October 11th

It is a cool and rather wet day outside of my apartment. One of those days that really tells you to just stay inside and enjoy life. My wife who had to go to work this morning came back inside and confirmed my suspicions, “I am going to avoid going outside”, when she placed her -20 hands on my back.

The way that my day is looking is that I am going to work on my World of Darkness campaign for the show Stranger Things. Right now I am working on how to make it different enough from the show that people who watched the show cannot just insta-win because they know everything.

I am also going to work on some team compositions for my friends who play League of Legends because as a team we would like to do some climbing in ranked. I for one am excited but first we will see if my efforts are worth the time.

More than likely I will finish my day by playing Dead by Daylight and trying to earn some more blood points to upgrade The Trapper because he is only level 10 right now. I need him to be much higher level for the Halloween event that I am hosting.

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Negative Friend

I think many people have a friend like the one I am about to describe. A friend whose negativity is what they are known for. A person who is living a fairly good life but somehow manages to be the absolute catalyst for feelings of negativity.

I have several friends who fall into this category, whether that is just who I seem to attract as friends or simply because I live on a college campus.

There is some variations between them and in how they are negative.

For example I am going to start with J. J is a high functioning individual who has been dating the same girl for five years. He lives comfortably in a house with his girlfriend and best friend. They all work and pay rent no problem. For the most part J plays video games about 30+ hours a week on top of working about 30 hours a week. Logging hundreds of hours into games of course he is very good at them.

Now J thinks that it is fun to introduce his friends to the same games he plays and then proceeds to tell everyone that plays with him how they are “garbage” and “trash” because they don’t know the current meta for every item in the game or the best things to do. The icing on the cake is if you introduce him to a game and therefore you have the upperhand due to practice, the game itself must be crap.

Another type of negative friend are those who have no belief in themselves at all. I have two friends who I see every single day and play games with regularly. S and C both function on this idea that they are worth less than the ground they walk on. C believes that he is incapable of anything and that he really is just a waste of oxygen. S has a little more self confidence then that but she has also started drinking heavily and falling into a different pit of despair.

It is hard being around such negativity all the time and sometimes a person just needs a break. For me I play games with my wife and with the last two people I mentioned plus other friends, for reasons the first person mentioned does not reduce stress when playing games with them.

October

It is amazing how fast time flies. I kept telling myself I would get on here and post again sooner rather than later. Four months later here I am finally posting again.

Some pretty cool life events have happened, keeping me busy. My girlfriend is no longer my girlfriend instead she is my wife. We are both very happy and excited. She works a lot though, two jobs and all. Here I am working one job and still getting educated. Officially started my graduate degree this year. We will see how quickly I can complete it.

Playing a lot of League of Legends still, but a lot more of Dead by Daylight. A fantastic newer game. Currently it is getting some hate for being full of bugs. However the concept is good and the gameplay is fun.

Well it is 2 am here so I am going to post this and then head to bed. Post more in the future.

League of Legends

I am a new player to a game called League of Legends. I find it to be incredibly fun and great at bringing my group of friends together. All of us have very busy schedules so sometimes it is nice to sit back and simply play a 30 minute match with a couple people that I actually know.

I am currently level 13 out of the maximum of 30 levels, but I think that as a newer player I could offer some insight about the game and some ideas about characters. I myself when I look at Item builds for the champions I own go to MobaFire. From here I read a few of the guides I like and then make my champion build. It has worked for me so far and I have done decently in games. Currently I am playing a lot of games against the AI, but I have also played some PVP. My win record against the AI is naturally much higher.

Tori and I just spent $100 on getting more of the Riot Points, aka the in game currency you have to pay real money to get. With that we got several more champions for both of our accounts, a few skins, and a lot more drive to play games. I think later today a few of our friends will be on and we are going to get a few games in together.

I will be posting about some of my favorite champions, my favorite champions to hate, and then a few that I just do not like (Garen). I hope that you enjoy reading a newbs experiences with the game, and I look forward to playing a lot more League.

Day 4, RPG Challenge

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So I forgot to hit the publish button apparently. Meaning today you are going to get two RPG of the Day posts.

Most Surprising Game.

I think the most surprising game that I have ever played was Skyrim. I knew that it would be fun to play and overall a fantastic game. What I did not know was just how amazing it would be. I have about 4 games total that I continuously go back to on my Xbox 360 and this is the #1 on that list. Yeah I may always start out thinking I will make a new character that will be different from all my other ones, but that Rogue Archer is just too much fun to play.

Borderlands

Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands the Presequel.

These three games are amazing. For me these games hold some extra meaning rather then just being very fun to play. They are all supportive of cooperative play. Which is how I have played all of them. My girlfriend and I started playing them together even before we started dating. She is my only friend who enjoys first person shooters and well Borderlands in my opinion is the best first person shooter to date. It has amazing game play and humor.

I played through the 2nd one entirely with my girlfriend and we beat it. Now the first and the presequel I have not beat yet with her but we are working on them. The humor in the game is what keeps us playing through all of them. Though we both equally hate the character called Claptrap.

Just imagine a futuristic world where the guns start off by firing normal bullets and upgrade to firing massive bolts of energy/lighting/plasma/or something equally massive. Then the monsters you are killing go from being cute dog like things to baddies several stories tall and able to kill you in one swing if you take a direct hit. It is such a lovely game so full of characters that you will remember for a long time. What is even better is that the story arc is funny and keeps you on you toes. With everything that happens I know that I was sucked into one sad tale or another, but killed many baddies in revenge for the lose throughout the games.

In any case I would recommend this game to everyone.

Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day.

Tomb Raider: A Survivor is Born

I bought this game yesterday on the 30th, and well I started it yesterday but finished it today. I loved the game. While there were points where I did consider giving up at least for awhile because I couldn’t figure out the puzzle. There were other points where I thought the puzzle was too easy. With the two extremes it made the game feel more realistic because there are some things that just come naturally and others that people struggle with.

I also liked the pacing. It felt like I was in a hurry the entire game and actually I like that feeling. It was an adrenaline rush throughout the game as I tried to save my friends and allies. All the while fighting off maniac cultists, wolves, and Samurai?. Plus an Oni which was awesome.

Overall I would give this game a major thumbs up and even though typically when I buy a game I end up playing Skyrim about 40 minutes after starting a new game, this one held me in its gripping story arc the entire way through.

I may have to replay it to see if I can find all of the hidden treasurers in the game. I may have completed the story but I only got 70% completion, meaning I missed that much extra stuff. It took me about 12 hours to complete so while not a long game well worth the buy.

Thank you for reading I hope you found this useful or at least entertaining.