This is, effectively, the last work week of the year for me. I still have to come in next week for a couple days, but everyone will be gone so it'll be pretty dull. The flipside is that everyone wants everything done this week, before they leave. Makes sense, right?
Being a peon, all I can say is: "Yesh, mi'lord." and "Right away, mi'lord." And if you click on me, several versions of "Wut is it?" until maybe I get pissed and let loose with a special line before going back to the same "Yesh" routine. Oh, you want me to take lumber to the lumber mill? THEN BUILD IT CLOSER YOU IDIOT.
But I can't say that, I just have to do what the powers-that-be tell me to do. Also means that this week is going to be a bit busy, so if all of my posts seem sporadic and rushed... well, it's because I'm lugging sacks of gold to and from the ke- oh, now it's a castle.
Gaming-wise, I plan to be busy, too. Likely, my early-invite to SWTOR will come to be later this week. It's all very secretive and mysterious, and despite my abundance of medichlorians, always in motion the future is. Difficult to see my start time must be.
As such, I'm trying to "finish" Skyrim. I'm sitting at level 44. The plan is to get to 50 and then finish the MQ. I've finished all of the guilds, though there are plenty of quests left. I've not even touched the rebellion (and plan to make peace and save it for a rainy day after the main quest is complete). There are plenty of daedric artifacts that I've not acquired, and I'm only thane in two holds (Whiterun and Riften). Thus, I can't really say I'm "finishing" the game. More like I'm throwing in the towel. Seriously, Skyrim will suck your life away if you let it. Almost as bad as an MMO.
I probably would have wrapped up my plans in Skyrim this weekend if it hadn't been for WoW. For all my complaints about the glossed-over story in the new heroics, they sure are nice to run randomly. Perfect balance of time-spent and reward-gained, perhaps a little slanted toward the reward end right now (what with all the useful drops). Ran a few this weekend and, what do you know, it was fun again. I may get back into the habit, at least until I exhaust the points vendors.
Sadly, I've not been able to try the LFR just yet. No Dragon Soul raids for me, either. We're still planning to finish up Rags, and I've just not had nights where I can sit down and raid (apart from the one I've set aside per week). I suppose that's why I'm happier with the heroics. I've spent a whole lot of this expansion feeling like I'm a failure at gearing up because, in general, I only get about an hour each night. Before these new heroics, you couldn't do a lot of useful (for raiding) things in an hour. Squeezing in a Trollroic was iffy for a while. I quickly exhausted the usefulness of the out-of-the-Cata-box heroics. It's nice to have a "quick fix" solution again.
That's all for now. We'll see how coherent I am later this week.
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