Sorry for the quiet period; our second daughter was born on the 1st of July and… well… it’s been kinda hectic, even if I have been on paternity leave for this whole time. Of course, I’m the one getting off easy, since I’m not the one stuck 100% of the time breastfeeding, but instead I’ve been rather busy running errands and keeping our older daughter entertained so as not to make her feel excluded.
What games have I been playing? Not much; gone back to the old fallback, World of Warcraft. Grinding some reps, collecting gear for transmog since patch 7.0 hit; small stuff I can do alone and where it doesn’t matter if I’m suddenly interrupted because my wife needs help with something or some other family issues come up. Patch 7.0 has been fun, though quite the adjustment. The gather transmog stuff part has been especially fun (and saved a lot of bank space, even if I’m still keeping some of the more unique stuff I’ve collected throughout the years, like Rhok’delar and Quel’Serrar (I still count getting my hands on our guild’s first Rhok’delar as the high point of my WoW “career”)). Getting used to the new skills has been a bit of a hurdle (so far only tried on my DKs), but made easier by the fact that there simply are so much fewer of them (for better or worse). Other changes in 7.0? Probably a lot, but these are the ones that have effected me the most.
Beyond that I recently downloaded Pokemon Go (first pokemon game for me (go Team Mystic!)) and while I’m not a huge fan, it’s been enough to give me this little extra push I needed to go for some longer walks. The game is fun, but rather flawed. First of all, you have to keep your screen always on, which is areal killer on the batteries. Secondly, there’s as of yet no android wear support for it (the app doesn’t push normal notifications when pokemon are nearby, but rather only vibrates), not sure if this is just something they’ll get to eventually, or an attempt to force people to buy the accessories they produce. Still hoping there’ll be a wear app, but not holding my breath. We’ll see how long this game will manage to keep my interest…
As for movies; haven’t been to see anything at the cinema since Warcraft (hmm, maybe I should write a post about that…), not much tempting me to go this summer (Ghost Busters and new Independence Day? No thank you…). Looking forward to some movies this fall though; Suicide Squad (new trailer), Dr Strange, new Star Wars and Magic Beasts and where to find them to name a few. Also really looking forward to more Marvel shows on Netflix (Comic-Con had teasers or trailers for Luke Cage (coming really soon), Iron Fist and Defenders, and also promised us a 3rd season of Daredevil). Also a teaser for Ghost Rider appearing in season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and a 2 minute trailer for American Gods (wow, just wow).
Now I’m off to watch more Comic-Con trailers (great that they’ve finally admitted that they’ll leak anyways and started releasing them to everyone), ’til next time!