Happy Friday friends! Sam's gaming PC arrived, so hang out and play Final Fantasy with us! We explore this MMO and talk about Sam's new gaming setup and our brand new d&d game we're about to start. We're sleepy in this one, and boy you can hear it. But we had a lot of fun recording it and we hope you enjoy!
Game in this episode:
Final Fantasy XIV | Final Fantasy XIV website
"Set in the fantastical realm of Eorzea, Final Fantasy XIV is a sprawling online adventure where hundreds of players set out to conquer a vast world teeming with fierce monsters, powerful magic, and alluring myths.
In this massively mulitplayer online RPG, you’ll share your experience with countless other players who populate the world, either passing them a wave as you scoot by on your own errands, or teaming up to conquer dungeons or fell powerful enemies together.
As you quest, you’ll shape your character’s skills, appearance, and history, take on job roles and classes, pick up powerful weapons and armor, and help the denizens of Eorzea bring peace to the continent."
[Music fades in] Hey there, welcome to our podcast where we try to figure out life together one video game at a time. I'm Karly.
And I'm Sam. Grab a snack, grab your controller, and let's hang out and play. [Music fades out]
Hey, dude. Oooo I closed my eyes for that one and everything just gettin into the groove.
I know, I saw it happen. It was like really intimate.
Only the best for you babe.
Do I... one or two?
Okay. What did I just pick?
I needed to pick something for my character.
Interesting. Well, I guess then we'll just dive right in. What are we playing today?
Final Fantasy 14.
So exciting. I'm obsessed. I'm now obsessed with MMOs. Don't look at me, or my children, or my subscriptions.
We are currently doing like the free trial, you can play up to level 60 for free, which is a pretty good trial. It feels quite generous. So that's what we're doing. I'm trying to log in, but it keeps telling me to try again later. So I'm just looking at my character selector. And admiring my little character. She's adorable.
Yeah, it did that for me too. I just like was getting like I just like kept clicking on it until it worked. But do you want to describe your character for everyone?
Yes, sure. So her name is Ellawena Luna. She's a Lallafell, which are the I feel like the most equivalent way to describe them be like a halfling. She's freaking cute. She's got like mint hair with like pinky highlights. And she carries around a little satchel with flowers in them and it's adorable. Also, I did a quest that gave me a hat that looks like the sorting hat. So you know, she's a real vibe.
I love that.
What about your character?
Um, I am a cat person. I looked very slutty in the beginning. No shame. She just looked a little. Just a little promiscuous, you know, for a game that really was probably geared towards men. And
She had like the, sort of stereotypical like anime half naked look to her.
Yeah, exactly. Which is fine. But like, come on lady.
You do you girl.
So I thought I gave her blue hair. I didn't. It's white.
The color selector was not great to be fair.
Yeah. And she just looks like a badass B but so she started out looking like just very, like she was going to The Club. And now she looks like Do Not Perceive Me. She is literally wearing like just this is really poofy armed like, long like tunic type thing. With black pants and brown boots and the to kick it off she's wearing like a Viking hat and.
Good for her.
Honestly. Yeah. One thing I love about this is I just love there's so many quests This is like my dream.
There really, there really is like a lot. It's... it's a little overwhelming. I currently only have one quest that I'm working on right now. Which is like, almost strange, because the rest of the time that I've been playing this game I had like 9 or 10 at all times.
Yeah, I told you there's a little bit of a lull.
Yeah, yeah, I'm trying to figure out because I'm not getting any sound to my game, which is very frustrating. I don't understand.
Which is really a shame. Because the sound in this game is so lovely. I frickin love the music. I was listening to it earlier today.
Oh, I got it.
Yay. Where am I? The map is also very big. I don't know where I'm going or like, it's just very large.
But I am. Oh, go ahead.
No, you go.
I was just gonna say like I'm playing. We're playing this because I finally got my PC. And what a time that was getting it all set up and everything but it's here. I've been playing this and World of Warcraft.
Tell everybody about about getting it and just all about it, tell everybody about your new baby.
