I’ve been spending a lot less time in front of the computer at home over the last few months. That means almost no time in Lord of the Rings Online and not much blogging going on (among other things). The reasons are many and varied. Using the PS3 and XBox360 a lot more (Dragon Age on the PS3, Mass Effect 2 on the XBox360, among other things). Dragon Age especially is a huge time sink. Partly it’s because I finally got sick of sitting at the PC all day at work – and then doing the same when I got home. That’s probably because what I was doing on the PC at home wasn’t really engaging my brain enough though to keep me occupied.
I’m probably the luckiest guy alive, I have very few responsibilities that cause me any grief, I have an amazing wife who’s just as much a gamer as I am (computers, roleplaying, larp, board games), and so while many people settle down to an evening of TV, we often settle down to an evening of games of various kinds. It’s just that at the moment, those games are not in front of the computer. I’m also trying to get back into (again) painting miniatures, keeping a dedicated space in the house set aside for it so I can paint when the whim takes me rather than having to dig stuff out. We’ll see how that works out.
The net result is that I’m not sitting in front of a browser all the time and so when I think up the random crap I used to blog about I either tweet a 140 character approximation of it, or I just chuckle evilly to myself and then shoot some more bad guys. I’m pretty sure everything will go full circle, and when the next batch of new content for LotRO is released I’ll be back in game and at the PC.