Last of the Summer Whine

Well, play time is nearly over with the meteorological Autumn well in season.  Time to consider winter coats and long sleeve shirts.  Apparently, it will be easier to get loot and gear in Division 2 after the next update. This will be perfect for me to immerse myself outside real life.

The real-life grind ahead of me for the next few months will be at “challenging level” and I’ll need to pull on the talents of those around me.

More gear please

There’re in my head….

Games as a Service (Gaa) is now the dominant content delivery method on PS4 which means you pretty much rent stuff as opposed to owning it. Dammit, another thing you should add to your digital asset list on your Last Will & Testament.

PS4 Plus is mandatory if you want to play online games but comes with lots of free games every month so long as you maintain membership. So for my own little self-Denial of Service I’ve let my service expire for a few weeks, this kills of Division 2 for a while but I’ll plan to be back in August.

Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 – offline game-play not an option.

Nice day to be offline

A truly horrendous day IRL but exploring the landscape of FarCry New Dawn is a pleasure.  I found a sniper and happily going hunting for wascally wildlife.

Offline gaming with the right title is awesome and feel clean and focused so I’ll let my PS4 Plus subscription (60 USD) expire in the next few days as a take on new expeditions.

Far Cry® New Dawn – It’s a new Day

My personal Mean time to recovery (MTTR)

Having an episode triggered by a simple argument is horrendous for the average Myasthenia Gravis sufferer.  The spike in stress levels become physically real but invisible to most.  In my case, I tend to implode for fear of becoming a bore to friends or family like the person who constantly catches the common cold.

Recover time is slow but steady without take any medication.

Yesterday’s recover time was around 4 hours from Anger /Rage spike followed by extreme weakness then procrastination, ignoring my status and feelings with wishful thinking.  Eventually, I become self-aware again and simply sleep for 3 hours or so waking up somewhat revived.  Problem is that this can be right in the midst of the working day or week.

For me, conflict avoidance is a successful method but sometimes like the sweet, sweet Honey Bee the price of stinging somebody is pretty high.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Just leave me alone

Why I Love being an “expert”

The definition of an expert is a person who is very knowledgeable about or has mastery in a particular area.

Here’s another definition of an Information Security Specialist or whatever the Firewall guy is called nowadays.

Expert idiot

I was so unprepared for the Division 2 Raid that I had to go back to the drawing board to look at my built from knee pads to backpack to armour and guns. So much for being an expert gamer.

Guilty pleasures [Level 3]

There’s a popular ad that captures guilt perfectly

  • Level 1 – Look but don’t touch
  • Level 2 – Touch but don’t enjoy
  • Level 3 – Enjoy but don’t show it
America is built on controlling the masses with fear.

I’ve mastered Level 3 publicly but The Division 2 will be hard to hold back.  I’ve avoided the hype leading up to release but this little teaser was too good to ignore.  I forwarded to some of my politically aware friends to see if they spotted that it was pure fiction…they didn’t…I didn’t discuss it with them.