Well here we are, the last week of September, and I’m not sure how much progress I’ve made in my game challenge to get current with 2016 releases. For instance, this past weekend, my goal was to play through three smaller games (Virginia, The Bunker, and Dear Esther) while also spending time leveling in Destiny.
Guess what happened?
I played Destiny in abundance, and I didn’t get to any of the aforementioned smaller games. Not even a little.
Color me sad at my lack of productivity.
I have heard such interesting things about Virginia and I can’t wait to play it. I’ve heard nothing about The Bunker but it looks intriguing. And I’ve wanted to play Dear Esther for years, so when it recently released on PS4, I jumped at the chance to finally play it.
Instead I played Destiny. Lots and lots of Destiny.
Prior to the launch of Rise of Iron, I did the impossible and assembled a regular raid team for the new raid, Wrath of the Machine. I wanted to try to at least get to 365 (light level) to be as ready as possible for it, but after I reached 350, it’s all been a slog. I even resorted to playing the new Crucible type (Supremacy) and it only reminded me of how much I dread the Crucible.
But I did it to get leveled up.
The rub? I didn’t raise a single level yesterday and that was super frustrating. Especially when it seems like everyone else is leveling up around me.
The one neat thing I’ve been noticing is that I’ve been getting a few of the early Destiny capes at relevant levels and that greatly pleases me. I love some of my early hunter capes (and still have them in my vault!), but they had long since become irrelevant. It’s good fun to have them as a wearable, and functional, option again.
Our first attempt at the raid will be tomorrow, and I’m both excited and nervous. I know, that probably sounds silly, but I really am a little nervous about tackling this raid. I’m super excited about the raid team (everyone is individually a great player and we all work well together), and I know we will be able to handle it.
I suppose it is just the unknown factor.
So, here’s my plan for the week: I will spend as much time today as I can getting my guardian leveled up as much as possible in preparation for the raid. Tuesday will be the raid. Wednesday I will hopefully get to play at least one of the three smaller games I mentioned (I’m leaning towards The Bunker because it just looks so bizarre), and Thursday I will play the other two. Friday I will try to get back to BioShock, because I have been missing playing it since I started it again last week.
Oh man. Just thinking about it makes me want to forget all about Destiny and leveling up and go right back to Rapture. This remastered collection is a masterpiece. And I don’t use that word lightly.
So, as you can see, I have many ambitions for my gaming this week. I believe it all can be done, I just need to be disciplined with my time.
What are you playing this week?