World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Legion, released the week after my fall semester of college began, and while I loved most of the changes that came along with it, I only managed to play for a couple of days before suspending my account. School is more important and I couldn’t justify paying a monthly subscription fee for a game that I didn’t have time to play extensively.
Fezzix, my adorable Gnome Mage, only made it to level 107 before calling it quits. With merely a week left in my winter break, I decided to renew my subscription and muscle through the remainder of her levels, up to the current max of 110.
Now that that’s out of the way, my primary goal in WoW this year is to finally max out my fishing skill and grind out the necessary faction reputation to obtain a Water Strider mount. It’s a fancy bug looking creature that allows you to travel over water, rather than being forced to swim at a considerably slower pace. Fishing isn’t the most fun thing to do in the game, but neither is swimming.
I haven’t been taking WoW too seriously lately, which feels good. I’d much rather hop on when my girlfriend and I want to play something together with our friends, instead of focusing solely on one game. My hardcore progression raiding days are long gone, after all.
Accomplishing my first New Year’s goal was a great start to the year. The next item on my checklist is a bit of a three-parter, as I left three major games unfinished in 2016 that I’d like to see through sooner rather than later.
I’m currently in the middle of chapter 12 (of 21) in World of Final Fantasy for PS4. I think I’m surfing around the 40-hour mark in Persona 4 Golden on Vita. I also never got around to finishing Fire Emblem: Awakening on 3DS, which I started in October.
We’re heading out of town for the weekend, and with the spring semester starting the Monday after, I don’t think I’ll have time to put a dent in my backlog. I suppose now’s a good time to work on that whole fishing thing then, yeah?