The big theme of the month was “Final Fantasy,” since I got bit by that bug for some reason. I started playing through Final Fantasy IX on my tablet (the first time I’ve touched that game since my first on the PlayStation) and subbed up to a month of Final Fantasy XIV to see what there was to see. It was pleasant but perhaps not sticky enough to keep me around.
World of Warcraft’s gold making enterprise continued, with just a few tweaks and some throttling back on the time I was spending. I did make enough gold for three WoW tokens and managed to pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth for free because of it. I focused on my Hunter and Death Knight, trying to level up their order hall champions and clear out their quest logs, to varying success.
It was time to say goodbye to Lord of the Rings Online, at least for a while. Mordor had beaten me into the ground and I realized this month that I had so little interest in logging in to see it through — even with the promise of Northern Mirkwood ahead of me.
I only played a handful of Dungeons and Dragons Online sessions this month, but I had fun doing so with friends and solo. I’ve been dawdling in House K, trying to wrap up these last few quests, and I finally dinged level 10 on my Artificer.
I followed through on my promise to give Closers a look, but found it really awkward and not that interesting at all.
While I didn’t achieve my goal of finishing up Knights of the Old Republic 2, I did get through an astounding two (2) planets, which is kind of a record for me and this game. The end is in sight!
In the latter days of the month, I gave in and purchased Rimworld, and there went all my free time.
There are two big releases this month that I’m tracking: Sea of Thieves and Shroud of the Avatar. I will most definitely be playing and blogging about the first, although the second still has me on the fence. I think I need to properly evaluate it, though.
There’s also the RIFT Prime server launch on March 7th, and I’m totally game for that. Kind of wish I didn’t have to subscribe, but I guess that’s the whole point here.
I’m going to continue working on shoring up my two main World of Warcraft characters as I try to get them ready for Battle for Azeroth. I keep kicking around the idea of rolling up a Priest, but I don’t know when I’d have time for it. I would like to make at least two WoW tokens during the month.
Once I finish up House K in DDO, I’m going to scoot on over to the Mists of Ravenloft content (if I can buy it… I should look into that) and get my horror on.
Again, I want to finish up KOTOR 2 and start a new retro gaming series. I haven’t decided what yet, though.
I’ll also be giving Villagers and Heroes on the iPad a try. I’d love this to take off!
If Project Gorgon does indeed go into early access, then that probably sounds the starter’s pistol for me.