Holidaze Continued…

As the holiday season continues, I’m finding myself with less time for FE. Two main reasons, but the first is just  the shortage of play time just in  general because I’m so busy in RL. The second reason can be summed up in three words: “Batman: Arkham City”.

This game is fucking great. Period. Dead stop. The graphics are downright awe-inspiring, the gameplay is fun, engaging, and oftentimes very, very satisfying. There’s just something about beating the crap out of seven bad guys at once that can’t help but make you feel like a major badass. Best of all, since the game also features Catwoman with her own set of unique fighting moves you can feel like a major badass regardless of your mood or gender identity.

I’ve barely started the game…last time I checked my stats they said I’d completed all of 3%, but this game just keeps getting better and better. I can’t help but think that this game would make an incredible MMO in terms of playability, but of course the problem with any game like this is that it’s a Batman game so naturally everyone would want to be Batman in it. On the other hand, perhaps they could take the DC Universe route of making the actual comic book superheroes like Batman and Superman unplayable and have the player create their own superhero who will interact with the comic book heroes.

I’m getting off track, but that’s ok. It’s Sunday. I have errands to run, recorded television to watch, dinner to deal with, and video games to play in whatever time might be left over from all that. I need to find about an hour or so of free time so I can take a break from doing the Dieseltown holiday mission chain and set up the next phase of crafting the knowledges I need to build myself an electric motorcycle. Trouble is, finding that hour has been a bit of a challenge lately, and even on the rare occasions I have, that Batman is a very seductive guy.

I dunno, we’ll see…maybe I’ll have something to write about (and time to write about it) later in the week.



Yeah, I know, it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted. All I can do is plead holiday busyness which has kept me from playing FE a lot over the last couple of weeks. I have managed to pop on often enough to keep up my crafting though. I’m almost ready to start building an electric motorcycle. I finished my dune buggy last week, but to be honest I wasn’t all that happy with it. It looks cool, but it’s kinda slow and I don’t see how it offers me any real advantages over my motorcycle, which is much faster and doesn’t have much less storage. The electric bike I’m going to build has almost as much storage as a cargo bike and has the added advantage of not needing  gas but instead uses batteries which are cheaper to make and I already have a stack of them I got as a reward on some mission.

I checked out the faction territory control area earlier today when the servers came back up for a little while but I had to bail out after only a short time to deal with RL. I’ll be heading back in shortly for a little while, but I suspect I’m gonna get killed pretty quickly since the keep I was in when I logged out had switched from Traveler to Enforcer control when I popped back in a couple of hours ago to check on my crafting. Oh well, I do have a few other things to do elsewhere anyway.

I just got an email from Amazon that my copy of Batman: Arkham City shipped today so I expect that I’ll be spending a lot of time with that when it arrives. I’ll still be in FE of course, but maybe not so much over the next couple of weeks. Between Batman and the holidays, I doubt I’ll have a whole lot of time for FE until after Xmas. The good news is that once those lovely holiday checks clear at the bank I’ve decided that I’m going to treat myself to a 180-day Wastelander premium code. The other good news is that G1 has finally put out invisible armor for the rest of the slots and I picked up the invisible glasses one today, so I’m looking pretty much like I want to in-game right now, though who knows, that could change.

Also, I’m now on the upper end of level 33, soon to hit 34. Anyway, that’s it for right now, but as always, more to come soon.

Happy freakin’ holidays, everyone!