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Hours Upon Hours

There are very few games out there that I have played as long as I have played Wurm Unlimited (Wurm Online would probably surpass) and I always wonder if that’s a good thing or not. It’s great that I’ve found a game that constantly captures my attention, with a community that can rarely be beat (granted the community also comes and goes in waves, Wurm is not for the faint of heart, even in the Unlimited version) the problem my nomadic gaming lifestyle is not constructive to a game like Wurm.

If you log out your animals die, and if you continue to avoid the server you could lose your entire deed. This helps free up land for newcomers, but it’s also condition on current players that can potentially cause stress. Thankfully the GMs for the specific server that I play on are understanding in these cases, and they grant players a variety of days (depending on how developed the deed is) before it disbands.

I have tried over the years to quit playing, to give up and let my deed disband (it has, once) but I always end up returning. It’s probably the best $5 I’ve ever spent, there were some sales where it dropped down to $1, and for 4,000 hours of gameplay, I certainly have no complaints.

Happy Birthday To Me

Today I dinged, level 38. It feels a lot like 37. I don’t mind leveling up at all, my 30s have been so much better than my 20s, and I’m proud of the life I have.

I did get some awesome gifts. My good friend Moumix bought me Farming Simulator 2019 which I have had on my wishlist since it came out. I’m so excited to give this a try.

I also decided to spoil myself and bought Anno 1800 on steam before they remove the sales and it goes to the Epic Launcher as an exclusive. They are accepting payment until release, which I thought was neat to see. It doesn’t make much of a difference to me which platform I play it on, but I do like trying to keep most of my games in one place.

Anno releases the 16th, and I’ve never played any of the series before, but I did spend some time watching videos on it. I can’t wait to dive in.

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

My Time at Portia – Diving In

This game was actually gifted to me a bit ago, but time being what it is, I haven’t actually played it (though I had it installed for a while). Today I was finally able to make the time, and now I’m completely smitten with this little gem (I also heard today that it’s coming out on console, including Switch, which is awesome).

So you’ve inherited your Pa’s construction building, and you live on the outskirts of a town filled with villagers. You repair the house that has been sorely neglected (hey, this is sounding a lot like another game out there… except in 3D) meet the town folks, and get down to business.

There’s a ton to do in game. You’re restricted by stamina daily (just like that other game we’re all thinking of) and you can do fun things like.. grow crops, breed horses, fill out commissions for other villagers, adventure in some ruins, and generally muck about. There’s a ton of crafting, skills, and other bits and bobs to keep you busy.

I haven’t delved very far into it yet, having only played for a few hours, but I’m enjoying what I HAVE played so far. I hear that combat is a bit wonky so I’ve actually stayed away from it. Instead I’m focusing on exploration, crafting, and farming. Or at least I will be once I make a few more machines for my construction site. Right now I can’t turn wood into planks, and that’s a priority. We’ll see where I end up next.

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

Two Point Hospital – DLC

I love two point hospital – and of course that means I was absolutely useless in resisting their two DLC (one is a pre-order). It’s relaxing, and hilarious. Two things that I need a lot of.

WTF Wednesday: 05

This game has been in the news a LOT lately, and one look at the title as well as the game description can pretty much tell you why. The fact that steam let this game remain on their platform for so long has been another point of concern.

Sure, we like to think we’re open minded and free spirited, giving developers the ability to publish unique and awesome games – but when do they cross a line? How much is just too much? This is certainly one that (IMO) just goes way too far to get a rise out of society.

I also wonder what the reaction would have been if the game play had included both men and women. Would the same outcries be heard? I would hope so.

Sometimes you really should think, just because you CAN do something, does NOT mean you should.

First Time Friday – 02 – Purrfect Date

HumbleBundle can be hit and miss for me some months, but there’s usually one or two winners tucked away even if I am unsure of it. A few months back I got Purrfect Date in one such bundle.

It’s a visual novel / dating sim so I don’t want to give too much away about the story, but it’s well written, very cute, and well worth grabbing it if you haven’t yet.

What Does your Steam Wish list Look Like?

