I’m bored, and I’m dodging the task of writing a bit of my new story idea by writing something here, instead. A whole lot has happened, but nothing of great importance in the grand scheme of things, so I’ll just summarize here:
1. I canceled GameTap, and, therefore, Myst Online. I figured, hey… I don’t play it. The only time I ever think of playing it is when there’s an episode, but even then, I mostly just check MystLore for the latest update from those who are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I don’t have to sit there, logged in to the City 24/7 to catch some story myself. Granted, I dabbled in the Ages, though I wasn’t too impressed with Ahnonay lacking the lever to make the whole thing single-player capable. Forcing me to play with other people so I can work out my theories isn’t my idea of fun. Some people like to work together, and some people don’t. Personally, I prefer to work alone. I’ve been blasted for complaining about it, but I really don’t care. Playing with people is not my idea of fun. Tough luck if you see differently, and don’t like me saying so. On the bright side, you won’t have “crazy GS” wandering around, and I’m saving 10 dollars a month and nearly 10GB of disk space, and I don’t get to hear the hypocrites tell me I’m too obsessive over World of Warcraft.
2. With my canceling of GameTap, I decided to take that moment to purchase the remaining two Guild Wars expansion packs. I now have Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall, and Eye of the North. I must say, after taking a break and clearing my preconceptions about the thing, I’ve found it to be far, far more fun than I remember. Maybe I was listening too much to that one guy who hates it so much? I don’t know, but it’s fun now, and Capella made a new guild a while back, so I’ve joined that, and I’ve been playing with her! (Finally! I get to play with someone who isn’t all-for-it one minute and then completely adverse to the idea the next!)
3. For Christmas, my brother bought me a World of Warcraft character transfer. We were talking about Warcraft and how much we both dislike Normal realms and how irritating our guild on Kilrogg was, advertising aid for anything to anyone who would join, and then turning around and yelling at us to never expect help, and then running off to the latest maximum level instance. (Excuse me? We’re just asking for help like you said you’d offer. It’s not my fault when I expect some follow through with your promises.) Anyway… I digress. My brother mentioned that he was looking into transferring his main character on Kilrogg to the new RP realm we’ve been playing, and he said he’d be willing to transfer my character, too, if I wanted, if I would help him with the Outlands. My initial reaction? “Nah!” But then I started thinking… I have a maximum level character wasting away on Kilrogg, because there’s simply no point in continuing on a realm that does nothing but raid all day! So… I gave in, sold the equipment on all my other characters, transferred the assets to my 70, and shipped her over to the new realm, all in about 10 minutes! Let me tell you… There’s actually a point to playing on that character now! And no more annoying guild. (I’ll bet they don’t even notice I’m gone.)
4. I got the new Halo 3 soundtrack and, maaan… So gooood. All the tracks I wanted out of the game and on a CD are there. O’Donnell can read minds, he can. And he makes kick-butt music. Like I said before, Halo music isn’t some stupid, stereotypical, repetitive, tense, first-person-shooter music… It’s a REAL soundtrack, with REAL emotions. Not just… anger. There was someone, once, who told me that Martin seemed really uppity and arrogant about his music, and that this particular someone didn’t really like him… But, hey, the way I see it, he deserves some renown for this stuff. I’d be kind of proud of this music if I was the one behind it, too.
Alright, well, that’s probably plenty of things for now. Like I said, it’s been a busy week since I got out of college, in a way, but not really anything of a serious nature, and now! I go to poke around at writing a little bit of this story idea I have floating in my head… I had so many ideas floating around in my head yesterday that I was getting a headache. A sure sign I need to put some of it on paper.