I’m Back and Upcoming Posts!

Happy Saturday Gamers and Friends and Welcome Back to GamersUnitedGG! Well, it has been a while since I have blogged or uploaded any video game posts. Life has just been busy, but I’m finally balanced enough to get back to blogging a few times a week ( by a few I mean probably 2 times a week for now). This is going to be a wrap up on what’s been keeping me so busy lately and an intro into the new format and upcoming posts I have planned.

 

Life: So I started dropping off blogging last year around November when NaNoWriMo hit because I was participating in the challenge. NaNoWriMo takes place every November and writers are encouraged to write a novel (50,000 words or more) in a month. A tall task, but I was more prepared this year than I was last year with a proper outline. The story was the continuation of the book I wrote last year (which I will publish this year).  The Destiny Series follows fictitious rulers in 16th Century Europe and the inaugural book A Diary of Destiny takes place between the sacred pages of a nobleman’s bastard grandson, appointed squire to the King of Tamlonia. Gabriel recounts the events taking place as the King’s Daughter, Princess Ariana has become of age to marry. I’ve had a great time writing this series and look to continue it with book 3.

 

Work: Work has been busy lately so I’m picking up overtime to save up for my trip in April. Along with my normal job assisting Travel Agents, I’ve started selling Scentsy on the side as well. Scentsy is wax melts, warmers and different product fragrances. This is my 3rd month and it’s a really fun way to make that extra money. I always have my Scentsy Kit with me with testers, catalogs and my beautiful Vega the Unicorn Scentsy Buddy that smells amazing. Never heard of Scentsy, ask me questions!    www.WhiffablesByLuna.com

Upcoming Posts:

  • I am participating in the Tracking Shells collaboration over on Normal Happenings so my post about my fondest Mario Kart memories will be released soon.
  • I’ve been reading the Harry Potter books (for the 1st time) and I have a post or 2 I want to write. The first will be: Which Hogwarts House Should They Really Be In?  I’m really excited about this post, should be completed next week
  • Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been playing video games way more than last year. I have my first impressions of Lego Harry Potter, I still have a Red Dead Redemption 2 post and new content with the Nintendo Switch.
  • Bookclub: My co-workers and I have started a bookclub in January and I plan to write about the 3 books we have already read.
  • Question of the Month: Kim and Later Levels hosts the gaming questions of the month. I haven’t participated in a few months but I plan on catching up and answering each question since January (because they seem to be connected). I encourage you to also join in on the fun and meet new bloggers by visiting http://www.LaterLevels.com
  • Captain Marvel Movie Review
  • Game of Thrones Countdown

 

Some exciting posts coming up soon and I’m happy to have the time to balance blogging and life again. What have you been up to? Playing any new games? Watching any new shows? Let’s talk!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

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December Update & Upcoming Posts!

Happy Friday Gamers!

Happy Holidays! GamersUnitedGG has been offline due to NaNoWriMo that took place during the month of November. Now that I’m finish with that writing challenge and after a bit of a break, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Next Week we will kick off a few posts and during the month I will post plenty of content. Over October and November I was able to acquire and play a few games like Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Lego Harry Potter. There will be some first impressions posts on these games and possibly some tips and tricks. Let’s get into the schedule for next week and the remainder of the month.

Next Week:

  • Gamers House Season 1 Finale!  – Remember this little event I hosted in October. Well we are finally going to find out who won! Catch up on the last episode here!
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 First Impressions – I’ve logged the majority of my Thanksgiving time off on this game and am very excited to talk about it!
  • Charming and Open Collaboration with Adventure Rules! – It’s my turn to ask and answer the question that Ian at Adventure Rules has set forth.

 

This Month:

  • Lego Harry Potter First Impressions
  • Black Ops 4 Favorites
  • My Game of the Year Awards
  • Countdown to 2019 Posts

Those are some of my plans for this month. What will you be up to? Are you planning any holiday or end of the year posts?

Tune in starting Monday for the finale episode and have a great weekend!

-Luna 🙂

Pokemon Update Week 5 Mareep Event!

Happy Saturday Players! Thanks for reading this week’s Pokemon Go update post! This past Sunday was my 2nd experience with the Community Event. This month’s featured Pokemon was Mareep and if you evolved your Flaffy into an Ampharos during the 3 hour window, you would receive the special move Dragon Pulse!

