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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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This past Saturday I re-subbed to FFXIV. Felt bad I hadn't gotten very far in it, and I wanted my chocob, darnitall!

[FFXIV] Sucked Back In
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So there I was on a Saturday morning with some time to burn and wanting to MMO it up. I looked at the various …
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I had a solo build. Then I tweaked it for scenarios. and now my scenario build is my solo build.

[TSW] My Scenario Build that Morphed into my Solo Build
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So back in the day Issue #8 released and scenarios came with them. For the 1st few days the scenarios kicked …
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Samhain 2014 in TSW, plus some dungeons, learning the AEGIS system, and frustrating sabotage missions. . . .

[TSW] Samhain 2014 and more Tokyo
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I'd heard previously that the mission called "Tower Defence" (yes, the British spelling) gives you more aegis …
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After my 1st week-ish in FFXIV, I'm getting more used to it now.

[FFXIV] A week with a new game
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About a week ago I realized that I've lost interest in ESO for now (if not forever), so I canceled my sub to …
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Tales of the Aggronaut

Amazing Podcasts

 

Since I in essence "soft launched" The Gaming and Entertainment Network on Sunday with our latest episode of Aggrochat, I opted not to post on my blog yesterday about TGEN during the big blitz, but instead follow up the rear in the hopes of reminding people "no really check this out". I am really proud to be a part of this venture going forward and we have an amazing line-up of eight podcasts. I talk a bit about each and hopefully you all will check them out.

 

Also you should totally check out the new nook for the network!

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Amazing Podcasts
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Yesterday each of the members of The Gaming and Entertainment Network blitzed the world with posts announcing …
Belghast
Episode 25 - Revenge of Dragon Age

Tonight we help launch TGEN or The Gaming and Entertainment Network as we join this awesome new podcast network. Check out http://tgenetwork.net for further information. A curious thing happened this week, all of us apart from Kodra decided to start playing Dragon Age: Origins again in anticipation of Dragon Age: Inquisition launching halfway through next month. It was as though we all realized we didn't have a clean save game file to import into that game. So there is much talking about how amazing that game really is and our experiences, as well as talking about some of the roadblocks it sets in front of players... and specifically why Kodra stopped playing the first time. Additionally we talk about our experiences downing Garuda Extreme mode and the odd compartmentalization of Final Fantasy XIV. Additionally several other games get mentioned in the mix like Crypt of the Necrodancer, so take a listen and join us as we ramble our way through another episode.

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Grinding Gear into Plasteel

 

I've entered the grinding phase in both Destiny and Trove. In Destiny I managed to get to Light 24 and now am in need of copious amounts of Plasteel and Relic Iron. In Trove I am in need of insane amounts of Infinium because after a point it seems like every crafting recipe requires this. Finally I am considering replaying Dragon Age 1 and 2 in preparation for Inquisition.

Grinding Gear into Plasteel
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The last few weeks my allergies have been killing me, and this is not usually the case for fall here in …
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Months Behind but Loving It

 

This morning kicks off the beginning of the Bragtoberfest event that Izlain and J3w3l are sponsoring. The idea is to have an entire month of celebrating all of the fun we have gaming. In this tradition I share a few little brags. Last night my Free Company managed to down Garuda Extreme mode, and I managed to get my Unweathered level 110 Conquerer weapon as well in Final Fantasy XIV. Then thanks to some friends I managed to hit level 22 in Destiny and get my Queens Bounty chest piece.

Months Behind but Loving It
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During the month of October Izlain and J3w3l of Couch Podtatoes are running a special event they are calling …
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?
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Yes, you read that right. I've decided to give FFXIV a whirl. I got an Amazon gift card from work for going …
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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
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Yesterday something pretty awesome happened... Trove Beta launched and overall everything went pretty …