The Way Back Home 122
 

The Way Back Home 122

Yesterday, I uploaded slightly adjusted versions of the following pages to make the course of action clearer:

  • The Way Back Home 116: The captain Reginar now gives an order in the last panel to kill all guards under Eldor’s command to minimize the risk for his men.
  • The Way Back Home 120: Alissa now only mentions Salena to follow them in a minute in the 3rd panel.
  • The Way Back Home 121: The magic effect that allows the swords to cut through the elves’ armor in the 2nd and 3rd panel has been highlighted.
  • Ryn: All clear!
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Changes to published pages

I have just uploaded slightly adjusted versions  of the following pages to make the course of action clearer:

  • The Way Back Home 116: The captain Reginar now gives an order in the last panel to kill all guards under Eldor’s command to minimize the risk for his men.
  • The Way Back Home 120: Alissa now only mentions Salena to follow them in a minute in the 3rd panel.
  • The Way Back Home 121: The magic effect that allows the swords to cut through the elves’ armor in the 2nd and 3rd panel has been highlighted.

I’m one with the hammer!

Yesterday, I had a really good run in Getting Over It (see my last post about the game):

  • 1st run: 3h:59m:54s
  • 2nd run: 1h:00m:50s
  • 3rd run: 55m:47s
  • 4th run: 49m:34s
  • 5th run: 24m:22s
  • …?
  • World record, here I come! 😉

One of my proudest achievements

Sometimes old geezers like me have to prove that we still have it. So I accepted the challenge and finished the ridiculously hard PC game Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, and with a pretty good completion time of 1:00:50 h.

Getting Over It is a short game that can theoretically be completed in just a few minutes, but it is ridiculously hard since it requires extremely precise mouse input. And if you fall at one obstacle the wrong way, you may fall all the way back to the starting position. There are lots of funny videos on YouTube of Let’s Players who scream and cry like little children due to their frustration when playing the game:

All in all, the game is so hard that only 4.5% of all Steam users have managed to complete it.

That was my second attempt after achieving a completion time of 3:59:54 h on the first try. I initially just wanted to show my mother how to play the game at the start of the 1 h run, but then I managed to get to the area with the anvil without any severe error. Too bad that I struggled immensely to get past the anvil area and ruined a good chance of a sub 30 minute run. Afterwards, I was a bit salty about missing a sub 1 hour run by just a minute and tried several times to beat my record. Well, let’s say the game mercilessly punished me with fall after fall for this act of hybris. I really should have known better… 😉


Ask Novil questions about Gaia

It’s been almost a year since the last “Ask Novil questions about Gaia” post. Since it’s a pretty popular format, I want to do that once per year. Here are the previous editions: [1] [2], [3].

The comment section of this post is the right place for all your questions about the plot and characters of Gaia and everything related to it.


Fanart: Ryker by Puyon

Our reader drew the following piece of fanart of Ryker:

Ryker by Puyon