Games I’ve Been Playing – March and April 2022

For a while now I’ve been thinking about stop blogging. To be honest the itch to write isn’t as strong anymore as it was when I started. Since that is pretty much the only reason for me to write then I doesn’t make sense to keep going if I don’t feel like it.

I haven’t quite decided yet what I will do and whatever decision I end up making there are a few posts I’d like to finish first. So until at least those are out I will keep business as usual here.

Anyway, since I didn’t make my regular games played report last month I will just do a write-up for both months on this post. Hopefully I didn’t forget any game… :p

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Games I’ve been playing – February 2022

February was another month where weirdly enough it felt like it lasted almost forever. Honestly, I would be fine if the rest of the year felt like this. It is certainly better than the last few years where it felt like I just blinked and the month was over.

As for the games, not as many variety as I wished for but not that bad either. So let’s get to them!

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[XCom 2] Blogger Succession Game – Mission 26: Operation Night Song

It feels like forever since I last took a turn in this succession game. Even though this time the rounds certainly went much faster. But just in case we end up losing I will just use this as my excuse for not remembering how to play the game anymore. >_>

Anyway, we were making some good progress with the main story but in typical XCom 2 fashion the game decided to throw us a curveball. I thought it started and ended with Naithin (who handled it pretty well, might I add) and my job was only to continue what he started. I was so wrong…

Before we get to any of that though, if you just stumbled upon this post, wondering what is this all about, here is the deal: this post is part of a community succession game where several bloggers take a turn playing XCom 2. After their turn is over they pass on the save file to the next person to play. Our goal being to beat the game as a group or at least try!

This event is being organized by Naithin of Time to Loot and you can find more details here. The picture at the start of the post was also made by him.

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Games I’ve been playing – January 2022

The month of January felt surprisingly long. I honestly don’t remember when was the last time I played these many games and wasn’t just puttering for 10 minutes in each one.

On the other hand this wasn’t exactly planned. It was just my usual case of ADD kicking in and going “Oh, yeah, there is that game I used to play. I guess I will play it again for a little bit…”

Whatever the case may be I don’t have any regrets about what I played this month!

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The Minecraft Logs #13: Building all the things! (Or feeling like that, anyway)

After a brief break to go through Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker expansion and do the Expeditions Redux in No Man’s Sky, I am back in Minecraft… or so I was planning to say when I started writing this post. Turns out I got a bit burned out from building a lot of stuff and end up taking a break from Minecraft to play some Hitman 2. I will come back to it eventually, just need to scratch this itch for Hitman first.

Anyway, my goal was to build some stuff that I’ve been putting off for a while then get into the magic mods I have installed, Ars Nouveau and Astral Sorcery. I just meant to build a few things too, a stable, a chicken coop, proper farms, an XP farm and some machinery to automate certain things. Also a reorganization of my storage system because it was in dire need of some expansion.

What actually end up happening is that I started to build much more than that. You will see what I mean as I describe what I actually did.

P.S.: All the screenshots in this post were taken with the Complementary Shaders and the Stay True resource pack.

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Games I’ve Been Playing – December 2021

December was a very intensive and busy month as far as gaming went. It felt like every game I cared about decided to release something major and time-sensitive at the same time!

Ok, not all games but enough of them and with enough content to keep me very, very busy.

Although I am happy I played them, this kind of intensive game is just not sustainable. In fact, I am still feeling a bit exhausted by it and if I could take the next few months of gaming at a more leisurely pace that would be nice. But I don’t think that will be possible, knowing certain games… *glares in Fate Grand Order direction*

Anyway, these are the games that kept me busy this month!

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[XCom 2] Blogger Succession Game – Mission 21: Operation Tomb Storm

There is so much time between my turns in this succession game that every time I have to play it I am afraid I will have forgotten how to play, mess up and get one of our soldiers killed.

Granted, part of the fun of this succession game is to actually make mistakes and get one of our soldiers killed. I am just of the mind that if I am going to make mistakes that they should at least be interesting ones or funny. Not mistakes that I made because I am just plain dumb and forgot how to play the game.

This time however all those fears were for nothing! But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s get to the business at hand, yes?

Oh, and if you are really confused about this whole Blogger Succession Game thingy, you can just check this page at Time to Loot, that is organizing this shenanigan, and check all the info about it as well as a link to all the participants.

Credits to the image at the top: It was created by Naithin from Time to Loot.

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The Minecraft Logs #12: Catching up!

A custom tree, probably added by Valhelsia structures

My original plan was to only write this post once I was done remaking my mod list for Minecraft. But with over 100 mods it will take some time to write that list…

So, before I forget everything that happened so far I decided to go ahead and write everything that happened in this restart. Hopefully I am not forgetting anything!

All the screenshots in this post have been taken with the Complementary Shaders.

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Games I’ve been playing – November 2021

A villager that sells armor

It is almost hard to believe that it is December already. I am not ready for the year to end! AAAAAH!

Anyway, November was almost one of those “MUST PLAY ALL THE GAMES!” kind of month. I’d like to say that didn’t happen because I got into a couple of very time consuming games but the truth is my heart just wasn’t into those other games.

It was just my rational mind that told me I should play other games for a reason or another. But every time I thought about playing them I just didn’t feel like it. Consequently I didn’t play more games as I’d rather not force it and sour the experience.

But enough rambling for now. These are the actual games I’ve been playing recently:

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[FFXIV] Back to the grind

Last week I was finally able to get over my mental block of playing with random strangers in MMORPGs. Well, for the most part anyway. I am still feeling a bit shy of doing regular Duty Finder dungeons with others but I am getting over that too, slowly.

Another detail is that instead of grinding to catch up on the post-Shadowbringers MSQ story I am grinding for the Moogle Treasure Trove’s Inferno Jacket… Yeah, I know it is kinda ridiculous how messed up my priorities are.

On the other hand I am not in that much of a rush to go into Endwalker. I am pretty sure even with Early Access those new zones will be crowded and a bit of hell to do anything. So might as well give it a bit of time before checking it out myself.

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