Games I’ve been playing – December 2022

Santa Karna with an angry expression, left fist up with a light green in the form of an eye glowing over it. He shouts "Santa Punch!"

Happy New Year!

I swear December felt like it just flew by in the blink of an eye. Despite not having accomplished every goal I set for myself I still got enough done that I am not feeling bad about it.

It almost got derailed though as I did get an itch to play Minecraft, even installed a modpack to test out but thankfully didn’t get absorbed by it.

I did however spend far more time than I expected in Blue Archive (more about it in a bit).

Another unexpected event was me moving fully from Twitter to Mastodon. My plan was to do it early this year but it was feeling like Musk was changing the rules of the service every week and I just couldn’t stand it anymore.

There is another important migration I am planning to do this year but I am still in the initial stages of studying it. I will post more about it when I have something to show because it is something concerning this blog.

For now, let’s talk about some games!

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Project 23 Visual Novels in 2023

If you hang around in one of the Mastodon instances you probably have heard some talk about a sort of challenge that goes like “Do X in 2023”.

So far I have only heard of two of those challenges. The first one was the Dungeon23. It is basically a challenge for TTRPG enthusiasts to create one room for a dungeon every day until at the end of the week they have an entire level. By the end of the year you should have a dungeon with 52 levels. If you are curious you can read more about it here.

Another one that just started today is called #23by23 by Off Fleek Geek. It is a more open one where all you have to do is do 23 of something you want in 2023. It can be anything you want to improve or experience. For example it could be practice drawing, go camping in different places, play games in a certain genre. It is up to you.

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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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