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A community for the Blaugust - thirty one days of blog posts initiative. Watch this space for awesome blog posts August 2014.
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pkudude99

Bel's recent posts got me to do an impulse buy of FFXIV. It's not bad so far. Still learning what I'm doing and how it works.

[FFXIV] Wait, what?
nomadicgamer.wordpress.com
Yes, you read that right. I've decided to give FFXIV a whirl. I got an Amazon gift card from work for going …
Belghast
Episode 24 - Dinklebot, The Duchess and Dating Sims

It was not until last nights stream that I had heard anyone refer to the Ghost in Destiny as the “Dinklebot”. Kodra credits Matt Lees as originating the term, but whoever did it… it is absolutely priceless. Not only does it clearly identify that the ghost is voiced by Peter Dinklage but it also adquately sums up just how useless the Ghost as a whole feels in the storyline. Last night once again we recorded AggroChat, and this week we had our regular cast of hosts Ashgar, Rae, Kodra and Tam. Destiny has caused so much angst that we started talking about it even before we went on air, and finally I had to say “guys, we should save this for the show”. This week a letter from the producer came out as well as some patch notes talking about upcoming changes to gameplay. We lead off the podcast by talking about these changes and how they personally effect us and our gameplay. I somehow doubt that any of us in particular will be mourning the loss of the loot cave.

From there I think we dove into Kodra and his morning stream of Hatoful Boyfriend. I tuned in when he met a bird that is totally reminiscent of the vespa riding mad woman from FLCL… except she drives REALLY slowly. Carve it into your soul! The game feels like it is complete madness… and also created using lots of clip art… and Christmas tunes. I commented in the stream that I think the game probably cost about $50 in shutterstock credit to make. The storyline is absolutely insane, so it is totally worth a watch. From there we dive into Trove and the Closed Beta gameplay that just started. Rae and I have been playing a ton of it, and we even managed to get Tam and Ash to try it out. Then things turn to our present obsession with Fallen London. I think everyone but Rae is currently madly playing this game.

Finally I give over the floor and let Tam, Rae, Ash and Kodra verbally faff about what is going on with League of Legends Worlds. At this point my eyes glaze over as while I enjoy playing League of Legends… I do not grasp the concept of watching other people play it yet. It was a good show that ran a bit longer than we had intended… but oh well. In a rush to tie things up, I totally forgot to do the where you could find us bit… so instead I recorded a snippet later telling folks to please leave comments either on our AggroChat Nook or the @Aggrochat twitter account. We apparently have some loyal listeners out there, and would love to hear from them. By the time I record the show and post it Saturday night, to the moment I get around advertising it Sunday morning… we generally have a couple dozen listeners. That seems like dedication to me.

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This morning I talk about getting my Paladin job in FFXIV to 50 and the process of getting my Relic Zenith version of the Curtana weapon. Additionally I talk a bit about the negative side effects of the Nexus bonus system is having on getting various trials completed.

A Proper Paladin
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This morning I am getting around a bit later than normal. I am not sure why exactly I slept in so late. I got …
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Bel Faffs About in Trove Beta #2
Bel Faffs About in Trove Beta #2

Video from last night in the Trove Beta launch. I recorded more footage but realized after the fact that I didn't have sound, so opted only to dump the bits where I am actually talking! Join Rae and I in our adventures!

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Bel Faffs About in Trove Beta #1
Bel Faffs About in Trove Beta #1

Video from last night in the Trove Beta launch. I recorded more footage but realized after the fact that I didn't have sound, so opted only to dump the bits where I am actually talking! Join Rae and I in our adventures!

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Last night was the launch of Trove Beta, and my friend Rae and I ran around causing mischief and mayhem. All the while I was streaming... and at least the last two hours of the stream I had audio! There were a few technical difficulties that got solved. I opted to leave any of the absolutely silent video out.

