What Do I want to play?

Yeah I know what you “persons” are thinking. Ohhhh everyone is talking about this game. Why don’t you be original. pfft Watching the trailer it seems like it is an interesting game to play.

https://blog.ncsoft.com/en-news-tl-interview-220317/

In the preview video it shows off a good bit of gameplay, including a variety of class mechanics, traversal options like vaulting and grappling hooks, and huge PvP siege battles featuring giant monsters.

I know…I know PvP? Sunny what are you going on about? Ok yeah I’m not the most amazing PvPer out there. I am low decent at it – that is until I can find the right build that works for me.

In all honesty it’s about the FPS = Fashion per second. I like to look cool and if I can kill things while I do it – all the better. I have a VERY fond memory of my friend Murdercat and I in GW2 in the PvP zone literally standing in the same spot talking about how amazing we looked while a base was being taken over in the background. I mean we EVENTUALLY did help but it was just a great memory for me. Sieging keeps with a bunch of people is fun, I may not be the top 20 of people doing it but I was THERE MAN.

The creator during an interview said that “far more players are more interested in overcoming well-designed challenges than competing to reach their limit,” so many of the game’s toughest challenges “can only be accomplished if multiple players understand the characteristics and skills of each boss well and use their abilities to cooperate.” Hmmmmm sounds like research and Lore and I LOVE that shit.

Fun fact: Throne and Liberty is also set in the same world as another one of NCSoft’s in-development tiles, Project E.

Which let’s be honest kind of is a whole nother world of AWHHHHYEAHHHHH. Look at it like this – I like fantasy games, my friend likes fantasy games as well and really like the “Asian” feel. SO what is the middle ground? We can play together and meetup in the middle. OR…..now hear me out…..FANFICTON. Two lovers on the other side of the world from each other. They met – don’t know how or where just yet. Anyway they meet fall in love/lust and try to reunite with each other. I mean the possibilities are really endless.

Players can transform into animals, and even carry other players around in some forms. Why yes I would like to be a bird and poop on the heads of the people I don’t like.

Weather and the environment will play a factor in the game. For instance, wind can affect bow-and-arrow accuracy, while a sewer that might allow access to a tunnel during a siege can be filled with rain and be unusable. Players can even cause “a solar eclipse or rainstorm.”

I’m gonna keep an eye on this one – for sure.

RIDING THE CYCLE FRONTIER

The Cycle: Frontier is a free-to-play PvPvE first-person shooter that looks a lot like  No Man’s Sky and Outer Worlds had a baby. I have only played a bit, but I have to say I’m enjoying myself a lot. It’s in it’s second Beta right now that runs from March 16th till April 4th. You can register through either here:

https://thecycle.game/subscription/closedbetaregistration

or here through Steam :

https://store.steampowered.com/app/868270/The_Cycle_Frontier/

The name of the starting planet is Fortuna III(I wonder where Fortuna 1 and 2 are), mysterious alien creatures run free and old research facilities remain abandoned. You start the game as a Prospectors – adventurers who search for resources and precious loot while braving the elements and hostile creatures. 

Other players/Prospectors will be dropping onto the planet to gather the same resources you’re after. I’ve heard some can be friendly,  while others will want to hunt you down for your inventory.

I have been foamed and THAT is what killed me

You can enter the game alone or with a team of up to three players. They start you with basic loadout options and you have to equip them individually in your inventory. It’s pretty much guns, armour, medkit. One thing I liked is that each time you set out on an excursion, you’ll get to decide if you want to insure any of your equipment you’re setting out with. At first I was confused about that – but I realized after my 3rd death it was SOOOO worth it. I got credits back and could use them to buy new stuff. Somethings I marked to get it retrieved after my character’s Foaming. Sure I rezed and had to wait 45 minutes to get the things back, but it was good I had a spare.

If you die on Fortuna III, you’ll lose everything you equipped and had in your inventory unless your items are insured. Thankfully, you also have five Safe Pocket slots in your inventory, which will let you keep those five items even if you die. The thing about these pockets when you start is that it can only hold 5lbs worth of things. That’s ONE stim thing. I put mainly ore I wanted to keep.

