December update log

Time to make a “fun” blog post, which is an update log at the end of the day. Let’s get going. Take this with a grain of salt.

Twitter

Ah, the land of the dead, the place I came back to because I had made a dummy account but went back to my old account because I felt guilty about doing that. And it’s more or less the same but now with ghosting? It’s whatever. If there is someone I want to remove from my account, I will just block them.

There are not many people to speak with on Twitter, and even post covid. People have stopped using Twitter or rather moved on. It’s almost funny, those same people (Who I won’t name) who I held to such a high standard don’t even say a word to me now.

So have I been doing / or what’s been happening on Twitter?

  1. Been talking to Xjazzy and Pippi
  2. been posting update posts on my fan game
  3. thinking of soft blocking accounts that are just not active.
  4. Posting updates and blog posts
  5. thinking of muting some users.
  6. Got a direct message from someone asking me a personal thing.
  7. I Learned Twitter got a new CEO and I feel this may bring in a new round of bans.

Facebook

Now that I have no reason to use Facebook as much anymore and post covid 2020 things that happened and given that I don’t talk to anyone there, I thought about wiping the account and just making a new account and just following some people.

Not much here to say, to be honest. I will see what I will do. At the most, I will change my Facebook profile.

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WordPress spam bots are dumb

So, as you probably know or don’t know. I like comments. They are pleasant to read, sometimes. Other times they are not nice, but what can you do? Why I’m starting with this? I wanted to see if allowing anyone to comment without a WordPress account would be a good idea and bring in more comments? I know most users don’t have a WordPress account. And being able to comment without a WordPress account. May lead to more comments in theory.

So here are my results from the test I did. And it’s pretty much how I thought it would go. So Here are the spam comments I got from bots. Some of them are funny, and others are just sad. And sometimes, it is from the same account / IP, but the email and link are different.

These comments are more or less the same, asking if you can recommend something, ignoring the post, but these comments are in the trash as clearly spam. I have to wonder what these people get for creating spambots to post spam. I guess it’s a way to fill up comments with junk, like Tumblr bots used to do back then.

And then the other comments are just weird, like asking for adult toys to recommend or what kind of vape can someone could recommend. And at that point, it’s just bots spamming things of nonsense or whatnot

And I know you can turn on the “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.“ to stop the bot, and at the same time, users who don’t want to make an account can’t comment. It’s a double edge sword that keeps bots away but users as well. But this can also be used by bad actors. But there are some settings in place, like “Comment must be manually approved.” or “Comment author must have a previously approved comment.”

While not an important post. I thought it would be funny to share this blog post. Since bots are pretty wild on here, if you turn off “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.”. And since bots generally use similar keywords and words in each post marked for spam, it’s easy to disallow comment keys or disallow specific keywords.

That’s all for this post, have a good day/night.

November and December log

Ah, yes. It’s time to make some changes that will be better for me. I have to put myself first and learn to say no. And some people or a person won’t like this, but oh well. This is an update log of stuff I want to do/plan to do and whatnot.

Things I want to do

Update on games I’m making.

Sonicvania + boss rush update

So, the boss rush fan game is still going to be updated. I have gone ahead and started on a SonicVania standalone game mode within the boss rush fan game, and how that can be unlocked will be a secret

The basic core engine for SonicVania is 5 % done. I think once I get 30% done, I will release it with an update. And on that note, I’m gonna work on the next boss as that is the holdup for the update and I need to add a cut scene. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. The second boss is the death egg robot, and I need to make an effect if a player tries to get behind the boss.

Controller Support is gonna be fun for main content and bonus content. You can still use a keyboard.

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My thoughts

I guess I have one more than about Witching Hour I want to add, and it’s more how I personally feel is all. How I been feeling what I been thinking and what I want to do. And this will be a fairly long post.

Editor’s note: This is a rant or a vent or just both. Something to get off my chest. And I have to make this clear that no one is at fault here. Sure, I don’t like how some members act, and things could be better. But no one is at fault. I’m letting off steam.

How have I been feeling.

Guild has been interesting when I first joined or got asked to join and it was a fun time and was before Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. And there were rough spots pre-NGS and post NGS but I didn’t mind it. Or rather, I ignored it. I met some chill people, you could goof off with, and being a member was fun. Then I got asked to become an officer for the guild (just like in Midnight owls in elsword) way back then, even though, I was happy being a regular member and did not care to be an officer.

And being an officer, it was not so bad and ignoring other things. As an officer, I just help urgent quests and have to watch chat when users start to become stupid. As you can see, I don’t do much. Being an officer feels like babysitting but you get paid with disrespect, being ignored, or having to deal with stupid things.

And it always feels like you are walking on eggshells with some users. But as an officer, and forgive me. This shit blows! Witching hour feels too pc with some members. Someone getting offended, I can’t really speak my mind because other guilds or people may read this? It is why didn’t want to become an officer.

Maybe it is the lack of content, the guild feeling samey to me, just being here, some users won’t listen to advice or will be offended. Having to babysit some users or speak for users who want to do something but never speak up or even ignore some people, and don’t even have manners to respond sometimes.

