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What Did You Play This Weekend?

As the weekend comes to a close here at the — almost literal — 11th hour, I’m curious to hear about the games YOU played. I think my time was quite obviously spent in ECO, which is an immersive and realistic sandbox building/surviving game. The Keen and Graev Community has our very own server that we actively play on and maintain, which has been the crucial component of how much fun I’ve been having.

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What Did You Play This Weekend?

Before we get to what we played this weekend, let’s remember there are some cool games coming out this week: ECO and Dragon Quest Builders (Switch). I’m glad to have more distractions.

My time this weekend, specifically Friday through Sunday, was spent playing:

  1. Monster Hunter World – By far the most time. Dropped like 5 hours on Saturday without breaking a sweat.
  2. Assassin’s Creed Revelations – My wife and I are playing through the games in order and we’re making great progress! Next up we’ll have to figure out how to play AC3 since it doesn’t have a PS4 remaster, and I hate playing on the PS3 if I can avoid it.
  3. Subnautica – I’m making my way to the end! I really wish I could attach torpedos to my Cyclops and blow those Leviathan all to kingdom come. Unfortunately, there’s this weird “no weapons” mantra from the devs.
  4. Skyrim on Switch – Loving it. Chipping away at the game a few quests at a time.

I know some of my friends have been playing oldies like Baldur’s Gate 2 and FF11 (Nasomi). Others dabbled once again in WoW after the allied races happened.

What about you?


This Weekend: Looking for Skyrim Smithing Advice

What are you guys playing this weekend?

I’m playing a lot of Skyrim on the Switch. I’ve been leveling a warrior-type using 1h and block. Having not played Skyrim for years, I wasn’t aware of so many of the little changes. The biggest change is to Smithing. My goal was the level up Smithing and craft some pretty epic items. Turns out, it’s a little more difficult now. Smithing in Skyrim now works off the value of the item. From what I read, the best ratio of resources to skill gains comes from making ‘gold rings’, but I’m also reading some info about Dwarven Smithing. Looking for some advice here.

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What are You Playing this Weekend?

This weekend I’m looking forward to having some time to relax and invest in some games. This week was marred by food poisoning (or something unpleasant…) and a ton of client work. I’m ready for some R&R.

I’ll be clocking time in Skyrim for Switch, finishing up an Assassin’s Creed 2 play-through with my wife, and perhaps looking at getting We are Billions.

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What are we playing this weekend?

I’ve been meaning to start a weekend feature for some time now. Since I started posting every day — By the way I’m up to 138 days straight — I realized there’s a need for a few regular features. I think this will develop into one.

Since co-founding my own business and joining the ranks of the entrepreneurial work from home types, I’ve found that I have even less time to really devote heavily to games than I did when I was working 8 hours a day and commuting an hour each way. It’s that stress of, “If I do it then it won’t get done,” and knowing that my business only grows relative to the effort I directly put into its growth.

So weekends have become really valuable as a time off and time to breath.

That said, tonight we went to the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, tomorrow we’re doing stuff, Monday we’re going to see family, etc. Live has a crazy way of being super active. That said, there are games.

Graev and I have been playing Sea of Thieves. We can’t say much more than that. The Technical Alpha is underway, and if you want to see more on what’s happening you should check out the Sea of Thieves Reddit. It’s very… Reddit… but it’s ‘probably’ accurate enough to represent the state of affairs. Can I say I’m having a blast? I don’t know if I can, so I won’t say it.

We also picked up the Halo Master Chief Collection and plan to play through that then get started on Halo 5. Perhaps before we start playing the MCC we’ll finish up Halo Wars. We’re debating jumping into a full playthrough in timeline order.

Lastly, we’re playing the Styx games. I’m currently playing single-player for the first game, and we’re playing the second game concurrently in full co-op. I’ll be writing up more of my thoughts on both the games soon.

What are you guys playing? Anything fun?