Friday, July 31, 2015

[MC] Trying out Minecraft

Since I don't get a lot of time to play games recently, I decided to try playing Minecraft again.

I've tried it before but I only played in creative so I never got to get the full experience.

My boyfriend spends a lot of time in this game and though it is generally okay with me, I never understood why he likes it so much. I found it fun in creative and hated survival when I tried it back in 2011. A couple of friends played it with me but after we completed the Pokemon stadium, it didn't feel as fun anymore and we decided to move on to other games.

Last June, after I decided to take a break from FFXIV, I tried the game with my boyfriend. We joined a server with a funny name and it mildly amused me. It's a public server that requires you to crack a squirrel joke to get white-listed.

If you're interested in joining the server, you can post on their reddit page. Make sure to prepare a squirrel joke or you can read the ones that they've posted for mild fun.

At first login, I found myself lost. There were a lot of things that I had no idea how to craft or how to get. In creative mode, you don't have to worry about harvesting items. They were all in the interface. You just have to build build build buildings.

My boyfriend guided me on how to craft items and gave me learning materials to learn more about the game.

My first project was making a house. So I made this dome thingy.

You see, in creative mode, you can fly or float to build tall stuff. The idea that you cannot fly in survival didn't kick in until the 7th time I died from fall damage. It frustrated me but after completing the dome, I felt accomplished.

Later on though, my boyfriend made me angel wings that I could use to fly all over the place

After that, I went on a mining spree to get more materials. It was oddly relaxing... well except for the fact that monsters will devour your face every once in a while or lava will claim you through holes on the ground. 

The only thing that frustrates me about the whole game at the moment is dying. The thing is, you lose all your stuff when you die. To be exact, it despawns after some time or it dissolves in lava. This is Diablo all over again.  

I might update my blog later on with more of my casual adventures in Minecraft.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

[FFXIV] Taking a break

Recent events in my real life situation prevented me from having time to play and grind FFXIV. I decided to take a break last June and I plan to come back to the game around September to catch up on stuff in Heavensward.

I miss my little lalafell and I hope to see her soon.

I will also make more videos once I come back. I get requests and comments from friends and other players and I am thankful that I got more subscribers on youtube. Went from total zero to 62 after uploading lala videos.

Thank you to people who subbed. I really appreciate it.

I look forward to putting out more stuff from Heavensward. ^_^

[FFXIV] Getting the Boyfriend to play the game

Late last year, I started seeing someone and I think we really clicked cause months later, we became an official couple. I met him a few years ago through a couple of friends and our contacts has been on and off. One thing we have in common is that we both played World of Warcraft but... *raises fist* He was Alliance.

We see each other whenever it is convenient and that's not very often. So having him play the game sounded like an awesome idea so we can play together.

He started playing around March and I was delighted. Sadly, he chose to play a Miqo'te and with me being a lala, I felt too short to /emote with him.

When we started going out, I'd tell him stories about the game over a bowl of Ramen. What I told him most about is the terrible terrible experience I had with Titan before. Naturally, when he started playing the game, I couldn't wait for him to get to that part of the story quest to get a glimpse.

We didn't get to play that long since I had to take a break from the game due to IRL stuff. But as a treat before I logged out of the game, he used his fantasia to turn himself into a lala just like me ^_^. It was awesome and kinda sweet.

Forehead kissy

I will try to drag him back with me when I start playing again soon. My target is to get back to the game around September. So I'll see you guys in the game soon. :)