I realize I started this log to talk about MMORPGs, and Star Trek Online specifically… but I just need to say how awesome Game of Thrones is. It is phenomenal. It is breathtaking. It is epic. It is addictive. After doing a GoT marathon over Christmas, I couldn’t wait for Season 5. And oh my god, the wait was brutal.
I was playing online with my friends last Sunday night; all of us were so excited for the Season Premiere, that half an hour before show time, everyone bailed out of the game to get set.
The last season ended with several cliffhangers: Jon Snow and the Night Watch were reinforced by Stannis Baratheon and repelled Mance’s wildling army. Daenerys was losing control of her dragons. Arya was heading east by boat, towards Braavos. The Hound… is he dead? Littlefinger murdered Lysa Arryn. The Red Wedding. And of course, Tyrion committed patricide against Tywin Lannister, and had to be smuggled out of King’s Landing by boat with Varys along for the ride.
So many threads. So many questions.
The Premiere was good. It set up the rest of the season nicely, but it couldn’t address all the dangling plot threads. There was no dead space in the episode — they didn’t have the luxury (maybe except the opening sequence, which was a bit baffling). The episode moved so quickly it didn’t feel like an hour long. And now? I want more. MORE. MORE.
I’m sure I’m not alone.