My initial thought on this blog post is “will anyone read it?”. It’s been so long since I updated my blog that I suspect any regular readers will have stopped checking.
Just to let you know IM ALIVE AND WELL :)
So, where to begin? Warhammer Online me thinks. I’ve not played since February if memory serves. I got bored. And unlike previous sabbaticals, I didn’t return. I blame the server and players as much as EA tbh. Keaven leaving could potentially seal the game’s doom. Unlike many ex-players I come across I wouldn’t take any satisfaction from the game dying. Just makes me feel sad for what could’ve been.
After WAR I dabbled a bit with Conan. Enjoyable but it couldn’t hold me. And then SWTOR with it’s new expansion. Again, enjoyable. The thing with SWTOR that I just can’t shake off is that it’s essentially World of Warcraft reskinned. It’s a really ambitious game and at the same time the most unambitious game I’ve ever played. Overall, it’s just too grindy for me ever to be a regular player.
Not long after the SWTOR expansion launched we had some storms in the area and a power cut/surge. And that was the end of my motherboard. It was an old PC and not worth the investment of a new mobo. I toyed with the idea of getting a replacement gaming PC straight away but decided to hold fire.
Since then I’ve been going to bed at a reasonable hour and had time in the evenings to do more things. There are definitely positives to not gaming, we all know it can potentially be a huge time sink/black-hole. I’ve actually spent a lot more time reading more than anything else. Particularly The Horus Heresy.
A few months on and I’ve still not got a replacement PC. There’s literally no current game out there that motivates me enough to go out and buy one. Until a couple of days ago the only game I was remotely interested in is Elder Scrolls Online. My plan is to have a new PC by the time this game is in beta. Really looking forward to it.
Eternal Crusade was announced yesterday. A Warhammer 40k MMO! I’m still smarting from the demise of Dark Millenium Online, so when I heard about Eternal Crusade I was delighted. I was even more delighted to discover that it’s going to be PvP focused and have 4 playable factions. 4! Not due to be released until 2015, so a long way off yet. But a light at the end of the tunnel.
And what for this blog? Updates will be sparse. If you’re keen to hear my ramblings, I would advise following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/TurinoIB). I suspect it may be the end of this blog now that I’ve all but given up on Warhammer Online. I may create a new blog around Turino, I may create a new blog around Turino and Matt (my daytime name). Who knows? If there are any more blog developments I will certainly post details here.
Anyway, thanks for reading. See you in Tamriel. The Emperor Protects!