Feb 102015

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives
Except for DDO it should read “Lives of Our Day”

Friday, I was a Paladin. I had been all week. It may seem odd to mention being a paladin for an entire week. Sunday, I was a paladin again, this time with a couple of levels of favored soul.

For one day.

Monday I was a monk, with one level of paladin. Tonight, or maybe tomorrow night, certainly Thursday at the latest, I will be a monk again, a different monk.

Sometime during Valentine’s weekend I will be a ranger again.

Five lives in about a week. Insane. The last time I tried to do something like this, it took me four-and-a-half years to earn Completionist. Or roughly 126 days per life. Now I am cranking them out in a few hours.

All because of a collection of Heroic Otto’s Boxes gifted to me by my lovely Gamer Girl on my birthday last year. I’ve finally figured out how I want to use them and am going about doing it. All are being used on my main Mawry. Two paladin lives. Two monk past lives. And just starting on this path meant cashing in her previous life as a ranger.

20 more points of healing amplification. 2 more points of damage. 2 more points of ranged damage. Incremental improvements; not huge, but still, improvements all the same. And all made possible by my Gamer Girl and her largesse.

I am quite happy with my gift. Very happy. But it makes me wonder: Is this how it feels to be in the 1%?

I used to see people boasting that they could earn completionist in a couple of weeks and wonder what they’d been smoking. But clearly it can be done, if one is willing to pay for the means to do so. Maybe if you are someone who plays enough and has a limitless budget for gaming, maybe for you, this is the norm. Buy everything and win it all, with no real effort.

Part of me envies people who can do that, but only a small part. It can’t feel as special, can it? Something you do in a couple of weeks where the size of your wallet was the main talent you brought to the table? I’m not saying it should take four-and-a-half years either, I am an extreme case due to my inability to focus on one character.

But still.

Wouldn’t it get boring if it was like this all the time?

🙂 😀 🙂

  3 Responses to “Living So Fast It Makes Me Dizzy”

Comments (3)
  1. Yes it would get very boring and not to mention damn expensive lol.. the thing I try to remember is that in DDO there is something for pretty much everybody regardless of your playstyle, time investment, financial invenstment etc etc.

  2. ♪♪ Dizzy, my head is spinning. / Like a whirlpool, it never ends… ♪♪

  3. It cheapens the gaming experience. Instant gratification is seldom gratifying and tends to send you off looking for the next “thing”.
    People tend to believe, when the involve themselves in “Pay to Win” that what they really are buying is “Pay to Satisfy”…. and this is seldom the result achieved. They are still not on par with the person they met who made them think to themselves, “WOW!! that guy is really good!”
    There are no shortcuts to bring you up to the level of an experienced player who has learned the ropes and accepted his shortcomings and learned to work around them.

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