IntPiPoMo 2019

Head to Gamer Girl Confessions to sign up for this year’s IntPiPoMo.   https://gamergirlconfessions.com/2019/10/31/time-for-intpipomo-2019/

Rather than a post a day, you’re looking to post 50 screenshots, photographs, art, there are any number of fun ways to show the games you love.   This is very doable.  You take more pictures than you think!

I find it works for me to write a tally of how many screenshots are in each post at the bottom of the post.  It would be helpful to keep a running tally as well.

Chestnut has prizes as well.  Sign up!

My PC had to be reloaded so I’ll just have to dig around on my external storage drive…sec…

 

There we go, poor snoozing Elf.

IntPiPoMo #1

November Game Goals

 IntPiPoMo 2018

Let’s start off with trying for 50 screenshots as part of the 2018 IntPiPoMo hosted by Gamer Girl Confessions.

Instead of daily posts, you try for 25 or 50 screenshots in your posts over the course of the month.   I’ve done it before, and it is fun and doable.

This time, I’ll be wise and note at the end of my posts how many screenshots are included so it’s easier to count at the end.

My game focus remains the same this month as last, playing through Elder Scrolls Online and World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft

1. Get everyone through to Friendly with Stormsong, then over to Tiragarde (where I’m already at friendly on all the characters I’m working with).

2.   Finish Tiragarde with all, then into Drustvar.

Elder Scrolls Online

After pondering for a least a month the pros and cons, I picked up a subscription to Elder Scrolls Online earlier this month.

As a crafter, treasure hunter, and hoarder of all interesting things, it’s a game changer.   Instantly more Bank Space, Instantly a bottomless Crafting bag so you can pick up every single thing you see in the open world, in caves, in seemingly abandoned homes.

I knew I’d get Murkmire when it came out, but I also instantly have Orsninium, Clockwork City, and any other DLC content for as long as I’m subscribed.

My characters are a bit low to go to these newer places, even with the leveling of the world adjusting to your level.  

I sent my Templar, who was level 12 (?) at the time to Wrothgar.   She could do a delve, she could do a couple of introductory quests, but then ran into a boss type early in the quest chain with adds she had no hope of defeating.

These bosses are one of the things that made me reluctant to subscribe, because you get them almost as soon as you leave the starter areas.   Just boom, boom, and you’re dead.   Do not talk to me about Clannfear, who jump on you, knock you down so you can’t get up, then whap whap with their tail and you’re dead.   That said, my fighting skills are improving.

Worm doesn’t begin to say!   Death to Mannimarco, someday.

Ha actually got the General with the help of npcs.

While I decided to just move ahead with other quests and leave those open till I was better geared, relatively quickly you’ve got a quest log full of those stinkers.

I have made good progress since I’ve been playing quite a bit, and my gear is better.  I’ve learned the value of a loaf of Crusty Bread.

I can open Treasure Chests with my ace Lock Picking skills at last!

Goals:

1. Everyone to level 20.

2. My Argonian to Murkmire, because I think she deserves to be there first.

3.   Go back and trounce those POS bosses who have trounced me, oh so many times.

4.   Make progress on the Main Quest, even though I secretly despise the Prophet and hate being called Vestige.

IntPiPoMo Count for this post:  seven screenshots.

IntPiPoMo Screenshot Count

I believe the goal is 50 for IntPoMo and I count 72 screenshots so I think I’m good.  It is fun to write posts around screenshots, and I’ve seen some others doing fun thematic posts, which I may try after I take more shots with particular themes in mind.

Now my goal is to make it to the end of the month with a post a day.  Though this is pictureless and thus dry and boring it counts towards that goal, well enough.

IntPiPoMo # 19 Fallout 4

It is good to be able to talk with someone about a game you’re currently playing, though sometimes they have different play styles and skill sets.

They might tell you to make a jump that looks impossible, and turns out to be impossible for you.