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Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis – Mining Rig Defense

Let’s do something new. So I talked about Mining Rig Defense in NGS. I figured I talk about it again, lol.

What is Mining Rig Defense?

The Mining Rig Defense is an urgent quest in Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis, where two teams must defend three mining rigs from enemies that come in waves. Tower defense but in 3d. And you have to protect the rigs up to wave 8 being the last wave.

My way of doing Mining Rig Defense

There are some ways to do this, so I have one way going about this. And this way is something I use more often.

MPA with Witching Hour (Joining an MPA with some members feels like a public party).

Oh boy. If I have to pair up with Witching Hour members. My playstyle changes based on how people play.

  1. I pick a mining rig to protect or land. This can change if I am needed elsewhere, like midlane or toplane
  2. If people ignore charging towers, I will make a dash for it which throws me off my groove.
  3. If I am defending a mining rig and the other rigs come under attack, I will prioritize which one needs help if the current rig I’m defending is safe or clear
  4. I do not hold Wave 6 and 8 bosses as I focus on smaller enemies or the mini-bosses.

If at any time, my plan has to change because ppls don’t remember to attack towers that are charging up. It will throw me out of my groove.

Ideally, 3 users should watch mining rigs, and the other three should go to the top, and the rest handle and collect. But what ends up happening is some members aren’t geared up or leave their post to attack enemies, leaving their mining rig open to get hit.

///Rant\\\

Time for a rant. So, doing Mining base with the guild is a mixed bag. And, it is why a lot of the time. I do not want to join the mining base defense quest. I will never know if I will end up wasting time babysitting mining rigs and having my day ruined.

Or if I join, then it will be a pretty fast urgent quest where players are competent in their skills and gear. And they are not leaving mining rigs unguarded for attacks.

But with my experience in past urgent quests, they take too long. You are casual, great. You do you. I will not tell you to change but, this makes me not want to join people because it is such a gamble for me to join. If I wanted to waste my time. I wish to have fun doing it.

Interesting Opinion

Let’s start the scene here. It was a normal day in Witching Hour as the guild was talking about nothing important to me. I guess there is a reason why I mute this server’s general chat. Nothing important to me, anyway.

Editor note: Hey, hi. This is just my long winded opinion/reply. There is no ill will here to anyone. ouo

So some witching hour members were talking about drinking after some were talking about something else. It’s amazing how fast the conversation can shift, and I decided to throw in my two cents, and why I don’t like drinking.

It was like a ha ha comment that was a simple opinion but then, the unthinkable happened. The smol one gave their opinion. How dare they. Having an opinion different from my opinion, in 2021? A sin, and the nerve. But I’m kidding. I don’t mind if people drink as long as they ain’t shit heads but now, let get to the topic here.

I said “I never drink. I just watch others do it and I get to see the real them.” See, I don’t have time to come up with a full response on the spot/fly.

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Goodluck Pinkie

Hmm, This is going to be an interesting post. So two days ago. I saw a post from pinkie saying she is done with blogging and the drive for blogging was no longer there. And it is a shame. From what I saw of her blogs, they were pretty good. They have quite the following.

It is a shame because I know what it feels like to lose the drive to blog now and then. And it is a shame I was never able to be blogging friends with pinkie. And I guess that is me and anime bloggers in a nutshell. I want to be friends with them, but I have social anxiety, which makes things hard when trying to talk. At least for me, this is a problem.

I saw that they found a new thing that makes them happy, streaming on twitch and being a Vtuber. And I am happy they found something that makes them happy. I am sure they will go far, and I wish them well. I suppose this is a sign that I should try to make friends on a platform while people are still here.

And they also mentioned getting ghost followers when their post has a certain word in it. Which I again, have had the same thing. I would also get ghost followers or bots followers and those are never good, but sadly not much you can do about them besides remove them yourself or ignore them.

There is not much to say but do what you love, and never force yourself to do something you don’t like doing anymore. It sounds like a (no duh) moment, but you be shocked to find out people force them to do something they don’t like when it is not needed to do so in the first place.

Here is the pinkie, I’m talking about, btw and her post: https://pinkiespokemon.home.blog/2021/09/08/moving-on/

I am sad that I didn’t talk to her more besides one post I did? But now that she is on twitch and Twitter. I can try on those platforms and will try to be more active on other blog posts.

That’s all I wanted to say on this, and I hope you have fun doing what you do, Pinkie.

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Update log

I wanted to make an update log. And for where I have been and what I am doing. I know it has already been a month since my last blog post, and a lot of stuff has happened/is still happening, and I should get to it. I got a lot of things I want to do or get done.

