It is 5:32 AM and I should probably be asleep...but here I am...granted, QWERTY could soon be stamped in my forehead, but I'll try to make it through...
The plan was to record a "Christmas Channel Update" that brought everyone up-to-date on the Skylanders Playthrough, covered a few odds-and-ends, and ended asking what you wanted/got for Christmas, or even what your favorite Christmas memory was as a child or parent etc.
Clearly, that isn't happening...
So, I'll do a quick text version
Skylanders Giants Playthrough
I have now recorded through Chapter 15. Basically, I'm ready to take on Kaos with stock Skylanders.
I say that because I have done NO UPGRADES to any Skylanders thus far.
I know the poll that closed (results soon), wanted me to upgrade first, but I might do both.
My thoughts are that the "box stock" Skylanders will have a much tougher time against Kaos meaning I will need to use more to defeat him, meaning instead of seeing Jet-Vac, Fright Rider, Chill, and Bash I can just work my way through the entire Newlander lineup, then Giants, etc until he is defeated.
That said, I can then focus on upgrades to get ready for the Nightmare Mode Playthrough. Before starting in on that I will actually use upgraded Skylanders to battle Kaos on the completed save file.
As weird as it seems my plan as of right now is to battle Kaos and THEN do the APs. For some reason they just don't seem to flow with this game's story line and they'd seem out-of-place if I were to jump from Ch 15 to Empire of Ice etc. I do plan to do them, just AFTER Kaos.
I thought of this a few weeks ago, cand Cassie brought it up on the blog...I think I skipped Cynder's Intro and HC, lol. This was likely just me thinking I'd wait to get her "regular" figure as the one I have had all this time has been the GITD version, but we will see.
As of right now I have avoided stores like the plague...I am not a fan of crowds, throngs of people, or packed parking lots (ie fenders bent, doors dinged, etc). That means no Wave 3 for me thus far. Should I pick any of them up I will unbox them and upload that immediately.
Hopefully the Christmas and New Year's break will allow me to update the Heroic Challenge List, add descriptions to the playlist post, work on the "stats" breakdown, and maybe even get that battle tournament rolling.
I just uploaded a slew of vids to get us up to Pat 41. I need to edit the current crop (roughly late 40s-75ish) and will try to do that and upload as time allows...Most of it is of course just game play as not many characters surfaced in the downtime.
I know several have said they added me etc, but I have honestly not been on in weeks...Hopefully that will change over the holidays...I'll accept pending requests when I can actually get on, lol.
Lastly, but most importantly I want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Christmas is a great time (not just because of gifts) but because it brings people together and that is the true reason for the season. Hopefully in addition to getting to see family and friends you will notice usually grouchy people being a bit nicer (even if it is just for a day or two, or week etc).
I just wrapped up (ha, literally) getting all the rest of the presents for my Nephew wrapped and that will be consuming most of my time today (well here in a few hours...it is 5:45 AM and he is usually up early for Pokemon etc). I think he is going to have a good time and that is what we are all after. If the weather is really bad and we get stuck in the house maybe he'll record some Battle Mode stuff with me.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who reads and comments on the blog, shares Skylander info etc. I really enjoy the commradery (that is misspelled but it is almost 6 AM, I'm cool with it) and friendships, even if they are just online.
I have some cool stuff planned for the future and hopefully it will pan out well and be enjoyable for everyone.
I'm going to quit rambling and hit the hay...Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
Feel free to post up your best Christmas memory as a child, or adult...family traditions...weather conditions (rain in San Diego? snow in Baltimore? clear skies in Wisconsin?), and of course feel free to post up gifts you collect or gave.
Enjoy the day and the season!