…and certainly never writes anything productive about WoW, or druids, or STUFF.
So instead, I’m going to do a recap of all the things I’ve been playing recently, as well as an update on my progress towards my pre-Mists goals, which I finally have a timeline on, since we have, you know, A RELEASE DATE!
SO! Did you know the Steam Sale happened? My wallet knew. Oh yes my wallet knew. As well as being incapable of curing that dreadful habit I have of buying things for people, I also picked up a huge number of games myself.
I’ve actually split my Steam games in to a variety of categories now. These are:
- this is for games I’ve basically “almost” finished – ie, completed the story line but not picked up all the easter eggs/hidden items, etc etc.
- This is currently almost empty – it just includes Alice: Madness Returns, Assassins Creed, Assassins Creed 2, Braid & Faerie Solitaire. YES A SOLITAIRE GAME. IT’S GOT A STORYLINE, OKAY.
- this is category number 2. Here are all the games that I have started and made decent headway through. I’m only ALLOWED (unless there are extenuating circumstances) to be playing these games at the moment. This is in an effort to try and get some games finished rather than starting more and more.
- this category includes;
And Yet It Moves (2/5…this bored me in all honesty – I think it went over my head a bit).
Bastion (4/5 – loving this. Genuinely a great, enjoyable little game but it doesn’t have much pull on me. I have no desire to play it for hours).
Cogs (4/5 – great little puzzle game but I did that thing where I got stuck on a level, shut it down and haven’t opened it since).
Crayon Physics Deluxe (4/5 – another awesome one that again I reached a struggle point on. I should just pick it up and power through).
Darksiders (5/5 – I love this game. I love the graphics, the styles, the combat and finishing moves, the works. All gorgeous. Again I struggled a bit and gave up…I’m so slack).
Galcon Fusion (3/5 – you know I have no idea if this game is even finishable. It doesn’t have much pull on it to be honest…it’s not really exciting enough to keep pulling me back in. I feel like I should be more interested).
Grand Theft Auto IV (5/5 – I love the GTA games, I really do, and I love Nico. He’s such an awesome protagonist. However I think the likelihood is when my PC changed, my save file got wiped. I’ll have to start from scratch which is what is holding me back to be honest).
Machinarium (4/5 – an amazing, amazing indie puzzle game that kept me utterly gripped…until I got stuck. I’m like a broken record).
Magicka (5/5 – I love this game, but I get the feeling it’s ten times more fun coop. I need to either force it on other people, or just…well. Force it on other people. I may just buy a four pack and distribute it amongst my L4D2 buddies).
PvZ (5/5 – I finished this, and then my PC got wiped. So it got downgraded from the 95% pile to the in progress pile, until I pull my finger out and whip through the story mode again.
Portal (5/5 – everyone knows the Portal games are amazing. I’ve still not finished this, however. I think I’m on one of the last levels though).
Portal 2 (5/5 – I haven’t started the single player story mode on this but I have completed all of the co op story, and had a really really good time doing it. It’s an awesome co op).
Psychonauts (5/5 – one of the best games of recent years, Psychonauts is just out and out AMAZING. Again, another game where my progress (about 75% through) got wiped on a PC re install.I had to start again so am now on the second “level”. I’m actually looking forward to playing through the crazy party girl level again, which I believe is next).
Torchlight (5/5 – Diablo remake yadda yadda yadda aside, Torchlight is amazing. I like it, and think it has the edge on Diablo for a variety of reasons – one, it’s a LOT easier, and to be honest, I like easy. Two, I like the cartooney graphics. Three, I like the pet mechanic. And Four, well it’s just awesome. I have finished the main “story arc” but I’m only level 32. I’ll knock it over to the “95% complete” section once I reach level 50, as from there on up it’s just grindy grindy really).
Trine 2 (5/5 – this only knocked itself into this section by proxy of being one of the thousands of games I bought in the Steam sale, and bought for two of my friends as well. Although we haven’t played as a 3 yet, I’ve played 3 hours with one friend and 1 hour with another. It didn’t get much easier on the second play through – whether that was because friend number 2 just threw himself around with reckless abandon, or because I’d already forgotten the first hour’s worth of puzzles, I don’t know. But regardless, it’s a fun little platformer, I like the pretty colours and environment and the fact that at the end of the day, it’s just a scrolling platformer with co op mode. Simple is best!).
Your Doodles Are Bugged (3/5 – things are bugged at the moment, as I tried to boot this up last night and just got out of range error after out of range error. If anyone knows how to fix that…well, I’d be very appreciative. the normal “force steam to boot it up windowed” thing didn’t work. This is a cute little puzzle game though and once I can get it open, I look forward to finishing it).
