Friday, April 17, 2015

Fit Geek Friday - MMOs

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This week, the topic is MMOs.

Well, how apropos! I play MMOs! And do I have news for today!

First, while I'm late to the party, I'd like to share that OMG WildStar has confirmed Shade's Eve for this year!! *Squee* Who doesn't like a good holiday event?! I'm excited to see how WildStar improves upon the standard "here's a quest, get a holiday item". Though, I don't mind those too much, either, if they're steeped in lore as WildStar's events seem to be.

And we all know about the announcement of cool items out of WildStar box copies, right?

It was payday today, so I stopped to get a box for myself and for one of our dearest guild members who is an EU player with a NA account and can't buy boxes in her zone for the items. Chaide declined a box, and said that he'd just love to get any duplicates I end up with. So, I thought it would be fun to post some screenshots of the things I get!

Gotta add some pep to the WildStar speculation I've been posting, right?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Calmed Down

I'm Scared, Yo

So, I've calmed down since writing the WildStar post yesterday. And while I do feel that NCSoft has a financial model change up its sleeve, I have to admit that I'm really scared.

I've never been actively playing a game during a shift in model. More often than not, I'd play a game some, get distracted by another game, and then come back to the game after the model change. Or, I'd played it as it released B2P.

However, much as I don't particularly care for NCSoft as a whole company, they do have great B2P models in their repertoire, so that helps to calm my nerves, some. Also, if WildStar goes anything like ESO, I think we're in for a smooth transition, IF/WHEN it is announced.

From what I know of the ESO community, many people deem their developers much as we see Carbine developers--people who really do want to listen and give us the best game possible. So I guess the love and dedication the development team has for the game and the community is another reason to help make me not so scared.

But mostly, it's the community at large. So long as things don't go down the toilet, and the community stays, things will be fine, and quite possibly get even better!

But, this is all speculation, of course. And my feels. Because talking about my feels is good, right?

Game-Free Night

Tonight, Chaide and I are going to take a gaming break for the week and curl up with some Brie en Croute, fruit, and summer sausage in front of the television and watch Animatrix and Matrix Revolutions.

I've only seen both of those once, so I'm looking forward to watching them again. While Revolutions wasn't the best movie, I do feel it did a good job of wrapping up the story. And Animatrix is just amazing. One, because it's anime, and two, because the story depth and the way all of them tie into the Matrix universe as a whole is pretty freaking awesome.

Tomorrow we plan on doing an Explorer's Night, where we go through a low level zone in WildStar and just smash face on everything, and help some low level guildies and non-guildies with elite mobs and quests and such. We're also going to give another go at the Goldensun Essence. So if you're on Entity and interested, you should come along!

This weekend is really busy, so I'm not sure we'll get in any TSW or FFXIV. So if not, I'm going to try to convince Chaide to get some in on Monday, which has essentially become the "guild's day off" from scheduled events. Officers and members schedule things on our calendar Tuesday through Sunday, but never Monday. It's interesting, because it's almost like it's become an unofficial thing...

This is a different kind of post for me, and I'm not sure how I like it. But I want to write more, even when I don't have a lot of gaming stuff to write about. So constructive feedback is welcome.
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