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Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Friday, February 19, 2016


Something about February makes it a blogging slow-mover for me. Most Februaries have been below average for posting for the year in which they fell, as well as below the overall monthly average (about 11 posts per month). I didn't even post once during February of 2015. On the other hand, February tends to be slightly busier job-wise, and this month in particular, I've been sick enough to require medical attention for the first time in over a decade.

And it's not that I don't have ideas. A recent debate on MMoGames about the "Unholy Trinity" roles made me want to write something up (again). I've downloaded Jeff Kurtenacker's SoundCloud repertoire and made a WildStar OST out of it (completely for my personal use, don't ask, get your own). For all that I have a hard time really getting into the game, the soundtrack is phenomenal. I've been kicking around the idea of starting a tabletop game that Scooter and I can play as a duo (because I honestly don't see us forming or joining a local group). We saw Deadpool on Monday; and even though I loved the movie, I'm not sure how much I have to say about it.

No, the real problem right now is finding the time and energy to really gather my thoughts and type this stuff out. By the time I get home and deal with the dogs and have dinner with Scooter—or maybe do something out of the house with one or more of our grown children—all I want to do settle in to a nice relaxing gaming session. Right now, that's SWTOR, of course. But I don't know how long that will last. Despite enjoying the character stories, and going all the way through KotFE Ch.9 with my Sith Warrior, Morrenia, I have little desire to build my alliance, and haven't even done Chapter X which came out last week. (A buncha whingers going on about how their headstart was foreshortened by server issues didn't help.)

KotFE is a single player game. Scooter and I have to go through each chapter twice. Once for her and once for me. On each character we want to take through. A monthly subscription seems like a lot for such a game, but playing for free is not an option given the punitive system EA/BioWare has in place. I wish there were a game like Dragon Age, but that could be played co-op with one other player. That's kind of what I want from that tabletop idea I'm kicking around.
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  1. I'm not sure if the setting is your cup of tea, but my brother and I have settled into weekly sessions of Shadowrun: Chronicles. It is essentially a turn based 3D isometric RPG that you can co-op with up to three other players. We've had a lot of fun with it and the story has been pretty engaging.

    I've been wanting to do a write up on it, but I'm in much the same boat as you this February. Well, aside from the illness. (-: