It’s been a month almost since game day (even though I just posted about it yesterday haha), and that means I am going to chill out and take my time doing my thing today, well, in regards to gaming.
tl;dr Once a month I am taking some time to myself to ignore the stress of life, the regular social life, family, and the bills in the mail. I am chatting to other people, doing other things, and enjoying virtual worlds and different storylines. This blog is about February’s game day.
The cat woke me up, sitting on my chest. I push her away and tell her to make me coffee, she ignored me. Figures. I grab my iPhone and poke a friend ‘good morning’, and switch to Monument Valley to try a level. It’s too early. I need coffee first!
A quick shower, feeding the cat after playing with her for a little bit. We check out the balcony but she feels it’s too cold. It’s late in the day, since I was up all night. I have to get to the grocery store before they close. I get dressed warm and put the phone in my pocket with a podcast on.
Waiting in the store I play some You Must Build a Boat to check out if it’s something I like. It’s okay.
Home I make breakfast, FaceTime a friend, and sit behind my iMac and load up Minecraft. I tweak my user profile, change my password and security questions (It’s a new year, see here why). And jump on my own server. I take note of some stuff that I need to do, improve on, fix, update, upgrade, and backup. I haven’t run my server in a while. And I enjoy building something secret in a random spot in the world for someone to find.
A friend joins, she says hi and I check out what she’s made and when she leaves I jump off and take a break. My eyes unfortunately need breaks. When I have played with kitty some more who gave up and just walked away (sore loser), I jump back into Minecraft, save the world updates and shutdown the server for now. And I jump into a public survival server and say hi to some friends and start fixing up my tools.
Grinded up some mobs for exp points at the town’s mobs towers, I enchant twenty something shovels and take them for a spin in a double mcMMO xp even with one of the community moderators. We party up and shovel for a few hours and when my eyes can’t take it anymore I say goodbye and go offline for a bit. Offline I get invited by my niece for a game of Rummikub with my parents. My mom wins of course, damnit. Our tournament has to be continued another day, with a better prize as well.
At home I crawl under the blankets, Facetime with a friend and talk about how my month is going and how they’re doing. We play a game on the iPad together and after saying goodbye I jump into Don’t Starve and try to learn what’s possible in the game. Which reminds me, maybe for game day March I can turn on the Don’t Starve Together server on my iMac and invite my friends to join the game.
Game day February was a success, I relaxed, I played games both online and offline, and ended the day blogging about something productive and spent the next day being productive.
By the way, I just found the picture of game day December, well, it was a Christmas dinner, but it counts!