Friday, February 10, 2012

Mmm... coffee...

I won a bag of Seattle's Best coffee today. Honestly, I really don't like that kind. If that's the best Seattle has to offer, they should really go back to the drawing board. But hey, it's free and it's coffee. I'll take it.

On my original post, I mentioned that I also like to play video games. Well, I really only play one. It's called Everquest 2. It's a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). I've been playing it off and on since November 2004, when it first came out. It's kind of a hobby.

Some people are familiar with World of Warcraft. EQ2 is similar to that. In a nutshell, you create a character like an elf, dwarf, gnome, etc., and that character takes on a class like wizard, assassin, cleric, etc. You travel through the world, hunting, gathering adventuring either alone or with other players. And there's no real end to the game. Unlike single-player games, MMOs are constantly changing and they have new content added. So, even though there might be a top level (you start out at level one and go up from there), being at the top level doesn't necessarily mean you've won the game and there's nothing else to do. So that's why you can play these types of games for years and really not run out of things to do.

A couple of things that I really like about EQ2 is how it caters to almost every play style. There are the "hard core" players out there that like to get together with other players almost every night and go on raids. This is where you get about 24 or more players together and tackle some of the biggest, baddest guys in the game. When I was younger, I used to do this occasionally. But raids take up a lot of time and I just got tired of having a game that was starting to feel like a second job.

EQ2 is very solo-friendly, meaning I can log into the game and if I want, I can play alone. There is a chat feature in the game, and I've made friends with some other players. So even though I might be out there, slaying goblins by myself, I can still interact with other people through the chat feature. In these types of games, you're never totally alone.

Also, EQ2 has a housing feature. Your character can own and decorate his/her own house. And for some people, this is the most fun aspect of this game. I enjoy the housing part of it also, but I'm not the decorator that some are.

Alright, that's enough for now. All this talking about it has made me want to hop in and start playing, haha. But here's a couple of pictures first:

An example of one of my characters houses. She no longer has this house, she's moved on to a bigger one.

And here's one of my characters, a druid, on her tiger mount.

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