Be a pirate, why not?

OMG. I’ve gone and done the unthinkable.

I just bought (or rather, the Goonfather just bought) Pirates of the Burning Sea!!

Pirates of the Burning Sea

It’s a new MMORPG set in the Caribbean of 1720 where you get to be a pirate or swashbuckler or naval officer.

I’ve never even really liked pirates and piratey stuff. Well, I do adore Captain Jack Sparrow, but that’s largely because I love Johnny Depp and that’s the extent of my pirate fandom.

I’m writing this blog now while my game is patching because once the patch is done, I will never have time to do anything else anymore.

Deciding to play this game is a totally impulsive move and totally nuts. I now have a full-time temp office job, on top of which I still have auditions and shoots, on top of which I have this blog to update daily, on top of which I just joined a choir with our first public performance slated for August.

Where will I find time to play an MMORPG?

I didn’t even know of the game’s existence until like a week ago when the game launched and the Goonfather started arrrrr-ing at me like a pirate, at the oddest random moments.

“Arrrrrrrrr!!” he would say, twisting his mouth in a way that makes him look more like Popeye the Sailorman than a badass pirate captain.

And I would ask him, “What the hell?”

And he would say, “I’m a pirate! Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!”

He deliberated for a week before finally caving in and buying the game, in the process also buying a second copy for me.

Many of my friends have already started (or are thinking of) playing it, so talk has been revolving around this game, which makes me all excited for no logical reason. I’m not really excited over being a pirate and sailing my own ship and waging sea battles. I’m more excited about playing with friends.

You can’t possibly know what fun is until you play an MMORPG with real life friends.

Well… I dunno. I’ve been (and still am) really insanely busy and I have no time to play games.

But I can feel the gamer’s blood still running strong within me. I am hyperventilating with excitement over starting a new game which I don’t have much of an interest in playing!

Siao lah.