Attagged by Meghan! – Sunshine Blogger Award, again!

Yesterday, I decided to tackle the Sunshine Blogger Award tag that I received from Thomas. Today’s post is about the same tag but it’s a more recent nomination, so I’m happy to be one of the nominations by Meghan. If you haven’t yet, check out her blog post over here.

So, the rules are simple:

  • Thank the person that tagged you (Thanks, Meghan!).
  • Answer questions (it’s eleven for whatever reason)
  • Ask questions (again, eleven… who came up with that?)
  • Nominate people (will probably do that later!)
Maybe a Wooper? Nah.

Question 1: In the spirit of the 25th anniversary of Pokemon: if you were the Champion of your region, which Pokemon would be on your team of 6?

I love Platinum’s Cynthia. Her design is great and her choice of Pokémon’s amazing… so maybe her team actually. Those Pokémon would be Spiritomb, Roserade, Togekiss, Milotic, Lucario, and Garchomp. Personally speaking, I may take out Roserade for Guardevoir and switch Lucario out for Sableye but apart from that I really like that team. Now, if I were a Gym Leader, I’d probably run a Ghost Type Gym with Dusknoir, Gengar, Chandelure, Gourgeist, Dragapult, and Mimikyu as my team.

Question 2: How do you feel about presentations like Sony’s State of Play and Nintendo Directs? Love em or hate em? Why?

While I don’t like them, I don’t dislike them. I’ve never really watched any of those shows really. Usually, they happen, I miss it, and I can’t be arsed to watch it or inform myself, which isn’t a problem really… I just don’t care, I think.

Question 3: Video game movies are usually terrible, but which game would you like to see adapted on the big screen? Any dream cast members?

Graveyard Keeper… the movie…. I feel like that sounds quite alright… and Jason Segel sounds quite good for the protagonist!

Question 4: If you were a video game character that had to use a mundane item (i.e. an umbrella) as a weapon, what would you use?

A typewriter because it worked quite well in Blacksad! 

Question 5: Have you picked up any new hobbies during the pandemic? If so, talk about it!

I’d joke about daylight drinking but I quit that already, so… not really, sorry.

Question 6: How did you get into video games in the first place?

I think I go into detail about it in this post here and in this more recent post!

Question 7: Who is your least favourite video game character of all time?

I feel like it would be rude to name anyone here since video game characters are people’s creations and a lot of people worked on them, from the model to the writing and programming to the voice acting. It would probably be saddening for them if they heard you talk about their children like that. Shame on you! Shame! Shame! Shame! But jokes aside, Breathedge’s AI is annoying, so while it may not be my least favourite video game character… it scores quite low on that list… or high.. or… you know…

Question 8: Does pineapple belong on pizza?

I don’t mind pineapple on pizza but I don’t think that it’s a must-be… and I think “belong” would imply that which is untrue. Imagine a nice tuna pizza with red onions and garlic… pineapple would suck on that. Anyways, pineapples on pizza, in general, can work quite well, though, and pineapple on hamburgers is amazing. But take my opinion with a grain of salt. I like Dr Pepper, I don’t mind insect burgers, and I like a lot of weird Japanese black bean sodas and whatnot that other people may not enjoy.

Question 9: A lot of video games incorporate some form of cooking – if you had to cook a signature recipe in a game, what would you choose? What stats would it boost/what would it do for you?

Tuna Pasta with Mayonaise. It boosts your health by a lot since tuna’s great… but it lowers your stamina because you ate too much of it and need a nap now.

Question 10: Has there ever been a game that you decided to walk away from before completing? If so, why?

Yes. A lot of games. There are a lot of games that I stopped playing not even half-way through. Either the controls are too frustrating and the game feels janky (see Witcher 1) or something bothers me like collecting women as trophies or some shit like that (see Witcher 1) or it’s just boring or buggy (see Witcher 1). There are a lot of reasons to walk away from a game but I don’t think that that’s a bad thing. If you don’t enjoy a game, why would you try to push through it regardless? Heck, I’m not a masochist that’s going to sit through the Witcher 1 or any of the other games that I haven’t played through the story yet. Jeez.

Question 11: Have you ever been talked down to, or insulted for playing a certain game or genre? How did you respond?

Yes, and it’s actually kind of funny. Someone was trying to pick a fight with me in a stream and started insulting me and stuff. He was trying to be funny with it but I ended up cringing a lot at him… Then he tried to act as if he was aware of that and as if he’s just pretending to be like that…. but he made it worse. Either way, he tried to insult me by saying that I only play Indie games… so, I responded that I didn’t know if that’s supposed to be an insult or something. I don’t know where the problem with Indie Games is and why that would be an insult. There are more than enough Indie Games that are better than the Witcher 1 or other Tripple-A titles, so… there’s that… and I also said that it’s just not true. It’s just lame by him to try to attack people by their tastes and get it wrong as well… and then he wanted to insult my streams, so I just said that it’s sad to see him attack other streamers, especially since that’s against Twitch’s Affiliate Agreement (which he accepted) and he kept quiet after that. Anyways, people are idiots.

So, here are my nominations for this tag:

GO – because GO’s a cool guy.

