My Star Citizen Character Bio as Interactive Fiction
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 June 2016, 9:24 pm
Interactive Fiction (IF) is something I've been interested in for several years. It's part of the Text Adventure genre but is just as often used to simply tell a story versus being a game. The latter is what interests me about the methodology. The idea of telling a story with multiple paths, where the user has an impact on how the events progress, intrigues me. I was recently asked to be the Roleplay Manager for a large Star Citizen organization. When it came time to write a short bio for my primary character in Star Citizen, I decided to do it as an IF story. Seemed like a perfect opportunity to try interactive fiction. I could write my bio as a small self contained story using one of the free IF tools available. My character in Star Citizen will be named Bryony Noire. Her bio is an introduction to the...


Casual Citizen Episode 19 - Life in Alpha 2.4
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 June 2016, 8:22 pm
Back with another episode of Casual Citizen. This week’s show explores using the new features introduced in Alpha 2.4. It’s about getting back to playing Star Citizen. I hope you enjoy. Full show transcript is available after the break.


Star Citizen – My First Time Moderating a Twitch Channel
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 June 2016, 9:47 am
The more I've immersed myself in the Star Citizen Community, more opportunities for new experiences have surfaced. Although it's a bit of work and I can't always produce new video or audio content every week, I am thoroughly enjoying myself! It's surprising that with constrained set of features in this iteration of the Star Citizen Alpha, there's so much to do, review and experience. And last night was a new first for me.


What's the Big Deal about Voice Attack?
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 June 2016, 10:08 pm
More and more people are talking about Voice Attack software and Voice Packs. Want to know what it's all about? Check out my newest article on [REDACTED]. For me, using a voice attack program is an essential ingredient in flying effectively with a HOTAS/Joystick in Star Citizen. There simply aren't enough buttons on the average joystick for the basics, let alone using advanced combat mechanics. This article will help you understand what's involved and outline the basics if you're interested in giving it a try.


Star Citizen 2.4 - And so, it begins...
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 June 2016, 12:26 pm
Saturday evening was my first opportunity to play Star Citizen since the 2.4 patch was pushed to the Live server. For me at least, having persistence is a huge element that brings Star Citizen closer to being an MMORPG. Having all of my efforts lost upon exiting the game, provided ZERO incentive for me to have goals other than trying the new mechanics. Now that my progress is being saved, I have a few goals in mind.


Star Citizen Alpha 2.4 Remains on the PTU
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 June 2016, 6:46 pm
Much to my surprise, the Alpha 2.4 release of Star Citizen remains exclusively on the Private Test Universe. The development team is facing a few critical blockers such as ships floating above the landing pads when summoned, player invisibility which often results in death leaving Port Olisar as your spacesuit is missing, client crashes and unstable frame rates. We're up to patch P, which isn't much better than O in regards to the aforementioned blockers.


Star Citizen - Casual Citizen EP 18
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 June 2016, 3:28 pm
Back for another fact and lore filled episode of Casual Citizen. I'm late again - apologies. This week is another MISC Ship, the Reliant. You may have noticed that my ship coverage focuses on those designed for player careers. This is no exception. Please enjoy.


Star Citizen - My First Article as a Member of Redacted!
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 June 2016, 8:18 pm
Real life and Star Citizen are still chugging along, as is doing some paid work as a voice over artist. For that reason Casual Citizen is a bit late again but will be released tomorrow. In the meantime, I have what I consider very exciting news!! I've been invited to be a member of the [REDACTED] Content Team.


Star Citizen - Alpha 2.4 Brings Big Changes!
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2016, 3:37 pm
Over the weekend, CIG opened up release 2.4 to general testing on the Private Test Universe (PTU). First wave in were 5K of the most frequent participants in bug reporting and/or active in playing. The next wave in, likely to help with stress testing, were subscribers - players who contribute a monthly subscription to support community content creation, such as all the weekly shows produced. I used to make it into PTU wave 1 but it's been many months since I played regularly, preferring to focus on creating content for followers and avoid burn out.


