[FGO] Nerofest Woes

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.

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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 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.

Now on to the questions by Magimos!

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Games I’ve been playing – August 2019

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:

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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. 🙂

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! 😀

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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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If I could only play one game for the rest of the year

Post #12 for Blaugust 2019

Continuing with prompts from last year’s Blaugust, this time it is one from Chestnut from Gamer Girl Confessions:

If you could only play one game for the rest of 2018, what would it be? It doesn’t have to be an MMO. Would you just ignore games the rest of the year if you could only play one?

I was going to pick Final Fantasy XIV but that kind feels like cheating. Plus I already talk a lot about Final Fantasy XIV here so might as well choose a different game.

Having said that if I could only play one game for the rest of the year it would be Fire Emblem Three Houses.

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Some thoughts about hype

This is post #11 for Blaugust 2019

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. 🙂

Anyhoo, this is a topic suggested by Gracie from Moonshine Mansion: “What gets you hyped about a game?”

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.

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Game locations that feel like home to me

Post #10 for Blaugust 2019

Most game worlds aren’t very memorable as they only really exist to serve as plot devices or fluffy background. Which is fair, not all of them need to be some super-detailed world or would help the story or gameplay by adding more details to it.

Still there are a few that, intentionally or not, end up finding a special place in my heart. So much that if I could choose to live in another world I’d probably choose one of them.

These are some of mine:

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YouTube Channels I follow

Rakuno checking his Smart TomestoneThis is post #9 for Blaugust 2019

It is Developer’s Appreciation Week on Blaugust but since I don’t have any particular  developer I’d like to highlight right now I am just do like Belghast of Tales of Aggronaut and copy this idea from Dragonray of Azerothian Life.

Basically it is just to highlight some YouTuber creators that you enjoy. There are quite a few I really enjoy and I am not sure how much of it will be redundant since they are pretty popular channels. Still, there might be someone who didn’t hear about them before and might be interested.

Also, a disclaimer. I haven’t checked them lately, much as I want to, mostly due to spending my free time watching a coupe of friends streaming, trying to play as many games as I can and watching anime. Sadly this doesn’t leave me much time for much else, plus there is always that idea that YouTube channel will be there, forever, foolish as that may be. Still I believe their content is still of high quality.

Alright with all that said, let’s get to it.

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