Last night, I played Cuphead for the first time and battled my first couple of boss monsters while streaming on Twitch. The stream was a bit over an hour and involved a lot of failing to kill things or avoid dying myself. Let’s talk about the importance of failure as a vehicle to the enjoyment… Read more New Game, No Skills
So it’s my second day playing Minecraft with my friends and the dawn was rising. A long night of storms and zombies had passed without me dying from lightning and nearby zombies. I had journaled the journey and prepared to climb down for the roof and keep building until I noticed a shadow on the… Read more Don’t Look At The Shadow: A Minecraft Tale
That took like 10 minutes. I remember when this took hours. It was glorious.
It finally happened. I got my first Aeonic weapon. Specifically this: Look at them stats! TP Bonus +500 means that whenever I do a weaponskill, it fires of as if I have 500 more points in my limit meter than I have. Store TP +10 (which is a percentage) means I get to use those… Read more My First Aeonic
I think managing the grind-y parts of MMOs should be something you can add to a resume. There are so many parts of managing them that feel like a full-time. In my case, FFXI. I thought about making an Ochain by going through the required trials since I had some of the materials in my… Read more MMO Management: Grinding for High Tier Gear
It was around two years and a facebook comment ago when my friend suggested that he would be down to watch me stream if I ever did it. “Right. Like streaming me playing a game? Well, if I ever do, I’ll let you know.” An anime-style two-year timeskip later, through the wonder of the internet… Read more On Things Intended: Streaming
For many years, I avoided playing MMOs because they cost recurring amounts of money to play. Most of what I was used to was from the world of console games and PC games on CD; you buy it once and that’s all until it breaks on you. However, around the summer of 2006, WoW offered… Read more How to Steal My Soul: My First MMO.
It was 1988 and Nintendo was new. My grandmother had gotten me the new NES system with both a Super Mario/Duck Hunt combo cartridge and Legend of Zelda in gold foil. That Mario game got played until the corners of the cartridge started to burn two years or so later. From there, the world of… Read more Started with a Cartridge, Now We’re Here
There are those times that you can play a game, take L’s, talk smack and still enjoy everything. Also, this lady looks oh so shady and I love it.
I may have heard the single happiest thing today when someone hit my chat in FFXI with “I don’t need help, I just get really bored when I solo. I hate soloing.” YES. GAWD. I hate soloing with a passion most of the time. As I’ve mentioned before, we join MMOs for the gameplay and the community.… Read more MMO Rant II or Soloing is Stupid