Nomadic Gamers, eh! Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:15:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Anno 1800 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:09:17 +0000

I’ve never played the previous Anno games, but playing Anno 1800 makes me wish that I had. If you’re a fan of games like Civilization, Banished, and Tropico, then you might like this game, too.

The graphics are amazing. I started on a pretty easy setting so I could get a feel for the gameplay and I’m playing a single player campaign mode but I did also try out multiplayer with my husband. It ran smooth and again the graphics were just absolutely stunning.

The voice acting is particularly well done and does a great job of getting me into the story. I won’t post spoilers here, but needless to say you’re not just building a town for the heck of it, there are reasons behind your actions, and whichever path you choose has consequences.

There’s also some ‘where’s waldo-esc’ quests in the game which may or may not be your cup of tea. Personally, I love trying to find the hidden people on my map (or someone else’ map as the case was one time). It’s a little quirk that stands out.

My town isn’t too far along yet, not everything is 100% intuitive (for me at least) and I’ve had to stumble my way around some UI elements, but needless to say, despite the price tag ($80 CAD on steam) this game makes me smile the entire time I play – and lets not even get started on the mind blowing soundtrack.

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Farming Simulator 2019 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:09:59 +0000

I started by playing through a tutorial-esc game which introduced me to a bunch of tractors and then told me I could hire workers to complete the tasks for me (yay) making running a farm WAY more enjoyable.

Running through the world I felt like I was in an MMO. The plants all move and sway in the wind, and my character (hey I was able to make a female avatar, that was neat) just drank it all in.

I haven’t started anything past the tutorial yet, but I can’t wait to get my farm off the ground!

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Happy Birthday To Me Sun, 14 Apr 2019 23:57:21 +0000

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.

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Leveling the Alts Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:57:28 +0000

Earlier this year I ran Priestpalooza, and I finally reached 100 faith on my Sklotopolis main, Stargrace. I have a priest for each faith just because I’m some sort of weird completionist. I got close to 100 on my Fo priest, but I was just out of reach (90 faith). This week I’ve been camped out at an alliance mate’s deed, frantically doing sermons every 3h and providing listeners for everyone else doing sermons. Right now my priest is at 99.3 faith, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to complete it and reach 100 by tomorrow.

100 faith means I no longer need a battery link to cast Lifetransfer, something that I am very much looking forward to. My Vynora priest can cast Mindstealer without the need for a battery too, and it’s fantastic.

Linking with other priests is required for an achievement, but it ups the difficulty of the spell you’re casting. Eventually I’d like to work on the priest achievements, but there’s so much to do and so much going on in game that I’m not in any rush.

Still, it will feel nice to reach 100 on the alt, that’s for sure. I am undecided if I want to continue leveling up the Magnaron and Libila priests, we’ll just have to see.

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

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Feather and Fan Scarf Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:24:28 +0000

I needed a new project now that I finished the socks I had been working on, so I decided next up would be a simple scarf. It’s a bit hard to tell the pattern in my picture because it’s all bunched up and you won’t be able to see it until I block it at the end.

The colour is actually a deep green too, I’ll have to get a better picture in the future.

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