November has come and gone. What a crazy month this has been for me with an unexpected NaNoWriMo and holidays beginning! With all that writing done, I’m back to blogging more regularly.
I did manage to squeeze in a few of my goals this month, while knocking out one major goal that I didn’t even have on the list (cuz I didn’t think it would happen this month): Obtaining my Griffon mount in GW2.
Here’s what I’ve got:
- Level Paladin (Beast Tribes/Quests/Hunts) ✓
- Level Machinist (Alliance Raid Roulette) ✓
- Level Crafters
- Clean up Stormblood quests ✓
I’ve not spent a whole lot of time in FFXIV this month, but when I did, I was pretty focused on leveling Paladin and Machinist. Paladin is at level 64, mostly through beast tribe quests and cleaning up quests around the Ruby Sea. I’ve been leveling my Machinist by running alliance raid roulettes, though this has been a casual thing. The idea here is to be able to share gear with my Bard, who is already level 70, and clear up some space.
My crafters got ignored again this month. I have a feeling it’s going to be a while before I get the motivation to really work on crafting. Part of me is hoping for a crafting Beast Tribe quest to ease the leveling pain.
- Play Mario Odyssey ✓
- Beat 3rd Divine Beast in BotW
- Complete Octopath Traveller demo (In Progress)
I didn’t do so well on making my Switch goals, but it looks worse than it really is. A number of new games, such as Farming Simulator and Monopoly, caught my attention instead of the ones on my goal list.
I did progress a bit in Mario Odyssey — I got to Lake Kingdom. Yeah, not too much further, but it’s progress, right. I really like the aesthetics of this kingdom (a lot more than the desert one) so I hope I’ll be able to pick this up more over the holidays.
I didn’t touch BotW at all again. Curse it!
And while I didn’t complete Octopath Traveller’s demo, I did start it, and have really enjoyed what I’ve played of it. I’ll write about that when I’ve spent more time with it.
I actually did pretty well with my Steam goals.
Granted, I did pick up a couple games during the fall Steam sale, but looking back over this whole year, I’m proud to announce that I’ve only bought 4 Steam games the entire 2017 year. And of the 4 Steam games I bought, I’ve played 3 of them! I haven’t gotten around to the 4th game yet because I’m already involved in another visual novel. But I plan to get to it.
I think part of it is because my new game purchases have shifted to the Switch this year. Now it’s my Switch backlog I need to worry about!
Anyhow. Steam goals.
- Try 1 Steam game from my backlog each week ✓
This did happen, though I haven’t blogged about every game I’ve tried yet.
The first week, I played through Oxenfree, which I really enjoyed.
Due to popular vote, the second week I dedicated to playing Back to the Future Part 1. I’m in the middle of Part 2 in the series, but I’m running low on steam (pun intended). I still think the game is enjoyable, but I’m having trouble focusing on it with so many other games trying to get my attention. I’m going to stick with it, though.
On week 3, Syn and I picked up Portal Knights. I’ve put about 6 hours into it, and while there’s a lot more to explore, I feel like I can probably write up a first impressions post about it soon.
This week, I’m also slowly playing through Doki Doki Literature Club… which is a free visual novel I wanted to try just because people have said it’s downright disturbing. I guess I haven’t gotten to the disturbing part yet. I’ll keep you posted!