i really should have uninstalled them all before i started playing again

Diamond Choices

So when I started playing Choices over a year ago, I was in love with the game, it literally had it all for me: interesting stories that blew my mind constantly with complex characters and beautiful art. It offered a great story with simple choices, but also gave you the possibility to, let’s say ‘enhance the experience’ if you decided to go for the diamond options, which would normally be clothing or weapons (besides time with your significant other).

And for a while, I wasn’t bothered by my lack of diamonds. Sure, I might be a little whiny about why I couldn’t do this or wear that, but I’d quickly forget about it because the essence of the story wasn’t drastically changed by my inability to go for this premium options. But recently, this hasn’t been the case, particularly with the release of the new books (Book 2 of Endless Summer & The Sophomore)

I’d like to begin with The Sophomore. I, particularly, am indifferent towards The Freshman series but I was pretty excited for the new book’s release. In fact, I was enjoying the story pretty much until a sign popped up that basically said: “Hey, you’re going to need to spend diamonds unless you want to be a shitty girlfriend and a shitty friend to this people”. 
Now, I was bitter about how I was basically forced to used diamonds in The Freshman Book 4 to make Zack feel better, but this, oh this made my blood boil. 
Since when lacking money turns you into an awful significant other or friend? Since when supporting someone and wanting to be there for them emotionally requires money?
If I haven’t been clear enough, I’m pissed to the point that I no longer want to play The Sophomore because I’d rather have no relationships at all that seeing them all crumble before my eyes because I have no money that I can spend.

Moving on to Endless Summer Book 2. Now, Endless Summer has always been a story that is rather heavy when it comes to the use of diamonds, I won’t deny it. But even then, you could still get most of the clues and spend a little time with who you want your love interest to be. 

That we have to use diamonds if we want to save our friends is ridiculous. It’s not even about lifting up their self-esteem, it’s about saving their bloody lives and getting out of the island as safely as possible, y’all. Want to spend time with your love interest or at least gain a few points with them? Forget about that unless, again, you have diamonds to spend. 
Also, the idols are usually part of the clues to the mysteries of La Huerta, so now you can’t get most of the clues like in Book 1.

I like to say that I’m angry with how much emphasis is being placed on the diamond options, but really what I feel is disappointment that I can’t be as involved in the stories as I want to be because of this. Every time that chapters are out I begin to feel a little more disconnected from a game that I just to not be able to put down; to the point where I debated several times whether I should just uninstall the app and stop playing it altogether (and lately, this has been more and more on my brain because what’s the point in playing a game that you just don’t enjoy as much as you used to?)

anonymous asked:

ok i had a really sad, angsty kind of idea for a mini fic (??) with the reset theory where Seven is super depressed about the recent reset and while MC is on someone else's route, they just call Seven out of the fricking blue at like 3 AM crying and saying "Saeyoung, I remember." (Does this make any sense?? idk) Think you could help a brotha out and write it? If not its totally cool! PS love your blog <3

Thank you anon! I am really thankful you like my blog! Of course, since this is about Saeyoung and the reset theory, there will be spoilers. So read with caution! I had lots of fun writing this :) ALSO! I listened to this song while writing and I thought it fit, so listen if you’d like ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG8–_OOWE0&index=27


 Reset. Saeyoung had seen you press this button countless times, wiping all the blissful memories of the RFA members except his. He wish he could forget everything that’s happened. It’s felt like he’s been reliving the same week over and over for months now. It was stressful, but it never actually hurt him. You would always choose a different member of the RFA to show your affections to. First, it was Zen. Saeyoung had to painstakingly watch as you inflated Zen’s ego to its brim, then, finally, when Zen seemed to at long last be at peace with his family, reset. Next was Yoosung. He watched you root him on with his LOLOL obsession, watched you support him through his hard times, and watched you be there for him endlessly. Finally, when Yoosung seemed to be accepting his dear cousin’s death, reset. Jaehee was the last of the Casual Route, which only made Saeyoung more nervous. What would happen when you chose his route? Of course, he’d be elated at first. He waited for you for ages, and the day you’d finally choose him would be his happiest moment.
  Once you had finished Jaehee’s route, he watched you through the monitor as you clicked to unlock the Deep Route. He was tired of going through the same routine, the same chatrooms, the same interactions. He wanted to just finally be happy. One after another, he watched as you chatted with the RFA members. But this time, it was different. You were choosing his favored answers. You were trolling Yoosung right beside him, blasting out the childish sound effects, and even praising Honey Buddha Chips right in front of Jumin. Was this finally his turn? He was ecstatic to say the least, but he knew what would come after that. He knew you weren’t going to be his forever. His heart sank into his stomach each time you told him “I love you”. He knew it wasn’t going to last and that you’d just uninstall the game after or hit the reset once again. He didn’t want that to happen, but it was how the game worked.

