Petition to Companies Who Create Games

I would like to start a petition to all companies that make games… can you please stop releasing anything for a year or two so I can catch up with what I currently have on my plate?  Let me look at the list of games I have barely touched and would like to play through so everyone can understand how screwed I currently am:

**But first… I have a message for my wife:  Honey, if you are reading this, please stop now and go shopping for a new outfit, or shoes or something.  I know you conceptually know that I have far too many games, but if you ever see this list I’ll never be able to convince you that I *NEED* to buy a game like Borderlands 2 when it first comes out…  so go buy something please.**

Now that I have that out the way, it is time to share my shame with the world!

Games I would like to play and own but have barely touched:

Guild Wars 2 (first character is almost 80… but I want one of each class…. well, except for a warrior)

Borderlands 2

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Diablo 3 (actually I have played quite a bit and have a max level character but I would love to play more)

Orcs Must Die 2

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Assassin’s Creed (All 4 of them, barely played the first one and loved it.  Just need to go back)

Binding of Issac (played the crap out of it but haven’t had time for the Wraith of the Lamb expansion)

Dead Space 1 & 2

Mass Effect 3 (maybe 1/3 of the way through by best guesstimate)

Dragon Age 2 (again, maybe 1/3 of the way through)

X3: Albion Prelude

Fallout: New Vegas

Skyrim (barely touched the main story-line but played a ton of side-quests already)

Batman: Arkham City

And that’s just the PC games… here are a few others I own that I want to find time to play on Xbox 360 or PS3:

La Noire

Alan Wake

Final Fantasy XIII

Red Dead Redemption

Wow… now that I look at the list, I wish I’d sent myself out shopping before I wrote it.  And these are only the big name games that I haven’t played.  There are a bunch of great indie games and other odds and ends that I want to play as well.  I seriously need to either get a great paying job that lets me play video games all day (they exist right?) or I need to hit the lottery so I can stop working and have more free time for gaming.  I mean, the alternative would be to stop buying new games when they are super cheap on Steam… and who has the willpower for that?

Please tell me that I’m not the only one… I would suggest starting a support group for people who compulsively buy games even though they don’t have the time to play them… but that’d only leave me with even less time to play Borderlands 2… or Guild Wars 2… or Orcs Must Die 2… or some other game whose title ends it 2…

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Anyone have a time machine I can borrow?

I really wish I could go back in time to when I was just a kid and could play games all the time.  Although I’d want to take my current Steam collection back with me so I don’t have to play those old games that existed back then.  And maybe a Flux Capacitor based VPN so I could connect to the current Guild Wars 2 servers from back then.  And probably my broadband internet connection so I’m not stuck on dial-up.

Ya’ll can keep your Facebook though… don’t need to hear your political views, whining about your ex-husband/boyfriend/girlfriend or 18 daily pictures of cute cats, thank you.

Back on topic… Currently most of my time is devoted to Guild Wars 2.  I have an Elementalist that is level 21, a Guardian who is level 41, and a bunch of level 1 alts that are holding names for eventual characters I want to play.  I’m not sure that I want to play the Guardian though for a few different reasons but I can’t put her down.  It’s partly because the current prices for selling Gold for Gems is really quite low and I have a feeling that this will adjust upwards in time, so I’m trying to make as much money as I can to buy as many gems as possible.  This means leveling up since the money gets better and better the higher you get.

That’s not to say that I’m rushing through content…  actually, I’m only about 2/3 of the way through my first 25-35 zone and I’ve completed 7 or 8 zones so far!  I’m really really having fun, and the guardian is a ton of fun to play.  What follows is my own attempt to decide whether or not to play the Guardian or play something else.

Pro

  • Does great damage with a 2H Greatsword
  • Able to support others very well with Staff
  • As a Norn, switching to Wolf form is EPIC
  • Already level 41 and the higher zones seem to have better event chains which are a blast

Con

  • Melee is a quick way to die in many fights with Champions and Bosses
  • Support doesn’t get nearly as much credit in events or especially PVP where only kills matter
  • Only real ranged option is the Scepter whose damage is meh

I’m thinking that I’ll stick to the Guardian for now, but I am starting to get the shakes to roll an alt.  I love that there is no subscription to GW2 and I don’t have to feel bad on the 21st when Borderlands 2 comes out!