Hey Dear Readers,
I know i take breaks from the blog and for that i am sorry. One thing you all don’t know is i have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and with medicine and therapy and gaming it all helps keep me center.
However i feel like another major factor is my gaming group. They are friends across time zones but they are ones who along with my family i always update on my medical saga.
I know people say that watching our favorite shows is a side of accepting and coping with trauma and though i can say there is some truth to it but, for me another way i deal is by playing my games.
Be it ESO, FALLOUT 76, or something else you fall into that world you make that character and you start your path. Yes you can do it alone but being with friends is part of what makes gaming such a wonderful hobby.
G.A.D makes me worry and regardless of the situation my mind when it was really bad would always jump to the worst possible situation even if logically i know it wasn’t possible or likely to happen. Phone calls, emails, personal calls it was at its worst crippling with me having to screen calls just to call them back so i could mental prepare myself to be on a call and talk to myself logically off the ledge of crazy not likely to happen situations.
Gaming settles my mind down and allows me to hone in and focus without the distraction of needing to answer the phone, emails popping up or needing to handle a fire or curveball from work. I know when i press a button something will happen be it intetacting with an item or jumping or using a spell / weapon etc. Gaming holds few surprises.
Maybe this is nearly 7am rambling but maybe this is something someone needs to read. I hope you all know regardless of your mental health or health in general its a process and a journey that never ends. That is okay though. Talk to your doctors, therapist, change meds or dosage to see if something else works is all okay to do.
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.
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?
Hello my wonderful readers!
Happy Newyear! I hope everyone had fun. I however got a cold. BOOO lol. So since Covid is still very much a thing so on top of gaming. I have really gotten into the hobby of board and card games. From Monopoly to Farkle to anything in between my friend R and I have been getting into it. Here are a few of what we have been playing.
- Fox in the Forest
- HAK stand alone board games
- Catan Rivals
We have had great fun with all of these and will continue to keep up the hobby. What is everyone playing board and card game wise? I taught my mother how to play fox in the forest and she was hooked and beat me two times in a row. Was an interesting way to bring in the new years! lol.
Hey Friends! How are you all doing? I’ve played Longstory. This viaual novel I played it awhile ago and enjoyed it but not much for replayablity at least for me.
Longstory has you playing as a middleschooler and also allows you to play as male, female or even non-binary. You have some ability to change up the look and the art style is fun and lighthearted.
You can date any one of your classmates including the school mascot a turkeyhawk, which is honestly pretty comical. You have every type of school person to choose from. The jock, the shy girl, the outcast, and also a internet friend.
Each one has their own backstory and also dating scenes. The core story though stays the same throughout like any visual novel.
The DLC is also a nice addition and adds a fun detail but doesn’t really end end in a way you would expect. Almost feel rushed.
What did you all think of it, have you all played it?
Hello wonderful friends! Have you wanted a trip to Italy but a global pandemic is stopping you; or maybe you want to see Italy of the 1920’s but you don’t have a blue box that is bigger on the inside, Maybe you want to be swept off your feet by dashing mobsters, Maybe you want to learn to speak Italian. Fear not, you can scratch your itch with Piofiore: Fated Memories.
So far I am still in the start of the game but these men have never wanted me to go to the dark side so bad. I am sure with the “M” rating this will heat up as I continue down the different paths it will be amazing.
Have you all played this yet?