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Reflection time

2014 is almost over and this is my 100th post. It’s time for reflection. I think most people who are doing something with games make a ‘Best of’ list, but I don’t think I’ve played enough to make a good list. You’ll find no list here, sorry.

2014 was a good year for me with a lot of changes. My boss told me at the beginning of the year that I earned a permanent position at the company. That lead me to another life changing project: building my own house. We’re still on track for that and I’ve signed for a mortgage. It’s all becoming very real.

My blog found a new place as well, here at Princess in a Castle, my own domain. I thought I needed that, to move forward in my creativity. I have full control now and I can change what I want. With the help of my boyfriend I set it up properly and now I’m finding out more things about being a real webmaster. I hope that for next year I’ll finally get into my routine and create more awesome stuff for you to enjoy.

My health is better as well. I feel I have more energy and I need less sleep, which means I have more time for productivity. I had one big project this year and that was to finish my collection of short stories. I’m sad to say it’s not finished yet. I didn’t feel it was good enough so I need a few more edits before I can send out beta reading copies. If you want on that list, leave a comment and you’ll find one in your inbox soon.

When I’m done with my e-book, I’ll finally start to learn how to program and make a prototype for a game. 2015 will be a blast, I’m sure.

How was your year? Did you get the most out of it?

Copynite 2014-2

Bloggy XMAS Day 6: LAN Parties!

This post was written as part of the Bloggy XMAS event hosted by Syl. Every day other bloggers post their community centered blog as a countdown to Christmas. Check out the complete calendar for more awesomeness.

I started playing games when I was three. Still fooling around in DOS and later Windows 3.1. I played with my brother, but after a while we stopped playing together. He thought I cheated. After that I played mostly single player games by myself. Roller Coaster Tycoon, Settlers 3, Black & White. And just a bit after Black & White I started playing Diablo 2. That’s when my online adventure began.

I’ve heard and/or experienced all types of harassment online. As a 14 year old girl, it’s an eye opener. I heard things I shouldn’t be hearing about at that age. But that didn’t stop me from gaming. I liked it and no one could make me not like it. I liked it so much that when a class mate told me about his gaming weekend with a few friends (about 20) I wanted to take a look.

That was my first LAN party.

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“This is EVE” – EVE online trailer

Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Red Lyrium Reapers

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Quest for the Red Lyrium Reapers

I started playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I will take a break from it, because I still want to finish my current playthrough of Dragon Age: Origins + DLC + Awakenings and I haven’t even played Dragon Age 2 at all. So I’ll finish those first before I continue my quest through Inquisition.

That doesn’t really stop me from participating in out of game content. Bioware has release a mini-game on their website which allows you to unlock new awesome weapons: the Red Lyrium Reapers. I don’t know if they are overpowered, but they do look nice.

All you have to do is watch a few videos, click to find hidden objects and you unlock the weapons. Nothing too fancy, but it’s a nice way to introduce some of the characters, explain some of the lore and listen to awesome music. I love the music track in the video of the Inquisitor.

Click the link, follow the steps and enjoy the awesome content!

Character Creation Human Female – Dragon Age: Inquisition

I tested Nvidia shadowplay with the character creation of Dragon Age: Inquisition. I used the default high settings and this is the raw video uploaded to YouTube without editing.

It’s the complete character creation of the a female human noble. I tested all the settings and you can see all of the options for customization.

What do you think of the quality? Do you have any tips for improvement?

And do you want to see more Dragon Age: Inquisition?

Dragon Age: Inquisition – 18/20 November

Steam Halloween Sale

Steam Sale Guide

It’s that season again. Holidays are lining up and Steam is already throwing the first Halloween party of the year with their annual sale. But wait! Don’t spend all your money now. There’s still a sale with Thanksgiving (probably not a large one) and the big Christmas/End of the Year sale. I’ll help you with your decision to buy or not to buy that one game and stop you from throwing all your money at Valve.
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The PlayList – Ascension

I didn’t feel very well the past week. My hip hurt, so I spend time in bed watching Life Unexpected. Netflix has some fun new stuff to keep me busy. I did game some. A few games of ARAM and Guild Wars 2.

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Guild Wars 2 - Taidha Boss Battle

The PlayList – Back to work

I went back to work after our little trip. That meant less play time, except during the evenings and weekends. I usually play my two standard games during those times: League of Legends and Guild Wars 2. Playing ARAM with friends really is a highlight of my week. We chill, have fun and if we lose, we lose. No hating, just keep playing and hope for a better match up for the next game.

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Hatoful Boyfriend

The PlayList – Hatoful Edition

I’m on vacation now and it was supposed to be a writing vacation. My mind abandoned me and I feel dizzy and I’ve a terrible headache. I needed to play something simple that my tablet could handle. So Hatoful Boyfriend it was. I know Dodger is playing it on her channel right now and I believe Simon from the Yogscast also played it as part of their Valentine videos.

Read on for more Pigeonness and some Guild Wars 2 collections.

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A Promise Made Part 2
Night Falls Part 3
Grawling Preparations Part 4
Badazar Incarnated Part 5
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