Event: I was super happy when I actually completed the event this time! I have a lovely Ampharos with the special move (evolved literally 5 minutes before the event closed lol). Lucky for me, I had plenty of Pineap Berries which gave a boost in the candies that you would receive from the Mareep’s caught. Ampharos was able to successfully defend a gym at Barnett Park this week. I have received 50 Poke Coins (Max amount) from that defense.

Gym Progress: I was only able to fight and defend one gym this week at Barnett Park. I look to fight in raids and beat other gyms this weekend for my quest progress.

New Pokemon: While I wasn’t that active outside of the Mareep event this week, I was able to catch some new Pokemon due to the Kanto Region influx. For about a week, more Kanto Region (original 150) Pokemon were popping up everywhere.

  • New Kanto Region Pokemon- Drowzee, Magnemite, Sandshrew, Machop, Shellder
  • Hatched Pokemon- 0 Pokemon were hatched this week
  • Evolved Pokemon – Screenshot_2018-04-15-16-45-53.pngI evolved Mareep into Flaafy and Flaafy into Ampharos!
  • Best Catch- Solrock and Seviper in the parking lot at work!
  • Highest CP – Ampharos! Screenshot_2018-04-15-16-53-53.png

Reserch Quests:

  1. I have 4 out of 6 stamps completed
  2. I’m on A Mythical Discovery 3/8 which I plan to complete today

The next Community Event is Charmander and will take place on May 19th! Becuase this event will be on a Saturday, I will be able to participate for the entire 3 hours! How’s your Pokemon Go experience going? Did you paticipate in any of the community events? What’s your best catch this week? Let’s talk Pokemon Go! 

-Luna 🙂

Update, Happy April and Thank You!

Happy Easter Novas, Players and Friends! March has passed us by and now we are entering my favorite month (can you guess why?). At the end of this month I will be celebrating my birthday and I’m super happy and blessed to have made it this far in life. Today’s post will be a brief update and announcement on what will be happening in April!

Firstly, THANK YOU for 600+ Followers!

Thank you.

I know we hit this goal a while a go in March, but as life throws you a mess of things, you tend to start something and completely forget to post it. I dropped the ball but I am eternally grateful. So why has my life been extraordinarily busy lately? Probably my resolution to get out more and experience different things. I’ve had myweekend booked since my trip in February with wonky activities like “Curling” rofl or this weekend’s “Renaissance Faire.” I’ve also completed my first editing pass in my novel. It’s super exciting to have made it this far and hopefully I can have the book published. It’s been exciting but I miss having a consistent blogging schedule so I’m going to make one for 3 posts a week right now. Let’s quickly recap our stats for March!

March was our lowest month to date but I’m still proud of the work that was accomplished.

Views: 777

Visitors: 479

Likes: 227

Comments : 59

Posts: 13

Favorite Posts of the Month : Pokemon Go Week 3 Update, Pacific Rim Uprising Spoiler free Review and Women’s History Month Video Game Females!

Upcoming Posts to Look Out For:

  • Evolution of Black Characters in Gaming Pt. 2
  • GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition
  • Santa Clarita Diet and Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 series reviews
  • Pokemon Go Updates!
  • 2 Lootcrate Unboxings

Goals for April:

  1. Continue the Evolution of Black Characters In Gaming Part 2
  2. Release the 2nd GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition
  3. Review 1 game and 2 series
  4. Post at least 3 times per week

These are my goals for April, what are some of yours? How was March for you? What are you planning on accomplishing this month? Let’s talk April and Goals!

-Luna 🙂

Where have I been?

Happy Tuesday Novas! Soooo, you may have noticed that there has been radio silence over here at GamersUnitedGG.  I apologize, but I went semi “off the grid” while on vacation in Illinois last week and early this week. It was a great experience and I had a great time with my friends (not to mention I was able to see and play in snow for the first time in my life). Now I’m refreshed with a few new ideas, games and blog posts coming this week. Thank you for everyone tuning in and check back later today for this week’s Rankings Post!

-Luna 🙂

Happy Sunday & Reminders!

Happy Sunday Novas! My few days off have been great and I’m now focused and ready to get back to blogging! Today’s post will be short and is a reminder of the Blogging Competition starting tomorrow as well as other exciting updates and announcements. I hope your day is going well and let’s get to it!

GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition – Tomorrow, January 8th, 2018 we will release the rules and the 1st week’s prompt for the blogging competition. This competition will have 3 Parts and will span over 3 weeks (1 writing prompt each week). The total points for each week will be tallied and the top 3 winners will receive prizes! I definitely encourage everyone to participate so feel free to spread the word!

