I’m a big supporter of wasting time every now and again. It gives you an exhalation from work when you can do something that is more fun than productive.
My two major recreational activities are embarrassing as hell, to be honest.
The first and least is Backyard Monsters on Facebook… Its sort of like a farming game with aspects of a war-strategy and tower defense. You farm resources to create monsters and build your backyard base… you attack other bases by flinging your monsters by way of a catapult. It’s interesting and fun for a few minutes each day.
The one that actually sometimes threatens to leach my time away from any other projects is called WIZARD 101.
This MMORPG is NOT JUST FOR KIDS, DAMMIT!
In this game, I am Aaron Summerflame, a level 60 sorcerer at the top of the game. I quest in solo, which most people won’t or can’t do.
I give advice, I help others and when my wife, sister in law or niece (that’s right, we all have subscriptions) needs someone to quest with, they ask for me.
I’m normally a hardcore gamer… when I game, I get into it. With my personality, you’d probably be expecting world of warcraft… but I shy away from the major undertakings. I’ve lost too many friends to the world of WOW and Dragon Age and all of those addictive creatures.
Wizard 101 is simple enough to not take up my whole day, but engaging enough to ensure I have fun and get a little bit of a challenge. For a writer, games are probably the best time-wasters because it keeps your mind in a plot and character driven format… Books and movies are also great but they’re less interactive. With a game, you’re able to become the character… to me, it’s far more related to the act of writing.
What are your favorite ways to wind-down? If it’s reading, what do you read? Movies, what kind? Games, tell us who you frag and what level you are.
Because I’m needy and you are in my power!
Posted on 04/26/2011, in Personal, Philosophy, Questions, Rantings and tagged aaron, backyard monsters, character, characters, concept, errant, errant studios, facebook, fantasy, gaming, life, literature, men, monster, monsters, myth, questions, random, shively, studios, updates, Wizard 101, world of warcraft, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.