Gaming changes happen so do our social circle with it and thats okay

Hello Dear Readers,

Stop me if this has happened to you. Your gaming group changes due to life, your games change, your interest changes. All of these are okay.

Be it in gaming, or work or personal life. Change happens it can be scary and we may hate it but we must go on.

It does not mean your friendships die. Friendships if they are true do not have an expiration date to them. Let them change but keep them close.

When the writing still falls short

Hello Friends and Readers,

I cannot sleep and i’ve been formating this post in my head for nearly a month now. So, i figured why not strike while the iron is hot and i cannot sleep.

I am STILL playing through ESO (Elder Scrolls Online) and i am loving it. I am if you cannot tell from my prior postings big on storh and boy does ESO deliver. That said though it falls short at times when, in my opinion matters. I’ll give some examples below but of course i’d love to hear your thoughts.

1. The race you choose should have more of an impact on how the world reacts to you. They do this somewhat but not nearly as much as they should.

As an Argonian if you are in the Ebon heart pact there is a side quest in Deshann where you are saving a local village of fellow Argonian the Elder recognized you as a fellow Saxhleel and you respond in kind saying you want to help.

Small things like this happen if you are in the correct alliance with one of the allied races. However if you are for example a Khajiit in the Ebon heart pact gets nothing dialog wise which is a let down from a story standpoint

2. Same can be said for if you choose to become a werewolf or vampire. Yeah you have small dialog with Lyris and Count Ravenwatch if you are a Vampire but not much else. Furthermore if you are a vampire during the second half of the greymoor chapter. Your vampire companion doesn’t even acknowledge you as a vampire and you have to use pirtals to travel around. That was a missed opportunity if i ever knew one.

I respect that this is an MMO so it is unlikely that all boxes could be checked but this lack of forsight just seems lazy to me. I still love the game but it takes me out of my experiance of being my character and the story i am telling in my head.

What do you all think. Have you come across this in games you love?

End Game.

Hey Dear Readers,

Question for you all. Specifically to MMO’s does end game matter to you?

As i had said in my prior post i’ve been playing a TON of ESO, Elder Scrolls Online. Now my dear Grey Claws is not even remotely in the thousands for his champion points level. As of last night he was i think 616.

My friends and i were trying to run Fang Lair and i was not putting out enough damange for my class. So after we gave up on the run. One of my guildmates was helping me understand things specific to end game and gear and abilities.

Now that guildmate was correct on many points. However when he was explaining it i felt extremely out of my depth and almost as if i were in a college lecture and it was coming at me way to fast and was extremely overwhelming.

So, this got me thinking. Does it matter? Sure some of this thought came from a bitter pill i had to swallow on not being good enough team wise, and yes that needed to change if i wanted to run harder vet content.

However, if i was just solo playing PVE cotent which there is a ton of i was melting enemies left and right. So i was frusterated to say the least. 

During that long talk with my guildmate. I kept thinking “I just want to play MY game and not worry about how much i do damage wise. I just want to have fun”. I realized though for me its about balance. After i slept on the issue and came back to it with a clearer head and started to rework Grey Claws I did see a change; which even helped in the in PVE content.

Now, truth be told i have not run my new build in a vet dungeon but i am feeling good and most importantly the changes i made were right for me and how i play.

What do you all think of end game content? Is it worth it. Should at that point just be a numbers game or what. Do games need to rework it or how should it be handled. Let me know in the comments.

The Amazing Open World of Red Dead Online.

So i am a bit behind on Rockstars game Red Dead Redemption 2 and its tie in game Red Dead Online. I will admit i have not given the main story much of a look due to i have been enjoying the online game far to much to switch over.

In Red Dead Online you make your Avatar that can be male or female. For me i actually made and rock a female character in this game. The male designs in this game i personally not a fan of and they just seem off. However whatever you rock however you rock it welcome to 1899!

An 1899 where you can basically do what you want while you get revenge on those who wronged you. No spoilers for the story of course but WOW. So good.

