The commonly known longest month of all time January, continues to be long, now in week 14 of January, we’re half way there. Here’s what we’ve been getting up to, to pass the month.
Grand Theft Auto Online
As discussed in previous weeks, the business aspect of GTA Online has got a firm grip on my recent gaming time. While the social side has dipped a tad, a few of us still login daily to continue building our virtual empire.
Currently now the IDYF (I’m drunk you’re fit) consortium consists of an office, cargo warehouse and vehicle warehouse containing each variant of standard, mid & top end car. What that means is, now only selling top class cars for $100k per time means sourcing new vehicles will only ever be top end cars I’ll be retrieving. So the financial implications of the time invested to attain all these vehicles will pay off very soon.
Meanwhile in the desert of Blaine County, a successful tractor parts garage which is the front for the cocaine distribution centre is ticking over nicely. With improved staff and equipment upgrades, $84k of cocaine can be sold every 40 minutes of game time. And seeing as my evening stints usually consist of 4 hours, it’s a nice little earner on top of the car export business.
Now I’m grinding my way to affording a nightclub and the financial rewards that’ll bring, which are restocking supplies for cargo warehouse and cocaine lockup which means I won’t need to go on the source supply runs myself. After that, I think an attack Buzzard, then I’ll be content to let the empire build. It’s been a good laugh plotting out the empire and how to garner the highest income, now to watch it all come to fruition.
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Many of you will be aware that on the 14th Jan Battlefront 2 became available for free via the Epic Store. Not one for missing out on a decent gaming bargain I quickly snapped it up. With the game being available for free, there was a huge influx of players over the weekend making the servers hit capacity and run into a lot of issues. Whilst some of those issues were still around I figured why not try out the single-player campaign.
Playing as Iden Versio, the Commander of Inferno Squad, a – special operatives unit. You play on the side of the Imperial Forces going up against the Rebellion. It’s a nice change of pace to be playing on the ‘bad guys’ side rather than always be the hero. I’ve only played the first couple of missions but it’s been pretty good fun. Also, the game looks fantastic as expected. I’m looking forward to playing some more of it and seeing how this role reversal plays out.
In all honesty, though I picked the game up to play multiplayer with friends and on Sunday night we spent a good few hours diving into some Supremacy. It was a blast, the gameplay has been super fun and I’ve kind of missed the more casual gameplay it offers. It’s super easy to get used to. There’s loads to try out and unlock and I can see myself playing it a fair amount actually. It just makes the launch of the game so much more disappointing though. I just wish EA hadn’t chucked in all the microtransaction stuff. I know the game got a lot better and many of these issues were resolved or removed. It’s just a shame that greed got on in the way at the start.