Stream Today?

I have errands I’m running right now, but odds are Prince Spaceman will pick up at the beginning of chapter 9 in FFXV later today. (Hopefully Prince Spaceman will have an easier time with that chapter than Noct did on my original game.) Gaming will depend somewhat on how I’m feeling after an appointment I have, but I think I’ll be okay.

Now then, when I stream will depend on whether or not I go see King Arthur this afternoon or not. I have no expectations other seeing Charlie Hunnam, so I think I’ll probably enjoy it even if it is bad. But again, it’ll depend on how I’m feeling. Feeling rough = go home & game earlier; feeling okay = go to movie and game after.

Final Fantasy Hell Again

This time, it’s FFXIV. I played the betas for both the original and ARR, and I loved the second especially, but never got a chance to actually sign up for the full game. Well, thanks to a certain asshole, I set everything up last night.

Well, not everything yet. I haven’t actually set my character up, because as of typing this it’s 8AM and I was up until 2-ish last night getting the client updated and such. Also, Brian and I have to get his account and character set up because a) if I’m going down he’s going with me; even if he wasn’t willing, he’d be forced into it for forcing me into DCU:O years ago and b) I need my healer, and he’s my healer. At least Brian’s PS4 client is already up to date; the software itself was still in our library from the beta or a trial or something, so we just have to activate his service account.

So! What will we be doing, and where? I’m told by the above-referenced asshole that our server is going to be Sargantanas. It kind of defeats the purpose of being bullied encouraged to start the game but then don’t get on the same server, so Sargantanas it is. Then again, it could also be a kind of funny? Not funny enough to actually do considering my current sleep-deprived state. Anyway. I’ll be starting in Ul’dah, though I don’t know if I’m going to start with gladiator or pugilist. I know gladiator is going to be quicker overall for me, but I’m going to need pugilist leveled eventually to pair with the rogue I’m going to switch to at the first chance I get.

You know. ‘Cause ninjas.

Brian I’m assuming will be in Gridania, because of 99% chance he’s going to go healer. God, I hope he goes healer. If he doesn’t then that’s going to be awkward. I’ll meet up with him once I unlock rogue.

Anyway, I’ll post names/portraits/other details up when we have all that set up, if anyone’s interested. In the meantime, this old post has some of my beta characters. I was on PS3 at the time, so they’re just pics of the TV unfortunately. It doesn’t change how obnoxiously adorable Ria is, and since the beta it looks like freckles were added so if I make her instead of a random character, she’ll be even more adorable than in those pics.

[Personal] Life and delays

So, a few things, I guess? Basically, work’s been absurdly chaotic for about a month now. I’ve been able to get in some of my anime/tv time as planned, and I got through a first playthrough of Episode Gladiolus, but other than those I’m more or less asleep before I even get home so very little’s been done on any other front. Well, I did catch up FFXV to the back-to-streaming point last… Sunday? …but I’m going to try to put that down while I catch up on Dragon Age stuff. Once I get another few posts to the Re-Everything in, I’ll go back to alternating the two. And the Re-Everything? I’m planning to get one more post up for that by this next chapter of The Stolen Throne. So, tomorrow or Sunday, so long as I can stay awake long enough to type something up.

Let’s see what else was I meaning to include here?

My new hair dye came in yesterday, so I’m going to get Brian to help me with that this weekend. Before and after pics to follow. I went this morning to delete my LJ, since I’ve been planning to do that anyway, and found it already deleted. I guess some admin somewhere saw me post about planning to do so, and did it for me? Either way, that site comes off the “where to find me” posts I have everywhere now. I might replace it with Dreamwidth, but I don’t think I used it enough to need a replacement. I’ll update everything if I decide otherwise.

Crap, I swear I had more to post when I opened up this window. I guess whatever for now…

tl;dr: life is hectic, I’m sleeping more than getting me-things done, but I’ll catch up eventually.

Stream Tomorrow: Episode Gladiolus

Life wouldn’t let me start this first DLC for FFXV right away on Tuesday, but hey! By waiting ’til tomorrow, I get more uninterrupted time with it for my first go at the content.

Now then, while looking for the promo image I noticed a few headlines claiming that the DLC “isn’t as fun” as the main game. I’m not reading those specific pages to avoid spoilers, but my guess and hope is just that the difference in Gladio’s combat versus Noct’s is hard to get a handle on. In fact, no matter what the rest of the DLC is like, I fully expect my stream tomorrow to be laden with obscenities before, during, and after figuring out the new combat. So, yeah. Be prepared for that.

Anyhow, I’ll have Morning(tm) things to do first, like waking up, going to the gym, and eating. Then once all that’s done I’ll set up to start Gladio’s life changing field trip with Cor. I’m thinking maybe… noon Eastern time? I’ll put on Twitter in the morning maybe an hour, and then a fifteen minute, warning before I start.

