This dream I had is probably one of most vivid and enjoyable dreams I’ve had to date. There was part of the dream that happened before what I’m about to describe but I can’t remember it unfortunately, I say it was unfortunate because it was how the dream began (or was it?).
Dream Diary #7 – Battle In The Mega-Mall
I found myself with squad of soldiers or mercenaries, I’m not entirely sure. We were in a car chase being pursued by the authorities, but they weren’t the police. I watched as we drove through lawns, broke through picket fences… Until we made our way to the entrance of some sort of mega-mall. This mall was vast, I’d say it was almost like a city center in its own right. We didn’t go through the front entrance but instead we somehow made our way to some underground passage that led in to the mega-mall.
As I was making my way through these dark tunnels we came to a fairly wide set of stairs with a door-like entrance to right that had a spiraling staircase leading upwards. As we approached the stairs we were met with resistance. Before I could see exactly who our opponents were one of my allies opened fire and took down the enemies. My allies pushed up the main staircase but I took the door on the right. I made my way up those stairs and found three people lying on ground, one of which had an assault rifle. I believe it was an M4A1 so I took it for my own use, however I didn’t take any of the ammo.
Alas, we start again! I’ve decided to blog about this playthrough later into the game so that I don’t end up repeating myself.
For simplicity sake I’ve numbered areas on the map by districts. So the lower the number, the longer I’ve held that land. I plan to divide the districts up by towns and their surrounding area.
When I started this game I journeyed far and wide trying to get as much money as possible until I could start creating my own businesses. Once I gathered enough money I set out to create dyeworks in as many towns as possible so that I could get enough passive income to support my army (it was mostly comprised of Swadian troops).
Once I formed enough power I took Maras Castle (owned by the Kingdom of Rhodoks, aka the green guys) and formed the Kingdom of Arjello. From there it was a slow climb in capturing surrounding castles, and then I finally took Yalen. Once I had Yalen, my power was solidified.
I made peace where possible until my economy improved and my forces grew. From there I went north (to the left in the picture of the map seen above) and exploited Swadia’s constant wars. The Kingdom of Swadia was largely distracted by ongoing wars with other kingdoms so it was quite easy to take the closest castles and of course Praven.
For a time I hadn’t been so consumed with video games, probably a solid year by now. Recently I’ve rediscovered the joy of playing video games, a joy I thought I’d never find again.
For a time I felt nothing when trying to play a game, if I even decided on which game to play. I would spend time scrolling through a list of games I could play lamenting about all the fun I had playing that particular game, wondering if I’d ever have as much fun like that again.
There was a wall in front of me, and when I’d look for a way around I’d only see the wall again. I can tell you now that there’s no longer a wall. What there was was more so a handicap of the sort preventing speedy passage. You could say I was trying to run through water, I the beholder of what once was, the water the games. I should’ve been in a boat with a paddle, doing things the right and fast way to get across.
I was supposed to post this awhile ago but didn’t get around to it. As of late I’ve just been enjoying games and what not, such fun!