Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Plans

Summer officially starts for me this week, so I've been thinking about what I want to do with the extra time I'll have while I'm not teaching.  Of course, as any MMO affecionado knows, spare time means video games.  I decided I would like to sit down and think about my goals for this summer to see what I can accomplish.

Goal #1:

I would like to continue playing TERA quite a bit.  Right now, I have an archer and a warrior at level 41, and I think my first goal for the summer will be to get both of those characters up to 60.  I'm not sure yet about how much end-game I'll want to do in TERA, but I'm sure I'll at least give it a shot and see how I like it.

Goal #2:

Grab a couple more pets and maybe a mount from Darkmoon Faire in WoW.  I have been working on this steadily each week that the Darkmoon Faire is available, but I still have a long way to go.  I'll be working on this goal some this week, since it is once again time for the Faire.

Goal #3:

Work on alts in both TERA and WoW.  In TERA, I would really like to create one more character, but I'm not sure yet which class it will be.  I'm sure I'll have to play around with a few to decide on what I want to try.

In WoW, I've had a mage and a rogue sitting in the 75+ range for quite awhile now, but I've never put in the time or effort to get either up to 85.  I would really like to get both of these characters up to 85 sometime this summer before the release of MoP.

Goal #4:

If it looks like I will be successful with the above stated goals, then I'm thinking I might try out a new game or two.  I'm not sure what I might want to try; there are several MMO's that I've read about extensively but never had the time to play.  I've started characters on DDO, LotR, and Rift at different times, but each time my time and attention ends up somewhere else, so maybe I'll go back and pick up one of those again.  I also have my Sith Assassin sitting in the low 40's on SWTOR that may entice me back to at least finish that class story.  There are just so many options for this fourth goal; I'm just not sure what I want to do with my time.

Anyway, it looks like a fun summer of gaming.  I can't wait to get started.


  1. DDO frankly is not very much fun on the great majority of character classes and builds unless you are in a party. Hirelings will help a lot, but you will still find yourself locked out of most of the content if you play it solo. That said, if you can find a good guild or a regular group the game is fantastic imo.

    LoTRO and Rift are both also solid choices imo. And of course we have TSW and GW II coming down the pipe any day now.

    1. Thanks for the info. I am looking forward to GW II; I'm sure I'll give that one a spin, but I don't know about TSW. I'm not really into modern settings in video games. I prefer a fantasy setting. I may have to look at it though if I continue to hear good things.

  2. Your gaming regiment sounds a lot like mine, jumping from game to game to game. My plans for summer gaming aren't as lofty, though, as I tend to take lots of gaming breaks in the summer or go back to single player games.

    So far, I have my hand in LotRO, DDO, and STO primarily. Stopped playing WoW ages ago, and haven't tried either Tera or SWTOR. I am really looking forward to both GW2 and TSW, though.