Category: Gaming

May Gaming Goals – 2021

Gaming has taken a bit of a back seat this month as I delved into Animal Crossing, but that’s OK.


  • Did not finish four floors at Quail Plaza. DID do a lot of pillaging to make this goal easier, though. Now I just need to find the time.
  • Did not complete any older games in my steam library. Did play a lot of new-ish-to-me games though!
  • Did not continue the next chapter in Divinity.


  • Reach 80 in another class in FFXIV – I got to 80 in botanist, and I am 76 in Bard which is pretty dang close to 80.

May Goals:

  • Continue Divinity Original Sin II with the husband
  • Reach 80 Bard in FFXIV
  • Reach 80 in a craft profession in FFXIV
  • Re-establish what I was doing in GW2 and see if it’s possible to fit that into my schedule
  • Build 4th floor at Quail Plaza
  • Complete 1 room or section in Animal Crossing on my island (complete is used loosely here, I know designs are never truly complete).

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Mood Lighting

I’ve been working on setting up my house in Animal Crossing – and I finally have at least one room not looking too shabby now! I have a little poetry corner set up, complete with mood lighting and of course rain.

Custom Designs

I downloaded this neat illusion design for my work area in Animal Crossing, and I love it so much!

Thanks Diana

Some times my villagers are pretty blunt.. This is Diana commenting on my eye because I was stung by a wasp. I’ve since learned exactly how to avoid those obnoxious critters. If you get your net out, and shake the trees while standing directly in front of them, all you need to do is spam the ‘A’ key and you’ll catch them every time. No more swollen eyes for me!

Pillaging? Don’t Mind if I Do

Just a few of the items I ended up pillaging on my last run through Novus on the Sklotopolis server.

Pillaging Galore

I was finally able to pillage one of the best sites I have come across in a long time. My neighbour over on Novus had been inactive since I moved there, and eventually their place was disbanded for being inactive. There were a bunch of buildings left up, so I deeded alongside of them to speed up the decay process. Then I waited. It took roughly two weeks for the 40ql stone buildings to decay enough for the ‘clean up’ option to show, but I was able to pillage the site, and I kept a steady eye on it via my laptop because there were two others in the area who were also trying to pillage it.

What I found was an incredible amount of building material (which is fantastic for me, as I continue to build up my plaza and I hate making those items) and some pretty rare items along side. I found a blue tome (sorcery item) which I gave to Moumix (I already have a blood of the angels that I never remember to use, I don’t need multiple items), I found a bunch of unique bloods which I split as well – and then, a day later because I didn’t even realize they were hidden in a satchel, I found two rare bones.

Rare bones allow you to turn items in your inventory rare (one use) so I promptly used it on my seryll pickaxe. I’ve never actually found a bone on my own (you can find them rarely in treasure chests scattered along the land, or win one in a unique slaying, or even find them digging). Tons of steel tools, weapons, armor, and all of it high quality to boot. It was definatly a pillage that I will remember for a while. After I hauled all of the supplies back to my deed, I decided to take them back to Liberty, which is where I spend most of my time. I am not really good at splitting my time between servers, so once I remove everything from the deed on Novus I’m going to disband it and just focus on one server. Less stress for me that way.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Animal Crossing – New Villagers

I recently joined a discord that a few good twitter friends are on, and they’ve been playing Animal Crossing. Now, I bought this game back when it released, and adore it of course, but I stopped playing some time ago (and if my friend’s list is any indication, so did almost everyone else). I decided to get started again and see what all I have missed. First, I set myself a few small goals. I want to work on collecting sheep villagers. This is not as easy as it sounds. I did end up getting Muffy so far, from an amiibo card that I had – yay! I love her personality.

Next I wanted to optimize my island a bit. I had a lot of trees, and it turns out that you can cut down all but the fruit trees & 7-10 others for shaking (2 pieces of furniture, 5 wasps). I spent an entire day chopping down trees and arranging where I wanted my orchard to go. I also finally learned how to terraform the land, and I removed a few physical bridges and made land bridges.

Next it was time to import some designs and truly make the island my own. I started with paths. I have a really cute pusheen path that leads around my villagers home and sets the mood for the island. It was easy to get them set up and I can’t wait to add more little details. I’ve been thinking about arranging the rocks on my island, but it turns out that’s a whole other ball game.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Spellcaster University (2)

I had some sort of unfortunate accident when I played this the first time – I could not save or exit the game. Thus I lost all of my progress. The second time I played I didn’t have this issue (thankfully). I managed to grasp a few more of the basics of the game. You’re given a small timer in the form of ‘evil’ that marches across the top of your UI. When it gets to the end, you flee your current school and set up elsewhere. In the meantime, you’re meant to stave off evil as long as possible, and get as many students through the school as you can. There are mini goals and achievements to get along the way, and so much cuteness. Each room you place has slots for items to be placed, either on the floor or walls. As you draw cards, you get these items. Cards cost a currency depending on what school of magic they belong to. You’re also responsible for talking to the locals and working on your faction with them.

This round I opted to place the school in the woods – there happens to be a troll that lives there, so I need to worry about him as well as the regular factors. If he wakes up apparently there will be hell to pay.

It’s a cute game, still in EA, but I’m glad I gave it a try. I’m looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


If you’re looking for a cute little relaxing puzzle game you should check out Dorfromantik. It’s relaxing, and I love everything about it.

Spellcaster University

I was gifted a few games for my birthday today – and one of those happens to be Spellcaster University, which I’ve had on my wish list for ages now. It’s a cute little card based game where you build a university, create schools of magic, work with locals, hire teachers, and acquire students. It’s cute, detailed, and still in early access. The tutorial is a bit rough around the edges and I didn’t feel like it properly explained the game – the UI is also a bit difficult to manage, but the game certainly has good bones so far.