Choya are the CUTEST things I have ever seen.

Yesterday I mentioned that I was having some stability issues that caused me to lose a bunch of progress (an entire instance worth) and it put me in enough of a mood that I decided to just log out for a little bit. My time is pretty limited so I can only play when the little guy is down for a nap twice a day (and even then he tends to wake up after an hour) so if I can’t get something completed within that time I usually have to abandon it. I had just gotten the final boss down to the 10% mark when I was dropped back to Crystal Oasis. I do plan on going back there today some time, but it wasn’t a nice experience.

A few of my friends have been working towards their bunny mount – it looks so awesome! I still need one more point in my raptor before I can go for that one, but I know I’ll get there eventually. On one hand having so little time to play is a great way to make sure the content stretches out a little bit, but on the other hand I want to experience all the things! The story has really captivated me this time around, probably because I’m actually paying attention and it doesn’t hurt that the voice overs are fantastic.

Honestly, I think ArenaNet has done an amazing job (from what I have experienced so far) and should be proud of themselves. Sure, there have been some issues, but they’ve been working all weekend at making game play smooth for everyone, and they’ve been addressing the issues as they crop up. I remember from my days at Carbine / NCSOFT just how stressful a game release is and just how much work goes into something like that. Experiencing it first hand takes away a lot of the bitterness I might otherwise feel at having issues crop up. They happen, and I know the company is on it. How long it takes to solve is not something anyone can control.

I haven’t had time to play anything else, though I am eager to get back to Cook, Serve, Delicious – as well as Divinity Original Sin 2. Isn’t it a great time to be a gamer? So many fantastic releases this year.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!