Patch Day Blues

I like to play World of Warcraft as I drink my morning coffee.  Accomplishing mini-goals helps me wake up and puts my mind in a nicely organized place.    Today the beaners took the servers down for Patch 5.2 even though they’ve been downloading patch content in the “background” for a month.  What to do to wake up?

I could play Oblivion or Morrowind.  Both good choices.  I haven’t played either for awhile so I would need extra brain power to remember where I was and how to work the controls etc.  Zzzzzz.

The new Tomb Raider game is out today.  I could download digitally and voila join the new Lara Croft in her adventures.  Two things stop me.  I’m feeling cheap this morning and don’t want to pay $60.00.  Since I first saw the new Lara, all beaten and scratched and seeming very much the victim, I have been of two minds about having this one.  It is getting good reviews from the people who like Drake’s Uncharted.  This is a Playstation only game which has taken over the adventurers mantle from Lara who should be more like Nathan Drake.  Well no.  She should be Lara Croft.  I have been a huge fan of Lara in all her incarnations.  How can I abandon her now?

New laraMy heroine?

So then I thought how about Guild Wars 2.  More good reviews.  The original was intriguing.  Another 60 bucks though…nah.   I have the original Guild Wars, maybe instead of digging for my box I could just download from the web.  Not seeing it on their site.  On the plus side, I’m into my second cup of coffee and am starting to wake up.

guild wars 2

How about Lord of the Rings Online?  I played for several years and enjoyed it but abandoned at the free to play stage.  It kindly let me download from the site, but the time involved is 5 hours of download.  Zzzzz.  Hobbiton takes shape as we speak.

Lord of the Rings Online

I rejected Star Wars the Old Republic because I disliked the game at launch and have all those old resentments about their taking out Galaxies to make room for this sterile mess.

star wars the old republic splash

I’m awake and I can do other things while LOTRO slowly downloads…Happy Patch Day!