Crushed by Conan

I continue to be crushed (so very crushed) about my lost Conan Exiles progress. After signing up for the official forums and posting a bug report with a bit of complaining, I scoured the internet for any info I could find. There have been others who have had this happen, and it always seems to be on consoles (Xbox mostly). Anyway, a few folks solved the problem by deleting and reinstalling the game, which I am now doing. For good measure, once that’s done (two hours from now) I will also clear the PS5 cache. There’s nothing more I can do. If this doesn’t reconnect me with my character, all is truly lost.

Will I start anew if I can’t restore my save? Doubtful. It’s a shame, because I was really enjoying the game, but I had done so much and gotten so far, to start over just feels like too much work. Maybe eventually in the future, but not right now. Guess I’ll go back to No Man's Sky, which I’ve been neglecting lately due to playing barbarian.


More Conan

Been sitting here contemplating sorcery in Conan Exiles. I’ve not messed with it, because I’m not going to do human sacrifices. Sure, I kill a lot of NPCs every day, but they’re coming at me with weapons, so it’s me or them. Hauling someone back to camp to actively off them on a sacrificial table is a whole other thing. Not doing it.

But it does look like I can level it up some and get some useful spells without any human sacrifice at all. It’d be nice to cast a light spell. Just saying, it gets really dark out in the wilds at night and carrying a torch means I’m not carrying my shield.

I’ll have to contemplate it further on the tree of woe. I will still need spell pages to level it up, which means killing sorcerers who have already sacrificed people to make them, so it’s a moral quandary (that I’m sure most players don’t even think about).



Suddenly remembered the internet exists this morning, that 99.9% of the people I call friend exist on it, and that I miss them. So today I’m going to try to catch up with what everyone has been doing since I checked out.

Lin and I are ok, but we have a number of ongoing situations, most of which are the sort one can’t do a damn thing about but sit and fret, or pray, or wring one’s hands (or obsessively play video games). In the midst of all the stress and chaos, it’s a million degrees outside all day every day, and to make it all even better, I’ve been in the process of giving up nicotine for good. When I planned the stepping down to end in July, I didn’t expect July to be as abnormal as it’s been, but here we are.

Anyway, I’m going to try to be online more and keeping in touch.


Everything Breaks

Sat down to play some video games and it appears the external hard drive on which I keep all my games has died. Or there’s a PlayStation bug. Whatever it is, it gets stuck in a loop of saying it needs to repair the drive, getting 22% done with it, and then saying it needs to repair the drive.

I don’t know what to do, so I’m going to just sit here and freak out for a while. Then I guess I’ll play some while Conan Exiles (and eventually Sims 4) download all over again, this time onto the internal hard drive. I’m not buying a new USB drive right this minute.