Update: I Haven’t Disappeared, Yet!

Well, I managed to keep my promise to you guys and managed to publish all three posts last week! I consider that a victory! All joking aside, I can safely say, I am back to normal self and raring to go with the whole blogging thing. Fingers crossed, soon I’ll be joining back in with some of the community events…

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Update: I Finished It!

I’m going to leave you guessing as to what I’ve finished just for a little while longer, although I suspect some of you may be to guess. E3 is currently in full swing, which I’ll hopefully be able to talk about later this week. Aside from that, my Pathfinder’s group met up on Saturday and had a very quick encounter in an arena. My cleric’s healing abilities were put to the test but fortunately everyone made it out of the encounter relatively unscathed. I guess that is enough of my waffling, let’s get down to what else I’ve been up this week…

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Update: Games, Games & More Games!

The past week gave me a rare opportunity to play a few video games, and more than an hour or two at a time. It was actually quite nice to be able to sit down and become fully immersed in a game’s story and world. Aside from gaming, my sister came back home from Cardiff, so I wasn’t able to write any additional posts last week. Still, it was nice to catch up with her, since I haven’t seen her since June. It was also my mum’s birthday on Saturday and it was nice seeing the whole family together. Onto this week and unfortunately the fun and games are over, as I’m back to work (and working the weekend!), still I’ll probably be able to fit a game or two in a some point…

 

What have I been reading?

Not a lot to be honest. I managed to leave Grave Peril at work, so I wasn’t able to finish it. Instead, I’ve read the first two light novel in the Sword Art Online series, Aincrad 1 and Aincrad 2. I was a little concerned that they would be exactly the same plots as in the anime but I was pleasantly surprised, as both books added a lot more detail about the world of SAOAincrad 1 focuses on the main story of the characters trying to escape SAO, while Aincrad 2 is a collection of four short adventures that Kirito goes on in his time in SAO. I really enjoyed reading both of these and I’ll be picking up the next book in the series. I would recommend anyone who felt the pacing of the anime was a little rushed, to try these books as I felt they addressed some of the issues that the anime had.

 

What have I been playing?

A lot of things, is the short answer. But I’m guessing you guys did not come for the short answer. Firstly, a lot of this week I’ve spent playing MMOs, something I don’t normally have a lot of time for.

First up is Elder Scrolls Online. While my Nightblade hasn’t made much progress in levelling, I have now moved onto the next Dominion zone, Greenshade, which is still forest area like Grahtwood but has a less jungle vibe to it. I didn’t play a lot of ESO as did get distracted with other games early in the week.

After about a 2 and half year absence, I returned to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I’ll be honest I didn’t get very far last time, so this time I started a new character and dived into the world of Eorzea. My character started on off as a Conjurer, as that is a healing class and I prefer to play as support. Also Conjurers eventually get to become White Mages, a class role in the Final Fantasy series. At the moment, my character is at level 26 and at the moment I’m not focusing on any of the other classes. As you can see, I made a lot of progress in FFXIV, mainly because it really grabbed my attention for most of this week; but with two expansion and level cap of 70 for each job/class, I have a long way to go!

Compared to FFXIV, I haven’t played a lot of Guild Wars 2 but my ranger is now at level 15 and I have completed the first chapter of my characters personal story. I feel that Guild Wars 2 isn’t MMO that I will be playing as frequently as ESO or FFXIV but one that I will dabble in from time to time, so don’t expect much progress to be made in my next update!

Apart from those MMOs, I have played a few othe games as well. First up is Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which I am still loving. I’ve just acquired my second Esper, Mateus the Corrupt, and at the moment I’m focussing on levelling all of party to level 35. That is something that Final Fantasy has taught over the years, you can never do too much grinding. I’ve also started a new game on Pokemon Sun, a game that I haven’t gotten very far in previously. I only started yesterday, so I only have two Pokemon, my starter a Popplio and a Pikipek. I’ve also started playing Divinity: Original Sin, an RPG that reminds me a lot of Baldur’s Gate.

 

What am I blogging about?

The Anime Challenge continues with the following posts:

  • Monday- 18. Best Supporting Female Character.
  • Tuesday- 19. Most Epic Anime Scene Ever.
  • Wednesday- 20. Anime Character That Gets On Your Nerves.
  • Thursday- 21. Favourite Goofy Character.
  • Friday- 22. Favourite Anime Weapon, Gear or Armour Used.
  • Saturday- 23. Favourite Anime Attack.
  • Sunday- 24. Most Shocking Moment In An Anime.

Apart from the Anime Challenge, there will also be a Top Five list posted on Thursday and possible a First Impressions post, at some point.

 

And that was my week! Apologies for the long post, but I rarely get to play that many games in one week and I wanted to share with you guys what I’d been doing. If you play any of the MMOs and are on EU server for Elder Scrolls Online; the Lich EU server for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn or the Gandara server (again Europe) for Guild Wars 2, feel free to hunt me down and say hi!

That’s enough of me talking, what have you guys been up to?