And when I arrived home there was a giant box of girl scout cookies from my friend Kati. Huzzah! Two great things to combat a stressful Monday - sunshine and cookies!
online Elder Scrolls game to warrant buying it and subscribing. Well, as time went on I started to kind of miss Elder Scrolls Online and I decided it was worth buying it and subscribing, at least for a few months. I played World of Warcraft for years, so I'm not necessarily against subscriptions for games, I just haven't found one I'd be willing to do that with.
At least I thought I hadn't.
So I spent a lot of today playing in the 5 day head start (for pre-orders, the game officially launches on 4/4).
We also discovered that the automatic cat feeder was set too low...so the cat wasn't getting enough food. That might explain his chewing on the wall yesterday in frustration. Oops!
It's all fixed now, so he's a much happier cat.
Elder Scrolls Online.
semi-annual Grand Rapids Toy and Comic Show is today, so we popped in real quick to see everything. Chris didn't end up picking up any action figures this time, but we did see more cosplay this time around. This event is only a few blocks from our house, so we pop in anytime it's going on just as something to do.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was delightful.
When we got home, the cat was not so delightful. He started to actually chew on part of the wall... Someone is very frustrated about the new cat feeder.
The last pet feeder we tried, he figured out pretty quickly how to stick his paw up and feed himself.
So this time we've decided to try something a little sturdier. It even has a small guard on the front to prevent "food obsessed" cats from getting their paws inside the device.
He's spent a chunk of the evening trying to break into it and so far it's survived.
Grand River that runs through downtown. There were lots of ice chunks floating down the river. It's only a matter of time before the flooding advisories start, now that spring is here.
Guild Wars 2 has been moving along, steadily adding content every two weeks to the game. Some of it I've really enjoyed, some of it I've missed, and some of it is focused more on PvP, which I don't play as much.
I still like to log in and check out the new content, so even though I missed the last few parts of their Scarlet story line, I still logged in to check out their cinematics and celebrations. I didn't play for very long, but I did run around to check things out.
For a game that doesn't have a monthly subscription, I think they add a fair amount of regular content.
Elder Scrolls Online is basically just an online version of the sandbox games with a subscription. That sounds like what you would expect, but when you bump the game up against other MMOs that are out currently, it's an awkward experience - at least at first.
The Weird UI And Things That Took Getting Used Touser interface (UI) is mostly hidden unless you call it up on the game (i for inventory, m for map, etc). That's different than most MMOs, which usually have action bars, mini-maps, and more.
The main problem I see with the UI and menu system is how they work more like a traditional offline game instead of an online game. Since this is an MMO, you can't pause the game. Checking anything in the menu system essentially pauses your character but nothing around you (you can still auto-run though). So if you want to down a health potion in the middle of a fight, you're immobile, but not necessarily your enemy. Then you're spending time scrolling through the bags looking for something while you're getting beat down.
Guild Wars 2 skill bar) so you have to choose wisely before picking a fight.
Star Wars: The Old Republic in that regard.
Things That Were AwesomeNPCs seem to mind).
World Of Warcraft that used to take anywhere from 5 to 12 minutes (I think they've since changed this).
Khajiit (cat person) wandering around in elf territory - they're a little more curt with you than if you're a fellow elf (as long as you're the right kind of elf that is!).