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TAY: Open Forum : "Overwhelmed" Edition

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Hello TAY! Another Wednesday. Another day I regal you with tales of my incompetence.

Yesterday, I had a thought as I was flying over Hyrule headed towards Death Mountain, but in the same breath (heh heh) doing everything in my power to avoid Death Mountain. Sure enough when I got there, I couldn’t make it to the tower because I got overwhelmed by heat. Fire, more precisely. My shield burnt to a crisp. My wooden staff. Link was on fire. It was a mess.


I am not that great at open world games. The latest Zelda has been a learning experience but given my many years playing, I feel like I’m putting those skills to use. I’m not doing as poorly as I expected but I also feel as though I’ve done so much and yet done so little. If Nintendo accurately logged my time (and I had activated parental controls sooner), I’d probably have a very long record of play time and still I haven’t even done that much to save Hyrule. It doesn’t feel that way, anyhow.


But anyway, about that horrible thought I had.

What if...what if the next Animal Crossing adopted Breath of the Wild’s open world format. Animal Neighbros the world over! Different cultures. Different fruit. Crazy gopher errands from nation to nation. Tom Nook as dictator of the world, with the Nooklings as ambassadors to various countries.


I feel sick.

For Today’s Suggested Topic(s):

  • Have you ever felt overwhelmed by a game before? Why? Too many hours? Too much to do? A particular quest/objective just too much to handle?
  • Snowed a lot yesterday and I got snowed in, actually. But what’s the best comfort food for a snowy/cooped up in the house kind of day?
  • Thanks to Furbs for covering for me last week. I trust no Internet Mobs sprang up in my absence. But now that I mention it, recall a time where you got swarmed by angry monsters/animals in a game and how you fared.

Like a riot, oh.

As always, feel free to Talk Amongst Yourselves if ain’t nobody got time for being underwhelmed. Don’t forget that the Discord Chatroom is always around too for continuing, real-time conversations. If you wanted to give an admin, author, and/or friend a shout to tell them you love them and appreciate their internet availability: You can find them on the DirecTAYry.

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