One thing that does annoy me is that in order to unlock the jobs of trader or, collector etc. You need to use gold aka premium currency. You can buy the premium currency or earn it in game which if you max out how much you can make shouldn’t take you terribly long to do.

All and all my time in game continues to be a blast and enjoying my time alone and with friends. When we are not trying to lasso ourselves up we primarly are working on the bounty hunter role. We’ll eventually do the other roles well but we also just enjoy the day over all running around doing this or that.

This is a game i know everyone has played both in single player and also in online but it truly is a great fun game.

Why i LOVE our older gaming community

Hey Dear Readers,

I get that i am probably on the older side of gaming being 31 but i love meeting fellow older gamers.

That is not to say the younger gaming generation is bad. On the countrary i have many gaming buds who are in highschool and college who are some great friends and i love being able to give them some wisdom on life.

However them being younger i at times want to bang my head on the wall as to the stupid and dare i say childish behavior. There has been plenty of times where i have just straight up left the Xbox party out of frusteration.

Enter in my older gaming friends who are a true treat when i find them and we click haha. These gamers are older or roughly the same age and just amazing. We talk about work, family, life, health, and just enjoy the company while we are in a party. Yes we are questing and or shooting baddies but it is so much more relaxed and calm.

Some work retail, some are between jobs, some are not able to but not letting that hold them back from trying to hussle in other ways. Such as streaming on twitch or youtube. Which was not a thing when i was a kid and i love that we can try to do that.

The biggest thing for me is not having to apologize for life just happening i say this because so many young gamers they eat and sleep their game of choice. I get tunnel vision happens but my health be it physical or mental takes priority.

It is second nature now to get on a chat and apologize for not joining sooner or not being on all morning and bam we’ll start gaming but the added stress is there for me. Even though yes it is 100% a me problem i need to work on. It is something the younger generation at times gives us older generation grief for.

With the older generation everytime i have started to apologize i’m told not to worry about it and they are just happy i am on now or just hey life happens. Which is a great change of pace and allows me to not stress about it.

My last biggiest thing that makes me love my fellow older gamers is COMMUNICATION yes it is not a one size fits all and not everyone young or old is great at communication but i have found the older generation is much better at talking things out in a chat rather then raging and leaving the chat.

Yes that can be summed up to just being older and wiser but it also is nice to not have people call each other poo heads every other word when a battle isn’t going the right way.

Instead my older generation friends will say “Alright we totally sucked. Lets discuss what went wrong”. And its like yes. Lets not lay blame lets go forward as a group and be epic together.

I get a lot of the above comparing and contrasting will most likely be weeded out with the younger generation getting older but lets make sure as the next generation comes into gaming we show them good habits and better over all.

I get not every young gamer is bad or annoying and every older generation gamer is good and walks on water. This big blue world has many different people on it but we as a gaming community need to better to learn from our older gamers both just listen about life but realize we are all one day going to be the olde gamer and should continue to make our community and world a better place.

What do you all think about our older generation gamers. Are you one as well? Or do you think i am totally wrong. Let me know 🙂

Stellaris and the Wonderful stories you can tell

Hey Wonderful Readers,

I know i am probably late to the party but can we all talk about how amazing Stellaris is. Regardless of if you play on PC or on console like myself. This is a true masterpiece of a strategy game.

I love this game. Lets start with how amazing it is that you can make your own empire from the ground up. Pic a profile and go from there. What do you want to be called, what will your people hold dear. Are you a military power or more of a peaceful nation. Do you have a Republic, Military Junta, Kingdom, Empire or something else entirely. You can do that and it is just the start.

Are you a hive mind, or a machine intellegence what is your reason for being. To bring the galaxy together or be a monster and tear it apart. The choice is yours and that is amazing.

All of this is not including the in game events that happen, the mid game events, and of course the end game crisis. Working with or against our galactic brothers and sisters in the senate.

