I got an email last week about my old WoW account. It had been banned, for gold sales. Yes, my WoW account, that I hadn’t played for more than two weeks in the past two years (right after WotLK came out). This happened a day after I got my StarCraft 2 copy, and set up my battlenet account. Surprise, surprise! Making a log-in name for an account the email it’s attached to across a multi-game platform made it easier for accounts to be hacked! Shocker! On the plus side, Blizzard was very good about restoring everything a day or so later, and I now have a WoW account to play for however long if I decide I want to. I probably wont, but I could always log-in and poke about for shits and giggles.
That said, I did have a bit of a PvE bug put in my ear. I was talking to someone about EQ2, and they still play the game, and we got to talking about the game, and it stirred up all these great memories. So of course, as all things nastalgia-driven, I was incapable of resisting. It’s like not watching “The Price is Right” when home sick, you just can’t avoid it. I haven’t purchased the most recent expansion, so I finished getting my Shadowknight to 80 (took all of one kill), and am not playing around on my low-level dirge. This really is an incredible, more “sand-boxy” PvE game, with more depth of content and variability than you can hope to have time for. Plus, cross-server Battlegrounds! My favoritist PvE game with scenarios? SQUEEEE!
On the Warhammer note, I played some this weekend, but the wife and I spent time out-of-town with the baby at Grandma’s so gaming was at a minimum. I still got to do two city sieges though, one with my SW, and another with my Knight. My Knights a little behind the benchmarks I made for myself as far as renown gain goes, a week actually. He’s almost half-way through RR78, when I wanted him to be RR79 at the end of this current week. Still, with my recent alt-itis on my SW, and SC2, and EQ2 all being played, I won’t complain. Speaking of my Shadow Warrior: I’m half way through RR71 now, and am still having a blast with him. Even better, is the amazing news that Nate Levy just verified on the officials (see a reason to still read them). Off-hand weapon DPS will contribute to damage for the shooters.