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Alysianah aka Saylah
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 and scifi, especially MMORPGs. 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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I own a piece of this vision. What I believe will be an exciting profession and lifestyle in the Star Citizen universe. I doubt I’ll see passengers boarding dressed as elegantly as those depicted here. Even so, I’m in thrilled by the idea of playing such a role. Continue reading
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Voice attack can be useful for executing multi-step commands where direct pilot/ human interaction isn’t necessary or beneficial. For example, finding the next/closest target, bringing up the weapons overview, controlling shields, diverting power to different aspects of the ship Continue reading
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Here's the audio version of the Star Citizen Writer's Guide 10. Listen via YouTube Show Notes: Unofficial Star Citizen Soundtrack used as background music RSI published version of Writer's Guide Part 10 Link to audio version of Star Citizen Writer's Guide Part Nine Continue reading
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Here's the audio version of the Star Citizen Writer's Guide 9. Listen via YouTube Show Notes: Unofficial Star Citizen Soundtrack used as background music RSI published version of Writer's Guide Part 9 Link to audio version of Star Citizen Writer's Guide Part Eight Continue reading
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OH MY GAWD, they had me at profession… For a long time now, I’ve had a vision of the role I wanted to play in Star Citizen. I saw myself playing out a female version of Mal from Firefly. My love for FF is undeniable. I create and sell FF inspired jewelry. On some level, this role would also mirror my career in EVE Online, which existed long before there were salvage specific ships available. Continue reading
As you can see, I'm back at it, working on audio versions of the official Star Citizen Writer's Guide. I hope it's a nice addition for the SC community but I'm doing it mostly for selfish reasons. Becoming familiar with the available SC lore is drinking for a heated fire hose. Continue reading
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Rolling right along here's the audio version of the Star Citizen Writer's Guide 8. Listen via YouTube Show Notes: Unofficial Star Citizen Soundtrack used as background music RSI published version of Writer's Guide Part 8 Link to audio version of Star Citizen Writer's Guide Part Seven Continue reading
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Here is the audio version of the Star Citizen Writer's Guide 7. Please enjoy. Listen via YouTube Show Notes: Unofficial Star Citizen Soundtrack used as background music RSI published version of Writer's Guide Part 7 Link to audio version of Star Citizen Writer's Guide Part Six Continue reading
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Here is the audio version of the Star Citizen Writer's Guide 6. I hope you enjoy. I'm still finding the extremely long sentences and SC specific vernacular a bit tongue twisting at times. Hopefully, it's not too distracting. Listen via YouTube Show Notes: Unofficial Star Citizen Soundtrack used as background music RSI published version of Writer's Guide Part 6 Link to audio version of Star Citizen Writer's Guide Part Five Continue reading
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Deciding which peripheral to use for flight has been my biggest decision. They all have their benefits and drawbacks for different aspects of game play. You don’t have to use the same one for flying, dogfighting, FPS, etc. I definitely won’t be. That said, the only one you can experiment with fully right now is for dogfighting, the bane of someone who’s never played a space simulation game before, much less do it in a combat environment. Continue reading
Hi Fannel!!! Was thinking about you all the other day. I popped on the website to see what people were up to. Yeah, that trailer is definitely amazing and always gets me hyped to play the game!
