I keep meaning to write a new post but I just have been slammed at work. It is funny because I am really not all that busy at home, but I just cannot write there. Maybe it is the desk situation. Not sure.
Now that I have internet access at work again I have gotten caught up on almost all the blogs I read. I know that I missed a bunch (google reader only holds the last 30 days worth of posts) left over from when I first moved but I am not really all that worried.
I’ve toyed with doing the whole 20 days of posting or the then and now posts, but ultimately I think I am just a bit too lazy. I wanted to chime in about the bitchiness of people causing problems in the blog-o-sphere, but since I don’t particularly like that person it would be very one sided and probably get me blackballed (like I’m not already at this point) so I guess I can keep my mouth shut.
Yes it is possible! Bite me!
I’ve been lucky with my first midwest winter. I think we had a total of a week of snow for the entire winter. I think the longest stretch the snow lasted was 2 days. I keep joking that this is just Ohio messing with me. Luring me into a false sense of security with this “mild” winter weather and making me think this is how winter is. Just so it can laugh at me when the next winter is nothing but blizzards and ice storms. I know how things operate!
My new job is going splendidly for those of you who are curious. I am awesome, as per usual (I tell my boss this every day btw) and rocking the place. Other than the older lady (who is a bigger bitch than I could EVER be) everyone here is pretty awesome. I do feel short though. My boss and the Jr. partner are both well over 6 feet tall. The other office guy (who is my age) is like 3 or 4 inches taller than me too. Even bitchy old bitch is almost 6 feet tall. I’m 5’5″ 1/2 and I feel like a midget! Totally not cool.
I had intended to start working on my dorf warlock over in Crits N Giggles, but Slice decided to quit his Mass Effect 3 addiction and start playing TOR instead. We have our Sith Inquisitors that we are leveling together that we hadn’t been playing because he never wanted to log in to level. He would log in to run flashpoints with the boys or to level another alt, but he didn’t want to level our toons. Me, on the other hand, only wanted to level my inquisitor, not any of my alts. So it was kind of a catch-22 for us.
Luckily Adoe had told me about the Hunger Games trilogy and I started reading it. ZOMG I loved those books. I can’t want for the movie (opens 03/23). Slice even said the movie looked cool. As with all book to movie translations, I know it won’t be as good, but frankly I don’t care. The world was so rich and enthralling so even having a little bit of it available to view is pretty awesome. If you haven’t read the books, seriously give them a look. Just make sure you have all three with you because the author likes to end the first two books as cliffhangers. Thank goodness for my kindle!
When I first starting playing TOR I created an evil pureblood warrior. Sorak kept picking on me and saying that I wouldn’t ever get her to 50 because she is melee and I “hate” melee. This is completely discounting my DK and rogue that I have leveled. Yeah I “hate” melee Sorak. /sigh In any case I got her to 23 before Slice and I started on our inquisitors. Since then she kind of sat there because I fell in love with my force lightning weilding sweetheart (did I mention that she is lightside?). Slice still says that I am kind of a bitch in game. Hey man, the way I roll is all snark and mean comments then light side option! All the while grumbling that I couldn’t pick the dark side choice. I will admit to picking some dark side options. Usually to kill an NPC that I couldn’t stand. At that point I didn’t care if I got dark side points, that bitch was dying! I got laughed at for that too.
Anyway, Slice was needed to run flashpoints with the guys so I dusted off my warrior again. I was determined to get her a speeder because the quality of life increase is AMAZING. This meant I had to level her to 25 AND make sure I had the credits. It costs 48k to get the training and the mount. Now I had the credits originally before I picked up the inquisitor. I was saving them for the warrior’s mount. Then when the inquisitor hit 25 I sent the money to her. This left me kind of broke on the warrior. I’ve been making my money in that game by selling greens/blues I find while questing and doing slicing jobs on my warrior. Unfortunately when I stopped playing my warrior, I stopped doing crew jobs more than once a day (if that) add to that the slow funneling of credits to my inquisitor, and I was broke. I think I went from like 60k credits (which isn’t really a lot, but a decent amount for a lower level toon) to about 20k. Training right now costs me around 2.3k an ability.
So off I went to level and get money. The funny thing is I started having fun. I had switched out my dps companion for the healer and my downtime dropped off. Now I was able to go from mob to mob without worrying that I was going to die. Even if I get low I pop a healing stim and keep going. He eventually will get me healed up. Plus he is pretty good looking so I am enjoying getting affection points with him. Although it is really funny to see him get all awkward when I flirt with him. Fun times!
I did manage to get the warrior to 25. I had just enough credits to get her the mount and the training. I ended the night with about 500 credits. Luckily I had sold something when I logged back last night to be able to afford sending the crew out. Right now I am hoping one of the mission quests I have on the AH will sell so I can finish buying my training skills. I am still waiting for the quests to start giving me more credits. I don’t think my inquisitor is getting all that much from them either. She is 37 and has to save up for the next training skill and mount that comes at 40. I think the mount is 25k but I am not sure on the training price. I do know she is sitting at just under 50k, but her training skills are about 13-14k each. At one point I had to borrow some credits from Slice in order to get the new ability when I leveled. Yeah it was kind of sad.
All in all I think things are going well. I’m back to having fun online. For a while I was seriously burned out. I didn’t even want to be on my computer. It was a struggle just to log in to raid on Tues & Wednesday. It makes me glad that I am enjoying playing again, at least in one of my games. I haven’t found it back in WoW yet. Maybe when beta for MoP starts I will find the fun again. It isn’t even the lack of friends playing because I would go off and play alone lots of times. It is just the feeling of doing something I have done hundreds of times before and just being tired of it. TOR is a nice change. Something new for now. I am sure that once I go through all the planets for the third time I will be feeling the same thing. For now though, I am going to just sit back and enjoy the new ride.