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Archive for August 2015

Blaugust: C’est fini

[Blaugust Day 31] This is it, the last day of August and the last day of Blaugust. And including this post, I’ll have written the 31 posts needed to “win”. I’m equal parts happy and relieved. Happy with myself for…

August 31, 2015 4 comments

The Long Dark: So cold and tired

[Blaugust Day 30] Day 2 The blizzard continued throughout the night. Sometimes the wind howled so loud that it woke me up and I could only listen to it in the pitch black lookout before drifting off to sleep again….

August 31, 2015 No comments

The Long Dark: Crashed

I hadn’t played The Long Dark since January, where I played it for a few hours. I really liked it but got distracted by other things. I saw that it had gotten quite a few updates over that time and…

August 29, 2015 8 comments

My thoughts on the Trove classes

[Blaugust Day 28] Since I now have all of the classes at level 10 or higher, I think I can say that I have a pretty good idea how I feel about each of them. So here are my impressions:…

August 28, 2015 2 comments

The Salix Legacy: Addie comes to Crumpleton

[Blaugust Day 27] Back at the beginning of the month, I mentioned how I wanted to start a new challenge in a new Sims 3 world. The world I picked was the British-inspired Crumpleton, and it has taken me that…

August 27, 2015 No comments

Attached to those animated pixels

[Blaugust Day 26] In years past, I used to play good old World of Warcraft and some days, I miss it. Today was one of those days. There’s a lot of things I don’t miss. The gear treadmill, the pet…

August 27, 2015 4 comments

The End of the War in the North

[Blaugust Day 25] It is done. Even after Lord Crumb had the save-breaking bug, we managed to finish War in the North this past weekend. Our eagle friends once again helped us out and I managed to get some great…

August 25, 2015 No comments

Beef up your WordPress login security with Clef

[Blaugust Day 24] If you don’t already know this, I’m going to tell you: passwords are ridiculously insecure. Even if you have a relative complex password that you never use on any other site and never tell to anyone, it…

August 25, 2015 No comments

Duo-ing Uber 3 Shadow Arenas

[Blaugust Day 23] The other day while Lord Crumb and I were playing Trove, I told him how I had read that Jeromai soloed an Uber 2 shadow arena on his knight. The only shadow arena we had been in…

August 24, 2015 No comments

Video game crushes

[Blaugust Day 22] There’s a Blaugust topic that’s making round currently where you list your video game crushes. Since it’s the sort of thing I do all the time (that is, get crushes on fictional characters), I knew I’d have…

August 23, 2015 2 comments

No power means books and board games

[Blaugust Day 21] Today started off pretty well actually. There were thunderstorms moving in and the forecast was rain all day which is just how I like it. The first thunderstorm was particularly loud and windy, and I was enjoying…

August 23, 2015 2 comments

Next/previous posts links with thumbnails and excerpts

[Blaugust Day 20] I’m going to warn you right now: if you come here to read about games and my random musings, you’ll likely want to skip this post. It’s all about teh code. WordPress code to be exact. When…

August 21, 2015 No comments

Most anticipated game

[Blaugust Day 19] Yesterday was a busy day and I wasn’t able to fit a post in without shortening the amount of sleep I would have gotten. So I’ll have to make a double-post day sometime soon. Today I’m going…

August 20, 2015 2 comments

Online relationships and me

[Blaugust Day 18] Back in June, Noctua of Gamers Decrypted wrote a really interesting post about the Online Disinhibition Effect and about developing feelings for someone online. The last paragraph in particular is stuck in my mind. All of this…

August 18, 2015 2 comments

Tune Den: Planet Explorers

[Blaugust Day 17] It’s been a while since I’ve done a Tune Den post and there’s no time like the present. This time the feature is Planet Explorers. I’ve mentioned this game very briefly in regards to Extra Life and…

August 17, 2015 No comments

Clean up on Aisle Console

[Blaugust Day 16] This is one of those posts that I’m not sure if anyone would actually care to read, but what the hell. It’ll count towards Blaugust. During Lord Crumb’s visit, we had a little bit of fun with…

