It’s almost…not quite but almost…like I never left. Slowly but surely, it’s all coming back. It’s been a little over a year and half since I left FE but I already know that somehow before my 14-day trial is over, I’m going to try to figure out a way to stick around a bit longer.
It’s interesting, actually. Of all the MMO’s I’ve ever played, my two favorites have been Eve-Online and Fallen Earth, yet I left FE to go back to Eve. This, I’ve come to understand, was a mistake. Not because Eve isn’t a great game, mind you, but it just isn’t for me. It doesn’t fit my lifestyle well. I’ve often reached a point with certain MMO’s, Eve in particular, when playing the game becomes less like a love affair and more like a marriage. That’s not to say Eve stopped being fun, but it also became a commitment, one I all too often wasn’t able to do justice.
In the meantime, that is during the year and a half or so I’ve been gone from the game, I’ve kept busy, or at least, busy enough.
So, why now? Why bother coming back months before the game goes free-to-play if you don’t have any money Bekka? Why just pop up suddenly from out of nowhere and start writing this blog again if right now you don’t even know if you’re going to be able to play FE for months after the 23rd? I’ve asked myself all of these questions. I don’t have a good answer for any of them except that it just feels right.
And so, to the ostensible point of this blog, the game: I started in Boneclaw, pretty much finished everything there, then headed to South Burb. Getting this new toon a well-rounded crafting recipe base. That pretty much describes what I’ve been doing in FE the last couple of days. This toon’s name is Bekka Jae (not Jai like the one I was using in 2009). She’s already level 8. And yet, I also know this toon may eventually end up being ignored and unused, probably mainly depending on whether or not I decide to reactivate my old account or just keep on building this new one. Probably I’ll end up reopening the old account (if I can) once the game goes free-to-play because the advantages in terms of skills, attributes, etc. are just too much not to want to recapture if possible. Still, I haven’t yet been able to log into my old account since I decided to come back. I’m not really sure why that is. I try every logical password combination without success.
When I went to try to reset my password, I was asked a verification question. I answered the question correctly, but it told me I had answered incorrectly.I have a feeling if I am to get my old account restored it will involve an email to Icarus (or whoever) customer service.
So yes, for whatever it’s worth, I’m back playing Fallen Earth, more or less, and as for the future, I guess we’ll just have to see.
Since at this point I don’t have the money to reactivate my old account yet (though that may change soon), assuming it still exists, I’ll keep working on this toon so I have a backup ready to go in case it turns out that my old toon is lost forever. It wouldn’t be such a bad thing anyway. I’m finding that I’m enjoying starting a new toon from scratch, and I’m a lot better at a lot of things in this game. Who knows if I’ll feel the same way in six months or a year, but hey, who cares? I’m here now, I’m gonna be here for at least a while, and if I go away I’ll be back when they open the free-to-play gates. Beyond those parameters, your guess as what happens next is about as good as mine.
And now, I think I’ll jump in-game for a few minutes before it’s time to call it a night.
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