The Lure of Shiny Things – Updates and Addons and Expansions, Oh My
When it comes to online games (and some single player ones as well), sometimes I’m a fair weather friend. I have to be in a certain frame of mind to pop in for a week or two. For example, I need to want to drown in glorious storytelling to pop into Star Wars: The Old Republic. That said, when something new comes down the line, it catches my eye.
This past Friday, the brilliant folks at Cryptic released a high resolution screenshot of the new Kumari Andorian Escort and it is SO AMAZINGLY AWESOME LOOKING. The moment after I saw that picture, I was opening Star Trek Online.
Lovely, isn’t she? I’m exceptionally curious about the statistics, but more details are said to be forthcoming sometime later this week.
This event has allowed me to notice this trend in me, where an expansion, update, addon, and so forth pops up for one of my games and it rekindles immediate interest. When the Slingshot DLC came out for XCOM Enemy Unknown, I was there. The 1.0.7 patch for Diablo III dropped and I was ready. Sometimes I’m up for a night of play and by the next day I’ve got my fix and I move on. Other times (like with XCOM) I’m in for a full week or four of all out gaming.
Thanks to the beautiful Andorian ship above, I’m currently in the middle of scratching my STO itch. Last night I got some Diablo III in though for variance.
What do you call a person who bounces from game to game in an indeterminate fashion?
Until next time!
P.S. “Shiny, shiny! Gau like!” – Gau, Final Fantasy VI