August 16, 2015 5 comments

Mid Blah-ugust Check-in

[Blaugust Day 15] So here I am, about halfway through Blaugust and so far I’ve been able to mostly keep up with the daily postings. I’m getting tired of it, you guys. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that I’m…

August 15, 2015 14 comments

MMO+, the MMO search engine

[Blaugust Day 14] Every once in a while, I get messages sent through my contact form that Akismet doesn’t mark as outright spam. So far I’ve been asked if I could write articles for a WoW site (even though I…

August 14, 2015 No comments

Manage a space colony on Maia

[Blaugust Day 13] Maia is an early access game that I bought quite a while ago on Steam. Every once in a while, I’ll check on its progress because I really like the concept and the few other space colony…

August 13, 2015 No comments

Communicating, the introvert way

[Blaugust Day 12] I’m glad that so many people found yesterday’s post useful and really seemed to like it (especially the folks that retweeted it within minutes of me posting it, thank you!). But it took me several hours to…

August 12, 2015 15 comments

7 design tips for bloggers

[Blaugust Day 11] As a blogger, I’ve had to make some design decisions over the years, such as theme changes and screenshot choices. And as a web designer, I’ve learned that sometimes I was wrong. 😛 So I give to…

August 11, 2015 9 comments

Look ma, I’m a video game music DJ!

[Blaugust Day 10] One day when Lord Crumb and I were chatting while I was listening to a video game soundtrack. He could hear a little of it through the microphone and asked what I was listening to. This lead…

August 10, 2015 No comments

No sleep make Faeldray come up with crappy titles

[Blaugust Day 9] Yesterday was one of those days where both good and bad things happen. The bad thing was that I woke up early in the morning to the sound of my dog about to puke. I leapt straight…

August 10, 2015 3 comments

Bargrisar is an arse

[Blaugust Day 8] Lord Crumb and I were suppose to play War in the North again but we’ve come across an issue. That is, we’ve come across a game-breaking bug. It started when I loaded my game and invited him,…

August 8, 2015 No comments

Farm for your Life

[Blaugust Day 7] If there was ever a game that didn’t fit into a single category, it’s Farm for your Life. Its premise is something like this: there’s been a zombie apocalypse and you’re one of the few survivors. They…

August 8, 2015 1 comment

This is for all of you nighttime gamers

[Blaugust Day 6] I’m going to make a wild guess here and say that most of my readers are gamers. I’d even wager that a lot of you have spend a not-so-insignificant amount of time in front of a computer…

August 6, 2015 2 comments

A town named Crumpleton

[Blaugust Day 5] Today’s post is quite late today because again I’ve been drawn in The Sims 3, one of my favorite games. Between re-reading Alice and Kev and getting nostalgic from listening to the game’s soundtrack, I’ve decided to…

August 6, 2015 3 comments

Moar Co-op – Lord of the Rings: War in the North

[Blaugust Day 4] Since we’ve completed Dying Light, Lord Crumb and I have moved onto our next co-op game: Lord of the Rings: War in the North. It was released back in 2011 but we only picked it up on…

August 4, 2015 4 comments

One with Nature

[Blaugust Day 3] The One with Nature achievement proved to be a little harder than the Isolated one. Not just because I had to hit a population of 400 instead of 300, but I couldn’t have any fields, pastures, or…

August 3, 2015 4 comments

Good night and good luck

[Blaugust Day 2] Lord Crumb and I knew that the end of Dying Light was approaching. We had completed all of the side quests (even got an achievement for it) and were about 75% of the way through the main…

August 2, 2015 2 comments

I really want to like you, Manos

[Blaugust Day 1] You guys. Someone made the Manos: The Hands of Fate movie into a game. THERE IS A MANOS GAME! Lord Crumb told me about it yesterday and it blew my freaking mind. As you may recall, I’m…

August 1, 2015 7 comments