Busy, busy December!   I need to play more, but there’s no time.   Here are my interesting bits for the month so far:

I Love You Bethesda!   Not only are they celebrating the Single Player Game, they made a video honoring that player.  With Lynda Carter!!!!!   Agghhh!  Via Gamespot.

Sea of Thieves has a release date.   March 20, 2018.   I wish I’d played more Pirate games over the years.  I love Pirates!  Sea of Thieves looks great.  I should make this My Pirate Game.
From the clip:

Ramming the ship!  I can’t steer in any racing game ever made, but damn, I bet I could ram a ship!  How good does your aim have to be?

Female Pirate!  Look at those outfit changes, yo ho.


The Game Awards

Another awards set.  I’m not familiar with the man behind it or the awards themselves, but I’m going to use them as a jumping off point to a more interesting 2018.

My takeaways are that these look interesting:

What Remains of Edith Finch
Monument Valley 2
Old Man’s Journey
Hmmpf, maybe I should look at Destiny 2.


I’ve liked what I’ve read about it.  It sounds a bit impossible to beat, but that happens a lot if you’re me.  The gameplay and graphics look incredible.  I should Try and Die.

A New Tomb Raider

While I’m behind on completion of the Tomb Raider games, I’m always eager for a new one.  The article postulates that a new game could be released when the new Tomb Raider film comes out in March.

Elder Scrolls Online

I managed to log in and get the snake pet, and brought my character back to her home base to empty that inventory.  There were of course problems along the way, and I have completely forgotten how to play my Warden.  Yikes.

Throwback Thursday: The Most Shocking Moment

I know the title is a bit click-bait-ish, but I have a cold and am uninspired to say the least.

For all of the game worlds I’ve explored over the years, nothing beats the impression made by Tomb Raider.  Wonder upon wonder, trap upon trap.

We thought we had the hang of the game, and that we were doing really well against the beasts of the game, when we were shocked to death by the sudden and very deadly appearance of a T-Rex in Tomb Raider One.  Scream scream scream!

So big, so loud, so right on top of us.  I think it took a few tries to get him once we calmed down.  I can’t think of anything else that has taken me by such surprise.

Tomb Raider

After more digging than should have been necessary, I found that Tomb Raider is not available for PC in North America except as a digital download.    Here is the shuffle off to Buffalo explanation from the Eidos forums:

laugh it up

What did Han Solo say?  Laugh it up Fuzzball?   Oh well.  I got it today and have a couple of paper printouts instead of an appealing game box and it cost me just the same as it would of for a boxed item.  Saved them some money, though, so go team go.

The intro was shorter than I thought it might be, I’ve seen the clip before where the ship Lara is traveling on runs afoul of something that cracks it in half.  She misses a jump the real Lara could make in her sleep and ends up in the water and on the beach.  For some reason I love a game that makes me jump because something jumps out at me, and Tomb Raider delivers on that right off.  I honestly had forgotten how much time I’ve spent playing video games and screaming when the unexpected happens.

Once the unexpected happens you’re in a creepy cave, learning how to swing like a monkey upside down (is that a boa constrictor skin wrapped around Lara?) and you light a torch and get to be a firebug.  I was doing fine I thought, when some guy grabbed me by the ankles and I was supposed to THRASH to get him to let go.  I panicked and couldn’t think if those onscreen symbols were the arrow keys or the left and right mouse buttons or WHAT.  Then the really icky gruesome bad guy slooowly planted a sharp hatchet in my chest and it was over for the initial session.

When Lara is running and jumping, it is Lara, when baddies attack I take it personally and it is me.  My son and husband never have taken it all so personally, they just control the character, and they never ever scream.

TR Menu

A Few Game Updates

Today’s log in to World of Warcraft brought these revelations:

You can only do the craft quests in Darkmoon Faire once per month. Boo hiss. Once per day would have scooted me along nicely in crafts such as leatherworking and enchanting I struggle with.

I can’t figure out how to send mail to all my guildies.  Should be simple, maybe it is but no.

After a long patch day wherein they had servers down for much longer than stated they came up and I was working so quien sabe?  This morning though they are doing rolling restarts of all realms.  Tsk.  Try to get it right beaners.

My level 90 character got a quest pop up to see about the Thunder King!  Whoooo hooo!  Back to Pandaria she goes.



Guild Wars 2    After dicing about this one I slunk out and grabbed a copy off the local store shelf.  I guess thinking about having it made me uberously desire to have it.  Report some time this week on wut I think.



Tomb Raider   I regret to say I am a low fish and would have this too except the spot for the PC version was empty.  Don’t tell my husband.

timb raider new


Lord of the Rings Online is downloaded and installed after several hours.  At least no monies were exchanged in its acquisition (though I bought three copies when it was initially released so I’m golden there).

lotro pic


Comments:    I certainly welcome comments but don’t get many.  Too much to ponder in my writing, no doubt.  However, just mentioning SWTOR yesterday brought me SPAM targeted at SWTOR-ites.  Moving on up…

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!