MMOs: Finding a Home of My Own

Ta-daaaaaaah! I’m back in the world of the living, after a week of getting re-used to long commutes, a 9-5 job, and being absolutely shattered. Back to normal, hurrah!

Now that I am not gaming during the day, I am looking at how to manage involvement in two simultaneous MMOs (with occasional forays into things like Guild Wars and Runes of Magic). Until I finish the contract position that I agreed to do, I won’t be doing an awful lot of either, but still I am trying to re-arrange things and change the way I’m approaching both games.

As much as I hate the thought of not having core “Raider” status in our Warcraft guild, I think I am ready to slip to more of a social status. The Type-A, have-to-succeed-at-all-costs side of me screams in pain at the thought of it, but I not only can’t, I don’t want to put in five nights a week at clearing raid content. At the same time, I have no idea what I would actually do. I know there are people who enjoy just levelling alts, dinking around, crafting and so on, but I’ve never been one of them. As soon as my first character was old enough, I was raiding, and haven’t stopped for too many years. Really, what could I have done with all of those nights? Written a novel? Built a multi-million dollar online business? Done a lot more going out and having fun with friends? Probably.  But it wasn’t a total loss. Anyway, I will try a definitely non-hardcore WoW existence as a casual player.

The shock may kill me yet.  :D

I’m still trying to find my way in EVE. My experience so far of solo PVP has been…well, sucktastic accurately describes it. It’s no fun having a little frigate dissolve in half a second like tissue paper…and yet I can’t afford to replace my better ships, so I don’t fly them. I suppose the solution to playing solo in EVE would be to take it easy and safe, as I have been, and as we become more financially stable in real life, buy Plex (or is it sell Plex? Anyway, take advantage of CCP’s take on RMT), so I can fly my fuckoff ships and replace them as needed.

I’d like to try exploration, especially with the new content that Apocrypha has brought.  Learning more about the booster trade would also be interesting…I quite fancy being a drug runner in EVE.  :)

And so things change…small amounts of time spent on this and that, dabbling rather than playing hardcore, trying to leave some time for artwork and the projects that I’ve wanted to do someday.



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