Keeping up With Gaming

In EverQuest 2 things have come to a bit of a standstill. I don’t have the time to LFG to do dungeons, and I’m pretty bored of running the same advanced solo dungeons every day. I log in to craft, get my loyalty tokens, and putter around, but I haven’t been keeping up with my epic 2.0 or progression in any real meaningful way. Since I have so many characters just doing the little bit of daily stuff I do is enough to keep me ‘busy’ but I’m also wondering if it wasn’t a mistake to get a year long subscription. Of course I had intended to play EverQuest with that, not EQ2, so maybe when I have a bit more time I’ll go back to my original plan.

In WoW things are moving along (even if it is at a snail’s pace). I’m able to queue for a few raids a week, I do some world quests, my characters move up the chain of progression. I’m really excited about the new pet battle dungeon coming to the game soon(tm) and I can’t wait to give it a try. I wish pet battles could be done independently of logging into the game (ie: mobile) but things are not so bad. My subscription for WoW lasts until July, so I have a few more months of that left and I’ll probably renew. It’s a good game even with my limited time.

EVE Online. I subscribed with a PLEX and then played once or twice. Truth of the matter is as much as I adore this game (and I do) I really want to play it with TWO accounts and that’s just not viable for me at this time. I probably won’t renew until I can afford to activate both my accounts, so maybe once my EQ2 subscription runs out. Don’t get me wrong, I love the game, I love playing, but I really like both accounts active so I can make full use of things.

Wurm Online / Unlimited. I currently have two active accounts in Wurm Online, Stargrace, and Blesse (a Vynora priest). I’ve got three active deeds (two on Xanadu and one on Independence) and while I haven’t been doing much to them aside from keeping up with the fields and animals, I still enjoy logging in every day. Wurm is one of those games that just really relaxes me. Plus I can leave it up and running while I putter around with my little one in real life. I also logged into Wurm Unlimited to check on my deed there. One had fallen (I re-deeded the place, my buildings and walls were all still standing) over on Sklotopolis, and over on Age of Urath – well, that server is apparently done now. It had a lock symbol by it with no users online. Should have stuck with my first choice! I also noticed a “new” server with the highest population these days, Zaneth. I’m incredibly cautious about new servers because it seems like there’s a huge overturn and you never know if the server will actually stick around but as long as I don’t go off and donate right away (like I have in the past) then I suppose there’s no real harm in checking things out.

In the meantime life is pretty busy. I get maybe an hour of gaming a day, which isn’t anything to sneeze at, and by rotating what I play I keep from getting bored. Of course it does seem that as soon as I settle in to do a dungeon or improve some weapons my little guy is waking up and begging for my attention, but hey that’s the joys of parenthood. He’s 4.5 months old right now, and while things haven’t exactly gotten easier yet, they’re constantly changing.

I hope everyone else has been having a great time despite the turmoil that seems to be enclosing around the world. Are you checking out Conan Exiles? What about ESO’s big announcement today? Did you give For Honor a try? Head to PAX South? Let me know in comments, and as always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.

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  1. Gaming is my solace at the moment given the chaos that politics is in my home country and others that I follow closely. I’m having trouble sticking to games for long, but I think that’s more because there’s so much going on with expansions and content patches, than any great disaffection with MMOs.

    ESO’s a funny one for me. I’ve played most of the single player ES games (from Daggerfall onwards) but never stuck with them that long. ESO is appealing to me in one sense but I haven’t found it to be that engaging to play solo. Morrowind was a firm favourite with a friend of mine though so the coming of that region to the game may be a good time to reconsider it.

    I’m tempted by Conan Exiles as a possible game to play coop with a friend. I’m a bit bored with zombie survival games, so it’s something a bit different and has more of a gathering/environmental survival angle than pure “avoid getting killed” (we’ve been playing Dead Island recently). We’d probably be playing on a private server though as we’re solely interested in PVE and I guess even on a PVE server there’d be a lot of resource gathering competition.

  2. Are you checking out Conan Exiles? — Can’t say that I have.

    What about ESO’s big announcement today? — I keep firing up ESO every so often, and since I played the hell out of TES3: Morrowind back in the day I have a HUGE soft spot for it, so… i think I’ll be buying the expansion and playing a lot more after it drops.

    Did you give For Honor a try? Haven’t even heard of this one.

    Head to PAX South? The only con I go to is my local comic con, and even there I’ve grown a bit bored with it and have stopped attending it either.

    For me, I’m mostly playing FFXIV on the pc, though I gave LOTRO a gander again this past weekend.

  3. Neschria

    I haven’t been playing anything other than No Man’s Sky lately. I got FF XIV and was enjoying it, but with so little time, I can’t see subbing right now… At least not until I get a new job. I have a non-gamer husband, and I want to get him to try one of my MMOs… Thinking maybe ESO or Wildstar. Any thoughts on a good game for converting the nongamer?

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