Day 1886: Ponderings

I spent a bunch of time playing Path of Exile, and really just nailing things down for what I want to do to start the next league on Friday. I still don’t know what I want to do, but I know I want to be casting something, and it’ll likely be a storm brand build.

I listened to a podcast today that was essentially an interview with the developer of Path of Exile which was 2 and a quarter hours, and they talked all about the design philosophy. It was fascinating to hear about how they combat power creep, how the builds and archetypes should be based up on skills, rather than using the class to dictate the skill used. They were talking about the game, how they think about introducing people to the game, that with peoples first builds they might not make it through the game. That’s totally a thing. I made my way to act 10 on one of my characters but couldn’t get to the end of the game as my character wasn’t able to survive well enough in the area I was in.

I spent time today cooking and trying to catch up with stuff, but I ended up really watching a bunch of compilation videos and lazing around playing games. I even loaded up Sky Factory and did some stuff there.

As for anything else that is going on, well, I don’t know. There’s not much going on in the week ahead that I can really point to, I’ve not signed up for the current round of Game of Bands, it doesn’t interest me, and I’m still just trying to get a good sound out of all my equipment. I’m hoping that the song we’ve been working on comes out well, but so far I don’t have the version of it that is final, so there’s still work to do.

Have an excellent day! You’re all my favourites!

Peace -x-