Gaming

The Casual, The Not-So, and The Ace of Spades

They changed the Ace of Spades quest to make the initial step easier, and Reddit was up in arms because it was seen as the beginning of making the game casual again. Judging from the rest of what we’ve seen of the end game, I don’t think that’s the case. I think the Ace of Spades quest is directly linked to the end of the campaign, but the first step was very difficult, and not casual friendly. I think they are trying to make the game appeal to both camps, the casual and the not-so, and so they made the first step less skill-based, and more grind-based.

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Where I Have Been

It occurred to me when I posted yesterday that it’s been weeks since I wrote on here. I kind of fell down a couple of different rabbit holes, aided and abetted by allergy medication. My allergies always flare up this time of year, and this time I sank into two really magnificent games as I was pulled down by the Benadryl haze.

At the end of July, I started playing No Man’s Sky again, anticipating the update that was soon to roll out. The update didn’t disappoint, and No Man’s Sky consumed all of August. Then at the start of September, the Forsaken DLC was released for Destiny 2, and it has been magnificent.

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Huh. Just realized that I finished The Hobbit and started The Fellowship of The Ring on Bilbo’s (and Frodo’s) birthday, September 22nd. Maybe this will become my fall read, in the way I start Ulysses each summer around June 18th.