I tend to keep my steam wish list pretty up to date – and this is what it looks like:

  1. Farming Simulator 19 – I want this badly, but the price tag scares me off.
  2. Tropico 6 (soon!)
  3. Ooblets (soon!)
  4. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  5. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  6. The Red Strings club
  7. Megaquarium
  8. First Feudal
  9. The Colonists
  10. Foundation
  11. Total Miner
  12. Garden Paws
  13. Anno 1800

No real surprises when I look over that list, I tend to stick with what I know I like – aside from the AC series which I’ve actually never played before and was curious about giving it a try. The graphics are just beautiful, and I’m a sucker for that (even if you can’t tell because lets face it, I’m currently playing Dwarf Fortress…)

What does your own wish list look like these days?

Intrigued by ANNO 1800

I’ve never played anything from the ANNO game series before, but the latest one that is coming out, 1800, looks fascinating. I debated picking up one of the older versions while they’re on sale (ANNO 2070, and ANNO 2205) but so far I haven’t pulled the plug. The reviews on both games are mixed and include issues with gameplay and technical problems. The newest one isn’t due out until April and it has a pretty hefty price tag, so I don’t think it will be a purchase that I make right out the door. $80 CAD is a lot of money for a series I’ve never been invested in. Thoughts?

While I was checking out ANNO 1800 Scopique asked if I had seen Foundation before. Foundation is an early access game developed by polymorph games, and claims to be a medieval city building simulator. A lot of friends have it on their wishlist, but I don’t know anyone who is playing it yet, and I have no idea if it’s any good but the trailer for the game certainly makes it look neat. I think it’s one of those games where I’ll just have to wait and see (ie: wait for a sale, and then we’ll see).

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

WTF Gaming

Every so often me or a friend will come across a game in steam that just has to be shared. Not because it’s particularly good, but because it’s such a crazy game it makes you pause and wonder “wtf” – so welcome to “wtf gaming” a (hopefully) weekly column where we look at a few of these gems.

This week it’s a game called Heat. I’m not going to go into the game too much but here are some quotes that will give you a pretty good idea about what this game entails.

Go Forth and Multiply Start a family with other players or NPCs. During the process of love making, the male will have a chance of making the female pregnant. Once pregnant, the female will birth a newborn. The newborn grows to become a baby, the baby then grows up to be a child, the child eventually becomes an adult.

A second option is to adopt from an orphanage by purchasing a baby basket in the shipping catalog. The baby will be inside the basket delivered to you. Adoption is very expensive, but provides a guaranteed outcome, whereas the first option may not reliably result in pregnancy due to the possibility for weak seed.

Once your kids become adults you can equip them with outfits, gear, and weapons. They can help protect you when you are online. However, other players may decide to capture and restrain your adult kin, so best keep them packing heat. Seats of Power As President, you own the Whitehouse, a section of land south of the monument, one intern, a golden gun, and two secret service NPCs. You also get to set and collect a President’s land tax. The Sheriff gets a deputy, and also some firepower to deliver justice. As Chief, you have a section of land, a grand tepee, and 3 warriors. The Governor gets the Cottonwood Plantation, plenty of farm seed, and 3 peons.

Sound like a game that interests you? It’s in early access over on steam.. Personally? I’ll take a hard pass.

Equilinox

I was gifted this game from my girlfriend Arislyn, and oh my goodness is it a lot of fun – in a really slow paced, idle game way.

Equilinox is an incredibly relaxing game. You’re in charge of creating your own ecosystem and raising the wildlife. You can evolve creatures and unlock exotic plants and animals, creating different biomes. The game works as an idle game because you earn DP which is used to spend on evolution. The longer the game runs, the more you earn. The soundtrack is calm, and everything is a nice slow pace.

You start by making some grassland. You can evolve that grass into wheat. Chickens can evolve into ducks. You can unlock guinea pigs by creating woodland. It all progresses and flows together, each step affecting the next. You can have mutations such as the pink trees pictured above, and for your creatures to thrive you need to learn what they need in their particular habitat.

It’s not an especially hands on game, but sometimes that’s exactly what I need. I just want to relax, maybe watch something on netflix, while my ecosystem takes care of itself. If you like games like this I highly suggest you check it out in the steam store.

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

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