The Time Masheen

So I got this new game on Thursday and started playin coop with my friend and as of last night my steam clocks it at 37 hours played.  Which means I’ve averaged about 9 hours a day since Thursday, which is kind of fuckin crazy.  We start playing and trying to advance ourselves/the story while also checking under everything we see and talking to every person/animal we come across just attempting to notice some nugget of information that is relevant to our quests.  It feels like we have barely gotten anywhere in the game but we see our twitch call has been going on for 9 hours and we forgot to eat lunch and dinner.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the name btw.  I’d recommend a friendo but if you’re into story and tons of pieces/other stories all mangled together with so many possible routes of getting where you think you need to go, then I would recommend it.

That is all you’re gettin out of me for a while probably.  Yay on PUBG FPP stats but I don’t see myself gettin back to that for a bit.

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So much shit

I gotta say I am glad that I have so many things I want to play and progress in.  There isn’t much worse than not having something to waste all your time playing.  Though I will say that having too many things can also be kind of annoying, for me at least.  Just gotta remember to fuckin think about it, take it slow, don’t change up too much because then I’ll feel like I didn’t really get anywhere even though I played shit all weekend.

I almost played some Diablo 3 this weekend but I didn’t.  I got into some Xcom 2 WotC which is pretty cool.  I had to download the mod that make Lost target you and advent 50/50, as the default is set to lean against your favor 70/30.  I found that out the hard way when one of my dudes was wrapped up by a snake and two fuckin lost walk right up to him and kill him instead of the fuckin snake wrapped around his whole goddamn body.  I haven’t played it in a day or two but I like to imagine that I’ll get around to beating it.

I had been rewatching Deep Space 9 on monitor 2 last week instead of some Twitch thing.  Apparently the last time I watched DS9 I was motivated to play Space Engineers, because after getting a season or two into it I had this strange urge to install that game.  I noticed they have an actual singleplayer “story” campaign mode or whatever now, but, meh, wasn’t in the mood to try that.  Picked my old trusty favorite, Lone Survivor, where you’re just one dude on an abandoned mining platform attached to an asteroid, just floating out there all alone.  I managed to find most resources spacesuiting to nearby asteroids and built myself some defensive walls for any meteor storms as well as some turrets, with the intent of shooting the asteroids before they break my shit.

Instead what happened is the fucking pirates apparently now make little remote control drones with turrets on them and send them to come get me and snipe my fuckin turrets before my turrets can fight back.  Luckily they could never take down all of my turrets before getting in range of another one.  But still, it became quite the annoying chore fixing my turrets while I’m trying to fuckin build a mining spaceship.  Which I ended up doing, used it a lil bit and promptly closed the game because what the fuck am I even doing.

Got some more PUBG in which felt good.  Didn’t get any wins but I did get a few top 10s, including my first game back, so I felt alright about that considering I hadn’t played it in like a week.  Still wish there were fucking stats for FPP (not to mention MMR for matchmaking FPP).  I feel like I’m getting better at having more than one kill each game.  Of course I don’t know if that is because there is no MMR or not.  But I can still win some of the bigger landing areas without being a butt so I guess maybe that means I’m okay?  If you’re curious about what being a butt means it is when I wait somewhere outside of the big landing area for the “winner” to come out thinking he already killed everyone and is totally safe only to fall to me being a bitch.

Finally I went back into some SWG yesterday pretty hardcore.  Multiple instances at the same time OMG what a madman.  I busted out my crafter guy after reading some of my old SWG posts where I was naming my characters and pretending they had little stories and shit.  The first thing I looked for was some high Heat Resistant, Shock Resistant, Unit Toughness steel.  Because those 3 stats affect extraction rate while crafting harvesters and a good steel can cover most of the mineral requirements for most harvesters.  Then Ace of Bass’s song “I saw the sign” started playing because what do ya know, a new server best for steel used in harvesters had just recently spawned.  It was like every moment in my life had led to this moment, I mean, partly because it did, but also because, it did.  So I bought some Fusion harvesters to get some power and some mining installations because moar plz.  Found a good spot and put everything down, paid shit and farmed power to get them going for a while so I can ignore them.  After a night of afk sampling the good stuff I set out to find a lesser steel for grinding some swoops so I can get Novice Architect.

