Streaming: Week of April 22nd

Streaming: Week of April 22nd

Just a quick drop of my streaming schedule for the week. I’m getting close to Affiliate, which is super exciting, so I hope folks come to hang out if they have the time! If you miss a stream, you can catch them on my twitch page, or on my YouTube channel.

And a note for those asking, yes, I have a new Twitter and Instagram! But it is mostly to share stream and more public-facing things. If you’re already following my private accounts (which is pretty much, at this point, a list of folks I enjoy following and interacting with), you don’t need to worry about missing anything. As for new folks, sorry! The private ones are private for a reason. Follow the public ones! You won’t miss much, don’t worry!

That Streaming Thing

That Streaming Thing

I started getting back into streaming this week back on Sunday with a somewhat last minute impromptu Sunday Skyrim stream, inspired by my best friend. I had a few folks stop by, which was very sweet of them (and I hope they had fun like I did!). But it was a bit annoying after the fact when I tried to upload it up to YouTube, and it flagged me.


It seems to have been fixed because the video is once again available to link, and my community strike seems to be gone, though I was never notified of it being fixed. Which in and of itself adds to the annoying. I think what was most annoying about it is that it was flagged less than an hour after I uploaded it. Sometimes I wish there was a solid alternative to YouTube so I could diversify a bit more.

Because I enjoyed streaming Skyrim so much, I decided to randomly do a stream on Wednesday night of Dream Daddy (since I’ve also been trying to get through my massive Steam backlog…). It didn’t actually happen on time, which I think hurt, but I did do it, because I really enjoy the game. I’ve started up as the logistics storyteller for the Mind’s Eye Theatre home-brew Vampire I play, and our storyteller meetings aren’t on a set schedule. That fact is kind of hard for me, because I’m a very scheduled person to help keep my sanity. And the only time that worked out this past week was Wednesday, and it ate into stream time. I’m hoping we can get a bit better at scheduling so that I can have an easier time scheduling my streams for the week, though I did try to update social media and Twitch as soon as I knew I’d probably be late to streaming.

I’m not someone who can say “Yes, every Xday I can stream starting at Xtime”, but I can at the very least set up a schedule the week before and say, “Okay, here’s what it’ll be for the week!”. So I’m trying to work out what I can do for this coming week by Saturday, and post it.

I don’t expect to become huge on Twitch, but it’s something I enjoy doing, so I figured why the hell not.

Sunday Skyrim Stream

Sunday Skyrim Stream

A few days ago I was making a fuss because my Polepunzel box had just arrived, but the apartment office was closed and I couldn’t pick it up. My best friend, in his infinite wisdom (and wise-assery) sent me the following gif.

So of course I immediately thought, “Now I need to play Skyrim or Fallout”. I set up a quick poll, and folks voted for me to do a Skyrim stream! So I figured I’d start it up this Sunday. I don’t typically stream, but have been feeling a bit better with some medication changes, and I’ve had a bit more energy. Thus, I figured why not. I would like to try to get into streaming a bit more, so the only way to do it is just jump in.

I will be doing a Fallout 3 Let’s Play at some point because I’ve yet to finish the game at all, and one of my Patreon patrons has never played it, and thought it’d be interesting.

I hope folks will stop by the stream! I’m going to do at least one hour, maybe two. I can’t do much more than that because that’s food time for the pets, and I have some chores that’ll need to be finished. But I think it’s a good way to wade into the shallow end of the Twitch pool again.

Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Changes

Moving to WordPress

As a thank you to Beej, I’m pimping his stuff. Because he’s a great content creator, too!!

When I first started up my Patreon back in January 2017, one of the big goals I wanted to hit was to move over to WordPress and get a domain name. I’d yet to hit that goal, but it just so happened that Beej saw that goal on my Patreon and offered me space over on WordPress.

So the blog will be moving very soon (I’m hoping by April 17 at the latest)! I’m in the process of re-designing the pages at the moment, as well as trying to settle on a theme, and whether I need plug-ins. And before I move over, I’ll export all my blog posts, then make a final post here redirecting folks… It’s a bit daunting, but I appreciate all of the help that folks have offered as I’ve had questions or issues. I’m looking forward to learning my way through WordPress.

