Opening the Book

June 30, 2009

Book 8 hits Europe today, and as I head off to work I leave detailed instructions for my husband to patch the game up for me. As it happens, the kin (and yes, um, we rejoined if I didn’t mention it), has a Watcher run planned for tonight. We’re hoping everyone gets to patch up in time for it, but if not I guess we can go check out some of the Book 8 content.

I don’t read too much about the Books as they come out. I get someone to tell me where the actual epic Book starts, and then have a vague idea what’s happening to Captains (not much this time, our promised bug fix was too troublesome and has been delayed) – we do get to name our banners, so I’ve been thinking of names for a … flag on a pole. Maybe inspiration will strike.

I know there’s some 3-man instances, a 6-man and a new raid. I’m on the list for look for that. My rolls are universally awful, but I actually rolled more than a 16 this time. Rar!  Now it falls down to what nights the kin decide to raid and striking a balance so I’m not spending 4 nights a week in raids. One of the advantages of a dull update like Book 7 is plenty of ‘me’ time.

Also, it’s becoming brutally apparent how close my holiday is now. I won’t be gaming after Friday 10th July until 29th when I get home. In between that I go to London, visit family for a day, then fly the next day. I need to pack!! But on a gaming note, it means about 10 days with Book 8 before I disappear. Which is pretty unsettling. I know I’ll come back to people being a bit ‘done’ with the 3-mans, and who know everything there is to know about the new content. But even before I go my mind is more focused on what’s happening at Comic Con, how I’ll survive the long flights to Hawaii and whether I’ve forgotten my train ticket home!

You’d think I’d be used to it by now, Codemasters (and their cohorts in crime, Turbine) have an uncanny ability to release new content just as I go away for an extended period. It could be me with the uncanny ability – but why take the blame, eh?



  1. Surely you can’t call your flag anything other than ‘flaggy’?

    • Um.. that was actually one of my choices 🙂

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