The game does balance risk and reward pretty well, since it’s really your decision to take on the big alien creatures if you decide to enter a high danger area. There is a little notification thing that tells you the danger level of where you are. For the life of me though I didn’t know if that was in regards to monsters or to other players.

When you’re done with scrounging for resources, you can go to an Extraction point to call for an evacuation ship. The important thing is to make sure you know where that point is. I was almost ALWAYS set down on the other side of the map from that point. So I did a LOT of just running and sneaking from one point to another. There’s a bit of a delay in calling for the ship, waiting for it to dock, then waiting for it to close its doors and leave. I was constantly afraid of some nearby player that might try to jump me to steal MY loot and take off in MY ship. I think in theory you can share an evac, but how would you even ask for such a thing?

Scanning for Ore..

OH and if it’s storming out you have to wait until the storm clears. First storm I hid under a bridge. Second storm I was squeezed into a small space in some cave somewhere. GOOD TIMES. Extracting successfully will reward you with XP and all the resources you picked up, which you can use to craft or sell for currency. It works really well here since it only adds to that risk and reward factor.

The thing is that it kinda’ reminds me of ElderScrolls Online before One Tamriel. I would go into high level areas to get supplies to sell to the higher level players. I LOVED it. I got really good at it, that skill made me doing PvP in Cyro all the more fun because I had learned how to be sneaky.

I know it’s not a LOT of stuff – but I was very proud anyway – lol

Not gonna lie – I kinda’ feel like this is my first time playing this type of game. No not the first time, but the first time actually enjoying myself while doing it. I want to see if I can rope some of my friends into playing it with me or maybe even find some chill people who would like to group. I’m not wonderful at finding people to play with – usually it happens organically.

I had NO idea this was a thing.

Would I suggest the game to others? Sure

Will I keep playing? Sure thing.

Maybe I’ll see some of you guys out there ^_^

On The Move & Still Playin’

At this time of year I often find myself trying to figure out what I’m doing with my gaming life. I haven’t streamed in a LONG time – due to Life Aggro. Loved ones getting sick, working full time and my headset just breaking. I often think about going back and starting up again – but I just don’t know if that’s going to happen.

With the lack of time being able to sit in front of a computer and play games I was heavy into Mobile ones for a while. The ones I really sunk time and a bit of money into are:

Stormfall Saga of Survival

The game is published by Plarium Global Ltd in the google play store where it says: 

Survive, explore, and master crafting and sorcery in this free-to-play survival MMORPG set in the high-fantasy Stormfall world.

Once a distinguished master of Stormfall, you have been betrayed in a fight for power. Banished, you must now craft a life in exile and learn to survive in the Eastern Marches – a desolate land of snowy peaks, ancient sorcery, forgotten ruins, and beasts on the hunt. You must fight off starvation, craft weapons for hunting, build shelter, and survive against corrupted beasts and fellow exiles.

There will be a time for redemption, but first…

You must survive.

Do I  like it? Yeah The graphics are nice. I love the harvesting and survival aspects. The few dungeons I did were on the easier side. Traveling doesn’t use energy which I REALLY like – but energy is used to pick anything up.

Last Day On Earth

The game is published by Kefir! In the google play store where it says:

Imagine you woke up to the apocalypse in the survival shooter Last Day on Earth. Feel the horror and adrenaline rush from the process of real surviving in a harsh environment! Meet the world where zombie hordes’ instinct to murder you is as strong as thirst or hunger. Descend into the atmosphere of survival right now or start Last Day on Earth once you’re done with reading this description, in which I’m going to tell you about some key features.

I will admit this is one of those games I did spend a bit of REAL money on. I very much enjoy crafting when I can. You have to be aware of hunger and thirst, but once you do the cooking you find there are ways around it. I’m not in a group collective (which is 100% what I would call a guild in a survival game – just an FYI) mainly because I don’t think there is one in this game. Base building is nice and simple. You can get a pet – but I feel like that’s just a materials dump for me.

