We’re entering the Developer Appreciation Week segment of Blaugust 2019 as of today. Part of Blaugust this year for me is to do updates on posts I’ve done in previous years. Last year I posted about taking joy in the moments of gaming. By coincidence I posted something along these lines just this last week while playing SWTOR.
Although we’re done with ‘Getting to know you week’ now this topic is one that is close to my heart. I do get rather a lot of joy from mmorpg gaming, so such posts are easy for me to write. It explains why I post a lot about “my recent gaming session” as I want to express through blogging the enjoyment these games give me.
For example, in recent sessions I’ve been able to indulge my love of impressive or unusual robots (aka droids) thanks to Bioware’s efforts in Star Wars the Old Republic.
I’ve also been regularly amused by my diminuitive jawa companion’s antics.
Equally I appreciate all that Daybreak Games does in Everquest 2, where I get to have amusing conversations with a cuddly giant panda (ahem, I mean Hua Mein).
These Days of Summer quests are such a joy because they are 100% non-combat as a real change of pace, and they invite players to fly or ride around older zones revisiting key locations. This is all the nostalgia hit I need, far less extreme than starting again from scratch on a progression server.
Running these quests also reminded me of the sheer joy that is flying mounts in EQ2. The controls are simple but feel great, and flying over zones to divebomb down on a quest objective or gathering node is satisfying.
Where do you find your gaming joy at the moment?