Blaugust

How MMORPGS helped me

This is post #4 for Blaugust 2019

Earlier today I saw one of those tweets of “RT this if X has…”. In this case X was Final Fantasy XIV and the rest of the tweet was a small list of things that the game might have helped. I just RTed it because I liked it and then didn’t give it another thought.

Later in the day I saw Belghast, of Tales of Aggronaut, made a whole post based on a similar meme. It was then that I realized I could just have done the same!

Since I have no shame when it comes to stealing ideas for topics here is how MMORPGs helped me in real life:

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Challenge is not for me

This is post #2 for Blaugust 2019

There was a post in Dating Sims in the Holodeck about high difficulty in games. The gist of it is that they play games for entertainment and a harder difficult in games gives them opposite sensation. This has been so bad before that they abandoned games before due to a sudden spike in difficulty.

This made me think a bit about the topic, enough that putting everything in a single comment would be too much so time to write it all down here!

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Games I’ve been playing – July 2019

This is post #1 for Blaugust 2019

July has been the most intensive month this year for me thanks to Shadowbringers. I loved it so much that I could already declare it Game of the Year. The only other contender for the title could be Fire Emblem Three Houses but since I haven’t gotten it yet I can’t say anything about it.

And yes, I know there are still months until the year ends and a lot of other games that haven’t been released yet. I do expect them to be good games too but I doubt any of them will make me feel the same way as the journey through Shadowbringers did. 🙂

Anyway, let’s get to the topic of this post, shall we?

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It is almost time for Blaugust 2019!

August is almost upon us and that means another Blaugust will be here!

Last year my initial goal was to get 5 posts done during Blaugust but as the month went on I got more ambitious and tried to aim for 15 posts. Unfortunately that didn’t happen and I ended up with only 10 posts.

This year though I intend to go for 15 posts from the get-go. Will I be able to achieve it? I have absolutely no idea. But I am going to try anyway! XD

If you are curious what is this Blaugust thing then read on!

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Blaugust Reborn 2018 summary

Blaugust Reborn 2018 Logo

This is a post I probably should have done last Friday. But there are a couple of reasons I didn’t do it then:

  1. I wanted my  post count to end up at a neat 10
  2. I wanted to see if anyone else would do a compilation of all the advice given during this Blaugust. If they did then I wouldn’t do it too as it would feel unnecessary.

Yeah, I am pretty silly in case anyone hasn’t noticed that yet. :p

Anyway, I decided to make a compilation of blogging advice written during this month by the mentors. It just seemed like a good idea to have it listed in one place, even if it will end up just being for my own use.

Before we get to my ramblings about my participation on this Blaugust, let’s get this list out of the way, shall we?

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[FFXIV] Machinist 50 to 60 Story Recap

Rakuno doing the Machinist battle pose

Post #10 for Blaugust Reborn

Continuing the recap about the Machinist storyline. Again, this is mostly something I do for myself in case I decide to reminisce about it later on but can barely remember what the heck was going on during these quests.

If anyone is curious about what happened during the level 30 to 50 quest, you can find my recap of it here.

WARNING: Spoilers about the storyline for Machinists from 50 to 60 ahead.

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[FFXIV] Machinist level 30 to 50 storyline recap

Rakuno doing the Machinist battle pose

Post #8 for Blaugust Reborn

Every time I do one of these ding posts for a Job in Final Fantasy XIV I like to do a little recap of the story. This is just in case I want to know what happened later on but can’t for the life of me remember it.

Normally for any story in a MMORPG I’d just go with my memory. But I know my memory can’t be trusted and Final Fantasy XIV has some pretty good stories. Therefore I decided to start recording them in these “Ding!” posts.

Well, I finally screwed up and didn’t write it for the level 30 to 50 of Machinist as I usually do.  Since I already finished the storyline up to level 60 my plan was to write all of it in one post. However just the level 30 to 50 already turned large enough that I will cover the 50 to 60 storyline in another one.

There won’t be  any screenshots this  time since I did the bulk of this questline before I obsessively took screenshots and the few I have aren’t really worth using. Sorry for the wall of text!

WARNING: Spoilers about the Machinist level 30 to 60 story in case that wasn’t clear yet.

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Developer Appreciation Week – Final Fantasy XIV Main Producer: Yoshi-P

The Wandering Minstrel in Kugane

This is post #6 for Blaugust Reborn

It is Developer Appreciation Week in Blaugust Reborn. This is the time where we show some love for all those developers and other professionals of the gaming industry who work hard to bring us some hours of entertainment.

This is one I should have done a long, long time ago but didn’t for… reasons.

My pick for this post is Naoki Yoshida, aka Yoshi-P. For those who don’t know who he is, Yoshi-P is the main producer for Final Fantasy XIV. He is also the one who was put in charge of development “A Realm Reborn” version of the game when version 1.0 turned out to be a commercial failure.

Now, I am not trying to imply he was the sole responsible for bringing back Final Fantasy XIV back from the ashes. There were a lot of other developers who worked very hard on the “A Realm Reborn” and still do to improve the game.

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