Back in October I posted my goals for the remainder of the year. The short version was:

  1. Have a Drake in EVE for my main Blue Kae, Gallente Jack-of-all-trades.
  2. Max level hero in Champions.
  3. Finish Volume 1 of the epic quests in LoTRO on my main, Brynulf.

How did I do?


Blue Kae has the skills and certificates to fly a Drake, but not the money.  He has 4 million ISK in his wallet, and the current market price for a Drake in Sinq Laison starts at 25 million ISK. That’s not counting insurance and fittings. To be honest though, I’d completely forgotten that I’d set this goal until I started this article so I’m happy that my skills are met. I’ve been in skill training only mode for the last few months, although I did do a bit of mining recently.


This is another goal that I forgot I set for myself. Max level in Champions right now is 40, and my main hero, the Silver Hunter, is at 32. He’d probably actually be 40 by now if I hadn’t started two alts in November: the Ant (level 12) and Deadaim (level 17). Still, I’m not disappointed about missing this goal. I’m still enjoying the game and I’m sure that Silver Hunter will get to 40 soonâ„¢.


So I didn’t hit this goal either (which make me 0 for 3), but I got so close. Volume One has fifteen books in it and I’m on Book Fifteen which has twelve chapters. Want to guess what chapter I’m on? Yup, Chapter Twelve. To be completely honest, though, that’s much farther than I expected to be. I was only on Book Ten at mid-December. I happened to volunteer to help some kinmates out with an instance, which turned out to be part of Book Ten (but past where I was). After that instance, the kin group helped me get up to the same chapter and then we continued on to finish Book 10, then 11, then 12, all the way up to 15. So a big thanks to for all the help to Phebe, Telebrethil, Kelmric, Lylariel, and Daevin. I should actually finish Volume 1 this weekend, we have a kin fellowship planned for tonight so I may get to check this goal off only two days late.

So while I was 0% on my goals for the last three months of the year, I did have a great time gaming. I made more progress in LoTRO than I truly expected, and I’ve joined a great kinship (more on that later).

2009 Q4 – Followup
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5 thoughts on “2009 Q4 – Followup

  • January 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks for the kinship link, I have been looking for a casual social kin lately.

    • January 2, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      I’ve been really happy with them. I have something more detailed I’m going to post soon (although soon for me could be a month).

  • January 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I keep thinking I should find a LOTRO Kinship, but whenever I find one, I just start knowing everyone when I end up on one of my 8 week LOTRO breaks. By the time I come back no one knows who I am. 🙂

    Plus I’m an ornery old cuss who hates people. There’s that, too.

  • January 3, 2010 at 6:16 am

    You stopped before the final story instance? Do it today, it is totally worth it. The portrait of beautiful Narmeleth alone is worth it, IMO. Plus you get a free horse on top of that. For Vol. II we apparently have to raze Dol Guldur to get the Galadhrim war-horse. Brynulf is a great name, though it would much more befit a true Champion than an arrow flinger. :>

    My beef with EVE is… either you play it passionately all the time or just nothing happens. You can’t expect anything else but mining or – what I usually did – doing missions if you just log in now and then for no more than 1-2 hours. Staying subscribed for skill training is often lauded as “offline skill training”, a great thing… actually it is paying CCP money for not playing at all, on the other hand!

  • January 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    @pasmith – Well if you want to give another Kin, I think you already know a few people in the one I’m in: @strolltomordor, @wizardofazz, and @mattplanet.

    @longasc – I stopped because it was 3 am, and I was pretty exhausted. The kin fellowship is definitely going to finish (hopefully tonight), both for the content and for the horse reward. I’m a pretty odd duck for an EVE player. I really like the crafting and the economic side, as well as the sandbox nature requiring me to set goals and make my own fun. The nice thing about EVE for me is I can drop out of a mission and dock any time I need to, which was pretty nice when my son was waking up a lot at night.

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