Author: Minimalistway

Legendary Fishing

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As i’m waiting for a wired connection to the net, i spend my gaming time playing single-player games, i went back to Minecraft, it’s been years since i played this game seriously, so much changed i have to relearn so many things.

If i have to choose one video game to play for the rest of my life, Minecraft will be that game, there is so much to do, you can play it as you like, you can make your own world, you can play with other people and build with them or PVP with them, there are so many resources, mods, skins .. etc.

The amazing thing is: i only payed for it once years ago and Mojang still providing free updates.

The other amazing thing is the community, just take a look at Minecraft youtube channels, there are so many of them, and whatever your taste you’ll find someone you like in all these channels.

Anyway, i learned from a video how to make an AFK fishing spot, clever idea and simple, you just leave the game do the fishing for you, you get XP and so many valuable items, one of the items i found is the fishing rod with enchantments, if this fishing rod was in World of Warcraft it will be orange, a legendary!

Here is what these stats means:

  • Unbreaking III: more durability, breaks slowly.
  • Luck of the Sea II: better chance for loot.
  • Mending: XP gained from fishing will mend the fishing rod, means it will never break.
  • Lure II: better chance to catch fish (i’m not sure here)

Anyway, i don’t need another fishing rod, i could leave my character do the fishing and leave, clean the room, organize my files, go shopping, read a book, come back hours later with so much XP, loot and stacks of fish, i’ll never need any other food!

To be honest, i don’t miss WoW, when (or if) i get wired connection i’ll play WoW, i installed first thing on this new PC, but if didn’t enjoy the game, maybe it is time to say goodbye to WoW, i’ll see.

Meanwhile, i’ll keep writing here from time to time 🙂

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The 39 Steps – video game

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I bought this game years ago in Steam store, i didn’t know what to expect, and what i found was good to keep my playing to the end of the game.

This game is not really a game, it’s an Interactive Fiction, a digital adaptation to a well known novel, a novel and a writer i never heard of, but the novel is the base for many movies, and you can download for free, or listen to it, the novel is in the public domain, so don’t worry, nothing illegal about downloading it.

As for the game, it is a simple one, there is limited interaction, mostly clicking, there is a good voice acting, very limited exploring where you click on items to see or read them, the story is linear, you follow steps of Richard Hannay, a Scottish gentleman who lived in London for 3 months after living and working in some of the British colonies, Hannay was bored with the social life in London and wished for more, and the more came to force Hannay into a dangerous adventure.

There is not much to talk about here, the story start and if you like it you’ll keep following Hannay, the game add some multimedia elements to the story and limit the text you need to read to few short sentences.

I like this sort of game or interactive fiction, so naturally i loved the game and i would recommend it, look for it in Steam and Apple Store.

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Where the story start, a social club, a place like this makes want to live in the past!
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Advertisement in the past was so innocent compared with what we see today

Almost there

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Only 41 GB remaining

Moving between computers is always hard for me, it’s like moving between houses, you have to move stuff (files) and reinstall all the apps and games, setup some of them as they used to be in the old computer, get frustrated by things you forgot to backup or does not work as you remeber in the old computer.

Slowly everything returning to normal on the new PC, i just need time to redownload old stuff again, in the other hand, i feel very frustrated with Firefox, the only browser i’ll use, every time there is a new update Mozilla change something i know how to use and hide it somewhere else, sometimes they remove features i use and to get them back i need an addon … no other app get me so mad like Firefox, but i’ll keep using it, other browsers are more frustrating.

Moving to new PC

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Ogre Death Knight!

As my Laptop is walking slowly to the end line, i have to get a new PC, this time i’m going back to desktop PC, easier to fix, more space for cooling and hard drives, large screen (or maybe 2 this time) and full keyboard.

so it will take me few days to move, untill then, no posts here 🙂

Collecting vs investing

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I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, i know i prefer investing system over collecting system, let me explain.

