Tonight, I changed the name of this blog from “Casual Gaming by Adaram” to “Casual Livingby Adaram”. This change, I feel, better reflects the evolution of my “casual” endeavors. What has been a gaming focus for many years is starting to evolve. I feel a need to get back to my roots in Reading and Writing as well. I have set a few goals for myself for this summer:
Read more than I normally read. I will try and get through at least 4 books by August 31.
Play games less than I traditionally play, but still play. I want to make time for my friends, and I still enjoy gaming a lot.
Give a portion of my Gaming time to the craft of writing. Many years ago (15+), I spent much time writing short stories and working on a novel. The time I spent writing diminished greatly when I finally started getting technology that would run RPG type games (Baldur’s Gate anyone?)
I will be adding separate pages for each of my passions, so please feel free to peruse one or all of them!
That’s right, I said New Year’s Revelation, not Resolution; intentionally.
I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. If I plan to do something, I don’t need an arbitrary date to help me make a commitment, I just go ahead and do it! (at least until I stop :p) So what, you might ask, is a New Year’s Revelation? Well, I really don’t know, but it sounded cool, and it kind of describes what I have been thinking with respect to gaming of late. You see, for years I have been a huge fan of MMO’s, but in the last while, I believe that it isn’t actually the MMO that I have enjoyed, but rather, the stories that I have traditionally been able to play inside those MMO’s. My recent gaming habits would imply that I have already taken this revelation unknowingly to heart. The games I have been playing lately further confirm this thinking. Have a look after the jump, and I will share the what and the why!
I would love to promise myself that this will be the first of many Blog posts. I guess, if we wait long enough, there may be many. This is not my first time attempting to “blog”. I have various blogs scattered throughout the internetverse! Regardless, I hope to be more consistent this time around, but no promises, unfortunately. 🙂 So let’s get started with something very simple!
Here are the games that I am playing, as of the writing of this “first post”.
Star Wars The Old Republic
Novare Coast, a Warzone.
Guild Wars 2
A very unique MMO implementation
Here are the games that I am following (the top ones, anyway) as of this “first post”.