Friday, May 22, 2015

I Knew This Day Would Come... Eventually

The other day I was printing out some documentation* when my son spoke up.

He was somewhere deep in the bowels of the Dune Sea on Tatooine --if you've played the planetary story there for SWTOR, you know exactly what I'm talking about-- and apparently something had occurred to him.

Turning to his older sister, he said, "Say, what level is your Jedi Knight?"

"The one on the shared account is in Alderaan," she replied, "but my new one on my own account is only on Coruscant."

"Oh," he said, deflating a little. "I was wondering if you'd do a group quest with me."

My ears perked up. I knew what was coming next.

"How long do you think it'd be before you got your Knight to Tatooine?"

"Really? I've got all this homework to do and you want to know when I can get on the game?"

"Oh, okay." He swiveled his head around until he saw his younger sister on the couch, reading with her headphones on. "Hey," he called to her, "what's your Smuggler's level at?"

"Um, about 14," she replied.

"Oh man. I guess I'll have to wait."

Hello, I thought. I'm right here!

"Dad..." he began.


"...I noticed that the free account's XP rewards really cut down after L20. It's taking me longer to level up than I expected."

He then turned back to the screen and kept playing.

I blinked twice. That's it? No 'can you help me out, Dad?'

"You know, I could help you out with some heroics."

He kept playing. "Um...." he said, drawing it out. "Okay, I guess."


Apparently, the older two decided to visit the younger one while she was working on her Consular on Tython.

Without telling her, naturally.

So, they snuck up behind her and kept following her around. She was so focused on the story, she didn't even notice them there for 15 minutes.

Then, hilarity ensued.

"What are you--"


"I was jumping around and saying 'Hi!' all this time!!"

"I didn't SEE you at all! How long have you been there!"


Ah, Fridays.

*Paperless office, my ass. I've printed out more documents for work these past few years than I'd done in the decade before it.


  1. Hahaha, oh dear... the dreaded time when it's no longer cool to spend time with the parents...

    1. Yeah, it happens. Of course, it happened to my wife a few years before when she messed up R2-D2 and C-3PO. At GenCon, no less. ;-)

  2. My favourite is still when your youngest said "Come at me bro!" while tanking.

    1. It's still my favorite, too. Of course, she does have that intense attitude when she's playing, like she gets in the zone and everything else drops away.

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    1. Thanks! I hope this isn't the end of their adventures with me, since they still want to create a SWTOR guild and you do need four to create one...