The Road to Mel... July Reappearance Edition


 
Howdy Folks!  Long time no type, I realize.  Life has been having its ups and downs.   Let's see... my last update was just after Memorial Day Weekend.  Ouch.  I was doing pretty good with the weekly updates too. 
 
 
And what the hell happened to the blogs?  Maybe its because my Google Chrome at home has been funny so I'm posting in IE, but damn, this lack of formatting sucks.  (By lack of formatting I simply mean that although I may select a line and press H2, it's not showing up in header format.  Sadface.)
 

Games!

 
So let's see... since that fateful day, I've played the following: 
 
Forsaken World 
 
 
 
Yes, her boobs are out there.  My husband has pointed this out several times.  Personally I kinda liked the artwork style of this game.  Anyway, this was one of the free to play MMOs that Steam put up a while back ago.  Only awesome part was, I was able to play it as a single player game if I chose.  Just a press of a button, and I could turn off seeing other players.  It was actually pretty nice.  I enjoyed Forsaken World, but because it's free to play, they are big into micro-transactions, and without paying for currency that way, it takes a while to get anywhere.  My priest/cleric/whatevertheycallhealers is 30something out of 70, and I was still enjoying myself (and that is NOT a picture of her, btw).  But my gaming ADD got to me... and although I have it on 360, I bought it on Steam..... 
 
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 
 
I don't think I have any neat screenshots to add, and you could probably find plenty anyway, but after playing the hell out of Risen, I really wanted to go back to an open world RPG.  And I never got to experience Oblivion on PC.  Ohhhh Oblivion on PC.  You are so evil.  Tilde key, you are the bane of me.  You make it so easy to give myself gold, or that really cool looking armor I want. 
 
Right out of the prison, I actually ended up going straight to Shivering Isles and going through all those quests.  That was actually a lot of fun.  I really dug the whole Mania/Dementia (I was totally a Mania person) thing, and I dunno... the whole thing was neat.  I suppose at this point I should interject that I am typing this blog while slightly inebriated. 
 
So as I've always done, once I got done with Shivering Isles, I got into the regular game, and immediately started setting up all my DLC homes.  And also per usual... lost my interest for the game nearly immediately after that.  But law school was starting up at about that time so no biggie.  But I can't go without something to play.  So as we speak, I'm alt-tabbed out of.... 
 
Neverwinter Nights II Platinum Edition 
 
What can I say... it was on sale during the Steam Summer Camp sale, and I didn't own it.  I think I got it on the last day of the sale too.  So I've been playing that the last few weeks.  But with law school, I basically only get to play on the weekends... It's an odder creature than the original NWN, and I'm ticked its not Bioware, because I have a harder time finding any mods I'm interested in.  Just a basic world chest mod.. is that too much to ask?
 
And while I'm thinking about it the order above is wrong.  It was Oblivion, then Forsaken World, then Neverwinter Nights 2. 
 

Where I've been...

 
Well, besides being busy with law school... I was let go from my job shortly after the Memorial Day weekend.  I was told that my "performance had declined."  Which I thought was BS.  So did one of my coworkers.  She facebooked me 2 days later asked WTF.  I explained, and she said that was bullshit, especially considering one of the secretaries had been showing up to work drunk and had only gotten suspended.  Bah, whatever.  Big firm life isn't for me.  I prefer small firms I think. 
 
Other than that, law school has been keeping me busy.  I start class at 6pm, but because of my commute leave at 4:30pm.  I only have one class during the summer, but they're trying to cram us full of a shit-ton of information over the course of 6 weeks.  We're there till 8:15 2 nights a week, and 9pm the other 2 nights a week.  then I spend, on average, another 3-4 hours per school day on homework and whatnot.  I can definitely say it's more work than I expected.  See, I was the type of student in high school and college that could get by with at least a B without hardly cracking a book.  Not possible in law school.  At least I don't think so... I haven't dared try.  My first law school final is in just over 2 weeks, so we'll see how things go.  Although I'm kinda stressing over it, I am also fairly confident I'll do well. 
 
Otherwise... PAX is coming up!!!!  Well.. next month anwyay.  I'll still be there!  Looking forward to meeting duders there. 
 
But because I'm currently unemployed, I don't visit my normal forum haunts as much.  I can be found on 360, Steam, Facebook, wherever as Melcene.  If you hit me up, let me know you're a duder. 
 
And now it's time to get back to drinking and gaming with the hubby.  Hope ya'll are well.  Take care.
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Posted by melcene

 
Howdy Folks!  Long time no type, I realize.  Life has been having its ups and downs.   Let's see... my last update was just after Memorial Day Weekend.  Ouch.  I was doing pretty good with the weekly updates too. 
 
