Boy oh boy do the summer doldrums continue. Unbearably hot weather and the all consuming fires of hell devouring our fair state of California puts the kaibosh on most fun outdoor activities. Almost a recipe for an extensive gaming jag– not unlike those short day, long stormy nights of winter that almost force you to game to excess.
Sad to say, I haven’t had that itch much. More acccurately, I’ve had the itch, just found nothing much to scratch it of late. When I start digging through the old game box, you know its bad.
I got into the beta of Wizard101 which many have mentioned of late. I’ve explored a bit, but am loath to say more without having explored more. Suffice it to say the turn based card combat is interesting and a new twist.
To show you how bad it is, Mrs. P and I picked up a couple of shooters for the CONSOLE and we are anything but console players. We do enjoy a good run around and shoot em up from time to time, but its like eating popcorn– great as a snack, but unless you’re still in college, hardly a meal.
Summer vacation schedules has kept the WoW group on informal status of late. With our self imposed level cap removed, the horses, now unleashed, largely remain at the gate. I’ve mentioned it before, but doing anything outside of an instance in WoW as a group is almost shooting yourself in the foot, groin and then head. Diligent progress can be made as a group, but it pales in comparison to any focused solo effort.
As I managed to ding 69 and get a good way into the level, I did start to get that horse-to-stable itch. One. More. Level. 20 chiclets… Its pretty tempting and watching the bar slowly progress from left to right on its (for now) last march has got me in that “lets just get it over” mood though I’ll see if it lasts.
Oh, I guess I should say something about Warhammer and the recent hoo dee doo. I told you so. Actually I didn’t, but lacking sufficient insight as to whether the sky has fallen with the announcement that 4 classes are getting cut and 4 out of 6 capital cities wont be in at launch, all I can really comment on is the fact that EA Mythic-no-just-call-me-Mythic has even less cred now. Assuming launch is actually coming, seems like a crappy interview is probably the last place to Make a Major Announcement. But then again, they’ve been blathering incessant jibberish for three hype-filled years, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when they developers run out of unobtainium to finish all the features marketing sold to the public over the last few years. Of course how could the hype about the hype ever live up to the reality about the hype?
Another week or two like this and I think it might be about time to reload Age of Kings.