Book Reviews, science fiction 0 comments on Star Wars: The Last Command – by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: The Last Command – by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: The Last Command is the third book in a series that has been referred to as “The Thrawn Trilogy”.  The series is not considered to be cannon, which is a shame, because it is an excellent story.

I would highly recommend that people who are interested in this book take the time to read the first two parts of the trilogy before beginning Star Wars: The Last Command.  The entire trilogy reads like one, big, story.  You will miss out on some very important information if you skipped right to the third book.

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Diablo Achievements, Diablo III 0 comments on You’re Not the Boss of Me Achievement

You’re Not the Boss of Me Achievement

You’re Not the Boss of Me: Kill the following Nephalem Rift bosses.

There is an Achievement in Diablo III called “You’re Not the Boss of Me”.  I find the name amusing.  It sounds like something a little kid would say to a bossy friend.

This Achievement is referring to the bosses in the Nephalem Rifts.  Players that manage to kill off all of the Nephalem Rift bosses that are on the list will earn the Achievement.  I earned it on April 26, 2015, during Season 3.

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Flight Rising, Other Video Games 0 comments on Flight Rising: Sunbeam Soldier

Flight Rising: Sunbeam Soldier

The Sunbeam Soldier was the holiday Familiar for the 2015 Brightshine Jubilee. This holiday celebrates the Light Flight. The only way to make a purchase of the special holiday items was with Immaculate Tablets, a currency players needed to either collect or buy from the Auction House.

The previous holiday Familiars looked like bears. This one doesn’t look like a bear at all. I think this means we are done with the bears and moving on to… acolytes? All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Out of Spoons, Spoonie Poetry and Prose 0 comments on June Gloom

June Gloom

June was not an easy month for me. I have a tendency to write haiku of frustration on Twitter when something is annoying me. In June, once again, most of my haiku were about my bad health. I keep struggling, and there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do to change that.

I’ve always been sick with severe allergies, but 2015 has been the worst year so far. I’m not ready to accept this very limited state of being as my “new normal”, and my haiku reflect it.

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The Dwarves, World of Warcraft 0 comments on The Dwarves Visit the Darkmoon Faire

The Dwarves Visit the Darkmoon Faire

This blog is part of my series about The Dwarves. I’ve got a Dwarven Priest named Bradanna, and my husband, Shawn, has a Dwarven Hunter named Hansbrix (who has a bear named Fridge). We are playing these two characters and working our way through Azeroth, zone by zone.

In this one, I feature some screenshots from The Dwarves brief visit to the Darkmoon Faire. Our characters hadn’t been to it before (but we, as players, had). In short, things didn’t quite work out as planned – so The Dwarves will likely need to visit the Darkmoon Faire again sometime.

These screenshots were taken on May 4, 2015.

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Hearthstone, Other Video Games 0 comments on Hearthstone: Free Pack from Tavern Brawl

Hearthstone: Free Pack from Tavern Brawl

Hearthstone has added something new called Tavern Brawl. It is a new option for players. You can Play against other players in a somewhat casual match, play the Solo Adventures against the A.I., try Ranked Play and maybe earn a card back, or spend some gold or real world currency in order to enter the Arena…. and now, do a Tavern Brawl.

Tavern Brawl is unlocked once a player has a level 20 Hearthstone Hero. It doesn’t matter which Hero/Deck that happens to be. I decided to give the Tavern Brawl a try while it is free to play. There is also the potential for players to win a free card pack.

The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on June 19, 2015.

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Diablo Achievements, Diablo III 0 comments on Stamp the Champs Achievement

Stamp the Champs Achievement

Stamp The Champs: Kill a champion of all of the following types.

The Stamp the Champs Achievement is a Career Achievement that I happened to earn during Season 3. I completed the Achievement in Hard difficulty and on my Seasonal Crusader. However, it can be earned on any character, at any level of difficulty.

This Achievement can be found in your Career Achievement board under the category called Challenges. It is an Act V Achievement, but I’m pretty sure that I did at least some of it while I was in Nephalam Rifts. You have to kill off Champion packs of monsters that typically appear in Act V in Story Mode.

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The Dwarves, World of Warcraft 0 comments on The Dwarves Explore Gnomeregan

The Dwarves Explore Gnomeregan

This blog is part of the series that I am putting together about The Dwarves. My husband and I are running two low level Dwarves through Azeroth, one zone at a time. He has a Hunter named Hansbrix (with a pet bear named Fridge). I have a Priest named Bradanna.

In this blog, I post the highlights of The Dwarves trip through Gnomeregan. They also finished up some “odds and ends” while they were on the way from Arathi Highlands and heading back through Dun Morogh.

The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on April 25, May 2, and May 4, 2015.

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Hearthstone, Other Video Games 0 comments on Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas – Heigan the Unclean

Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas – Heigan the Unclean

Curse of Naxxramus is the first expansion to the Hearthstone game. It is a solo adventure that came out a while ago, and I finally finished unlocking all the different wings. Players can unlock each wing by spending gold or real world currency. I chose to use gold.

The second boss in the Plague Quarter of Naxxramas is Heigan the Unclean.  Players can unlock this boss by defeating Noth the Plaguebringer (the first boss in the Plague Quarter). It took some trial and error, but I managed to defeat Heigan. The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on June 13, 2015.

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Diablo III, Events/Bounties 2 comments on The Queen’s Dessert

The Queen’s Dessert

The Queen’s Dessert is an event in Diablo III (that can also come up as a random Bounty).  The first time I encountered this event was during Season 3.  I’m not entirely certain if this new event is only accessible for Seasonal characters, or whether it has been added to the non-season part of the game as well.

It is one of a few new events that require a player to search for a specific number of targets.  In The Queen’s Dessert event, the player needs to destroy 6 Royal Cocoons and slay the spiders that are guarding each Royal Cocoon.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on April 11, 2015.
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