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.
So I was digging around my old projects I did back in high school and found my guide for HL2RP named “Life As A HL2:RP Player”… *shiver*
Needless to say it was quite enjoyable to look at having thought I accidentally deleted it and leaving it to the void of my memory. I had an interesting view of the HL2RP gamemode (made using a framework called Clockwork that was made for Garry’s mod). For those that know of HL2RP, it will be easy to understand that I thought the Combine was some random police force that had a major hate-boner for random Citizens and got increasingly hateful the higher ranked they were.
The actual guide is made with Adobe Flex Builder (something I worked with in Grade 10 and 11). It was a useful tool for some things I worked on back then, but since then I’ve moved on to using other tools.
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!
After many defeats we finally went on the offense. First we took Reyvadin (town just behind me in the picture above), now Curaw. These two victories led to my good standing with King Harlaus and let me become a Vassal to him.
I was given the fief for Ayyike and it was a sorry sight. It was raided just as I was given it and so I couldn’t do anything but wait. I will say this, its location may be close to the enemy, but at least its very close to a town which should limit the amount of bandit attacks.
So I’ve been getting into the game Mount & Blade: Warband and I thought I’d start a new series with my blog on how things go. This isn’t a fresh start from when I’m writing this post.
To preface things, I’m on day 53, I spawned under the Kingdom of Swadia (which is currently at war with every faction except Khergit Khanate and Sarranid Sultanate), and I’m a mercenary for the Kingdom of Swadia.