William – because he’s a fun guy as well.

McKenna – because it’s always a pleasure to read their posts.

Wilhelm – because I like his Valheim posts a lot.

Aywren – because their posts get me into the mood to play BDO again. Also, Aywren’s posts are great and they’re one of the first people I got to know through blogging.

If anyone else wants to make a post on these questions and continue the tag, feel free to. It’s fun. No pressure. If any of the nominees don’t want to do it, tag someone else and pressure them into doing this. Thanks!

And the questions for you guys are:

Question 1: What awful movie do you love?

Question 2: Can a society exist without laws?

Question 3: If you could only play one game to play for the rest of your life, which game would you absolutely not choose?

Question 4: You can detach one of your body parts. Which one is it and why do you want to detach that body part?

Question 5: Is there someone or something that you always have time for?

Question 6: If Earth was populated by only you and clones of you… what would life, society and the world be like?

Question 7: Would you rather only be able to drink your least favourite drink in the world or only be able to eat your least favourite food? 

Question 8: What is something that you’ve never tried out because you think that you’d be horrible at it?

Question 9: A time traveller from 200 years in the future appears before you. His time machine’s core-thingy is unstable, so he only has time to answer one question by you. What do you ask him?

Question 10: What was your first-ever crush from a video game?

Question 11: If you were a vegetable, you’d be a cutecumber. How does that make you feel?

Have fun answering the questions! Thanks for reading this post.

Cheers!

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken.

Attagged by Thomas! – Sunshine Blogger Award

It’s been a while since I last did one of these posts, so I guess it’s great timing for Meghan to tag us once again for the Sunshine Blogger Award. The problem with that, however, is that I actually thought that Meghan did a-tag us before for the Sunshine Blogger Award but it was actually the Mystery Blogger Award… since Thomas nominated us for the Sunshine Blogger Award… which I nominated him for as well… It’s a whole thing that is going on. Thomas and Frosti have a total war going on between them, tagging each other on and on and since I retired from this war to fight my nemeses… exams… because those are still a thing in the outside world… uh… I essentially didn’t get to reply to Thomas’ post just yet despite him having posted this one (Part 4!) in September already… So, we’re going to answer those questions and then make nominations… and then I’ll get to Meghan’s post tomorrow and make more nominations… quite potentially the same… the worst part will be to create new questions… Oh well.

So, just to clarify: This is super confusing but uh… Thomas’ post today… Meghan’s post tomorrow. 

Uh, the rules are simple:

  • Thank the person that tagged you (thanks, Thomas).
  • Answer questions (eleven or so?)
  • Ask questions (why eleven btw?)
  • Nominate people (will do that later… I think!)

As a note to Thomas/Quietschisto… I’m not sure, Thomas, if you’ve actually done my post yet since you’ve mentioned it in your post. Can you link it in the comments of this post if you have written that post up? Just so I know. 

Question 1: If you were a character in a fighting game, what would be your signature move? 

My signature move would probably be banned from all tournaments. After executing the signature-Hadouken-level-combo after filling up all the bars and doing all of that stuff (no idea how that works again), I kick the enemy’s head and time freezes for a solid thirty seconds. In those thirty seconds, the enemy and I stand still while we see a flashback of me and the enemy as kids holding hands together and walking down the street while laughing on a sunny day. Then my character utters an inner monologue about how the world got corrupted and how everything was better in the past. My character then says that the world needs to be destroyed for it to be fixed again… Then my character says “This is it” in a deep voice and the game shuts itself off and corrupts your save file. 

Question 2: If Samus Aran and Megaman switched places, who would fare better? 

I think Samus would since Samus… but then again, I have no idea about either of those characters… I just think that Samus is cooler, I guess.

Question 3: If you could replace a limb/body part with a mechanical but superior version of it, would you do it? 

Yes. I would switch out my legs for sure… then I’d be able to walk everywhere without my knees hurting or my feet aching. That’d be cool.

Question 4: You get the chance to be a vital part of a mission exploring a new possibly inhabited planet. However, it takes 400 years to reach that destination and you’ll be put into cryosleep during space travel so that only one or two years pass for you and your body. Do you take part?

Yes. While I do think that someone more qualified should take part in it instead of me…, I’d love to do that myself, so fuck it, let’s go. Where do I sign up?

Question 5: Describe the perfect crime. Wrong answers only.

Okay, so hear me out… you basically commit a crime… and then… you turn yourself in so that nobody can catch you.

Question 6: How would a healing potion work in real life? […]

Depends on the potion. lol. I’d say that you pour it over the wound and it magically heals it. You pour it over cancer, however, and it magically kills you faster than before because the cancer cells end up regenerating a lot and multiply like crazy.

It’s a mage.

Question 7: What if we all had Mana but simply no spellcasting abilities? What would we use it for?

Isn’t energy basically mana? We need it to work. We need it to think. We need it to walk. That’s basically what mana is, right?

Question 8: You’re playing a horror game with gore and a kid walks in and asks what’s going on. How do you explain it to them without frightening them?

