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Life derailed…

Seems a bit drastic that title, but that’s what happened. Why? I refer readers to this post. I said there it would remain a hankering, nothing more. Well, bollocks to that. I promptly downloaded ESO (promptly meaning 30 odd hours on my ASDL2+ connection) and started playing it again.

For hours a day.

At the exclusion of practically everything else.

It isn’t the game’s fault. Of course it isn’t. It’s mine for putting meaningful life aside for the benefit of no thinking involved entertainment. I was keeping a daily activity log too, and getting a whole lot done re: editing stories and working on my game. I even started uni again (IT degree) and yet the ESO addiction kept going. I stopped playing it a few weeks ago, and things are slowly, yet surely getting back in order, scholastically and creatively. Even with my personal life.

I’m on the cusp of changing things there too. If you go back through this blog you’ll see a collection of false starts and ideas. Well, for a variety of reasons, I will no longer tolerate these half-assed beginnings and failed efforts. I can’t fail this time.

Life will no longer go off the rails. I’ll see, and you’ll see.

The Elder Scrolls hankering

The desire to play MMO games comes on in waves with me every six to nine months. After playing Lord of the Rings Online for a good while, my thoughts have turned to the Elder Scrolls universe again. As I’ve written elsewhere, probably over at Ulujain.org somewhere, I’m a great fan of the milieu, having been playing the Elder Scrolls series since Arena was released in 1994.

I’ve been working spasmodically on getting Arena to run on my Linux computer, but that’s a tale for some other time.

I keep tabs on what’s going on with the Elder Scrolls Online though I haven’t played it since May, 2017. I like what Zenimax have done and are doing to this game. From some very shaky and questionable beginnings, ESO has evolved into a quality product that is eminently playable, and eminently fun.

But…

It’s a timesink. It is not difficult to lose yourself in it for 12-15 hours a day. 12-15 hours one will never have back. It’s arguable that if you had fun, and you feel the better for it, then it was time well invested. But I have my sights on getting a lot done this year and anything that will potentially derail these ambitions is, quite frankly, toxic.

So, I’m going to let ESO and its allures remain a fond memory. Forever? No, I can never say never to going back, but not any time soon. Anyway, here’s Himalia.

My Bosmer Dragonknight Himalia

My Bosmer Dragonknight Himalia

Elder Scrolls Online – patcher overdrive

Elder Scrolls Online had their first significant patch overnight. Anyhow, it went beyond 100% when patching. Over-eagerness to please?

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