Originally I was wanting to go to PAX Prime in August, but I missed the sale period of the 3-day passes and didn’t want to drive up to Seattle for only 2 days. (I want the full experience!) Also, I would have gone with my brother and that would mean more expensive passes. Looks like I’ll just have to remain here during those succulent events and wait for youtube to present me with the goodies I desire.
Other than out of the house events, and random vaca spots I’ll be hitting during my summer, there are a few games in my lineup.
First off, I need to finish a few of my smaller goals in Aion. The PvP is nothing spectacular there so my overall goals are relatively minute; gather a few coins from mentor quests, finish my gear, maybe get closer to 55… maybe even 55 itself. I don’t care for raiding, grinding the same instances for gear, or the Abyss siege warfare (it’s a more frustrating, horrible, and boring version of WAR’s RvR lakes… sort of).
With Aion out of the way, I am trying to beat Fallout 3 for the first time. Even though I’ve owned the game for a few years now. Sad story, I know. I just couldn’t get into it as deeply as Oblivion. I love the fact that Liam Neeson is in it and the game setting is enjoyable. It’s just sort of… ok to me though. Anyway, I finish Fallout 3 and take it back to Gamestop with a few other beaten titles in exchange for Uncharted 2. I progress through console games slowly, usually. Mainly because of the ridiculous prices upon their release. By the time I finish Uncharted 2 and return to MMO’ing and finish many other things I want to do Uncharted 3 should be cheaper. That’s the plan. <3
I am currently goofing around with Dragon Nest’s beta. Nexon’s next action style MMO. I figured I see what it had to offer, since I’m interested in TERA. It’s nice to have comparisons. I’ll probably have screenshots or something later on.
Finally, before TERA possibly comes out in August (it’s a guess), I want to get stuff ready in LOTRO for the Isengard expansion. That means finishing up Book quests, progressing my crafting, maybe leveling an alt… maybe.
All of this seems like a lot for me to do now that I have it written out. We’ll see how much I can accomplish.
Posted by Thrangis The Red on June 18, 2011
A step in the right direction? I’d say so. With Aion I’ve been nearing the limit of my enjoyment. You can easily tell this is happening when you begin to notice problems with the game more frequently than before, and those problems start to bother you.
I’m happy to say that the Aion team is doing what they can to better their game. There’s been a large number of changes and additions to the game, some of which I have yet to experience. Overall it seems they’re speeding up the leveling and adding more customization options via appearance and “motion”. The motion consists of buying “guides”, which aren’t cheap, you then apply these to your character and can jump, rest, stand, and run in various ways.
Levitation motion – aka Rocket shoes
Back on track. The biggest addition to the game is simply the graphics. They did a major overhaul to provide more stylish gameplay to players with superior computers. I am not one of these, but my brother is and it does look a good deal crisper, brighter, and vibrant.
Let’s see, what else…
There’s now a mentoring system to facilitate low level players joining higher level ones. Nothing unheard of and definitely a great addition to the game. Most games should have this feature in my opinion. A cool feature that I haven’t experienced before is the reward system for players who mentor others. Mentors can do daily quests while assisting their companion and will receive tokens that can be exchanged for weapons, armor, accessories, and other special rewards. This is great incentive for others to actually want to help others. They’ve also simplified looking for others to mentor by adding an additional section in the LFG window specifically for mentors, LFMen… >.>
There are, of course, many, many, other notes to this patch and most of them didn’t pertain to me (the pet system would be one). If only they could patch the community. That would be miraculous.
Posted by Thrangis The Red on May 26, 2011
- Replaying DA:O/Awakening (to lead back into DA2, which I thought was great btw. I don’t know why I managed to find so many negative opinions on the thing. I enjoyed it!)
- Drawing in my free time and learning this darned photoshop. It’s a hassle, but you learn nothing when you’re… not… learning. Or something.
- Drinking tea daily, because it tastes good and pop is bad for people (D:).
- Logging into Aion occasionally to grind something. I need so much from so many different facets of the game (darn you Korea!). I’m looking forward to Tera though. Mainly for the new economy, the one in Aion is shot.
- Checking my blog and finding that only Blaq cares about me. (<3 your comments no-homo).
Posted by Thrangis The Red on March 26, 2011