Friday, July 6, 2018

Independence : Fallout : New Vegas

So, for the entirety of June I was lost in gamer hell playing Fallout: New Vegas. I got bored with working on my story concepts and sort of reached a creative slum so decided to pick up a game I had started last year in November... I hadn't got very far so I was essentially starting a new game. A few days ago I finished it, getting both the Independent and NCR ending. Right now I'm starting a new playthrough for a Mr. House ending, probably will make another character for a Legion ending (just for the achievement).

This is where I left off - on a quest to help a bunch of ghouls go on their "Great Journey" to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries. For some reason this quest and being in Repconn Test Site was why I put the game off for many months (excluding university and having to shuffle between two places) because for some ungodly reason I would get terribly lost in Repconn. That was my biggest issue in general while playing - I would get lost inside buildings and the minimap just wouldn't help. I honestly feel it doesn't show the terrain properly and I hate navigating. 

Until I got power armor this was my "look" - I wanted to make this my Courier's "official look" as a gag but the more I played the more the characterization of my Courier (who is named after Tobias, an OC) changed. I will elaborate on that later, as in, under the cut after my story on playing the game. Nevermind that I'm 8 years late but everyone loves FO:NV so sue me (I've only played the first game and parts of the second). I'm just gonna write what I like about the game, its characters and I will explain some of the characters and events of the game so I hope nobody minds that too much.

Old original characters and some revamps : Original

So, I decided to make a post writing about old OCs, some of which have been reworked and revamped. There will be old art dating back from 2009 (I think I might have older but not sure).

Posting this as an introductory image. This was my "persona" or avatar or whatever they're called now. I just called her Katsa. There was also a male counterpart, Kats. Anyways, my persona changed too...

Sunday, April 1, 2018

I'm gonna try to pull cyberpunk off : Worldbuilding + other stuff

Happy Easter! I know Easter is also April 1 but I won't be making any jokes, well, no pranks ,that is.
February was kind of blerh for me and only the start of March became better and I've also been slightly lazy so no updates were made. I wasn't into games or anything at all. Finished reading one book, however.
Recently I stopped being creatively lazy and that's what I'll be writing about.
I'm thinking of creating a new story. Yeah, I already have one half-baked not-story and I'm tackling a new project. This new project is supposed to be a short story with a small cast and a more or less simple formula.
Well, as simple as cyberpunk gets.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Exploring the Crystal Desert : GW2

I picked up GW2 again recently and have been thoroughly exploring the Crystal Desert maps and doing collections and bounties. I finished the collection for the Deadeye rifle and the Mirage axe. Mirage is very fun to play and I'm surprised how being melee goes well for me.

I also finished the collections for the Palawa Joko and Sunspear banners, currently I'm working on the banner for Independent Amnoon. I don't have Ascended backpieces at all because they're usually a pain in the ass to get (I never got Mawdrey... does anyone remember Mawdrey? I wanted to but I was like a year too late). The only annoying part is bounty hunting, especially since people do bounty runs in the evening and then you gotta get lucky and get the one you need. Though the more bounties you get the closer you get to an achievement, which is good. That said I recently crossed the 7000 Achievement Points line. I'm not much of an Achievement hunter.

Anyways, let's have some fun pictures.

While waiting for a bounty hunt to start I met Fujoshi chan! :D

Thursday, February 1, 2018

20 questions about OCs : Original

I found an original character questionnaire so I filled it out. Originally it's meant to be a twitter meme where 1 like = 1 answer but I don't have the audience so I'm making my own content. 😊

Friday, January 12, 2018

To Kill a God : Guild Wars 2 - Path of Fire

So, the other day I booted up GW2 and finished the main story line for Path of Fire. Took me some time, huh?

Really like the design of this marshal.
Story wise Path of Fire was better than Living Story Season 3, though I took a long break so I sort of forgot what was going on. Overall I liked it and I'm interested what Living Story Season 4 will bring (I started it but haven't got far). I'm extra excited to find out what will happen to Kralkatorrik and how balance will be returned to Tyria.

He watches....
What I like most about Path of Fire is that they returned to what Guild Wars 2 is about - exploration. Heart of Thorns was difficult for two reasons:
1) most maps had an overarching meta event and many areas were closed off if you weren't participating (and since they're group events good luck going there alone);
2) the maps were generally "vertical" since the glider was introduced, I personally hate navigating via glider.

The Crystal Desert seems much more welcoming, I mean, I finished Crystal Oasis Map Completion on my own, no stupid Hero Points with Champion movs, no meta events. Good.
Also the mounts are very fun and make exploring easier since you move around faster and it's easier to plan your moves with a mount than mid glide while you're descending. I'm really not good at fast-paced real time strategies, I'm more of a turn based person!
That said I hate timed achievements and just achievement hunting in general. Maybe I'll find someone to aid me with them.

As for new specializations:
I'm a bit sad you can't have two elite specs on at the same time since I enjoy Daredevil's staff for the melee, though Deadeye seems pretty nice too but I need to learn it.
Haven't tried weaver, I'm now doing the story a second time with my elementalist to unlock Crystal Desert maps and the Weaver specialization and such. Will try to get the collections for the specialization weapons. Maybe.
Also need to get the Jackal and Griffon mounts.

Overall I'd give Path of Fire a solid 7/10.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Pets : The Sims 4

So, the Pets expansion pack came out for the Sims 4 and I bought it as a nameday gift for myself in November. Shoulda waited until Christmas when there was a 50% sale... oh well!

Anyways, it's quite fun. It's a shame you can't really "control" the pet or see their needs in the UI like in previous Sims games.

My first pet was a cat because naturally cats are easier to take care of. Since I put them in ready-made families I adopted them. This is Sebastian and his cat. This kitty looks pissed all the time and it's very typical for cats.

And yeah I let the cat jump on counters, tables etc. In games it doesn't bother me, in real life the cat usually isn't allowed on some tables. Ironically the cat got "stuck" because it jumped on the fridge but couldn't get down because the counter had a coffee machine on it. Had to put the coffee machine on another counter so the cat could get down. So that's a thing.