My new graphics card should be arriving today, and not a moment too soon! I’m not overly thrilled having to use my laptop for everything, although it’s performed admirably well in the meantime. If I can get it up and running today, I can continue with my Secret World series, which has sadly languished due to real life this week.
After hinting heavily about it during the livestream earlier this week, Trion announced yesterday that RIFT’s Nightmare Tide expansion is not quite ready for prime time and will be pushed from October 8th to the 22nd. While that should be a downer, I’m fairly okay with the news. For one thing, I’m nowhere near the level cap nor through all of the content (at my pace, it’ll probably be at least two more months), so the expansion wasn’t going to be a major game-changer for me in what I’m doing. For another thing, it did sound like the beta’s been rough and that it needed some more work. Trion does not need another rocky launch so soon after ArcheAge.
Last night I plowed through a large chunk of Iron Pines Peak. Some of my quests there have to do with the Cult Saga, of which I’m largely ignorant. I vaguely know that there are these large mission chains with the “saga” label, but past that I haven’t done much research. Actually, I feel as though there is so much about RIFT that I don’t know, especially with all of its changes and additions since I left it during the early Storm Legion period. I’m going to need to carve out some time to read up, I guess.
My laptop ran WildStar surprisingly well, and last night was the first time this week I was able to get in some time. I didn’t do anything super-special, just chatted with guildies, tended to my garden, and worked on a few quests in Bio-Dome 3. I’m actually toying with the idea of pulling my spellslinger out of retirement for another go, just for some class variety sake. Perhaps my subconscious is plotting against my ever hitting the level cap. Oh well, no rush nor reason to rush — it’s not as if I’m going to be attuning for raids or anything.
I do want to be better about engaging in more guild activities. We’ve got an active leadership that has several events planned each week, and I haven’t been the best at participating in those. That should change.
The Secret World
Now that we’re in October, we’re starting to head into the best MMO holiday season there is: Halloween! And this is where The Secret World shines, since it’s already a very Halloweeny game (especially in Kingsmouth, where it’s always October).
It was great to get the new TSW newsletter yesterday and hear about a new mission being added to the two existing ones for Halloween. My goal is to do all of these missions with my new playthrough character, so I’m going to have to work hard to get her to the point that she can at least run through Blue Mountain without being insta-gibbed. At least there’s a double-AP weekend next week, so maybe a marathon should be planned. Yes. Yes, that will do nicely.