In which the author provides proof that idle hands are indeed the Devil’s workshop.
Less than 48 hours after I posted my entry “I need a new plan” I was out proving I meant it.
Our WoW 5 person instance group missed last night. We were down two people, so we took the night off. But I already had the time set aside, my wife was watching something on our one TV, so I sat down to figure out a plan B.
What I should have done was go to bed. I spent the last few days helping move our test lab into a new building. That along with moving my own office and keeping up with my actual job has been a bit of a chore.
What I could have done was play some EVE Online. I have the skills to buy a cruiser now, but I cannot really afford to outfit it, so running some mission for cash would have been useful.
What I actually ended up doing was reactivating my EverQuest II account.
Gaff has been IM’ing me about EQ2. He got back into our old guild, has been on a couple of raids, and actually got a couple of nice tier 7 pieces for his guardian.
So, sitting there on a Saturday night in my office looking at the EverQuest II icon on my desktop I thought, “Why not?” I wanted to come back for Echoes of Faydwer anyway, to see Kelethin if nothing else. So I got out the credit card and put myself back into EverQuest II for a month.
Right above the EQ2 icon on my desktop is EQ. It was looking at me pitifully. It was late. I was nostalgic. I signed up for Station Access.
I regret that already. While EQ2 ran through its updates in about an hour and ran fine, EQ failed to come up after its update. It is missing a DLL and suggests that I install again from scratch. Even after the “full file scan” option, the d3dx9_30.dll was still missing in action. I couldn’t find it on the drive myself, so EQ is down for the moment until I get around to installing EQ Platinum again. (I have the options for everything except Prophecy of Ro and Serpent’s Spine.)
Well, I will change my billing over to just EQ2 soon. EQ hit me in a moment of weakness and it isn’t like I have so much free time that I can run off and explore Star Wars Galaxies or PlanetSide.
This will give me a lot more entries to write as I figure out how to play EQ2 again. Eleven months away is a long time.
I wish they had my pre-paid dream plan. I wish EoF was out. I wish I had more time to play.