What to do, what to do… Looking for inspiration
There isn’t enough time in a day.
Really, there just isn’t.
Too many things I want to do – Star Wars, World of Warcraft (and yes, I think what I’ve seen of Mists of Pandaria is pretty nice), Magic: The Gathering and other Trading Card Games, miniature stuff (painting, gaming, etc.), music (violin and cello), other games (CoD, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, etc.), movie watching, writing, learning new things, and more.
Geez – and that doesn’t even get into the stuff that I need to do like eat, sleep, chores and work.
But hey, life’s about choices and sacrifice, isn’t it? And with choices comes analysis…
I’m part of a world-class Star Wars guild now. This means that I should be logging in every day and doing at least some of the activities that help me gear out for end-game raiding. Maybe I should work on getting a utility set for my Mercenary (Taoren), and get a tank up. It’s part of what being in a top-tier guild is about, even if I’m a casual player in the top-tier guild. I need to learn the fights (I don’t know why Denova seems so complex to me – the stuff I was doing at the beginning of Cataclysm seemed like it was more complex and I have more problems now). I need to keep it fun to keep me playing, while doing what I need to show that I deserve to be in Memories of Xendor. So that should be my ‘MMO priority’.
World of Warcraft has unleashed its siren call yet again, in the form of Mists of Pandaria. Ah, good ol’ WoW. I didn’t think I’d go back to it – it feels weird now after being gone from it for over a year, with half of Cataclysm being completely foreign to me, and while I desire to talk to some of my old friends there, I’m wanting to avoid resuming any guild connections as of yet – my stint as a Guild Officer/Raid Leader still has me feeling burnt. And I’m also trying to bring in some of my Star Wars friends to the game, so I’m trying not to look too hard at the endgame. I want to play this game again, even though the Burning Crusade content really makes me go “ugh” for needing to go through it yet again… But the new Specialization system, while not as thought provoking or choice filled as the previous systems were, actually makes me smile. If I want to look at a tree, I can play Star Wars or Rift. The interactions between abilities have always been something I’ve enjoyed (go Shammy healing), and it looks like there’s more of this in this release, so I’m pretty excited. That, and having the ability to use external add-ons to manage things is such a breath of fresh air compared to Star Wars. I know my new guildies are part of the reason Star Wars has a Combat parser at all, but I do wish MOXParser was more like Recount.
I have a feeling that these are going to be two priorities going forward. Still, the desire to do some of those other things hasn’t passed, and is probably going to get worse shortly – Assassin’s Creed III and CoD: Black Ops II, and Rift: Storm Legion all come out soon. Guild Wars 2 is tempting, especially with its good reviews and that it’s lack of subscription fee, but really, Star Wars and WoW look like fantastic games too, right now. It’s refreshing to have too many choices, in some ways.
I do miss WoW raiding, though. I enjoy Star Wars raiding, but it feels different. Could be because I’m DPS… but I dunno. It’s just different.
I’m looking forward to it all, though. In one way, shape, or form it’ll be fun. I just want another Arthas, though. I don’t see anything out there that even comes close to the anticipation of downing Arthas.
I hope there comes something that will.
My 2 yen,
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