The other day I talked about how the three plus year streak has been looming over my head like this impassable object. After long thought I’ve decided that the sooner I break it the better, and as a result I will not be making posts this weekend. I mean that is in part a lie since I will be posting over on AggroChat Sunday morning in the form of our weekly episode. However tomorrow morning I am going to chill out, and eat my breakfast in peace with zero thought of what the hell I am going to post that morning. That is at least the theory… I have a feeling that in practice it is going to be a lot harder to NOT post than it is to post. The end goal is basically to reach a point where I am posting a new post every workday morning, so I can continue the routine of drink coffee and write about stuff. That means weekends and holidays I get to myself, or more than likely it just means I start gaming a little earlier on those days. My hope is that some time off is actually going to present topics that I want to talk about, rather than trying to wrack my brain for a new post.
I have to tell you I am a little nervous about this “new experiment” following up the previous “grand experiment”. It makes solid sense to just post week days since those are the days that folks generally read on. However at this point I am just used to the comfortable routine. So in theory the next time you will hear from me is Monday morning. As far as my weekend plans… I think I have a pretty chill one ahead of me. Tonight may or may not be a thoroughly awkward family dinner, largely because I have not decided if I am actually going or not. We just had one of these a few weeks back, but there is a family member in town that folks have not seen in some cases years… so folks are pulling together an impromptu dinner. Past that I am hoping the report of non-stop rain is exaggerated and I get to spend a little time out on the back porch. I have bubbles that need blowing. Last weekend I went to a birthday/adoption party and they had bubbles for the kids… and it made me remember just how damned much I love blowing bubbles. So I bought myself a small bottle of the soapy mess for hanging out on the back porch. Viva adulthood and the ability to buy your own damned toys!
Light Level Cap
It has been a little over a month since I last set foot in the Kings Fall raid, or at least it seems like it. There was a bit of a change around that ended up with Squirrel trying to start an earlier raid team beginning at 8 pm which is more sane and rational for those of us who get up at 5 in the morning for work. However that never really took off in the fashion that we had hoped, and it also lead for the official “rookie” raid night to get moved to Wednesdays. As a result of this switcheroo I simply didn’t raid for several weeks, and this week was my first time signing up again largely on the promise of a “guaranteed” 335 artifact from the War Priest Challenge Mode. Unfortunately that Guarantee like oh so many things in Destiny, was not really set in stone and I wound up getting yet another damned 334 item. I did however have a lot of fun running the raid, and after some time away from it all of the jumping puzzles that stress me out so much didn’t seem quite so bad. I even managed to run the orb on sisters without screwing up too badly.
Last night Squirrel, Jex and I had what has become somewhat of a tradition… a night of Challenge of Elders and whatever the hell else any of us happened to need. So on paper this should have been one of the easiest weeks, with precision shot bonus experience. However in many cases we struggled to survive and I think it was largely the inclusion of “fresh troops” into the mix. I died so damned many times last night, and we were just shy of being able to get to the 90,000 bonus in two rounds. I would have felt bad about my performance were it not for the fact that both Jex and Squirrel died quite a bit as well. The frustrating thing about CoE is it has become one of those “unskippable” activities each week because it is one of the few reliable means of getting 335 loot. I say that… however almost every single item I got this week was a damned 334, which is completely maddening. There seems to be some bug that hits where instead of giving you upgrades it starts giving you side grades. That said I did manage to get a Titan Mark as end of match loot, and then after CoE we went to the Dreadnaught for some Court of Oryx. After summing three Tier 3 events… the final one dropped my 335 Artifact taking me to the current light level cap. This is extremely exciting for me, because this represents the first time in my history playing this game that I have EVER been capped on light. Special thanks to Squirrel, Jex, Wet and the entire Axioma Clan for helping me get here.