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Post #10 for Blaugust 2019

Most game worlds aren't very memorable as they only really exist to serve as plot devices or fluffy background. Which is fair, not all of them need to be some super-detailed world or would help the story or gameplay by adding more details to it.

Still there are a few that, intentionally or not, end up finding a special place in my heart. So much that if I could choose to live in another world I'd probably choose one of them.

These are some of mine:

...continue reading "Game locations that feel like home to me"

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Rakuno cryingPost #8 for Blaugust 2019

Blaugust is at its mid-point and I only have a couple more ideas for posts. This being one of them and the other is a post I am not entirely sure how I want to go with it and need some time to think. So don't be surprised if you soon see me using topic ideas from last year's Blaugust pretty soon and often. XD

Anyway, this isn't any kind of advice about blog names or internet aliases but rather some personal thoughts that have been at the back of my mind for a while. Apologies to anyone who came here thinking expecting advice!

Also, if I go ahead with any of these things I am thinking of it won't be before the end of Blaugust just to not cause any unintended chaos in the middle of the event.

...continue reading "Of blog names and internet aliases"

Post #5 for Blaugust 2019

There has been a questionnaire making the rounds around the blogosphere  in the form of "Real Neat Blog Award". As usual the rules are pretty simple, you get tagged by someone, answer their 7 questions then make 7 questions of your own and tag 7 other people.

It is all optional though and this time I got tagged by Pizza Maid of PizzaMaid.moe. She also streams some games over at Twitch if you feel like watching something entertaining a couple times a week. 🙂

Alright, time to answer some questions!

...continue reading "Real Neat Blog Award"

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Rakuno checking his Smart TomestoneThis is post #4 for Blaugust 2019

Earlier today I saw one of those tweets of "RT this if X has...". In this case X was Final Fantasy XIV and the rest of the tweet was a small list of things that the game might have helped. I just RTed it because I liked it and then didn't give it another thought.

Later in the day I saw Belghast, of Tales of Aggronaut, made a whole post based on a similar meme. It was then that I realized I could just have done the same!

Since I have no shame when it comes to stealing ideas for topics here is how MMORPGs helped me in real life:

...continue reading "How MMORPGS helped me"

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This is post #2 for Blaugust 2019

There was a post in Dating Sims in the Holodeck about high difficulty in games. The gist of it is that they play games for entertainment and a harder difficult in games gives them opposite sensation. This has been so bad before that they abandoned games before due to a sudden spike in difficulty.

This made me think a bit about the topic, enough that putting everything in a single comment would be too much so time to write it all down here!

...continue reading "Challenge is not for me"

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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"

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"

The other night while watching Pizza Maid's stream the topic of how we "codify" our appearance in games came up. It was a pretty good conversation and even prompted her to write a blog post about it which you can find it here. Go ahead and give it a read. I will be waiting until you come back. 🙂

Ok, back already? Like I said, in that conversation I don't usually have recurring themes when picking character appearances in single-player games except that my first character tends to be male, a melee class and whichever race picks my fancy at the moment of character creation.

...continue reading "Codifying myself in MMOs"

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A banner showing the games in this post

A while ago Ravanel made a post about Fandoms that I never though I'd like (bud did)*. It is a pretty interesting post (and topic) and I've been meaning to write about it since then. Unfortunately certain things got in the way so I am only writing about it now.

Anyhoo, unlike Ravanel I can't say I always had an open mind. Sure, if you asked teenage me I would have said that I was the most open and accepting people in the world. But the truth is there was a lot of things I snubbed down or outrighted hated because it didn't conform to what I felt was the way the world and myself "should be". Nowadays I try to police myself better to not fall into those kind of traps and to actually have an open mind. But it is a constant battle for that, one that I do not always win.

So this post is about those franchises I snubbed in the past then through certain circumstances gave it a try and found out that I was wrong, that I actually really like it. Here are my picks, in no specific order:

...continue reading "The franchises I snubbed and end up in love later"

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Kahlef sitting at the docks of one his houses

There is something going on the blogosphere now called The Creative Blogger Award and I just got nominated to it by Eldaeriel. For a moment I was scratching my head because I thought I got nominated to it already a few months back but turns out it was the Liebster Award. The idea is pretty similar though.

So these are the rules for this award:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and share a link back to their blog
  • Post 5 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15-20 people for this award
  • Let the people you nominated know, that you have nominated them
  • Post the rules so everyone will understand what to do

First a big thank you to Eldaeriel for the nomination. 🙂

And now the 5 facts about myself:

  1. I am 1.68 meters tall which is about 5ft 6.1 for you non-metric people.
  2. My current game vice is Fire Emblem Fates. It just hits the right spot for me of tactical RPG and story. Plus I love to see the dialogue between the people of my army as their relationship improves. Great music too!
  3. Speaking of music, I may not be too much into it but I do have a  favorite band and that is the Queen.
  4. Summer might be my favorite season although I don't know exactly why.
  5. If I had a choice into being a supernatural creature I'd probably be either a werewolf (as long as I could keep my mind and not become a mindless monster) or a vampire.

For nominations I will just pick 3 people since 15 to 20 people are way too much. My nominees are:

Paeroka

Roger Tyranny

Pizza Maid

If you were nominated already feel free to ignore my nomination. Heck, feel free to ignore my nomination even if you haven't been picked yet either. It is all for fun. 🙂