Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Yes, I Am Still Here

I have been absent WAY too long. Sorry about that!

What have I been up to? Building, building, building, killing baddies, resource gathering, building and even more building.

Roughly one year ago I found a game that has turned out to be more addictive, to me at least, than World of Warcraft ever was. I never thought I'd find another game that could pull me away from WoW...but this one sure as hell has. What game is it?


What's even more surprising is that this game isn't even out of its Beta phase yet. I know right? Crazy! A game riddled with bugs, an inferior UI, horrible combat, resource grinds and so-so graphics optimizations has pulled me so far from WoW that I rarely have the urge to log in any more.

So, if the Beta of Landmark is such a mess, what's keeping me away?

The complete freedom of building what I want, when I want and where I want...well, for two more weeks at least.

At the end of the month, Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) is doing a complete character/progression wipe before implementing a bunch of changes and additions to Landmark for us to test.

I will be losing one year's worth of building resources (which number in the multi-millions), building tools, crafting tools, weapons and armor. Back to beginner status for us all!

But, that's okay. I'm sure it won't take me too long to replenish my inventory of everything I'll be losing. Then I'll be right back at doing what I'm loving...building!

Since starting Landmark last year I have been one big, building fool. I have created I don't know how many different claims in as many different locations. I've been building houses, space ports, ski slopes/lodges, furniture, alphabets, galleries, various designs and do-dads, stair cases...and god knows what else. If I can think of it, I can build it...and I'm LOVING it!!!!!

Will I be coming back to WoW full time anytime soon? Hmmmm....doubt it. I came back for the release of WoD. I got a kick out of the garrisons, liked the changes/additions to pet battles, had fun gaining followers and even got 3 toons to max level. And then I got bored.

I'm sure I'll pop in every now and then to piddle around...but Landmark's where I've hung my hat. And I can't really foresee anything pulling me away.

Will I be abandoning the blog for months on end again? I hope not, but no promises.

I'm actually giving thought to start streaming my time in Landmark. Need to think on it more though. Not really sure what else I can offer that differs from the many other streamers the game has. If I do end up streaming, I'll post info here on it in the off chance that any of you would be interested in seeing what I'm up to.

For now, I'll post some more images of things I've built in Landmark for you to browse through. Check out the "My Landmark Builds" for those images.

Take care and hugs all around!