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2013-08-23 11:10 am

Hazmat's State of Gaming (WoW, Guild Wars 2, Skyrim)

Classes started back up this week; it's gonna be a heck of a busy semester, I suspect. Even so, I've been able to work in some Skyrim time. It's become my go-to game. I did re-up my WoW account earlier this week, but despite still kinda liking the game, there's no real spark there, and my best guess is that after this month runs out, I'll be done at least until the next expansion. (I made an orc monk, an old grizzled fellow named Gongall on the Garona server (marked 'New Players' so lots of folks levelling and stuff) and I do enjoy him. Maybe he'll be my next Elder Scrolls character!)

I also tried out some Guild Wars 2 this morning, since I got an invite from them to play free this weekend. It's very pretty and runs nicely on the Octopus (my laptop). I'm not sure how much I like the focused storytelling, though; GW2 forces my character to have a specific personality and voice, and I don't like that. I also wonder how repetitive it'd be to create an alt of the same race (I'm such a fiend for alts); WoW's straight-line, themepark questing style that started in Cataclysm is pretty mind-numbing on the second or third (fourth, fifth, umpteenth) playthrough.

But nevermind that. How's that thar Skyrim, Haz? )