Distant Ramblings

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Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been floating along. I know I tend to refrain from much RL here on MmoQuests and keep it to posts about gaming, but there’s a lot more to daily interactions besides gaming. My friends are playing everything from WoW to Otome steam games and everything in between. I’ve been floating along, feeling distant from it all.

There was the big kerfuffle over legacy servers that everyone seemed to be involved in and it’s all we heard about. Guess what, legacy servers don’t bring back that feeling that you long to recapture. Nothing will do that because we were all different people back then, with different worries and goals in life. Have games changed over the years? Sure, games have changed. So have people.

There was the butt incident. What an odd thing to get worked up over.

GW2 revamped a lot of their latest expansion because people spoke up about how not fun it was. I’m glad the changes seem to be working. GW2 is a game I think I love to play only to find out that I don’t actually love it at all. Every time.

A new season has started in Diablo, and while I wanted to get all involved with that, I fell short, again. I just feel like it’s the same game and re-playing it each season doesn’t excite me.

I’ve been playing Wurm Unlimited on the Sklotopolis server still and it seems to be about the only thing holding my attention gaming wise. The large deed Moumix, Maya, and I are working on is coming along wonderfully. I’m working my channeling up, weapon smithing hit 60, and I’m saving up for a merchant. I have two auctions going on at the moment which should give me enough silver to buy a merchant form (10s).

It’s summer here, and the weather is lovely. My anxiety has been bouncing off the walls and I’m not sure if it’s due to the pregnancy or just that time of year. 14 weeks as of tomorrow. I’m so very blessed, but it’s also scary being so far from my family and not really knowing anyone here (still). I feel like I’m floundering.

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  1. I think I’ll be buying WURM Unlimited, but at some as yet unknown date in the “near” future. I’ll likely then explore the world of servers, start a server or tinker in solo. I’m still very curious about having a small server with skilling and building significantly spead-up. Not too mention maybe create a “pre-built” Island with some very few, and very sparse, but flavor-adding things like a castle — something to make it unique and perhaps offer players something.

    I’m sure you’re aware, I’ve been all about Indie — working on my indie website and now tinkering with RPG Maker MV.

    I have to echo your thoughts on GW2 a little. In one small way, it’s become my Vanguard — a game I tell people is great and can be fun, but have I been playing it anytime in the last many months? Nope. (Of course it’s not Vanguard — nothing is Vanguard. Vanguard will forever be mourned and missed).

    I am still on this kooky expedition to come up with just the right set of tools that can all work together to let me feel like I am playing an online game, when in fact I might only be playing and offline, single-player indie game.

    Believe it or not: I still get nostalgic and long to try Runes of Magic again, but I can’t — the current state of the official server is still too shoddily coded for me to even run the game, and the only cough-private-cough server I found kind of scratched that itch, but it turns out if you give players the ability to manage a game… they will put a company to shame with how badly they scrape people for “micro-transactions”, and how they manage it — ya know, for all the complaining we could find on game forums. The private server also had XP cranked up so high, you kill a level 1 mushroom and become level 10 — yeah it’s that bad. So it manages to at least let me visit the game I played and loved for many years, but that too fell away rather quickly.

    Take it a day at a time, and all that good advice banter. :D

  2. Amen sister…amen.

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