Asheron's Call

Time to Loot Journal: September 2019

September was a month largely about returning to a sense of normalcy. The spectre of potential health issues being lifted and work returning to a more settled flow after the last round of restructuring being the primary drivers. Asheron’s Call you won’t be surprised to learn, took much of my usual gaming time. Which ultimately

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Other Games

Because I’m Batman!

Right, well, disappointingly in my opinion — this line was not once uttered throughout the opening episode of Telltale’s 2016 ‘Batman – The Telltale Series’. I’m holding out hope that this oversight will be rectified in the future episodes. Either way, today I took as a bit of a palate cleanser. I played several hours

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Asheron's Call

Finishing the Facility Hub

Sure, I finished it about 20 levels later than intended. But I did! The last level gate on the last quest location from the hub was level 45 after all. I’m now 66 (although I was 65 when I wrapped up the Hub). I sort of got myself a tad distracted working through other goals

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Asheron's Call

Quality of Life Improvements

I had to make a really hard call last night. A call that went against my nature. Against all instinct. All understanding of what is ‘right’. But I did it anyway. And uh… So far it’s been… Yeah, pretty alright honestly. The deep seismic shifting I felt deep in my gut as I removed my

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Asheron's Call

Hitting Goals and Making New Ones

Asheron’s Call excels at having enough systems and ‘stuff’ in it for players to create their own goals and path to success. Some will require you to really stretch and dedicate yourself to their achievement, others you can simply fulfill in parallel to working toward something else. Whatever mood, or whatever time you have available

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Other Games

Cube World Resurfaces for Full Release

Well, this isn’t what I thought I’d be posting today. Frankly I didn’t think there would ever be occasion to talk about Cube World ever again except possibly in passing. But, well, here we are: If you’re unfamiliar with the history, Cube World came into some degree of fame during the Minecraft craze with early

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Gaming

Steam Library Update is Here!

In beta form at least. But it’s open beta! So if you want to take a play for yourself, you can. (Settings -> Account, click ‘Change’ under Beta Participation to ensure you’ve enabled Beta updates.) The news struck that it was out while I was at work yesterday, so I itched all day to give

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Playin’ by new Rules

Some people love creating additional rules for themselves to play a game. Sometimes it’s quite simple — playing in a hardcore or ‘one life’ mode in a game that doesn’t officially support it. Sometimes they’re remarkably complex like the ‘Nuzlocke’ Pokemon ruleset (or maybe just seem that way to me as a non-Pokemon player). I’ll

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