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Coffee Support

Summary: Natsu never realized that cute barista was a lady of many talents.  (Nalu fluffy oneshot)

Author’s Note: I’ve lost track of the prompt list, but there was one of AU’s where characters didn’t know they knew each other.  So here this is.  A little birthday gift for me since it’s one less thing sitting in my pile of unfinished fics. :)

 

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vividpixie  asked:

Could you do number 7- "Don’t make me say I miss you" Could be angsty or more cute and fluffy like a modern long distance relationship au kinda thing, whatever floats your boat. ;)

#7: Don’t make me say I miss you

Thank you so much for the prompt! This one is an AU and I’d like to call it fluffy even though I suppose there’s general angst along the way. (I need the fluff. This damn show is killing me right now.) Hope you like!


It all started in the absolutely most ridiculous way possible: a fucking Facebook quiz.

(OK so maybe it started long before that, years even. Maybe it started that first day, the not-quite-meet-cute when Emma was forced to arrest Killian when all he was doing was standing up for his mate. Maybe it started when they compared tattoos at the precinct or the day he took Henry for ice cream when she found out about Graham’s aneurysm. Maybe it started the first time he brought her soup when she was sick or the time she bought him that fancy telescope so he could watch the stars on the edge of the sea.)

OK, so when it started was sort of a nebulous concept, but the point was this: Emma Swan had never fancied herself a person with a soulmate, until one day, bored at the Sheriff station, she clicked on that stupid link her friend Mary Margaret had shared: Who’s Your True Love? Mary Margaret had, of course, been matched with her dreamy husband David, a man who could very well put Prince Charming to shame in just about every category except possession of an actual castle. And Emma knew these stupid things were rigged and basically just showed you who you interact with most often on the dumb site, but out of some weird, dark, confused compulsion, she clicked it and her heart actually leapt in her chest when those all-too-familiar stormy blue eyes were staring back at her through the screen, the smirk on his lips burning through to her soul even though it was his expression in literally every picture he’d ever uploaded to the whole fucking internet.

It felt like he could read her thoughts, like he kind of already knew.

Emma Swan, your True Love is: Killian Jones!

The computer was mocking her – she swore she could hear it snicker – as her jaw dropped and her eyes shot down to the floor, her cheeks flushed a red deeper than the wine she so desperately needed at this very unsettling moment in her life.

Holy shit. She really did think he might be her True Love.

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Have no fear, there will be no TS3 side blog~
AKA all the things that are wrong with TS3 in one, massive post:
(long overdue, but better late than never)

I have tried. I tried really, really hard. I got all the content, got defaults, got mods (to an extent), got custom content. I tried way harder than what I posted to my Tumblr, so in honor of honestly, deeply, sincerely giving The Sims 3 an honest to dragons shot - let me break it down for you:

The Sims 3 is a fucking awful game.

I was right 40 minutes after buying base game at Tesco when it released. I was right months later when I gave it another shot. I’ve been right in chats, replies, comments, always - I have been right. The Sims 3 is not a good game. This has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I’m a hardcore The Sims 2 fan and I prefer TS2 - you know why? Because TS3 is broken. It doesn’t work, and when it does, even then it’s questionable. I had zero mods in, and the game was broken. I did nothing to my sim, and she still jump bugged out (or, in TS2 we’d call it a jump bug, who the hell knows what it’s called in TS3.). I did nothing, and the game was not working the way I’d want it to - even if I were inclined to play it vanilla, it would be shit.

The Sims 3 has a lot of potential, especially for build and buy mode. Although I personally find the design tool obnoxious, I can see how it eliminated an annoying (although vital) part of TS2 CC: recolors. You don’t need them. Do them yourself. You know what the beauty of TS2 recolors is though? You don’t have to do them yourself. I consider myself to be moderately creative at TS2 build CC, but in TS3 I was completely lost. I know what I want, but given a color wheel I can’t do it. I can do what others do, but not in a shitty game option. Give me Photoshop, and I’ll do it.

If you ever get used to controlling the jerky, unreliable camera in TS3, you could potentially build some really nice lots with it, because the build mode tools are pretty good. If you can find anything in the menus made for children, that is. The whole UI in TS3 is pretty bad, to be honest - it’s overly complicated and overly simplified at the same time: at first glance it looks like it’s made for children, but good luck trying to locate anything specific in it, you’ll be looking a while. It literally took me five minutes to find a chess board the other day, but that could also potentially be because the tiny, spinning thumbnails of the buy mode items are nearly impossible to make out - unless I change my resolution to something it shouldn’t be, which, speaking of game options, you can barely do without restarting the entire game. If you don’t restart the entire game the graphics bug out. That’s great.

