mellicious: pink manicure (fireworks)
I have very little brain today, and I'm pretty much all reminisced out, anyway, after a whole month of that stuff, so we'll go with an oldie but a goodie today: screenshots. I'm back on a Guild Wars 2 kick, and it turned out I had a stash of screenshots going back to 2012. This will probably be a lot of character shots, because GW2 is like old GuildWars in that choosing and recoloring your armor is a huge thing. (OK, really almost every MMO is that way to some degree, but the GuildWars games in particular seem to revel in it.) GW2 has updated their dye system, and it's easier to use than ever and gives you a ton of control over the coloring. I redyed everybody's armor to Christmas colors for Wintersday, and then since Christmas have recolored most of them again.

So some of these pictures are old and some are new. I'll put some big landscapes at the bottom, too, because GW's painterly style is cool. (But I'm putting most of the pictures behind a cut so if you're reading it from an LJ feed it won't be so obnoxious!)

Oh yeah, I had forgotten this one: a ghost cat.
ghost-cat
GW2 has always been full of ghosts - many of whom are characters from GW1, actually - but if Alfa the cat was in GW1 I've forgotten. (I'm not even sure which one of my characters this is here, one of the warriors.)


Cut for more large pictures... )
mellicious: pink manicure (Dr Who - giant robot)

As I have undoubtedly said before, I have never understood that "5 random things make an entry" meme. I find it unaccountably annoying, somehow. Why 5? What's wrong with three? or seven, for that matter? (Which isn't to say that I'll stop with three, anyway, I'm just sayin'.)

I've been reading back over my old Holidailies entries, and maybe I should resolve with Stef to talk LESS about the holidays, odd as that may seem. (Everybody needs to read Stef's entry, in any case, because it's awesome.) I can just refer you back to the last five-years-plus of old Holidailies entries for pretty much any particular holiday subject, anyway.

I've been doing this for more than 5 years, actually, if not quite from the beginning, but the oldest ones were on Diary-X and are long-gone. There's lots of whining about that in the LJ archives, too, if you're interested. (Also some on my old Whys and Wherefores blog, which I had forgotten about until I went looking for the CW bit that I linked yesterday. There are also some resurrected entries from Diary-X over there - the link above is to one - that I had forgotten were there, and I can't say that I remember exactly where I resurrected them from, either. Maybe I had just saved some of them on Notebook or somewhere like I'm doing with this one now.)

I'm at work and it's slow, so this might be a long entry. Or if it gets really long, I might go ahead and post it and start another one! Hopefully it won't be THAT slow, though, or it's gonna be a long afternoon. Generally I am good at finding ways to fill my afternoons on slow days, though. I read Go Fug Yourself, or look at Pinterest, and I used to fool around with Glitch, a year or so ago when I was still all into that. I mention that because I was just over  there - although being there generally seems kind of useless now, since it's about to shut down. I had a bunch of credits, though, so I bought some wardrobe stuff, just the same (see below) - I think it's appropriate that I go out wearing a tiara! (Old joke which a few of you will get...)

In other game news, our current one is Guild Wars 2, which I am not going to talk about too much right now, because I'm sure there will be one or more entries about at a later date, assuming I follow past patterns. I will say, though, that my sylvari elementalist is up to level 75, now, since I've been playing her exclusively. And the reason for that is that Col, my normal game-playing partner, has been off writing a novel. (Not doing NaNoWriMo, or he'd be done now - theoretically, anyway. He's just writing a novel.) Anyway, sticking with one character is not something I normally do, much, and it does do wonders for leveling. 80 is the cap in this game, so I'm going to get there, and soon. I'm not anywhere near done with the story part of the game, though.


Really completely random thing: my dad got stung by jellyfish so many times that he became immune. (I think it was Guild Wars that reminded me of this, because there are jellyfish pets. They are much cooler than real jellyfish. Or cooler than the jellyfish that I have personally encountered, anyway.)


I am amused that half of the Holidailies entries I have read so far are something to the effect of, "Fuck, why did I sign up for this?" I've been doing this long enough that I have quit panicking about it. I always manage to think of something to say. It's never great art, but oh well. (That could be my motto in life, actually.)


My Glitch character:
glitch

Rift

Feb. 24th, 2011 02:22 am
mellicious: pink manicure (buffy -bored now)
Probably nobody but [livejournal.com profile] columbina  is really interested, but I feel the need to yap about Rift, and I hate to spam my Twitter account about it any more than I've already done, so y'all get a dose of it instead. (Actually I counted 25+ posts about it over the past two weeks or so, which I suppose doesn't quite rise to the level of spamming. But it's bad enough.)

If you have no idea what I'm talking about and you want to, I'll direct you to Col's post on Rift because I don't really intend to go over all the basic stuff about the game. I suspect this post is going to be more about technical stuff, which is why I don't think most people will read too far.

The thing is, Head Start starts tomorrow. That means our previous characters from the beta are gone and we're starting over, and what we do this time we're more-or-less stuck with. (Knowing your characters are doing to be deleted is both freedom and frustration, because at least you're not stuck with your mistakes. On the other hand, if you're going to keep playing, you're going to be doing all these same quests over again next week.) What I did last time was, I made two characters on the Guardian side and two on the Defiant side (although one of those I didn't play much), one each in all of the four "callings" - which means the basic classes, Warrior, Mage, Cleric, and Rogue. So at least I've sort of tried everything. The one I didn't play much was the Cleric, but it wasn't so much that there was anything wrong with it, I just ran out of time, mostly. So I'll be giving it another try, at some point. (Also Col was playing a cleric, and so I didn't see any real point in making another cleric to play with him, it seemed more logical to play something else. And most of my non-Col playing time got taken up by my warrior, who I thought was especially fun to play, and then by my ranger/rogue. The poor druid cleric got shafted.)

So, I'm still trying to decide which characters are going to be on which side, and what builds I'm going to use, and stuff like that. (Am I going to give them the same names? that's another burning question. Mostly I'm thinking yes.)

More, more, more )(I need to go to bed at some point soon, I have a doctor's appointment in the morning So I guess it's time to shut up now.)
mellicious: pink manicure (WoW - rampage)
Grr, LOTRO is downloading some update that I can't use yet anyway (the Scourge? what's up with people and their scourges lately?) and it's taking for-fucking-ever. It's at 31% and it's been going for a while already. Actually it's not downloading now, it's "updating game data" - whatever that means exactly. I'll be able to start playing around 8:00, at this rate. Grr.


Hmm, maybe I'll look for LOTRO icons while I wait. Even if I am mad at them. (Or I could go play WoW for a bit, which is tempting.)

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