A Random Night of MMO Gaming
This past week I had a rather odd night of gaming. I sent an email to a friend the next morning detailing it, and in re-reading the email I thought it showed exactly what kind of “Nomadic Gamer” that I am, so you get to read it now too:
Watched tv with the wife until 10. Mucked about on the internet until about 11. Finally decided to actually log in to a game and settled on. . . . . EQ2 for the 1st time in over a year. Looked at my coercer and while the thing said “your AA was all reset” my AA’s were all still in place. It also said I was awarded 25 bonus AA, and then to top it off sometime between the last time I logged in and last night they re-balanced the AA curve so I had another 71 AA’s I could assign to boot.
Once I got the additional 96 AA’s done, I looked at my gear since I was getting a lovely message saying “some of your gear is locked” and well….. let’s just say if I took all of my gear off it wouldn’t have made any difference to my stats – every last piece of gear I have is legendary or fabled on the coercer. I actually ran a lot of instances on that toon back in the day, though apparently since I really haven’t played for 3 expansions, the level 90 mastercrafted gear is better than my legendary drops from the hardest instances in Paineel. Gotta love gear creep, no?
Options to unlock gear are: buy an unlock token for 40 station cash, or a pack of 5 for 150. Since I have 21 gear slots locked, I’d need 640 SC just to unlock the current gear and. . . meh. Other option is to sub. Also meh. Camped to desktop and found that somehow I’ve lost 2 character slots, so while the toons are still in the selection screen, they show locked since they’re over my limit. Apparently re-subbing would open them back up. Said “meh” to myself and exited the game. No point in playing if you have “no gear,” ya know?
Logged in to Vanguard next. 12 character slots for free, and I’m even using 8 of them, but 7 of those toons are still in various stages of the Isle of Refuge. Didn’t initially see my druid toon, so opened up the character creator and. . . all race/class restrictions are gone. Nice! But then I didn’t feel like bothering to make a character and didn’t remember what all was in my list anyway and didn’t want to make a dupe, so…. back out. Realized that I needed to scroll the list and oh look there’s the druid. Logged it in. Level 9 and I have 2 buffs, a self-heal, and 3 attack spells. Wow, that’s refreshing after logging in to EQ2 and having 96 hotbar slots open and about 90 of them actually filled. . . . . .
Ran to a mob area and killed a few, but then was tired so I exited out and went to bed. This was about midnight. Woke up at 3:24 with a headache. Tried to simply go back to sleep but just couldn’t get comfortable, so got up, went to the bathroom, took some Tylenol, and mucked about on the internet until about 6 when I decided to see if I could get into SWTOR. But ran into the same issue as the last time I tried to log in – they don’t log in with email address anymore, but account name, and I don’t have the 1st clue as to what my account name is. Clicked the “forgot my account name” button and it said “okay, sending you an email” but it never showed.
Decided to log in to Rift, but while the launcher opened fine and updated, when I clicked “Play” it crashed. Repeatedly. Went to the Rift forums and apparently for Win7 x64 people, a security update that M$ pushed out on Tuesday is the culprit. Uninstalled that and then Rift launched. Played my level 14 rogue in order to get it to 15 so I can transfer it off of Faeblight. I don’t recall why I wanted to free up a slot, but do recall that since I’d made the 28 slot bags for the toon that were now character-bound I wanted to transfer it, not delete it. So it’s now level 15, but haven’t transferred it or anything yet, becuz as I was getting ready to do that. . . [My 3-yr old daughter] woke up and it was 7:20-ish anyway, so time for me to get up too.
3:15 of sleep last night, and I don’t know why. I never get headaches, so to wake up with one. . . . too weird.