To be honest, the title is a little deceptive; most of my pre-move gaming is the same as my post-move gaming. I’ve been playing some Civ; I actually beat it on the hardest level, Deity (“Only the best players in the world will beat it at this level”) with Jacob/Burynerds. Twice, actually, since my blind buddy wanted to be an ass and say the one win was a fluke.
I’ve been in and out of WoW; I’m getting the late-expansion boredoms. I’ve been leveling my rogue ostensibly to do PvP at 90, but I just haven’t gotten over that 90 hump yet. I really don’t want to quest, so I’ve been slogging along slowly, doing a few pet battles here and there, just killing time.
I played a little LoL the other night with an Illinois friend, too. It was nice to be back in a familiar setting with a friend, but a lot of my skills had rusted up, so I played rather poorly. Not badly, mind you; I was still about 4:1 kill to death ratio, but still. I can do better.
Jacob/Burynerds jumped into Magic: The Gathering Online, too. I predicted that within a month he’d be making decks too good to play against my buddy and me. It took more like a week, actually. Part of that is the persistent power creep of the new cards; there’s a lot of cards in standard right now that just seem like cheap bullshit. I’m sure there’s other cards to counter that cheapness, but since my buddy and I don’t have those cards, we’re essentially screwed.
We’ve been playing three-way free for all games, too, which were much deeper than the typical one-on-one. I won two of the three, but only because in one of them Jacob/Burynerds was forced to save me because he knew he couldn’t kill my blind buddy on his own. In the end, though, I eliminated both of them. That’s the kind of deeper strategy I’m talking about; are we sure he’d have lost if he didn’t save me? Was it the right play, or was there even a right play for him at all?
The largest change has been Elder Scrolls Online. I mentioned before that the three of us had started playing it; it’s been okay, so far, but I’d mark it below The Secret World for quasi-modern MMOs. I said at the start I didn’t think we’d even get to max level with it, and frankly, I stand by that now, 15 levels in. It’s not that it’s unenjoyable – it’s quite fun at times, particularly 3 manning the 4 man dungeons – but it’s really a solo game that you happen to have a few friends around you playing at the same time. I’ll write more specifically on it later, but let it suffice to say that I like the game, but it’s not enough MMO-y enough.
So that’s what I’ve been up to during the move. See you Wednesday!
Stubborn (and moved)