April in review
In retrospect, April wasn’t the amazing gaming month I had hoped it would be. It wasn’t terrible, but I’m feeling a little bit burned out by the routine and took a little break here and there from the norm. I definitely lost interest in Torment, ultimately it’s just not quite as gripping as Planescape was… would still be satisfying to finish, though.
In World of Warcraft, I ground enough Legionfall rep to get flying privileges back, which was certainly a highlight, and I also received my fourth legendary. I fiddled a little with a baby Undead Warlock, but nothing super-serious so far.
Most of my attention was given to my new Engineer in Guild Wars 2, which was quite enjoyable in a relaxed, getting-to-relearn-the-game way. I also wrapped up the epic story in the Wastes in LOTRO and turned my attention to doing the very involved scavenger hunts for the anniversary celebration.
The fun little surprise of the month was checking out Paragon Chat, the combat-free emulator of City of Heroes. In many ways, it was just like going back to an old favorite, and I enjoyed the birthday celebration with several other City of Heroes fans.
So what do I want to accomplish in May? I’m not looking at any huge game-changers right now, so I’ll probably be sticking with my current stable of three titles. In World of Warcraft, I should probably take a night or two to work on cleaning out my quest log, but I might be pulling away from this MMO for a bit while we’re in this post-patch lull.
In Lord of the Rings Online, I’ve decided not to kill myself on these scavenger cards. I’ll scale back to doing just one per year for the rewards, run the anniversary gifts quests for easy tokens twice a week, and otherwise continue my adventures with Bingo Boffin.
Guild Wars 2? I would be pretty happy if I got through the personal story on my Engineer and maybe the Season 1 recap. Do more zones. Make some money. Maybe find a good guild, I’m still searching for one.
Otherwise, I am feeling more convicted to get back into my Try It Tuesday series and explore around in some other titles, even if it is just for a day. I am quite enjoying my Knights of the Old Republic II playthrough, so expect that to continue as well. Maybe I’ll even fiddle about in SWTOR as well as a result?