I haven’t been keeping up with my daily or every-other-day posting and here I am twice in one day! I have never blogged about the depths of my geek side but you should know that while many people think Warrior Girl refers to my unstoppable spirit, it is actually an homage to my love of RPGs and I always play a Warrior Girl.
A friend of mine dropped something on my doorstep and sped away. It was something I had been looking forward to for years, the one thing I was going to do for myself. But then unexpected expenses made it impossible. He bought me Dragon Age Inquisition. Poor kid. The problem wasn’t the cost of the game. The problem was my gaming PC was no longer functional and the “new” used car required me to allocate all my funds towards it rather than the picture I had on my fridge. I didn’t have the heart to tell him.
Since the games release, my big brother has been texting constantly “You have to start playing” “It’s better than you were hoping for” “This is awesome” “I haven’t gone to work in two days” and great shit like that. I, however, knew how awesome it was as I was watching some of my favorite players on Twitch and glaring at the game taunting me from under the Christmas tree. Soooo…
Saturday I went into the hole in the wall my favorite techie works out of to see what we could do. Sure, he had plenty of 1.5 – 2K machines he could sell me but I am his favorite geeky Warrior Girl so he suggested I poke around in the spare parts room and put something together. I affectionately call my “new” computer Frankenstein. You can imagine. And since I will be returning almost everything this summer when I build my dream machine, I got it for the low low price of $500 and will recoup it all. I am proud to note that Frankenstein is the nicest freakin’ PC I have ever owned and I BUILT IT FROM SCRAPS! What??? I can only imagine what I will come up with in a few months when I have time and money. SWEET!
As for my review of the game: Mind Blown. Best time I ever had. I’d like to be able to carry a little more life on me and it’s not my favorite inventory screen but neither suck so bad I would actually complain about them. They don’t even suck. If I didn’t have a competition to prep for, I would be cutting back on my training by many many hours. In the end, this is probably a lesson in learning how to balance life. At any rate, I am sure post-comp I will still have many hours of playing left.
In case you were wondering (and this applies to all RPGs) I am a Warrior. In a unique twist I am going sword AND shield. Yep, Warrior Girl’s changing it up a bit.
And thanks Tom!!! Coffee is on me next time!