As everyone knows, at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, the rogue-ish and daring adventurer Han Solo (played by Harrison Ford) was encased in carbonite. This left him in a coma-like state of suspended animation for one year (in movie time), until the ev
So, I'm very likely in the minority here, but while I love the housing that came with GSH, the whole Conquest thing is kind of starting to make me not want to log in. It's basically a rep grind with meager rewards that resets every week.
To be clear, no one in my guild home is in any way making me feel obligated to participate but myself. But it's such a great group of people to be a part of, I *want* to give back to that community with the same zeal that they've made me feel welcome and the enjoyment they've helped me find in the game, whether it be grouping up for Ops , helping me gear up, or joining in on some really good RP.
So, I feel bad for not wanting kill Commanders, or run around bopping 250 npcs and 25 turrets. I feel selfish for wanting to save my sparse collection of crafting mats for leveling gear for my alts, or not wanting to fill up my strongholds with trophies and chairs to get that Conquest Point bonus. I feel like I'm being unhelpful by wanting to just go off and level an alt or farm for a specific decoration I want instead of grouping up for dailies and weeklies that get us conquest points.
So yeah, just blah. I feel like I'm not being a team player here, and I guess if I don't log in, I can tell myself I'm not contributing because I'm in an "XCom mood" or a "Mass Effect mood" or something.
Congratulations, gamer girls-you're officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Wom
So, I've recently started delving into the individual, as well as collaborative, fiction written by my guildies, and it's like opening up such an amazing new world to me.
I have to be honest, I've shied away from fan-fiction type stuff similar to this in the past because I had this misconception that it'd be a bunch of Mary Sue stuff. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Some of the writing is on par with stuff you'd pick up at a bookstore, and the stories have all been so very enjoyable. It's also been incredibly inspirational, I'm chomping at the bit to get writing about my own characters now!
XCOM: The Board Game is a cooperative board game of global defense for one to four players. Placed in command of the elite military organization known as XCOM, you and your friends must find some means to turn back an escalating alien invasion.