Playlist 1/2/2018

Here’s what kept me busy last week!

  • Elite Dangerous (PC)
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • Overwatch (PC)

This week will likely be a bunch more Elite and Breath of the Wild.

What are you playing? Let me know in the comments.

Playlist 12/27/2017

Here’s what kept me busy last week!

On deck this week is Breath of the Wild! My wife got it for me for Christmas and I’m super excited to play it.

What are you playing? Let me know in the comments.

I have to do better – The state of things

So it’s a new year (almost) and there are some things I want to restart. Chief among them, this blog.


I kind of got out of updating here in favor of streaming. And then I got affiliated on twitch. Which is amazing! And I’m super proud of how fast we were able to pull it off. But I got to thinking. And, true or not, I’m worried about any income from twitch screwing up my tax return.

That might be stupid…it probably is. For one, I’m assuming that I’d even make income from twitch…but the possibility of it being a headache around tax time is enough to turn me off of it.

If I’d given it more time, I probably wouldn’t have signed up for the affiliate program. I was just so excited to get it, I dived right in.

I haven’t streamed since then. The whole tax thing was a big factor in me not streaming, but also I just stopped being able to play a lot over the past few months for family reasons. And I don’t mean that I’m upset about that or anything…I only mean that I needed to spend time where I was needed. And I was happy to be there for the people that needed me. Long story, short: we had an unexpected loss.

After the first of the year, I might contact twitch and ask them to take me out of the affiliate program. Because when I think about it, I’d never get streaming revenue to a point that would supplement my income to the level we’re used to now. And that’s okay. I like my day job. Also, streaming full time is hard. The few weeks where I did it all day were exhausting. I don’t know how full time streamers do it. Regardless, it really only started out as a hobby. I think I should have kept it that way all along.

So that’s the state of things. Now let’s talk about what I need to do better.

For starters, I need to update this blog more. I also need to update on more than just Elite Dangerous. I will always love this game and I’ll always come back to it. I think this last break was probably one of the longest. I managed to not get hooked during the last big update like I normally do. At this point, there’s nothing with the Thargoids that interests me. That might change some day. But at this point, moving back into a arc where I feel like I’ll be playing Elite a bit more regularly, I’m content with continuing the grind for money and rank. I hit Lieutenant today. And I’ve got my bank roll up over 270 million. More than enough to buy the stock Corvette and give it some teeth. I also have a couple of friends that picked up the game over the steam winter sale. So that’s a strong motivator to get back into regular play too. I love helping new players figure the game out for themselves. A lot of this game is stuff you’d have a hard time figuring out on your own. And sometimes they figure out it’s not for them and that’s okay.

Something else that I’ve started doing this year since my last update is I’ve taken up Star Trek Adventures. It’s a bit of a curve for me coming from traditional d20 systems but we have an amazing GM and an amazing group of players, all of which are from the Hammer Gaming guild. As an aside, getting involved with that guild is probably one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. They are all just the best.

On the 31st, my local group is getting together to roll up Starfinder characters. To say I’m excited about that is an understatement. I’m really hoping we’re able to get the group together on the regular. I loved/love Pathfinder. It was one of the first systems I started playing tabletop RPGs on.

So that’s where I am and what’s been going on.

I hope you had an amazing Holiday and it was full of joy! I wish you all the prosperity in the coming new year and hope that you’ll join me in another year of fun space shit.

What you get for Christmas? Let me know in the comments!

Playlist 09/13/2016

It’s been a couple of weeks! Here’s what I’ve been playing!

  • Elite: Dangerous (PC)
  • Star Citizen (PC)
  • World of Warcraft (PC

I’ve been doing a good bit of gaming over the past couple of weeks! Though I’ve been super lazy about updating anything.

Started World of Warcraft at the behest of some of my Hammer Gaming pals. I’ve enjoyed it so far. I’ve got a blood-elf mage near up to level 12. Still debating on whether or not to pick up a sub after I hit level 20.

Star Citizen is pretty gorgeous. Here’s about 40 minutes of me messing around in it last night. I need to get that moved to YouTube and annotated…but for some reason the app wouldn’t upload it there…weird.

What are you playing?

Playlist 08/29/2016

  • Overwatch (PC)
  • Elite Dangerous (PC)

Dipped my toe back into Elite a little last night to participate in a CG that I ended up missing because it finished this morning before I could deliver my cargo.

Such is life.

Some friends are suggesting I get WoW. I’ve never had an MMORPG keep me for more than a week but someone made the point that it’s different with a group. And I’ve never really played one with a group. So maybe it’d be different? I don’t know. I’m noodling on it.

Are you getting back into WoW for Legion? Let me know in the comments. AND TELL ME WHAT ELSE YOU’RE PLAYING!

Playlist 08/22/2016

  • No Man’s Sky (PS4)

I’m back at work and this past week was a bit busy! Also, I so colossally hogged the TV the week before, I didn’t want to take it more after getting off work. I do have Remote Play on my PC so I might put some more time in No Man’s Sky if the PS4 is otherwise free.

I’ve really been on a Star Trek kick too. I’ve torn through some DS9 the past few days and I’m thinking of hitting TNG after. Then Enterprise. I liked Enterprise. Come at me, bros.

What are you playing?

Playlist 8/15/2016

  • No Man’s Sky (PS4)
  • Elite Dangerous (PC)

I’ve put a lot of hours into No Man’s Sky this week. Taking off work to really spend some time with it was a great idea. I go back tomorrow but I feel good about my staycation. It was really nice to just chill and unwind with what turned out to be a pretty fulfilling game.

A very Happy Birthday to Hammer Wing Commander, Valthonis! Head on over to twitter and wish him a good one. You’d be hard pressed to find someone as awesome as he is. Great guy.

What are you playing? Let me know in the comments.

Playlist 8/8/2016

  • RimWorld (PC)
  • Elite Dangerous (PC)
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
  • Pokemon Go (iOS)
  • Overwatch (PC)

A lot of different stuff this past week. But I tell you what. You only gonnaa see one game next week. NO MAN’S SKY ON TUESDAY, BABY!

Holy Jeez. It’s happening.

I’m taking the week off to name all the planets. I’m also going to be streaming this thing as much as possible. So come on by and check it out!

What are you playing?

Playlist 07/25/2016

Not much change!

  • Overwatch (PC)
  • Pokemon Go (iOS)
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)

I finally got to level 25 in Overwatch. The competitive play selection is available now. I’m afraid. So afraid. I’ve heard of some pretty asshat behavior coming out of it. I’m sure I’ll eventually get to it. But I’m in no rush.

In other news, Rimworld hit steam! It’s still early access but it’s a lot of fun. I actually played it a while back while it was still in alpha and loved it. I’ve got some monies in my wallet so I think I’m going to go ahead and pick it up. This is one of those games that I don’t want to wait for it to be discounted. And it’s space related so I’ll try and be good about blogging about it on here. You can name the little characters too. Hey, this might be a good streaming game. I’ll try to do that too!

I saw Ghostbusters over the weekend and absolutely loved it. It hit all the right chords for me and in a couple of aspects, I liked it more than the original. My childhood wasn’t ruined. A very talented cast of ladies. I’m planning on going to see it again. Because I want more like this from Hollywood.

2 weeks until No Man’s Sky…my body is ready.

What are you playing?