Casual Citizen Episode 17 - Drake Herald
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2016, 4:12 pm
Back with another episode of Casual Citizen. Looking at one of the smaller career ships, Drake Herald. We had expected to see it in the hangar a few months ago but priorities shifted and it was put on the back burner for a bit. A recent ATV episode revealed that it's back in the active pipeline. YES!!


Pure Gaming Posts are Far and Few
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 April 2016, 1:05 pm
I know that it’s been a while since I’ve posted more than releasing Casual Citizen. I’m no less excited for the game to release than I was when writing more. I still enjoy Black Desert Online too. Unfortunately, I don’t have as much time to play these days, let alone blog about the little I might get to do.


Casual Citizen Episode 16 - Misc Hull Series
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2016, 6:15 pm
This week we explore the most popular series of cargo hauling ships in the UEE, the MISC Hull series. I hope you enjoy. Audio only version on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/lauren-michele-12/casual-citizen-episode-16-misc-hull-series Casual Citizen on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casual-star-citizen/id1091297557?mt=2 Show transcript is after the break Welcome to another episode of Casual Citizen. An on-going series about the upcoming first person MMO Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium Games. I’m your host Alysianah from the Mystic Worlds Gaming Blog. This week’s episode takes us back to a favorite topic among Star Citizen backers and followers - ships. Specifically, a series designed for cargo hauling, the MISC Hull series. In a future episode, I’d like to discuss cargo hauling and transportation in general and explore some of the more notable aspects mentioned in the various Galactic Guides and Lore. But today we’ll stick to the ship specific conversation, which is what people seem to enjoy. For all you...


Casual Citizen Episode 15 - Historical Timeline
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 April 2016, 9:20 pm
This week’s episode returns to Star Citizen lore. I know people enjoy shows about ships, which is understandable. But I don’t always have enough time to compile the content necessary to do a those the way I prefer. I’m working on doing the Hull Series for next week. For this week, I hope you enjoy this narrated look at our fictional universe timeline. Audio-only version on SoundCloud Timeline as embedded in the Official Star Citizen Writer’s Guide 2B


Busy Busy Bee
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 April 2016, 5:18 pm
I haven't abandoned Black Desert Online but I haven't had time to play - anything. I didn't even have time to record fresh footage for the most recent Casual Citizen (Nyx). Luckily, I had some decent unused footage from a few weeks ago. Producing Casual Citizen + class and classwork, is consuming the vast majority of my free time. We're at the point of needing to create weekly samples and I keep trying to find creative ways to doing things I actually want to use in the future. I don't like the idea of creating throw-away content that takes a couple of evenings to produce. :-( The Masters has arrived in Augusta, GA. I'm hiding out from the madness. My subdivision exits on one of the two main thoroughfares to the course parking. UGH!!! Freaking disaster every year. They opened it up to 4 lanes last year so why are...


Casual Citizen Episode 12 - Updated with footage of the Starfarer
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 April 2016, 3:32 pm
The Starfarer became hangar ready in alpha release 2.3 which came a few days after my original show. The narration is the same but I've updated the episode with video from CIG and footage of me walking around my Starfarer in my hangar. Original show notes and text can be found here.


Casual Citizen Episode 14 - Nyx Star System
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2016, 5:17 pm
This week's episode discusses the Nyx star system its history and relevance to the persistent universe alpha. An audio only version is available on SoundCloud Full series is on iTunes Show Notes: Nyx Galactic Guide Nyx Landing Zone Preivew Pupil to Planet Demo


Casual Citizen Episode 13 - Journal of Harper Nguyen
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2016, 8:26 pm
Back with another installment of Casual Citizen. This week we're checking out more fiction from RobertsSpaceIndustries.com. It's another story from the Discovered series, the Journal of Harper Nguyen. Audio only version is available on SoundCloud Casual Citizen is also available on iTunes If you found this content valuable please consider using my referral code when signing up for Star Citizen. Using a referral code will earn you 5K UEC credits to spend and I'll earn in-game goodies. Referral Code: STAR-QSVR-JFTR


Black Desert Online - With a Name like Blood Monastery
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 March 2016, 10:19 am
I should have known with a name like Blood Monastery there’d be heaps of trouble thereabouts. When the image of WOW’s Scarlet Monastery popped into my head, that should have been the first clue. But it wasn’t. I was doing inventory management while the game auto navigated me to the NPC I needed to meet at the location. A friendly quest NPC that doubled as the Node Manager. I did not suspect she was on a hill deep inside enemy territory.


