Quantic Foundry Gamer Motivation Profile

Last week, Solarayo of Ace Asunder made a post about her Quantic Foundry Gamer Motivation Profile. It is apparently part of one of those tag things that go around in social media. In this one you take the test yourself, post the results, answer some questions about it and tag some other people.

I thought I made a post about it before but looking at my archives it seems I actually made a post about a different test, the BrainHex Test. That post was back in 2011 too! Time sure flies!

Still I am pretty sure I did the Quantic Foundry Gamer Motivation Profile in the past. I guess I only did it for my own amusement and never shared the results anywhere. In any case, let’s do this!

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The Real Neat Versatile Blogger Award

Naithin of Time to Loot just got tagged for two blogger awards by two different people at the same time. Like any mad scientist sensible person caught in a situation like this he decided to merge both of those into one thing: The Real Neat Versatile Blogger Award. And I got the honor to be one of the sacrifices people tagged by it!

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you for the award.
    (Thank you Naithin~)
  2. Answer the 7 questions set out by your nominator.
  3. Tell everyone 7 things about yourself ā€” you can spread them between answering the questions!
  4. (Optional) Write another 7 questions to ask the people you tag.
  5. (Optional) Tag 7 people to carry forward the Real Neat Versatile Blog Award and answer your questions while revealing 7 facts about themselves. šŸ™‚

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Misremembering games

Alicia looking at the horizon saying "We'll come back home again."

I have a terrible memory for everything. That is a fact that I’ve known for… pretty much my entire life. Even then some times I still get surprised about how what I remember and what is fact ends up being different.

Case in point Valkyria Chronicles. My memories from the first time I played the game I had an easy time with the early missions and could easily get an A or B on them. Now I decided to play the game again, restarting from zero since I could barely remember anything about the gameplay or the story and the results have been pretty different from my memory.

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Backlog love

Earlier today I saw a post by Naithin of Time to Loot about giving some love for the backlog. His post is actually part of a Love your Backlog Week event hosted by Kim of Later Levels. The basic idea of it is to try to change the idea of the backlog from being a pile of shame to something to be celebrated, like a treasure chest.

My feelings towards my backlog isn’t so much shame for its quantity as much as for regret of all the games I started and never finished. Even more so if they are very popular games that everybody and their pet have already played, talked about and moved on. At least with a blog I have the advantage that even if the game is almost as old as the dinosaurs (by internet standards) I have a platform to discuss it. Then if I am really lucky someone might read it and we might have an interesting discussion about it.

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Favorite games of the decade – Part 1

Since it seems to be the trendy thing among the blogosphere to make a list of their favorite games of the decade I figured I might as well join in!

Before we start though, let me explain my criterias.

First I am sticking only to games that I actually finished. Or at least finished one route if it has multiple story routes. Otherwise this list would be much bigger.

Secondly, I am not sticking to any particular number of games or ranking them. This is just the ones I can remember from the top of my head and they are all special in my heart for different reasons.

Lastly, this is my personal list. Yours will surely be different. In fact, if you made a blog post like this feel free to link it in the comments below or if you don’t have a blog of your own feel free to write down your list there. šŸ™‚

This post will be only for the console games. The PC games will be on the next post.

Alright, with that out of the way, let’s get on with the show!

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If I could only play 5 games in a year

Naithin, of Time to Loot, suggested this writing prompt over the Blaugust Discord:

For one whole year you are only allowed to play five games (including DLCs).

Apparently it is something that started on Twitter and is now making the rounds through the blogosphere. Naithin decided to add a few rules though because he felt that just being allowed to play 5 games for an entire year wasn’t punishment enough!

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The Real Neat Blog Award 2!

I got tagged for the Real Neat Blog Award again, this time by Magimos of the blog Indiecator. If you missed the first time IĀ  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.

Now on to the questions by Magimos!

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Characters and me

Post #15 for Blaugust 2019

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. šŸ™‚

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! šŸ˜€

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My least favorite classes to play

Post #14 for Blaugust 2019

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:

What Class Do you REFUSE to Play?

Forewarning: This will be a bit rambly. :p

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My reasons to replay games

This is post #13 for Blaugust 2019

Over at the Dating Sims On The Holodeck, TheRoyalFamily wrote an interesting post about Replaying Games. It is was just an answer to a question from a post from Kim of Later Levels about if people replay a game immediately after finishing it.

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:

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