Gaming

Gaming Comics?

Hey, y’all! Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days; I spent the weekend at Amber’s house. I’m back now.
So, I haven’t gotten a single post suggestion, so I decided to become ~independent~ and come up with my own ideas. What would my readers think about a comic, drawn by me, about gaming adventures and crud like that? I could do stories, I could cross over video games, or I could make them instructional; tell me your ideas in the comments.
But, in the meantime, please vote on this poll.

Thanks for your feedback!! :^)

My Minecraft Skin Timeline

Hey, guys! I’m back for another post, this one about my menagerie of Minecraft skins that I’ve created – which has been a little varied, to say the least.

I don’t have a picture of my very first skin, but one of the first ones posted on my Planet Minecraft account is this.
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Yuck.

You could tell I started to get the hang of it right about here.

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Still pretty awful though. That skin color is nasty.

They got a little more detailed, but not much.

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Ooh, plot twist! I added a nose and started to shade more like this.

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It’s still not too great. I hadn’t really got the gist of palettes yet.

My hair shading changed multiple times while I used this shading.

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Then – voila! – I had a big lightbulb, and this happened.

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I didn’t like that shading much, so I experimented for a while. Notice how the level of detail is getting higher and higher.

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And then I figured it out.

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I’ve come a long way, don’t you think?

Thanks for checking this out!! 🙂

~ Summer

Rift: Exploring the Wardrobe Patch

Hey, guys! As you may have read in my earlier post, I’ve dropped Diablo 3 as my main RPG and started playing Rift instead. For the few of you reading my blog that may also play Rift, you’ve probably been keen on the new game patch: the wardrobe update.

When I first heard about this patch, it didn’t seem like much. Some new clothing looks, another menu for clothes. [I’ll admit, I didn’t go too far into the research.] Sure, I thought it would be cool, but I didn’t expect it would be anything big.

When the patch came out and I got to play it for the first time, I thought it was stupid. The dye merchants in Sanctum and Meridian were gone, replaced by an in-game dye menu. You had to pay credits to get the nice colors. I learned, slowly, that apothecary dyes still worked, and the colors in the menu were nice, anyway. It still seemed pretty pointless. Now you could have two sets of clothing. It didn’t make much sense to have two wardrobe options; why not just wear the best armor you owned at all times? I put all my normal clothes in my wardrobe slot. It felt pretty much the same, albeit with nicer colors.

Then I realized that wasn’t what the update was, and I started to like it more. Now, easy as pie, you could make your character look like he or she was wearing whatever you wanted him or her to. You could even wear something that your class couldn’t normally use – while still retaining the stats of the armor you were really wearing. This worked better than ever at the time, right after I’d picked up a piece of chest armor that had good stats but was ridiculously immodest. [Yeah, sorry, my rant about inappropriate/impractical womens’ RPG outfits will come later.]

In my opinion, this is especially useful for mages and warriors, whose clothing options aren’t exactly pleasing [to me, anyway.] Mages’ robes usually look like they’re wearing bathrobes, especially the lower-level ones; the warriors sometimes look like they’re wearing metal swimsuits. Not exactly advisable if you’re going into battle. Even the weapons are customizable – if you’re tired of your boring dagger or dull staff, exchange it for a swaggy sword that you’d never be able to use anyway!

The wardrobes can be accessed via the character page [press C]. Click on the wardrobe tab on the left side and tinker with your appearance to your heart’s content!

Maybe later I’ll post a picture of my character’s wardrobe, if anyone wants to see it.

Thanks for reading! I hope my review of the patch was useful to you!

– Summer 🙂

5 Things I’d Like To See in Minecraft

Hey, guys! Today I’ll be talking about five awesome things I’d love to see implemented into Minecraft. If any modders or anyone from Mojang are reading this right now, please think about adding these cool things into the game. Enjoy!!!

1. Apple Trees
Currently, apples fall from oak trees, which is a little bit weird. I think that there should be another kind of tree, with another kind of wood, that when you break the leaves there’s a 50% chance of dropping an apple. They’d drop saplings normally, like every other kind of tree, but in essence they’d be a food tree.

2. Birds
There aren’t enough birds in Minecraft! I mean, there’s the chickens, which are pretty cool, but I think there should be flying birds as well. They should come in multiple colors like the rabbits, be about the size of silverfish, and spawn naturally in forest, jungle, and taiga biomes. They should drop only feathers if you manage to kill them, since songbirds wouldn’t really be much to eat anyway.

3. Fish
You can craft a fishing pole and go fishing, so where are the fish? I think fish should be implemented in as mobs and not just a food source. You’d have to sneak near them, like ocelots, and boats would scare them away unless they were still. You’d still be able to go fishing normally, but the fish have to bite, and they’d bite as a mob as often as they do in the current version of Minecraft.

4. Plastic
I think this would be a cool new material to play with in the game. You could make tools out of it, and they’d be slightly more durable than wood, but it would be very easy to get as you’d get it from smelting a bucket of oil that spawns in caves. One bucket of oil would produce twelve pieces of plastic. They could also be turned into blocks, colored, and used for building.

5. Slingshots
Minecraft needs a new weapon! If I were trying to survive in the wild, I’d want more than a sword and a bow, seeing as swords can be hard to fight with and I stink at archery. How about a slingshot? You can use them to throw pieces of cobblestone or stone just like bows use arrows, and you would aim like with a bow, but with different animation. It would do less damage then a bow, and would be more difficult to aim, but the ammo and crafting recipe – four sticks aranged in a Y shape – would be much easier to obtain than a bow.

Thanks for reading, guys! I hope this was interesting, and maybe gave you some ideas if you’re into that kind of thing!

Summer 😀