Things in my life

  • My desk is not up, and unable to use it.
  • 1 – I am supposed to have it up, but no word yet
  • 2 – Family will try to help put my desk up
  • 3 – using a broken mouse for now
  • Currently, my desk is two dinner tray tables

Getting a bank account

  • 1 – getting a credit card
  • 2 – getting an online payment system like PayPal

Getting used to the new home

  • enjoying life

Things in my online life

WordPress related stuff

I noticed my blog has two posts with the most views on my blog

  • 1 – “Seen Lifesfinewhine’s update on WP” and feel Pinterest has added a boost to the view count
  • 2 – Why I still use WordPress, and not Tumblr for now

It is interesting to see these posts with high views, but again, Pinterest has helped a lot because of the gifs in the post, and users view the post and leave. I feel I should delete these pins linking to my post on Pinterest, and remove these gifs in the posts I made.

Blogs posts I got in the works

1 – life blog log

2 – elsword blu log

3 – witching hour log

4 – Sonic fans

5 – SRB2 kart

6 – ???

Twitter / social related

  • I noticed a lot of Twitter users followed my Twitter (Onychaos) when I was getting ready to leave that account. I gave it one full year. But I can’t do it. That account has good memories, bad memories, and people who left or are there that are tied to those memories. I felt it is best to cut some people out of my life, and if they follow me again, I will refollow them but I think this is for the best.
  • Onychaos is not the main account, don’t follow it. Even though, discord users, elsword players, bloggers followed my dead account :(
  • Chaosimpact_ is my new Twitter, I am using it. And a shame people followed the dead account (onychaos)
  • been using discord a lot as of late

Gaming related

  • playing Phantasy Star Online 2
  • played and beaten Terraria
  • 1 – started expert mode
  • “played” elsword
  • Playing Princess & Conquest for a good bit

I just wanted to make a short update log-like blog post since it has been a good while, and I don’t want an inactive blog. Lol, I hope this will be fine till my other posts are ready to be posted. I will see you later with new blog posts, and I will be sure to comment on some blog posts.

We are moving again

Alright. Starting the post-opening different here. The reason here is I’m moving out soon, and the lack of activity on a lot of things will come to a complete stop. We start the process of packing up our stuff and cleaning the townhouse. And after that, we leave on the 29th of April or around there.

Once we are done cleaning and packing up our stuff, we are going to stay in a hotel and probably catch our flight in the morning, rather than flying at night and going to our place in the dark. But before we can move, there will be a lot of packing and cleaning up the house.

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So, what is going to happen is on the 26th of April, I will be busy cleaning, packing up our stuff, playing Phantasy Star Online 2, and being ready to move after everything is done. I will say that I will be less active everywhere else but PSO2. I will be doing as much as I can but I will be on discord as well.

Things I will try to do before the move. I might not get to do everything but I will try to do some of the things listed here.

  1. Do a Livestream on twitch (Today)
  2. Make one more blog post
  3. Play more PSO2
  4. Make some blog post drafts

This blog post is more of an update status on what’s going on soon or what is changing. So I wanted to update everyone and people on what’s new. And with that, I am done. I think once I get moved in, I will update my blog theme and everything else. I can’t wait to update all my content.

Here is how it will look or an idea of us moving out. From my understanding anyway.

Monday – start cleaning the house and packing up stuff

Tuesday – Family comes to help with cleaning, and they come to hang out and eat food.

Thursday – we call the movers to get our stuff sent out to the new house.

Everything else, not too sure. Lol.

Stay safe, and I will be back to blogging in may

How I used to make blog posts

So, this post will be different for me since I am doing something very different from what I used to do when I make a post, and I feel this will help me get back into the flow of things and the flow of blogging again.

So how I normally create blog posts is as followed. I open up LibreOffice Writer, and I start writing down my thoughts. It can take me a few hours to a few days but that depends on what I am blogging about, and when I’m tagged in a blog post by someone, it can take a few days as I want to get everything down. I’m slow at typing, haha.

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When I am done. I would normally post this onto my blog, and add a few more things and call it a day. But then I started using Grammarly and with that in the mix. What takes a few hours goes into days because I use it to find errors and tiny typos.

In Grammarly, I spend like 5 to 7 hours to a few days on a single post, finding grammar and other stuff in my post. And it takes so long because I get tired and I just stop to do other things because fixing your grammar for hours on end can kill the mood to post.

And this was a bad habit I got into. If I didn’t edit out the grammar and other issues, the blog post wouldn’t be worth posting, and I want to say this is a toxic mindset I formed but I am getting out of this mindset because I love to blog. I used to blog before without worrying too much about grammar. Sure, there were grammar issues here and there, but I made my posts clear enough where you can understand the message, even with the grammar mistakes.

I guess I have become self-conscious of what I do, and for blogging, that is pretty clear since I used to blog almost every day to now. I can put out one blog post if I am lucky. And this sucks but I think I will use Grammarly to fix the normal spelling mistakes but everything else, I will not touch, as I don’t want to spend 5 hours or more. I am going to break out of this prison, so to speak.

I have a lot of things I want to post, and I will do just that. I knew there was a reason why I was not blogging as much. And I spent days trying to figure out the answer, and I got my answer. It’s a crazy answer, but an answer, no less.

A quick question. What software do you use to blog? I use LibreOffice but I wanted to know if there are better document programs besides Microsoft Word?

Thank you for reading. This blog post is an odd one but I like to share stuff. And it is good I share things like this.