Keen – GW2 ramblings and Steam Sale backlog
I thought I was sure about playing a Ranger when GW2 launches, but this weekend has thrown a wrench in my plans. I blame the structure PvP — battlegrounds — for my flip-flopping. Classes behave so different when put in an isolated frag box. There is a ‘best spec’ and a ‘best team comp’ for winning tournaments. I’m told it’s just like the original Guild Wars, and I can say from experience it’s similar if not worse than WoW’s Arena min-maxing.
I think what I’m going to do is forget I ever played in battlegrounds. I had fun — lots of fun — but there was another side to it of frustration thinking about how it’s unfortunate you can’t win a tournament without a a particular class in your group or even being in your group can be a detriment. I love the Ranger in PvE and in WvW. Maybe I’ll just leave it at that and have fun.
The Steam sale has decimated my funds. I bought the Batman Franchise 88% off then picked up the Fallout New Vegas pack that came with all the DLC and saving a fortune. I also bought Arma 2: Combined Ops because it was 40% off and I want to give DayZ a try. This has officially created the biggest backlog I’ve ever had, and ensures I will not be bored one minute until GW2 launches.
Graev – Skylanders, Kingdom Hearts, and adventure games
I played Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and prepared myself for Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance by finishing off loose ends with the Kingdom Hearts franchise. I put in about 15 hours getting ready this week.
I’m still on my adventure game kick. I played and beat Back to the Future, and I’m working through Sam and Max seasons 1 and 2 (which I’ve already played in the past) as a refresher so that I can play season 3 for the first time.
Keen and I also played Skylanders a bit this week prepping for Skylanders Giants in the Fall. I’m leveling up some Skylanders that I want at max level for Giants, and finishing up some expansion pack content.
Last but not least, I just started playing Final Fantasy Theatrhythm. It’s a lot of fun and very nostalgic. It has music from the first 13 FF games and, like the title alludes, it’s a rhythm game. It’s the first 3DS game to have paid DLC.