A thoughtful and personal exploration of games

Posts tagged “Mechwarrior Online

Stepping Back Into MMOs

Until this past weekend I’ve been mostly playing single player games. That ended as I jumped back into Star Trek Online.

My current project is to make my Chimera-class Heavy Destroyer a fully functioning ship that I have fun breaking out every now and again. The first job is building the three parts to the Nukara Appropriated Munitions set, followed by building the Nukara Strikeforce Technologies set. I recognize that they’re not the best sets in the game, but I’m here to enjoy myself and I’m turning the Chimera into a beam-boat, so nyah. Also, it’s going to take a while to build up enough dilithium for all the parts I’d like to put on her. I’m currently uninterested in working on fleet projects, so that works in my favor. Once this is done, I think I’ll be able to focus on the fleet again. Side note: I’m going to be naming her after my dearly departed dog, Terra, once she’s done and ready for deployment. Durable, fast, and powerful… that’s Terra.

I’ve also had a bit of an itch to hop back into Neverwinter. I haven’t had a chance yet to see just how amazing it looks on this machine, but I did hop in briefly to max out all the settings when I installed it. Shouldn’t be anything short of spectacular looking.

I’m craving some DC Universe Online as well. I made a Power Girl facsimile (Power Girl is my favorite) and I’m hoping to get back to her soon. She’s so satisfying to play!

Other MMOs on my machine right now are Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Lord of the Rings Online, Champions Online, and Uncharted Waters Online. Multiplayer only games are Mechwarrior Online, ME3 Multiplayer, Star Conflict, oh, and Warframe (which I have very little opinion on right now since I’ve barely played it and I’m just not willing to spend time there yet).

If anyone has a recommendation for a fun free-to-play MMO that I could step into and check out, I’d appreciate it.

Until next time!

– Elorfin

P.S. Instead of a quote, here’s a helpful article for Star Trek Online players who might be new or at least not entirely aware of all the things you can do in the game.

Advertisements

Adjustment Period Nearly Over

I feel like I’m in the groove of balancing schoolwork and gaming right now. Further, I’ve pretty much got a good grasp on some of the idiosyncrasies of Windows 8. I need to figure out what to do about my formerly weekly vlogs. I lost steam when school started and now I’m not sure what to do.

I’m very close to the end of Mass Effect 3 right now. I keep getting distracted by other games though. A little Mechwarrior Online here, some Diablo III there, a touch of Batman: Arkham Asylum…

Last night I was up late playing Minesweeper of all things. They added this neat adventure mode where you’re a guy digging through some catacombs or whatever and you collect gold and so forth. It’s really neat and I’m impressed by it.

A note: I’m constantly befuddled by people’s perception of gamers like myself. For example, a friend recently was astounded to discover that at my age I’m still playing computer games. Why would it be strange? I still play with LEGO occasionally, why not games? I dunno, that’s just a recent thing (read: today). It’s almost like I’m expected to be glued to the TV or something for my leisure time. Please, I have to be DOING something, not just being passive. Admittedly, I do watch a lot of videos on YouTube, but a fair number are ones that inspire me to go do other stuff or encourage me to think.

Just something that came up today.

At any rate, I feel very comfortable with my mechanical Terra now. Not only does she help with my homework, but she works flawlessly to keep me entertained. Almost like the real one did.

Until next time!

– Elorfin

P.S. “Welcome to the madhouse, Batman! I set a trap and you sprang it gloriously! Now let’s get this party started.” – The Joker, Batman: Arkham Asylum


A Little Gaming Here, A Little Gaming There

I’ve finished Mass Effect 2 and I’m making steady progress through Mass Effect 3, but that’s not all I’ve played lately. I’ve also played some Splinter Cell: Conviction, ME3 Multiplayer, Mechwarrior Online, DC Universe Online, and Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol.

Once I’ve finished this playthrough of ME3, I’m expecting to cut loose on a few games, namely I’d like to get back into regularly playing Star Trek Online instead of occasionally looking at it wistfully while I do my schoolwork. Further, I’d like to settle into a bit of Neverwinter, some more Star Wars: The Old Republic, and I think I’d like to play some more Diablo III before the expansion comes out.

Oh, I’m very very excited about the upcoming expansion for XCOM Enemy Unknown. Entitled “Enemy Within“, it’s going to include new enemies, new options for soldiers, and I’m hoping some more council missions. I mentioned it in a P.S. a couple of weeks ago, but as it gets closer to release, I get more excited about it!

I’d also like to share my excitement about the new Tex Murphy game coming soon thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. The game will be called “Tesla Effect” and takes place after the last game, Overseer. Check it out. I grew up with Under A Killing Moon and came to love its dry humor and film noir style approach.

Anyway, I’ve got things to do, so until next time!

– Elorfin

P.S. “All I’ve ever needed was a soft felt fedora, a well-tailored overcoat and a comfy pair of sneakers. Some people know what they like and they stay with it.” – Tex Murphy, Under A Killing Moon.