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Front of The Asylum nightclub

Last time we started to do the side quests in Santa Monica. They involved meeting some thin bloods, doing some terrible things and feeding someone our own blood.

On this post it is time to finish the side quests in this area.

SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers ahead for the content of this game. Only go on if you are okay with that.

...continue reading "[VtMB] Side-questing in Santa Monica, part 2"

The blood clinic attendant assuming that we came here to draw blood

Last time on Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines... We had to go through a lot of hoops to get to our goal. For instance: deal with a haunted house, destroy artwork, get shot at by some mooks and even discovering some deep family secrets we had absolutely no business finding out.

Before we continue on with the main story though I decided to do some side quests. There are two reasons for it 1) They are pretty entertaining and 2) Good rewards.

So that is what we'll be doing in this and the next post.

SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers for some of the side stories of Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines ahead! Read it at your own risk!

...continue reading "[VtMB] Side questing in Santa Monica, Part 1"

Nigel dancing in the Asylum club

Last time in this series we learned how vampires are born, how they survive in the modern nights and dealt with some drug dealers. The last one is just so it wasn't all about vampires. Well, not directly anyway.

This time we get back to dealing with some spooky things and some not-so spooky ones.

SPOILER WARNING: this post will spoil most of the story for the  first chapter of this game.

...continue reading "[VtMB] Into the Asylum"

Rakuno welcoming people to All Saints' Wake 2018

I haven't really been playing Final Fantasy XIV at all this month despite my best intentions to do so. Nothing particularly wrong with the game it is just that I have been in one of  those moods where I at the same time want to play something but I also don't want to play anything I have available. It is a weird mood.

Hence why it  took me so long to finally do the All Saints' Wake event this year which started on October 18th (and ends on November 1st at 7:59 a.m. PDT in case anyone is wondering).

...continue reading "[FFXIV] All Saint’s Wake 2018"

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Rosa telling us where to find some drug dealers we'll need to kill in a bit

Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines (VtMB, for short from this point forward) probably has one of the best introductions/tutorials in game. It sets the mood right, teaches what you need to know and even hints at some of the things you will have to deal later in the game.

In this post we'll go through that. I don't think my writing will live up to the actual cutscenes but I will try my best. I will add in the first mission of the game too just so it doesn't end up a giant wall of text describing concepts of the game.

Oh, and in case you missed, here is my introduction post for this game and Let's Play.

WARNING: Spoilers for the game ahead

...continue reading "[VtMB] It is one of those nights…."

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Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines logo

Since it is October, it seems like an appropriate time to start on a Let's Play of one of my favorite games of all time: Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines.

If you never heard about this game, the short of it, is that it is an RPG based on the tabletop RPG called Vampire: the Masquerade. In Bloodlines we play a fresh created vampire, in the modern day world,  that gets caught up into a power play between some older vampires.

...continue reading "Let’s Play: Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines – Introduction"

Rakuno checking his Smart Tomestone

October is one of those special months to me due to Halloween. It is not a holiday we celebrate here so I have a weird fascination with it. Even though if we did celebrate it here I'd probably be annoyed by having to open my door give kids some candy or people expecting me to put on a costume. XD

I do like the Halloween events in MMOs though since it is all the silliness of it but without any of the annoyance!

Anyway, I am still experimenting with the  format  for these gaming goals posts. I am not sure if I should keep the results of the previous month in the same post as the goals or break it into two different posts. It is something I will need to think a bit more and decide what I want to do once the end of October rolls around. For now you get both in a single post.

...continue reading "Gaming Goals for October 2018"

List of 26 questions about the person

Since this is a slow week for me in terms of what to talk about I thought I just jump on the bandwagon with this.

I saw it first in the Deez Wurds blog. There is also a post like this on Moderate Peril and on  GamingSF. If I missed anyone else who answered these questions I apologize as I am still catching up on reading blogs. Feel free to link your post in the comments though!

With that out of the way, on to the questions...

...continue reading "Comfy Questions"

Rathalos during the intro cutscene for the trial

This weekend I finally cleared a couple of items off my bucket list  for Final Fantasy XIV. The first one was to finish the patch 4.3 story. Maybe some day I will do a recap of it but for now all I say is that the story was pretty good. It  was nice to get closure to a couple of character's stories.

The other thing I did was finally do the Rathalos trial, part of the Monster Hunter collab. It took me this long because when I came back from my break my item level (iLevel for short) wasn't high enough to do it right away. So I decided to focus on the story instead... Only to find it had a trial that required an even higher iLevel. So I decided to grind dungeons to upgrade my gear and do the story trial first.

Another item I got off my bucket list, but it was a while ago, was to do Heaven-on-High. I was really curious about this place but kept procrastinating to do it because... I dunno, I guess I had a lot of other things in my mind.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Heaven-on-High and Monster Hunter collab"

Fireworks for the Rising event. They are in the shape of the game's symbol.

The Rising event has been going on in Final Fantasy XIV, celebrating the 5th anniversary of its relaunch.  It is hard to believe that it has been 5 years already since A Realm Reborn was launched. To me it still feels like it all happened a couple years ago or so.

This also marks the second year I participate on this event. The first one, last year, surprised me by having a cameo from Yoshi-P himself. That made me really curious on what they would do for the event this year.

SPOILER WARNING: spoilers ahead for the Rising 2018 event

...continue reading "[FFXIV] The Rising – 2018"