When I get to game, which is unfortunately pretty rare lately, I’ve been putting most of my time into WoW. The new levelling curve is incredibly fast, so even with my “maybe a few hours on a weekend day” play schedule, I’ve made it to 65. I’m pleased to note that, going through the level-up process, I was correct to remember that I’d be dressed approximately like a large, hairy, violent circus clown. I clearly remember, when Burning Crusade was released, thinking that it was a terrific level-up to gameplay even in the “level-up” mode. After the heavily revamped 1-60 game, Burning Crusade unfortunately shows somewhat as being the most outdated content available, so I can’t wait to move on to Northrend — which will be new ground to me, as I fell off the WoW-wagon in just a couple of days after the release of Wrath of the Lich King, and never even made it to the new areas then.
Almost needless to say, work has remained a steady and heavy time-consumer. You know you’re working in the right field when long hours and long weeks almost fail to register.
I’m about to experiment with a new strategy in EVE, involving wormhole space. My EVE business partner assures me that it’s a low-impact way to spend a few hours a month and make giant piles of ISK. EVE remains my favorite game that, in the end, I don’t really play. In any case, I feel morally obligated to share the end results of playing with the new avatar system for my two primary characters.
Outside of work and play, I’m getting a new project ready for public consumption. I don’t want to crow about it or put it in front of eyeballs until I’m sure I can devote the time to do a decent job, but I did want to mention it — if only to publicly declare my intent, for real, and hopefully shame myself into completion. (He says confidently, despite the abject failure of this strategy the last couple of times it was employed!) I will say that this time, I’m trying a social-media, non-game project. It’s good to keep in practice!