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Grand Isles Stock Exchange (GISE) Added

Today, I’m happy to announce that the Grand Isles Stock Exchange (GISE) is finally available for public viewing.  You can find it on the newly added page called Tradelands.  This project has been in development for over three months and involved an incredible amount of effort from multiple people.  I want to thank the members of F&BP as well as mindyminder for her help writing the scripts that pulled the data.  I’m also happy to note that this is the first part of an eventual partnership with F&BP.  Keep an eye out as I plan to post more about the group and what they are doing over the next few weeks. Continue reading “Grand Isles Stock Exchange (GISE) Added”

2020 Steam Sale – Recommendations

The Steam Summer Sales event is up.  As mentioned previously, I plan to go through my bucket list and make some recommendations.  This list below represents the top games in my list and my thoughts on purchasing them.  As with any sale, I will be focusing on the value of the game at the price they are listed and not simply the merits of the game or the discount prices alone.

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Tradelands – April Updates, Mining Frustrates

The Roblox game Tradelands performed a string of updates in April that have modernized the graphics while also applying some updated game functionality.  One of the changes is to sync weather across all servers while also making storms last longer.  Today, I am going to break this down statistically and attempt to determine if the recent updates have changed the profitability of mining.

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Roblox – Tradelands Initial Impressions

Having two young kids means you look for alternatives to your favorite adult games so you can share in your experience.  Over the past two years I’ve come to appreciate the versatility of Roblox as a platform that achieves this goal.  Many of the games are smaller versions of some of my favorites such as Skyrim and GTA.  Because they are independently developed, they are smaller versions of the adult games which works well for kids who have shorter attention spans.

Today, I will provide my initial reaction to one of the games in Roblox called Tradelands.  In this game you select one of four factions and become either a sea trader or a pirate.  You start as a commoner within your chosen faction and work your way up the ranks to become of the wealthiest merchants or one of the most feared pirate.

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