I finally got the urge this week to get back to completing the classic computer rpg The Bard's Tale after taking about a six month hiatus. Part of my motivation was to be able to move onto other games and projects. There are a bunch of old CRPGs that I want to try out, but I still had good old BT hanging over my head. There's no reason I couldn't just start any one of those, but I don't like the idea of leaving this one unfinished after putting in quite of time early last summer. And having all my characters maxed out and ready to go will make it easier to get going in Bard's Tale II: Destiny Knight when I'm ready to tackle that one.
The funny thing is I think there's a good chance that I can knock it out this weekend. I have just about a perfect party with three high level monks, two maxed out magic users and a third one that I'm in the process of maxing out the Wizard levels on. This is also going really quickly because I know the optimal grind encounter in the third level of the catacombs and my party can complete it in one round. So tonight I've focused on using that to level up my characters as quickly as possible.
I'm definitely at the point in my life on this game that I'm going to use all the information and tips I can find on the internet to make this go as quickly and smoothly as possible. I'm not interested in exploring and figuring this one out completely on my own at all. I enjoy playing this game, but I've invested a lot of time into it already and I'm ready to wrap it up and move on to new adventures.