A couple of gaming updates:
1) I unsubscribed from SWToR. I haven’t reached the cap in the game yet but due in part to real life business and other MMO intersets (primarily my return to LotRO) I couldn’t see shelling out money for a game I wasn’t playing.
2) I am now in another kinship (guild) in LotRO. The new group is way more populated at all hours than my old kinship ever was. They’re a fun bunch of folks who regularly put on shows and engage in general silliness and I’m having a blast thus far.
One thing that struck me, listening to the kinship chat over the past couple of weeks is how much I’ve missed it. Chat in SWToR and in my old LotRO kinship was essentially dead. It’s like having a radio tuned to a dead channel: what’s the point? Now there are all kinds of things going on in chat, along with events in the game and also raids and groups … I feel like I’ve come home. MMOs are more fun with other players. Whodathunkit?
Last time I posted, I had just racked the mead into a glass carboy. At one point the airlock lost pressure but a couple of days later, it was under pressure again. The pressure indicates that the mead is brewing. Yeast are producing gasses which exit the carboy through the airlock. A lack of pressure means that fermentation has stopped or slowed to the point where it’s no longer strong enough to effect the air lock. The fact that it has re-started is good (as it’s nowhere near ready yet). The mead is beginning to clear up which means that in a couple weeks it will be ready to rack again.