Is back!August 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Posted in General | 7 Comments
Tags: blogs, hawley, healers, healing, life, mmorpgs, welcome
So, here I am again. I finally have a bit of spare time since the universe decided that it was high time that I got All Growed Up(tm).
I can’t complain. I’ve spent far too long living the life of a geeky teenager to have any recourse to complain that what other people go through over the course of a decade or so, I’ve had erupt all around me in the course of 9 months. Yes. The universe decided to shine a bright light in my face, hit me with a rubber tube, put bamboo splinters under my fingernails, and shout; “You WILL grow up! You WILL!” A lot. With spittle. Not pretty.
The upshot of all of that growing up was that quite a number of my geeky hobbies got to suffer. Chief amongst all of these was online gaming.
Over the course of a couple of weeks, I went from spending time playing four online games (I know! I’m such a game-whore!) to… well, none. I would occasionally sneak the odd moment in one or more of them, but nothing and nowhere near the hours that I would have done in the past.
I do not begrudge the lack of play. I swapped playing (in no particular order) Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, Age of Conan and Warhammer Online (with occasional forays into Eve Online) for a great job, a great girlfriend, moving house twice, a great promotion from my great job into an even better job, now living with aforementioned great girl, and even had a foreign holiday (for the first time in 19 years). In essence, I got all growed up.
But now time pressures are easing off. I can afford to spend more time playing games, and whilst my playing shall never get back to those halcyon days of spending three evenings a week raiding and another two levelling and instancing, I can at least game again.
So, here I am again.
I’ve forgotten so much about playing in these games, that I know I’m making things tougher for myself at times. But hey, it’s a lot of fun in those big bad online worlds.
And to go with that all that, here is *M*M*O*S*H*. It’s an opportunity to comment on what it’s like playing a healer (mostly) in online gaming. Well, the games that Arbitrary and I (and whomever else) play.