There are events every so often which are nice and a whole other area called the Crater which is probably the only time I honestly see any other people.

One issue I have is if you die at the base – your body just stays there for a LONG time. I hated that and truthfully spent more time trying to ignore the dead body in the front yard.

I’m sort of bummed because I started playing on one tablet – then got a new tablet and didn’t realize I went through google play on the second tablet. So all of the nice things I paid for are stuck on the old tablet and I’ll be damned if I’m going to repay the money I already spent.

Frostborn

The game is published by Kefir! In the google play store where it says:

Arrange your own base, harness the power of gods and fight the army of the dead with your friends. Bring back the former glory to the Viking lands by building a new capital from scratch, and go to uncharted shores for treasures and new battles and build your own Viking Kingdom. All of this and more awaits you in the new online survival RPG Frostborn!

What can I say about this one. I mean I think it’s kinda cool. The fact that you put resources into your town and your base is different for me, but not in a bad way. I did feel a lot more secure doing  dungeons in this one. And frankly I have actually seen other players running around. There are areas of PvP so you have to be careful. I think I have been able to retrieve my stuff after death a couple of times now.

Grim Soul

The game is published by Kefir! In the google play store where it says:

Over 25 million downloads worldwide! Grim Soul is a free-to-play dark fantasy survival MMORPG. A once-prosperous Imperial province, the Plaguelands are now covered in fear and darkness. Its inhabitants have turned into endlessly wandering souls. Your goal is to survive as long as you can in this dangerous land. Collect resources, build a fortress, defend yourself from enemies, and survive combat with zombie-knights and other monsters in this new Souls-like game!

What do I have to say about this game? I mean no disrespect, but F*CK this game. NO….noo don’t hold me back….this game is HELL. At least for me. It’s not easy, dying sucks and you can’t always get your stuff back. Crafting is an on-going thing. There is a night thing that comes around after dark. It’s insanity. I love to hate this game.

Toy Blast

The game is published by Peak Games in the Google play store and it says on it’s website:

Launched in 2015, Toy Blast has steadily become one of the most popular puzzle games globally. By combining the intuitive tap-and-blast game mechanic with best-in-class art direction, Toy Blast evolved exponentially while the team grew and developed alongside it. Today, with more than 200 million downloads, Toy Blast has become a daily source of joy across the world.

This is one of those matching games like CandyCrush – but I think it’s more fun and get’s my brain going. I’m up in the 300 lvl. It gives you chances to earn thing you would get by paying cash which I really like.

I realize of course that almost all these games are pretty much the SAME type of game. I enjoy them and spending a bit of time just fudging around doing the things that need doing is enjoyable for me. Yeah I get kinda frustrated with stuff but i just put the game down and play something else.

Is this a count down?

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I’m not gonna say I’m excited about this, but I am excited about it lol. It’s not like I’m counting down the days or anything like that. I have been working on things behind the curtain – moving things around and setting things up. I got excepted to New Worlds Content Creator Program and am really excited.

Just cause – lol

“But Ms. Sunny does that mean you’re going to be bias?”

Nope – I don’t plan on it. If something is wonky I’m gonna let you all know how I feel about it.

“But Ms. Sunny you have a blog and people don’t really like to read all that much.”

This seems to be true. I know people about my age online don’t mind reading too much and there seems to be a way for me to make a podcast or audio thing of my blog posts. I am still trying to figure that bit out.

“But Ms. Sunny are you only gonna be writing about New World?”

Nope – I plan on streaming game play and making youtube videos. I’m thinking about 3 days a week to stream, posting youtube videos, mmmmmmmmmmmaybe once a week. I am going to be playing a LOT. Not just on my own, but also with friends who are going to be in the Open Beta with me. Since they are also streamers I might just end up on their streams lol.

“But Ms. Sunny what things are you gonna write about besides New World?”

Well, other games I may be playing. Art projects that I’m working through. I was thinking of doing some book reviews. Randomness…..the usual. I’m getting used to this prewriting and scheduling the post time. Which is a VERY cool option as far as I’m concerned.