Black Desert Online - Casual is Easy
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 March 2016, 2:39 pm
Playing Black Desert Online casually is still working for me. I have too many balls in the air for much more. In the past, I've tried returning to World of Warcraft casually when I'm in between games but it never lasts more than a couple of months - tops. I'm hoping this will be different. Until Star Citizen has considerably more game mechanics available, there isn't enough to do on a regular basis without risking burn out. Right now, I'm having a lot of fun playing the content creation game. I'm learning about planned mechanics, the various ships and more importantly, lots of lore from doing my Casual Citizen series.


Casual Citizen Episode 12 - MISC Starfarer
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 March 2016, 9:08 pm
This week's episode of Casual Citizen discusses the MISC Starfarer, a refueling and fuel transport ship, in the upcoming first person MMO Star Citizen. Many players are hoping we'll be seeing the Starfarer become hangar ready in the next several weeks. I hope you enjoy. The full show transcript is after the break. The show is also available on: SoundCloud iTunes If you found this content valuable please consider using my referral code when signing up for Star Citizen. Using a referral code will earn you 5K UEC credits to spend and I'll earn in-game goodies. Referral Code: STAR-QSVR-JFTR INTRODUCTION Welcome to another episode of Casual Citizen. An on-going series about the upcoming first person MMO, Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium Games. I’m your host Alysianah from the Mystic Worlds Gaming Blog. In this week’s episode we’re going to discuss the Starfarer and what we know about the refueling service...


Black Desert Online - Multi-Level Terrain is Great for Explorers
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2016, 4:25 pm
I haven't had much gaming time this past week so very little was spent in Black Desert Online. When I did have time to play, I appreciated how easy it was to find something to do! Using the navigation option on the quest tracker I could see which quests were nearest to my current location. I accepted a Spirit Quest and since it was near two other quests doing those became the plan of attack.


Black Desert Online - Player Housing
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 March 2016, 1:16 pm
I really enjoy player housing in MMOs. I especially enjoy it when you can craft from your home. Long time readers may recall occasions when I’ve turned a character’s house into a crafting workshop for guild members in Runes of Magic and a business/store in EverQuest 2. In EQ2 I went a step further, creating a few guides on how to construct custom objects. I had a ball doing things like that in a virtual world. I enjoy sharing knowledge that might enhance someone else’s gaming experience. Heck, I’m doing the same thing with Star Citizen, except that I’ve evolved to doing videos with voice over narration.


Black Desert Online - Nodes and Witch Spells
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 March 2016, 10:39 pm
I was able to spend some time last Sunday playing Black Desert Online. Instead of leveling, I wanted to investigate spells for the Witch, connecting Nodes and player housing. I’m happy to report that I accomplished all three. I’ve already posted about first encounter with BDO player housing here. On to the other two.


Casual Citizen is now available on iTunes!
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 March 2016, 9:24 am
A new milestone for my Casual Citizen series about the upcoming first person MMO, Star Citizen, by Cloud Imperium Games. I appreciate the support and kinds words from members of the community. Several have asked if I could get the shows up on iTunes and now they are there. Hope you enjoy. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casual-star-citizen/id1091297557


Black Desert Online - That's a Finisher!
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 March 2016, 10:38 am
Another fun and relaxing session in Black Desert Online. I spent some time placing the last of the furniture I own into my house in Hiedel. I wanted to end the evening asleep in the bed to see if there’s a rest bonus of some sort.


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