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Calling myself a noob is space is an understatement in a game like Star Citizen. HA!! I always considered myself a light weight in EVE Online even though I knew quite a bit about my ship and combat mechanics. None of that means shit in Star Citizen. I GROSSLY under estimated the learning curve. I initially shrugged it off as a lot of information to consume without in game assistance. Now that they’ve started integrating a tutorial and that didn’t help one bit, I realize the hill I climbed to become a decent player in EVE, will pale in comparison. Just learning how to fly my ships in Star Citizen is proving to be a bear. Continue reading
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While recovering from abdominal surgery, I decided to catch up on Star Citizen. I haven’t had a full time MMO for a while and there’s nothing that I’m particularly interested in on the near horizon. Seems like a good time to see what’s going on with the development of the next virtual world I plan to call home. Continue reading
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Playing Don’t Starve Together, The Sims 4, World of Warcraft and Darkest Dungeon have all slowed down. I’m going to be having what should be minor surgery in a couple of weeks. This has turned my focus to spring cleaning, getting things ready for hand-off at work and organizing my house and bedroom beforehand. Minimally, I’ll be laid up for 4 weeks. 4 weeks convalescing takes planning! Continue reading
Thanks for the suggestion. I will give it a look. I just started listening to the audio version of The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. It's a favorite book series but is VERY LONG. Having recently found the audio version has been a nice treat. I read it so long ago that I'd forgotten enough to make buying and listening to the whole series worth it. That's nice that you're still having fun in ArcheAge. I miss some aspects but not enough to give it another go 'round. I'm not even sure I'll bother with the GW2 expansions. As much as I wanted new skills and zones when I was playing, it's so long now that I'm not really enthused by it.
Work has been super busy the past couple of weeks which has been a good distraction. I’ve also been working out of town which forces me to socialize with people even if I’m not feeling up to it. I’m back home for a couple of days and feeling tired but up for some Don’t Starve Together. Continue reading
Cool. I will log in and accept. I hadn't heard about Crowfall but will go look for it. I still wish W101 would come to iOS. Even just the turn based combat but no real zones would be cool. Sorta like Darkest Dungeon.
My mood still swings widely between being “okay” and feeling too bereft to do much at all. I canceled all of my subscriptions for now. If I play anything at all, it’s Don’t Starve or Darkest Dungeon. They both offer opportunities for gaming sessions that are fun, have quick options for progression and are just the right amount of detail to take my mind off things. Continue reading
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Things can be pretty routine in DS after surviving your first couple of winters. With the coming of spring and summer, I spend the time uncover more of the map and improving my home base. I have small outposts in far-flung locations that contain resources that I only need occasionally. Continue reading
I'm looking forward to that as well. I feel like I need to be better equipped first. I don't have any of the good weapons or things from the magic crafting tab. Right now I'm on a hunt for Chester so I can turn him into portable food storage during my travels. :-)
Deliciously fun. I just finished the first dungeon. I've been jumping all over the place and having to do a lot of smash and grab runs to recover from having spent gold wrong at the beginning. I was trying to keep all 13 recruits sane which is just crazy expensive. Then I saw comments on a Twitch stream that you don't and probably shouldn't invest in a full arsenal of recruits. Just maintain an A and B team, leaving the rest as replaceable. That's working out much better but I've had to do a lot of smash, grab & dismiss runs to build up gold. I played til 5AM the other nite! o-O
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I’m still playing the same instance of Don’t Starve. I’ve gone well beyond my initial goal of surviving my first winter. I have multiple winters under my belt and have continued to upgrade my basecamp and my inventory along the way. Continue reading
The ability to drag his corpse would have been a great option. We could have hide it or his loot in a trailer. I like that Star Citizen will have features let you aide fallen players. Yeah, I feel that way about ArcheAge actually. It's golden age was before the damn thing went live. I'm not into this genre either. The setting isn't my thing. I don't even watch these kinds of shows. But in game, it does feel like trying to survive in an unfamiliar place while trying to figure things out similar to other MMOs I've played. I'm not sure if it has staying power if you're not mad about PVP guerrilla style PVP.
I doubt you'd be disappointed. It's fun lots of meta decisions. Some evenings I look up and I'm like damn, it's almost midnight.
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I’ve leapt from the ledge again on Steam, purchasing another game that’s outside of my normal genre. That’s right, I’ve never played a rogue-like game before. Dungeon crawlers aren’t my thing. In fact, I don’t enjoy questing in confined dark spaces. I’m an open world kind of gal. I have a couple of my favorite Twitch streamers to blame. They made Darkest Dungeon look like a lot of fun. So much so, that I wanted to try it myself. And they were right, it’s worth the price of admission. *Smile* Continue reading