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Hellgate London

Hellgate: London is a dark fantasy action game that blends a single player RPG experience with an online multiplayer component.

Set in a post-apocalyptic version of London where monsters roam the streets and many buildings are destroyed or otherwise unsafe, Hellgate lets you choose one of six classes, which are divided into three archetypes. It has randomly generated stats, maps, monsters, and loot, intended to make it more replayable.

There is auto aiming, and different views for each class. Melee fighters must stick to third-person perspective, while ranged fighters can switch between first and third.

The single player campaign lasts over 20 hours and upon completion, a player can create an elite character automatically for online play.

There are crafting modes, including to save space in one’s limited inventory, which can yield rare items. The game also has many story quests in its offline mode.

The game’s online mode was available in both free to play and subscription editions, with free players limited in character slots, inventory, and activities like access to exclusive PvP zones and the ability to create guilds.

Flagship Studios, the makers of Hellgate: London, went under in 2008, and the game’s US and European servers were shut down in February 2009, just over a year after release.

I fondly remember when this game first came out – I put dozens of hours into it. I LOVED seeing other players running around in the safe zones, there was so many really cool looking combinations of armour.

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The concept of shields and guns sort of boggled my brain at that time. I think this was the first game I played that had that tetris type inventory:

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I actually kind of liked it – I had to make hard choices about what I wanted to keep and what I didn’t. The simple act of deconstructing items while out and about in the world just made it so much easier for me.

Last year I found the game on Steam for something like $5. I was so super excited, bought it and down loaded. So it’s now a single player game so there is nobody around. I am still playing a bit at a time – since I never finished the storyline all those years ago. I know there is a fan made game that you can play, but I haven’t even given it a try. Maybe someday, most likely not.

GAMES I’M PLAYING – No Man’s Sky

Update 3.5, Prisms, dramatically refreshes the No Man’s Sky experience with a range of new visual features and technologies. The universe has never looked better, with reflections, new texture effectsmore biome detail, improved lighting, new skies, new warp effectscreature fur, and a host more besides.

They have updated the caves in the game and I for one am LOVING it. I feel like I’m part mole person because I would rather explore under ground then above it. I am still jumping from zone to zone to zone because I haven’t actually found an unexplored planet or eve one I can call home.

The planet type I like is the toxic ones, the weird greenish tinge to the air makes it seem really sort of peaceful to me. There are some sort of pretty ones that are all bright lights and fun colors – almost like Kawaii coloring. I don’t spend a lot of time on those planets since it seems there is a sort of sameness about them.

Some day I will find the perfect home world – but today I guess is not that day ^_^

New World – Yes I am into this

Today’s topic of discussion in New World Game – an open world MMO by Amazon. So I am pretty sure everyone has heard about it at this point, Or maybe it’s just people in my circle. In all honesty I have been looking forward to this game for a while – especially since I stopped playing ESO.

They (which from now on will just be NW) don’t go crazy with showing previews of game play and a lot of content is still under NDA. So I’m gonna just try and write and post what I can. Are there other websites and Youtube videos that might be more helpful and informative – yes. Are they gonna be as scattered and Bunnybrained as here – NOPE..and frankly that’s the whole reason you come here – hahaha.

I was on the fence for a while about getting the game at all. Mainly because I had a big thing against backing and pre-order. Well..actually..no. I KNEW I was going to get the game – I just wasn’t going to preorder it. Fast forward to April 2021 and I was adrift in the gaming universe. There were games I played, but wasn’t really interested in or really invested in. As life does it went on. I got busy with Real Life things and situations and just didn’t have that drive to do anything. I went into a depressive slump and lived through Lock Down/Covid life – as we all did in one way or another.

So NW popped up on my brain map, my birthday was in May and I usually buy myself one thing. (Same for Christmas – just one thing for myself). So I decided to preorder.

