I've come to realize that I just don't have time to do things that I want anymore. I have too many things that need to be done! Fortunately all things that I need to get done are worth more than anything in the end, but still having little to no time to pursue my hobbies is a big downer. But before I get into solutions I will get into what I'm so busy with.
1. I've purchased a house.
2. I've began planning my wedding.
3. I'm preparing to move within the next few months.
4. In a few months I will be out of the active military.
5. I'm beginning research into what school I will attend after I am out of the active military.
Now, I normally like to keep real life out of my blog, but these changes will play greatly into my gaming future and the reason I am about to present some solutions to keep my gaming addiction fed.
Solution 1 - EVE Online. Since I am already playing it and skill training requires minimal interaction I can continue. This is a good idea, but as I begin to spend more time away from my current house I will not have a PC to access the net with for weeks at a time. So EVE Online and MMORPGs in general are going to be tough.
Solution 2 - Finally getting a Nintendo DS as I've been wanting to do. I gave one to my fiance as a birthday present and she absolutely loves it. I have a crack list of games to get: Mario Kart DS, Mario Bros Partners in Time, and soon to be released Metroid Prime Hunters plus the new untitled Mario DS title.
Also I would get a wireless USB adapter to plug into my PC for some online play for Mario Kart DS. Even though I will be without a net connected PC for weeks at a time there should be plenty of titles to keep me busy and any gameboy is king of portability.
Solution 3 - Give up gami.... blah I can't finish typing that. Haha...
Get someone you trust to periodically log on to Eve and change what your character trains for, as needed.ReplyDelete
Yeah, but I have other thoughts on EVE. Am I really having fun or am I holding out for potential fun? I don't really know if I can answer. Its complicated because I was jazzed up to play EVE.ReplyDelete
The whole skill training is such a lead on to just yank money from me and I may never... ever... use my EVE account again.
I just don't know atm what to do :P
Understandable, especially if you want to conserve funds for other purposes. But if you're still into MMOGs, going from Eve to other games is really a big switch.ReplyDelete
If you like the Eve environment -- where you make the game what you want, and player interaction makes the possibilities so immense -- what would you switch to?
But the potential is there if I can put the time in... things just take time in EVE.ReplyDelete
You are right HL, things do take time in EVE. I love how a skill trains in realtime. I hate traveling so many jumps. But it would not feel right if you could pop across the galazy in the blink of an eye. It all takes some getting use too. But so far what makes it different and unique also make it fun and refreshing to play. I plan to stick with it for now and the forseeable future.ReplyDelete
But the time factor makes it so my limited log in time is spent in setup or go"for" missions or traveling.ReplyDelete
I love the skill training and the depth of the ship fitting and fleet combat. I love EVE, but damn its boring me to tears as skills train up to be useful in 0.0
Sitting around waiting for PvP gangs just to be a tackler is what I am trying to do right now. That will decide whether I can enjoy EVE in short bursts.
Isn't 0.0 space in EVE like hitting 60 in WoW? Can't expect to do that overnight. I plan to be dinking around in safe space for the foreseeable future.ReplyDelete
Oh boy do I know what you mean. I love my gaming but finding the time for it is now a nightmare!ReplyDelete
I am actually considering giving up drinking so I get a few more hours gaming :)
I don't drink (errr rarely do), but too much other stuff going on lately makes it hard to even think of gaming -_-ReplyDelete