So I admit it, I'm an ADD gamer. I get rolling on something and some shiny comes along and makes me shift gears, Guess even writing about things can't keep me from bouncing like a meth head from one place to another. Rolling fine in Vanguard, and my long time gaming buddy calls me up wanting to start gaming again. We look around for a game we can both get into that we haven't played together, and settle on Guild Wars 2. I've never played it (came out during my move to Washington) and while he has a max level toon, he's not really tried out anything other then leveling it up. So I buy the game so we can stop our other activities once a week and game together, just like the old days. Well, when we were playing, I was totally nubbing everything up, and all the starter shit is old hat to him, but we make good progress. The next day, my altitus starts itching. So now there's nothing to do but try out all the classes and see which is for me. Unfortunately, my gametime is limited due to family time, so me trying out multiple toons means that the only game I'm playing is GW2.
Adding insult to injury, I finally convinced the wife to go back to gaming when the kids go to bed, but man did she throw down the gauntlet. She wants a toony, WOW like game that is F2P. She wants NOTHING to do with Vanguard (a result of me overplaying it at launch) and has no interest in min/max, difficulty, anything. She has only ever played WOW, and really enjoyed it until she had to stop playing for college finals, and never let herself play it again. Fear of gaming too much led her to not game at all. She's gotten on most of my accounts when I'm at work and tooled around a bit, but really missed gaming with me and my online friends. Ironically, one of her favorite gaming memories is when she was being camped in Hellfire Peninsula. I was running heroics with a buddy (one of those people that make MMO's great. Some random dude in a random guild that ended up being a friend for life, but only online. My big regret when I moved across the country is that I didn't have time to stop by his town and hang out.) Anyways, when Rizette got killed for the third or fourth time in a row by some max level toon, she asked for help. Instantly 151(the buddy) and I dropped what we were doing and headed out. For the next couple of hours we killed the ganker while my wife quested and harvested happily. She just loved the fact that we dropped everything to come over and beat up her bully, she still giggles when she talks about it.
Wow, that wasnt' supposed to become such a tangent. Moving on.
Well, I looked around, and seems like Runes of Magic will fit the bill for a game for wife time. I have to build her a desk for her laptop, she refuses to game on her lap, so that won't start up till next week/weekend, but the family gaming times should be starting up again soon!