Quiet, but Still Playing

It has been quiet here. I haven’t got anything particularly interesting to write about or to comment upon. There is stuff going on in the gaming news that deserves comment, to be sure, but I don’t feel I have anything new to add to those conversations. I am still playing games, naturally.

I am rather pleased that I have uncovered more of the map in Guild Wars: Prophecies. I love exploring. It’s somewhat peaceful, and it’s so satisfying to watch the blurry bits of the map slowly sharpen and become detailed. I hope to attain 100% in the exploration of Tyria. I am currently at 77.6% or thereabouts. I have uploaded more screenshots in my Flickr photset devoted to pictures of my travels.

Play in Guild Wars: Factions has been less of a priority because I have so many quests to do in a particular area. It’s a bit overwhelming. Also, I am working on collecting monster trophies for Collectors so that I can get my max level armour for “free”. This involves killing a certain type of enemy for those drops. I have taken a liking to the female Warrior 15k Kurzick Armour. 15 000 gold per piece is a lot of money, and it will take forever to collect that much, plus the cost of crafting materials. This will easily cost more than 100k gold in total. This is why I need some cheap armour until I get enough money for my 15k set. I know, I’m insane, but it just looks so neat!

Since my two active guildmates are either without regular internet access for a while, or simply not as active as before, I find myself pretty far ahead of them in the Canthan adventure (and I am not even that far into the game!). This gives me time to explore and collect trophies at my leisure until they start to play regularly again. It’s irritating not being able to play with people you know, but that’s life sometimes.

Yesterday morning, Seth, Josh, and I played a match of Metroid Prime: Hunters over the Nintendo WiFi Connection. We played Capture the Flag, with me and Seth teamed up against Josh. It was fun. Seth and I pwned Josh, though two against one isn’t fair, despite Josh’s more extensive FPS experience.

I have discovered that Nintendogs isn’t as fun as I thought it would be. The novelty of caring for a virtual dog is getting boring. Maybe I am not playing it correctly? Then again, I know how much fun a real dog is, so this virtual pet nonsense is just a shadow.

Lake Desire has just got herself a Nintendo DS Lite, and Animal Crossing: Wild World, so she will be visiting Wayreth in the near future. Does anyone else want to come over to my town? We can organise something. I have loads of fruit and pretty constellations! Email me if you’re interested.

Wayreth’s residents have been complaining that they want to talk to other people besides me (*tear*). I managed to prevent the departure of one of my favoured animals this weekend, the high-maintenance white wolf, Whitney, so I was well pleased by that little success. My house is still only three rooms large, because I have been a bit of a slacker about collecting fruit to sell to Tom Nook to pay off my mortgage. However, the Happy Room Academy is very happy with me. I think. Is 25 000 points good?

Another reason I haven’t been as active on the blog here is because I am also getting busier as Otakon draws closer. Through the self-application of a sense of responsibility as well as guilt that there was no one else experienced enough to do the job, I took a Department Head position at the end of last year’s convention.

My Dungeons & Dragons game is going on without me for a while because I am getting busier. I need my Sundays. It’s kind of nice to have that day back.

I am also determined to work on some personal projects that have, in the past few months, taken a bit of a backseat. This should not have happened, and I need to get back on course.

Anyway, that is my gaming/blogging status as of now.

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  8 comments for “Quiet, but Still Playing

  1. 18 June 2006 at 19:39

    Did you end up with more than one dog in Nintendogs? I found having more than one to be more fun–but yeah, it can get a bit redundant. I think it’s a game I’ll pick up again, put down, etc.

    I’ve let my Animal Crossing town run down. :( I wasn’t able to play, probably because of work and class, and lost track of the date I stopped playing. When I booted it up again, all my flowers were gone. (I had a gold rose!) I want to get back in it again, but haven’t gotten around to it. I bought a cheap used copy of Trace Memory and have been enjoying it, except that the target age group might be a little young. Still has managed to stump me though, I’ve never been the best at adventure games.

  2. 19 June 2006 at 08:33

    I was proud of my two flag caps :) I actually thought I had half of a chance until you guys tied it up and mounted a good defense. Real problem with 2v1 is that you can’t have any defense and your offense has to do all the work. Seth’s Imperalist frag I think sealed my doom. By the end of the match though, good job to the both of you … both flag cap points and item spawns were out of my control.

  3. 19 June 2006 at 09:27

    I have to admit that I had almost no idea what was going on in the first half of the match. It was the first time I played Capture the Flag! That was a lot of fun. We should do it again sometime. Maybe with 4 players?

    Oh, I unlocked Noxus and Sylux. I think I still prefer Kanden, though…

  4. 19 June 2006 at 11:47

    You guys have got to let me know when you’ve got one of those things planned.

  5. 19 June 2006 at 11:54

    Aw, sorry. It wasn’t planned. We were all online on Saturday morning and Seth IMed me.

  6. 19 June 2006 at 13:38

    I think I’d have to cough up one of those flag caps just because I knew little details like you can’t shift to altmode while being the flagholder, etc. It’s actually an impressive take on CTF, simply because the maps work very well in both DM and CTF and that the game is well balanced for small teams.

    We should make like a PUG sign up sheet or some kind of alert setup. It’s nice because you can toss together and be done with a game in about a half hour.

  7. 19 June 2006 at 20:32

    I am having trouble getting my DS to connect to my wireless. I’m moving in three weeks and won’t have the internet, so I’d better figure out how to fix this soon so I can come visit you!

  8. 20 June 2006 at 06:13

    Oh noes. I hope you get it sorted soon!

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