Again, this morning (Oh, I forgot to mention yesterday, I called in sick from work, since my big toe wasn't completely healed, but one more day should do it) I did some Pinball recording (both FX3 & Arcade), and the best game was usually my worst!
And I also played a little bit of Guild Wars 2 this morning as well, this time working on my thief, leveling his crafting. And eventually I got him to level 61ish (can't remember what his previous level was) in doing so.
This evening's Guild Wars 2 session
was mostly crafting with my warrior. I did a little bit of Heart of Thorns (expansion content) map stuff, trying to unlock the glider perk (You can glide down off of stuff instead of falling down. You can also use launch pads and updrafts as well), but found that I deal very little damage with my Vanilla gear, and take quite a bit as well. So thus the reason for having to start upgrading.
But I ended up making a dual-sword wielding damage over time, +debuff duration build on my warrior. Stuff in HoT inflicts a lot of blindness (your next attack misses), teleports, and goes invisible on you. Basically, stuff takes a lot longer to kill than in Vanilla content. And I'll give this build a go tomorrow. ;)>
And the records I played today were:
Chicago - Self-Titled Debut
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt SuiteSunday
An excellent Guild Wars 2 session
today. Like usual, it was all warrior. And like yesterday, it was all Heart of Thorns event running. And during this time, I unlocked the glider perk. Yaaaaay!
And I also went back to my dual-axe/greatsword crit & crit damage build, abandoning my previous dual-sword bleed (damage over time) & debuff duration build. It just wasn't feeling right, not to mention that, when running with a bunch of other players, downright pointless as well. Stuff gets killed way too quick!
And I also learned something else about gw2 too: There IS
a threat mechanic in this game. Monsters usually go after the person with the highest toughness
- aka armor - rating. So, this might bring back my first ever build in this game, my "gourd & board" - ie. mace & shield - defensive-based build, also my favorite. I wanna be the tank!
And this definitely has to be said about the gw2 community:Something I never hear the FF XIV hunt community say:
Never thought I'd see the day where I'd hear something like this. Usually it's a mob mentality survival-of-the-fittest "Sorry, shoulda got here sooner" climate. Makes me just stick with the daily and B-rank stuff. -_-
Oh, and for the records . . . . . You know the drill....
Metallica - Live at the Playhouse Theater, '86
Funkadelic - Self-Titled Debut
Fugazi - Red MedicineMonday
Aaaaaand this morning I recorded another quick Pinball FX3 session, and the good one out of it all:
And I also tried out another fighting game. This time, it was Fantasy Strike
. This game had me curious, after seeing a YouTube video about fighting game difficulty, which basically said:
So far I like it, but I had to change a few Steam settings in order to make it work (It kept putting me in as player #2, keeping me from doing anything). I also had a few guys, who have apparently been playing this game a long time, named SuperHCO
, drop by and really helped me out, teaching me the game (although a lot of the technical stuff went over my head though). Stuff like that can really help with the replay value of a game, and not just leave me in the dark, especially on a genre like fighting games, where I'm mostly unfamiliar with them (except maybe Mortal Kombat and Street Fighters 1 & 2 back in the early 90s, and even then I was nowhere near being a pro). Wikis can only get me so far.
And this afternoon, I did my FF XIV session on my GNB:
And after that, I did my Guild Wars 2 session
, running Heart of Thorns map stuff on my warrior. I also tried a tank build as well, since apparently there's a threat mechanic in this game, where monsters go after the player with the highest Toughness
rating, which is what I centered my build around. Well, it works lol. Unfortunately it's a bit lacking on the offensive end, which is pretty apparent when I'm the only one fighting monsters in the area. Stuff takes longer to kill, so I just switched back to Ol' Reliable, my dual-axe/greatsword crit/crit damage build. And later on towards the end of my stream, I went back and worked on Vanilla map completions and events, which were just as enjoyable as the expansion pack stuff. So.many.options now.
And for the LP vinyls I played today, they were:
The Cure - Disintigration
Herbie Hancock - Sextant
Vangelis - Spiral
Bill Cosby - Wonderfulness
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