tldr; Some utter fail but other things in track. It's come to my attention that some of my goals rely heavily on others and there is nothing I can do to fix that!
So, I made some resolutions. Let's see how I'm getting on.
- Arrange weekend activities to do with Felix as he's old enough to do cool stuff (we have a list now) - DONE! He's had Chicken Pox, so we've been broken for the last three weekends.
- Buy a tag along bike extension (spring) - This month
Happy Birthday Gordon!
Belated Happy Birthday Pete!
(much, much older fucker)
SOE don't hold back from fucking about with Planetside 2! They really do get stuck in with both feet and I think it is keeping the game fresh for me. Many of the tweaks are small and welcome (balance, weapons), some I don't give a monkeys about but loads of people seem to buy them (hats, camo, model mods for vehicles) but some are big and my god, are they good.
2013 was slack, pretty much because I didn't put any goals in place to achieve. I didn't try to do anything except change job and get spending under control, which I did.
Here's the plan for 2014.
- Arrange weekend activities to do with Felix as he's old enough to do cool stuff (we have a list now)
- Buy a tag along bike extension (spring)
Last night, Big Rob (shame2lose) and I went on a dangerous hunt for naturally spawning horses. Armed with stone tools, saddles, food, torches, him with a sword and me with a bow, we struck out for not-yet-generated distant lands to find horses. We had huge issues with Ping. I watched the server, it wasn't under silly load and I tried a reset or two.
So, I have a Razer Nostromo (actually a Belkin n52te but same thing) and the only thing that bugs me about it is that the top row of keys is the "QWER" row, not "1234". This makes for some annoying working-out-how-to-switch-weapon moments.
I want to write a game. So does EMW. So we're going to. We've been doing a lot of reading, researching and playing with technology since the last Fishcon and we're making progress. We're going to make a game that is a cross between Artemis, FTL and any realtime top-down shooter (like Alien Breed). Players work together to keep their ship alive while exploring and killing.
I tend to get snatches of time during the weekend - 30 min here and there. I don't get to sit down and properly game until after 8pm, once Felix is in bed, we've eaten and the washing up has been done. Boring stuff. Life stuff. My proper gaming has been the engrossing Planetside 2, with it's ridiculous battles. When I get bits and pieces of time, I play Minecraft as I can do a bit and leave it.
I've been playing a lot of Planetside 2. A lot. I'll sit down for an hour at the end of a stupidly stressful day at work. As I play more, it has changed for me (for the better) and being in the Maniacs [MACS] outfit has certainly made it more fun.