So, I’ve been distracted from WoW lately, and thus also distracted from blogging.
One of my distractions from the game was school work done while my Undergrads (in my course & my research assistants) were all off partying it up for Spring Break. I’ve been working on organizing things for beginning to design & write my dissertation proposal. I front-loaded blog posts at the beginning of break, and then had to really push and get work done the last couple days.
My second distraction has been more fun. I got back into Lord of the Rings Online. I’ve had an account for a while, and I’ve played on and off for the last year or so. None of my characters are above level 40, but I do have a handful of alts. Mostly, I just can’t settle on the right class for me (and WOW spoiled me too much). I started a human Guardian class (melee & tank) over the last week, and got up to 26 with it. Some of the mechanics are a little confusing, but it’s fun being able to see how a new character’s skills all work, and I’m constantly learning about the game mechanics, little things that I take for granted about my WoW-related knowledge. Since I play so little, I constantly find new things that I didn’t remember before. They have also been working to improve the low level experience in LOTRO, and I recently found out that my newest character could solo a lot of the really annoying group quests related to the main storyline quests. I’ve written before about housing in LOTRO and how much I like the little hobbit house that I’ve dectorated. I only recently took down my house’s Winter/Christmas decorations.
WoW is still my main game, but I don’t have anything WOW-related to write about today. So, here’s a picture of Annobur, my 26 Champion on the Meneldor server.
I also updated my computer over the weekend from Windows Vista to Window’s 7. Everything seems to be working okay with the new operating system. I didn’t have any problems last night when I was raiding. I had backed up my WOW folders (addons & WTF) before doing the OS switch, so it was pretty easy to get WOW back up and set up right after the fresh reinstall.