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Some Updates, Plus Thoughts on AOC Offline Leveling

April 28, 2010

The actual AOC Offline Character Progression Announcement

Hi folks,

I’m not dead, but I have been feeling down for the past week or so due to some personal things, so I opted to deal with those issues first (or rant about them on twitter or on my personal blog) instead of really updating Games and Geekery like I wanted to do.

That said, I’m feeling a bit better now, especially after using the music of a song and adding my own custom lyrics to it to make a performance piece for one of my classes; it was a good vent, and it’s gotten me interested in learning how to play an instrument so I can compose music for myself.

For those interested in learning about the progress of the campaign story I was writing up, it’s doing well enough, though I haven’t been able to take care of it recently as I have another week of summer classes to go through, along with requirements. I’ll try to send folks the campaign story by next week so you can see what it’s become at present.

As for Everquest 2, I have to take a short hiatus from the game as I went over my budget for last month and need to adjust for the changes, and I haven’t done the mental math in my head yet. I might go back to Everquest 2 sometime in mid or late May once I have a plan set up, and should have more content available for myself to write about here when that happens.

Lastly, I thought to address the news of Age of Conan’s Offline Character Progression option, which I found out about thanks to Pid and Syp. Personally, I feel that as long as it isn’t a required thing that people need to go through in order to see new content, I’m all for it. I have this suspicion though that the Offline Character Progression option is meant to alleviate a lack of new content for older subscribers looking to go through the game with a new character, which might be especially true if people are restarting as the new Khitan people in Rise of the Godslayer and there isn’t a ton of new stuff to do across the entirety of the game. That does not sit well for me, if such was the case, so I’m really hoping I’m wrong.

One last thing: I’m looking for something to do that’s relatively cheap but rewarding as a means of catharsis or stress release that isn’t all about playing video games and writing on blogs.  I was thinking of making music, but I can’t afford to purchase a guitar or synthesizer programs for my computer to make melodies and such with. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas for me? Let me know.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Longasc permalink
    April 28, 2010 20:09

    I read novels, mostly fantasy and science fiction. Ask me if you want some suggestions.

    Regarding Conan, you get a level every 4 days while being subscribed AFAIK, so 10 levels = 40 days subscription. 2 months give you 15 levels.

    I think the intention is to keep people subbed who are not actively playing at the moment and allow them to level alt chars through the content holes, yeah.

    I heard Godslayer’s Khitai will add new lower level areas to level through, basically a re-boot for new players that did not like the post-Tortage content that much. I have given up on Age of Conan, I tried to return twice but it never worked out, I doubt that Khitai will change that.

    • victorstillwater permalink*
      April 28, 2010 20:16

      Thanks for the Conan details. :)

      As for book suggestions, feel free to send them in. I’ll check to see if I can find copies of what you recommend at the bookstore when I have the chance. We usually get some books later than others.

  2. April 28, 2010 20:34

    Besides masterbation, I go to the gym. I love working out to destress. I listen to my iPhone at the gym and relax. I heard people enjoy running to destress.

  3. pitrelli permalink
    May 4, 2010 21:52

    hmm the offline levelling is a good idea but not enough to make me sub, the combat is boring imo and whilst some people say its more ‘involved’ its still a button pusher but it takes an age to fire off a skill.

    So yeah after my last visit to AoC my opinion is only changed on the stability side of the game i.e. it runs alot better than it did. It still suffers from the great Tortage experience then getting ported to boring areas with rubbish quests. Ah well saved me from shelling out for the expansion I suppose.

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