Save early and often!   Luckily there was a third option.

I’m supposed to clear the town of Raiders.  Luckily I got quite a few of them coming in.

Somehow while I was jumping, a new threat showed up.  I thought the Deathclaws in my Fallout Shelter were nasty.  This guy just killed me, though I thought I was getting good shots on him.  I even tried my faithful tire iron in desperation.  Nope.

I just backed away from the fight after dying and went into a nearby Speakeasy.  What a bizzaro place.  Should have gotten a picture of the three guys standing around the tub with machetes and a plunger.  Skull in the toilet.  That’s normal.

I’ve been gathering loot like mad but hadn’t started any crafting.   I need some Stims and Radaways so I went home, dropped all the junk in my inventory and started to scrap stuff.  How amazing are all of the components broken down from common objects.  Like treasures within treasures once you get going.

Next thing I knew, I was going around the craft house scrapping broken objects, fallen over furniture, tires, crummy looking barrels outside, and broken toilet in front of the house.  Tsk.  Poof.

Then I went to my post apocalypse house across the street and tidied it up.  A bit addictive, and I can see why after a Deathclaw fight you’d like a place to come back to that is all non-chaotic.

My son told me the Deathclaw would follow me home, but I saved before he saw me and in this save he doesn’t know I’m around, right?  Still, I’m listening for a growl and watching Dog to see if it somehow decides to come over.

IntPiPMo #18 Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame

No Fallout for you tonight.  Instead another peek in the deep iOS vault.

Prince of Persia is a classic platformer featuring jumping, running and jumping, and long jumps.

Though this game has beautiful graphics and it looks as if you could step further into its cityscape, you can only go forward, backward, up and down.  Movement on the left of the screen, action is controlled on the right.

Luckily there are enemies to break up the jumping.  Just a swipe attacks and you have a shield to defend. 

I’m pretty sure the other Prince of Persia game I’ve played was The Sands of Time, which was so very different, and this is more classic play.

IntPiPoMo #17 In Which I Am Not A Weenie

I was in top form tonight, and I’d have more screenshots of the action if I hadn’t panicked sort of, and kept hitting Print Screen instead of F12.

Visited Swampie

Went Into the Cave

Despite how this looks, I took on like ten Raiders in Concord, only dying once.  Used up all my stimpaks though.  I ran up on them like a fool, with a pistol and rifle because I couldn’t get the grenades to work.

Need more Stimpaks, ammo.  Find a way to the roof and basement, check.

IntPiPoMo #16 Fallout 4: Moving Parts Can Pack A Pinch Keep Your Finger Out!

I’m never going to get anywhere in this game looking at every inch of the world for loot and admiring the posters, rusted out cars, and odd vending machines.

Luckily I met up with Dog tonight.  Such a sweet puppy.  Almost immediately there was a Mole Rat Invasion, which we took care of with ease.  Good dog.

I now love mole rats!  In addition to tasty meat, they carry bottle caps and other goodies.  Talk to me, rat buddies.

My lockpicking skills are the best they’ve ever been.  It must be the awesome way I spread out my Special stats.  I also save before I try and reload if I fail.  Even so, I am known for going through every lockpick and bobby pin I own to try to open a simple lock.  Not today.

A short but successful session.  I did fail at two things, allowing my Weenie Ways to overtake me:

There was a light out in the swamps behind the house. On an island nearby I could see something hopping around.  Did I cruise on out there and check it out? No. Later, I said, after I check out Concord, I said.

There’s a cave under the gas station according to a handy and somehow working terminal.  I found the entrance but did not go in, though I love love LOVE caves, so I say.  Weenie.  I will overcome it and the swamp monsters tomorrow.

IntPiPoMo #14 Game Notes

 Fallout 4

I’m having connectivity issues this week for some reason, but Fallout 4/Steam let me play in offline mode this time.