They have 2 Pre-order types. One is the Deluxe Edition which is $49.99 (before tax). With that you get the same as the Standard and the following

THE DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES:
  • Woodsman armor skin. Stand out from the crowd or blend in with the forest with the Woodsman armor skin.
  • Woodsman hatchet skin. Complete the Woodsman look with this skin for the versatile hatchet.
  • Mastiff house pet. Make your house a home with the Mastiff house pet. Access to housing unlocks at level 20 in-game.
  • Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set. Rock, Paper, Scissors, a light-hearted game with friends or a tool for making difficult decisions.
  • New World digital art book. A collection of incredible concept art from the making of New World.

The other is Standard which is $39.99 (before tax) and the one I got for myself. With it you get

PRE-ORDER NOW FOR BONUS CONTENT:
  • Closed Beta access. Secure access to the Closed Beta beginning on July 20, 2021.
  • Isabella’s amulet. Equip Isabella’s amulet to gain additional constitution to weather attacks and deal additional damage against certain types of supernatural enemies.
  • Unique title. Proudly display your “Expedition One” title as part of the initial wave of explorers to hit Aeternum’s shores.
  • Emote. Greet your fellow adventurers with the Fist Bump emote.
  • Guild crest set. Three unique guild crests featuring axes, muskets, and armor.

(They also have  limited Amazon-exclusive New World Steelbook and a collector’s map for your adventure. This edition will contain all benefits of the Deluxe Edition. As of right now they are out of stock).

Whelp that’s all for now as I’m still working on drafts of posts – I know what I want to write about and have some ruff drafts. I’m hoping I can make everything enjoyful for you dear reader.

Games I AM playing. #1

Last post I talked about the games that I am NOT playing anymore and gave a short reason as to why I’m not playing them any more. Only to find out one of the games, ESO has changed back to the being able to group for Battle Grounds. I am excited about that, but in all honesty I don’t know if I will be returning for a bit. I have a list of games I really want to try out (which will be another post all on it’s own). SO let’s talk about the games I am playing.

VALHEIM:

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For the $20 I spent on this game it is SOOOO worth it, I have over 134hrs played so far? It’s “A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage!” that is the direct quote from Steam and I think sums it up.

I was maybe at hour 100 before I even fought the first boss. Which went a LOT better then I thought it would. The focus for me was exploring, I wanted to see what was out there and there is a LOT out there. I have barely scratched the surface and it’s ok.

The amount of the map I had discovered at the 112hr point of game play.
Me on my RiffRaft

I haven’t done a lot of ocean exploring as I am still in a raft. A thing I learned was there are all types of structures all over the place – so instead of destroying them I simply did some slap dash repairs and use them as forward bases.

First Tree House
I don’t know how to work in stone yet – so lots of wood just to make it safer.
Another little camp site.

I also seem to have gotten into bridge building. I’m not good at it but I do it lol

my second bridge ^_^

The truth of the matter is there are a LOT of pretty spots in this game. I have a LOT of screen shots. I plan on building more forward bases as I go. I actually kinda’ finished one last night, but it still looks jonky. It’s cool though – everything takes time.

Since I am playing solo it does take time to get things done. I am finally in the bronze age and am able to make nails. So being able to make carts has been a good thing – although I can’t destroy them after I am done with them which is kinda not good. I have 2 now and I’m just going with that. I realize I MIGHT be able to bring them through portals, just haven’t tested the theory just yet. I am planning my bigger boat as well – I also need to prepare for the next boss fight. Get my carrots planted, maybe get some boars. I have some untamed ones sectioned off already so getting them isn’t gonna be hard.

WOW this is longer then I thought it would be and picture heavy. I’ll write about another game later. Thanks for coming through to read my thoughts. Wash your hands, wear a mask over your nose and be safe out there.

P.S: I DO plan on streaming again – I want to be on twitch, youtube, trovo and perhaps FacebookLive. That might be a bit ambitious of me, but hey I gotta try. A few of my friends and my sister also suggested doing a podcast – but to be honest I have NO idea what I would talk about. ^_^

I’m Still Here

Hey everyone…it has been a long time since I’ve written anything. Lock down and distance learning for the boy and work and seasonal depression has been kicking my ass. I have been pretty active on Twitter – and by active I mean talking and reposting other peoples stuff *shrug*.

