Well, it’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? I wish I could say that the reason for my absence was something productive or useful like, “I wasn’t blogging because I was taking a class on how to get paid for writing.” or “I forgot to blog because I met this girl and fell madly in love.” (My family would certainly get behind that one)
But it wasn’t that. The real reason is just so…. so much lamer. I booted up a new game of Fallout.
“Really Jonny? You didn’t write for some 2 weeks because you were playing a game?” Uh Yeah, have you ever played Fallout games before? They pull you in and they pull you in deep. Well maybe not everyone, but I get really into these games and that’s for one major reason. If you’ve never really played a Fallout game, you just don’t get it.
If you want it to be Fallout games can be an incredible grindfest and there is a masochist part of me that just loves to endlessly grind away my life in games like this. If you need another example you can look at my collection of 223 mounts in World of Warcraft I’ve accumulated over something like a decade of playing that game. That certainly doesn’t make me king of the grindlords, but I feel pretty safe in saying I am one of them.
Fallout works in a similar manner, except even more extreme because I don’t need a group of 20 people to finish everything in Fallout. I can’t really call a run complete until my character has one of every weapon, outfit, has maxed out all the skills, completed all companion quests, and this includes all the DLC stuff. Basically, when I boot a game like Fallout up I’m saying to myself, “This is your life now.”
“So Jonny now that you’re blogging again you must be done with the game though right?”
Nope. Not even close, like I’m maybe 10-15% through this run. It’ll probably take me all summer to fully finish it, but I can’t just stop blogging for the whole summer just to wander a post-apocalyptic America. So I’ll cut back on Fallout. Because I still need to constantly shove my opinion out onto the internet about everything and isn’t that what blogging is really about?