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Game-wise I resubbed to Warhammer Online and have been spending way too much time gutting High Elves and smashing stunties. I got this game when it came out, which was I think in 2008, but stopped playing only a couple of months after launch since the endgame was pretty much non-existent in terms of population. I came back due to an offer of 14 free days (at this stage I'm not planning on staying any longer than that, but I could be swayed depending on how much fun I have) and was glad to see the amount of servers cut from ~40 to 4. In a game so focussed on PvP, I'm sure you can understand why a decent server population is essential.
I had two characters from 2008: a Witch Elf nearly at max level (40) and a Magus at around level 15. I didn't want to jump back into endgame stuff since I'm sure the good equipment would have changed heaps since I last played, so I tried my Magus out, but they're still terrible. So I rolled a new Witch Elf, and it's been pretty fun. I'm only level 8 so far but I've been doing a lot of scenarios (battlegrounds, I think? Not sure of the WoW equivalents, I never played it) and open-world Realm vs Realm which focuses around capturing and holding objectives such as keeps.
Why not just play WoW if I want an MMO? I don't know really. I just feel that I've missed the boat on that one by too much and it'd be silly to start now, though there's a good chance I'll play Blizzard's next MMO, not that I'm holding my breath for it to come out. Why not Korean grindfests? Although they have the advantage of being cuter, the ones I've seen just don't seem very good. I played Aika Online ages ago and didn't like it much, and haven't really gone looking since. If one was recommended to me then I'd probably try it out though.
On the anime side of things, I've finally started watching all the shows I was interested in this season with the exception of C, but I might just let that one go. I'm watching Ano Hana, Denpa Onna, Hanasaku Iroha, Kaiji S2, TWGOK2, Maria Holic Alive, Nichijou, Steins;Gate and Tiger & Bunny. The bolded ones are the ones I'm enjoying the most so far, although if I was judging them on the catchiness of their OP then Nichijou would be the winner instead. The only one I'm not liking much so far is Maria Holic 2 - it just doesn't seem as funny as the first one. I didn't find the first one hilarious, but it was amusing enough to keep me watching. The only thing that's keeping me watching S2 is Yuu Kobayashi and my stubbornness/OCD when it comes to watching sequels of shows I've already seen.
I haven't been slacking all week though. I had two lectures yesterday that I decided I'd go to. As I was about halfway to the bus stop (it's a bit over a kilometre from home) it suddenly started pouring with rain, which proceeded to clear up just as I got to the bus shelter. It wasn't so bad though since it was warm enough that I dried off before I got to uni, and to make thing even better, the lectures actually ended up being worthwhile! A rare occasion indeed. I got home just as my housemate's royal wedding party was getting into full swing. I didn't watch it myself, not caring about the monarchy, weddings, or any combination thereof. It did baffle me to see people posting afterwards in various places how they support the royals so much more now when absolutely nothing changed except that they had a stupidly expensive marriage. I'm actually something of a republican myself, but I doubt there's even one person on the internet who wants to hear my indepth views on Australian politics so I'll leave it at that.
I'd like to say I've got some content lined up to post soon but that just isn't the case. The only thing lined up for me this weekend is taking it easy with some vidya. I hope your weekend is at least as enjoyable as mine.
EDIT: thought I'd mention that I'm still not sick. It seems I've evaded the eyes of the NHK, for now at least.