Wow, has it been a month since I posted last?
While I have been finding some time to play, I haven’t had time to organize my thoughts enough to write anything. Work has been especially crazy the last few weeks. So, after working and spending time with my wife and son, I have just enough time to play some EVE or some LoTRO or some DOW2 before heading off to dreamland.
Dawn of War 2 is good. I’m nearly finished with the single player campaign, and I’ve played a few multi-player matches against the CPU. My concern about boss battles was totally misplaced, which I’m glad about. I’m going to put together a more detailed review after I finish the single player campaign and try a few more multi-player matches, so stay tuned.
LoTRO is still fun. I’m working my way through the rest of the current Volume 2 Books. I’m currently on Book 4 and stuck on a fellowship quest. Between trying to find a uninterrupted hour or two I can devote to playing and getting a pickup fellowship together, I might be stuck for a while. Fortunately I’m not in any kind of rush, one of the best things about having a lifetime subscription is I don’t fret about not playing.
I’ve actually been spending most of my time playing EVE Online. Mining and mission running are both excellent activities when I can only guarantee myself 20-30 minute blocks of play time. If I’m not on baby duty, I know I can pickup a mission, finish it, and salvage it in a 10-15 minute play session. I use a Vexor fitted with railguns and drones to steamroll through frigates. If I can’t guarantee an uninterrupted play session, I’ll get out my Procurer mining barge and head out to the belts of Mirilene or some of the other nearby systems. I can jetcan mine and relax without worrying about having to leave my keyboard for short stretches of time.
I do occasionally do level 2 missions, but I like minimizing my risks by taking a higher level ship than intended. Towards that end, I’m training up my Battlecruiser skills and planning to get into a Brutix. Including all of the support skills I’ve planned, I have about 30 days of training remaining. I’m not in a hurry, though because I only have about 7 mil in my wallet and the cheapest Brutix I could find near my home was 21 mil. The important thing with EVE is to have goals.