Rough Times in the Stonefalls

I have been having a blast in ESO since my move to the Ebonheart Pact and joining up with an awesome guild there. My playtime has not been with out frustration though. I am having an in-game identity crisis. I am having trouble finding a character/build I want to stick with for the long haul.

So far I’ve played two characters through the first zones and into Deshaan. Shortly after finishing the first set of quests there I have gotten the urge to try a different character. I’ve also got a third character to level 10 and have parked it in Cyrodiil, but have not touched it since.

There are just so many options and viable build combinations in ESO that I don’t know what I want to devote a ton of time to. This is somewhat normal for me as I will usually bounce around various characters for the first 4-6 months in a new MMO before deciding which class gets the greenlight for consumption of my soul.

Next up is a Nightblade tank build I’ve been messing with on ESOHead, I just need to come up with a good solid name for him – I’ll need him to have one to aid in any character attachment that may happen.

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Are You a Gamer?

Yes.

If you play games and someone thinks otherwise and that bothers you, fuck em! Who cares what they think anyway.

If you play games and you don’t think you’re a gamer? Too bad. Just play your games and don’t worry about it. It’s a simple fucking word.

TL:DR: Play your Candy Crush Saga and shut up.

Gaming Questions

I found this questionnaire via Contains Moderate Peril. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything so I figured I would answer it, to give my 3 readers something to look at for 2 minutes.

When did you start playing video games? When I was in Elementary School is the earliest I can recall. In the 80s.

What is the first game you remember playing? Some math game on an old Mac computer at school. You know the black and green screen? Maybe it was Oregon Trail.

PC or Console? I’ve played both quite a bit, but these days it’s mostly PC.

XBox, PlayStation, or Wii? Playstation

What’s the best game you’ve ever played? Knights of the Old Republic

What’s the worst game you’ve ever played? Oh man… What’s that fucked up one where you roll around collecting things? Katamari or something. That gets my vote.

Name a game that was popular/critically adored that you just didn’t like. WoW. I wanted to play it. It just didn’t do anything for me.

Name a game that was poorly received that you really like. Spore is the first one that comes to mind.

What are your favourite game genres? MMORPG

Who is your favourite game protagonist? FemShep, or Earthworm Jim. Haha

Describe your perfect video game. LOTRO before they fucked it up (HD ruined it, but let’s say Pre-Isengard)

What video game character do have you have a crush on? I’ve never met a video game character worthy of that sort of emotion.

What game has the best music? LOTRO, Riders of Rohan soundtrack is AMAZING.

Most memorable moment in a game: The big reveal in KOTOR.

Scariest moment in a game: All of the original Resident Evil when you’re 12-13 years old.

Most heart-wrenching moment in a game: When you think you accidentally deleted the wrong save or character

What are your favourite websites/blogs about games? Does my own count?

What’s the last game you finished? Technically? The main story line in Elder Scrolls Online. For a game with an ending? Hmmmm. I don’t recall.

What future releases are you most excited about? Star Citizen

Do you identify as a gamer? I identify myself as a lot of things.

Why do you play video games? For the epic loots!

 

Moving to the Ebonheart Pact

Over the weekend I made a huge decision regarding the future of my ESO career. I am leaving the Daggerfall Covenant and will be giving Ebonheart Pact characters 100% focus. The guilds I was playing with are too quiet or inactive and I set out to find a new one. I had recently just started a new toon on the EP side, as that was where I wanted to play in the first place, and ended up submitting an application to the Debaucherous Tea Party guild. Sound’s right up my alley!

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My new toon is a heavy armor wearing, two hand sword swinging Sorcerer who dabbles a bit in Storm Calling, and will likely pick up a bow in a few levels when the weapon swap becomes available. Sigvar the Axe will be recreated and cloned, for the EP side, and plans for an NB healer are in the works too.

I will miss a handful of the TOG folks I was playing with, but the interaction was too few and far in between to anchor me there.

#ElderScrollsOnline #EbonheartPact #Blaugust (Since I don’t play by the rules, I am not actively doing 1 post a day for Blaugust, but I’m tagging this shit anyway)

Gaming Troubles

I’ve been running into a lot of road blocks when it comes to getting in game time lately…

#Firefall

Looks awesome, can’t play it. I can’t get past the log in screen. I put my user name and password and the text field boxes just blink red at me. No error, no message, nothing. To their credit, Firefall staff have been very prompt in attempts to help, however we’re yet to come to a working resolution. I’ve logged a little over a half hour in Firefall according to steam, just sitting on the log in screen.

 

#ArcheAge

Looks awesome, but lacking any semblance of entertainment. The game certainly is beautiful, if you hide all the shit on the screen with the UI toggle key. Combat so far seems lacking, but not exactly sure how so. It just seems sort of clunky and the animations I’ve seen so far are pretty uninspiring. Right now I am really glad I did not spring for one of the early access/founders packs. Also, what the hell is up with the eyebrow-penciled on beards? There are two sexes in this game, females and females with out boobs. Fucking lame.

 

#ElderScrollsOnline

I am finding it quite difficult lately, in that the social aspect of the game has been just absolutely dead. The only guild activity I have is from a bunch of random folks in a random trade guild I joined. My friends from ToG seem to be mostly gone or missing, and the ones left don’t talk much. Same for the HS group of people. I have not even seen the one remaining Stalwart buddy on the last 3 or 4 times I’ve logged in.

On top of that some current personal struggles have caused me to have to put my subscription on hold (next months fees coming at a totally inopportune time in August for me). Hopefully will be able to re-up in a couple weeks after I get some things settled.

Update: I no longer have to let my account lapse for a few weeks.