Changing of the Guard

Okay, so maybe not the guard, but there will be a changing of my controllers this month. They are bulky and not that easy to swap out constantly, so I tend to do my simulation games in rotations based on major releases. This month, Farming Simulator 17 releases. Also, there has been a LOT of changes to Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS2), as well as American Truck Simulator (ATS). So on October 25th, I’ll be changing out my CH Flight Yoke and Pedals for my Logitech G27 Shifter, Pedals and Wheel.

As such, my Twitch Stream will also be focusing on driving type games rather than flight. At least for the time being. I am trying to rotate out every few months to keep both hobbies alive for me.

In other areas of gaming, I have been trying some new things. I watched the Anime titled Arpeggio of Blue Steel (I hope I spelled that right) and it got me into a naval mood, so I decided to give World of Warships (WoWs) a try. It was amazing to start playing the game and find out that they actually have special events where you can earn ARP ships. Totally blew me away. I always thought WoWs was pure historical ships, but it turns out the ARP thing is kind of a big deal in this game. You even have the option of the Yokosuka port, which you have to be stationed in to see ARP content.

I also bought Naval Action from Steam … and played it for 1 hour … then got a refund. I understand the game is in Alpha, but it certainly has a LONG LONG LONG way to go before even coming close to being called a game instead of a concept. Fortunately, Steam can refund you if you have played less than 2 hours of the game, and they promptly did so. Thank you, Steam.

As for Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV), I tried to get back into it, but found I am still on burnout from it. So I’ll just keep checking every couple of months on my house. I do plan to sub to Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) and catch up on the stories there. I have honestly been enjoying the new storyline, but hate the fact that it is pretty much turning the game into an online single player game, and these new companions you work so hard to get are only usable sometimes. I understand immersion and all that, but you’d think you would be able to go back and visit a planet, not necessarily doing missions, and be able to use the companions you earned from before. Regardless, I still enjoy the story, so every few months I re-sub and catch up.

Well, that’s my gaming update. I’ve made a decision that I want to sync up my posts with VF, Facebook, Twitter and my own web site, so regardless of where I know you, you’ll be reading this on your own terms and not chasing me down elsewhere for updates. 🙂

Time for work, so until next time, all. Be safe.