Tuesday, November 16, 2010


It’s been a while since I have spread my wings and actively tried out a new game. Perhaps the last of which was Mount & Blade which was an OK game but only kept me interested for about 20 minutes. Prior to that it was Mass Effect which I really really liked, but due to either user error or a bug, I lost my saved game and never quite got the enthusiasm to start again. My real love is for MMOs but aside from EQ2 there simply isn’t any that tickle my fancy at the moment. So, I have decided to have a look at some games in my ‘old’ genre of choice, the First Person Shooter.

I think the last shoot ‘em up I played with gusto was Left 4 Dead. Not traditionally what you expect from a shoot ‘em up, but mix zombies, guns & violence and that’s pretty much always gonna be a winner. I used to like the army style FPS types like Battlefield 2, but for some reason nowadays I just can’t seem to keep up in anything other than a single player offline game. Stick me online and before 10 minutes has passed I’m screaming at my screen to various avatars before they blast me into oblivion, “Stop shooting me, get off the game and go do your F’in homework!!”. Does that ever happen? No. They stay camping my spawn spot and firmly place a piece of .762 FMJ between my eyes every time I pop up, probably dancing around their Transformers bedroom in celebration. Bitter? Me? Nah.

I have been toying with the idea of getting Left 4 Dead 2. I know it’s been out an age, but my love for the first edition means I know I would like the game, but how much staying power would it have? There also isn’t any other GTA games out there at the moment that I haven’t completed in their entirety, which is another of my fave genres of games. Oh, hang on a sec. I think there may be a couple of add ons to GTA IV, The Ballad of gay Tony and something else to do with the biker gang The Lost. I wonder if they are available on STEAM? I’ll have to check that out when I get home.

As for EQ2, I’m starting to get a bit of lethargy where end game content (aside from raiding) is concerned. I’m still thoroughly enjoying playing Udrath with my Bro when i can, but the normal run of the mill instance runs in tier 9, well they are starting to get a bit old. Maybe I need to keep Voltaan just for raiding at the moment, well that and I still have about 25 points to gain in Tinkering before I reach 450 skill in that. But aside from that maybe I’ll focus on Udrath and my Warlock (Bodica) for some lower end game play fun. Of course Volt will always be doing some instance or other as he’s asked to help a fair amount, but I don’t think I’ll be actively seeking instance groups anymore with him. It’s time to try a bit of something else. I could go back and play Adurj, but to be honest he is on a different account to Voltaan and although I really like Adurj, I’ve been trying to cut down to keeping just two accounts running (not the five I have available to me), so that would mean just Voltaans account and my wife Emas account. Oh, I guess I can always decorate when I’m bored. I always find that fun and I still have to build my Tower of Babel. Maybe a change in game is not required, just a change in play style. There really is sooo much to do in EQ2, it’s entirely possible to play the same game in a completely different way. Perhaps I should explore areas of the game I have shied away from before, like the crafting quests, the crafting epic quest and so on. Hmm, something to think about.

I guess I’m just feeling restless. I’m sure something will come along to tickle my fancy soon.

Be well.


  1. There's always seems to be something new to do in EQ2 right now, but I haven't been playing it non stop for six years like you ;)
    There are a few FTP games out there right now - LoTRO is now FTP, as is the first 20 levels of AoC. Both are worth a shot if you're looking for something different for a short while.

  2. Thanks mate. I may check out AoC, but then again I must admit I'd like to play Caedluuf in Lotro again :)

  3. If you fancy a bit of LoTRO at any time give me a holler and I'll join you there.

  4. I'm not sure but I think i may have to reinstall again..although i may have it on one of my drives..LoL, if only I had more time!!