Boy, have I become blog faded.
Simple fact of it is, I’m just not compelled to spout off about anything much going on in the gamespace right now. Conan is out, I’m not playing it and I really don’t care to read or participate in the Conan Rocks v. Conan Sucks debate, nor the perpetual discussion about polish.
Seriously, the most drama the MMOgosphere seems to be able to drum up is who would win in a steel cage match: Tobold or Richard Bartle? See what I mean? Its like the dreaded August in journalism– a non news month.
Blizzard’s super announcement in coming up in a few days, but whatever it is, we wont actually see it for a few years in all likelihood if past is precedent for Blizzard. Seriously, today’s modern hype machines just wear you out sometimes years in advance of a release.
Wrath of the Lich King? Meh.
I’ve still been playing a number of games. Our WoW group marches on as we are all on the verge of hitting 70. We have an extended instance hiatus coming up, so I respecced shadow and am having fun face melting. That’s rekindled a bit of interest but not any kind of must-play feeling.
I’ve fired up EQ2 again and am making steady progress though I continue to resist writing about EQ2 v. WoW v. everything else. Covered ground and I’m not likely to provide much entertaining insight. Suffice it to say, I’m having a decent enough time and the frequency of rewards at the lower levels is enough right now to keep it entertaining.
Work ebbs and flows, so its not like its keeping me from gaming or blogging. So it feels like maybe a little break or low input period is just what i need.
Mrs. P and I are backfilling various movies and TV series we’ve missed or not seen in proper order courtesy of Netflix. We thoroughly enjoyed HBO’s Rome and have moved on to Battlestar Galactica since we didn’t get caught up when it first came out, or should I say the new series first came out. Fortunately or unfortunately, I watched all the originals in the 70’s with Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and yes, Lorne “Don’t call me Ben Cartwright” Greene.
Also spending a lot of time out in the vegetable garden, biking about and starting and finishing a never ending series of home improvement tasks. There must be some serious malaise in the MMO world if digging ditches, pouring concrete and building fences in 90 degree (F) heat is a more compelling proposition than sitting down to kill ten rats.
And so, rather than posting for posting’s sake… I let the blog battery recharge a bit.