What the hell is up everybody?! Hope your weekend was swell and all that good stuff.
The past few days have been exhilarating and yet unbelievably exhausting. Even after spending all day Monday attempting to recoup (I played Dragon Age: Origins for 14 hours…) my eyelids still feel like they’re going to forcibly shut and send me off into slumber any minute. But as they say, there is no rest for the wicked, ‘cuz on Thursday I’m hopping on an airplane and spending the weekend in Boston for PAX East!
I honestly can’t fathom that I’m going to be on six-hour flight in less than 48 hours, reason being that I did so much this weekend, and have so much coming up I can’t stop and concentrate on ONE thing.
I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. Seriously, in the span of this weekend I wandered the halls of Emerald City Comicon, judged NERDprov, met one my favorite authors, watched an incredibly entertaining concert, watched my very first episode of Buffy, posted new contests for We’re Alive/We’re Not Dead, moved more loot over to my womancave and edited a podcast.
A lot of those things warrant their own post, so for now I’ll just tell you what’s currently on my mind.
I find myself perplexed. You see, I’ve come to realize that there are a few things in this world that are seriously fucked up. I will provide an example:
As I type this sentence, a kajillion gamers across this nation are playing Dragon Age 2. As I type this sentence, not one, but TWO copies of Dragon Age 2 are sitting behind a shelf at my local GameStop with my name on them. As I type this sentence, I am at work. BUTIMONMYLUNCHBREAKSODON’TYETLLATME.
Okay, so let me break it down for you even further: Today is Tuesday, March 08, 2011. Today is the day Dragon Age 2 hits shelves. I am not playing Dragon Age 2.
Courtesy of Bable Fish:
El hoy es el martes 8 de marzo de 2011. El hoy es los estantes de los golpes de la edad 2 del dragón del día. No estoy jugando la edad 2. del dragón.
GRAAWWWWGH. I’VE BEEN COUNTING DOWN TO THIS DAY FOR 24 WEEKS. I have the screenshot to prove it!
So, what happened?
I’ll tell you what happened.
I started a new save of Dragon Age: Origins about a week ago. I thought I’d have enough time between now and then to finish the core game AND all of the DLC by…well, by today.
HAAAAA. ::HEAD-DESK:: FAIL.
To put things into perspective, I spent 14 hours yesterday playing DA:O and I’d guess I’m about a third of the way completed. Yep. So, here’s my quandary: I don’t have a recent Dragon Age: Origins save file I can use to transfer over to Dragon Age 2. Now, I have several save files, but none of them are recent enough that I remember what decisions I made.
So, you know what this means?
I can’t play Dragon Age 2 until I finish this current DA:O save (I mean I could, but I want to see my decisions from DA:O reflected in the sequel) and I still have about 30 hours of story left in DA:O.
I leave for Boston in two days.
Ultimately, I won’t be playing Dragon Age 2 until next week.