Virtual Tourist – Secret World Legends 7/30/17

Morning!

Haven’t been able to do movie reviews the last few weeks. Just too darn busy! Figured I’d do a few quickies for the ones I have seen recently, then get on with the virtual tourist. 😛

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – 95% gorgeous and quirky, 5% giant plot holes. 🙁

Dunkirk – decent film but could have been great! Not once did it look like 400,000 people on the beach or thousands of small boats. With CGI anymore, there was no excuse. Time issues as well. And the added noise to the soundtrack? Horrible! No blood either. Like war movies in the 40’s. Weird and disappointing. 🙁

Atomic Blonde – Awesome fight scenes. The plot was contrived, and even hubby left feeling blah about it when it was over. Said it was only worth matinee. 🙁

 

Secret World Legends

Since my screenshots of the character screen wouldn’t take, I found a different way to take a selfie. Bwahahahaha!

My poor unsuspecting character in the game. 😛

Dragon Cabal’s leader is the child sitting in the chair. The lady next to him is his mouthpiece.

Entrance building to get to the portal to Agartha.

The little floating square that looks like a honeycomb is very important. You will find them all over the place, many in hard to spot locations. They give you lore and legends which will help with your personal museum of the bizarre. Since you were given your powers by a bee, this seemed apt. 🙂

A closeup view of the portal itself.

Behind me, you can see where I just came from. Now I am in Agartha. A different dimension with a giant life tree.

Guardians of the tree – so steampunk. Love it! The gentleman with them introduces us to the place.

A higher view of the zone. The little lit round objects boost you up to the central tree area or take you to other portals out.

A really neat place, no?

This players jetpack is a movement boost item you can buy. Weird looking!

Inside the central tree trunk.

Hope your weekend has been fruitful and fun!

 

Virtual Tourist – Secret World Legends 7/23/17

July has been catastrophic with regards to getting stuff done. Quarter Ends at work are just brutal. Didn’t help we had some major projects due and a hierarchy system conversion all at the same time! Wheee!

Secret World Legends

I remembered to lighten the pics before I uploaded them to the photo albums this time. The game is at times very dark and the details I might see while playing, are not so visible in the screenshots. Doh!

For example, this guy looked normal on last week’s pic. But look at him now!

Dragon Cabal Emissary

He has some super cool tats! 😛

We’re still in the newbie intro phase. Here we’re about to get a glimpse of the trouble out in the world before I meet with the actual leaders of the Cabal.

The lady from last week has somehow sent my soul/entity into the body of another. This is where I woke up.

These are the manner of creatures we have to deal with. It’s more than just undead.

People from other Cabals. Uniting in the trenches to fight. The Illuminati, the Templars, the Dragons. They are just the top three organizations.

Together we’re trying to get out of the subway up to the streets. Lots of weird nastiness all over.

Definitely not in Kansas anymore!

She is the person I am currently inhabiting in this place. She was dead before I arrived to use her shell.

I leave her as I found her. (Not that I had control in any of it.) What manner of things are making into our realm from rifts like these?

Dragon HQ in Seoul Korea. Gorgeous!

This is the leader of the Cabal. He did not speak. Letting the woman beside him do it for him.

She explains how the Dragons believe in controlled chaos.

Fascinating!

One curious thing. My character never talks. She only listens. People tell her all sorts of things. Between the great voice acting and the weird characters, it’s always fun to listen to all they have to say. 🙂

Hope you have had a restful weekend!

 

Virtual Tourist – Secret World Legends 7/16/17

Morning!

Quarter End has proved as harrying as usual this quarter. Ugh. There are still reports and more to do. One of the ladies came in sick last week, and I am horrified that I might have caught whatever she had. Noooooooooo!

Anyway, more peeks into…

Secret World Legends

Two weeks after the bee flew into my mouth, I have finally learned to control my new found power.

That’s when they come for me.

(I should have lightened these up! Argh!) He is a representative of the Dragon. They believe in controlled chaos.

 My first view of the streets of Seoul, Korea.

Nice work!

Following butterflies to get to one of the Dragon’s places. Yes, butterflies!

A gentleman who gives me some insight into what I am getting into as well as the other major players out there.

Look at all those tattoos!

More tattoos!  This lady is about to send me on a mental trip. She’s also a major tease. 😛

Did I mention she’s a tease? 😛

Hope your coming weeks is more fun than mine! 😛

 

Virtual Tourist – Secret World 7/9/17

Morning everyone!

During the July 4th weekend, Funcom made their supernatural MMO called Secret World Legends a free to play game.

Looked interesting, so we gave it a shot. Been loving it so far! Like that there are a variety mission types – main storyline, investigative, side quests, but the most unusual part that sets the MMO aside is that there are also puzzles within the game. There are even achievements for not being seen/caught during your mission. It makes the MMO act a lot like a regular PC game. Sweet!

Finally remembered to go locate how to take screen pics in the game, so I’m farther along than the beginning on these.

This is part of an underground pyramid hidden inside a normal-seeming cemetery. To the right is a trapped floor. You have to step on only the tiles with the symbol on the wall. (Have not yet figured out how to do pics without the UI. Sorry!)

 Lovely hieroglyphics!

They’ve done a nice job on the textures too!

The cobwebs came out nicely! Great for the atmosphere.

Isn’t this corridor just too awesome? They obviously did some research.

Those are some gargantuan doors!

War Machine Robot I had to deactivate and then get info out of. This was a sneak part of the mission as being seen by him before deactivation would mean my death! (He got me the first time, too! Wah!)

