has changed. I’ve posted over 2,000 posts, and while I don’t always get that many comments, blogging has always been something I did just for me in the hopes that others out there would enjoy reading what I wrote. Since then I’ve branched out quite a bit. I rarely ever write about one particular game, but weave my posts between where ever my interests lay for that month. I still have my MMO loves, and some single player games, too. Like my Tropico 5 adventures, posted above.
Last week I picked up my very first SSD. Since I had to replace pretty much my entire machine last year, an SSD was the only real ‘upgrade’ I was still lacking. I found a nice 500gb one for less than $200, and researched the multiple ways to set it up. I’ve always been a fan of ‘starting fresh’ rather than cloning and running into potential issues, so I unplugged my two older drives, and installed windows 8.1 on the new SSD (after hunting for spare cables. Why doesn’t anything come with cables any more). No issues with the installation aside from the fact that I forgot I’d need to re-install my motherboard drivers before I could access the internet. Dug up my disks and everything was working well. I think things are smoother (faster) and I learned how to move things like the default windows libraries to my secondary drive so that it doesn’t clutter up space on the SSD.
For now I only have two games on the main drive, WildStar, and Sims 4. Everything else (including my steam library) is on a back up drive. This meant I spent a lot of time browsing through my installed games and remembering what I own. I love Tropico 5. I don’t own any of the expansions and there are far more than I realized (I saw them during the Steam Summer Sale, but refrained from purchasing any) but the humour of the game just tickles me in all the right places. So far I’ve only made it to the Cold War age, but things are coming along nicely. Or at least they were before a volcano erupted, and that was followed by a tsunami which wiped out most of my low lying coastal city. Still, I had more than enough funds to re-build everything and I spent way too many hours playing over the weekend.
Which reminds me, I have all sorts of lego games that are next on my to-play list, too.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!