 
And what the hell happened to the blogs?  Maybe its because my Google Chrome at home has been funny so I'm posting in IE, but damn, this lack of formatting sucks.  (By lack of formatting I simply mean that although I may select a line and press H2, it's not showing up in header format.  Sadface.)
 

Games!

 
So let's see... since that fateful day, I've played the following: 
 
Forsaken World 
 
 
 
Yes, her boobs are out there.  My husband has pointed this out several times.  Personally I kinda liked the artwork style of this game.  Anyway, this was one of the free to play MMOs that Steam put up a while back ago.  Only awesome part was, I was able to play it as a single player game if I chose.  Just a press of a button, and I could turn off seeing other players.  It was actually pretty nice.  I enjoyed Forsaken World, but because it's free to play, they are big into micro-transactions, and without paying for currency that way, it takes a while to get anywhere.  My priest/cleric/whatevertheycallhealers is 30something out of 70, and I was still enjoying myself (and that is NOT a picture of her, btw).  But my gaming ADD got to me... and although I have it on 360, I bought it on Steam..... 
 
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 
 
I don't think I have any neat screenshots to add, and you could probably find plenty anyway, but after playing the hell out of Risen, I really wanted to go back to an open world RPG.  And I never got to experience Oblivion on PC.  Ohhhh Oblivion on PC.  You are so evil.  Tilde key, you are the bane of me.  You make it so easy to give myself gold, or that really cool looking armor I want. 
 
Right out of the prison, I actually ended up going straight to Shivering Isles and going through all those quests.  That was actually a lot of fun.  I really dug the whole Mania/Dementia (I was totally a Mania person) thing, and I dunno... the whole thing was neat.  I suppose at this point I should interject that I am typing this blog while slightly inebriated. 
 
So as I've always done, once I got done with Shivering Isles, I got into the regular game, and immediately started setting up all my DLC homes.  And also per usual... lost my interest for the game nearly immediately after that.  But law school was starting up at about that time so no biggie.  But I can't go without something to play.  So as we speak, I'm alt-tabbed out of.... 
 
Neverwinter Nights II Platinum Edition 
 
What can I say... it was on sale during the Steam Summer Camp sale, and I didn't own it.  I think I got it on the last day of the sale too.  So I've been playing that the last few weeks.  But with law school, I basically only get to play on the weekends... It's an odder creature than the original NWN, and I'm ticked its not Bioware, because I have a harder time finding any mods I'm interested in.  Just a basic world chest mod.. is that too much to ask?
 
And while I'm thinking about it the order above is wrong.  It was Oblivion, then Forsaken World, then Neverwinter Nights 2. 
 

Where I've been...

 
Well, besides being busy with law school... I was let go from my job shortly after the Memorial Day weekend.  I was told that my "performance had declined."  Which I thought was BS.  So did one of my coworkers.  She facebooked me 2 days later asked WTF.  I explained, and she said that was bullshit, especially considering one of the secretaries had been showing up to work drunk and had only gotten suspended.  Bah, whatever.  Big firm life isn't for me.  I prefer small firms I think. 
 
Other than that, law school has been keeping me busy.  I start class at 6pm, but because of my commute leave at 4:30pm.  I only have one class during the summer, but they're trying to cram us full of a shit-ton of information over the course of 6 weeks.  We're there till 8:15 2 nights a week, and 9pm the other 2 nights a week.  then I spend, on average, another 3-4 hours per school day on homework and whatnot.  I can definitely say it's more work than I expected.  See, I was the type of student in high school and college that could get by with at least a B without hardly cracking a book.  Not possible in law school.  At least I don't think so... I haven't dared try.  My first law school final is in just over 2 weeks, so we'll see how things go.  Although I'm kinda stressing over it, I am also fairly confident I'll do well. 
 
Otherwise... PAX is coming up!!!!  Well.. next month anwyay.  I'll still be there!  Looking forward to meeting duders there. 
 
But because I'm currently unemployed, I don't visit my normal forum haunts as much.  I can be found on 360, Steam, Facebook, wherever as Melcene.  If you hit me up, let me know you're a duder. 
 
And now it's time to get back to drinking and gaming with the hubby.  Hope ya'll are well.  Take care.
Posted by BraveToaster

I started downloading Forsaken World before I read this blog. I've only played two MMO's, but I wanted to give this a try, since I saw it on Steam.  
 
Good luck with finding a new job, I was unemployed for a month.

Posted by Claude

Good to hear from you. Sucks about the job, but you seem to be moving right along. Good for you. Have fun with your buzz gaming.