Laptop Surgery

My husband bought himself a new hard drive and I have made off with the old one to replace my dead one.

The guts of the machine

Later…

Success! I have installed the new hard drive! Time to install games onto it.

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Wailing and the Gnashing of Teeth

Sometime between when I played Riders of Icarus last night and when I got up this morning, my data drive, on which all my games were installed, bit the big one. Looking at the BIOS, I am not sure it is even finding that SATA port anymore. I have people who can look at it to possibly diagnose and fix the problem, but for now, The Gnarly Gaming Laptop is now just The Laptop.

I do have some room on my solid state (system) drive where I could install some things, but not with the wild abandon with which I installed things on the 1TB hard drive. I don’t have the room for that. This means that I will actually have to make choices about what games I install, and not just install everything with the intention to play at some point in the future that may or may not come.

So, I need to decide what is worth the space. I’ve been playing a lot of Riders of Icarus lately, and I may have found a guild to join there, so that might be one thing. I don’t feel like I can justify both Bless Online and Black Desert Online. I’ve been playing those both a lot less lately. I am possibly playing Bless more than BDO lately, just because there’s still more novelty there. I still have some time on my free month of FFXIV, and I also bought that game at one point; I have enjoyed it more recently that I remember enjoying it in the past. Which brings me to GW2– I was just talking about subscribing and/or buying expansions for that. It’s also still fun and novel to me. And, lastly, I was planning to get back into ESO, and was planning pre-order the upcoming expansion while this Khajiit still has some coin on hand.

On the non-MMORPG front, Stardew Valley might be good, but I have also been thinking really hard about buying Rimworld or Dawn of Man (the latter of which is on sale on Steam and also on Humble, where my son gets an affiliate cut of the sale). Civ V? Cities: Skylines? Dragon Age: Origins?

I just don’t have room for all those things. I must make decisions.

I know I don’t have that many readers, but maybe you guys could suggest what you might like to see me tackle and write about. It doesn’t have to be any of the things above, just any MMORPG you think would be fun or funny for me to write about. Meanwhile, I will think about it while I clean the kitchen.