As the weekend comes to a close here at the — almost literal — 11th hour, I’m curious to hear about the games YOU played. I think my time was quite obviously spent in ECO, which is an immersive and realistic sandbox building/surviving game. The Keen and Graev Community has our very own server that we actively play on and maintain, which has been the crucial component of how much fun I’ve been having.
While ECO can absolutely be played solo (crank up those skill gain modifiers, though), the true experience is felt when you play with friends and others. On servers where you don’t know or trust others, you might want to build a contract board and set up a shop to sell your goods. On servers like ours where we’re all just playing to have fun and enjoy the game, we’ve taken on a communal (we jokingly call it socialism) approach. Each experience — solo, random people, and friends — provide a unique play-through.
On our server, the meteor will hit in 25 days. Does that mean if we live or die that we’re done? Far from it. Our server will likely live on for a short period of time after those 30 days are up, and then transition into something featuring mods and more expanded types of gameplay.
In other news, I’m continuing my Monster Hunter World playthrough with Graev. On Saturday we clocked 4 hours, which is still a huge investment for me to make and not to be taken lightly. I’m still very much enjoying the game and the Lance weapon. We’re in high-rank gameplay now and working our way toward optimizing armor (or even obtaining pieces we want) while having fun hunting.
What was your weekend gaming experience like?