I avoided making one of these posts last month since I feared I wouldn't be writing anything for the rest of the month and I didn't one this blog to turn into just a one post a month about whatever games I am playing.
This month however I am more confident I will be writing about more than that. Plus I haven't written in too long and I'd like to rectify that. :p
Anyhoo, this is what has been keeping me busy, gamewise, in the last couple of months.
The month of February this year has been strange. It at the same time felt very long and not long enough. I have no clue why it felt like the first but the latter felt like that because I didn't get to play as much of the games as I wanted to. The reason for that are various. I was either feeling sick, tired, distracted with something else or there was some heavy rain going on and I didn't want to risk losing my net connection/power.
Because of that the games I end up playing wasn't all too different from January nor did I did as much progress in them as I wished for.
Anyway, these are the games that I have been journeying through:
Last night Naitin of Time to Loot suggested the following topic in the "Writing Prompts" section of the Blaugust Discord:
Ways in which you have changed in your gaming preferences, tolerances, needs or wants over time
After reading his post on the topic as well as the two posts that inspired his (one from Baghpuss and the other from Pete) I am not sure mine exactly fit with the prompt but I thought it might be something interesting to write about anyway.
I had planned to play so many different games this month but in the end I only played a few of them. Which is pretty much my life in a nutshell: make lots of plans, grossly underestimate the amount of time and/or effort they will take then fail at them or end up doing something completely different. /sigh
The fact that it has been scorching hot around here hasn't helped either. That kind of temperature just saps my desire to do... well, pretty much anything.
Anyway, here is what has been happening in the electronic lands haunted by the urban legend monster called Rakuno.
My attempts to set monthly gaming goals for myself didn't work out again. This was in large part because the last time I set one of those I fell into a bout of depression that left me with little desire to do anything, even playing games.
Then I got distracted by other games and decided to just stop setting the goals as I would just be repeating the same goals over and over and not achieving any of them. I can just be stubborn that way.
I figured out that instead of repeating this cycle which only lead to more frustration perhaps a different approach might be better. I will just do a monthly report of what I have been playing and how far I got into the games in question.
October is one of those special months to me due to Halloween. It is not a holiday we celebrate here so I have a weird fascination with it. Even though if we did celebrate it here I'd probably be annoyed by having to open my door give kids some candy or people expecting me to put on a costume. XD
I do like the Halloween events in MMOs though since it is all the silliness of it but without any of the annoyance!
Anyway, I am still experimenting with the format for these gaming goals posts. I am not sure if I should keep the results of the previous month in the same post as the goals or break it into two different posts. It is something I will need to think a bit more and decide what I want to do once the end of October rolls around. For now you get both in a single post.
Since this is a slow week for me in terms of what to talk about I thought I just jump on the bandwagon with this.
I saw it first in the Deez Wurds blog. There is also a post like this on Moderate Peril and on GamingSF. If I missed anyone else who answered these questions I apologize as I am still catching up on reading blogs. Feel free to link your post in the comments though!
Going to try setting myself some monthly goals again. Hopefully this will keep me focused on certain games I have been meaning to accomplish certain things and make me not feel slightly less guilty about the backlog.
I will try to not beat myself up too if I don't accomplish any of the goals. If that is the case I can just bump it for the next month or some other time where I feel it would be more appropriate.
For this month I will try to be very conservative on my goals just to establish a baseline for future posts of this kind.
Without further ado, here are the goals for this month:
This is a post I probably should have done last Friday. But there are a couple of reasons I didn't do it then:
I wanted my post count to end up at a neat 10
I wanted to see if anyone else would do a compilation of all the advice given during this Blaugust. If they did then I wouldn't do it too as it would feel unnecessary.
Yeah, I am pretty silly in case anyone hasn't noticed that yet. :p
Anyway, I decided to make a compilation of blogging advice written during this month by the mentors. It just seemed like a good idea to have it listed in one place, even if it will end up just being for my own use.
Before we get to my ramblings about my participation on this Blaugust, let's get this list out of the way, shall we?
Continuing the recap about the Machinist storyline. Again, this is mostly something I do for myself in case I decide to reminisce about it later on but can barely remember what the heck was going on during these quests.
If anyone is curious about what happened during the level 30 to 50 quest, you can find my recap of it here.
WARNING: Spoilers about the storyline for Machinists from 50 to 60 ahead.