Sunday, February 19, 2017

A New (TSW) Leaf

The Original Let's Play

Back when I started playing The Secret World again, Chaide and I decided we should do it as a Let's Play, and we roped one of our friends in to play with us. Eventually we roped another friend or two to play with us, and I have this lovely back catalog of Let's Play videos to put together starring all of us.

However, I haven't been able to bring myself to work on them. Mainly, it's due to the fact that Chaide is there in those videos. The other (smaller) reason, is that the back log is just massive. Tons of gigs of video to convert and put together. But even when I feel like putting the videos together, I open it up, listen to a moment of Chaide's voice, and close it down.

I've been healing fairly well through this divorce process. Some days are a cakewalk, and others not so much. I'll get there eventually. But having these videos looming over my head isn't helping that process at all.

I spent most of my New Year's Eve cleaning up the apartment and getting rid of anything that reminded me of him. A literal new beginning, as it were. But I never got rid of the digital reminders. And that's what those videos are.

A New Beginning

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So I'm going to be getting rid of that massive back log of video content. Just tossing it. The videos I have on YouTube will stay up there. I'll probably make a follow-up video with footage of a new character explaining that series is coming to an end, and you can find a new series called... well, whatever I decide to call it.

As a part of my healing process and moving on with my life, it doesn't behoove me to keep these videos around and to force myself to work on them.

Instead, I'm thinking of staring up a new character (y'all voted for Dragon on Twitter) and, well, either streaming or recording myself going through the missions! I currently have two Templars, and while I love the Templars, and want to finish the story out (which I might do as a LP of just me soloing the later missions and content at some point), I need a change of scenery.

The only complaint I have about this...? What about all my cool costumes and pets on my main?! Tilty, pls!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mounts Galore

It somehow became one of those weeks where I ended up with some luck and dedication and wound up with three mounts yesterday.

That Pretty Pink Bird

I've been trying to grind out Achievements and cosmetics on my new main (Chestnaught—Chestnut probably won't get played again for a long, long time) in Warcraft for the Love is in the Air event. (A side note: some of these achievements are a pain in the butt to get since most people already have them.) 

Yes, I know I technically don't need to grind them out because they are account-wide, however, the UI does not technically treat them as such, and if it's not "earned" on my main, then it doesn't count. Plus, it gives me goals to work towards and keep me interested in playing longer. After lots of grinding mobs in Everbloom this past week, I got my pretty pink bird. 

Now I just need 450 more cards to get everything I want to purchase off the vendor that I don't already have.

Speed Runs Ahoy

After purchasing my new pink bird, I started grinding out the Archaeology bi-weekly quest. Before I could finish it (because 600 is a lot of fragments), I ran a speed run of Kara with some guildies, and got lucky enough to get the mount drop off of Nightbane. We ran Attumen for the mount, and he dropped it for another guildie, which was awesome.

I still plan on running Kara even though I have the mount. One, because I like helping out guildies, and two, it's just fun.


I binged on some Netflix after Kara, a Mythic+12 and my daily heroic, and decided to try to finish out my Archaeology bi-weekly quest. I only really started doing them recently, and I'm glad I did, because this bi-weekly is a mount. And he's gorgeous.

I ended up going from about 120ish Archaeology to 466 Archaeology in the process which was pretty great. I'll get to my Archaeology achievements eventually, and get it to 800, but for now I've been trying to focus on my holiday achievements.

Lookit That Perdy Thing

Also, I have a new mount that I need to go after.

Image from BlizzPro

How can you say no to a flaming mount? Now I just need to find a friend willing to carry my sorry tush in some Heroes of the Storm for this bad boy... Any takers?
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