Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bored to Oblivion

Once again I hit that mark where I start to get restless in EQ2. Kunark was a bit disappointing. We finished all content in less than three weeks. Spell upgrades were so minor that in most cases I just held on to my previous version spells rather than waste the money. No dropped armor upgrades were to be found so I purchased a crafted set. So at 80 my Mystic is only in slightly better shape than she was at 70 and I'm just not inspired to play her. Also with mob difficulty cranked up so high, it's impossible to duo any dungeons here, even those eight levels below.

So while out getting some toys for my son I took a peek at the PC single-player game offerings. I am really behind the times when it comes to single-player games. They're usually too expensive and I don't recall buying any since Civilization I (I loved that game!). I always heard good things about The Elder Scrolls series and saw Oblivion on sale so picked a copy up as a Christmas present to myself. I also saw Fear at even less cost which seemed to be more up my husband's alley so picked that up as well.

For the most part I'm enjoying it, although it's not one of those games that compels me to play for long stretches. I'm still trying to get the hang of targeting. There is no crosshair or lock on targets so I'm swinging at what's in front of me. Unfortunately, I killed one of the good guys who stepped in front of the goblin and soon thereafter I was thrown in jail. I've been arrested three times now and have since had all sorts of shady characters approach me with various offers. My poor elf, whom I thought would be a nice girl, has developed quite a nasty reputation for herself.

A few times out of the corner of my eye I'd catch my husband jumping while playing Fear. He absolutely loved it but already completed it. Another reason I hate paying for these things. That one would keep me awake at nights so I'll just stick with Oblivion.

So for now I'll be tinkering with alts in EQ2 and exploring the world of Oblivion. Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Hopefully, 2008 will bring some more MMO fun our way.


Jan said...

My Christmas was great! Hope that you and your loved ones also enjoyed it :-)

And btw: Civ I is also my most favourite game!

Best wishes from Hamburg, Germany

Bildo said...

Oblivion is much better when modded. :) Find some good ones out there and I think there is even one that makes friendly fire impossible. That is one of the most annoying aspects of the game.

I'd suggest also, not playing the storyline right away. Spend some time exploring, doing Guild Quests and whatnot. The story is interesting, but if you're like me you'll beat it in around 20-30 hours and then not care about the side stuff enough to do it.


Aspendawn said...

I took a glance at some mods but hadn't come across that one. Will have to dig a little deeper. Thanks for the tip!