YouTube –

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It’s finally here! I have been preparing for the launch of the GamersUnitedGG YouTube channel and the first video will go up tomorrow afternoon! Currently, my schedule is to upload videos 2 times a week. I’m thinking of uploading videos on Mondays and Wednesdays! The first video will either be the Final Fantasy XIV Online gameplay or the card game Faeria!

 

Upcoming Posts:

  • Monday January 8th – Blogging Anniversary Post Competition
  • Tuesday January 9th – Luna’s Rankings Favorite Star Wars Movies
  • Wednesday January 10- Final Fantasy XIV Online First Impressions
  • Thursday January 11th – The Perfectly Imperfect Tag!
  • Friday January 12th – Hulu Series Review: Harlots
  • Saturday January 13th – Reminder of competition and YouTube Videos

 

What are you currently working on? Do you have any plans for this week in gaming, blogging or in general? Let’s talk!

 

-Luna 🙂

Sky Islands Anime Avatar Resort Mobile Game Update!

Power-up Players for today’s progress post on the mobile game Sky Islands! If you didn’t read my initial game review of Sky Islands you can do so by clicking here! Since I have more space on my phone, I was able to redownload the Sky Island Game and pick up where I left off. This time the game has become a bit addicting and here’s why!

Garden – Gardening is one of the best ways to make money in Sky Islands. In your garden you are able to plant fruit and breed animals to help out with your villas. The fruit collected can be used in a few ways:

  • Make and Serve dishes to your villa customers for extra cash
  • Upgrade the furniture in your villa
  • Convert fruit into dyes that can be used in clothing or traded in on Clan Orders

 

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I’m planting Snow Pearls and Greenos so that I can make a curry & rice dish!

 

Clans – My friend Xsanie (also the person who made me download the game in the first place) created a clan called Fairy Tail (yes, after the anime). Xsanie was upset that she couldn’t find active members so she persuaded me to redownload the game and join her clan. In a clan you can help out by donating to the clan, participating in boss hunts (only available at hunting skill level 3 or higher),  Clan Serves and Clan Orders. Every activity you perform with the clan contributes to the clan’s reputation and rewards.

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Clan Orders for this week!

 

Boss Hunt – the Boss Hunt is where you go “Hunting” against other clans to defeat a giant creature with a binky in their mouth lol. You have to be Hunting Skill Level 3 or higher to participate in the boss hunts. Your goal is to deal more damage than the other clans. If your clan is top 10, you receive a bonus reward, if you are top 100 individually for the amount of damage dealt,  you receive a bonus reward.

 

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Boss Hunt! We came in 4th place!

 

Fishing – Fishing was an aspect of the review that I did not touch on too much. This is because I didn’t understand how to fish, now I do! You have a magnet on your screen with a small radius. When the beast appears, you tap the screen to move the magnet over the the beast. Any time the beast is outside of the magnet your progress will decrease. If the progress bar gets too low, you will lose the beast. Your goal is to build that progress bar up until it is green and you have captured your prey.

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Events – We have just finished the Halloween Event where performing your daily tasks, quests or any activity on Sky Island would provide you with Halloween Themed Items. You would stock up on these items and visit the Community Park to turn them in for special chests. These chests provided special Halloween Decor, costumes and accessories. I anticipate there will be more Holiday events around the corner.

 

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Halloween Decor At A Villa!

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Things to Try:

  1. The mobile game has also integrated Pets into the game. I have yet to purchase a pet and raise it, but I will try it out soon.
  2. There are contests like the Fashionista Contest where the best dressed avatar with the most votes will receive a statue in the community park for a week, I believe.

Final Thoughts: This second go round of Sky Island has been really fun and I can see myself playing the game for at least a few more months. I check on my fruits and set rent on my villas to 3 hours at a time when I’m working. This way by my break time I can quickly collect my items and set another timer. The inclusion of a Clan mode is really awesome because now I’m working towards something. We want our clan to be one of the best and most renowned so I work extra hard at clan tasks. The social element of Sky Islands is really cool. Xsanie and I are members of the Sky Island Facebook Group and we have regular players that we talk.

Have you played Sky Islands? What games are you currently playing that have you addicted? Let’s talk mobile games and updates!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Thank you for 400+ Followers & October recap!

Hiya Players and Novas! You’ve read the title right, today you will have a double feature post! Things in November will be busy for me as I’m tackling the NaNoWriMo challenge so the post may not be a frequent as prior months. With that being the case I have less time to read posts and compose them so there may be reblogs of previous posts and posts from blogs that I follow.

