Since my last "Woes" post ended up helping me in some kind of subconscious way I figured I might try it again, this time with Monster Hunter World.
My biggest problem with the game is that every time I stay away from it for too long when I come back to it not only I have to relearn how to play the game but what the hell I was up to. Granted that isn't an unusual problem with games and I usually don't have much trouble getting myself reacquainted. But in the case of Monster Hunter World the problem is exacerbated because it has a gazillion different weapons, each with their strengths and weaknesses and several different monsters to hunt, again each with their own strengths and weaknesses to exploit.
Oh, and depending on the gear we want we need to hunt specific monsters for it. Which means figuring out which monsters need to be hunted and the most efficient way to do it.
Last week I whined about my lack of foresight in preparing for Nerofest and how that affected my ability to grind in the event.
Well, on a whim I decided to give that 3 Turn team composition a try during this weekend. Just to see if it would perform better than the team I was using at the time. Turns out that even with Spartacus second and third skill at level 7 it worked! Well, not "3 Turns" worked but still worked much, much better than my previous team. 🙂
For months I've been hearing in a forum I tend to lurk how Nerofest would be so good. And they weren't kidding! Thanks to the event's lottery I have been able to raise some much needed Servants to their level cap as well as level some skills.
However I did make one terrible mistake. I didn't research properly which servants and craft essences I'd need to finish the petal nodes in three turns. For some reason I thought it would require some combination of very specific servants and/or craft essences that I didn't have. I was so, so wrong.
I got tagged for the Real Neat Blog Award again, this time by Magimos of the blog Indiecator. If you missed the first time I got tagged then you can find the previous questions and answers here.
For those who don't know what The Real Neat Blog Award is, it works like this:
Answer the 7 questions from the person that tagged you
Make your own 7 questions
Choose 7 other people to answer your questions
I will skip the last two steps this time since I am feeling lazy and coming up with questions are hard. If anyone wants to answer questions from a random person in the internet feel free to answer the ones from the previous time I got tagged.
There were so many games to play this month. So many that I almost lost what little reason I have and went "Let's play ALL the games!". Not trying that was the wisest choice because even the ones I decided to play didn't get as much time in them as I wished due to a combination of general lack of energy and being busy with Blaugust.
I'd like this next month to at least keep playing the new ones and making some progress on them though. But we'll see how the month turns out.
Alright, this is what I have been up to this month:
Blaugust is ending and with this post I accomplished my goal for it this year. Once again it was pretty fun with a lot of new blogs (or new to me) participating and some pretty good discussion on the Discord server. 🙂
I was going to do a recap of Final Fantasy's XIV anniversary event, the Rising, for this last post but I haven't felt like playing it for a while and haven't done it yet. So I will just use this Twitter poll by Belghast, of Tales of the Aggronaut, as my blog prompt for the day. To quote the poll:
There is a discussion happening elsewhere so I'm curious. For me all of my game characters are just cosmetic shells for the digital "me". Getting the impression I am deeply in the minority here
I have no idea where this discussion happened or what is being talked about but I am going to join anyway and there is no one that can stop me! Mwahahahaha! 😀
Before starting just a bit of administrative news. Over the weekend I changed hosts for the blog. I was trying to put this off until the end of the Blaugust to lessen the possibility of chaos but circumstances forced me to do it now. So if things were broken or weird during the weekend that is why.
This was far more painful than I expected due to, in large part, some dumb mistakes I made. Also right now "Likes" and "Related Posts" are broken because Jetpack is a jerk and everything I tried to fix hasn't quiet worked. I will keep trying. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Anyway, let's get to this post as we continue with topic prompts from last year's Blaugust. This time it is from Ocean Marie of Soul of the Forest. Her prompt is:
Although I'd like to say my answer was like TheRoyalFamily and that I did, indeed, replay a game immediately after finishing it I can't say with 100% conviction that I did and which games.
I can at least say what are my reasons to replay a game though.... which come to think about it might be universal. But who knows, maybe they aren't and maybe there are people with different motivations out there!
Anyway, this is what usually motivates me to play a game again from the start, after finishing it:
It finally happened, I am out of topics for Blaugust for now. Fortunately I still have the links for topic prompts from last year's Blaugust to look through and get some ideas.
One thing I am noticing is that the majority of the prompts are topics about us or our personal feelings about something. Which I can see why: it is pretty easy to write about something more personal. And although I don't mind to write about myself I am also getting a bit tired of doing such personal topics one after another. Unless something changes I think that will be the nature of my posts until the end of Blaugust.
Also, please don't take me wrong: I am really grateful for all the topic prompts people wrote last year. They are helping me a lot to get through these last days of the event after all. This was just a bit of a digression and frustration with myself. 🙂
Since the topic of hype has been popping up recently on the blogosphere I might as well talk about my personal experience with hype as a whole. If you want to see other people's opinions on the subject there is this post by Krikket, of Nerd Girl Thoughts where she talks about why she won't board the Hype Train. There is also this one by Belghast, of Tales of the Aggronaut, where he ponders what changed as he isn't as hyped as much about upcoming game releases. If I forgot anyone I apologize and please add the link to the post in the comments.
This post will be also an expanded version of the comments I left in both of these blogs.
P.S.: This post will be more negative and full of snarky than my usual ones.