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A Sad Day for Ditto…

As many friends and fans know, since my triumphant return from the all you can eat buffet I have put out a few new videos, but then started having technical issues…  small at first, like the audio being weird, then I suddenly had a corrupt OS and needed a re-install, then finally I started getting random restarts and other bad things. 

I got my trusty laptop looked at, and the news was dire; motherboard issue, not repairable, need a new motherboard (and let’s face it, I’m not under warrantee, so this means new laptop) 

So that’s it – this isn’t ‘goodbye’, I hope, but making gaming video content requires a stable laptop that can run games and do recordings, etc…, and it will be a while before I can swing that, so for now I won’t be posting any new gaming videos.   I might figure out some content to create with my phone, like the video here, but they likely won’t be gameplay vids…  sorry about that.  


To all my loyal friends and fans, I thank you for all your love and support over the years, you make this furry orange monster so happy!!  I’ll still be on twitter and stuff, I won’t disappear completely, and hope to see you in the spiral again some day soon!! 


Ditto and the quest of the Three Brothers

First – I know that this quest isn’t called ‘three brothers’ and isn’t really anything close to that, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows story either, but after doing it, I just think of it as ‘Three Brothers Quest’ so that’s just what I’m going to call it, sorry.

Our story starts with Ditto lost, as usual, and just randomly following the yellow arrow and getting into a random and unexpected boss fight, and then talking to a blind mouse, and then there’s a story about a music box, and then I’m off and fighting!

 

I have to say, for a random side quest playing on the Three Blind Mice nursery rhyme, this whole set of quests was charming and fun, and the ultimate payoff was really sweet! The fights were all good but not overwhelming, and there were no annoying  ‘kill 37 random things until they drop that one random item’ type quest components, which really annoy me.

 

Overall this was a fun little side quest with just enough excitement and a really good payoff.  I hope you liked watching me play – please like and subscribe to the videos and feel free to drop me a note if you like –

 


Trying something new – Let’s Scare Chip! Playing Perception

Hi everybody!  It’s Ditto the Monster, trying something new here…   It’s great being back and making videos and interacting with fans again, I’m having such a great time with Wizard 101, but I’m looking to change things up a little, too – keep things interesting for the fans, and this is my first try.

You see, my great friend Chip did such a great job putting together the ‘Missing Ditto Monster’ project, I wanted to get him in front of the camera again.  However, he’s quiet and he’s pretty shy, so I wanted to do something to make it more… interesting…   So I got him to play a new game called ‘Perception’, which is both very unique – you play as a blind woman exploring a haunted house – and it’s actually pretty scary too.  Of course, I did not tell Chip any of this, so all his reactions are completely genuine, the scares are real, and it might seem a little mean, but I think it’s really funny!

So what do people think?  Should Chip play more of this very interesting game, scares and all?  He’s not so sure about playing again, it’s a pretty so if people really want to see more, show Chip some likes and some positive comments to let him know that people are enjoying his videos and you want to see more!  I hope everyone enjoys it and that you have fun with it too!


Ditto explores the Fantastic Voyage Bundle in Wizard101

All week, Ditto has been exploring the fun and exciting Fantastic Voyage bundle for Wizard101!   In the bundle you get a set of armor, the Abyssal Warriors’ suit, which looks great and has strong stats; you get the Eel Whip weapon, which I thought was going to be creepy because – eel – but it looks great and has some really good ‘May Cast’ spells on it.  You also get a mechanical shark mount, which looks really cool, it’s a very unique looking mount (and I thought it was appropriate for Shark Week)  and a Very adorable ‘Peppy Porpoise Pet’ – it’s so cute, just swimming along with you!

 

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Ditto faces the Khrysalis Sandworm Menace in Wizard101

Thanks to everyone who answered my recent poll, it’s pretty clear you just like seeing Ditto doing his thing, questing and being silly, and I’m happy to do that!  So here’s some questing and battling some deadly sandworms in Khrysalis!  I’ll be pushing my way through Khrysalis and trying to get to the next world pretty soon, so stay tuned!!


Ditto is an Outlaw!!  Back in Wizard101

It’s me, Ditto the Monster, back in Wizard101! Wow, this was a tough video to make, because the morning I was setting up to make it, my computer crashed, hard, likely due to a bad Windows update. It took me all day and into the next day to get it fixed, and in the end I had to re-install Windows, which meant I had to re-install all my software, including Wizard101 and my game recording / streaming software. OF COURSE once I got that installed, it would no longer work, so I fought with that for a while, then finally just decided to get something new and configure that, which did, finally, work! 
So here it is – Ditto is now an outlaw! I’ve got the house, the cool green outfit, the bow, and I even get to ride a fox! It’s a nice set and a lot of fun – I did some fishing in my little forest stream after the video ended, that was cool too! I think Fishing might be too boring for gameplay videos, but it’s so relaxing…

Let me know what you think about the new video and tell me what you want to see in the future too – I’m all about communicating with my wonderful fans, so comment or send me a tweet or whatever… I’m looking forward to doing lots more here, now that I’m back! (And MAYBE I’ll be able to run some contests again soon, too!)   


So Carl got me hooked on EverClicker… 

Apparently, while I was ‘gone’, KingsIsle came out with a new mobile game called EverClicker.  It’s like a clicky kind of RPG with an exciting story (defeat the evil Star Devourer, oohhhh) and pretty fun play mechanic, clicking to defeat bad guys and upgrading your ‘team’ to deal more and more damage as the enemies get bigger and tougher, culminating in a pretty big boss fight every 5 levels.   

 

It’s as simple as that, but it can be pretty complex too – there are multiple ways to upgrade your team, both temporarily with spells or special abilities, as well as permanently by summoning spirits or upgrading your feast hall! Gaining gold by defeating enemies or capturing what I’ve started to call ‘gold bugs’ that randomly fly across the screen seems to be the primary currency, and there are red gems that do… something? They seem to allow to reduce timers or purchase upgrade kits for your team, but not too much else? 

Finally, there’s my favorite part of the game – time gates.  They’re kind of like raids, I guess? You get pulled into some kind of alternate dimension and have to help a team defeat a bunch of bad guys as fast as you can, because the magic key can only blip you to the other dimension for like 30 seconds. I think it’s that timer and the friendly competition with other players that makes it so fun.  

So there you have it – I know I’m late to the party on this and I’m probably missing a ton, but I’m really enjoying this game! It’s such fun, and like I said; very easy to play, but challenging if you like to maximize your effectiveness.  

Do you play? How do you like it?  Let me know any tips or tricks you might have, I’d love to hear from you!