Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pokemon Firered: Mt. Moon But Mostly a Rant Against Bug Catchers

Welcome back to my Pokemon Firered Adventures! So, last we left off, my Pidgey named Tweeters had murdered a wild Pikachu that had subsequently caused me to drop my game in shock, which resulted in it freezing. Now, we move on to Mt. Moon! Warning: this post is huge. I had honestly considered breaking up, but I have naive faith that you guys can handle it!


Clefairy via
Also known as a mean, pink, slapping machine!

Let me just make something clear first; I never thought of my fellow NPC Pokemon Trainers who demand to battle me upon the slightest eye contact as bright. I even thought of that as moderately aggressive and probably stemming from a lack of attention at home, thus their need to escape and enslave animals in tiny spheres. However, I really have some questions for the Bug Catchers. Back in Veridian Forest, someone explained that there were Pokemon hobbyists around who weren't serious Trainers but still liked to battle.

                        But, really, Bug Catchers.


Monday, October 24, 2016


Greetings all!

That's right! A Gamer's Story went to Minecon2016 back at the end of September! I traveled all the way to California through the space-time warping power of YouTube. It was amazing! I'm also a wizard. Mwehehe. But in seriousness, I watched Minecon stream on YouTube for both the opening ceremony as well as the Minecraft 1.11 content reveal. I have never really seen the appeal in conventions. A part of me always thought they would be interesting, but I always thought the massive horde of people would be quite intimidating. Watching the event really made me realize a few important things:

The first is allowing chat on a Minecon streaming video produces a ridiculous amount of spam. I really wish I had some kind of video for it because it was like going 80 mph on the open road and watching trees whoosh by. It was crazy. I yelled at people to use their inside voices. Those darn kids. Eventually, the chat got disabled because it was just too much, which is totally fine with me because I didn't really like seeing "gay" in large orange letters against a bight blue background anyway. It was mostly chat spam, but some people used large colored text and that was one of the things that kept popping up. The other was creeper faces! Totes adorbs!

The second is... that's it. Yup. No chat on major event streaming videos. People are crazy. Did you know they are all over the planet?! Wow. Life is frightening. But once again in seriousness, it was just so freaking cool to watch. I kind of stumbled upon it as the time counted down from three minutes. I could feel the anticipation, and I could only imagine how cool it must have been to have actually watched it for the people who were there. The opening skit was a little lame, but it was also such a visceral experience for the kids. It made me remember that the game has huge following of the childrens, and I found it really sweet that the skit appealed to them instead of focusing everything on the adults. I often find it hard to understand the minds of children, and so I treat them like adults. 

Then there was such a huge response from the crowd once the main presenter came on that it kind of hit me how universal Minecraft is. Minecraft is for everyone. All age groups love it. People had such wild enthusiasm. There was such an awesome, excited vibe about the entire thing. I realized that I want to be there next year. I need to go to Minecon in person. I have no idea what the heck I'd do, but I would love to be there and just see all these excited people in person. I'd like to experience some of the excitement myself. Minecon 2017, here I come!

On the next day, I once again stumbled upon the reveal for the latest Minecraft update, 1.11: the Exploration Update. I had to back it up about twenty minutes because I came across the livestream late, but I watched the entire thing! It was so exciting! There are many awesome new things headed our way, and for the first time I saw an advantage in playing Minecraft in single player instead over a multiplayer server. It has me so ridiculously excited. I WANT to play in single player. That blows my mind. Ever since I discovered multiplayer servers, playing by myself always seemed a little boring. I played many hours by my lonesome before I discovered SMP (survival multiplayer) but there was a certain emptiness in not being able to communicate with other people or show them the rad Raaaad maaaan things I built. Now I feel there's a certain edge, specifically exploration maps, that makes me feel okay with being on my lonesome. On a server, I anticipate people competing for the maps, but in single player, or perhaps on a realms map with a friend or two, I can explore on my own without feeling like I'm missing out on a cool part of the game due to others. I really can't wait.

This gives me the itch to start uploading YouTube videos again and to show off these splendid adventures. While I think I would enjoy it, I have three birds in my room and their squawks and chirps can make it difficult to record. I can't do it whenever I want. I also want to step it up and have more active blog. I am a unique individual with unique things to say, and I think I should take the time to say them! There's also so much to write about. Together, I hope we can grow to become... decent sized. I've never wanted to be big or famous because that's waaaay too much pressure. I don't mind being decent, and also decent-sized. Maybe you can be decent too!

Watching Minecon 2016 changed a lot for me. It changed how I looked at a few different things. I know it's kind of weird to see an event on livestream and think of it as a "life-changing" experience, but really, when it comes to life, always use any opportunity you can to learn more about yourself. Too many people let life pass them by without any real reflection on what it means to them or think about who they are. Don't be one of those people. Don't be like Random Chad. Random Chad is a person I just made up, but jeez, is he awful. Don't be him. I mean it. I'm looking forward to many new things in the future.

Here's to Minecraft 1.11, which should be coming out pretty soon!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pokemon Firered: My Pidgey is a Murderer!

