Since it was an eternity, or osmething similiar, since I last updated I have actually forgotten how things ended in KOTK pre-season 4, but I'm pretty sure I managed to grind my way to a platinum or diamond placement. And shortly there after I kind of gave up on KOTK since my friends started to play Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG. Strange enough, my scores doesn't seem to be on the KOTK page so I can't really check my rating on pre-season 4. Pre-season 5, I don't want to talk about it but I don't think I will get a ranking there. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds on the other hand, well, I kind of suck but it's a good game. First time playing it I had 3 kills and I guess that got me hooked. Normally, I don't do so well, the game is much harder than KOTK in many aspects. It's a way more technical game, but also so much more challenging and fun. Most of the time I try to play it with friends though since group combat is so much more fun! My ranking in PUBG, very low. But I have fun which is all that matters! In group combat I've had a few victories, solo I've ended as number two 2 times I think. So no "Winner winner chicken dinner" for me as a solo player.
I played a couple of games yesterday. My shot was ON! Well, maybe not, but I did pretty well. One 2nd place for example. I could have won if I hadn't crashed into some junk in a freaking crater. But to be honest, I think the other guy was the better player here so he deserved a win. Anyway. Counting my scores right now, it would seem I qualify for a gold ranking, maybe tier 3. So where I end up as my first ranking in season 4 depends on how well I do in my 10th game this pre-season. If I win I will most definatly be Platinum, if not, I will be gold. I'm fine with gold. The second season I had to grind a lot to leave the good rank behind me. I decided not to play the last game since I started to play bad in the end. Better leave it for another day! I'm in no rush, but I will have to grind it out until I become Diamond again.
I havn't had the time/fortitude/will to update here for a while. I don't even think I've mentioned that I've been playing this excellent and challenging game from Daybreak Games. I'm of course talking about H1Z1 King of the Kill. I started late in pre-season 1 and the reason why I started playing was because of a friend. I ended up at Silver Tier Division 2 as number 37891. My best game landed me on a 4th place and a grand total of 33 kills over the season. When pre-season 2 started I set my aims a bit higher. I was aiming to place myself at Platinum Tier, I thought that would be a realistic goal. I ended up way higher than that! When pre-season 2 ended I was Diamond Tier Division 5 with 2 wins and 3rd placement as the "worst" in my top 10 games and 114 kills. Position 9785 for me. Not to shabby. position 39068 in Diamond Tier Division 4. 60 kills. Almost 20% of my games I ended in the top 10 so I'm okay with that. So far I'm unranked in preseason 4, I have only played 2 games and ended on 7th place both times. I don't have much time to play but each game counts! The goal for this pre-season is of course Diamond Tier again. Any Division will do for me. But I want a consistent leaderboard score as a Diamond tier. BUT, I'm not really a Diamond Tier player, I don't really hold that high quality in my gaming. FPS games has never really been my thing, but I can grind and stay alive long enough to reach the better positions. And sometimes I kill players that are better than me! I think I'm more suited to be a gold or maybe platinum player, probably gold tier. 😉 And all I wanted was to play duos or group games from the beginning, but to be able to match my co-players I need to train a bit.
I'm back at playing Skyrim again. Fallout 4 turned out to be a bore with a un-interesting story in Far Harbor. Made me not wanna try the Nuka World DLC because it just felt like Bleh! 😛 To be honest I havn't been playing much Skyrim either, I've spent like 2-3 weeks just trying to mod it up to be playable, downloading mods and stuff. It takes time when you have a child. Then I started working on 2-3 mods of my own as well.
- A playerhome/dungeon for evil aligned characters.
- Some enhencements around the Whiterun area to remind you of the civil war. Here I'm exploring my skills with creating NPC's as well and give them some purpose.
[wdi_feed id="1"] Not sure if this works to my liking or not, I think I would rather have it as an widget, no?
- Electrecution in the park.
- Chandelier drop in either stairs or great hall.
- Throw of balcony.
- Some kind of accident on the porch.
