There was a summer. A very special summer. My personal Summer of 69. I had just turned 18 a couple of months earlier and had just gotten my Driver’s license. For my friends and me the sky was the limit.
Being a gamer you will, at one time, encounter the inevitable moment when you realize that the game you had been so eagerly looking forward to just can’t live up to the Hype. In fact, if you’re a bit more than a casual gamer, you’ll probably experience this situation more than you’d like.
Of course those moments are all influenced by and depending on your personal preferences. There were several titles in the last few months that looked awesome on (electronic) paper or in videos to me, but when I actually had the chance to play them, all that was left for me to do was closing the game, pressing Uninstall with a crestfallen muttered “Meh!” and starting to look for my next fix.
Now, in this process of reading about a game, getting caught up in the media rush and experiencing precious gaming happiness (or sometimes disappointing gaming emptiness), there are these very rare occurrences where exactly the opposite happens.
For me, one of these was Guild Wars 2!
I bought my iMac 27″ late 2009. Since then, this beautiful machine has kept me company for numerous adventures such as Home Recordings, the Design of our lates record and Gaming. Now, I know, it’s a Mac, you need Bootcamp, yadda, yadda, yadda. Before the PC-Mac-Hatewars start, let me say it was perfect for my requirements and served me well. I played a lot of games on it and the display is still simply gorgeous.
Well, this is somewhat awkward. Almost to the day I am in the same situation to get off my lazy ass and write something. I have at least a dozen posts or so safely tucked away in the secret hiding spot that is the WordPress Draft Archive but none even remotely finished. And all that was left to do, was to click the big DELETE button and move along…
So, what have I been up to?