My new baby. So I talked about it in a previous episode, as far as it's one of my best friend, Lily's boyfriend was upgrading his PC. And so he sold me this one. It came down on my parents. So it was with my parents until not this past weekend. But the weekend before I think or maybe two weeks ago. I don't really remember. No, I think it was last week. And I went and I picked it up from them, I bought a monitor. So hold on, I got to stop running to tell the story. So I buy my monitor. Before I went and got my PC. I went and got the monitor on a Friday, I think. And I was getting the PC on Saturday. So I go to Best Buy, pick out this monitor, love it great, whatever. Go to pick up my PC. And it wasn't even until I'm there that I remember that Lily and Jake told me that it doesn't just connect to Wi Fi that he would hardwire into it. And I'm not the smartest when it comes to computers. And I just figured I could plug in my router like I we have a modem. And then we have a router we don't usually use. But our modem can only be plugged into our living room. And I just figured I could plug in my router in my room and like hard hardwire my router into my computer but your router needs to be connected to your modem. So that wasn't going to work. Unless I ordered like a really really really long Ethernet cable to like clip up through our apartment. So I ended up going back to BestBuy on Sunday and bought this little nifty gadget you like USB gadget that just plugs into it. You can either it can go in like USB, or you can like it has like a docking station. And you can use it to get Wi Fi to your computer. So, which is great, so I buy this thing. I even make sure I'm talking to the lady from Best Buy. I was like okay, this is gonna work? This is gonna do the thing? And she was like, yeah, it's gonna do the thing. So I'm like, Okay, cool. So I opened it up. And you have to install a disk. Okay, so the PC doesn't. So I set it up on my desk in my room, everything is set up, everything's plugged in monitor plugged into the PC, everything needs a disk. But then it says, okay, if you don't have a disk drive, that's okay. You can download it by by going to this website. But remember, y'all couldn't get internet to my computer to download it to install it. So I literally had to unplug everything, plug everything into the living room on the floor, just to download this stuff. So then to then just disassemble everything and put it back in my room. It was such a huge ordeal. But moral of the story is it's working now and it's amazing.
I love that I love that. Does it have a name?
It needs one.
Since it's part of the family. I mean, you don't have to come up with it on the spot. I'm just saying.
Yeah, no, I know. Yeah.
Feels like it needs a name.
I didn't even think about giving it a name to be honest. So yeah, I'll have to think of one and let the people know. I think it's a guy though.
That feels right.
So how do you feel because this is really like your first foray into PC gaming. And I know you've been pretty into like, your PlayStation and your switch.
Do you feel like you maybe like this more? Better? The same? Not as much? How do you feel?
Oh, if I I am definitely one of those people who are like if I never have to touch any other console again, great.
I mean yeah, I mean I love my PlayStation though so like yeah I love my PlayStation but I do love my PC. I'm one of the people like you know cuz they joke people joking like once you get a PC like you know you never want to go back. What's happening here? Sorry, I just got into a fight. Um And yeah, that's 100% how I feel.
Well, I love that then, makes it a worthy investment.
I, I mean, I don't have like a dedicated gaming PC like we've talked about before. I really like playing on the computer because um, oh, Lord, I started a fight. So things are happening. Um, but I have had oh my god, why are you telling me invalid target? Why are you not working? Sorry, y'all. I do be dying. The trees in this game are mad and you know, I truly might die.
I'm about to die.
Ah, do you remember the quest where you had to investigate the lifemend stump?
Okay, I'm doing that. I'm doing like the big fight for it. I am scared. Um, but anyway.
Oh, you're gonna be fine. You're gonna be fine, buddy. I'm legit about to die though from a firefly.
You would not believe your eyes if 10 million fireflies came out and killed my character.
But yes, so I had a PlayStation 2 when I was younger, that was mine. And it was like in my room or whatever. But a lot of times for most of my life, the consoles were always my brothers. So whenever like I wanted to play it was like, okay, I have to go and share it. Like when he's not using it be in his room, his setup all his stuff. And that was fine. He was always really great about sharing. He wanted me to play with him. Like, he liked it that I wanted to play video games too. So like, it wasn't that, but I much prefer to just be comfortable. Like in my own space, like my own stuff. To like to not have to, I always felt bad to like, I always felt like I was hogging his PlayStation and like taking up too much time. And he would never like tell me that I was but I know sometimes I definitely did. So that was always why I wanted to play on my computer because then I was like, I don't have to feel bad about eating up his storage because it's mine. So yeah. I also don't love the PlayStation controllers. I have tiny baby hands, and they're way too big. So I don't love a lot of like, keyboard controls.
