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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, 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: 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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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
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.
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
I’m continuing to play/test SOE’s zombie survival sandbox MMO. Yep, I’m calling it an MMO. It walks like and quacks like one to me. The absence of loot has been fixed but probably a bit too much. While some areas are sparse, many are brimming over with duplicate loot. I’ve still had to search for the more important items such as back packs and finding the right ammo for the right gun. But other than that, I’m seeing what I expected to see. Trash cans with food. Every house has something or other left behind in it. Continue reading
Being in early alpha, the interface to support customized keyboard controls aren’t available in game yet. For people who can’t function with WASD, are left-handed or absolutely must have keybinds that make sense to them, the only way to achieve that at the moment is to modify a user configuration file. Continue reading
Hopefully, by this time you’ve crafted the basic items you need to survive the elements, as well as craft other items. Winter is only a few days away. The focus is now is to begin storing essential materials and selecting a good food source. You don’t have to do anything fancy to make it through the cold days. My first time through it was bare bones, living hand-to-mouth and it worked! You want meat to help keep your stomach full during the winter. Continue reading
Enhancing Your Game Play If you’re not a purist about your gaming experience, I suggest availing yourself of a few mod and iOS apps. There are a few hundred mods available on the Steam Workshop for both flavors of the game. The ones I’ve suggested below have minimal game impact but improve a few aspects that I find annoying, lacking or improve the fun-factor. Continue reading
There’s no hard and fast definition for massive. I’m not sure it is a raw number anyway. It terms of gaming, I’d suggest it’s fair that the number be compared to the size of the content map. That said, for me to consider a game to be MMO, I need the following: Continue reading
Your objective in Don’t Starve is very clear – stay alive, don’t starve. However, starving is often the least of your worries. You can die in a multitude of ways in DS. Weather, killer animals, poison vegetation and darkness, will all kill you. DS is a sandbox survival game. Think Minecraft meets The Sims minus creative building features. Continue reading
I’m alone, stranded miles from friends and family that may be alive. I was away at a business conference when the CDC officially declared the outbreak a disaster. This was immediately followed by the President initiating a state of emergency and the FCC stopping all mass transit. Panic, chaos and violence reigned as millions of people succumbed to the H1Z1 virus as if overnight. Continue reading
I’ve been stepping outside of my normal gaming routine lately. In my current state of mind, I’m not in the mood for following a lot of rules (quests) and pre-defined routines. I’m winging it and playing more casually. That is how H1Z1 has entered the line-up. Continue reading
It was all going to plan. My basecamp was in good shape to survive the few remaining days of winter. My strategy of eating hand to mouth because I lacked an Ice Box was working. Whenever I was hungry, I collected a fresh rabbit from one of my 10 traps and cooked up some vittles. Continue reading
It's a don't miss title. Solo and co-op are equally good. My daughter and I just started our first DST server last nite.
Thanks for the tip. I'd subsequently seen a streamer do that and am now all about the traps for spiders!
The premise is simple. The execution, not so much. I stumbled across Don’t Starve (DS) and its coop play alternative, Don’t Starve Together (DST), via After watching a few streams I wanted to try my own hand at not starving to death. From the outside looking in, it appeared to be The Sims meets Minecraft Survival Mode meets Harvest Moon. Okay y’all, I’m in. Continue reading
Thanks for the tip. What's reset time??
My progress in WoD continues although I’m now only focused on getting my Warlock to 100. I was starting to feel too much of the grind attempting to do three characters in parallel. For now, my level 96 Priest and level 94 Mage are permanently parked in their garrisons except for going out to trap animals for fur. Continue reading
Am on a kick too. I watch Twitch daily. I'm finding it a great resource to see how a game works or to know if it's my style of game before purchasing it. I've been introduced to new games I wouldn't have even considered otherwise and bought 2 of them.
I recently re-subscribed to EVE Online. It’s that time again. The need for my flavor of sensory deprivation, that floating around in deep space provides. I am once again without a corporation because I wanted out of FW. I’ll be playing much too casually to be a flashing target. Returning with the idea of continuing the grind toward level 4 missions, repairing my standing with the Caldari and dabbling in exploration meant vacating the low security FW home I’d moved to with my former corporation. I was definitely not looking forward to the 19 jumps back to Hek, which is where I like to setup shop when I’m going solo. To make things easier on myself I sold all of the ships I’d purchased and fitted locally for FW. I obviously kept the Viator to transport the rest of my goods. Followed by flying 2 Navy Vexors and the Aries... Continue reading
Thank you. It's rough stuff. I try to keep my mind busy so I don't dwell on it all day. Thank God for hobbies. I miss AA but this week I let it go completely. There's no joy in it for me anymore so maintaining the farms just for APEX which have more than quadrupled in price wasn't worth the effort. It's such a shame. Another game like that won't be coming along any time soon.
That’s right, I’m slowly making my way through a love themed Interactive Fiction (IF) title. Not because it’s loved themed. No, it’s that I’m insane about all things Regency and am a super fan of Jane Austen! I’ve reread all over novels multiple times and have seen most every rendition of them that have come to the big and small screen. How could I pass up playing around in her world given the opportunity?? Continue reading