Bad News, Good News, Cute Cat

Not too unhappy!

Last week I discovered my Dragon Age save files  have become somewhat corrupted, so I now can’t be bothered to finish my second playthrough, and I was relatively near the end (at the Arl Howe stuff).

I’m bummed, I preferred my second character, and got so far with it, but now I’ve shelved the game until Dragon Age 2 is out. I hope for less issues and I will be starting a new character anyway. Means I didn’t get to play quite a bit of the DLC (which I found not really to be worth the money) nor the expansion. I’ll live. One day I’ll go back to it. Perhaps.

It put me off gaming last week, since I sat down all ready to lose a day to finishing the game. Bad News.

On sunday, I dragged myself to the LotRO kin raid to Barad Guldur where we actually made progress in our fight against the Lieutenant of Dol Guldur. It’s been a while since I honestly thought we’d made any good progress, and more importantly I didn’t wipe the group once, so I have a little more faith in my ability to pay attention, even when I hate a fight. So that was my Good Luck in gaming. I know it sounds self-deprecating, but the fight is so annoying on a micro-management level, and includes (for me), healing, running around to try and hit a fell beast but moving out of range of its tail and mouth, watching for fear on others, watching for yellow and/or purple eyes on me and reacting accordingly – and all later in the evening than I would like, concentration-wise. So while I’m glad the group, as a whole, made progress, I’m more happy that I managed to hold my attention the entire however-many-attempts we had. I think, now, that we will be able to down him. But I still have no love lost to Barad Guldur and will be glad when we can go to Helegrod again!

(and in secondary good news, I get to play Deathspank for the PC roday after pre-ordering my first ever game on Steam!)

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2 thoughts on “Bad News, Good News, Cute Cat

  1. I was going to try a second play through of Dragon Age too, mainly to get a more ‘pimped out (yo)’ character to transfer over to Dragon Age 2. However, the more I see of DA2, the more I think I’d like to start afresh: it seems more like a new game set in the same universe, whereas Mass Effect 2, say, seemed to be more of a genuine continuation of the first game (even if it did have a rather contrived plot device at the start to make things work).

    Was that your first pre-ordered game, or your first game on Steam full stop? If the latter, then bad luck, because now that you’ve had your first hit I imagine you’ll be hooked like the rest of us. Beware the Steam Sales! They appear to offer so many decent games for such little money, but I’ve decided that what they’re effectively doing is zerging your wallet.

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