A friend of mine is due to give birth to a baby boy in June! So I knitted a hat, some socks and mittens for him. I hope it’s not too hot for all this.
Ravelry links for yarn and patterns used:
I bought some Berocco yarn from the local yarn shop. It’s been a while since I’ve knit with non-animal fibers but this yarn ended up being very soft and fairly easy to knit up unlike Red Heart Saver yarn XD The strands do seem to come apart easily. It also twists on itself, but I’ve been having this problem with many other yarns. Not sure if that’s the norm?
I’m tempted to make a second hat since this one is so cute!
I’ve been playing this game on and off for the past month, dying over and over again as the Engineer until I decided to save scum. And…
I got really lucky with being able to craft an Adamantium Sword and playing half the game as a sword-wielding engineer. Had 3 x 10% damage increase and 1 x 50% durability increase mods in that baby! Did not need to repair it even once.
A great little game from Kerberos Productions! I’ll be looking forward to the expansion for more punishment
Next will be an attempt to reach Silver League in Starcraft II.
I got my hands on the Dark Souls PC Edition for $15 USD during the crazy winter PC game sales on Amazon.com (many thanks to Log). Thanks to DSFix, I can now enjoy this game in 1080p along with custom text D: Oh, and being able to take nice screenshots is another plus.
Oh yeah, I’m so best! Now the unfortunate part of this is that the death message was replaced by “You died like a bitch” which is not the best when you are dying against Capra Demon because Capra Demon.
I couldn’t find a way to import my PS3 character to the PC version, so decided to start a mage playthrough for kicks and co-op.
Starting as a mage was so different from my usual playstyle that I struggled a lot with the beginning of the game. At first, I thought I would be able to deal without using the Drake Sword, but halfway to the Gargoyles I finally relented and started two-handing the damned thing. Girl, what were you thinking?
It sucks that magic does low damage at first, you cannot use a shield because of two-handing a sword, and you are as squishy as a mosquito (…or I just suck at this game :D). Getting the Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring and Homing Soulmass spell helped a bunch though. I can finally charge at people again without fear!
I’ve also restarted Leon (now Onion Leon), planning to build him exactly the same way so I can go take on the DLC. About to go into the sewers.
I got really lucky and got a Black Knight Sword and Greatsword drops from the first two Black Knights, so Leon is really plowing through the game (5 hits for the first Gargoyle!).
The above is my character from Dark Souls (named Leon after the Resident Evil protagonist) about to go take on the final boss of the game. I really regret not sticking to this game when it was new and fresh and discovering its secrets with everyone who was playing. But on the bright side, playing it a year after Dark Souls came out did make my time with the game easier.
I went for a greatsword build with medium weight after watching YouTuber OverTheGun decimate everything in his path in his Let’s Play Dark Souls videos (highly recommended watch!). I decided to substitute the Zweihander with a Claymore since it is faster and still has a decent reach. At this point in the game, everything goes down in one or two hits when two-handing the Claymore. I am open to recommendations for better equipment/build though!
Current equipment list:
I’m thinking of raising strength to 40 next to make use of the Claymore’s scaling. Final build link.
Can’t wait for New Game +, Dark Souls 2 and being able to play the game on PC. Apparently you can do silly mods like the following!
I’m very very excited about the new Blazblue game from watching some footage of Japanese games. It looks like we’ll finally have something that’s not all about pulling the longest combos possible! I’ve highlighted a few items that I’m most excited about:
All in all, it feels like Arc System Works put a lot of effort into this new version. I hope that the new moves didn’t break the balance too badly.
From what I’ve seen of Jin so far, he looks to be more than decent this time around. He was never truly bad but it is nice to see your character do well
Here’s a list of the changes for Jin and some thoughts.
Now if only the console version could get here before Evolution ’13. One can always dream~