Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Many months ago, I ordered the Halo 3 Legendary Edition for my son. At the time neither one of us was planning on him moving so far from home. So I am going to be the proud owner of Halo 3. I have to tell you, I have never played a game like this before. I am your basic Fantasy RPG player. Give me a Half-Elf with a bow over a Human with a gun anytime! My Halo 3 should be arriving at the beginning of next week and off I go on a new gaming adventure.
Stay tuned, I will let you know how it goes!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
My favorite game is down. From what I can piece together,(I have beenbusy with real life and missed the messages) it has been down since late yesterday pacific time. I know that contrary to popular opinion the people responsible for keeping things running smoothly, did not decide to take the day to have a picnic at Balboa Park, (though the thought of Grimwell standing in the in the beer line cracks me up for some reason)!! They are working hard to get things up and running. Cause that is what they do and they are very good at it.
I am not a coder. Back in my early days of computing, I had to type code into a computer to get it to play a game or run an application. I am not talking massive code just a page or so and that made me crazy. One simple typo would take hours to find. I can hardly imagine what it must be like to work on code as massive as EQ2. My hat is off to everyone at SOE that works hard to keep me enjoying their game and for giving me time to play with my dogs and blog and catch up on the TV shows I have missed.
PS Grim have one for me!!!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The one reason I am really on the fence with it is because people I would be grouping with are now playing a card game!! It is hard enough sometimes to get a group going and now people are all lost in LoN. I do have to admit I like the loot cards that can be claimed as in game items. I have the cloak that shrinks me and as a ratonga I come up to the knee of a Kerran I know.
Once I understand the game better I will chat about it again.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wish me luck!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I met people in my Everquest guild that ended up working for SOE. Those people moved to the Everquest II team. I got invited to Friends and Family beta and I never went back to Everquest. I loved everything about Everquest II, the gameplay, the quests, the graphics, interacting with the development team, the very experienced gamers I met. Everquest II has come a long way since those days. So have the people I met. Some still work on EQII, some still work at SOE but on different games or in different areas of SOE, some moved to other game studios. Some of the players I met are not playing games at all. Some are. Through those people I have grown and I thank them!! They have touched my life and I have learned so much.
The people I met dragged me off to other online games, Dark Age of Camelot, Guild Wars, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Vanguard, RF Online, Asheron’s Call, Matrix Online and a few others that seem to have floated out of memory. We also talked about single player games and console games. I have played my fair share of both. I have to admit the RPG is my favorite genre. I so enjoy getting lost in a game and exploring every hill and dale, but I am expanding. With my journey into Matrix, I decided I like shooting things!! I look forward to the launch of The Agency. I may even branch out and try other first person shooters that I have been avoiding.
I do have to say, I am looking forward to any and all information that is going to dribble out of 38 Studios. I am familiar with the work of some of their starting development team and I am very anxious to see what they do!! Good luck guys and hurry I am not getting any younger!!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Things have come a long way since those days. I do give credit for the rest of my gaming career to my son. He wanted a Nintendo for Christmas one year. I watched him play for a long time, never giving it a try. What mom played games? My husband was in the Navy and I found it hard to sleep the first couple of weeks he was out to sea, so I started playing games. I do not even remember the names, only that I had a lot of fun and my son's friends got a big kick out of telling others that I was level 99!! Then as the years progressed so did games and consoles and PC's. My son found online gaming in the form of The Realm, at the time Sierra published it.
Back then we only had one computer. Oh how we fought over whose turn it was to play. Needless to say it was not long before I bought a second computer. Then stories started circulating about a new game called Everquest and how it was going to be the mother of all MMO's. We all could not wait and when it was finally released, we were not disappointed. My son played on one server; I played on another. We had met new friends in Realm. We were still able to compare what we did and even had some competiton going. I am still playing SOE games all these years later. I am playing others too. Our house has come a long way from our first Nintendo. Now we have 3 desktops, 3 laptops, Wii, Xbox, Xbox360, PS2, PS3, DS, and PSP. They are all purchased by me, I am the avid gamer in the house. My husband rarely plays anything and he hates MMO's with a passion. Yes, I do know it is usually the reverse!! Even my daughters' friends think it is cool that I play games. I am their hero!!
Am I the greatest gamer in the world? Hardly. I just want to write about games that I play and why I enjoy them. I hope to get others my age at least interested in the possibility of gaming. It is a fun pastime and a great way to meet other people I would not normally have ever had the pleasure of meeting!!