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Guild Wars 1: Ritualist Skill Review & How to Make a Team Build

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This week saw me complete the Ritualist portion of the Skill Review Project. So that's what Saturday was all about.

On Sunday, I decided to take a break from the Prebuild challenge that I was doing to talk about how to make a team build in Guild Wars 1. This is something I have somehow neglected to do thus far, a fact that was brought to my attention by a friend of mine.


Direct video links:

Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ritualist—Introduction - https://youtu.be/ztDlMESchZg
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ritualist—Channeling Magic - https://youtu.be/Nh-BPqMOh24
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ritualist—Communing - https://youtu.be/jmCEOklkgrE
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ritualist—Restoration Magic - https://youtu.be/CVv8fkIqf_w
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ritualist—Spawning power, PvE-Only, & No Attribute - https://youtu.be/Fsb00ne5Iyc
How to Make a Guild Wars 1 Team Build - https://youtu.be/AnRi8_9paW8

Final Fantasy XIII Episodes 26-30

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Two-thirds of the group had met up at Hope's father's place by the start of the week, but they didn't get to rest long before PSICOM caught up with them and the game transitioned to focus on the remaining one-third of Sazh and Vanille. Massive stuff goes down with them involving Dajh, Sazh's son, and the events surrounding the boy becoming a l'Cie. However, Sazh and Vanille ended up captured. The rest of the team learned of this and went to rescue them!



Direct video links:

Tactical Regrouping—Final Fantasy XIII First Playthrough Ep. 26 - https://youtu.be/WaekxCkS6r4
Chocobo's at Nautilus Park—Final Fantasy XIII First Playthrough Ep. 27 - https://youtu.be/snp9R7hKf58
Dajh's Focus Fulfilled—Final Fantasy XIII First Playthrough Ep. 28 - https://youtu.be/IeDthIBT-Cs
Flying into a Trap!—Final Fantasy XIII First Playthrough Ep. 29 - https://youtu.be/fh4NFETJaow
This is less an infiltration and more an assault...—Final Fantasy XIII First Playthrough Ep. 30 -

Guild Wars 1: Assassin Skill Review & PvP Prebuilds only Challenge Run Continues

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This week I covered the Assassin profession in my Guild Wars 1 Skill Review Project. I've been both enjoying and getting a lot out of this project, but I'm also looking forward to the conclusion—it takes up a lot of time! Just three professions left to go...

I also continued my PvP Prebuilds only challenge run, this time making it over the Shiverpeaks and through the Gates of Kryta!


Direct video links:

Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Assassin—Introduction - https://youtu.be/JAeXLfFd9cU
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Assassin—Critical Strikes - https://youtu.be/mQT0xOsM79w
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Assassin—Dagger Mastery - https://youtu.be/ehfsPdbgKW0
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Assassin—Deadly Arts - https://youtu.be/jv3Q3NW5X0I
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Assassin—Shadow Arts - https://youtu.be/iV9fVlOqQJg
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Assassin—PvE-Only & No Attribute - https://youtu.be/B-ewW6s6sgY
Guild Wars 1—Challenge Run: Old P…

Final Fantasy XIII Episodes 21-25

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This week saw part of the party united in Palumpolum, as Snow and Fang rescue Hope and Lightning from the military. I also spent a bunch of time trying to figure out why I have been disliking the combat system so much.



Direct video links:

Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 21: Weather Controlling Orbs - https://youtu.be/IgopzDqlmb0
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 22: Philosophical Revelations in the Hydroponics Facility - https://youtu.be/2PE6DGPloDo
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 23: Snow punches the military over and over again. - https://youtu.be/5ubRUb-Px4Y
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 24: A Design-Based Rant about the Combat System - https://youtu.be/Qu9Wo0X9U10
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 25: Stealthing to the Plot! - https://youtu.be/n_K9BFlgikg

Guild Wars 1: Skill Review Project Monk & Start of a Challenge Run

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On Saturday, I reviewed the Monk skills for my Guild Wars 1 skill review project.

On Sunday, I started a challenge run series, where I play through the missions of Guild Wars: Prophecies while only allowing myself to use some old PvP prebuilds (many of which are terrible, and some of which don't even work correctly anymore).


