Learning Tree ended in a frenzy of clockwatching, waiting for the time when I could go home. Which would’ve been fine, since the weather was just lovely and the sky was bright blue with fluffy clouds and I felt quite envigorated, but once that wore off I crashed hard. Sitting down for a massive reading binge (I finished Bruce Sterling’s weird “Zeitgeist”) didn’t help, since my brain always melts after finishing a book.
Just… forget it. Not gonna work Penultima tonight. I got a version of PR0/1 out last night; that’s gonna have to do. Won’t shower, I’ll do that tomorrow before going to Josh’s. I’m just hanging out.
I could be RPing tonight, but… eh. I think I’ve fallen out of favor with RPing. I keep trying, and taking new characters and making an effort, but… it just doesn’t work. I get a zealous burst of fun for a few days, then RL keeps me away from it, then I don’t feel like getting back in — especially when confronting creepy stalker types who act like they’re your new best friend just because you had a fun session last time and now they wonder why you aren’t logging in more. Brrrr. Maybe this is how an Everquest addiction feels?
I hold an exception for a select few people who know who they are. For them I can pull out a session now and then and have fun and don’t feel any pressure, weirdness, or boredom. But maybe I should force myself to fold on the concept outside of that. I’ve said that 2905487 times before, though, and the lure’s too damn tempting…
In more heartening news, the new WWE game looks GREAT. Fixes a lot of problems with the last one… a more flexible story system, even more flexible CAW (31 slots!) and a lot of other goodies that just make it more and more robust. I lost myself for DAYS in the last Smackdown game, making new characters, tuning movesets, playing exhibition matches. With a REAL story mode I’m gonna get lost for a long time. Expect all projects to go on hold at that point. Look at it this way… 31 slots, and you can draft like 30 characters into story mode. Which means I don’t have to use a single WWE wrestler if I want. WHICH MEANS I CAN DO ULTRA / NEOFIGHTERS. Woohoo! Well, I’ve always done Li Ping and Great Yaga CAWs (it’s tradition!) and I won’t be doing a Dan Hibiki or Lina Inverse or anything, but it does mean I can basically build whatever the hell game I want on top of the existing one, and that is FUN.
Reportedly it’s gonna have a ‘CAW exchange password system’ so I just post a string of letters and numbers and bam, you can recreate my characters. I’ll be sure to do that.
But, the game’s release is Nov 11 and I have a long stretch of time to endure between then and now… and for tonight I’m tired, greasy and have a headache. Bai now.