Friday, August 23, 2013

Not So Long Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...

My return to The Old Republic has been wonderful.  Bioware has done a great job polishing the experience and rounding out the edges of the free to play conversion.  There is a lot of negative blather on the internet about the game, but I've found the people that play it, of which there are a great many, have a positive outlook on the game, and enjoy their time there.

When I'd originally played SWTOR before, I'd spent most of my time as a Sith Juggernaut.  I left that character around level 40.  Instead of jumping back into a higher level character in the middle of a story I don't really remember, I decided to start a new character.  I settled on the Sith Sorcerer.  I always end up wanting to heal anyway so this seemed like a good investment.  It's been a great way of easing back into the game and the numerous changes that have been implemented since I left (Yay group finder!).  I'm also really enjoying the Inquisitor story.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Return to Space... and my blog

I recently lost a job that had kept me travelling, and since my financial future isn't in any immediate peril, I plan on enjoying the free time my new job affords me.

Eve Online's latest expansion, Odyssey, revamped exploration in some very significant ways.  It's both more accessible and more fully featured now.  I've had a lot of fun getting back into eve with these changes.

Minmatar ships being my vessels of choice I head out into the unknown piloting the well named "Probe" in search of lost riches.  The first step in becoming a wealthy explorer is getting learning to scan down these elusive sites.  The interface takes a little getting used to, but it does provide a great deal of information, like most of Eve.