But I kind of prefer the keyboard anyway, just because it's easier for me than a big honkin controller.
Yeah, that's fair. Yeah, I've been getting really good. So the one thing so before we started playing Final Fantasy, the first and only - well, not the only game because I also downloaded Toontown because I'm a Toontown stan on come at me.
We all know this. This is not news.
Yeah. Anyway, the first game I, well the first game I downloaded on my PC was World of Warcraft, which I feel like kind of came out of left field like I didn't really like I heard about it. But I was like, oh, let me let me look into it. And then you had sent me a tiktok about it. And so I downloaded that and I like fell hard and fast for that. I quickly so they give you a free trial. But it's only to level 20 and I like got to level 20 in like less than 24 hours like that's how quickly I was that's how much I was playing. And so I subscribed to World of Warcraft.
And no one and before anyone comes at me about not that I think anyone will because like three people listen to this, but.
And one of them is you.
Right. I didn't know about the blizzard lawsuit until after I bought the subscription.
So I feel bad about that but also at the same time, like, well, I bought it now I'm going to still play but.
Yeah, I mean, like you said you didn't know it's not like you were like there was no like ill intentions there at all.
Um, I also think anybody who listens to this and or knows us in real life knows that like that's not the kind of bullshit that we would ever like knowingly support or look past I guess but anyway this episode is not about that I don't think either of us have like the mental capacity today to get into that subject just know.
Correct, and I'm not even as well like I'm not even super
I mean I know but yeah.
Yeah. I don't know all the details as well either because I I'm not like super into that studio like I don't really play those games just know that it's shitty and.
There's unfortunately a lot of really not good things in a lot of corners of the video game industry. There's a lot of not good stuff.
And just capitalism in general.
Yeah, yeah. Yeah, but especially I think because for so long, like video games were such like still are in a lot of ways like a very male dominated industry like that breeds a lot of not great things. But.
But anyway, Final Fantasy has been a lot of fun so far.
Yeah. I, I love it.
I don't know do I love it enough to pay for it monthly?
I probably will.
Because I don't, I don't have a lot of money to just, I mean, I'm okay. Like, it's it wouldn't like bankrupt me or anything, obviously, like it's like 12 bucks a month. But I feel like it grinds my gears that you have to pay for the game and then pay for it monthly, like on the one hand, like I understand like it's an online game. So like there's an online subscription. But there's just so many things you have to freakin subscribe to nowadays. And I.
I don't know that I would prioritize this when I I think I would kind of prefer to like just get a new game each month.
Yeah, that's fair.
But, but the good thing about it is that you can pay for it like one month, when like, if I'm really wanting to play, I could just have it for a month. And then when I'm bored with it again, I don't have to continue the subscription. And I won't like lose my progress. I just have to wait to play until I pay for it again. So.
I might do that. We'll see. I'm only on level nine. So I've got quite a ways to go with my trial here.
Right, we have a long time.
So are you still fighting the trees?
No, I won. I'm done.
Yeah, I did it. It was not as hard as I thought.
The fighting is not like, like games like Breath of the Wild or whatever where you have to like, very carefully like aim and shoot and. And it's different fighting mechanics. You basically like select your enemy. And then you have like a hot bar that has like your different attacks that you can do. And so you kind of just like click them and like wait for like a timer until you can do it again. And so it's it's not necessarily easy. But in some ways it is easier.
If you're not great at like, playing out the combat, I guess.
Yeah, I just love like, I'm just clicking buttons like, I use the short key. So I use like just the number one and two and
Just like, I just alternate them and I'm just like, yep.
I'm sure that like people who have played this game for years have some sort of like strategy. I really don't. I'm just button smashing. But to be fair, that's how I play any kind of fighting in any kind of game. Like I'm not thinking about it. Like once a fight starts like panic takes over and I'm just mashing buttons and if I live I live if I die, I die.
Also two things, because people might notice you're gonna hear our keyboards clicking.
I'm sorry. I hope that you enjoy that sound as much as I do, because it's gonna be there.
God ASMR man.
It's gonna be there. The other thing is that I'm hearing this little chirp. I don't know if you guys will be able to hear it.
I don't even hear it.
I don't think anybody else is gonna hear it. I don't know where it's coming from. I don't know if it's my headphones, or your air pods?
I don't know.
I don't know. But I keep hearing it. So if I sound like I've like lost my train of thought, it's because I'm distracted by chirping I don't know what it's coming from.
So one of my tasks is journey to the lavender beds. But I know what that means. Like there's nothing here.
I I know.
Yeah, the map is huge on this game, like there are so many different areas to go. It's not like some games, like the paths that you can travel are very obvious and easy to navigate. And this is you can go like anywhere it feels like. And you have a map.
Except in the water. I just tried going in the water and I can't go in there. I was like, oh, maybe do I need to go into the lavender? No.
When we first started, I was like, Sam, I'm so sorry. Like, I I'm gonna be a healer. Like that's the kind of character I chose. So I will heal you in a battle. But you have to lead me to it because I cannot find a single thing.
Do you feel like it's gotten easier?
A little bit. But I just I'm never gonna be good at that kind of thing. Like, I am not good with directions. I'm the kind of person who if I turn one time, I have no idea where I am. Like, and I'm really bad at reading maps, like, I have no sense of direction at all. In real life and in games.
I'm not too bad, there's just a lot happening. So it's taking me a while to kind of get my bearings.
Yeah, like once I get more used to like what the different worlds are and like I guess spend more time in the the world I'll be able to just figure things out on my own like just from habit, but I don't know it well enough yet. And it doesn't help that like I grabbed every single quest I could find. And so they were sending me like back and forth all over to like all these different areas with like, no real pattern to like, help me get like I didn't stick to like one area first. I just went everywhere and grabbed everything.
Ooo, I just got a new attack because I just leveled up.
Are you level 10 now?
No, I'm level 12.
Jesus, I'm only level 9.
Oh, your baby.
I am baby. This happens a lot Sam and I will start a game at the same time. And she blows past me.
I have been trying really hard not to like play when you're not playing.
I do appreciate that. But you absolutely don't have to like I do not mind. Especially because like I don't know if I'm going to continue playing past the trial.
And also one of the bummers of the trial is that we can't be friends.
So like I kind of like when we went into it thought that we would be spending like more time with each other.
But it's kind of more we're doing like our own separate things and occasionally we'll run and see the other one but we're not really like playing together.
And I think if we had paid for it, I think there might be more options to like Co Op, but I really don't know if there are.
Yeah, I think so.
Because there's the option to like make like a party. But just not if you're in the trial. What a bummer.
Honestly. Oh, I'm getting a new outfit. Let's see if this is gonna be - Karly's, I'm so angry because Karly's character is so cute. Mine literally just looks. Oh my gosh. *laughing*
Wait we're gonna have to meet up.
My girl does not know she just - oh god, bitch.
Where are you? I want to find you. We have to meet up
Oh God, I don't know where I am. I'm in. Oh, you know where to go you know where you had to? You know where you had to find those like lazy soldiers?
Remember last night you had to find the initiates I had to help you find them.
I remember the quest but I don't remember where it was like, I'm going to need you to give me a name and then I can find it.
Oh, okay. Bentbranch. I'm - I can go there. That's -
I'm gonna go to the thingy the I'm going to teleport there to the thing.
Okay, I can't teleport, but I will. I'm pretty close. I will run there now.
Okay. This bitch just does not understand the assignment.
You know, it be like that sometimes.
Okay. I am on my way. I was just turning in a task.
That's fine. I'm so in the bentbranch area, you'll be able to find that portal. It's just like that blue diamond looking thing. And then you'll be able to teleport there. You just have to, like attune to it. And I'm standing there and just hanging out.
I'll wait. Let me see my new attack. Blood bath - converts a portion of physical damage dealt into hp.
Here I come. I see that a crystal. Did you ever tell anybody what your name is?
I didn't. Her name is Orphelia Mitnu. Orphelia is also my Warcraft World of Warcraft name. And it's also my dnd name.
Ooo, we should talk about dnd. Oh my god you look like a spicy pirate.
I know. Right? She doesn't understand. She either goes, like full club outfit or let me wear a potato sack.
You know, honestly, I respect it.
Yeah. She's kind of hot.
She is. Honestly, I wanted to be like a cat person. Because like.
Oh my god look, this little guy. Here. Come back to me. Oh my god. He's so little. He looks like a knight. But he's like miniature size. Look up there he is - you're kind of looking at him?
Oh, I see him. Yeah, yeah. Wild.
He's so wittle. Oh, oh, he disappeared. Okay.
I wanted be a cat person. But I did not like the starting outfit. And I loved the starting outfit for this one. Like she has a little flower pouch.
Yeah, she's so cute.
I had to do it. But yeah, we're gonna play d&d. Should we talk about that? That's kinda fun.
Yeah, we absolutely should.
So it's not our first time playing d&d. We played before and I DM'd it. And then I don't even really remember. We just stopped playing.
Um, but now Lexi, shout out to Lexi.
Should out to Lexi.
She's going to take a stab at dming.
Yeah, I'm so excited. I bought dice. They're super cute.
I did not buy dice. I already have dice. I feel like I should not spend the money to get dice. I don't need them. I also kind of like rolling on dndbeyond because they do all of the math for you.
Which is nice. But yeah, I'm really excited. We're playing with Steph and Abe. Steph hasn't been on yet. We're gonna have to get her at some point.
Lord knows y'all know who Abe is. We cannot shut up about him ever.
And Abe's, I'm so excited for Abe's character.
Yes, he's gonna play a bard.
I'm just really excited honestly, for everyone's like, I'm just so excited. Honestly.
Yeah. Do you want to tell everybody about your character? At least what you know, I know you're still figuring her out, but.
Yeah, so she is a tiefling rogue. And she is going to have a tragic backstory because obviously.
But I went with a rogue because I feel like when I play any sort of video games, like if I can be stealthy, like that's always like my, the way I've way I play. So I was like, oh, it kind of resonates with me, which is why I originally went for that and then yesterday we practice just like battling monsters, and I really fell in love with rogues man. They have some good shit.
Rogues can do a lot of damage. They have a lot of really cool abilities.
Which is cool. But yeah.
And her name is Orphelia. So I latched on to a name. And now here we are.
Do you? Do you know what her tragic backstory is yet? Or do you just know you want to have one?
No. So I know kind of what I want it to be. I want it to be I'm setting the scene of Vampire Diaries. And there is a season where you kind of learn more about Damons really tragic backstory. And you find out that like in the 1950s or something, he was captured, and he was experimented on by this horrible doctor. And things like that. And he meets this guy, Enzo.
And Lord, didn't we thirst over Enzo God.
I mean, who didn't thirst over Enzo. Anyway. Yeah. And so there's a scene where like, one night like this doctor is like having a party and they're like, they just like put Enzo and Damon on display. And a fire breaks out. And Damon gets out and leaves Enzo there to die. And that's my that's, that's the inspiration of my tragic backstory.
Okay, love that.
So do it that as you will.
Very dark we love to see it.
I wanted to play originally a druid because every time I've played d&d, so I've played like, three separate games, I think. And every time I've wanted to be a druid, I love Druids the'yre my absolute favorite, there's such a vibe. They're all about like nature and animals, which really resonates with me, I love it. But Steph, who is like super into like the whole witchy kind of vibes really wanted to do a druid. And it's her first time playing and I felt like we didn't necessarily need two Druids in the party. And I like to use magic when I can when I play. So I was like I'll be a cleric because we don't have one.
And if I know anything about our friend group, it's that it would be pure chaos.
And plans that are not really planned out well. Which means there's gonna be a lot of times where we need a healer so I'm gonna play a cleric. Her name is Kelwarin, and she's gonna go by Rin. She also has a - Oh, and she's a wood elf. I think. She's an elf for sure. I think I went with a wood elf, but, um, because I wanted her to be like, kind of more like nature based. Even though I couldn't go full Druid. I still leaned into that vibe.
I love that.
Yeah. And she so she definitely has the tragic backstory because I love angsty stories. Like everybody makes fun of me for it because I really love angst like when I was in my fanfiction years I had no interest in like the sexy stories. I wanted the sad traumatizing horrifying sad shit. I wanted it. When you're making a character on dndbeyond, you get like, I mean, you do this when you're just making a character in general, but, um, you pick like a backstory, and it it gives you like a one or two line like inspiration like for your character's backstory, and one of them is haunted one.
And basically just like they have something that haunts them that they don't really speak about. And so I chose that and that's sort of like the inspiration for their backstory. I have like an idea for it's not like fully planned out. I'm gonna work on that this week so that I can send it to Lexi. But I do know what she looks like.
Oh, yeah, see, I don't even know what oh shit. I don't even know what she looks like yet. Also, side note real quick. I am fighting a giant rock person and the recommended level was 13. And I'm only at level 12.
Oh you confident.
So we might be out here dying. And, and one of my commands is gone. I don't know if it's just like if I accidentally deleted something or what just happened. So.
Say a prayer for me.
Well, good luck. I've literally just been running around collecting tasks. Because now that I did that one, like a bunch opened up for me to do. So I've literally just run around. I've got like, let's see, I have now. I went from zero to I now have five but there's at least four that I haven't grabbed yet.
I love that.
Yeah. But yeah, I made a I was really bored one day. So I was like, I'm gonna make a Pinterest board to figure out like what I want my character.
I think that's a really good idea.
Yeah, it was fun. I love a good mood board. Something to help me figure out my vision.
My vision. It's, you know, wouldn't be me if I didn't pick a project and then completely hyper focus on it, and obsess. And just so happens d&d is gonna be it for a while. But we'll have to update everybody on how our game goes after we have like our first session.
Yeah, I think it's gonna go well, we practiced last night, with just with battling and that was really fun.
It was really fun. I didn't know if it was I mean, like, I wasn't like not thinking it would be fun. But I wasn't like, super stoked, because like, I knew it was just going to be practice round. Like, I was almost worried it was gonna be tedious, like learning the spells and stuff. But it wasn't it was just really silly and fun. Are you thinking that you're going to lean into like, the role playing aspect of it or more just the fighting?
Um, I might. I don't know. I, I make this joke with my therapist all the time. But I don't like role playing. I don't like role playing activities. I don't like doing it in therapy. I don't like doing it in job interviews, which I've had to do. I just don't like doing it. But I these past, like, few months, like I've had to do it in job interviews and in therapy. And so it's kind of like, made me not hate it as much. So we'll see.
Okay. I think for me, like I so I love to watch critical role. If you haven't watched it before, it's voice actors who play crit- "who play critical role" - who play Dungeons and Dragons, and they like, they go all in.
Like, they don't half ass anything. They are fully committed. It's wild. And I guess like that has made me a little more open to it. I just always, like in my head, I'm like, yeah, I'm gonna do it. And then I get like, I get shy.
And I'm also just not great at like thinking on my feet. In any sort of conversational setting. I'm just not, like, I'm one of those persons. Who are - one of those people who will, like, replay conversations in my head from like, years ago and be like, I can't believe I didn't say this. That would have been so much better. So should be interesting. We'll see how it goes.
Yeah, I think it's gonna, I mean, I think it helps to that, like we're at least we're with people like, or like with really close friends. You know, so that makes me feel a little bit better, more comfortable, I guess, leaning into like, the role playing aspect, but.
I was talking to someone -
I feel like - go ahead.
I was gonna say I feel like I'm really just like embracing and leaning into my like the nerd I was always meant to be like, always meant to be.
I was like talking to someone and he was like asking me about my weekend and like what I was doing. I was like, I've been playing World of Warcraft. Oh, yeah. Now I'm playing Final Fantasy. Oh, yeah. And then I'm playing d&d.
He was like, wow, nerd. And I was like, yeah, like, this is the best.
Yeah, I've definitely always been a nerd. My thing is that like, I didn't always have people to be a nerd with you know?
Like anybody who's known me for any like length of time can tell you like I have. I've always been like a dork. And when I like something, I go all in and I really like it. But it's hard to find people who want to who are into the same thing. So I'm excited that we have like a full group who is just as nerdy and silly as us that wants to do it, because that'll make it really fun. I was gonna say, just from like our little practice round, it seems like Abe is gonna lean until like the role playing. So I think that'll make it easier too, like. It's hard if you're the only one doing it, you know?
But everybody's getting into it. Then it's easier. I am fighting something called a dyremite which basically looks like a giant scorpion. I don't like it.
Oh, yeah. Get used to a baby. There's more of them.
Honestly, though, like, scorpions are one of the bugs that scare me the most.
I have two things chasing after me. They're called trickster imp's. And they look they're terrible I hate them. Get away from me. Get away. Get away. Can I not? "Your actions canceled. You are under attack." No, I don't want to be.
So random question for you, friend.
Now that you have your PC, I know you've looked around on Steam a little bit?
Well, that's a whole story in of itself.
Yeah. Are there any games that you would like to get? Other than like, a subscription to Final Fantasy?
Phasmaphobia for sure.
I also just I'm mad that I played through all of My Time at Portia on my PlayStation and not my computer because the PC version has more quests has a whole final section that the PlayStation doesn't even have and I'm mad about it. Because I'm not going to replay that game. At least for a while. But the game is a lot.
Yeah, it is for sure. I will say it's on sale right now on steam for $10.
That's fair. I wouldn't really buy it either. Um, there's this new game that just came out that I really want to play. It's called Death's Door.
It looks really fun. It's like an adventure game. I believe you play like a crow who collects souls and one escapes or goes missing or something in like, it's about like going to find it, I think? I read the description very briefly, like days ago, so that could be completely wrong. All I know, is it - Oh, I died.
I wasn't even paying attention.
Bitch. I was not even paying attention. But yeah, it looks really fun. It looks kind of similarish to like Hades, which I haven't played. But I like really want to play it and it's only $20 so yeah. Also, I mean, I've played the Sims but I'm so thirsty for the cottage living pack.
Have you bought it yet?
No. Not yet. I haven't been able to pull the plug. Pull the plug. What? Is that the word?
Pull the plug? Yeah.
Pull the plug?
I don't think that's the right phrase for this situation.
Yeah, pull the plug on buying it? Mmm. Jumped the gun?
I don't know I just all of a sudden like forgot how words work. I short circuited for a second.
That's fair. Oh, wait earlier - I know we're kind of coming up on time but earlier
Take the plunge!
Oh, yeah. Yeah, there it is.
There it is. We got there.
We got there in the end. So my job I talk all day right and I was literally interviewing a student and I was like getting towards the end and my voice literally like stopped working. Like, like my, I lost my voice for like a half hour and I was like, well, this isn't good.
But no, I haven't gotten it yet. Origin does this thing where you can like bundle games you can do uh get an expansion pack, a game pack and a stuff Pack. There's like you get like a 28% discount or whatever. But with this new one, they gave like special items if you buy by like September 2 or something like that. So they're not letting anybody bundle and it irrationally annoyed me. So I haven't bought the game yet. Because in my head, I'm like, wait for the bundle because you can save money and get more content. But on the other hand, if you buy it before September 2, you get a bike with a flower basket and I want that.
But like do I want that more than a deal? It's hard to be Karly.
Oh to be Karly.
So much inner turmoil over cottage core lesbian Sims.
It be like that sometimes. Anywhoozle.
Real quick before we go, this is our 20th episode.
You sounded so sad.
I'm not, I'm just tired.
I mean, same, big same.
I just can't believe it.
I know, I can't believe for 20 episodes in, and we haven't figured out how to promote this.
Since it's literally part of my degree.
One day, we might get it done.
But either way, I'm having a lot of fun still.
And now we get to play so many new games.
I know. Do you know you're gonna play next week?
I don't. I don't know. I still would like to maybe find something new.
Oh, wait, we had that one game I put on my wish list. Remember it was free?
Oh, yes yes yes.
It was called like The Room or something? Maybe we'll play that.
Sure. Sure. I have a five credit $5 credit on Steam and on switch. So like, I've been waiting for a good sale to entice me. So we'll see. But I also might just stick with Final Fantasy because I still got that trial.
What about you?
Play World of Warcraft with me.
Why? For free.
I just don't have any interest in World of Warcraft.
It's the same thing as Final Fantasy.
Yeah, but it's a different aesthetic.
And plus now I know about blizzard. So.
Yeah okay. Fair enough.
And I cannot get sucked into two subscription base games. Like I refuse.
But anyway, I'm so excited to go to bed.
Dude, same but now I'm like in this fight so now I gotta do that first. And then I'm just gonna lay in bed and I'm so excited.
Amen. Well, good luck, bud.
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