computer gaming nerd.
I admit it. I am. I love playing games on the computer.
Some of my favorites are Age of Empires, Ages of Wonder, Age of Mythology (yes, you might say I have a thing for games with Ages in the title). I especially love playing them with my dh, we network the computers, put ourselves on the same team and go out to defeat the other teams. Yes, I hunt animals in these games, I have farms in these games, I produce archers and cavalry, and wall knocker-downer-thingies. I go out and conquer other teams and other civilizations. I can't help it. It's fun. It's mostly fun because I am generally doing it with my dh. And it's also fun because it's a nice stress release. Frustrated with someone in real life? That's okay, go pretend you are an Elf in Ages of Wonder who must conquer the Orcs. I admit, it helps me to feel better!
Yes, I like playing computer games. I admit it. I realize it's not for everyone, truly I do, but they are fun for me!
Well, last night dh and I began to play a new game ... World of Warcraft (WoW). WoW is different from other games we've played, mainly because you play it on-line in a real time world. When it is 1pm here, it is 1pm there. When it 3:30 am here, it is 3:30am there. When I log off from playing, life in the game keeps going. There is no pause button, there is no restart button (although you can build a new player and begin again). It came with a manual on how to play, but it says in the book the game is ever-changing since it's all on-line.
And so last night dh and I ventured into this world (I bought him the game as an early birthday present) and I will admit, it is fun. We are still in the learning stages, trying to get money, earn experience points, level up, gain amour, etc, etc. Last night I ran around completing "quests" for about 45 minutes before I decided to let my character rest.
The only two downsides to this game are it currently only runs on one of our computers. Which means dh and I can not play together. And two, I can see where it might get a bit addicting. Of course if the game continues when you are not there, you almost have to sign on and play a few times a week to make sure all is well with your character, right? Well, we'll see how it goes. Dh is trying to make it run on a second computer ... it would be so much more fun if we could play at the same time.
I know it sounds weird to some, but playing games together is bonding time for us. So if spent 4 hours a week playing the game with dh, we'd talk as we played, we'd enjoy each other's company and we would love it. I suppose it would be like watching 2 movies together - so it can't be all that bad.
He did manage to gain more points than I did last night. So today, he is out running errands, so in a few moments I will be hopping on to "catch up" so if we can play together we are able to complete quests together. On one hand I want to laugh at that thought, on the other, hey, it's our thing and nobody better laugh at it LOL!! =)
In other news, my goal was 25 pages of my Bible a day. Yesterday, Friday, was day 4 and I finished at page 124. So far, so good and a bit ahead - which is good! I have lots and lots of questions. I think when I finish I will need to go back and read slower and try to get more than just the gist of the stories and the meaning. But right now that is my goal: read it through once, learn the basics of the stories and get a basic understand. Later then I can go back and uncover the deeper meaning or the double meanings or all the nitty-gritty stuff, because I will be able to place it in the contect of the entire Book.