September 17th, 2009


Steppin' Out (No Joe Jackson Required)

Canceled my City of Heroes account today. Funny, wasn't a big deal...which proved the exact reason I was leaving.

It's been fun for a long time, you bet. However, as much play time as I get, I've really seen it all and done it all. Seriously, I wandered around not long ago, just looking for nifty little spots I'd never seen, and found nothing. I've experienced it all, every raid, every giant monster, you name it. A few things I never achieved, sure, but I've done the actions enough. On top of that, the last year has brought a lot of changes to the game. Some, I haven't cared about, some I've not liked, but the overall shift in the game's paradigm (as I see it) is not one I'm all that happy about. Not being all gloom-and-doom about it, just sayin', it's not my thing. These days, I find I'm barely logging in, taking the time to play other things that I'm enjoying much more.

So, handed over the reins of any group I ran, transferred the bulk of my characters' cash to friends (hey, it's not doing ME any good, might as well give it too those that will use it), and closed out the subscription. Made a couple of good-bye posts to the LJ communities, too, because I have made some very good friends there.

What's next? Well, I'm pretty stuck on Dungeon Runners right now, and with it going away soon, I'd like to see as much of it as I can. Star Wars: The Old Republic looks pretty damn nifty, but that's still a long way from going live. In the meantime, I might try to get some basic gaming done (I still haven't played Bioshock, dammit). We'll see. I might even give World of Warcraft another try (and a fair try, this time), I dunno. The future is open...
Tiki Island

Passing Along The Wisdom

Just introduced Erik to Pink Floyd. I was watching The Wall: Live In Berlin and he came along asking what it was. By the end of it, he was entranced, and I pulled out my CD of The Wall so he could hear the guitar solo in "Comfortably Numb" better (the version in that concert just isn't close to the power of the original). I'm not ashamed to say that the solo in question gives me goosebumps, and neighbors be damned, I turned it way up and air guitared the thing.

Funny how any other time, that might make me feel kinda stupid, doing that in front of a 13-year-old, but for that song, I didn't care. It's one of the most powerful bits in music, in my opinion, and always gives me a great feeling. Luckily, I think he agreed, so he didn't think it was weird that I acted as I did. ;)

Anyway, I'll be putting together a mix CD of "Floyd's Greatest" in the near future to give him a primer before I toss him into, say, The Final Cut or Animals. I'll save the early days for later (it helps to already be a fan to get into Saucerful of Secrets or Ummagumma). I do believe I've created a fan, though.