Aha! We have arrived to the month I can never spell correctly on the first try. Like a lot of things on the blog lately, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so it’ll be a short one. I’ve noticed other bloggers adding books, TV, and other things to these sorts of monthly recap posts. While this one will be mostly gaming related, I like the idea and might try it out for myself next month.
The last couple of months and really the whole of 2021 were a bit light on blogging. I’m usually one to start a project and get really into it for a few weeks before I quit. I’m still suprised this didn’t end up being on. Even so, I think I just needed a break from it last year. It wasn’t the lightest year of posts but it was close. It also didn’t help that I seemed to have replaced checking Feedly to scrolling on Reddit….
But, I have returned with a strong desire to write, as I always do. I’m excited to get back to it!
The tail end of January saw four whole posts, more than 10% of last years total posts! Keeping up with the XCOM 2 Blogger Succession game has helped keep me engaged at least a little bit more than I otherwise would have been.
Top 5 Games Played in January
- Hero Siege
- No Man’s Sky
- Monster Hunter Rise
- Diablo 3
I got in to VR this month. I was thinking there would at least be one VR game in there but there’s not a single one. No Man’s Sky technically has VR but most of my play time has been outside of the VR mode. I have been putting off playing with it until I got myself a new router that could handle Air Link and wireless PC VR better. My total time between all my VR titles seems to be around 9 ish hours which would put “VR” as a whole in between No Man’s Sky and Chimeraland.
I started playing No Man’s Sky with the squad this month. We’ve only played it together one weekend this month but I did start up a separate save because I was eager to play more. That desire lasted for about a week and my brain has moved on to chasing other things.
Speaking of my brain, I’ve been looking for games where I can turn it off for a while which lead to Hero Siege making a triumphant return to my game rotation. The last time I picked it up was apparently April of 2020. I also remembered I owned Diablo 3 on PC so I was playing a bit of that as well.
Coming out of nowhere to take the third most played game is Chimeraland. I’ve only played a few sessions but I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot more time with it in February
February Gaming Goals
Reach Level 100 in Hero Siege
Everytime I play Hero Siege something has drastically changed. Whether that be how the classes work, how loot works, or how the entire game works. There’s always something new added. Considering it’s almost 10 years old at this point, it’s kinda suprising. We’re in Season 14 now and I have my doubts about the new leveling and experience changes but I want to push through to the max level so I can see if the end game is any better.
Spend More Time with VR Game
I’m already starting to build a backlog and I’ve head the headset for less than a month. Like I said, I’ve been waiting to upgrade my router so I can take better advantage of the wireless capabilities of the Quest 2. This month’s budget allows for such an upgrade.
Some games I’m looking forward to playing in VR this month are Dead Effect 2 VR, Dagon, Star Wars Squadrons, and Elite Dangerous.
Play more Chimeraland
It’s a vague goal, I know, but I’ve only just begun my journey there. I don’t know what kind of goals I can have in the game. I do know that I’ve really enjoyed my 6 or so hours with it so far and I want to continue learning more about the game.
Write At Least 5 Posts
Let’s keep the momentum up! I feel confident I can publish at least 5 posts this month even though it’s a short one. One’s done already…
I’ve had my Quest 2 for over a year now and I keep INTENDING to use it more, then never do. This past week I got new glasses (and a new prescription) and I ordered some prescription inserts for the lenses. I also ordered a new strap. I’m hoping if putting the headset on becomes less fussy I might use it more. Every time I do use it I have fun but then I don’t come back to it.
But I’m always worried my glasses will scratch the lenses, and the glasses always get stuck in the visor so when I take it off, the glasses come off and drop on the floor or something ( I have a fat head, apparently!). It seems silly but I think that’s somewhat of a barrier to entry for me.
I wear glasses too so I totally get this. Sometimes if I take off the headset too fast my glasses go with it. I’ve found that the glasses spacer that came with the headset works pretty well for me. But prescription lens inserts sound nice!
Are they difficult to install? I ‘d be worried I’d break something haha.
Question for both of you on the glasses + VR front (also a glasses person).
I’m long-sighted, so can see things close up perfectly well with no glasses. I tend to read, for example, with glasses off.
In the VR situation, with the lenses right up in your face, do you think I would get away with not needing to use glasses? Or does the depth perception of the experience and how the magicky-jiggery-pokery of the visual experience emulate things so well that I’d actually still struggle with things off in the distance?
I assumed no glasses would be fine to start with, but with how commonly you hear about glasses being an issue, I now have to wonder!
They just kind of snap over the existing lens, so they are reportedly very easy to install.
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Oop, reached nested max length. But I got the vision issue title the wrong way around (as I often did, so glad I also explained it) — that is of course short-sighted, not long-sighted.
Hmmm thats a good question. I’m also near/short sighted but things have to be really close for me to read them clearly. So when I tried the headset without my glasses things were as blurry as usual. Theoretically, its a screen strapped to your face so I would think you’d be good without them. But I don’t know how the depth perception magic works and how it affects things. Who knows, it might be like having 20/20 vision in VR!
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I find this really fascinating. The Internet says 🙂 that the focal distance is 2 meters or 6 feet (which aren’t the same, obviously so I’m not sure which is exact). So if you can see something that far away without glasses then you shouldn’t need them.
But WHY? Since you are looking at something 2 inches from your eye? It’s like physics/light magic or something.
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