Tragically, the motion or something in Fallout 4 makes me queasy, so my play sessions will be short.  I just managed to look around the old neighborhood.  Louie the Looter, call me, I’m combing everyone’s house for everything I can pick up.  Now I don’t mind picking up anything I see that might be fun or useful, but grabbing old tv trays and lamps is going against the grain of my single person rpg training—-watch the weight of what you’re carrying.

I found a craft bench in a neighbors house, and looked at the craft interface, but it didn’t look as if there was currently anything I could make.  It is fun to see that I’ll be able to make furniture and decorations.

My character turned out ok,  (though note her hair is supposed to be “platinum blonde”……more like stuck it in a dirty bucket blonde) and she has this husky voice like she’s a smoker.    There’s something about her, though, she looks like she could have been a Mean Girl so very easily.  As always I choose the kindest dialogue options.  Somebody has to bring the Nice to the Apocalypse.

World of Warcraft

Now that I have my riding scorpion, earned by my so gallant rogue, I need to pick another mount to work towards.  The scorpion is such a smooth ride, you wouldn’t believe it.  It feels like it goes really fast too, just so unexpectedly pleasant to ride it through the world.  I think I can tolerate doing daily quests for reputation on just one character at a time.  Can’t decide quite what to go for.

In the meantime, working Talador with my Warlock who could be sent to Nagrand easily since she’s level 98 1/2      I find it annoying that she got so much of her xp doing Garrison stuff, so she has the level, but she isn’t nicely geared, hasn’t done all the dungeons and doesn’t have all of the followers she ought to have either.   Should I just toss her to the top and polish later?   I was hoping for Legion in March, but now that (yawn) it won’t come out till next summer at best, no hurry.

Warlock, Figure A “platinum blonde hair”.

IntPiPoMo #13 Fallout 4

I like the opening story line this time around.

Character Creation:  I found it a bit odd to work with, with fewer choices.  The usual stubby grubby hair choices.  Do you watch Gotham?  Is this Jerome or what?

So many presets, so little time. For some reason they offer five or six EYELINER choices, as makeup.  Way to customize that face!

I actually like the little house so since we’re in screenie heaven, here’s the grand tour:

Laundry room

Sparkly kitchen. Not much in the fridge.

Cozy living room.

Snoozin’ room.  Zzzzzzzzz….

Baby’s room, love the rocket wallpaper.

My baby is SHAUN OF THE DEAD!!!!!  How “lifelike” he is!

What’s this? A creepy guy at the door for me?  Nosy, but he offers me a vault, and you know I love a good snuggly vault.  Yes, yes YES, I say.  Just in case.

Dept of Oops!  Next thing you know the guy on tv is all weepy because of nuclear strikes all over and the hub, Shaun of the Dead and I are boogying down the street towards our new vault.

Pretty as the poster above us, we rally at the checkpoint. It seems they dont want to let in Mr Slimy Salesman, but we bust right on in.

At this point I would have grabbed my baby Shaun of the Dead away from my spouse, that baby stays with his momma!

But no, down we go to see Vault 111, the scaggiest vault ever.

A new uniform which I somehow instantly put on, handed out by…she’s a Deadite, right?

Instead of seeing our new family chamber in the vault, we get decontaminated  (wink) to prepare to go to the next level down in the vault.

My spousal unit continues to be the one snuggling the baby.  Fork him over, I say.

They’re goooone and all I have is a giant roach.  Lots of giant roaches.  Ohhhooooooohhh.

On the plus side, the computers are working and there are GAMES!

Okay, if I come across a body, and I don’t care how long he’s been lying there, I want the body to have some loot on it.  These stoopid skellies had nada.

I like the new Pipboy Stats page.

My plan was to use the same points spread I had in Fallout 3 but there aren’t that many to spend.  So I went thus:

Strength   5
Perception 3
Endurance 5
Charisma 2
Intelligence 3
Agility 5
Luck 5

Working out well so far.  Hmm 23 tasty screenshots, yo ho.