Direct video links:

Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Monk—Introduction - https://youtu.be/CJpgsoDwVJQ
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Monk—Divine Favor - https://youtu.be/sHKTX4LoeZo
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Monk—Healing Prayers - https://youtu.be/004FVjWQt5I
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Monk—Protection Prayers - https://youtu.be/gUwoMf5dWBM
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Monk—Smiting Prayers - https://youtu.be/z6gdnm7Fhok
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Monk—PvE-Only & No Attribute - https://youtu.be/RY8qobZGaxA
Guild Wars 1—Challenge Run: Old PvP Prebuilds Only—Ascalon - https://youtu.be/Xmk6-aYaifQ

Final Fantasy XIII Episodes 16-20

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I spent a lot of time this week making my way through the Gapra Whitewood. I also spent a lot of time talking about my thoughts on Final Fantasy XIII's design.



Direct video links:

Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 16: Analyzing the Battle System - https://youtu.be/AjXn3T-_PZo
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 17: A Special Knife - https://youtu.be/rNU4V0J4I7M
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 18: How does the Nora/NORA thing work in Japanese? - https://youtu.be/xcUYCwxRl9U
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 19: Out of the woods, and into the water(scape)! - https://youtu.be/xujC10Ox6mY
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 20: A Father's Tragedy - https://youtu.be/VKloj--r-k0

Guild Wars 1: Skill Review Project for Necromancer & Wayfarer's Reverie

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This week, I reviewed the Necromancer for the Guild Wars 1 Skill Review Project.

I also decided to play the Wayfarer's Reverie quests. All in one go. This...ended up longer than I was expecting. But, hey, I did it with four different characters! So you do get to see different playstyles across the course of the video.


Direct video links:

Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Necromancer—Introduction - https://youtu.be/cv1OESEr11Q
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Necromancer—Blood Magic - https://youtu.be/WNRzQWFukXA
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Necromancer—Curses - https://youtu.be/6KoTamPXiIo
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Necromancer—Death Magic - https://youtu.be/lnc-5RXKszQ
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Necromancer—Soul Reaping, PvE-Only, & No Attribute - https://youtu.be/M13uXUXP4VY
Guild Wars 1—Wayfarer's Reverie Across 4 Characters - https://youtu.be/DalnjYst4Iw

Final Fantasy XIII Episodes 11-15

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This week, the party slowly made its way through the Vile Peaks. Sometimes they were together, more often they were apart. Also, the game is continuing to introduce new mechanics. To be clear, this is fine, but it does feel like it takes a while for it to add all of the core combat mechanics.



Direct video links:

Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 11: Endless Junk Valleys - https://youtu.be/JE5wF0YEAAw
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 12: Dreadnought Upgrade Tech - https://youtu.be/VxaHBG3aKVg
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 13: Why is Odin a Horse? - https://youtu.be/Udp_0sakJ1Q
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 14: Generator Start-Up Sequence - https://youtu.be/L3gQxdJ4SdY
Final Fantasy XIII—Ep. 15: Checking in with Snow - https://youtu.be/6CisZVs-RFs

Guild Wars 1: Ranger Skill Review & Journey from Lion's Arch to Ascalon City

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This week, I did the Skill Review for the Ranger. I've again made it six parts, as that hopefully makes it more approachable!

I also learned last time that my female Dervish, Elandra, hadn't yet been to Ascalon, so the last video from this week is the journey from the port city of Lion's Arch to the ruined capital of Ascalon City.


Direct video links:

Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ranger—Introduction - https://youtu.be/WQ_kPkhkPnk
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ranger—Beast Mastery - https://youtu.be/O1rYUO6aJPE
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ranger—Expertise - https://youtu.be/2Lku1C-DdJ8
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ranger—Marksmanship - https://youtu.be/g-CMP_rE1ZQ
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ranger—Wilderness Survival - https://youtu.be/ymKXmfcfz5A
Guild Wars 1—Skill Review Project: Ranger—PvE-Only & No Attribute - https://youtu.be/xn-5IbL43eg
Guild Wars 1: Journeying from Lion's Arch to Ascalon City - https://youtu.be/NNL8JQ15rts