Pretty quiet here at Dragonchasers HQ

Yesterday Bronte posted a comment asking whether I’d disappeared. It was in the context of my Mistobox post but it caused me to become aware of how infrequently I’ve been posting here recently.

Now I take breaks from time to time but usually those breaks coincide with a break in gaming, and that’s not really the case this time. I’ve been squeezing in as much gaming as I have time for, and sometimes a little more than that. But no posts. Why?

I guess I just don’t feel like I have anything to say right now. According to Raptr in the last month I’ve spent 53 hours in Guild Wars 2, and I’ve spent a couple hours each in Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2, plus a smattering of other games. These are all titles with more than enough coverage already and I don’t really feel I have much to add. I like all three games quite a bit, but then most people seem to. I’m enjoying the games but I don’t feel like I have a lot to add to the conversation, y’know?

Last spring and early summer I tried to push myself out of my comfort zone and start doing more active multiplayer gaming, and it was fun. But then Angela and I moved from MA to NC at the end of August and now I feel like I’m out of my comfort zone in terms of my job and my living space, so I’ve sort of retreated to my ‘natural’ gaming state. So I play Guild Wars 2 like a single player game that has a ton of really interesting bots, and I’ve only played TL2 and BL2 solo as well.

I also spend a lot of time and energy over on Google+; I find that by the end of a day of web development and writing my ITworld blog and chatting on G+, I just am tired of typing and talking.

One weird thing that has happened is that the dynamics have changed between Angela and I. It used to be that after dinner she’d be on her computer and I’d have the living room TV to myself for playing PS3 games, but these days she’s as apt to be watching one of her silly shows after dinner, so I’m not getting a lot of console time in. When I do fire up the PS3 I find myself gravitating to Netflix or Amazon Prime Streaming rather than gaming. I set up the Xbox 360 in the new apartment and the only thing I’ve done on it is watch HBO Go. I’m really ready for the next generation of Playstation and Xbox!

So that’s where I’ve been.. just quietly enjoying the same great games you folk are. I do miss writing here though and I’m considering that maybe I should cut down the G+ stuff to give myself more time and energy for Dragonchasers. But we’ll see. Thanks for not removing me from your RSS feed!