Wow, what a busy couple of weeks I’ve had!
After arriving back in the UK, my University gave me the nasty shock of not confirming the course modules I applied for in August, along with my student finance and accommodation. I can tell you that the jet lag was completely knocked out the park after that particular email. Thankfully, after a week or so of correspondence, everything’s sorted and I can say I will definitely be moving to Essex at the end of the month. /whew
Before I make that jump, however, I’m taking one last chance to immerse myself in the world of gaming and geekdom by attending the Eurogamer Expo in London next week. This time around, I intend to take more time playing games, too; those ArenaNet panels at PAX were amazing and insightful, but queuing for them took up a lot of time. Also, much appreciation to the organisers of Eurogamer, the timing is fantastic. It’s not every year that you get to attend a convention on your birthday!
In regards to my time in Seattle, I’ve taken the decision to hold on to most of my footage and pictures of PAX over the last few weeks. Instead of uploading them gradually since my return to the UK, as I rightfully should have done, I’ll instead be posting content from both conventions once I’m back from Eurogamer. That way, I can pool all the footage I’ve taken into one, big, convenient blog post of embedded video clips. Of course a more personal account of my time in the US and London will follow.
Look for more posts from me this week, I have a lot to catch up on. I hear GuildMag is accepting submissions for another blog carnival. Think I’d better get started on that!
Earlier this week, I landed in the US to have a last break from work and study before I knuckle down to University in October. Part of my tour of the West coast will include a visit to Seattle and the Penny Arcade Expo in the last week of August. I’ve started arranging my timetable for the expo since the panel schedule went live today. Hopefully I’ll find some time to get my hands on the games being shown across the expo between all those talks! (Stoked for the Giant Bomb, Tested, Guild Wars 2 and Yogscast panels!)
Of course, one of the main reasons I’ve chosen to go to PAX is to play Guild Wars 2. What I haven’t decided yet are which races and professions I’d like to play most. So much choice is sometimes a bad thing, y’know!
Since ArenaNet announced all five races as playable in the Gamescom and PAX demos, I’ve been hit by an indecisiveness that just won’t budge. Naturally, I’d love to try all the combinations available, but that isn’t exactly an option available to any attendee. With PvP and a new Orrian undead section available, too, there are even more options to consider.
So, instead of plucking random combinations from a hat, I’d like you, my readers, to pick for me. Just leave a comment, twitter message or email
telling me which race, profession and scenario (low/mid level PvE and/or PvP) you’d like to see and I’ll play/record the requests with the highest “votes”.
I’ll definitely write-up my experiences here on the blog, and include snapshots or video clips where I can. If I’m able to meet up with some fellow bloggers/guildmates attending the expo, I’ll try to record their playtime, too!
I recently took part in a Guild Meeting interview with Tasha Darke of SI Radio and Relics of Orr. Here’s the audio for you take a listen to if you missed the live broadcast. I won’t go all self-conscious and list how much I got mucking fuddled, no matter if I want to!
Guild Meeting Interview
Many thanks to Tasha and SI Radio!
P.S. The Massively Overpowered livestreams are on hiatus until September; Rubi’s got a lot on this summer.