I haven’t blogged here in a while because I’ve been extremely busy—mainly at work, but that means I’m a lazy pile of bones in the evenings when I get home, and the weekends have been filled with cleaning, errands and, of course, video games.
Which brings me to what I’m so excited about this week. After beta-testing it for months, Diablo 3 is finally out! Today! The servers went live at midnight PDT (which was 2 a.m. here on CDT), and despite setting an alarm to wake up and play right at 2, I slept until 3. But I did get up and level my Demon Hunter to level five, about halfway through what I’d played through in the beta. Currently I’m at level 13, I believe, which was the highest level you could take your character in the beta.
I’ve been so, so excited about this game, and since I’d been waiting on it for what, 12 years? I decided to take some vacation time to play it. (Yes, I realize how incredibly nerdy that sounds, but shut it. Who says vacations always have to mean traveling somewhere? This is cheap and relaxing. And fun.)
So I went into work yesterday to wrap up some deadlines I had, and then I’m taking today through Friday off to play Diablo! Friday also happens to be my birthday, and I figured the timing was too good to ignore.
I’ve played a few quests past where the beta ended (The Skeleton King, for those who know what I’m talking about), and I’m really glad I took this vacation. The game is epic, and so far has it has not disappointed. I’m glad I’ve got some time to really explore it without feeling the need to rush to get through as much as I can before the weekend’s up. I’m sure I’ll be doing a lot of that in the coming weeks, but for now, I’m just having fun with it.