September 2017 Screenshots

September was a mostly Star Wars: The Old Republic month for me.  I was able to get my Imperial Agent up to level cap and through most of the story.  The Imperial Agent storyline is definitely one of my favorite!  I played as a Chiss this time because they are really cool, just look at Admiral Thrawn.  😉

And here she is surrounded by her allies:

At the end of the month I went back to Mass Effect: Andromeda and continued with Jane 2.0.  I still love the freckles!

Ready to start the adventure with the Pathfinder team:

Still just as fun as ever!

Currently Reading: 

Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars Vol. 2: The Enemy On All Sides by John Ostrander, Haden Blackman, Jeremy Barlow & Chuck Dixon

August 2017 Screenshots

I’ve actually been playing a lot of games and taking a lot of screenshots lately, which is always fun!  This post is late because life is still crazy busy but going well.  We’ve made it to the sixth week of school, suffered through a week of stomach virus, enrolled Sean in speech therapy at the local elementary school and much more.

But, this post is about gaming, so on the screenshots! 😉  First, I finally finished playing through Mass Effect: Andromeda on Jade Ryder.

It is such an epic, beautiful game!

After I finished I couldn’t resist playing around with the new Character Creator options for my next playthrough: meet Jane 2.0.  I’m so glad they added freckles!!

Since then I have been back in Star Wars: The Old Republic.  I really enjoyed the new flashpoint, even with the sad ending, can’t wait to see what happens next!

Also, I kept hearing that the class intro scenes had been redone so I created “baby” Jaihn to play through it.  And here is Jaihn, my very first character in the game, as she looked five years ago at launch:

Currently Reading:

Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie

July 2017 Screenshots

Just a few pictures from my July gaming, again I didn’t get much done but it was kind of a crazy month for us!  Still enjoyed a little bit of Dragon Age: Inquistion:

Back in the Deep Roads again, the realm of the dwarves:

Still working on my third Mass Effect: Andromeda playthrough, now making new friends on the ice plant of Havarl:

Currently Reading:

The Harlequin Tea Set by Agatha Christie

June 2017 Screenshots

I bought some Star Wars comic books in June and realized I missed Star Wars: The Old Republic.  I leveled my Sith Warrior up to the level cap and got her through all the story finally!

Then I went back and ran my main character, Trooper Jaihn, through the Iokath story chapter that came out recently.

Lastly, I started working on getting my first Bounty Hunter through all the story up to level cap.

Lastly, the Steam Summer Sale is going on this week and I bought Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.  I’m enjoying it so far!

Currently Reading:

X-Wing: The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole, I’m really enjoying re-reading the X-Wing series and enjoying all the details that I understand now that I have read the X-Wing comic book series!

May 2017 Screenshots

I actually created three different Ryder’s in Mass Effect: Andromeda this month because I wasn’t sure which I liked better.  After many attempts I decided on my three favorites.  First up I chose this one to play through as the Ryder brother for the first time:

I also created two more Sister Ryders, first up is this really cute one with a pony tail.  I really love the ponytails in this game!

Lastly, I couldn’t resist choosing pink hair for the last one I created.  I am currently playing through  the game with Jade and it is quite fun with the pink hair.  🙂

Currently Reading: 

Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn

The Lost Suns by Alexander Freed

April 2017 Screenshots

So many Mass Effect screenshots this month!  I was able to finish up my second play-through and I think this character is my favorite so far.  First up is Sara rescuing the Moshae:

I love all the textures and effects in the game, especially when snow/rain/dust accumulate on your character’s armor.

Investigating a Remnant vault:

The space map is beautiful!

On a mission with Vetra:

Reyes causing trouble again. 😉

I loved the lighting in this cave shot:

Taking time off for dancing.

Meeting the family. 🙂

Planting Cora’s garden:

Matching purple armor!

Heading to the final confrontation:

Currently Reading: 

Time Bomb & Zahndry Others by Timothy Zahn

March 2017 Screenshots

Since Mass Effect: Andromeda came out in March that is pretty much the only game I played.  And I have a loooot of screenshots because it is a gorgeous game!

First playthrough character: Jayn Ryder.

First planet in the game:

One of the prettiest planets in the game:

Various characters:

Hanging out with friends:

A shot of space:

Jayn’s twin brother, Scott:

Setting up for a soccer game for the first colony settled in the Andromeda galaxy:

And that is just the beginning of many, many screenshots and playthroughs.  😀

Currently Reading:

Nexus Uprising by Jason M. Hough & K. C. Alexander

Pre-Andromeda Preparations

As some of you may know, Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming out this week!!!  I may have mentioned it a few times on this blog… 😉  My wonderful friend Lacy just gave me the best gift ever: a whole week’s worth of frozen meals!  She even wrote up a beautiful menu for us:

It all looks delicious!

Other than having more time to just relax and enjoy my new game, it is so nice to know that I don’t have to do any planning for meals.  Hurray for a wonderful break coming this week!!  😀

The kids are especially excited about the Batman cookies! 🙂

My husband is actually tied with Lacy for the best gift ever: he is taking one of his weeks of vacation this week to give me extra time to enjoy Andromeda.  So wonderful!  We will also be heading to the Tulsa Planetarium and Air & Space Museum this week on a field trip.  I think it fits in well with the Andromeda theme for the week.  😉

Now just have to wait until Tuesday morning!

Currently Reading:

Shadows by Robin McKinley

February 2017 Screenshots

I have been slowly working my way through Mass Effect 3 still, due to sickness and good books to read.  😉  I am really close to finishing it though, we’ll see if I make it before Mass Effect: Andromeda comes out on the 21st!

First up is a screenshot of Shepard and Tali on Rannoch:

Next is a view of the Normandy cockpit with EDI, Joker and Shepard (from left to right) :

Finally, Shepard inside the Geth Server:

Currently Reading:

Firebrand by Kristen Britain – We have been waiting a looong time for the latest book in the Green Rider series and it was really good!!  Only I can’t talk to Doug about all the cool stuff in it because he hasn’t read it yet…

January 2017 Screenshots

My gaming in January: all Mass Effect, all the time.  😉  I am nearing the end of my play-through of the Mass Effect series now.  When January began Commander Jyn Shepard was in the middle of the first Mass Effect:

Then I started and completed Mass Effect 2:

And finished up the month about a third of the way through Mass Effect 3:

And I am really excited that Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming out next month!! 😀  I may have mentioned that before…

Currently Reading: 

Prisoner’s Base by Rex Stout