I’ve been gaming a lot lately, much more than usual! I normally only play for a few hours a week, but if I get sucked into a game, new or old, I can sink weeks into it. Usually it’s only one game, but I’ve been divvying up my free time over several games.
I’ve also made a lot of friends in-game over the last few weeks which has made playing much more enjoyable. I usually get several invites each time I log on Overwatch, both a blessing and a curse. Communicating with teammates makes matches a lot more fun, but I also feel the need to do well. Sometimes, I just wanna try new heroes and feel allowed to suck with them for a while. Much more of a blessing though! I wouldn’t trade my gaming buddies for the lonely solo queue.
However, I’ve also been playing a lot of single-player RPGs. They’re my favorite genre after all. I boot them up when I feel like keeping to myself for a bit. Multiplayer can get so stressful. :’D Here are a few games I’ve been playing lately!
World of Warcraft
That’s right, y’all. I’m back in Azeroth! I once wrote a post about my old WoW days, but hey, I don’t believe in staying nostalgic when you can do something about it. So there I am again. Granted, it’s nowhere near the same as my old guildies are still long gone, and my current guild isn’t close-knit at all. Apparently, padding member numbers are a thing now.
I’m a lot more casual this time around. I’m not interested in progression raiding and instead I’ve been collecting legacy mounts and titles. I’m only really into the Lich King content which was the latest expansion at the time I played. Just goes to show how powerful nostalgia is! I’m having tons of fun replaying the instances and farming achievements I couldn’t do before.
Fallout 4 DLCs
I pre-purchased Fallout 4‘s season pass, but I haven’t played it much until now. I had just finished Automatron and I’m now starting Far Harbor. Really liking the setting for the latter! Can’t wait for Nuka World!
At Kalliste‘s insistence, I started Stardew Valley! My first impression is it’s a LOT like Harvest Moon. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it because the beginning is so, so similar. I felt like I could’ve just played HM? But I am keeping an open mind, and years of Harvest Moon experience meant that I plowed through this game with ease. I knew exactly what to do. I’m gonna be filthy rich.
Overwatch Summer Games
Overwatch had a Summer Games event to coincide with the Olympics! I’m not good at Lucioball at all. The highlight for me are the special skins and emotes. I got the Selecao skin for Lucio so I’m happy overall! I’m still hoping I can get a skin for Zarya and the gymnastic emote for Symmetra, but since tonight’s the last night of the event, I very much doubt it.
But no matter, I’m still having tons of fun playing! My friends and I stream every now and then, so if you don’t mind watching my bad to mediocre plays, you can follow my Twitch channel!
What are you playing?