Setting out in nice weather for once made things easier. When there is fog everywhere it's really hard to see things in front of you. getting rushed by ghouls or other monsters is quite easy when you don't see too well. But with clear weather it's nice for once! But why on earth would anything stay nice? As soon as I stepped outside the former city limits the weather quite quickly turned into the normal fog again. I followed the road north and soon I found a small trapper encampment. Or, they found me! Bullets started to fly, I dodged, I hid, I brought out my sniper rifle and managed to shoot one of them. How many were they? 3? 4? I don't know. Someone is coming through the bushes. One of them had flanked me rushing at me with a machete? Or maybe a meat hook? Not time to react. I shoot him with my gun and he drops dead right at my feet. Someone hits me from the side, or from behind. I don't know. I was double flanked obviously! I ran away in a random direction, turn around and starts shooting. No one there! I start laughing because I start thinking of how the super mutants says: Huh?! No one there?! Dalton's Farm. This also happens to be a place where I'm supposed to kill some kind of monster, a fog crawler I think it is. The huge cray-fish looking one! But it's getting dark and I don't feel like fighting it in the dark since I think it's quite dangerous. I have to camp out the night, but first I need to find some kind of safe space. A huge pile of debris became my temporary home. And in the morning I was prepared for a big fight! Oceanarium. It's inhabited by more trappers that dies quickly. Nothing great to be had there either. But my shooting seem to have awaken some kind of huge and terrible monster. First I see a bus flying around until I realize it's a gigantic hermit crab. I decide it's time for me to leave, and that quickly! I kind of retreat without a thought once again and soon finds me in a calmer area. Calmer in the sense that it's not inhabited by giant monsters. Eagle's Cove Tannery becomes my refuge. I rather fight ghouls than those other... things! I quickly clear this place and manage to find power tools which is needed by The Mariner back in Far Harbor. I had totally forgotten about that mission to find those. Well, problem solved! Once I step outside I'm approached by a guy called Machete Mike who wants to buy the power tools off me. I decline the offer, mostly because if you go by the name Machete Mike you're probably just a dork and the caps he was offering didn't feel like it was worth it anyway. I can make that money quite quickly and at the moment I don't have anything special I need to buy anyway. Aldersea Day Spa which is under super mutant control. This location provides me with little resistance from the super mutants. I have a feeling I've learned to take care of them now. Snipe them from far away and if they come close, a few quick shots from my gun is the trick. Good loot is to be had here, but nothing that really stands out. On my map I can see another interesting location, the National Park HQ. I start heading in that direction. More super mutants. A lot more to be honest. And one suicide bomber. They don't spot me so I manage to advance myself into a good sniping position. I can see the suicider through a window and it seems like he has 2 friends with him in that location. I can also see his hand in which he holds the nuke. Hehe... One shot, 3 down. The others of course becomes very upset by this so a minor chaos occurs. I survive the shoot out mostly because there is only 1 or 2 super mutants with guns, the rest is melee or mutant hounds which is quite easy to deal with even in close quarters. More stimpacks, some drugs, food, water and some junk. And nuclear material. Hehe. It started to get darker while I was looting the place and soon it became really dark and hard to navigate. My aim was to get to the National Park Visitors Center but I managed to get side-tracked multiple times. Thanks to one of my mods nights becomes pitch black and to see anything is really hard. I decided to wait it out. After a while I felt bored so I tried to find my way anyway. The compass in Survival Mode only show which direction I'm moving, no quest markers or so, so I managed to walk right past the NP Visitors Center twice before I got there. And I was quite lucky too since the ground was littered with mines that I managed to avoid somehow. Those I saw in daylight. Harbor Grand Hotel. But that will be another adventure because now it's time to drop off stuff and re-equip myself since I'm running out of bullets for my .38 gun.
A House Built on Sand and shoot down the sign on the target. I found the perfect spot, I waited, target was in sight, but I figured he had to go the meeting first so I waited a bit more. And then he came back out, I shoot down the sign and it was perfect! Unseen Kill, Accident Kill! forums about this, if he would come back or not. A Gilded Cage to trick the guards. It didn't go 100% according to plan but I managed to sneak past them. Now I begun infiltrating the school which is quite easy to be honest. I quickly found my target and a plan started to form in my head. I need to distract him, lure him away and then subdue and take the diamonds. That's simple enough. Except for, everyone else than the courier was interested in my attempts to lure him away. I ended up getting gunned down in the court yard. I failed this one! But I'll be back again. Next time! 😉
I seem to get encumbered way to easy. I need some place to call my home. A place where I can dump the stuff I don't need at the moment but will need later! And where is the best place to build a base? I don't want to live close to Children of Atom, religious fanatics. Can't say I prefer the people in Acadia either. The people in Far Harbor is okay, they just want to get by, kind of. Judging by the map I have a settlement close by Far Harbor. Old Longfellows Cabin. Seems fair. Only bad thing is, it's not central in the map but it seem to be good enough. I need to find out! I walked back the same way I came to the Nucleus, back to the road that is. I decided to go north to see some new lands. The road soon became, uhm, broken is the best word to describe it. And ahead of me was more of those giant lizards. I managed to snipe one off, the other one charged right at me but after emptying my mag from my pistil in it it collapsed just in front of me. Luck was on my side again! So far I havn't had to restart from somewhere in a while. I continued on the road until I came upon Eden Meadows Cinema. An exciting place. Filled with ghouls but they seemd preoccupied with the movie on the screen so I could more or less explore the whole area undisturbed. To explore the last part of the cinema I would have to clear the ghouls out somehow. I could try to snipe them from the roof of the building in the middle, but I would probably get stormed quite quickly by them. But I should be able to kill at least 3-4 before they reach me I thought. I could even the odds a bit by throwing a grenade in their midst. That was an even better idea. So throwing a greande and then immediatly starting to fire should do the trick. Almost. I managed to kill half, the other half got inside the building. Another grenade seemed to pacify them but when I started to move towards the door two ghouls lounged at me! That was a "jump scare moment" to be honest. I was preapered that it could happen, I just got surprised that it did.
