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Alysianah aka Saylah (Lauren)
Mystic Worlds - it's just an illusion of life.
Interests: Geek by day and wizard by night. I'm an avid fan of all things fantasy, including MMORPGs. My newest adventure has taken my love of crafting out of game and into my real life! Visit my handcrafted jewelry shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NomadicEclectic The image used as my blog's logo is one of my favorite digital creations. It combines two photographs of a model a friend was shooting, a waterfall in the Rocky Mountains from his own portfolio and a stock image of a dove.
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My Paladin at level 27 Like WildStar (WS), ArcheAge (AA) wasn’t on my radar. I’d heard of it but not having much success with Asian imports in the past, I wrote it off. In between MMOs again, I started watching Twitch streams and noticed more and more AA offerings so I started watching. Initially, I didn’t see anything that would make me scrounge for a BETA key / invite or purchase my way into it, so the thought of the game passed. My son started playing GW2 again but not with much regularity. Bored by the lack of a more traditional expansion, he began another search for an alternative. Since he’s a PVP fanboi, he decided to pay his way into the AA Alpha. I messed around on his account for a bit which piqued my interest. That combined with finding more varied game play on Twitch, I saw enough... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Mystic Worlds
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For me, another MMO bites the dust. The waning interest left me wondering if I was past leveling characters in the genre. Then I considered that GW2 wasn’t all that long ago. I leveled 2 characters to max and enjoyed every minute of it. I also stayed very active in GW2 for several months after. Nope, this was merely a waning interest in leveling in WildStar. What Happened There is something about the world design that made it feel chopped up and artificially segmented. It kept reminding me, I was in a game. The only thing I can liken it to is Star Trek Online and Age of Conan. I mentioned before that the humor was engaging but at the same time, I wondered if it was leading to the disconnect I had with my character. The game doesn’t take itself too seriously so by association, I wasn’t taking the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Mystic Worlds
Yep. So far, so good. Am almost level 20. I got caught up in the crafting and housing for a few days. I also find harvesting in MMOs relaxing so between the plants, trees and settler resources I can wander around doing that for long stretches without being bored. Decided to ease back on the crafting though until I hit level 30.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2014 on Adventures in WildStar at Mystic Worlds
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I hadn’t planned on purchasing WildStar. MMOs and I haven’t had long relationships in quite some time. GW2 had the most promise for me, being the best leveling experience I’ve had in many years. It also contains 2 of my 3 favorite classes of all time – Guardian and Mesmer. However, I bailed several months ago over the lack of persistent PVE content via expansions or campaigns like GW1. My patience for mediocre game play has run dry. If a game isn’t fun right out of the gate, then I’m out. I have too many real life responsibilities, stresses and balls in the air to suffer subpar excuses for entertainment in games. I’d just as soon read a book, watch TV or catch a movie. As far as gaming was concerned, I was content waiting for modules of Star Citizen to be released. Warrender and Sarzan suggested I give it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
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King of Cups | Trump Card Shadowscapes Tarot Deck Meaning The King of Cups is a protector. He cares for and watches over all those who are near to him. He offers a drink from his healing waters. He offers compassion and care. His message is to let the currents... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at InnerMuse
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XIV Temperance | Major Arcana Shadowscapes Tarot Deck Meaning Harmony and equilibrium, balancing of opposites, healing. Moderation of extremes, self-restraint, harnessing absolute forces, and reining them in to be wielded to a purpose. Holding opposites apart from one another denies their power of unity. By drawing them together to merge... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at InnerMuse
Hi Stabs! I was having really good success until Rank 12 but now I'm running into hunter beast builds which can be tricky. Lost a few so switched over to Priest and that has been working better. Need to check out some videos. Still having fun though.
