Vacation Gaming Goals

Plans were made, then Corona happened. Instead of getting to visit my Greek friends, we’re staying home. I already had some vacation days while bookahnerk worked. These were basically to make up for working overtime and I used the free time to work on my dissertation. Now we’re looking at two weeks of vacation time together which we’ll spend exploring. We moved here two years ago and we’ve already seen most touristy things here in the past years before moving here as family lives here and we came to visit them regularly. But there are still local areas that we haven’t been to, so we’re going to do that – if the weather allows it. Not much of a summer here so far.

Without warm (and dry!) weather and with Corona, it’s not much fun going to restaurants etc. or even just sitting on our balcony, so we’re planning to include some gaming time as well. I would certainly love to play our duo in WoW Classic and see Wailing Caverns. Maybe we can even make it to Blackfathom Deeps or Shadowfang… but Wailing Caverns would be a good start. I do want to do some low level dungeons in retail WoW as well. I just heard that they are now balanced around a group with lots of heirlooms? I have a couple, but definitely not a lot. And I’m a chicken… but I’d love to revisit the dungeons in the “modern version” of WoW.

My poor Beorning that I boosted to level 50 is still only level 50. I wanted to explore the wedding festival, but had no clue what to do or where to go. And then I got annoyed which made me just log off the game completely. I have now returned to Forochel, but the XP rate is too slow. I was hoping to avoid Mines of Moria for a while… maybe I can play a few skirmishes to get to level 51, at least.

Then there is Elder Scrolls Online. There’s not much to say about it. I passed 60 champion points, but there are so many more to come! They’ll also start an event where you get bonus loot when you play in Summerset. I’m not finished with that region yet, so I’ll revisit it. I’m in Alinor all the time anyway, because I found the crafting corner to be perfect in efficiency when doing crafting dailies.

For non-MMOs, I would like to advance in Grim Dawn. I finally made it past the Smuggler’s Pass which gave me a headache because I couldn’t find it. Thankfully, I did find a good website which has all the maps, so I could cheat my way through it. And then I bought Warhammer: Chaosbane. It’s basically a light-ARPG, which doesn’t have the complexity of a Grim Dawn. But I quite like this. The Slayer is also the perfect class for such a genre, although I started playing the female dwarf engineer. Either way, my two favourite classes are dwarves – who would have guessed? I can’t stand the wood elf character. The game is supposedly rather short, so we’ll see how long it takes me to play through the main story.

And since I’m already playing in the Warhammer universe, I also remembered that there’s WAR: Return of Reckoning. I last tried to play the Archmage, because I love the Shaman class, but wanted to play on the underdog faction. But the Archmage is still an elf and I don’t really like the way they look. I switched to my dwarven runepriest now. They’re fun to play as well and dwarves are always a good choice.

I am also taking a look at all the Early Access games I’ve bought in the past few years that haven’t made it to its release yet. I do play a lot of them every so often, but I also forgot about a few others.

We’ll see how much of this long list I can actually do. It really does depend a lot on the weather. If it’s rainy, there’s not much point in leaving the house currently. My skin doesn’t tolerate a mask for a long time, so I rather stay at home then if I can’t be outside. Museums etc. aren’t possible like that.