I thought this month’s challenge was going to be good to go before it even started. Good gravy was I wrong.
I had scheduled a Borderlands 2 play date (via The Handsome Collection) with someone I regularly play with, but things didn’t go as planned. They backed out and I was left wondering, well, now what? So I asked another friend (who I have never played with before) if he would want to cruise through the game with me so I could complete my challenge anyway. He said yes, and we started our run. What fun! Then, today, when I was playing catch up in the game on my own, my brother popped in! I hadn’t played anything with him for the better part of a year, and it was such a nice surprise to connect.
Even though I have plans today to carry on with the LETSPLOWTHROUGHIT run of Borderlands 2, I’m still finding myself feeling somewhat unwanted as a co-op partner (in general).
Rant over. Basically my point is that I wish people were a little more thoughtful of one another.
I’m sure having had the flu for several days now isn’t helping my ‘tude, but all these messed up plans make me feel like the least wanted co-op partner this side of the (insert river name here).
I am exceedingly grateful to my friend who stepped up and offered to play Borderlands 2 with me. We made a good chunk of progress, and I am certain we can make solid progress later today, as well. At the rate we are going, we can complete it by mid-week. This is key, as I’d like to be done well before the weekend, and E3, rolls around.
I’d say we are about halfway through the game, and that seems like a solid point to be at given the time frame.
With E3 beginning in less than a week (and my excitement well above normal levels), I’m gearing up for my “coverage” of the pressers. I can’t wait to see more on certain games (Dishonored 2!), but I really can’t wait for all the surprise announcements. There are a few games specifically I’m hoping to see, but mostly I’m just getting ready for the ride.
I’m also getting super excited for my current gen playthroughs of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. It’s been the perfect amount of time since I played them before, and I’m looking forward to collecting random things in paradise and reselling them to strange people with endless money and a penchant for bleach and diamonds.
Also I like water in games, so I’m looking forward to playing splashy splashy in the digital seas of Banoi.
I’m also thinking that in the future, I will try to focus more on single player games, as I’m feeling a bit weary of various aspects of co-op scheduling and play. I know games should be fun and a good time, but feeling like a largely unwanted co-op partner gets me down. I have many single player games I’ve put on the back burner to play newer online co-op releases, and I think slowing my proverbial roll there might be for the best.
Here’s to smoother seas ahead. Ones without zombies wandering around in them.
What are you playing in this pre-E3 week?