Mii and My Life in Tomodachi Life

For as long as I remember, I have had some odd fascination with simulated life games. I guess it is the part of me that enjoys playing the hand of God, I suppose. To see who is living in the small world you have created, to see what choices they have made, change those choices, or even snuff them out completely if you so wish. Dislike someone? Trap them, starve them, burn them to death, or just erase them completely. It is the perfect world scenario that makes me giddy with glee and manic laughter of a person who should probably not be left in the position of power for fear of out right abusing that power.

So bring in Tomodachi Life for the 3DS. A step up from Animal Crossing in terms of allowing people to marry each other and having direct control as to who is allowed to live and be evicted off of my island, but hardly anything like my beloved Sims games from EA. Which is fine. It is quite easy going and playable in short bursts of time, allowing me to check in and look after my Mii’s neighbors and friends when I have the time. During set intervals of time throughout the day there are certain triggered events that go on such as Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Market, an arcade style game, Frisbee tossing, donation runs, and even a rap battle. Miis can even fall in love, get married, and have babies with each other.

Probably what I find more fun about the game is the drama that can ensue; a major draw that brings me to simulated life games. In the Sims 3 I have been known to do douche bag things to the women in my game such as having my male sim impregnate just about every single woman in the city, dump them when they have become pregnant, or even sending their children and significant other out about town to be occupied while I take another person into their home for an affair. Once I had my sim’s daughter see the whole woo-hoo scene and had to work at repairing the relationship up until they became an adult. Granted there is nothing as crazy in Tomodachi Life, but I’ve had Miis I have added from QR codes cause fights with many people on the island, people interrupt confessions, up to three people confess to the same person at the same time, make threats to people on the rooftop, and become engrossed in me wanting to look into their stomach or head because I obviously had not fed them and they wanted me to know the extent of the damage I had done onto their digital self.

I had considered writing a journal entry for each day in my Tomodachi Life, but that seemed quite exhausting no matter how good the intention. I think working on getting myself to write daily is the first step I need to overcome first and foremost…

A long while, with little to show

With the Spring Quarter behind me, and my playtime maximized (to an extent) due to the lighter amount of obligations? expectations? course work? Well, whatever you want to call it, I have a bit more free time on my hands and I hope to spend the time updating one of my plethora of blogs.

With the patches having come and gone, I sometimes find myself sitting and wondering more and more about XIV. Is it all that it is cracked up to be? Is the game really for casual play? Or is it a confused mess that is looking at its older brother to try and make an identity for itself? Regardless of what I think, I am still playing the game and making small strides somewhere despite my limited playtime.

For awhile I had pranced about as a Miqo’te, which is something I had longed to do whenever I see Miqo’te images on twitter with their long legs, pretty faces, and their large and expressive eyes. The fact that they look cooler in gear was another thing, but that is besides the point. Despite the change, I was also eagerly awaiting to change back to a Lalafell. I miss how cute and adorable I was, and whenever I saw a pair of Lalafell running about I couldn’t help but think, “I used to be one of you. Small, tiny, and full of trouble. Now I’m tall, lanky, and a slut… woe is me….” and then I would sigh bitterly before realizing that my taller self had its advantages. Seeing yourself in higher camera angles while in T5 and Leviathan? Dear goodness! A heaven sent gift! I could actually SEE myself and not go, “Fuck! WHERE THE FUCK… OH FUCKING HELL! THERE I A-FUCK! MOVE! CONFLAG!”

… Yeah…

I briefly changed to a Male Roegadyn (like… a hour? Two? Maybe three?) when the Fantasias went on sale. It was part of a plot that most members of my Free Company were aware of. At first my plan was to create another character, name him the KoolAide Man, have him invited into Frei’s free company, chase after him, and hump his butt. It didn’t quite work out the way I wanted to, however, mostly because it is damn near impossible to make a character on Excalibur. So, I went for the next best thing. I changed into one, and lay in wait. Except… everyone came to stare at me and Frei was hardly phased. Orophen, on the other hand, freaked the fuck out.

I ended up chasing him, humping his butt, and giggling in glee when he appeared to be in distress. I claimed his ass in ways he probably doesn’t want to remember, poor dear. I do plan to make him as a real character in the future. If or when I am able to make a new character on Excal. Who knows? Maybe I will level him up as a WHM…

At the moment, however, I am focusing a lot on things. I crafted, worked a little on Myth tomes, and Leviathan. I would have had my second book by now, if it weren’t for the fact my back decided to act like a bitch today and make me tired as hell. The Vita would have been a good substitute if it weren’t, well, a Vita. It seems to have a poor connection in the house to my sister’s PS4, and I am not about to attempt running a dungeon or a primal fight on such an unstable device. Though from the tweets I have been reading, I feel as though I had saved myself the hassle of getting 90ked by spending the day resting instead. Funny how that worked out, eh?