Anyway, THANK YOU FOR 400 FOLLOWERS!  thank you This goal came and passes incredibly quickly and I am super thankful for all of you. As a treat, I will provide the synopsis of my NaNoWriMo novel and I need character names! Feel free to leave names for my characters and I may buse them in the book! I’ll definitely shout you out and acknowledge that it’s your character. Below is the synopsis and the character roles that I will need names for.

A kingdom in turmoil, an heiress’ position being challenged, a forced betrothal. Can Princess Ariana carry on the family dynasty of the House of Tamlin with a 16 year old secret looking to take everything away? Told through the eyes of household characters, a journal floats around the land. How will she cope? Will she survive? And will she ascend as the ruler of the kingdom? It is truly a dance with destiny!

Soooo it’s a time period drama piece. The characters I need are:

  • The Queen

  • A Lady In Waiting with a zest for life

  • The Stable Boy

  • The Squire

  • An Evil Uncle

Now for the October Recap! The month started really well but I think we fizzled out a bit. Let’s see the stats!

Surprisingly, even though our posts dwindled off at the end of the month, October was a better month than September! We had 1557 views, 761 visitors, 519 likes and 138 comments! Wow!

Here are the top 3 posts from the month if you missed them!

  1. Guest Blog Challenge
  2. Blogger Thoughts: Going From Players To Professionals
  3. Video Game Duos

Special shout out to Dale by having the 4th most viewed post The Psychology of Gaming!

Also check out our special guest posts this month as well!

Now let’s take a look at our goals for October and see how we did!

October Goals:

  • Post Destiny 2 Review
  • Host A Guest Blogger Competition
  • Review 1 New Series
  • More discussion Posts
  • Release Newsletter

 

Achievements Earned: imageedit_1_3706275708

  1. We did post  Destiny 2 First Impressions!
  2. We hosted 2 weeks of the Guest Blog Competition! I was a bit busy towards the end of the month but we will start again this coming Monday! Look for the prompt post around 11:30am EST.
  3. We reviewed the series Still Star Crossed and it was fantastic!
  4. We had a few discussion posts but not as many as I would have liked

Pending Achievements:

  1. The Newsletter was not released because I’m still working on putting the format together. Now that we have the premium blog, I can integrate the newsletter option more smoothly.

November Goals

  • Complete NaNoWriMo – Since we are in the month of November, I have been working on the NaNoWriMo challenge and my personal goal is to complete it!
  • 1 Steam Game Review  I have a few steam games that I have yet to play so I look to play them and write up a review this month (Thank you Thero159 for Offworld Trading Company and Amello!).
  • Post at least 3 times per week – The blog activity may not be as frequent as previous months because I’m focusing on NaNoWriMo, but I will try to have at least 3 posts per week for the month of November.

Those are my goals for November. There are not too many of them because, well you know NaNoWriMo lol. What are your current goals for November? Are you working on any special projects? Let’s talk goals!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

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Happy November & Updates!

Happy Wednesday Players and Happy November! It’s time for the National November Writer’s Month or NaNoWriMo challenge! Because I am planning to take part in the challenge (where I am tasked with writing 50,000 words on a novel) the month of November will be a bit different. I want to give a great effort for my first go round with the event. What that means is that the posts will most likely be lesser this month than normal.  I would say may 3 posts or so a week. If you could like to add me on the NaNoWriMo website my username is Luna26x.

Upcoming Posts:

This week I have a few posts set up and they will go out sporadically. I have a game review for the mobile app SpurtDot set to go up most likely tomorrow. I have an update on the mibile game Sky Island coming out soon and the Memoirs of a Villain post is being worked on as well. Lastly, I was nominated for the Perfectly Imperfect tag by Mahddyboy last week. My response and nominations of that post will be up sometime within the next week as well. I will try and have consistent content but Call of Duty WWII also releases this week soooo…. I’m going to be playing the game all weekend lol.  gaming

Also, whenever my WWE Slam Crate for this month arrives I will have an unboxing post as well. I’m excited because this month we receive an Alexa Bliss shirt and the final connecting piece to my attitude era ring (currently I have Stoine Cold Steve Austin, Triple H and the Undertaker)! While I am focusing on the writing challenge, I may reblog some of my favorite pieces of work from the year. If you have mised anything, make sure to check out the posts!

What are you up to this week? Is anyone participating in the NaNoWriMo Challenege? Let’s talk current projects!

-Luna 🙂

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