That will be the title of my autobiography one day. Mine and a lot of people’s, I suspect.
Things I Know I Should Not Do But Keep Doing Anyway: the story of every boring, unsuccessful person ever
It would sell zero copies, have no reviews on Amazon (Canadian or American), and just be two thousand pages of lists of crap. A completely meritless study in mediocrity. * cough * I might be working too hard these days and I’m a little grumpier for it! It’s only January 7th and I would have sworn that it was the 30th, at the very least.
My brother was over during his Christmas break and we had fun just hanging out, doing nothing, and eating extremely poorly. He’s moving farther away than ever before shortly, so I’ve been extra sure to take advantage of every opportunity to watch hockey (AHL, Spengler, World Juniors), hit the ice, or game together. Or me to stay up all hours of the night to pick up his drunken behind from a party on the other side of the city. This is what you get when you swear to your brother that you will always give him a ride when he’s drunk, no matter when or where: you get to laugh your ass off at your drunk brother talking smack about the world and playing loud music. Not a promise I’ve ever regretted making! Well, not for longer than a sleepless day later, anyway!! Good times ^_^
Since this sibling relationship is gonna be long-distance in the near future, we’ve been on the lookout for new games to play. I don’t have Xbox Live Gold right now, and that’s fine since there’s nothing co-op we are remotely interested in right now. He re-upped his World of Warcraft subscription as a trial run, but I stayed away. I’m still not sure I have the self-control to have a WoW sub and not have it be the only game I play. We might give Dragon’s Nest a shot (through Steam). We sorta liked Spiral Knights back in the day, but the energy system is most annoying and DN looks to have the same limiting factors, even though we enjoy the dynamic combat. He doesn’t have a PS3. He only has a laptop that seems to want to set itself on fire when running anything more complicated than a browser, so that’s a limiting factor on the PC side. I’d love him to play some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Team Fortress 2 with me, but could be a tough sell. He was huge into Enemy Territory back in the day as the world’s most badass engineer. I think I can get him into TF2 simply because of the engineer class, so that’s my next pitch to him. I will avoid explaining the crazy Hat-based economy as long as possible.
This is why, as you will soon see, I am extremely disappointed that neither of us like Borderlands 2. We almost outright hated it. My brother is off on a business trip this week, but when he’s back we’ll compare notes and try to make sense of all that went wrong. Remember, we loved the first one, broken as it was. I wrote a dozen posts about it!
He’s not into racing or finding a game to play together would be simple! WoW remains a possibility since there have been a trillion changes since either of us have played seriously, and Blizzard doesn’t delete inactive characters. This will let me twink us out with some better-than-nothing starter gear and, at the very minimum, some non-sucky bags. He prefers to play Death Knight while I am a Druid for life, yo. Actually, I was a kick ass Shadow Priest back when that was a thing, but I don’t have a clue about any of the trees now and what works or ends in tears. Neither of us raid; we just kind of tool around, accomplishing nothing. I used to spend a lot of time in Battlegrounds. A lot. I was even a Knight-Lieutenant, for those of you old enough to remember when those ranks existed. Apparently they are back now.
CUE OMINOUS MUSIC…