I am having one of those mornings that I am simply struggling to find any inspiration to write. It’s been one of those weeks, namely because I am juggling a huge meeting load and feeling like I am accomplishing nothing in the process. When you have a few 30 minute blocks between the rest of your schedule being in meetings, it becomes really hard to make any headway in anything. However I guess that is what happens when you move up to management. The problem being that when I finally do get home I sort of revert to a gelatinous state and struggle to find any forward momentum in games either. As predicted my forward momentum in World of Warcraft has stalled quite a bit upon getting the flight unlock. I could in theory alt all the things… but instead I am largely just logging in each day and doing whatever faction based world quest there is for a shot at fury friendly legendary items.
A few days ago I had installed an addon called Leatrix Plus, which adds a bunch of quality of life improvements for World of Warcraft. Among the tweaks were a few settings that I figured were largely good ideas. The first being to accept invites to groups from the guild/friends, and the second being to accept summons from the guild/friends. Last night however I learned that maybe this is not the best idea to run with enabled. Now in my head I had completely forgotten that Wednesday was raid night. I mean it was one of those things that I was aware of, but not completely cognizant of. So I found myself after eating dinner logging in to do my daily run at legendaries, and like I often do alt tabbed to do something else while the game finished loading in. When I finally tabbed back I found myself in a raid and sitting at the Nighthold summoning stone. While afk I had apparently been invited to the raid group and summoned… and my handy little addon absolutely allowed myself to get trolled. I bowed out once I realized what had happened because honestly I am not ready for “serious mode” raiding.
After doing my nightly bombing run on a legendary, I wound up logging and digging into Star Wars the Old Republic. When I started the night I was sitting on Chapter XIII and managed to play my way through to a good ways into Chapter XVI. The whole chapter thing feels odd considering I am functionally doing the same thing as Netflix binge watching. Its hard for me to see where the seams normally would have been between chapters, but I guess the content is naturally released in a format that feels akin to how Final Fantasy XIV does. Looking at the Wiki page it seems like originally the content was released roughly a chapter a month between February and August of 2016, with the initial content providing the first nine chapters at release. The only negative about binging the content like this is that I am not really spending much time with any of my newly acquired companions, since for the most part each mission requires me to use a specific combination. Also the reveals are probably less dramatic than they would have been if I was being drip fed the content. Whatever the case I am still very much enjoying it, and some of the shit is getting weird. Going to be interesting to see what it is like to roll into the Eternal Throne content.