I’m alive! March was absolutely off the hook. My 30th was on March 1 but I very nearly didn’t make it, after we had a car accident on a deserted highway at 4am. It’s a miracle that the car didn’t flip and no-one was hurt. However, the car is a write-off and we’re down to one vehicle while we wait for insurance to come in.
Now, usually only having one car wouldn’t be too much of an issue, except something even more insane happened. I got a job, you guys. Like a real, adult job working in the Communications Department at the local council. It’s been a wonderful experience so far, but it has been a massive adjustment for our whole family.
However, this post is not about boring RL stuff, this post is about video games! More specifically, the ones that we were loving in our house during March:
Organising a local gaming event is no small feat, and low attendance can feel like a real slap in the face.
My husband and I run a local Blizzard fan group, and on 26 January, we ran our first proper public event. Usually our events are done in a private room in the local library or online, but this time we were a part of a much larger festival that was held in an open space.
We put together a fantastic schedule, we sought out sponsors who provided some epic prizes, and we tried our best to promote the event, but it wasn’t enough.
Out of a group of 85, only 10 of us attended.
January marked the last month of the summer holidays here in Australia, and as a family, we spent a lot of time enjoying our favourite pastime in the climate controlled confines of our air conditioned house rather than being roasted in 44°c/111°f temperatures outside!
Read on to see what video game titles we’ve been loving this month:
Tilting: When you’re so pissed off from losing multiple amount of games that you play worse and worse ’til you’re so pissed you begin leaning over your keyboard screaming over every little mistake you make and complaining about gaming imbalances. [Urban Dictionary]
I don’t know when or how it happened, but I have noticed something horrific. I am bad at video games. It pains me to type it, but it’s true. And, now that I’ve had this epiphany, I’m pissed off.
Reading back on my resolutions for 2015, I actually feel really proud of myself. Not because I smashed all of my goals out of the park (I’m pretty sure I failed them all) but because 2015 ended up looking much different than I thought it was going to.
It’s for that reason alone that I’m going to write some resolutions down for 2016. Now I can look back on this post at the start of 2017 and then laugh and laugh and laugh about how I thought the year would look!
There were plenty of announcements at last weekend’s BlizzCon, but none more so than the news that not only was a new solo adventure coming, but it was being released this week! So, this morning I dusted off the old credit card and bought the adventure — $24.99 AUD for the whole thing — and I eagerly got stuck into the first wing of the latest Hearthstone solo adventure.