Monday, December 9, 2013

In Which Luxy Plays Other Games and Neglects WoW and Blogging

I can't put my finger on it exactly, but something about 5.4 hasn't been right for me. In the beginning, I was upset about the state of Elemental DPS. It got better a few weeks in, however I still wasn't into 5.4. The Celestial Tournament was fun but at this point, I still only have 2 of the pets and can't seem to make myself do it. The achievements on the Timeless Isle were a mix between way too easy and ridiculously time consuming. I still have a lot of farming for items for rare spawns, as well as a lot of rep farming to do.

I think I tend to slow down on my play time at the end of expansions, though it isn't usually until beta is available. I have still been logging on for raids, that won't stop anytime soon! I miss hanging out with my WoW friends as much as I used to though, some of them need to try out some other games with me!

So, what have I been playing?

Trouble in Terrorist Town
TTT is a game mode created for Garry's Mod (a sandbox physics game using a modified Source engine). You play as a group of terrorists with one or more traitors in the midst. The group has to work out who the traitor is, while the traitor is trying to take out the other terrorists. The innocent 'terrorists' are expected to have evidence before shooting, and there will be one or more detectives who can be called to scan DNA on any corpses that are found. Being the traitor is fun! I somehow happen to spawn right next to the same person pretty often (Poor Rocker!) He takes a Deagle to the face pretty well though.
Innocent Luxy!
Rooftops is my favourite TTT map.
Prop Hunt
Prop Hunt is essentially 'Hide and Seek' only way cooler! Also on Garry's Mod, you choose an item on the map, disguise yourself as it, and can either hide in plain sight hoping the hunters don't see you, or find somewhere sneaky to hide. As a prop you have a 'taunt', a noise which plays to help people find you. The sounds can be really short, or quite long. One of the taunts is a song played on a loop which I always seem to get when I have a really good hiding spot and someone asks me to taunt.
I am the radio, the human at the back hasn't chosen a prop yet, not very stealthy!
Oooooh, boy. DayZ is a mod for ARMA 2 (A military simulator, which I have never actually played. I bought the game specifically for DayZ). It's a multiplayer, open world, survival horror mod. You are a survivor of a zombie outbreak, trying to stay alive by finding food, medical supplies and weapons to fend off zombies and other players (the latter being the real danger). I choose to play DayZ as a 'hero' meaning I do very little killing of other players, preferring to help my friends by gathering things they need and giving them medical aid when needed. A lot of my friends play as 'bandits' which means they kill most other players on sight! Scary!
Bandaging a bandit!
I drive a lot of vehicles in DayZ. I crash a lot as well. So much so that when I die, comments are often made in chat about it being due to my poor driving skills.
Broo's amazing paint skills depicting my amazing driving skills!
A standalone version of DayZ has been in the making for some time now. To be honest, it's going to be very different to the mods I have been playing. I don't think I am going to enjoy it for the same reason I currently enjoy it, but I am looking forward to trying it.

The Ship
A crazy man has invited you on to his cruise ship. Sounds legit, right? The catch? You have to kill another passenger! While you are hunting, someone else is hunting YOU! The ships have various weapons which you can use to murder your quarry, all of which will award you a different monetary value at the end of the round. You also have 'needs' that you are required to deal with while you are scouring the ship for your victim. You need to eat and drink, sleep, shower, read and even use the bathroom. Some of your needs will see you die if you don't take care of them, while others will just make you smell terrible! 
Poor guy...
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
I was never a Sonic lover, I preferred Mario, while my sister was a huge Sonic fan. This game, however... is pretty much Mario Kart and I looooooove it! Both the single and multiplayer modes are super fun. I just wish my sister didn't have such terrible internet right now so we could play together (with 2000km between us to stop us reverting to bratty, hair-pulling rivals)
The crowd are cheering for my character! AMY! AMY! AMY! AMY! AMY! AMY!
I actually spent a lot of time idling in WoW tonight, which is something I haven't done for a long time. I think it's Sonic time though... :D


  1. Well glad to see some activity! Was worried you were never coming back to write!

    1. I will try to write more, I just didn't think anyone would be interested in non-WoW stuff, since my non-WoW friends don't read the blog!