So, I had the day off work yesterday. I've got holiday to use up and so I took the day off to go to cambridge to see evath
in the evenings). It was a day of geeking since the pair of us had decided to take the day off to play World of Warcraft.
The new expansion had recently come out (just over a week ago now) and I'd barely had a chance to play it so we decided to get together for some co-operative antics. It was fun to do as I'd expected as well. I'd actually got down there the night before (wednesday night for those keeping track) and had food (BURGERS!) and chatted and played some of The Force Unleashed. The story looked really interesting but the gameplay seemed uninspiring. Probably doesn't help that the first time I picked it up was just before a mini-boss fight.
I had to go and turn on a jet engine to fire at some metal girder thing and then use my force to bend and break it to form a bridge. Between these two steps I had to fight a boss thing. Well, I might not have had to but he was there, it wasn't hard so I thought I might as well. It was all great and then I finished making the bridge. Then went to jump on it, missed and was reset all to the beginning of this. Twice more I had to do this process before I managed to actually make the jump I wanted to. The really silly thing is I'm not sure if I missed something that meant I didn't have to jump because it seemed really silly. So yeah, annoying gameplay but looked kind of fun. Annoying loading screens as well.My vague opinion was put into words by evath
who said "Its not a 40 pound game".
Anyway yesterday was spent playing wow. Getting our characters through a large chunk of one of the two starting zones that we'd not been to yet (howling fjord for those interested) and then andy decided to play a Death Knight for a bit so I made a new one and joined him as we both went through the death knight "starting experience". I really do love it. Its awesome.
The evening involved some rock band (kimholding
astounds me on the drums) where I was singing for large chunks or threatening to go home so I got to choose a lot of the songs. I'm not a great singer but I do enjoy it. :)
So that was my day of geekery. This weekend despite some of the plans I had in mind for it seems to be largely empty right now. My usual exalted game on sunday but that's it. Maybe I'll use the chance to catch up on some moving and tidying that I really need to be doing... That sounds like a constructive use of time. Tonight I suspect might be the elusive early night...