Monday, May 16, 2016

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania

All those sexy Transylvania outfits! G'bye, Egypt!
Over the weekend, we made our way out of the Scorched Desert and found ourselves headed to Transylvania... finally! It's taken us about a year to get there... granted, we don't play on any sort of regular schedule.

We’re not too far into Transylvania as far as I can tell. I’m not sure if there’s a second Transylvania zone like there was Egypt. Technically. Even if it had a different name.

I like how Transylvania is laid out, so far. Even though we’re moving back and forth from person to person, it feels that a lot more thought was put into the flow of the zone than some of the others we’ve experienced so far. It also feels that it’s much easier to find where we need to go for side quests, too. And to figure out which side quests we’ve already done.

We have one quest left at Zaha, but I think we’re going to leave it until last. Cam and Sheae laughed heartily when I asked if we should pick it up, and then I looked at the title, and went, “Oh! Is that the one that everyone hates and touts as the toughest mission in the game?”. They both answered with very loud and emphatic “YES”es.

I’m excited to be nearing the original end-game in The Secret World. Though we won’t be playing much of it the next month or so, sadly. Cam is out of town this week for work, so we can play next week, but then we can’t play our mains again until June 20th because Cam is away for work, and Chaide will be teaching in Africa. Maybe Sheae and I can get some alt-time in, though. Or I could put aside TSW until we’re all back together. We shall see. Regardless, I’m looking forward to spending more time in Transylvania!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Gaming Goals: May

I started these Gaming Goals posts back in June 2015 as a way to try to organize my gaming time around freelance obligations as well as my day-job and general life obligations. You can view the archive of goals and reviews here.

Richard expects me to do well this month.
I meant well in March, and then never made goals because real life got extremely overwhelming. May is kind of in-between overwhelming and lots of free-time at the moment. My weekends are fairly free (minus D&D), but my weeks are really busy. So I'm going to try to take it light on goals--especially because ThaydFest is a thing this month. The Secret World also might slow down some because one of our four-person-team is going to be gone most of May, and then Chaide is going to be gone most of June. But at least that gives me time to catch up on the videos.

Image by Chic-Pixel
The Community Game-Along this month is Metroidvania games. So I had planned at the start of the year to get in some Dust: An Elysian Tale. And I'm still going to try to do so, which might reduce some of my other goals. Too bad every month can't be dating simmonth!


  • Finish Celestion achievements (on Chestnut)
  • Start Galeras achievements (including normal STL and normal Hycrest)
  • Upload completed Yardcore 10
  • Put on ThaydFest without stressing!

Final Fantasy XIV

  • FSH 30
  • BTN 22
  • MIN 22
  • CUL 10

The Secret World

  • Finish and upload Let's Play 4
  • Start Transylvania

Steam, etc.

  • Finish one route in Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya
  • Play some Dust: An Elysian Tale
  • Finish the introduction in Norn9: Var Commons
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