- this is my next category. These are the games I’ve started, and not got very far in. Once the “In Progress” category has been completed, I can move on to this category!
- this category includes:
Atom Zombie Smasher (41 minutes played – awesome awesome oh I’m stuck emo quit)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (69 mintues played – OMG AMAZING NEED A CONTROLLER. (now I own a controller))
Ben There, Done That (14 minutes played – got bored)
Blocks That Matter (8 minutes played – couldn’t work out the controls, emo quit)
Capsized (23 minutes played – creepy. Died. A lot. Emo quit)
Demolition, Inc (69 minutes played – just…got a bit dull.)
Dragon Age: Origins (2 hours played – got to the area where you first control a group of people. Got totally confused by the whole “pause and line up these actions” combat. Emo quit. PC install wiped save)
Eufloria (8 minutes played – “da fuq?”, log off)
Greed Corp (38 minutes played – it blew my old PC up. Not touched it since)
Half-Life (49 minutes played – “WHAT DA FUQ ARE THOSE CREATURES”, log off)
Limbo (8 minutes played – as with Capsized)
Orcs Must Die! (57 minutes played – got to one level, couldn’t get past it. Emo quit)
Osmos (45 minutes played – at which point I entered a trance like coma state and didn’t wake up for a month)
Recettear (35 minutes played – at which point I went…”what…what is the point of this?”)
Rock of Ages (23 minutes played – after which point I think I just got a little bored)
Saira (18 minutes played – after which point again, I just got a bit bored)
Tales of Monkey Islands: Chapter 1 (12 minutes played – apparently this is an amazing game. But the controls made my face hurt)
Toki Tori (19 minutes played – picked this up LAST big steam sale, was amazed by the whole thing but utterly sucked at it)
World of Goo (33 minutes played – another amazing puzzle game which I just didn’t have the time to start and follow through with).
- these games have their own little section. These ones can be played whenever and have most of my (excluding WoW of course) gaming hours racked up on them. These are the games with no end – the multiplayer, the FPS, etc etc.
- this category includes:
CoD MW 2 & CoD MW 3 Multiplayer – never played
Counter Strike, CS: Condition Zero, CS: Source – never played
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 16 hours played. I got stuck. On a dragon.
Left 4 Dead 2 – 39 hours played. I’ve killed a LOT of zombies.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V – 92 hours. Yes. 92. On Civ. Ouch.
The Sims 3 – 2 hours played.
Team Fortress 2 – 107 hours played. 107. Fuck.
Terraria – 14 minutes played.
So right there are all the games I’ve got that are looking interesting at the moment. The other category on my Steam list is the “Never Played” category, which contains a relatively long list of games, as you can see.
I recently bought an xbox 360 controller, so I can now play some of my very “consoley” games using a controller, like they’re meant to be played – Batman for example. I also really struggled with my Skyrim keybinds, so I’ll probably try that with a controller too.
So, that’s all my Steam games.
Other things I am playing at the moment are of course my two MMOs – Rift (where I have a level 26 cleric named Abygael and a level 9 Defiant mage whose name I forget) and WoW.
So, let’s mention that big daddy of games should we.
Some things aren’t going to happen pre-Mists – I’m not going to make it to top of the guild in achievement points. I’m missing 2 tiers of raiding’s worth of points basically. I am really aiming to catch up in Mists though. It’s a pointless pixellated crown I would like to hold.
Some things may happen – I’m still holding out hope for a 1550 rating in my 3v3 team.
AND some things really should happen. My horde project is pottering along nicely, I have a level 30 blood elf warrior, level 30 troll rogue and level 30 goblin hunter now, as well as a level 15 tauren paladin. That means I’m well over half way, with just the moo cow to get to thirty, followed by the orc shaman and then last of all, the undead mage. I’m getting a little bored of Northern Barrens, I have to say. I may do Azshara on the orc shaman.
So I should definitely finish the Horde project in time.
My final alliance character is also moving along nicely – I had no real plans for her, but she is sitting at level 64. Really hoping to get her up to 85 pre Mists now though.
My other big job right now is once again to go through my resource lists and update them – remove the ones who have stopped blogging and add all my new ones. Our guild is moving to a new forum soon, so I’m hoping to get them done over the next couple of weeks so that I can include them on the new forums too.
Anyway – that’s my big update, so you should see the new resource lists update coming through again soon, but it may take a while.
Bring on the next payday anyhow…I need me some Secret World, some GW2 and some Mists pre order!!