In WoW players have collecting system, you can collect hundreds of pets, mounts, toys, achievements and transmog sets, there is so much to collect and that by itself is fine, collecting is fun i won’t deny that, i love to collect mounts for example which makes it very hard for me to resist buying Blizzcon virtual ticket, it’s 40 euro/dollars for the mount, it is one of the best mounts i ever seen and i’m going to buy it .. i know that!

Anyway, while collecting is fun, i find it shallow and sometimes tedious, having more than 100s mounts while using few of them makes it hard to care about collecting more, the only reason i want more mounts is to get an achievement or to get certain mounts like Invincible, the same thing for the pets and toys, reaching an achievement is going to happen but i’m not in a hurry.

Investing in the other hand is a word i picked for a system where collecting is not the goal, instead of having 100s of mounts you only can get few, say from 3 to 5 mounts per character, and non of them is account-wide.

The game itself should have a system where you can tame any kind of beasts, not only that, you have to level them, train them, add some bags to them, customize them with colors or different items, name them, the mount is not a cosmetic thing anymore, it is an investment.

Game designers could add more to the system, like connecting profession to the mounts, engineers don’t need any beasts .. thank you very much! they will build their own mounts, collecting scraps from the world and putting it together, tailors could add cosmetic items to the mounts like flags, and so on.

Mounts in this system is another way to add customization, and each player will have something different than they others, at least you won’t see 30 players in the same place with the same mount (i’ve seen this many times in WoW!).

This is a deeper system than collecting, which i prefer and i would love to see it in WoW but i know this is not going to happen, not after 12 years of collecting mounts and pets, but still .. does not harm to write about it.

Guilds War 2 mounts

Recently ArenaNet announced their second expansion for Guilds War 2, and for the first time in this game there are mounts, just 5 of them but each one is unique, each one have different ability to move around and to start a fight, and they provide different ways to move around the world which in itself is a puzzle, check this video to see the mount:

I really love Guilds War 2, one of the best features in the game is zone scaling, level 80 player will find low level zones challenging or at least not easy, so if you bought the game you can boost your first character to level 80 and the old content will still be relevant, something i wish WoW will do soon.

Oh, GW2 players can change the colors of their mounts using dyes.

Missions Table: conclusion

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After Warlords of Draenor and now Legion, i’m sure now about what i think of Mission Table, for a long time i was between “meh” and “why i’m doing these missions” but now i hope Blizzard will stop using this feature in the next expansion.

Missions never felt like a content i enjoy doing it, i feel like i’m forced to do them, in Legion you have to use the mission table for your class hall and now for a quest in Argus.

One feature i like from mission table is the Bodyguard, in Warlords i always have Defender Illona with me, with her i could take on elite mobs that other players avoid, it is fun to go around with bodyguards and i don’t mind to see this idea in the next expansion.

The mission table itself should change or removed, instead of sending followers i want to go there by myself  with 1 or 2 guards, make it a new type of daily quests, one hub to send the players to do quests in different part of the world, make them hard quests and with good rewards, i know this is much harder to do than table missions but worth it.

What do you think about Missions?

Trogg new model!

When did that happen?! it’s not a big deal i know, but still … i remember talking about the old trogg model saying to a player in WoW that Blizzard need to update them, then i find that Blizzard acullay did!

So this is the old model we all love (i think!):

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Life is pain! this is what this model says! look at his face .. just look at it! Gary clearly hate his life, and then Blizzard gave him makeup and few more polygons:

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Now this is a proud Trogg! life is not pain anymore, Gary is happy ever after, or at least happy until some gnome kills him and he have to spawn again!

So what does this mean? well … Blizzard updating old models slowly, or next expansion have so many Troggs, can i wish for Trogg raid? or at least a dungeon?

Anyway, all this silly post is for a new trogg model, i’m just happy to notice it today!

Both images taken from Wowpedia.