If you are into building and decorating though, I hope you’re either prepared to spend a lot of extra money buying store content, willing to hoist your pirate flag and illegally download it or willing to deal with every single shitty item at the start of a catalog that looks exactly like you can use it, but in reality you cannot - unless you do the aforementioned. Let’s also in the same turn cover how when you enter buy or build mode, a message pops up in the corner with “OMG POPULAR STORE CONTENT RIGHT NOW, YOU SHOULD GET IT” - no. No you shouldn’t. Unless you’re a pirate, you probably already spent a ridiculous amount of money on the game itself, and getting nagged to spend even more money (“cleverly” disguised as being bought with ‘sim points’, which is a fancy way of saying 'a currency that you pay money for but it looks better if they’re called sim points rather than $’), is very, very low. And also stupid. The TS franchise is already well known to be EA’s cash cow, so honestly I can’t believe they took it this far.

Gameplay in The Sims 3 is very different from The Sims 2, and not in a good way. I’m an infamous micro-manager in TS2, and I like it like that. I can control everything they do and everything they pursue, and it works. If you attempt to play TS3 the same way you play TS2, you will fail. You will literally be doing one pointless thing after another. There are some advantages to being able to take your sim wherever you want at the click of a button, but to what purpose? So your sim can disappear into a rabbit hole for 6 hours? To buy recipes you need the skill to cook? To go hang around community lots with awfully dressed “townies” making trouble everywhere? I can of course see how it’s more interactive, you’re more involved in what your sim does (or potentially: you’re so impatient that you can’t stand a 60 second loading screen), but it’s a pointless waste of machine power, in my opinion. Lets not even get into the whole “your sim ate a sandwich, congratulations!” – I mean, are you fucking serious? This feature would make so much more sense for massive events (child birth, promotion etc), but for every single thing your sim does for the first time, you get a virtual pat on the back… why? You could argue that ignoring them is easy, and it is, but it’s still a feature they decided to include and it is stupid. It’s the little things that bring the entire game down.

Social interraction. Where to start? Sims you communicate with give you status updates on how they’re feeling about what you’re doing/saying to them. “Bob thinks Jane is being sociable”. That’s nice. Watch out though, because one wrong interaction will bring Bob from thinking Jane is a blast to literally fucking hating everything she does and says from that point on. Thankfully, the game is simple like TS2 in this respect, and abandoning interacting with said sim temporarily will make them think higher of you. Makes sense, right? Nope, but that’s life simulations for you. Without having really done any deep and meaningful research on this, I was always under the impression that sim interactions had improved from TS2 to TS3 - especially when it comes to “grinding the social grind of love”, we all know it… talk, talk, talk, flirt, flirt, flirt, backrub, hug, hug, hug, flirt, kiss, kiss, kiss, get married. Like I’ve said, I’m a pretty hardcore TS2 fan, and I sort of want to avoid making this post a “everything is much better in TS2!!1”-post, but it’s very difficult… point being that the “love grind”, if that’s all you’re attempting to achieve, is much more forgiving in TS2, potentially because of Bob’s inclination to instantly hate Jane’s guts if she makes one wrong move - but the sims in TS2 just seem more interested in actually doing it, too. When I played TS3 for this experiment, I wanted my single, female sim to hook up with this guy she met outside work (or at work, maybe… somewhere between the x hours she disappeared into the rabbit hole and getting into the taxi that took her back to her lot). They had lots of things in common (music) and he kept praising her in little notification bubbles about how much he enjoyed all the things they had in common. He also constantly called her on her smart phone (…I’ll leave that one alone, don’t worry) and generally refused to leave her house once he first made it over there. So here’s the twist: Clara still had absolutely zero interest in interacting with him, unless I forced her to. Which I did. For two whole days. After two whole days of constant pie menu circulations, barely taking breaks for food and peeing, they could wohoo. So they did. Naturally. As you do. Clara got pregnant, what a blessed miracle, yada yada yada - and then their relationship progress completely stopped. In a perfect world (read: TS2), I’d want this guy to move in with Clara at this point, but either I have a case of the stupids or this game is pretty shit, because it didn’t show up as an option, and their romance never went further than kissing whilst in an upright position before Clara started refusing going to bed or taking a shower and I closed the game and haven’t opened it since because this is apparently enough to piss me off. :) And that’s when I officially ran out of patience.

In summation, if I even need to make a summation since this post is massively long and covers pretty much everything I bothered to remember about how little I enjoy The Sims 3: I will not be doing this again. I’m leaving the game installed for now (and believe me it took most of my willpower not to smash that uninstall option for instant gratification, but I have resisted) because I do want to be able to give build / buy mode more of a chance, since that’s what I found the least annoying and with the most potential, but it’s frustrating to want to be able to play an entire game, but instead you can only attempt to force yourself to enjoy 1/3rd of it.

I can also now honestly say that I don’t understand what the massive TS3 fanbase has done to be able to enjoy this pile of poo. I wish someone could let me in on their secret.

Just kidding no I don’t. This game sucks.

I’ll just stick with TS2 forever.

TLDR: not worth reading unless you’re exceedingly interested in my very biased opinion about how a 5-year-old game is worse than it’s 10-year-old predecessor. Also, there’s swearing.