August Recap

It’s September which means it’s time to decorate our house for Halloween and buy all things pumpkin spice. Some might say it’s too early, there’s still some summer left, but I say nay! It’s pumpkin spice time!

Of course, August was dominated by Blaugust. I was able to post more and had more gaming time last month than I have in the last few. I made the 25 post cutoff for the Gold Award this year and am quite proud of it. I’m looking forward to slowing down here this month

Sadly, last month I had to reinstall Windows which means I lost my Manic Time/ ActivityWatch data for the month. I didn’t even realize this until I went to write this post…I reinstalled ActivityWatch on my D: drive this time to prevent the data loss in case there’s a next time. It’s a lighter weight than Manic Time and does exactly what I need it to do without the extra bells and whistles.

Top 5 Games This Month

  1. Melvor Idle
  2. The Elder Scrolls Online
  3. Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  4. Generation Zero
  5. TemTem

Melvor Idle is probably going to remain in my top game slot for a while. Between checking in on my phone and PC daily, it’s going to be hard for another game to overtake it in terms of time spent. I’ve also been enjoying tracking my progress in my new This Week In Melvor Idle series. I don’t see a need to discontinue it on Saturdays just because Blaugust is over. Their so fun to write!

High Isle is pretty!

I’ve been racking up some time in ESO this month. It was a game that’s been on my mind for a while and I wanted to give it another good try before shelving it. It’s a game that I’ve spent more time playing than posting about but I’m looking to fix that soon.

The whole Fireteam is here.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite has been taking up the majority of my co-op time with friends. Brother and I have been playing it about once a week since we bought it at the start of the month. We’re currently on the 3rd set of campaign missions and even recruited SuperToast to play with us. It’s been a blast to play with three people though I do worry our excitement might fall off once we complete all of the campaign missions. There is the new Pathogen Expansion so that’s always an option if we get bored.

Generation Zero has been the squads go to game on Saturday nights. I still don’t really know what’s going on story wise but blowing up big robots sure is fun.

When we’re not playing Aliens, Brother and I have been making some progress in TemTem. The issue is, in order to do the campaign together we can’t get too ahead of each other. We’ve been sitting in a spot during the week to level up our TemTem before we play again. This is getting boring though so we might switch up how we progress when we’re not together.

Game Plan: May 2020

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It’s the first of the month which means it’s time to get a game plan for next month. Hey, I like the sound of that…Let’s make it the title!

I can’t believe it’s May already. April felt like a long month but also a very short month thanks to focusing on Blapril. My personal goal for Blapril was to hit a post a day all month. I fell short on that by a few days in the beginning but I ended up with a decent amount of posts at the end. I always come out of these events with such a positive feeling about blogging. Technically, we have one more week to go as it doesn’t end until May 9th.

But it’s MAY! Which means it should start warming up here in Ohio and make this whole quarantine business a little less miserable. My job has extended our work from home arrangements until June so I’m looking forward to going outside a bit each day.

 

April Goals in Review

Finish Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX: I fired up this game up once to take a screenshot for this post. Otherwise, I haven’t touched it since. Most of my Switch time has been spent with Animal Crossing still since my wife is very much still into it.

Finish the Kingdoms of Amalur DLC: I actually forgot this was a goal. I thought 3 months away from the game was a big enough break. Turns out I need some more time away. I fired it up once, got to the DLC area, ran a quest or two, and never came back to it.

Start Tales of Berseria again: I personally blame this goal for the failure of the above goal. This was the majority of my gaming time in April. I had planned to start it but I ended up finishing it instead.

Read 2 Books:  In March I said I wanted to read Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky and was hoping to finish Deadhouse Gate by Steven Erikson. Neither of these things happened. Instead I read Unsouled by Will Wight which was super fun and a very quick read. I’m about half way through Imaginary Friend at the time of this writing.

 

May Goals

Try Out TemTem: I bought this a few weeks ago after my friend picked it up. I put about 2 hours into it and haven’t touched it since. I definitely need to spend more time with it to see if it’s something I’d like to continue playing.

Finish Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX: I’m doing it this time for reals. I’m pretty sure I’m near the end of it anyways. I may dabble in the endgame a bit but more than likely I’ll be satisfied playing through the campaign.

Play More Animal Crossing: As I mentioned before, my wife is super into this game right now. I on the other hand have not been playing all that often as of late. This becomes a problem when I’m the Resident Representative. By the time we figured out you couldn’t change this without deleting the whole island we were too far in. So I log in to do things that only the Resident Representative can do and then log off. Mostly so I could get back to Tales of Berseria But I’d like to get back into it like I was at the beginning of April.

Read 1.5 books: I’m going to finish Imaginary Friend this month. I also picked up the next book in Will Wight’s Cradle series SoulSmith from amazon since it was free along with the third book Blackflame.