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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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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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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Living in a MMO

Yesterday Paeroka of Nerdy Bookahs wrote an interesting thought experiment about which MMO world she would choose to live in, if she could.

My first reaction was of “I’d never want to live in a MMO world. Their whole existence is being constantly threatened by something or another.” Then I thought about it a bit more and is it really that much worse than our real life world, where our planet is slowly but surely being destroyed by generations of political ignorance, apathy and negligence?

Plus at least the MMO worlds have the advantage of heroes risking their lives to save said worlds and often succeeding.

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Games I’ve been playing – July 2022

The medieval oak townhall for Mine Colonies at level 1

This post is one day late because I decided to spend the day yesterday recharging. Sunday my group started testing Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound. I had lots of fun but it was still a social event and as a huge introvert it still drained some of my energy. Thus the need for resting.

As far as video-games are concerned though, there wasn’t that much variety. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing but it does make for short posts.

So here is what I have been up to in terms of playing:

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Games I’ve been playing – May 2022

The month of May certainly felt more packed with games to play than usual. At least for me. It also feels like it affected my perception of time. The majority of the month didn’t seem to go that fast until the end of it where it suddenly felt like time was going too fast. Although maybe that might be just the realization that we got to the middle of the year rather than the games I played.

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention last month. I decided to leave the XCom 2 Succession game. Honestly I wanted to see it through the end as it was quite a different experience to play the game with other people like this. However since I am thinking of deleting the blog I thought it was best to leave it now as I don’t know what my final decision about it will be or when the succession game will end. If anyone wants to see how it continues, just check the page for it over Time to Loot.

Now back to our usual business.

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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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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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