So I have been heads down in real life stuff for as long as I can remember. Someone remind me why I decided to go back to school.
Anyways, last night after finishing a very long and life-force draining paper I decided to reward myself and play a game before heading to bed. I had recently purchased ARK and only got to mess around with it for about an hour, so it seemed like the best candidate to fill this, seldom as of late, time slot.
What a lesson in humility that was. I think I must have broken a record on how many times you can die is a single sitting. I even died while trying to tweak my graphics options.
Everything in the game wants to kill you and you start out with absolutely nothing to defend yourself with. Even the effort of punching down a tree, to get a stick, to make a crude weapon comes at a great cost of health. Once you parish the entire process starts again and you have little to show for your efforts.
So after a couple of hours of trying to survive ( poorly I might add) I decided to make a run for a pillar or light off in the distance. When finial make it, as luck would have it, it turned out to be a supply crate… that I was to under leveled to open.
In the end I’m grateful that Tom Hank’s character in Castaway did not end up on the same shores as my avatar in ARK… It would have been a much shorter movie.