It’s cold here in Western PA tonight, but at least the temperatures have gotten into positive territory. School has been cancelled for two days because of cold temperatures. I was bitter about going to work this morning when it was -8°F. Maybe that’s why they call it “bitter cold.”
I just realized that I sometimes take for granted that I can even play games at this point in my life. I have had a lot of turmoil and adversity in my life, but now things are settled enough that I can just come home from work and play. Last year, I bought a laptop that can run everything I want it to. There was money for that, for a change. Life is good.
My whole family spent the first two weeks of the year being sick, and then my husband and I both had birthdays, and there’s been all the usual real life. That is to say, it hasn’t been a great month for gaming. It’s been very short sessions of various games without accomplishing much in any of them. The sole exception was this last weekend when I played a whole bunch of an alpha of a game that isn’t even in a style I usually enjoy.
I have spent the last few days trying to decide if I want to spend some money on the GW2 expansions or on pre-ordering the ESO Elsweyr expansion. This is the sort of dilemma that usually takes me weeks or months to resolve, even though it is stupid and I could actually buy one now and the other later. It’s a leftover from my days of abject poverty when everything that wasn’t an absolute necessity to survive was a giant splurge. It makes what should be small decisions seem monumental.
Maybe I will take some advice from my son and get the original Guild Wars and expansions. He says it is still a thing, and it is good.
I just bought half a dozen or so single player RPGs at the Steam sale in December. How ’bout those? That would be the smart move.
I hope February is a better month for health and gaming.