My Bounty Hunter, Door, is deep into the thick of Dromund Kaas, which I consider to be the superior of the tier 2 planets (Coruscant is too busy and too much like Nar Shadda to be engaging). I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that I might even like her more than my Agent. The Dark Side choices, while morally repugnant for the most part, often come with hilarious one-liners that make the genocide worthwhile. And as a Mercenary, I’m just blowing crap up from here to kingdom come and loving how un-subtle it all is. Sometimes you want complex mechanics, sometimes you just want to hit a couple buttons and watch things go “boom” and numbers go over 9000.”
She’s still trying to gain access to the Great Hunt, and I’m not quite sure if BioWare’s toeing the line of how long they can stretch out this application process without it becoming a running gag. I mean, I thought I was in it back on Hutta, but apparently that was like getting engaged to become engaged someday. I’ll tell you this, however: Even though the huntmaster is a giant Wookiee, I’m not above shoving a blaster up each of his nostrils if the next time I go there he says, “Oh, just ONE more thing you gotta do! PLANET SCAVENGER HUNT! WOOO!”
So in the meanwhile, she’s ripping up the planet left and right, and figuratively mooning every Imperial she can. Because, Imperials.
I’m pushing hard to finish up with Enedwaith’s epic storyline, and there’s some impatience there because I’ve already done it and know how it ends. Yet as with my SWTOR Bounty Hunter, I’m taking great pleasure in having a DPS-slinging tank at my disposal who doesn’t like to die, ever. Hitting a devastate on an AOE swing is pure joy, my friends, even more so when I can activate one of my finishers because of that. And my ghost archer, Gozer the Gozarian, is an invaluable assistant, especially when I want to go to ecto bars in downtown Galtrev.
I had to remind myself last night to “play in the now” instead of thinking about just how much content I had to get through before checking out Update 6’s new zone. I know I have plenty of time left before this fall’s expansion, so I’m expecting that April and May will be spent going through Isengard, with the summer devoted to the Great River and various side-projects (skirmishes and Virtues and the like).
Realm of the Mad God
After hearing some chatter on this over the past couple weeks, I gave Realm of the Mad God a try and found it… okay. On one hand, I like the retro pixel look and it’s easy enough to move and fight and level. Yet it’s also frustrating because you can only see a portion of the battlefield from top-down, and I wasn’t sure how you could group up with others and where to go. Maybe I should do a little more reading on the subject.
I’m not going to subscribe, but I was just way too curious about this game following the F2P announcement that I downloaded the trial and spent some time in the newbie zone. I probably only clocked an hour or so, but I have to say that the reports are true — it IS a very beautiful game with an excellent soundtrack, and I really would like to explore it in depth.
I rolled a Gnome Necromancer and am excited to start patching together her first undead abomination, but I guess that’s not coming for another couple of levels. Next time I log in, I’m going to go through the Diplomacy tutorial.
Guild Wars 2
Can I just say that after this past press beta weekend that I’m even more excited for this game than I was before, and leave it at that? I’ll leave it at that. /bouncing happily in my chair