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The Rashomon event in Fate Grand Order finally started. I was apprehensive if I'd be able to build a decent team to do this event considering how lackluster my roster of servants is. But so far it turned out ok.

From my tests so far the only raid I've been able to clear consistently was the 1 million one. The 3 million I can survive but it can be a bit dicey. Plus I am not being to do much more than 1 million damage.

...continue reading "[FGO] Banana Bullying"

Yes, that is a level 90 Spartacus. No, he is not mine.This Tuesday I finally finished the Seventh Singularity: Babylonia in Fate Grand Order. It was just when the CCC event ended too so I got to use the half AP for almost the entirety of the last two singularities!

Story wise I am still not sure which one I like more, Babylonia or Camelot. Probably Camelot more due to a lot of reasons. But anyway, here are my thoughts on the rest of the Babylonia singularity without any spoilers.

...continue reading "[FGO] Fate Grand Meme"

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They certainly know how to sell a deal....Stellaris is one of those games I kept wanting to give a try but wasn't sure if I would enjoy it. The reason for that is because it is developed by the same Paradox, the same company responsible for Crusader Kings 2. Now I love Crusader Kings 2 but that game has a very steep learning curve right from the start. My fear was that Stellaris would be  the same and for a game like that I just need to be in the right mindset.

Since Steam had a free weekend for Stellaris I decided that this would be the time to find out if it was a game I wanted to play or not. After playing it through most of the weekend I can safely say: yes, I love the game. And yes, I bought it and all the DLCs. 🙂

...continue reading "First impressions Stellaris"

I rarely do longer posts about what games I am playing because I have a hard time figuring out how to talk about it in a way that seems interesting. Even more so when I am going through a grinding phase in a MMORPG or trying to get trophies in a game. Or just jumping through different games trying to find one that piques my interest.

But for the sake of variety and not leaving this blog gathering dust for such long periods of time I am going to try to write these kind of posts more.

So, to begin with let me talk what I have been up to in Fate Grand Order...

...continue reading "[FGO] Cruising through the Seventh Singularity"

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Rakuno cryingI am not sure if this will be of interest to anyone but I figured out I might as well write about it anyway. Maybe it will lead to some interesting discussion. If not then it will serve as explanation of why Rakuno as a monk won't be showing up in screenshots so much in the future.

The choice to make Pugilist/Monk as a main was one that I made pretty much before I even started playing Final Fantasy XIV. It is just that I tend to be attracted in games to whatever class feels fun and different and monks tend to be pretty rare in MMORPGs or at least they used to be.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Retiring the monk’s gloves"

Keneli as a Scholar smirking while writing in his bookI avoided making one of these posts last month since I feared I wouldn't be writing anything for the rest of the month and I didn't one this blog to turn into just a one post a month about whatever games I am playing.

This month however I am more confident I will be writing about more than that. Plus I haven't written in too long and I'd like to rectify that. :p

Anyhoo, this is what has been keeping me busy, gamewise, in the last couple of months.

...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – March and April 2019"

Mayuri, Lukako and Okabe chattingThe month of February this year has been strange. It at the same time felt very long and not long enough. I have no clue why it felt like the first but the latter felt like that because I didn't get to play as much of the games as I wanted to. The reason for that are various. I was either feeling sick, tired, distracted with something else or there was some heavy rain going on and I didn't want to risk losing my net connection/power.

Because of that the games I end up playing wasn't all too different from January nor did I did as much progress in them as I wished for.

Anyway, these are the games that I have been journeying through:

...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – February 2019"

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A note from Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines describing how perception, time and mind are linkedLast night Naitin of Time to Loot suggested the following topic in the "Writing Prompts" section of the Blaugust Discord:

Ways in which you have changed in your gaming preferences, tolerances, needs or wants over time

After reading his post on the topic as well as the two posts that inspired his (one from Baghpuss and the other from Pete) I am not sure mine exactly fit with the prompt but I thought it might be something interesting to write about anyway.

So, let's give this a try, shall we?

...continue reading "Time changes all"

Daru from Steins;Gate saying "Hell Yeah! I will give my best shot!"I had planned to play so many different games this month but in the end I only played a few of them. Which is pretty much my life in a nutshell: make lots of plans, grossly underestimate the amount of time and/or effort they will take then fail at them or end up doing something completely different. /sigh

The fact that it has been scorching hot around here hasn't helped either. That kind of temperature just saps my desire to do... well, pretty much anything.

Anyway, here is what has been happening in the electronic lands haunted by the urban legend monster called Rakuno.

...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – January 2019"

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Rakuno posing with the initial Blue Mage gearLast week the first limited Job, Blue Mage, has been released on Final Fantasy XIV. Those who had a strong interest on it have already unlocked it, gave it a fair shake and made their opinions about it. Some even already got it to its level cap of 50 and moved on.

As for me, I have been taking my time with it, mixing leveling it and learning monster spells while trying to catch up on level 70 contents. Hence why I am just writing about it now when it is probably of interest to very few people.

Still I though it would be interesting to put my thoughts about this new Job in written form.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Blue Mage First Impressions"