On my punchy fightin guy I finished the Imperial Themepark and am now 1 step away from glowing with the force.  Off to the Warren to get the apparently 2 Themepark badges for that.  But, shit, I was using my Flamethrower which sucks and I’m actually still leveling up so it was pretty weak and I kinda died.  So I put the Vibro Knuckler back on, got more buffs, flew back out there and started punchin them fucks in their faces, only to freeze in the same fight I died to last time.  FFFUUUUU.  Turns out the server deadlocked and I wouldn’t be able to play anymore that night.  But I logged back in this morning and apparently there was a little rollback as my toon is back in the cantina he was in before going to the Warren.

So I’ve got all that shit goin on and still think about pushing for GR70 on my Barb, especially before the fucking season is over!!  Sure I already unlocked Primal Ancients on my PS4 Barb but PC MASTER RACE makes me feel kind of bad about that, especially since a lot of skills aren’t really good on PS4 since you can’t click exactly where you want to go.  But who knows if this will ever happen.  If I miss the season then I guess I’ll just do it out of season, I was already working on my first Barb from launch and I think he was in an okay position, while also having a fucking Skull Grasp (300% WW damage ring that you cube that is pretty hard to get sometimes and is currently the thing I need).

Not to mention a desire to play Rimworld, Warband, Subnautica, The Forest, shit even Skyrim and sometimes Morrowind, AND this game Sheltered that I bought and haven’t played yet.  Ahhh, old me wouldn’t believe how lucky I am to have so many games I want to play and so much time to play them, though not quite enough time to play them all.

Yesterday on a Server Across the Gulf

Like my shitty Star Wars reference?  Yes, that is what that was supposed to be.  I’ve been playing SWGEmu since the weekend (no PUBG ermagerd) while also binge watching all of the movies chronologically, yes, including the prequels (spicy memes).

There was recently an update for it which finally introduced the Jedi system.  Their goal is to emulate 14.1 which apparently had the Village system of unlocking Jedi.  If you remember anything about SWG I would imagine (besides the NGE/CU) it would be that it was incredibly difficult to attain a Force Sensitive character slot.

What you had to do back in the day was get a lot of badges (kind of like achievements on Steam), master certain professions (unbeknownst to you, unless you found and used 3 holocrons which would tell you iirc), then do some force sensitive quests and voila, you can grind the new class now.  The hardest part was the professions as I don’t believe people knew about the holocrons or maybe they were added after the fact.  Anyways, some people preferred the ridiculous grind involved.

The Village way of attaining a force sensitive character appears to be much easier.  First you get the badges (which there are guides for, you need 5 difficult badges, 7 themepark badges, etc etc) and as you attain them if you type /check you will check to see if you have a sense of the force.  Once you “feel an inner glow, the force is with you” then you will soon be visited by an NPC called Old Man.  He will give you a force crystal.  A day later you will be attacked by two sith.  After you beat them you will be given the location of the Jedi village on Dathomir where you can begin your grind for Jedi Initiate and the different trees of mastery you can go down.

Some people on the forums grumbled about it but the devs have clearly stated they’re attempting to emulate 14.1 for a while now.  They chose this as it had the most readily available information for them to emulate.  Once they have completed 1.0 of the emulator then people can do what they want (not that they’re prevented from doing that now, there are many other servers as it is).  Personally I am looking forward to the Jump to Lightspeed expansion.  I always loved how the game had both a ground game and a space game.  Not to mention you could board your friends ships and man a turret while they quested.  Adding in that you could have your own ship (saving money on travel) as well as your ship having parts, crafted by players, it was another thing for you to customize.  Another connection in the magnificent weave that was the SWG community.

Anyways, I’ve been working towards unlocking my own force sensitive slot for whatever reason.  I don’t really want to PvP (cus I’ve turn into a big ol pussy in my 30s) which will undoubtedly happen if I unlock Jedi and start grinding.  You see a force sensitive character who uses their powers increase a sort of “threat” like meter.  The more activity you do the higher your chances of increasing your meter.  The higher your meter the more likely you will show up on a Bounty Hunter’s mission terminal.  I could be completely wrong about how all that works but I’m pretty sure it is something like that.  Moral of the story is:  Bounty Hunters will be looking for you if you’re trying to level a Jedi.  This leads people to have alts capable of solving any problem a solo player may have, such as a buff bot, entertainers, anything they may need to avoid going to a big city.

Of course this can lead to problems but at the moment Basilisk isn’t meant to be the ideal implementation of the game as it was, they are still just there for testing purposes as well as giving players a place to play in the sand.  I believe the planned official SWGEmu server after release of the Emulator, Suncrusher, will limit the amount of characters you can have as well as the amount you can have logged in at once, which would certainly prevent what I mentioned above getting out of hand.