Patreon

I’ve had a Patreon for a while. But I always feel weird mentioning it, even though I know I really need to promote it more. So I’m just going to leave this here, and ask that if you’d like to make a monthly donation, please do! I also have a link on Patreon to my Ko-fi account if you’d rather do a one-time donation. There are both SFW and NSFW tiers available for those that are interested, and anything of $2+ gets access to Discord! So check it out. Get a thank you on my blog. Get to vote on what I game. Get other fun things if you’re so inclined. It’s a win-win for everybody!

Pretty Birbs

Pretty Birbs

Posting this a week after the fact, but…

Image from Ru


IRON CIRCLE DEFEATED HEROIC ARGUS!

Congrats to all that were there on the first kill (March 29, 2018)! I’m hoping we can get the mount for some more guildies. A few folks have poked officers about it, and I think they’re concocting something along the same lines as the Moose? I hope so, anyway.

We’ve only downed him once, so far. But I’m sure we’ll get him on farm soon, so long as we can skip Coven. We’ve also only downed them once, and they are murder for us, apparently. I think I might be the only one in guild who enjoys the Coven fight.

Image from Moo

We skipped raiding on Monday, and we struggled a bit last night just due to lack of numbers, but we’re pushing back through for another full clear.

Maybe one of these days I’ll get my final piece for my four piece of tier… (That’s at least something I am looking forward to in Battle for Azeroth—no tier.)

Transmog and Trial of Style

Transmog and Trial of Style

Transmog and Me

This one was both “Epic Purple” and “Everyday Hero”. It’s Chest’s consistent transmog.

I’ve never really gotten into transmogrification in WoW. The biggest reason is that it got introduced into the game back in November 2011—about a month before I quit playing WoW for a long period, and moved over to EVE.

Then from EVE (which does have some pretty awesome character customization, despite the lack of ever really seeing your character), I hopped over into WildStar. Even in WildStar, I didn’t get too fancy with my costumes, outside of my Zatanna attempt.

WildStar has a pretty freaking stellar costuming system that a lot of games should take notes on. I hold WildStar up as the epitome of costume customization. Easy to save your current character look via copying a code string so you can come back to it. And then you can pretty much have unlimited costumes, if you’re willing to buy the slots for them. Another cool feature in WildStar—if your plate wearing toon obtains some plate, you can costume it onto a non-plate wearing toon. Sold!

So when I came back to WoW, and I was interested about getting into transmog, it felt clunky and annoying compared to what I was used to. So I just kinda… didn’t.

Strike a Pose (Vogue)

Shaelee’s “Summer” themed outfit

That’s changed a little bit since I tried out the Trial of Style on its most recent round through town. I’m still not one hundred percent sold on transmog, but I’m a bit more willing to try to play around with it if inspiration strikes me.

Participating in the event was fun, but kind of stressful, in a way. I have a clothie (Macadamia), two mail toons (Shaelee and Hazelnutt), and a plate toon (Chestnaught) that were easy to cycle through. The leather is where I had a difficult time.

Both of my high-level leather toons are toons that I no longer play, nor plan to play, except for maybe grabbing the initial 500 Timewalking badges on occasion. They sit there, at the bottom of my character list, and I do nothing with them. So choosing one to participate in the Trial of Style was difficult.

My outfit which kind of feels like a tribute to Aquaman!

I ended up choosing Chestnut, and using the same costume for all the competitions just to get them out of the way and get the gear, but I’m very proud of her costumes. I do need to roll up a new Druid and Monk, though, so I have leather toons. Maybe I’ll make them Highmountain Tauren.

I had more fun than I thought I would at the Trial of Style. I’m still not sold on transmog overall, but I’m willing to give it a bit more of thought and start really collecting items for it.

Mar ’18 Gaming Goals

Mar ’18 Gaming Goals

The Goals

It’s that time again to put together gaming goals for the month so I don’t just faff about and waste my gaming time.

She looks happy to start!

