Happy Sunday, folk! For day two of Blaugust, I decided to chime in with my Gaming To-Do List, an idea concocted by Izlain that appeals deeply to the organised list maker in me, and should also help me find a little focus.

Now you can read the guidelines and Izzy’s base concept for yourself, I know. But I am inserting them here, for myself more than anything.

  • Don’t add new items to the list until a previous item is removed.
  • Try to write about something that gets checked off the list as soon as you complete it so details are fresh in your mind.
  • Make your to-do list a reasonable size. I found a list around ten items in length is a nice round number. It also keeps you focused on core games.
  • Keep your entries semi-specific. “Leveling to 80″ is a long term goal (unless you’re close). “Clearing this zone” is more reasonable, and completable within the month (though this concept can carry on beyond Blaugust).

He has since added an addendum to these guidelines which I’m also noting for reference.

I’m introducing the “Free Agents” section, which are some other short term goals that aren’t a part of your main list, but can be used in place of another item.

So I present to you, my Gaming To-Do List.


Gaming To-Do List
  1. Elder Scrolls Online – Reach level 15 on my Dragonknight. (I’ve still not reached level 8 on any of my characters but I’ve decided this is the one I want to level.)
  2. Final Fantasy XIV – Continue on with the main story and reach the level 50 part.
  3. Everquest 2 – Get to level 10. So far I’ve only put in one evening, so I’d like to get a bit further.
  4. Star Wars the Old Republic – Finish up in Coruscant and maybe start on another character to see how I like the other classes.
  5. Rift – Finally push my Mage to level 65 and then work on leveling my Rogue.
  6. Fallout 3 – Get a bit further in the story. I’m currently in the technology museum.
  7. Wildstar – I can’t remember what level I am so I’m going to go with ‘gain 5 more levels’.
  8. Life is Strange – Finish playing through episode one.


Free Agents

The Witcher – Play it already.
Dragon Age: Origins DLC – Play through it.
Skyrim – Mod it. Play-through.


There’s a few things here I’d like to urge myself to do, and okay perhaps it won’t ‘focus’ me the way I want it to. I really want to choose a game and focus on that, ideally, but there’s so much I want to experience and this should at least help me focus in that regard.

It’s also important for me to note for myself – as I have a tendency to push myself too hard and it’s kinda ridiculous that I do that – that this list is a guideline and if I find there’s nothing on it appealing to me, it’s okay to do something else. Try PvP, fiddle on an alt, try a different game, whatever. The point of the list is to get things done and find focus, not induce burnout.

SO. Where shall we start today? Elder Scrolls Online? Maybe some SWTOR?


Fun With Spam:

This is something I used to do a couple of years back. Sometimes, you look through the spam comments and there’s just some bizarre stuff. Really bizarre. I also used to do the same thing with weird search terms but I haven’t had many of those on the reformed blog just yet.


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Blaugust, Day 2: Writing Prompt

Tell us about your first day in an MMO. How did you feel? What did you do? Who did you meet? What sticks in your memory, in particular?