Changes and a New Direction

Tonight, I changed the name of this blog from “Casual Gaming by Adaram” to “Casual Living by 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.books
  • 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!

New Year’s Revelation

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!

dishonored

First, of Many?

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

SWTOR

Novare Coast, a Warzone.

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 - Humans

A very unique MMO implementation

Here are the games that I am following (the top ones, anyway) as of this “first post”.

#BGEE

I love this image!

Neverwinter

I am keenly interested in “The Foundry”

So here’s to a new start!