I haven’t eaten my veggies and because of that I’m being chased and eaten by these monsters. I’m trying to escape but these weird other people here have also not eaten their veggies, so I kill them to stop the monster. Btw, have you eaten your veggies yet? No? I might have to use you as bait then to distract the monster. Come, let’s go eat the veggies together.

Question 9: Pick a game and give me a list of “ingredients” as if it was food. Don’t tell me what the game is, though… I wanna guess.

Mix Tower Defense with Resource Management, Roguelike mechanics, some depth, a levelling system, lots of challenges, and a brilliant soundtrack. Then have fun alone or with friends.

Question 10: If you made a spaceship out of vegetables, which vegetables would you choose? 

I can’t fly spaceships and I don’t know how to build spaceships, which is why I’m not qualified to answer this question.

Question 11: Tutorials suck but there are great ones, so give me some examples.

The tutorial in Yakuza 0 is quite nice.

So, for this tag, I’m going to nominate

Meghan – because she’s a gem!

Frosti – because I wanna join in on the war!

Naithin – because I can always rely on him for advice!

Pete – because I like reading his posts over there!

Meg – because she’s also really cool!

Thanks again, Thomas, for the tag.

Here are the eleven questions for these guys. Don’t feel bad if you don’t wanna answer them. 

Question 1: Think of a question and don’t mention it anywhere. Insert the answer to that question as an answer to any of the following questions that you don’t want to answer. Reply with yes or no to this one.

Question 2: What’s your guilty pleasure game?

Question 3: What’s a word you really like but never use?

Question 4: You have to unban one game from Twitch (see list of banned games here), which one do you choose and why?

Question 5: When you don’t feel like posting, what do you do to get some motivation to do it anyway?

Question 6: What is the quality you have that your friends appreciate the most about you?

Question 7: You’re married to a mermaid/a merman. Would you like it more if the bottom half or the top half was human-looking?

Question 8: What’s a game that you really hate that is super overrated in your opinion?

Question 9: Would you rather be drunk forever or always hungover? And why?

Question 10: What is gatekeeping? Wrong answers only.

Question 11: Valheim is super popular right now. Explain why and fill the answer with as many puns as possible!

I hope you enjoyed this post and these questions. If you haven’t been nominated, feel free to answer the questions anyways in a post of your own and tag whoever you want to and link back to me so that I can read your post as well. I’m intrigued!

Cheers!

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken.

TheSupportRole is SUS

For anyone that doesn’t know, I’m part of a lovely community of streamers, content creators, and bloggers called TheSupportRole created by Kim. The other day, we actually managed to get a lobby together of a few people who wanted to play some Among Us. Among them, we had DanamasX and his wife, Minx, as well as MPGFrostiOmni, and a friend of mine called Liam. Minx joined us in the later rounds while I invited Liam as it wasn’t that much fun with only five people. To my surprise, Liam and Frosti actually really hit it off and became best friends throughout each round, tightening their bond and creating a wonderful bromance that isn’t limited by death or murder. Lovely!

Among Us is one of those games that I just return to every now and then… It can be a lot of fun but I’ve been rather rusty since the last time I played has been quite a while ago. Frosti and Omni, however, haven’t played it at all, yet, so MPG and I had to teach them how it goes. Dana was somewhat experienced but in the end, everyone got the hang of it rather quickly.

During the first rounds, I was able to play as Imposter in two consecutive rounds, killing MPG first in one of them and trolling through the other one. Overall, I didn’t want it to end too fast as Frosti and Omni had yet to figure out how some of the tasks worked. At the same time, I also wanted to see some fun interactions between us and teach them what’s possible as Imposter, so I’d vent in and out of different places, kill someone here or there and generally, it was quite fun. 

For whatever reason, though, Frostilyte was more often than not the first one to be killed, so we made it a bit of an unwritten rule to not kill him first if we have the option of not doing it. Later on, Frosti also decided to change his name to “ITS FROSTI” so that we’d know who not to kill first. 

Alas, in the next few rounds, I decided to hang out with him to protect him from harm’s way, only to then realise that my good intentions backfired on me, as Frosti didn’t wait long to kill me first.

Later on, we had some fun rounds where both MPG and Minx were being suspicious and where everyone was set to kill one of them during the meetings. Since we were only seven people, we ended up playing with only one Imposter, meaning that we could have gone for a 50/50… but for the sake of having fun, I didn’t mention that strategy of voting off one of them and then voting off the other one in an emergency meeting… On top of that, it was actually me that was Imposter, and they just stumbled across people’s bodies. At last, I ended up fat-fingering and pressing “Q” instead of “W”, killing Minx by accident and alas, falling into Meghan’s hands who quickly reported the body before deporting my body, leading to the Crewmate’s win. 

Regardless of that, it was fun, though. I had a blast playing it again and since nobody was taking it too seriously, there wasn’t too much gaslighting going on in most of the rounds, resulting in me looking forward to playing it again soon.

I hope we get to record or stream more Among Us next time so that we can share it with more people. I’d love to link clips of it somewhere in this post if it weren’t for the fact that “recording” or “streaming” the play-session didn’t come to anyone’s mind. Maybe next time!

Cheers!

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken.