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#055 Energy Factor
How has May been treating you?

What was the most recent game or games are you playing right now?

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It's been a mixed bag. Started off hectic, and is now just kinda weird, for better or worse.

Kerbal Space Program is basically the only game I play nowadays :p

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May has been really hard for a ton of weird different reasons. Got my covid vaccination and wow the side effects put me out for almost 3 days, but then a week later I felt better than I have in a whole year. Like, I can remember things again, and stuff tastes again! But then one of my cats got super sick — like, spend the night in the hospital sick — and we've been having to help her stand to use the litter box and feeding her by hand, but she is getting better. And I've got a garden started which feels great!

So … May's been hard, but also good :)

My most recent game was "Forge of Empires". I tried playing it for awhile, maybe 6 weeks now, and had a lot of fun! Got into a nice laid back guild, conquered a bunch of other lands, got all the way into the Medieval ages.

But — wow is that game "Pay To Play".

They're having a new "Archaeology Event" and I was playing that for awhile, and got a new "colony" to manage, and then my guild did a quest, and I spent $50 in just one day just "negotiating" with merchants.

Literally everything at some point "costs diamonds", which are something like 500 for US$10, and when you start doing the guild quests you are paying diamonds every step of the way.

And some of the nicer buildings are only available for diamonds, and some of them cost thousands of diamonds, which is tens of IRL dollars.

So … pfft. Ok, that was fun, but if I want to pay to play guild quests I'll play WoW.

I mean, I really recommend it just for chill city building fun. But that "free" game is 100% engineered to suck your billfold dry. Now every time I click something in there it reminds me that I'm missing out on some new feature or option that will only cost $20 worth of diamonds, or two or three days worth of city resources, to join in on.

I still go in there periodically to update the city and help my guild friends, but every time I go in there it's just an endless stream of "If I just paid $4 for this it would be easier" or "If I just paid $20 for that I could save a week of saving city production", and "for only $9 I could join the guild in this quest".

And that's a lot of money for a casual game. I'd rather focus on games on the Play Station.

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@Ciaran
Wow you got a lot done! 😮 sorry about your cat getting sick though, hope they're feeling better 🥺

I know those game purchase prices can be ridiculous sometimes tho 😆

Glad you're having a good month of May overall 😊
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Thank you :) It doesn't feel like that much, but I've basically been sick with Covid for a whole year, and all of a sudden I'm just … fine. Like, I feel fine, and it's really weird, but now I can do what I've wanted to do for a whole year.

And, yeah — at first I was thinking $4 here for some upgraded units or $10 there for an expansion slot was nothing, and less than I'd be paying for a similar game on PC or on a platform.

But then I did that guild quest and it was … I think this is right … $25 to complete because every click of a button "cost diamonds" or required materials that my town can't make yet (or maybe ever). And that was ONE QUEST. And now the guild is asking if I'll help with another one just a couple days later.

And all those upgraded units are dead, and replacing them, you guessed it, is $1 more than it was last time.

Hilariously, as I've stopped playing it, each day the IRL cost of diamonds has dropped. I think the game noticed I stopped feeding it literal IRL dollar bills, and wants me back.

It hungers.
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Thank you :) It doesn't feel like that much, but I've basically been sick with Covid for a whole year, and all of a sudden I'm just … fine. Like, I feel fine, and it's really weird, but now I can do what I've wanted to do for a whole year.

And, yeah — at first I was thinking $4 here for some upgraded units or $10 there for an expansion slot was nothing, and less than I'd be paying for a similar game on PC or on a platform.

But then I did that guild quest and it was … I think this is right … $25 to complete because every click of a button "cost diamonds" or required materials that my town can't make yet (or maybe ever). And that was ONE QUEST. And now the guild is asking if I'll help with another one just a couple days later.

And all those upgraded units are dead, and replacing them, you guessed it, is $1 more than it was last time.

Hilariously, as I've stopped playing it, each day the IRL cost of diamonds has dropped. I think the game noticed I stopped feeding it literal IRL dollar bills, and wants me back.

It hungers.

I did not realize that, I'm glad your feeling better :3

that last part about the game though ^ u ^
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Would any of you guys be interested in hosting a burger-themed art event for National Burger Day in August?

A couple weeks ago, FliegerFaustToP47 posted a very fun idea about Derpibooru creating a burger badge in our April Fools 2021 thread:
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And no burgerbadge? You guys are cruel, look how Twilight's is for a burger rn.



And are you going to deny that to her? Let's just give her the burgerbadge and some Number 9 Large, Two Number 45s and perhaps a large soda.



phoenixacezero and I both agreed that would be a great badge to have, and I found out from him that August 26 will be this year's National Burger Day. :D

I just wanted to see if y'all are interested. I think there's a fair amount of people who would heartily participate in such a fun event. :)

I guess the only question would be which type of burger to badge — either a standard burger or the hayburger. (I would personally love to do either just the first, or both. :3)

Let me know what you think, guys! I think it's a good art opportunity. c:
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