Since I had this sence of walking in the wrong direction I decided to go through the cave, it seemed to go in the right direction. Turned out the cave was filled with trappers as well and I had to fight my way through it. The resistance I met wasn't that hard so getting through was easily done. Somewhere along the route I found a sniper rifle with a good scope on, I felt this was a good addition to my arsenal but it also meant I had to leave even more stuff behind since I was more or less encumbered as it were. I decided to drop almost all junk and only save the stuff with a value above 30 caps. After pushing through the cave I found out that it wasn't a dead end, there was an exit at the end and I did end up closer to the Nucleus than I had been before. I started moving west over a mountain and got chased by one of those mutated bears. I walked around a corner and there it was. It was a close call but I got away. And at about the same time a radioactive storm hit, taking some extra radioactive damage since it ends up on top of the damage from the fog. I found a road and decided to follow it south. According to the map in the Pipboy it should be possible to cross over the bay and more or less end on top of the Nucleus just a bit to the south-west. But I followed the road further south instead and ended up in Southwest Harbor and got attacked by both trappers and gastly creatures. But it was not all in vain. I found a place to rest (save) and some good meds/drugs that I can sell later on. When I find someone who is more friendly. Vim! Pop factory looming. I felt the temptation to explore it, there ought to be great stuff to be had in there. I started following the coast in hopes to find a place to cross and eventually I found one too. The place was littered with giant skeletons and junk. And some creatures that looked not so friendly and I was in no mood for more fighting today. I managed to sneak past the creatures, but it was close. The big lizard looking monsters nearly got me locked in but I got away. Only to find something that looked like a settlement and stumbled right into yet another trapper base. Only 2 trappers, but still a very unpleasent surprise. After a short fire fight I was victorius however and the place also provided a bed so I could rest (save) again. I noticed I was running low on supplies like water and food, lucky for me, some of the loot here was water and food. Should keep me going for a while. The Vim! Pop factory turned out to be guarded by super mutants. No thank you sir! I turned around. That is a fight I'm not ready to take yet! I started following the road leading away from the factory, eventually it would turn north and continue north for a while and eventually the Nucleus would pass on the right of the road so it felt like a good bet. Plus, roads feels safer for some reason. I stumbled upon a derelict truck stop, or gas station, something like that. I approached carefully and managed to gun down the 4 ghouls waiting inside before they even got to attack me. Some more food and Nuka Cola plus a bunch of pre-war money was my haul. I walked around the house and found an underground armory with a terminal in it. Turns out someone was plotting to destroy Vim! it seem. And he did mention a power armour, maybe the Vim! factory could be worth a visist anyway? But I cannot afford more distractions at the moment!
It is time to wrap up the 5th episode of Hitman and for the first time I did not have a clue on how to go about this mission. All I know is that I have the SA/SO challenges left plus Piano Man and String Quartet. Since I play by the rule of starting point is the original one and the kills should be with the fibre wire I figured that I could need some kind of help along the way. I decided to start with a lockpick in the closest pick up location from my starting point which turned out to be the garden shed. So, let's go! The first move is quite obvious I think, from my starting position I moved into the shed and picked up the lockpick. Then I thought I should try to get Penelope Graves first, she seemed to be the easiest target since she move around so much, there ought to be some good spots for her. So I started to move towards the shed where the injured point man is and infiltrated it, realizing that this was a bad idea. Restart mission.
Just cleaning up amongst the challenges and feats on the Colorado mission. There were a few that I didn't manage to get yet. Also turned out I managed to unlock a new achievement on Steam as well by doing so. Giddy up butter-cup. So with "Howdy Partner", "Gunslinger", "Rep Tires" and the last feat, escaping with the boat on the river. So tomorrow I'm ready for the final task, to complete all related to SA/SO and the fibre wire. And that would be all for Colorado for a while. The map is massive in it's own way and I've had a lot of fun with it, but now it's time to round it up!