So, I had an appointment with my OBGyn today and she sent me out for a Beta-hcg test. She thinks that there’s a strong possibility that I might be pregnant due to ovulating late. I told her what was going on with my temps, and she thinks that based upon my history it’s entirely possible that I started to ovulate but something postponed it until later in my cycle. She also said it’s a possibility that I had a true chemical pregnancy wherein sperm and egg faked out my hormones enough to delay AF but didn’t produce enough HCG to trigger a positive on a HPT. Lastly, she said it was also possible that my PCOS is acting up a little, but that my ovaries felt fine, and since I wasn’t experiencing any pain at all she doubts that it’s a cyst. So, we’ll know more on Monday when she calls. If it comes back negative on Monday she’ll start me on something to bring on AF.
In other news, I was accepted into one of the Rift closed beta test today! So far, I’m really enjoying it. The game reminds me strongly of a combination of EverQuest (before Sony Online broke it), and EverQuest II. I don’t know too much about graphics at this point as my computer isn’t capable of doing anything but their lowest setting, but it’s not bothering me at all. Frankly, the game-play is engaging enough that I haven’t even noticed the graphics quality (or lack thereof). There are tons of classes and class combos to choose from, and overall actually seems to be quite polished for a beta run. I believe that their release date is sometime later this month, and I’m quite tempted to keep playing. I was also involved in the WoW closed and open beta (and DnD Online alpha testing) and can honestly say that my experience with Rift has been much more enjoyable. The mobs actually require some thought in order to defeat them in noob areas, and the leveling is realistic. It took me about 1.5 hours or so to go from level 1 to level 6. In WoW I can level a character from 1-6 in 30 minutes. The quests are also a bit more streamlined and build off of each other very well. You don’t find yourself running back and forth between quest givers an insane amount; basically, even though you’re technically grinding, it doesn’t feel like it. If they send me to an area to do the quest, they give me all of the quests for that specific location. I also haven’t felt like I’ve been doing the same quest over, and over, and over again. It’s a nice change.