The week (and then some) in review

Things have been hectic here; we picked up Final Fantasy XIII (gorgeous, but I have a lot of gameplay complaints that can really be summed up in Penny Arcade form), bought and beat (with an Angel of Death score) the Chaos Rising expansion for Dawn of War II, and also picked up a new monitor that is lovely and really makes gaming easier on the eyes. A 23″ Samsung LED that’s crisp, bright, and was a little over my budget but so worth it. We also had tabletop last Friday, and will have the alternate game this Saturday (Iron Kingdoms and Shadowrun, respectively; Paladin of Menoth and Wolf Shaman, for the curious), but there’s nothing really exciting to report on that just yet.

Right now work – or more appropriately — the husband’s work — is eating what couple time my husband and I find together, so I got a lot of gaming done this week. I’ve knocked off some hours of FFXIII, and I finally got my Shaman to ding 80 and then ran a ton of 80 Regular Instances (ICC 5’s and ToC) to get her some gear and prepare her for the heroic’s grind…. which I already do with a Protection Warrior, Holy Priest, Hunter, Warlock and the Death Knight I almost never play. I mentioned sixth eighty, right?

However, Twitter has brought a gem to my door; the local Big Boy Nerds, the The Geek Show, is produced by Zack Shutt. He’s put out a call for at least one people-person geek and web developers. As the former and not the latter, I don’t expect to make the grade on his new project and get a job with him, but I am curious and I figured, what the hell. So I’ve DM’d him and we’ll see what happens there. I can’t say I’m unhappy with my current job– but I’m not happy there, either (and I am often situationally unhappy there, but that’s another story for another time).

I hope to find some time to write about the two latest expansions I dealt with: Dawn of War II’s Chaos Rising and Dragon Age: Awakenings, but I’ll save that for the weekend, I think. I’m told it’s All Hands so I’ll have a lot of free time without the husband.

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5 responses

  1. Jennifer

    Good luck with your application! If you don’t try, you’ll never know, right? 🙂

    I look forward to hearing about DA: Awakenings. It’s definitely on my buy list but I have to finish Fallout 3 first (I know, I know, it came out so long ago but I only got around to playing it recently!)

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    April 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

  2. Amanda

    I have to say you may be disappointed in what I have to say about Awakenings: They gutted all the personality of Dragon Age: Origins, made all your companions walking stat bars, ditched romance/personality/camp, and basically turned the experience of Dragon Age into a soulless, empty thing devoid of the enjoyable experience that it’s predecessor gave me.

    In short: I’m really not enjoying it — it’s why I played through and finished Heavy Rain AND Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising and I’m still not done with Awakenings, despite buying it on release day.

    I honestly can’t suggest buying it.

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    April 17, 2010 at 7:30 am

  3. Now that’s interesting. Hubby was looking at getting Awakenings, but if they’ve gutted it we may have to pass on it.

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    April 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm

  4. Amanda

    I loved Dragon Age and when I clear my plate I intend to do a replay as a City Elf Rogue and be a complete bitch the entire way through (and shag the entire party, maybe).

    I’m honestly more excited about THAT replay then finishing Awakenings.

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    April 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

  5. Aw, that is really disappointing to hear about Awakenings. Sounds like they took out all the things that made the game amazing.

    Hmmm…I may wait until I can get it as a cheap second-hand rather than paying full price then.

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    April 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

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