GAMING is a huge part of my world and has been a constant in my life since I was a little girl. Since the long-ago days of ATARI, I have always enjoyed playing video games whether on console or PC. And yes; I still enjoy a board game or card game, too. But I 💚 to play video games!
I introduced my son to computer games at a very early age, and his sister followed in our footsteps. We have been gaming for over 15 years, and we play both MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) and open world action role-playing video games. Life simulation games are favorites as well. Below are some IG photos (in game) of our characters from various games we play. If you want to check out some splendid games, please visit the links listed.
Happy 10 Years Minecraft!
Minecraft is a 3D sandbox video game created in Java by Markus "Notch" Persson and developed by Mojang Studios, and it was first made public in May 2009 before fully releasing in November 2011. Minecraft has since been ported to different platforms and is the best-selling video game of all time. My son, Tanner, has been playing since the game's inception and I finally started playing back in June 2016 on his server and we play survival mode. PC Games has a list of some of the best Minecraft servers. Check them out!
Desired Craft (DC) was the first online multiplayer server that my kids introduced me to, and we spent four years playing on this server. But after a reset and then the server being 'hacked' (causing another reset), many players left, and the server shutdown. DC once had the best Jail, Prison, and Eco server, and there has not been another to rival it.
Hypixel is another favorite multiplayer server and the player base makes it one of the largest Minecraft mini-game servers you will find. Hypixel has received four Guinness World Records (Most Popular Independent Server For a Video Game, Most Popular Minecraft Server Network, Most Games on a Minecraft Server, and Most Unique Players Logged Into a Minecraft Server) and is widely considered to be the largest currently-active Minecraft server, with over 100,000 unique players concurrently online during peak hours. One of our favorite mini-games to play is Murder Mystery.
Autcraft is the server you will find us on these days. It was founded by Stuart Duncan (AutismFather) and created for kids/adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. An application has to be submitted and accepted to gain entry to the server. We have been playing Autcraft for over a year now and it is so much fun! There are lots of events and contests to take part in, and everyone is so nice! We won 1st place in the Build a Snowman contest last Christmas and attended our first Autcon this year. 😊 This server makes you feel like family and I am proud to be a Patreon.
We made accounts and started playing Wizard101 in 2009. Pirate101 soon followed. Both games are so much fun to play, and having a membership is well worth it. If you have over one account, you even get a discount on the membership fee! Both games have quite a few events throughout the year and run sales for in game merchandise. During the Christmas season, you can purchase special mounts from the Crown Shop and they donate the proceeds to specific charities.
Roblox is an online game platform and game creation system developed by Roblox Corporation that allows users to program games and to play games created by other users. My son has a few games that he is working on creating. I have been part of the Roblox community for several years and my favorite games to play are Royale High, Splash Skate, Zombie Uprising, Work at a Pizza Place, Anime Fighting Simulator, and SOS Titanic.
Roblox is free-to-play, with in-game purchases available through a virtual currency called "Robux". I am part of an adult group of players that get together every Saturday for themed Game Nights. We connect via Discord to VC (voice chat) and play several different games.
The Sims 4 is the fourth major title in The Sims series of life simulation video games developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. I have been playing The Sims since 2001 and I enjoy creating and re-creating the families to live in my virtual world. I like to keep my game "cartoony", with a bit of realism thrown in.
I started playing The Elder Scrolls V SKYRIM back in 2019. My character's name was Brynja. I actually haven't played in a couple of years. I play a modded game version (thanks to my son), and maybe one day in the future I can start a new game and this time - I'm marrying Brynjolf! 😍
Gaming is a popular activity that both children and adults enjoy doing in their free time, but can impact your mental health in both positive and negative ways. In a 2019 survey that was done, approximately 80% of gamers responded that gaming provides them with mental stimulation, relaxation, and stress relief. I am part of that 80%. I love playing games with my kids and other online buds to pass the time, but I also play to relax and de-stress.
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