World of Warcraft

  • Level Chest-Dwarf to 60 (then boost to 110) for “Double Agent” achievement
  • Reach Honored with both Wrynn’s Vanguard & Vol’jin’s Spear (on Warriors)
  • Level Macadamia to 110 (towards “Quintessential Quintet” achievement)
  • Obtain flying in Draenor
    • Finish “Nagrandeur” achievement
    • “Explore Shadowmoon Valley” achievement
    • “Explore Nagrand” achievement
    • “Securing Draenor” achievement
    • Revered with The Saberstalkers
    • Revered with Order of the Awakened
    • Revered with Vol’jin’s Headhunters

Secret World Legends

  • Play more of my Dragon character
  • Upload first Let’s Play video
#IntPiPoMo 2017 Results are In

#IntPiPoMo 2017 Results are In

The List

Thank you to the few folks who participated in 2017. I don’t know if there just wasn’t a draw for folks to participate this year, or if there’s a larger “nobody really blogs anymore” thing going on, (or maybe I didn’t advertise enough) but there was sadly a downturn in participants. So I want to call out these wonderful folks as bloggers that attempt to keep a regular pace with their blogging. (If you’re unsure what #IntPiPoMo is, you can check out the starter post for 2017, and mark your calendars for 2018!)

  • GamingSF
  • Going Commando
  • Inventory Full
  • Memoirs of a lady
  • MMOWayfarer
  • Nomadic Gamers, Eh!
  • Some Stats

    Even though there weren’t many participants, I wanted to give some statistics like I normally do on the wrap-up.

    • Six (6) total blogs participated in this challenge (Seven (7) if you count my own shaky participation). This is approximately half of the number that participated last year (14).
    • All particpant blogs posted at least 5 images.
    • Five (5) blogs posted at least 25 images.
    • Five (5) blogs posted at least 50 images.
    • Three (3) blogs went above and beyond the 50 images.
    • The highest number of posted images was 94, followed by 77, and then 73.

    The Winners

    I offered up prizes again this year, so let’s review what they were, and the winners!

    • Grand Prize – Of all participants who complete 50 photos, I will be using a RNG (random.org) to draw a winner for a Steam game worth up to $15! This is also exchangeable for an MMO subscription.
    • Three Other Prizes – Of all participants to complete the 25+ photos (up to and including those who make it to 50 pictures), I will be using a RNG (random.org) to draw three winners for a Steam game worth up to $10! And the winners are… Well, for this one, that left one person out in the cold, so, every single participant that posted at least 25 shots is going to get goodies this year! That includes (in alphabetical order):

    I’ll be reaching out to everyone via Twitter (or other contact if you didn’t list a Twitter account on sign up) to dish out prizes!

    Thank you again to everybody who participated. I’m hoping next year we have a renewed interest in participating!

    Dec ’17 Gaming Goals

    Dec ’17 Gaming Goals

    Cutting it Close

    She’s dreaming of a white Christmas.

    I realize that there’s only a week left in December, but I wanted to try to set a few goals for myself for the week, especially since life will be a bit lighter than usual. It’ll also focus the free time I have available.

    The Goals

    So, here we go! What do I want to try to accomplish this last week of December?

    World of Warcraft

    There’s a few of the holiday achievements I don’t have that I’d like to work towards, however, I also don’t have other stuff unlocked/obtained to work towards them (again, I’ve talked about it before, but if achievements are going to be account bound, they should damn well be actually account bound!!). Such as the reputation with Ogri’la, a Gaudy Sweater, a Crashin’ Flyer, the Iron Armada set, etc.

    • Level Arraign (Horde DK) to 90 towards “Quintessential Quintet”
    • Level Chestnaught (Alliance Warrior) to 55 towards “Double Agent”
    • “Crashing’ & Thrashin'” achievement
    • “Bros. Before Ho Ho Ho’s” achievement
    • “Let It Snow” achievement
    • Obtain a Globe Yeti (since I just found out about them, oh, yesterday)

    Secret World Legends

    • Get Ky (Chest? I’m not sure how to refer to her…) to level 5