Neon Ninjas and Knights
aggronaut.com
Yesterday something pretty awesome happened... Trove Beta launched and overall everything went pretty …
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This morning I spun up a hefty blog post regarding my feelings about various social networks. I talk about how Twitter, Google Plus, Anook, Facebook and now Ello make me feel in general... and how I use each of them. Additionally I lament wishing more people used Anook more often :)

Of Social Networks
aggronaut.com
Yesterday morning I rather easily allowed myself to get talked into a brand new social network account. Over …
Chocy
  • Sep 25, 2014 4:24:47 PM
Chocy

Really cool blog post, definitely agree on the mobile app... if only we had more capable developers... :(

Lonrem
  • Sep 25, 2014 5:32:48 PM
Lonrem

<3

Isey
Alternate Reality Gaming - Football?

I have been playing an ARG for the last five years - I just didn't realize it until today.

Fantasy Sports - the Ultimate ARG?
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I enjoyed learning and reading about Ingress over at Kill Ten Rats although I have never played the Alternate …
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eldaeriel

joining in the book fun :)

Books that have stayed with me
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Ok so my response to Pasduil's list. Like everyone it is going to be hard to restrict this to ten books and I …
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The third part of my Easing into Eorzea guide series targeted at players of traditional western MMOs. In this part I cover the various "Log" systems in the game as well as a run down of the Five Beast Tribes and how to start their dailies, as well as a run down of all of the dungeons in the game and how to attune to them.

Easing Into Eorzea: Advanced Leveling
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Advanced Leveling Yesterday I covered a whole bunch of options you have while leveling, but I left out one of …
Isey
A Casual Stroll with Destiny

I have put 25km on the elliptical while playing Destiny and I only have three gripes so far. Curious if it's me, my last-gen system (X-Box 360) or the elliptical? (

25 KM with Destiny
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I have spent three solid nights playing Destiny on my X-Box 360 and elliptical. I have totalled around 25 …
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Today I continue with my Easing into Eorzea guide series and cover some of the options for leveling at early levels. I've purposefully kept the Hunting Log out of this one, to be covered in depth with ALL of the various log quests in a later guide.

Easing Into Eorzea: Early Leveling
aggronaut.com
Leveling Your Class As stated yesterday Easing Into Eorzea is my attempt to explain some of the unique …
Isey
Swatting Flies

The final WildStar Nation podcast had an ex-Carbiner on it who shared some insights on things that went on in the company. I touch on a few of them, and wish there was more visibility.

Fly on the WildStar Wall
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I finally got through the 2 hour and 15 minute marathon of the final WildStar Nation podcast. They add an …
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Final Fantasy XIV is a rich and rewarding game, however there are a number of concepts in it that are rather obtuse to the traditional Western MMO player mindset. As a result I am working on a new Final Fantasy XIV guide series to help players "ease into" the content. In today's post I go over all of the base starting classes and how they can evolve job wise.

Easing Into Eorzea: Classes
aggronaut.com
A New Guide Series With so many new people coming back to Final Fantasy XIV, some of which my doing... I …
Acharial
  • Sep 12, 2014 8:19:42 AM
Acharial

More guides like this are needed, especially since every patch brings so much new to the game; It's easy to get lost and drowned with the rich content. Nice work :)

Isey
Hard to choose between clever titles.

500 Million Dollar Arm or 500 Million Dollar Baby? despite the non clever use of movie titles to describe Destiny, I wrote a post about the money spent after spending a night with Destiny. Where did the money actually go?

Also - last Blaugester posting here past few days - am I doing this wrong? =)

500 Million Dollar Baby
ihaspc.com
It seems a pretty fair and common thought that people equate the cost of an item with how good it is. A 5 …
WilhelmArcturus
  • Sep 10, 2014 9:08:30 PM
WilhelmArcturus

I started sharing my posts just in the general stream rather than only here because... well... when you do that, it includes a picture from your post, and all my posts have pictures.

Acharial
  • Sep 11, 2014 10:18:26 AM
Acharial

I was asking myself when I orered the game yesterday: "I wonder where they put all that money in a game like Destiny". xD