And since no one asked but I just thought of it anyway: no, shirtless Gladio will not be joining #PrinceSpaceman. Shirtless Gladio can wait until I get to my next NG+.

DA Re-Everything Status

I haven’t given up on the Re-Everything, but I am having trouble with getting distracted by other Dragon Age things. Among other daily things fandom and otherwise, I’ve gone back to trying to sort my thousands of existing screencaps of multiple playthroughs of all the games–Origins & Awakening, DA2, and to a smaller extent Inquisition (since while I’ve beaten that game three times on console, I haven’t finished it on PC yet, so those caps are much more manageable). I figure this is technically a sound use of my time considering the Re-Everything project, since if I’m still unable to stream by the time I get to the games, I’ll need space for newly-organized caps to make series of posts here and FRAPS is the best way for me to do that. So… yeah. It’s legitimate preparation for future installments of the project without delays later on.

But, it’s also making it easier to put off reading The Stolen Throne, though, which is pushing me behind on the current stage of the project. It also provides another semi-distraction from the book: seeing all these caps is making a lot of room for Elissa in my headspace, making me want to skip ahead to the game to give her all the love she deserves. Also, to help outline the rewrite of her Blight fic.

I’m also starting to wonder if I should stream the games if OBS finally sets up the way I need it to. I really want to, but I also have a habit of adjusting Elissa’s appearance (and to a smaller degree, some of the companions’ appearances) based on plot details. That means one set of armor and hair style for one section of the game, stopping the stream and adjusting for the next progression of her appearance, starting a new stream that (whether a single session or multiple) covers the new style, and so on. For example, in Castle Cousland she has a combo of the Armor of the Black Fox that’s adjusted to Cousland-y colors and a dress gown (I have two that I love, but don’t know which to use yet; I might post each here and let people vote on which gown I should use), with hair up for part of the scene and down for the rest, with the ABF continuing through the Joining. After the Joining she gets Warden armor, then after Ostagar she goes back to a nondescript, non-Cousland and non-Warden armor so she’s not as recognizable. Do I have to do all this? Of course not. But since the game saves for the Re-Everything are going to be role-played for the most part, I want those adjustments to be reflected.

Finally, on the stream-or-no-stream decision to be made, I’ll need to see if I can run OBS and FRAPS together without the game crashing, because stream or no I really want those new caps. So! If anyone with a lot of experience streaming has time to help, can I get some advice on setting OBS up? Once I get it set up, with or without help, that’s when I’ll be able to test it and FRAPS together.

Fake Edit: Also, I need to put together up to date character pages for each of my DA characters, for reference when I get into the games. I’ll be putting those in the pages section of the site, so they’re out of the way of the regular posts, but I still want them there so anyone interested can reference them. The main characters I’ll be posting for this project are Elissa (Warden), Ria (Hawke), and Mika (Quizzy), but at some point I’ll also put one of for my non-Warden Vrania Amell. Most of her story takes place as side material in Inquisition, though so she’ll just get a bare bones page until I get to that game.

Personal Update March EOM

It’s taken longer than I thought it would as of my last post, but I finally caught up on so much of my to-do list!

Done:

  • Caught up completely on Flash, including the Supergirl crossover music episode!
  • Finished the Collection Six of Fairy Tail! (And oh god, is Key to the Starry Sky horrible. O.O At least we’re finally getting to the final act of it, with the Reborn Oracion Seis finally revealed.
  • Finished ALL BUT ONE dungeon in FFXV that I needed to do prior to restarting my streams.
  • (Almost) done tinkering with OBS for PC streaming when I get ready to start Leliana’s Song and then later DA:O.
  • (Also almost) done prepping mods on DA:O for when I get to that part of my Re-Everything.

New and continuing things to do:

  • Pick up more of Stolen Throne.
  • Start I Am Setsuna.
  • Catch up on Voltron (halfway through S2?) and Clone Wars (2/3 way through S3).
  • Start Collection 7 of Fairy Tail!
  • FFXV Episode Gladiolus and the Chapter 13 update! I’ve been openly terrified of the Chapter 13 update, because I actually adored that sequence it as it was (even with the fact that the plot points revealed were more than slightly confusing). But there’s a trailer out for it (and for a bit of Gladio’s episode, and that’s put me very much at ease. I’m not entirely comfortable with it, and won’t be until I play it for myself, but I’m less nervous than I was before. Especially  since it looks like it’s a semi-side entry, not a completely reworked, integrated change. I’m putting the video below, since video embeds inside lists don’t really work well; the vid itself has both Chapter 13 stuff and other March Update stuff. I personally don’t think it’s terribly spoilery, but YMMV.

Regardless of when I start streaming the rest of FFXV (chapter 9 through the end), I’ll be streaming Episode Gladio regardless. I don’t have a schedule for that, but it will be done.