Recently I was thinking about tabletop RPGs and how they apply to video game UX.
One quality of games that are not particularly fun is how they don't effectively present which information the player needs to care about. Consider how simple talking to an NPC is in a game like Final Fantasy, and compare with Dwarf Fortress.
Wow, my little self-hosted streaming experiment went much better than I expected. No dropped frames, decent audio sync, surprisingly low CPU usage. That peak was just me starting all the daemons.
After a week or so of play, I think I can really say I'm enjoying #TheCrew2. So many open world games that give you planes and boats don't really feel like they were made to be big enough to support them, and it's so fun to be able to play a game where I can fly a plane without it being combat oriented. #gameing
Me, years ago: I don't like using browser plugins to edit the pages I'm seeing
Me earlier this week:
Updated the isharacomix.org hero image!
Absolutely loving #thecrew2. The boats and planes add such a new dimension to the game compared to other open world driving games. It's such a refreshing and fun experience, even if it feels a bit aimless at times.
The worst part is that since it's in beta and progress is going to be wiped, there's not much point in trying to complete activities or collect cars. #gameing
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Oooooh look at these dual lands, positively dripping with FLAVOR. Battlebond looks like a trip. #MTG
One side effect of playing #MTG is being able to immediately notice a lotus at a glance. This is from a local Chinese restaurant.
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Final warning for cute dogs