Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Seems my wargaming is on hold...
Getting my wife to her flight is my big operation today, one year I missed getting her to the proper flight (because I wanted to complete my jog) and I had to buy her a ticket for the next day, ugh. That was not a good time to be me, but I did get her to her family.
Dreams were high speed military last night. Good ones, new unit, in some great division and I was coming in as a Command Sergeant Major, going to the field on day one, zeroing and qualifying with my rifle and pistol (yeah, I know CSMs normally don't carry a rifle - but I always did except for parades). Back to the unit and see other old NCOs I knew from otherwheres and standing an NCO Retreat ceremony. Nice solid satisfying dream of military perfection. It was never that good, but I can dream can't I?
The wargaming on facebook is annoying, they always want me to ask my friends (the few I have are already my allies). The game wants me to do what it thinks I need to do, at its schedule and won't allow me to attack the next Evil Doer until I complete some lame task. The current one is to speed up the military units in my allies' Empires - which only pays fifty coins - I make much more money by being staff in most of their administration centers - daily! Ah, it is okay, I am almost as high an operative as Steele (the Game model of player perfection) and have a pretty cool Empire (Earl's Protectorate). I don't seem to be in the game to buy my way to power (?), to do so much better than the other players (although I love to patrol the game and find I can help my allies fight off invaders (other players) and the Evil Doers of Raven. Although the game has Tactical Nukes and Never (Nerve) Agent - I don't think much of those weapons, so I won't buy nor store nor use them. Since it thinks you are supposed to invade your allies and get good stuff from that activity I figure it was put together by other than Amish - probably some Leftist National Socialist Improved Citizen Coalition. Ah, it is free and does await my return to play in their digital sandbox.