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My inventory in Skyrim

Post #4 for Blaugust Reborn

In my last post I talked about my inventory woes in Final Fantasy XIV. I wanted to talk about how I handle the subject in single-player games too but due to length I decided to save it for this post instead.

Actually, it isn't about inventory woes in single-player games as much as in Skyrim and Fallout 4 (although this applies to pretty much every other Bethesda developed games too). Simply because most other games are, generally speaking, sensible in terms of loot and inventory. But not those two. Those two always make me into a looting monster for some reason.

...continue reading "Hoarding in Skyrim and Fallout 4"

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Rakuno's messu inventory in Final Fantasy XIV

This is post #3 for Blaugust Reborn

Last Saturday Baghpuss, of Inventory Full, suggested some blog prompts as part of Blaugust. One of them was to talk about inventory management. 

Apparently the  topic was popular enough that some other bloggers decided to write about it too! I will just shamelessly copy StarShadow and list them here:

I already wrote something on the topic back in... 2012?!? Yikes. I didn't realize it has been that long. Anyhoo, I figured it would be interesting to have a look at I am dealing with it nowadays.

...continue reading "Inventory Woes"

The WordPress Logo

This is post #2 of Blaugust Reborn

This time I am going to use a topic idea that Chestnut suggested some days ago in the Blaugust Reborn discord channel. It was basically this:

Make a list of the plug ins/widgets that you use on your blog

I changed the quote a little to fit the context a bit better. :p

I try to use only as many plugins as I actually need due to performance reasons. And thankfully WordPress makes it so I don't need that many to begin with.

This is my short list of them:

P.S.: I am not listing Akismet since it already comes with a default install of WordPress. You just need to enable it, which I recommend since it is a pretty good anti-spam plugin.


...continue reading "The WordPress plugins I use"

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Rakuno wearing his postmoogle hat

This is post #1 for Blaugust Reborn

Ah, the things I do for fashion. Or the Fashion Report in this case.

To get 100 points in last week's Fashion Report required a hat (the one pictured above) I had never seem before. That got me curious enough to google where it came from and how hard it would be to get. It was the reward from a quest I somehow missed and seemed easy enough to get. Or so I thought at first. As I found out a little later that quest was the last part of a very long questline.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] How I became a Delivery Postmiqo’te"

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Blaugust Reborn 2018 Logo

I wanted to make this announcement earlier but I also didn't want to just make a post about this and then have another two weeks of silence. But since the "Prep Week" for Blaugust Reborn is starting I figured I might as well do it now.

As the title says, I am participating on Blaugust this year. Or rather, Blaugust Reborn as it's been called.

If you never heard of it before the original Blaugust was a challenge, created by Belghast of the Tales of Aggronaut blog, to bloggers to write every day during the month of August. I guess the intention was to help them get into the habit of regularly posting. It was an event I was always tempting to participated in but never did because I know I'd fail spectacularly.

...continue reading "Participating in Blaugust"

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Morrowind Title Screen

This is a thought exercise I saw in Rock, Paper, Shotgun a while ago. It is one of those posts I've been meaning to write for a long time but... uh...I kept getting distracted and didn't do it.

Anyway! Here is the hypothetical situation: Imagine that one day there is some weird cosmic event that wipes all games from existence. Not only that, anything related to those games is also wiped: game boxes, manuals, magazine articles, sites, etc. Even people's memories of those games existance are gone. Except you are given the choice of saving one game from this gamepocalypse.

Now think carefully about which game you want to choose. First because it will probably be the only game we'll have to play for a while. Secondly since it will be the "first video-game in the history of humans" it will influence a lot of developers in the short term as they try to figure out this new medium and on the players as they come to expect games to have features like that one.

I gave a lot of thought about which game I would choose but right now the only one I can think of is Morrowind.

Yes, I know there are lot of other games who do story or gameplay better. But I have quite a few reasons why I'd choose to save it from annihilation.

...continue reading "If all games ceased to exist but one…"

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"

Keita Amano holding a controller

As much as I love Final Fantasy XIV just writing about it can be tiresome. So I thought I'd do something different this time and write about the animes I've been watching recently.

They all happen to have a theme of games too so this make it even more interesting to write about.

As of the time of this writing I am not sure if I want to make this a regular feature or just this one post. It is something I will need to think about.

Anyway, here are the series I've been watching:

...continue reading "Animes I have been watching: The Games Edition"

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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. 🙂