A couple of mishmashy things on my mind tonight:
1) Wildstar came out and I’m playing. Well, I would be playing if our chosen server didn’t have 60 hour queues when I got out of work… Yoz assures me those should be normalized by the weekend. We’ll see.
In all MMOs, I really have to tell myself to chill out and relax. I have this tendency to feel like I’m falling behind, that I have to power level and not miss anything and I get overwhelmed, and then it’s not a game at all, is it? So despite the fact that I’ll be ages behind everyone, I’m taking my time with this one. READING the quests because Wildstar is very, very funny and you are rewarded with humor in most dialogue. Doing crafting because it’s actually sort of fun? Exploring, ditto.
2) This is what it’s like to play a game with Payback.
Speaking of Worms, though, this is the kind of game that I would have instinctively rejected trying even two years ago. Instead, I’m having a blast playing it because I’ve once again realized that it’s ok to be bad. I’m not actually bad at it, though! I AM abysmal at throwing grenades. I’m seriously going to do some behind the scenes practice.
3) It was rainy and lovely today, which is good because my mood was pure shit. We were swamped at work and it was never a short story, it was always a fifteen minute tirade about this or that before they could even start to tell me what they were there for. Despite the 30 people in line behind them.
So the rain helped, and after work I went to the woods and I just think a rainy walk through the woods is about the best thing. It’s quiet and pretty and the green turns all lush. I soaked my jeans to the knees walking through tall grass, and I am worried my sneakers are non salvageable, but it was worth it.