Games I’ve been playing – November 2022

A bomb called the Millenium 60 Bomb. It says "You're probably wondering right about now what napalm is doing at the Beach Shack."

This years has been so weird. I could swear it felt like it just begun not long ago and now here we are in December already!

November pretty much encapsulated that feeling for me. It felt like it just started then I blinked and then it was over. /sigh

This of course affected the games I’ve played this month. I was hoping to at least finish The House in Fata Morgana by now plus a few other personal projects but a lot of distractions happened, both intentional and non-intentional, preventing me from finishing anything!

Anyway, I better stop rambling here before it becomes even more incoherent. Let’s just go to the games.

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Games I’ve been playing – October 2022

A screenshot from Blue Archive Abydo's story. In the middle there is a drawing of Ayane looking angry and flipping a table. On the foreground there are Nonomi and Hoshino. Nonomi is saying "Ahhh! Ayane is in berserk mode! Everyone take cover!"

With the grip that Minecraft had on my mind being forcefully removed, my intention was to spend the rest of the month finishing some games that have been on my to do list forever.

Unfortunately that didn’t happen. The only game I managed to finish was Y’s Origin, with the Hugo route. That leaves only the third route left to play to be completely done with the game (unless I get insane and try to go for some achievements). But for now this game goes back to the proverbial virtual shelf.

What I did end up doing instead was to start some new games… Because of course my mind would want to do that! /sigh

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The Minecraft Logs #20: The usual machines, bugs and The End.

Nowhere town seen from the rooftop of my house. You can see a lot of the buildings in there like the Townhall,the university, the enchanting tower and so on as well as the walls to the north.

My plans for this post were completely different than what I have to actually write about. Originally I planned to do a post when I finished the interior of my house and my machinery. The game however had other ideas and I just tried to roll with it for as much as I could.

Unfortunately rolling with it didn’t allow me to progress much with the colony. The post is a bit big regardless of that because there is a lot to explain. So, let’s get to it.

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Games I’ve been playing – September 2022

Chen Gong from Fate Grand Order saying: There is no problem that can't be solved with an explosion which is why our victory is assured!

Sorry for the late post. To be honest I haven’t been in the best mental state lately. Plus I decided that instead of writing I wanted to play Minecraft instead.

Speaking of which, besides Fate Grand Order, Minecraft was pretty much the only game I played in September. I did intent to play some other games and demos but that never happened. Maybe in October it will be different. Or maybe I will just play more Minecraft again.

Anyway, let’s get to the meat of the post itself!

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The Minecraft Logs #19: Nowhere Town is reborn!

As I mentioned in my last post my previous save was gone due to a small human error. In that post I said there were only a few buildings left to place before I got back to the point I stopped.

Well, figuring out where to put those huts were more of a pain than I expected. Even then I am still not sure they were placed in a good way. Time will tell!

Because of the restart and a change to my mod list everything is obviously different. Since everything changed anyway, I took this opportunity to try some new ideas, in an attempt to deal with some problems I ran in my first try.

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The Minecraft Logs #18: A forced restart

At the end of last month I finally upgraded my computer. As such I was forced to reinstall both my OSes, Windows and Linux. It is a process I always find tedious, more on the Windows part because it always feels like something will go wrong with it that will annoy me for days.

This time it wasn’t any different and I won’t go into everything that irritated me. Suffice to say it annoyed me so much that I procrastinated to reinstall Linux for a while.

Well, a short while ago I finally did reinstall it, without any major issues. Kinda. You know when you are so used to do something that it becomes trivial to you and then you just don’t pay attention to it much anymore. That is what happened with this re-installation of Linux which led to the tragedy of this post: my Linux install shares the same HD as my games and during the re-installation I accidentally deleted all my games, more specifically, my Minecraft save was completely gone…

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The Minecraft Logs #17: Storage system and a lot of the usual machines

This is an overdue post. I kept meaning to write about my on-going shenanigans with MineColonies a while ago but I wanted to finish recreating my usual Create machines first. That however turned to be far more work than I anticipated as I was trying some new stuff.

The majority of the machines, and the most important ones, are done though. There are only a few left that I am still considering and then it is adding finishing touches to each area so it doesn’t look like someone went carving up giant holes underground, placing torches all over the place.

I figured I might as well post about those now before I forget everything that has happened so far.

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Games I’ve been playing – August 2022

Avicebron saying "It is not a doll! It is a golem..."

August was another month that was almost dominated by one game: Minecraft. The only reason it wasn’t completely dominated by it is because, ironically enough, I had to take a break from it to play something else completely different: Ys Origin.

Playing Ys Origin is also increasing my itch to play some other games, particularly of the japanese variety and ones I have stopped midway too. For now I am resisting it but once I finish this playthrough I will probably delve again into one of those.

Anyway, here is a summary of my game time in August:

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The Minecraft Logs #16: Chaotic Town Expansion

The Minecolonies medieval oak town hall at level 3

Confession time: I almost decided to restart my game again. The main reason is that I was highly dissatisfied with the way my colony was being developed as well as the hilly area I decided to settle in. My reasoning was that now that I had a more experience with MineColonies, if I were to restart I could lay out the town in a much better way.

The other reason were some mods that I discovered recently that made it very tempting. They were ChoiceTheorem’s Overhauled Village, Towns and Towers – Structure Add-ons and Integrated Dungeons and Structures. The first one replaces vanilla villages, the second add new ones to different biomes plus some other structures and the last one adds new elaborated crafted structures and dungeons in the world that also incorporate features from other mods like Quark and Create.

But as I thought about it I figured out if I stop being so stubborn and change around where I planned to put some of these buildings it might not be too bad. Also no matter where I end up with it will be pretty much impossible to find large sections of flat terrain thanks to how the world generation works in 1.18.

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The Minecraft Logs #15: Welcome to Nowhere Town!

The oak town hall at level 2 from the MineColonies mod

As I mentioned in my previous post I have been playing a lot with a mod called MineColonies.

My original intention was to take screenshots and write about it as I started the colony then built it up. Unfortunately I got a bit too distracted by all the decision making I was doing that I forgot to take relevant screenshots. I also kept postponing writing about it to play “just a bit more”.

Now it is a bit far ahead than a starting colony but still with very little in terms of self-sufficiency. I will try to summarize as best as I can how I got to this point as well as the troubles I am facing right now.

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