I know it’s been a while since I’ve written about Pokemon Go. I’ve been a little out of touch with the game for a while, but I’ve kept it on my phone, and I check the news from time to time. I keep thinking I should get back into it since it’s added things that sound fun — like quests, weather and things. And lots of Pokemon I haven’t caught yet. I wasn’t that into the whole raid thing, but I’ve heard good things about all the newer changes. I guess this is a sign. We went out to the local Mellow Mushroom for my birthday lunch today. The fountain there is one of my most visited Pokestops. I just haven’t been in a long while. In fact, I’m so low on Pokeballs that it’s one reason why I haven’t played much. So, as we were eating, I was spinning the stops and catching whatever random Pokemon popped up. I’m not very familiar with the 3rd gen Pokemon, and I wasn’t paying much attention to what I was … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go: First Shiny!
Pictured above: Someone’s awesome dragon avatar flying above Erstwhile at the Second Life Fantasy Faire. My weekend was made up of a combination of mutliplayer Stardew Valley with my sister and time spent at events in Second Life. We attended Relay Stock and said farewell to the Fantasy Faire with a final round of exploration. I also spent time working on new content for my Water Horse shop. And that’s where this story comes from. I still feel a little bad about not having “exciting” new content to post here like I have in the past. There just isn’t much to write about when it comes to multiplayer Stardew (aside from the fact it continues to be fun) and making horse content in SL. So I’ve decided that whenever something funny that warrants a story happens in SL, I’ll work on writing it up here. Kinda like Tales from the Duty Finder… just SL instead. So, here’s my first SL Story. Being the Dragon One amazing aspect of Second … [Read more...] about SL Stories: Close Encounters of the Dragon Kind
Stardew Valley launched beta patch 1.3 two days ago. Last night, my sister and I jumped into our first try at a multiplayer game. The verdict – there’s a few small bugs, but overall, Stardew handles multiplayer almost flawlessly… even in beta form! If you have Stardew on Steam, you can follow the instructions in the official blog post to opt into the beta. The GoG version is coming very soon. And, there IS cross-platform multiplayer between Steam and GoG through using codes to invite friends to your farm. Once you’ve opted into the beta, you get a new Co-op option on the main menu screen. This is where the fun happens. You can host and join multiplayer games there. You can also make an existing game into a co-op game, but we chose to start a brand new farm using the co-opt hosting. We had no problem at all hosting or joining the game via the Steam friends list. No need to open up ports or anything. No muss or fuss. I like it! Since both my sister and I have many … [Read more...] about Stardew Valley Multiplayer: It’s More Fun with Friends
This month, I completely dropped the ball on my gaming goals. On one hand I’m sorry, on another hand, I’m not so much. I’m having a whole lot of fun doing what I’m doing, and it’s put me in an artistic mood, rather than a really gaming mood. I’m sure I’ll swing back to my MMO ways, especially with a new FFXIV patch coming out in May. But for right now, I’m excited by the fact that I can paint my own virtual horses and put the coats up for sale for other people to use in Second Life. I even opened a new shop! Ahem… sorry. Where was I? Oh, yes. Failed goals for the month. Here we go! FFXIV Leveling Goals Level Ninja to 50 Level Summoner/Scholar (to 70?) ✓ I’m happy to announce the one goal I did complete was leveling Summoner/Scholar to 70. Now, I just have to go back and do job quests for both those jobs. >< Ninja I did work on a little bit. I’m just shy of 50 — at level 46. I could easily knock … [Read more...] about April 2018 Gaming Goals in Review
Second Life’s Fantasy Faire, a 10-day charity event to support Relay for Life, has been going full-swing since last week. Spanning 15 sims, each with its own theme, too many shops, and so much entertainment, there’s just a lot to see and do. You’ll find music, great avatars, writing discussions, role play – table top and virtual, both – and even a George R.R. Martin day. As of this moment, the event has raised over $22,000 in donations for the American Cancer Society. This event will last until Sunday, so there’s still lots of time to explore and donate! This is the 10th year of this annual event, but the first time I’ve actually attended. I was really blown away by the quality of everything I found there. Some of my favorite creators were supporting the event, and I even picked up this awesome Tiger Mod for my Bento Water Horse! One event that I was looking forward to was the annual quest. I’d heard about it, but didn’t know how it … [Read more...] about Second Life: Finding Gold at the Fantasy Faire (A RFL Event)