Sorry for the slow few days around here. We’ve actually been *gasp* playing games.
The Elder Scrolls Online
ESO launched two days ago, and I’m actually having more fun than I thought I would. No that’s not an April Fool’s day psych-out. I think it’s partially how we’re going about things. Three days in we are still only level 8. We are going really, really slow. I long for the days when I could play 10 hours at a time — those are my weekends — but playing slow has helped avoid the burnout. ESO is quest-heavy leveling. The quests themselves are 85% boring and “go here do this” lead you by the nose stuff, but you don’t get lead one quest to the next — that’s part is less linear. If I can actually get to 10, we’ll be able to PvP! Stay tuned.
We are making a serious push to stream more of the games we play and even upload to Youtube. I got Graev a microphone, the new Playstation Gold headset, and a Live Gamer Portable. He better stream or I’ll kick his butt.
Look for his streams every morning between 9am-12pm pacific time. He’ll most likely be streaming a lot of Xbox One Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. Then look for me to stream in the evenings. Probably a lot of ESO and EQ Next Landmark. You can find our stream on Twitch.tv or on our stream page here on the blog. Be sure to follow us to know when we go live!
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
Graev and I picked up RoS and started completely new characters. We’re now on Act 5 and just (minor spoilers) beat Adra. So far so good. I think Diablo 3 has been patched for the better over the past year, especially in loot patch 2.0. The legendary loot drops are pretty sweet now that they have been tuned to give you pretty much a guaranteed drop every 2-3 hours. Each boss you kill for the first time is also a guaranteed drop. We’ll write up more formal thoughts once we finish the campaign and run some of the new Rift and Bounties.
It’s still, hard as it tries, not Diablo 2 . Really fun though, and much improved. Now that I think about it… D3 is probably awesome on consoles. More on that in the D3 post to come.
So many games…
Aside from Diablo 3 and Elder Scrolls, I’m also enjoying the heck out of Landmark. I claimed an awesome bit of open land where I’m going to build a a Harvest Moon style farm (pictures coming soon!). It’s an awesome piece of property overlooking a lake and the ocean on a flat hilltop. Man I love Landmark. I’m also wanting to jump in and play more Albion Online, some original EverQuest, and Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. Sheesh, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.