Welcome to A Gamer's Story!

Guys, I've been hit pretty hard by the Pokemon nostalgia bug. I believe the bug first started festering when Pokemon Go came out, and now I'm watching PIMPNITE battle videos on YouTube while I work out on my elliptical. Really, PIMPNITE is the larger culprit because it had me wondering how I would interact with the Pokemon games now that I've grown a little bit older. That's right, at the ripe, old, arthritic age of 26, I began to wonder how my elderly reasoning skills would affect how I played the game or trained my Pokemon. I haven't played a Pokemon game in awhile, mainly because the most recent game I own is, regrettably, Pokemon Diamond. Whhhhy did I choose Diamond. I finally caved and decided to play something poke-licious and poke-tritious! Get it? Delicious and Nutritious with poke--ok, nevermind... Because I lack any of the newer games or a 3DS, I am unable to play the later generation stuff. However, I have my handy Nintendo DS and my trusty Pokemon FireRed. You really can't go wrong with the remake of one of the classics. Playing it through again, I really want to try messing around with things like use types and Pokemon that I normally stayed away from. I think it'll be a lot of fun trying to play Pokemon FireRed a little out of my comfort zone. However, I've already learned one important thing while playing this gem of a game for a little over two hours: my level 8 Pidgey, named Tweeters, is a murderer.

I've enlarged its size to enhance its threat. Is it working?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Minecraft? More like Cubey Dark Souls of Doom!

Minecraft is like that one pet, you know the one, sweet, adorable, and quietly plotting your demise the second you turn your back. Perhaps that'd be called a cat? Minecraft has amassed a massive following of all ages, but it is so, so far from being innocent. It's like calling a scorpion cuddly. I kid you not, one day, at some point, Minecraft will take everything that you hold dear and destroy you. It can be quite the traumatizing experience. For those who don't understand at all what I am hinting at, Minecraft is kind of like a cubey Dark Souls... of doom.

Gaping Dragon found via
Aren't they so similar?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wizard101 Update! I'm Better Than Everyone Else! Except I'm A Peasant

So, as I'm sure you guys can guess, I've been playing myself some Wizard101 with one of my best friends, Samantha. Well, I think it's important to recognize my accomplishment of BEATING HER!! Not really, BUT we are now the same level almost :D I'm currently in Azteca.

It's actually not that big of a deal. Truthfully, I caught up a few weeks ago and have been in questing limbo since because I want to do the quests at the same time she does them. However, upon finally surpassing level 90, I've come to realize one very poignant fact. My gear suuuucks. I used to be so proud of it, SO PROUD. I was a freaking walking Tower spell with 44% damage resistance! This sense of accomplishment was heightened by the fact that I was an Ice wizard. I felt that I alone could obtain this wonderful amount of defense, and all the other schools of magic lagged behind in all of my level 50-something gear glory. That's right, my gear was, and still is, seriously underleveled, BUT I DIDN'T CARE. My defense made me feel supreme!

And then I discovered Waterworks gear, which not only naturally comes with defense for everyone, but also significantly improves upon other stats as well. I was forced realized that not only was my wizard no longer the mega-awesome character I thought he was but also had to face the horror that I'm a filthy casual peasant who actually has zero idea about the deeper aspects of the game. In short, I am shamed! Banish me to the outskirts of gamerdom! How could this happen!? TO ME?!?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Minecraft: Snapshot 15w31a and THE ENNNND of Your Wait

Two days ago Mojang released their first snapshot (and shortly after second and third) for Minecraft since they were bought by Microsoft in the Fall of last year. It has been a long, LONG time. It feels like it has almost been a year now (345 days according to the wiki). While the silence had me worried for a little bit there, Minecraft's upcoming 1.9 Battle Update has me so excited! Already with this first snapshot we have a few new things, and considering how long they've been silent, I'm sure there are PLENTY MORE to come. Look at Minecraft's Gamepedia wiki yourself and see the many potential upcoming shinies! "Potential" because they may not be able to do everything.

For those of you who aren't sure what a Minecraft snapshot is, it's basically an experimental build that can be downloaded and offers the chance to preview and test out some things that Mojang releases. It is by no means the entire upcoming update for Minecraft. The content is just released slowly in chunks and worked on slowly (or quickly with smaller updates).

So I chose to adventure into lands unknown to discover some of the new stuff that was uploaded. Of those things, many new shinies await us in The End. So I went to The End and had a grand old time!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fallout 3: Explosives are Your Friend

THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS! Grab that frag grenade and cuddle right with it. It's the only thing that'll keep you warm at night and mean it. Too much? Whilst playing through Fallout 3, I have discovered the true pleasure of throwing a grenade into a crowd of enemies, hearing them scream in horror, and watching it explode as it turns them into little super mutant bits. That's right! I've become a psychopath.

On a less crazy note, I had completely been ignoring the use of explosives in Fallout 3 until late last year. I didn't realize their true damage potential and thought of them as something annoying that I kept finding laying around.

It all began in Grayditch.



*flashback noises*