After the success of a Minecraft LAN party I went to, I finally got round to hosting a Terraria party at my house. My bedroom/office is now big enough for 4 or 5 people, so it's cool that I no longer have to rely on the rest of the house being clean before inviting anyone.
Anyway, Terraria was reaaalllly slow to get started, and it was pretty boring to play until we got some decent equips.
I also had this lag issue which took me a long time to solve, so the first few hours were mostly spent getting murdered.
But once we got up to gold equips and beyond, and could actually defeat enemies, it was a lot of fun.
Turned out that the medium map was still too big for us though, and most of our deaths were caused by impatience during traveling.
We ended up beating the Wall of Flesh in 11 hours, and then played hard mode for a bit.
We couldn't beat that mecha-worm boss even with infinite respawns; we just ran out of time... hard mode is insane.
A few days later I went to a leaving party for one of my best childhood buddies who's going to America for 2 years.
Saw a lot of cool people I haven't seen in a while, and nostalgia'd a lot.
My little brother's friends who I remember as being wee kids are now taller than me. It's terrifying.
I felt old.
Later I visited my friend at his holiday home in some small village near the border of Scotland. Took a train, 3 buses and a taxi to get there...
If anything, that was a pretty good reminder to get a driver's license already, though maybe that wouldn't be a great idea with the amount of drinking that went down there.
Anyway, it was nice to be on a farm again. There was a field of cows next to our house so we spent a morning just staring at them while they stared at us. At night we wandered into a field to get some proper darkness, and had a pretty decent view of the galaxy.
The nearest shops and services were an hour's walk away from our house, so that sucked. At one point we took a "shortcut" through the woods and ended up wading through ankle-deep mud and animal shit, without the correct shoes, of course. Fun times.
The most redeeming part of the trip was that my friend invited one of his friends from London.
I didn't care at first, but then I found out she was really pretty, and half Japanese!
I had a really good time talking to her.
It's a shame I'll probably never see her again. ;_;
Finally, my brother's leaving for Sweden for 10 months as part of his education.
There's gonna be a lot more space in the house, and I can go loot all his stuff, hurray!
It might get a bit too quiet around here though...