Off to Ranked Matches The only game I've been playing lately is Hearthstone. I like that I can play a session for as long or as short as I like pretty much. Typical match takes 20 to 30 minutes depending. Until recently, I was only playing in 'casual' mode where you play against other players but there's no progression ladder. I only have 4 legendaries and they're not appropriate for every deck I play. Depending on the class and deck build I’m using, it’s rare that all four are used. Last night I was matched, once again, with a player whose WHOLE DECK was legendary. They didn't stomp me as much as they should have, so skill is a factor. If fact, I stole and/or obliterated several of their "I win" cards because I play taunt-less but heavy control decks to counter the onslaught of legendaries I sometimes encounter. Even... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
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X The Wheel | Major Arcana Ghosts and Spirits Tarot Deck Meaning Hungry Ghosts”, from the Hindu tradition, are condemned to wander the earth until good karma is restored. Their punishment reflects the sins incurred in order to rebalance the karmic wheel. They resemble burnt skeletal trees with descended bellies,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Two of Wands| Minor Arcana | Pip Card Ghosts and Spirits Tarot Meaning Doppelgänger translates literally from the German to mean “double walker.” As one’s double, the appearance of this ghostly twin can presage ill tidings or death. It casts no shadow and bears no reflection in the mirror or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at InnerMuse
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XXI The World | Major Arcana | Trump Card Shadowscapes Tarot Deck What is it? Visually selecting a card from the Major Arcana. Purpose Identify the optimum state of mind to achieve your current goals. What mindset is your greatest ally? What frame of mind has unique qualties that are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at InnerMuse
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XVII The Star | Major Arcana | Trump Card Ellis Tarot Deck Meaning The Fool, now adrift, is completely lost. Washed up on an unknown shore,he is suddenly dazzled by the light from above. Recognizing the Star, he knows exactly which direction to travel in to return home. The Star... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at InnerMuse
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IX The Hermit | Major Arcana | Trump Card Shadowscapes Tarot Deck What is Psychological Alignment using Tarot? Visually selecting a card from the Major Arcana. Purpose Identities your current mindset to understand how your feelings maybe impacting your thoughts, decisions and actions. Can confirm you're on the right path... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Minor Arcana | Pip Card Steampunk Tarot Deck Meaning A conflict between heart and mind. If you are feeling between and betwixt, the Two of Swords will probably show up in your reading. You are keeping busy and distracted while time passes, hoping that the situation will resolve itself. Take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Problem and Solution | 3 Card Tarot Spread Derived from Shadowscapes Tarot Deck Purpose Provides insight into a troubling situation and a possible solution Structure 1 2 3 1. Situation 2. Problem 3. Solution The Question How do I decide the between the bankable career advancement vs. creative pursuits that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Balancing Act | 4 Card Tarot Spread Derived from Shadowscapes Tarot Deck Purpose Revelation about your success in juggling the varied demands upon your time. How well are you doing? Are their potential negative forces in play that you should be aware of? Is your current strategy effective? What is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Minor Arcana | PiP Card Steampunk Tarot Deck Meaning In the Two of Pentacles, we see the relationship between available resources (such as time and energy) and perceived need. If this card rides into your reading, you’ll find yourself hard-pressed to balance everything that you feel needs balancing. Oh, you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Minor Arcana | PiP Card Steampunk Tarot Deck Meaning An opportunity for an emotional experience or growth. Look for a tender gift from the universe. This will likely be an opportunity to experience, either through giving or receiving or even both, an unexpected gift of love or other deep emotional... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at InnerMuse
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If you've worked in Corporate America for the past decade or longer, you may have been asked to participate in personality profiling. The most common ones used are the topologies devised by Myers-Briggs (MB) and Carl Jung. Their work in the area of the human pschy, characterizes our innate responses... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Broken Orrery by Paul Bourne I came to Tarot sideways. I was searching for a method to help create richer fiction characters in my writing. An opportunity to move away from the tropes I had a tendency to use. After reading an article about using Tarot in your writing, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Minor Arcana | Court Card Tarot of the Hidden Realm Meaning This card represents someone who is fascinated by emotions and relationships. She is likely discovering a new level of intimacy in her life, either with someone else or with something dear to her, such as an artistic or creative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Minor Arcana | Pip Card Tarot of the Hidden Realm Meaning When troubles abound, when problems seem unsolvable, when you don’t know what to do, doing nothing is a wise option. Analysis is a reasonable approach to any troubling situation. However, when your mind is too busy, when it has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Minor Arcana | Pip Card Paulina Tarot Deck Meaning Relaxing in her abundant garden, the lady celebrates her complete happiness and prosperity, symbolized by the castle. She feels as light as air as she enjoys the romantic scent of a rose. Enjoying the fruits of labor, hard work resulting in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at InnerMuse
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Minor Arcana | Court card Paulina Tarot Deck Meaning Glimmering with inspiration, a girl and a winged rabbit float through the air. The pentacle shines in her hand like the sun. In pursuit of a goal, a new career choice, enthusiasm, energized by new discoveries. Pentacles Earth | resources, physical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at InnerMuse
In the past two years, I’ve purchased several Tarot decks. All of them have been bought online. I live in a small town with no options for viewing decks in person before buying them. I’ve had limited success in acquiring decks in this manner, as very few of them have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at InnerMuse