Seeking My Moment of Zen – Weekly Gaming Discussion for 4/19/20

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This Week’s Gaming Thoughts

A little while back, I wrote about how I thought Euro Truck Sim 2 would bring me some peace during these troubled times. It did, for a spell, but eventually — as amazing as the game is — something tugged at me that I didn’t like. A push that I didn’t appreciate. It’s hard to explain, but I’ve not touched it since our the community check-in stream a week or so ago.

So I sought new versions of zen. First I started with Star Trek Online, which has been a bit fun, but DAMN if those ground missions always take the wind out of my sails. Then, however, over on our Discord, Dex and podcast co-host Hunter were talking about all the awesome-sounding changes coming to EVE Online.

Now, you can say a lot of things about EVE Online, but it can be a REALLY zen game if you want it to be. Between mining and wormhole scanning, it can be a delight to tool around in EVE’s impressive universe. So, I canceled my Lord of the Rings Online subscription and resubbed to EVE, and I have to say, for now, it’s been the balm I’ve needed. Will it be in a week? I hope so, but for now, it’s doing its job. If you’re in EVE and not in a corp, consider joining ours. It’s awesome. ;)

What I’ve Been Playing This Past Week

  • EVE Online – When you take this game less seriously and play it just to see the universe, do a bit of this and that, it’s great. The game has a thing I loved called The Agency, which is basically a PVE-finder. It’ll find you places to fight, mine or scan easily, and it’s PERFECT for someone like me who just wants to log in and tool around a bit in space.
  • Bloody Rally Show – Still churning through the campaigns and daily challenges. GOD I love this game.
  • Star Trek Online – The space combat is GREAT

What I’m Planning on Playing This Coming Week

  • EVE Online and Bloody Rally Show – These are GIVENS y’all.
  • Flight Simulator X – Gotta get back on the training train with this one. I failed Air Hauler 2’s flight test AGAIN y’all. Ugh.

Gaming Question of the Week

Is gaming helping you find your zen, and if so, how?

I said how it’s helping me above, but I’d love to hear your stories.

Top Clip of the Past Week

This clip is actually from a little bit ago, but I’m just getting caught up in making them, and it’s from Autobahn Police Simulator 2. So freaking funny.

That’ll do it for this week y’all. May you have a lovely, safe and happy week, and I hope to see y’all on a stream!

Author: Brian Rubin

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