So yeah, just been grinding badges, now I’m grinding themepark badges (currently doing the imperial themepark), I believe once I have finished those I may need to acquire a decent number of “easy” badges which shouldn’t be a problem.  Once I’m glowing then I’ll be approached by the old fart yadda yadda yadda.  I’m considering grinding up my own Doctor capable of using buff packs made by others to buff my own character but I don’t want to get ahead of myself.  Doing that would also mean I’d probably need an Entertainer as well which I believe is expensive as fuck.  The grind is slow, though I could probably make 2 of my own players fight each other to create wounds/battle fatigue for the Ent to heal.  But the real problem is getting the dancing/music skill enhancement tapes to socket in my clothes which would enhance the Entertainer buffs to 125% (which is pretty standard and at least in my mind required).  Slippery slope indeed.

Just gonna keep going for now though.  Perhaps I’ll pop in some PUBG soon though I really want FPP stats, like what the fuck.  I’m not mad about it and it isn’t keeping me from playing, but it does bug me.  I don’t really get how you can have the different queues and stats for 3 of them but not the other 3?  I mean sure, I can imagine how they could have organized things for it to be that way, but like, can’t you just do some fucking find & replace shit and copy paste the stats shit into something tied to the FPP queues.  I guess it just isn’t a high priority which I totally get.  Probably better to figure out what the deal is with Nvidia cards and buildings sometimes not rendering at all, not to mention the textures not fully loading and the buildings looking like clay molds.  OH AND SHADOWPLAY HIGHLIGHTS NOT WORKING ON WINDOWS 7 YOU SUMBITCHES!

Someday I’m going to get to GR70 in D3

But it is not this day, or the next day, or even this weekend probably.  I’m just not feeling it.  I feel more inclined to finish my Civ 6 game, but I’m probably not gonna do that either.  So what am I feeling like playing?

If you’re wondering the answer to that question then you have come to the right place!  Because the answer is located here.  Right here.  The same place the question is.

Lucky you.  Anyways, PUB FUCKIN G BITCH.  This shit is like crack.  Sometimes I hate it, though really not that much.  The thing that makes me the angriest is that Shadowplay Highlights doesn’t work with Windows 7.  God damn fuckin bowlshit.  All I got is this fuckin alt+f10 save the last 5 minutes shit.  I mean it works but it doesn’t get everything cool.  I’d much rather have Highlights save all my kills, deaths, and wins so that I can change the alt+f10 shit to save the last 30 seconds or something so I can use that to clip little funny things that happen.  That would be nice.

The angriest I get is at the people.  Like when I’m in the blue and running for the white and the blue actually fucking hurts at this stage in the game but I’ve got some meds so I should be cool and then some fuckin fuck in front of me sees me and stops and shoots me.  It isn’t the dying part that bothers me though, that is the fuckin game, if you can’t get used to that then you shouldn’t play.  The part that gets me is that the fuckin guy that kills me dies like 3 seconds later TO THE FUCKING BLUE ZONE BECAUSE HE STOPPED RUNNING AND SHOT ME.  But hey, maybe he didn’t have enough meds or some shit, still, fuck that guy.

I’ve got a few 5 minute clips that contain like 5 seconds of funny or cool or neat or interesting or entertaining or possibly none of those things parts in them.  Once I get a lot more I’ll possibly open up some video editing program and cut em all up and shit.  Or maybe I’ll delete them someday who knows.

Alright I’m tired of typing shit so here is a couple links of more wins that I’ve had and whoopie fuckin doo.

New Win 1

New Win 2

Alright this is starting to get old

Butt fuck it.  Second first person chicken dinner B O I Z.

Fair warning this one is boring as fuck.  I only get one kill in the whole thing.  You do get a glimpse into my paranoia, lookin at shit that isn’t there, hearing things that aren’t real etc.  It also has an example of how I sometimes shit myself in this game (much like in Arma).  You can see this when it is down to me and one other guy and he throws the first nade, I jump a little.  I’ve died because of jumping like that (albeit much worse) before.  Shit, one time I went inside a building, opened inventory to start looting, started getting shot by a building camper, freaked out and literally dragged and dropped my AKM to the fucking floor before closing my inventory lol.  Luckily I had another gun as well and killed the guy but, yeah, sometimes I get scurred.