Look at the back of the picture. See those giant tentacle things? This is what this war is about. A neat section of the tutorial/game where you are placed inside the body of someone who’s died and get to see a glimpse of what the societies are fighting against. Eek! (We don’t win. Then you get to wake up.) 😛

A better view of one of the tentacles. Yes, they have mouths! Eek! (Just noticed the Orochi building! Those guys are scientists and more involved in containment but are not aligned with any of the three secret societies you get to pick to join.

That’s me waking up. Every since the bee with glowing pollen flew into my mouth while I slept, life has gotten very weird. Two weeks of hell. And then they came for me, just as I was finally getting a grip of the energy that seems to course through me.

They have great voice acting on the characters. And one was a giant surprise! Tim Russ! He played Tuvok on Star Trek Voyager! How cool is that?! (Went to IMDB ands starting looking at the lists of voice actors, and they got all sorts of cool people doing the voices for this! Dang!)

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

 

 

Virtual Tourist – Final Fantasy XIV 7/2/17

Greetings!

Posting has been sporadic again. Between conventions and back muscle issues, it’s been tough going. 😛

Final Fantasy XIV

Canyon area just brushed with a bit of dawn.


Sun is now full up and heating up the zone! Ruins and a cave entrance await.


Remnants of a failed expedition by youngsters who should have known better. 😛

Leader hot head. 😛

The ones the hot heads tried to steal from. They are also up to no good.

Flattery will get you – everywhere! Heh heh.

A closer look at the ruins.

Valentine decorations in New Gridania.

Adorable. No?

So cute!

Hope you guys have a great day!

 

Virtual Tourist – Final Fantasy XIV 6/19/16

Morning and a Happy Father’s Day!

Work is still crazy, but doing what I can.

Final Fantasy XIV
Vesper Bay/Black Shroud/South Shroud

Getting info!

Little Solace

These are Sylphs. Plant beings? They are super cute!

Unique little homes of the Sylph.

Love the lamp and pole.

Inside one of the tree platforms

Sylph closeup shot! Her name is Komuxio.

Little Solace in daylight. You can see the tree platforms now.

Buscarron – owner of Buscarron’s Druthers. lol

The outside of  Buscarron’s Druthers. Sounds so naughty! lol

Some neat looking ruins down there.

Trent at rest…Shshshshsh

Town of Quarry Mill

Look at the weird twists on this road! lol.

Have an awesome Sunday!

Virtual Tourist – Final Fantasy XIV 4/17/16

Morning!

Final Fantasy XIV
Thanalan

Mining and tinkering camp. It’s where we learn a little about crystals and tuning them. Still not something I’ve done a lot with.

My daughter loves these! Giant, chubby, baby chocobo! Hee!

Vesper Bay

Different angle on the main courtyard.

The Waking Sands
Scions of the Seventh Dawn

 

Within Vesper Bay lies the Waking Sands. It is the head quarters for the Scions of the Seventh Dawn – unaffiliated group trying to help the entire planet. This is their current leader, Minfilia.

Preserved staff from one of the previous leaders of the group. He was lost during the calamity.

Pulled back view of the head office of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.

Traitor to the planet.

This warrior race is trying to summon back one of the Primals. Elemental deities that take over the minds of those around them. Eek!

They are summoning the Primal!

Magnificient, no? His name is Ifrit.

The eager worshipper. Heh heh.

The Primal speaks!

He is darn scary looking! Dang!

We’re expecting a ton of rain today! Stay dry!

Virtual Tourist – FF XIV 4/3/16

Morning!

Final Fantasy XIV
Eastern Thanalan
Camp Drybone Area

That death smile is rather eerie. The protector now grows some very rare plants on himself.

A lovely little pond in the arid area around Camp Drybone

Ruins close to Camp Drybone

Canyons with a sunrise and a city far off in the distance. 🙂

Canyon looks rough! Look at all that fog.

Lovely store interior. Look at the lovely carpet! And they have more in the back. 😛

Crystal formations around the Camp Drybone area. They glow at night!

An Amal’jaa Warrior – looks tough!

Inside Camp Drybone – the place was built in a depression. Handy to safeguard everyone from any harsh storms.

Upper area of Camp Drybone

Western Thanalan
Vesper Bay

A friendly face?

View from the side of the central square area.

What a lovely sunset!

Have an awesome Sunday!

Virtual Tourist – Final Fantasy 3/20/16

Morning! Running late! Rush rush rush!

Final Fantasy XIV

Chocobo Farm outside of New Gridania. Lovely building!

Love how they built the fortified gates into the side of the stone mountain/cliff.

Such lovely architecture! So many lovely little touches. Swoon!

Inside the same building. Really lovely. All the stone carvings and metal brackets. Squee!

Are these not the cutest things EVER?! 🙂

Virtual Tourist – TERA 03/13/16

Morning!
Haven’t had a chance to play more Grim Fandango and wanted to give you a break from FF XIV, so here’s pics I still hadn’t shared from the TERA MMO. 🙂

TERA
Southerns Arun
Ostgarath
Fyrmount

Not a happy looking place, is it? 😛

Neat bridge! Our white tiger mounts, Love them fuzzy wuzzies!

Crystal flowers!

That’s one scary looking rock formation!

This NPC has class! Love her outfit!

Let the lava flow!

So many mouths! So many teeth!

She looks nasty too!

Closeup on the lava.

Not a friendly looking place.

Bad things have happened here. Doh!

Castanica

Some nice looking player clothing and armor. 🙂

Have a great day!