No Stellaris run is ever going to be the same and it is truly a blast. Also getting your friends invovled is also a great thing and adds to the fun you can have because everyone is going to have their own ideas of what to do and how to do it. Most my my friends are all about war. I am more of the diplomatic way building friendships and defensive pacts. There is no one way to play your empire.

Have you all played Stellaris, what do you like or dislike or do you have another you all love?

The adventures in streaming continues

Hello friends! So as many of you know i took the dive into streaming not long ago. It has been rather interesting in that it is for me 100% a hobby. I game a ton due to being a home body with me and my cat but with my body and energy i don’t feel comfortable putting up a schedule yet.

The greatest joy i have found from streaming on twitch are its fellow streamers. When i am having a not great pain day i can go to those who i know share a passion for a game i enjoy and just come into the community and am welcomed with open arms.

I can also learn a great deal from them both from watching them stream or just hearing the streamer talk about the game they are playing.

Be it Dead by Daylight, Elderscrolls Online, Division 2, Stellaris or countless others if there is a game you enjoy there is probably a community for you when it comes to streaming.

One of my favorite streamers is KurokaMishima who is a DBD player among other games and his community is awesome and growing 🙂 his witty banter with his viewers and even those who mod is great and i can honestly say if i am not listening to an audiobook in bed i am watching his stream and taking notes.

His info will be below to his twitch and i highly recommend checking him out.

https://m.twitch.tv/kurokamishima

Who do you all like? Any reccomendations i’ll happily check them out.

Going to back to highschool in Monster Prom XXL

Awhile ago i finished Monster Prom XXL on my switch. This was a really epic visual novel / Dating sim. Regardless of who you go for on your first, second, or third playthrough you’ll have a great time.

The humor the game has is awesome along with really hitting the itch of almost like playing a highschool movie. Depending on what you do depends on what outcome you get and brings you back to the antics of playing a good game of dodgeball among friends.

Though there are great interactions doing the little things in the game the best stuff comes from the caf and choosing who to sit with and reading the absolutely hysterical banter between two of your possible romance options. The fact that the game also mixes up who sits with who as well means you’ll come back for more each time which is a nice touch.

The other thing i found really interesting about this game is that you can fail in your mission to have a romantic partner. You can go to ask them at the end of the time period and they can flat out reject you. Its not always sunshine and rainbows in highschool and that is okay.

Along with a few secret endings which i am sure at my time of writing a quick google search can make them not so secret this game has a ton to offer at its base. Add the DLC and you’ll have that much more to talk about and discover at camp haha.

The last thing i’ll add is this could be a great group game. It has multiplayer capabilites to it so get the friends together pop open some wine and relive what highschool could have been lime if we were monsters with Monster Prom XXL.

Missing Criminal Desire should be a crime :)

Pardon the corny title but it is true. The phone game Criminal Desires by Genuis yaoi studio’s is thus far pretty great.

Yes its a phone game, yes there are micro transactions to be able to get to say the thing that will make your possible crush fall for you faster. However, the writing didn’t make me feel like i was doomed choosing another option.

You play a cop and from what i gather your two main crushes are your partner (great play on words there) Rob and the not so criminal criminal Christopher. Both well drawn both strikingly handsome and i am excited to learn more of their story as it continues.

There is also your boss Clint who i wouldn’t mind getting to know as well. He seems like a good guy but something tells me there are a few things he is hiding in his closet he doesn’t want others to know. Namely the MC.

I am only a few episodes in but this game has a lot of promise and who doesn’t love some man on man cop drama. They even bring their own cuffs to the bedroom lol.

I am most interested in this stories crime family you are investigating. Are they as wonderful as they seem or not so much. Furthermore does Christopher remember meeting you as a cop or are you in the clear. So many questions i want to dive back in.

What does everyone else think? Have you all played this or possibly played another game i don’t know. Lets check it out together send me a shout.

Also don’t forget to follow me on twitch now as well and come say Hi. I love making friends and talk gaming. http://www.twitch.tv/otomebro