So PotShot, in his infinite wisdom :snicker: links me today in his blog, which is always cool, so I head over and check out why exactly I’ve been linked. To my amusement, it seems the ‘fun with lists’ bug is going around the blogsphere (ooh, nerd term), hitting TAGN, Common Sense Gamer, PotShot, and now me. Fair enough, here goes…
Four jobs I have had in my life (not including current job):
1) Waiter at Frendly’s (first job, when I was naive to how aweful it actually was)
2) Tech recruiter for 3 days in Boston (phone for 9 hours straight, no thanks)
3) Granite countertop salesmen
4) Did not take it, but I was offered a job at Turbine to work on LoTRO, back in 2005.
Four Movies I have watched over and over:
1) Army of Darkness
2) Terminator 2
4) Office Space
Four places I have lived:
1) Warsaw, Poland
Four Shows I love to watch:
2) Family Guy
3) Sport Center
4) Random MTV reality shows (yes, sad but true)
Four Places I have been on vacation:
1) Tunis, Tunisia
2) Cancun, Mexico
3) Milan, Italy
4) Dominican Republic
Four of my favorite foods:
2) Hamburgers (every Monday)
3) Chili (on Sunday)
Four favorite drinks:
1) Sam Adams Oktoberfest
2) White wine
Four places I would rather be right now:
1) Not in a cubical
2) On the beach in the Caribbean
3) At the movies
4) Playing poker at Foxwoods
There it is, done and done.
Moving on, I was able to put in some quality time with Everquest 2 finally, girlfriend in tow. I’ve settled on an Iksar Inquisitor, she went for Half Elf Brigand. I went Inquisitor because I’m sick of always looking for a healer whenever a group forms, and it has been a while since I played a traditional healer. The gf went with the brigand to give our duo some nice dps. Hopefully that combo works well, but if for some reason it will be a disaster, please comment and tell me why before we get too far into the game.
Last night we managed to high level 6 and finish up most of the starter island. The graphics still irk me at times, but I’m trying to just ignore them and focus on the gameplay, which so far has proved entertaining. Did something get messed up, or do the NPCs on the island not have voice? I know when I started a Fae character the quest giver spoke the quest dialog, but on the starter island this is not the case?
One odd departure from WoW and LoTRO is that resource nodes are everywhere, almost to the point of looking a little silly, as you literally trip over them they are so numerous. I’m unsure if either of us will get into crafting, as the gf hated it in LoTRO, and I’m personally a bit jaded myself after drudging through it in WoW and LoTRO. Chalk it up to one too many thorium ore loops in the Burning Steeps I guess. Perhaps I’ll give it a shot later, but for now we are focused on questing and getting our levels up.