Despite all evidence to the contrary, I am, in fact, not dead. As some may remember, several months ago I set off across the country in search of adventure, setting aside gaming for awhile to focus on things like finding a job and growing a new group of friends in a far away place. This all went a little too well, and I found myself working a lot of hours with a longer commute (at a tech blog, of all places) and dedicating far too much of my free time hanging out with new friends. For a time, I set aside MMOs, aiming to replace them with games using quicker content delivery like Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm. I still have no idea why I thought that would work, but I’m sure it surprises absolutely no one that I’ve returned to MMOs.
I’m currently playing Guild Wars 2, of all things – a decision largely motivated based on hype for the upcoming expansion and the decision to embrace the filthy casual I have become (though I’m getting better at managing my time, so I don’t believe the status will stick for long). I already have a Hobo Gamer article for it in the works, which is proving a bit challenging, as I’d like it to be equally useful as an overview for both potential returning players and people who know absolutely nothing about the game. Hopefully it doesn’t end up as a directionless, schizoid mess that totally fails at both.
Once I’ve wrapped that up, well –
There’s more to come.