It feels like I did more in June than I did in May, but let’s look at the results, shall we?
Still no FFXIV sub, so that was out. No matter, I wasn’t looking at it as a high priority anyway.
I didn’t quite finish my TSW goal of clearing Shadowy Forest quests, but I did complete one more quest hub, so I’m inching closer. It was the first time I’ve had to actually change my build specifically for a mission, so I floundered about in frustration for a while before I realised what was going wrong.
Tried playing Long Live the Queen but I was on skype at the time, and it didn’t play nicely with LLtQ in fullscreen (which is how I like to play it) so I dropped it…and then completely forgot about it for the rest of the month. Oops.
Hearthstone was a debacle. I made it to rank 10 fairly easily, then spent the rest of the month consistently underperforming, and ended at rank 13. That experience was an inspiration for my last post.
While I did, in fact, end up buying the Humble Bundle with Shadowrun: Hong Kong in it, I didn’t play any Shadowrun. Instead, I finished Alan Wake, Cibele, and made some progress in Torchlight 2. Also put some time into Diablo 3 seasonal hardcore mode with my friend.
Goals for July
I am currently revelling in the 4th anniversary event in TSW, soaking up massive amounts of AP via Guardians of Gaia fights. So, since the event only lasts another week, the goals are to complete at least one more deck build – for the outfit, naturally! – before the event ends, and then close out the Shadowy Forest quests in the latter half of the month.
I’ve given up on ranking goals for Hearthstone, so this month I’ll just be playing enough for dailies to get done, with the occasional arena match.
I just started The Blackwell Legacy, so I aim to finish at least three (but ultimately all five) of the series by the end of the month. Likewise, I have started a game of Sid Meier’s Pirates! which I may just cruise through (see what I did there) at a leisurely pace. So the goal there is just progress.
More Diablo 3, of course. The main goal with that is simply survival. See how far we can get before we die. I have two cheat death abilities on my wizard, and they’ve procced a couple of times on Torment IV, so I think we’ll be staying there for a while until we get some better gear. And if we do die? On to Torchlight 2!
Given the time I’ll be putting into TSW, I don’t think I’ll make it back to FFXIV this month. Perhaps August will be the month of my return.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 04:13:55 +1100 at 4:13 AM
Shadowy Forest was also where I changed my build for the first time: I switched from Blade/Rifle to Blade/Hammer so I could frontload consumers and use them more often with Full Momentum. If you buy an AP booster from the store you can get 3x AP and unlock lots of good stuff.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:14:01 +1100 at 12:14 PM
Oh yeah I’ve changed my build around a few times to try and get a better balance between damage and survivability, but the Fata Padurii mission was the first time I’ve had to find something specific – in this case, a multi-target hinder to separate the wisps from the Padurii to make it vulnerable. Took a few deaths to figure out what I needed, heh.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:15:59 +1100 at 1:15 PM
One of my least favorite quests, that one.