The open beta for Rift is almost here, and you just know I’ll be spineless and play. How could I not? As much as I am not looking forward to a new influx of the comparing-to-other-MMOs (an ongoing argument in early level general chat in every beta), I have been jonesing for Rift badly enough that I’ll go ahead and play. I have no willpower, folks.
Part of the issue is that I have nothing else that I want to play right now. I still have my Warcraft sub -wouldn’t you know that as soon as I thought about unsubbing it renewed for another goddamn three months- but every time I think about logging in I feel bored. I don’t want to do dailies and I hate pugs and I’m not raiding. On my desktop are shortcuts to EVE and LotRO and Warhammer and Pirates of the Burning Sea and Runes of Magic. I have an XBox 360 sitting on my desk with a stack of games that I don’t want to play. I’m meh about everything, and just want Rift to start.
I have been quite productive, though. This weekend I got my portfolio site sorted out, rewrote my CV, and cleaned the kitchen. It’s amazing how much free time you have when you aren’t gaming. :)