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Hearthstone's next expansion The Grand Tournament is launching tomorrow and I admit that I'm kinda excited about it even though I don't play the game anymore. XD To be honest, I wasn't so excited about their previous expansion, Black Rock Mountain. I think it might be because I always thought of Hearthstone as having a fun and a "kinda out there" vibe, but BRM's theme seemed rather serious and tame so it makes me happy seeing The Grand Tournament being presented rather goofily and having a nice variety of fun themed characters and spells. =)
As I mentioned months ago, Bear and I have a Love/Hate relationship with the game. >.< It's so awesome; it's fun to play, well built and designed, and has a magnificent presentation! I donít hate the game because I tend to lose often, but because it's so interesting mechanically and it's addicting. You can lose yourself in it for hours and have nothing to show for it.
Sometimes seeing the beautiful cards and card backs makes me think about going back to Hearthstone. I start thinking "hey, I just have to get to rank twenty every month to get the collectable card back and work on quests passively along the way. That doesn't sound too bad!" The time really adds up though especially if you count the rounds where you lose; that's free time that I don't really have. >.< I also keep remembering a personal vow I made to myself when Bear and I played ArcheAge, that I never want to tie myself to a game like that again, where I'm playing a part of game as a timed routine because then it becomes a job, and I have enough stresses in my life. >.<
I've been having the craving to play a good old console-type action game like Shantae or Crypt of the Necromancer over the last few weeks. XD I feel so torn about it because there're always so many other things I should be getting done and because since my current life style keeps me so socially isolated, I I've been craving some human interaction and thus have been thinking that maybe my time might be better spent in a social environment like in an MMO such as Final Fantasy 14. Those times when I am in-game however, I tend to act a bit anti-socially from the feeling of wanting to unwind from having to concentrate so much on other things from earlier in the week. Why does there never seem to be enough time for everything I want to do? D;
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