Today I woke up feeling pretty dang decent and figured I would write some stuff and thangs. Is this going to be ongoing? NO idea…but listen. I’m here…you’re here…the sun is up….well it’s up where I am. So hey let’s do this.

Games I’m NOT Playing:

I know in the past I have gushed about ESO (Elder Scrolls Online). Played it from Beta onward. I loved that game and still have very fond memories of it. One of the more recent updates made it so that you couldn’t group to do Battle Grounds. Now I am by no means a PvP expert and in fact usually shy away from such things. But BG’s was so much fun with my friend MurderCat. It was our thing. We actually got paid in gold providing a service to players who didn’t know what they were doing to run them. Heck I made enough to get 4 in game houses – lol. Once they made that a none doable thing – well I stopped playing. It wasn’t as fun for me. Random players who have no idea what they are doing and have no strategy is not fun. You can message each other but that is only good for a short period of time. Cause when the crap hits the fan it’s split second movements sometimes and fast decisions.

GW2 (Guild Wars 2) Another Good game. We transitioned over to it for a while. This was another one of those games that you can kinda get sucked into it. We started doing a lot of World vs World stuff. It was fun running around and just acting like tourists, flipping random points to just annoy the heck out of other players. Gathering things to get a special mount and have the best gear we could have. But sadly I lost focus with it. There was a lot I didn’t understand and in my limited game play time I felt I was falling more and more behind. I got kinda lost in the gathering of materials and got bored with it rather quickly. It wasn’t as fun – or rather the things I DID find fun were pointless in the long run.

Albion Online this is one of those games – not gonna lie it’s addictive and I really liked for a couple of months. Started a guild and built an island base and the whole 9 yards. Super fun the running around, combat wasn’t to hard but was hard. I don’t know how to even begin to explain that lol. Once again after a bit I fell off of it.

Path of Exiles OK not even gonna pretend – I got 100% stuck on a quest line. Got far enough to unlock the base, but when the world turned dark pfft. I was done. Couldn’t figure it out.

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Dishonored – ok well I played this for ummm like maybe 4hrs in total. I got it in a package deal from steam. Ok the look is cool and the concept is also kinda cool, but I just wasn’t understanding what I was doing. I realize that I was also playing on the potato computer so that may have also limited my enjoyment.

Bioshock – See above

Whelp that’s gonna be it for now – next I’ll talk about the games I AM playing lol

I’m SOOOOOOOOOOO Tired

Life has been tiring. Yeah lock down and protests and not working then working. The whole situation hasn’t been good for anyone. I feel like I’m in this hazy bubble. Things are being no great. I am overly tired and my brain is sluggish BUT…I’m here still.

 

People I work with are annoying the crap out of me. So I switched from the day shift to the night for the summer for personal reasons. That means instead of having to get up at like 7 am I can get up at like 7:30 am (My child is an early riser) which is fine cause I can be lazy as I wanna be. Ok that’s a lie – mainly because even if I wanna sleep in I end up getting up with him. Making sure he eats and what not…that’s a fun fact KIDS LIKE TO EAT A LOT OF FOOD. Anyways – so I now go into work later. Which is in theory nice, its a bit slower, not as many people. WHELP the AC is broken so its SUPER HOT. I haven’t been sleeping so well and haven’t taken any naps. So I might be a LITTLE cranky. It is also the start of the camp season so phone has been ringing off the hook – not much I can do about that. I mean it’s good thing right? NOW my coworkers like to move things around and make up their own rules. So I look like an idiot when I tell a client something and then someone comes up behind me and says the EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT I SAID.

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I’ve also been sick in the hospital – reason for visit is still UNKNOWN. As in they don’t know what was wrong with me. Something with my blood pressure – so they put me on these pills which I HATE. But until I can figure out a more organic way of dealing with the issue I just gotta push through. It’s funny it was literly 3 days after I left the hospital that everything went into lock down. They gave me 90 days worth of pills and said come back later.

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But yeah…sooooooooooooooooo anyways. Im not gonna promise anything but if things get posted GREAT cause you know Blaugaust is gonna happen REAL soon….Love your faces – kisses