And the school holidays have ended and today Xander went back to school! He was very happy to go back actually which was great… He just doesn’t like his new shoes… His Roman Sandals… They are slightly too big and he needs to wear them out a smidge so they can move about better…
One thing that annoys me about this time of the year…. Is that all the Christmas stuff comes out!
Yep, September we had advent calendars and other xmas stuff out and it is so frustrating like… I remember when I was a kid and it all came out in November… I hated that because, as a child, my birthday came before xmas so for me it was like no!
But now it is even god damn worse! It’s out so early! Xander always asks if its xmas and we have to say no and have to make sure we don’t buy anything even when he cries for it (he’s not that bad now but when he was younger).
I don’t mind if all the xmas stuff comes out November, because I’m like meh okay it’s the month before xmas and I really don’t give a damn.
Also the one positive is buying xmas wrapping paper… for the family overseas. That is one of the positives because we can get everyones xmas presents.
Got a day off today so pretty much its a catch up on the cleaning and washing and making sure a certain 5 year old cleans his room too.
Also gotta decide what to do for dinner tonight… Will ask Gareth to bring home some meat so I can cook something yummy and maybe do a pudding for dessert too…
Sorry there was no blog yesterday… In all honesty I had forgotten and was hanging out with my friend and her kids after work so I did not get the chance to write something. But we went to the park and we were there for like 2 hours or something which was fun.
Also at work yesterday I got covered in two things…. Flour exploded as I was scanning it (to point out the top was opened and as I grabbed it… It just poofed everywhere….) So I had to quickly clean that and myself up. Then my second to last customer for the day had the smelliest fish thing ever and it leaked and got in my work shirt and all over my arm… And I smelt like rotten fish (I know it wasn’t rotten but it had dressing or something on it and it made it stink that much worse)… Lovely.
So now my work shirt is drying and I was lucky my pants got nothing on them.
Also I got more hours next week but will try to write a blog every night… Apart from Sunday… I do night shifts on Sunday so will write one in the morning or Monday morning.
So yesterday I got my haircut nice and short which I will put a picture on afterwards. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders… Seriously.
I had to work yesterday for someone who was unwell for four hours so I done a 3pm – 7pm shift… And it was so busy! I seriously mean it.
I also had to serve several foreigners too which was cool because they were very down to earth and nice.
Once I had finished work Gareth came along and we quickly bought the last of the food which we needed for our dinner with our friends. We had some nice as hamburgers and we played the board game Risk, Game of Thrones version.
They didn’t leave till like 12:30am so I didn’t get a chance to write this blog until late afternoon today. Which I was also busy going shopping to get my son new school shoes for the summer and other things… so had a productive day.
Gareth is now making dinner while I am waking up from accidentally falling asleep for like 20 minutes… Gotta tire myself out for to sleep tonight for tomorrows shift.
Also have skin rubbing off underneath my fingers which hurts and has never done that before! Seriously! I was a bigger weight than this last year and not once did my fingers skin chafe off.
Oh well. Can’t wait for the weather to start staying dry so I can attack those stairs near my house again for exercise.
Today has been another day where it started out slow but suddenly the time went by so fast and before I knew it I hd to get ready for work.
But my question is why are people always so miserable? I mean, about 60% of the customers I served today would either not smile, grunt out a greeting or just ignore my attempts of even saying hi…
I mean… myself, as a customer, loves talking to the checkout operator because, to me, it gives them the chance to chat and be able to talk about things that they find common ground in with us e.g kids.
But today everyone seemed moody and I was like huh?
Seriously. I had some amazing customers whom were nice and chatted to me… But heaps of them were not in the mood. This hasn’t happened before since I started there so it was… Weird I suppose?
Anyway, I had a nice 4 hour shift at work and finished up with getting dinner with my boys. So yeah.
Welcome to Part 1 of the Nuka World blogs! This blog is the location and the first battle to enter Nuka World. This is my personal opinion and mine only and I hope you enjoy it.
Okay, when you first download the DLC (downloadable Content) and enter the game you will get a new radio signal called Nuka World Radio. It’s this happy, up-beat tune that, if you leave on all the time, will get stuck in your head and will annoy you after a while. But you have to listen to it first and it will give you the location of the Nuka World Transit Station!
When you get there you will have to fight a bunch of raiders before entering the transit centre. These guys are pretty tough and you should be on a high level before you even attempt Nuka World… trust me.
Once inside you will see an injured man named Harvey on the floor who, spoiler alert, asks you to help his family who he had left behind in Nuka world to get help… But when you try to give him a Stimpak to help heal his wounds he start to panic and tell you to go without him, but if you persuade him enough to take your stimpak he ends up telling you the truth.
He explains that he was paid by the group of raiders, who have taken over Nuka World theme park, to lure people into the park for everyones entertainment and watch them be slaughtered… Once he tells you about everything you have the choice to let him leave and never come back or you can kill him… I let him live my first go but my next go I will kill him just to see what will happen.
He gives you a key to control the train that will take you to Nuka World (man I am saying that word heaps) them park.
Once you get the key you turn on the train and then bam! You hit a loading screen.
When you enter you hear someone chatting to you over the intercom, saying you are their new play thing and entertainment. You have to fight your way through various tasks to get to the end.
The first task is to get through a room full of machine gun turrets, which will decimate you within seconds. So hide yourself behind a fridge which is conveniently parked right in front of you and take your time destroying these things. After blowing several up move up to the next form of cover and destroy the next set. Do this until the whole room has been cleared. I did not get a chance to get a photo of this because I panicked and was concentrating so hard on not dying.
Once you complete that room you will make your way to the trap room… Which is just full of a heap of traps like flamethrowers and all that jazz. Make sure you sneak through and disarm all traps so you don’t get yourself roasted on the floor.
The next task is the three doors… now to me this one was easy… Seriously. You just have to choose the right door… Which is honestly simple. One door has the path, one has a toy monkey in it and the last grenades… The correct door is the one to the left of you.
The next task is to get through the room full of radiation. Make sure you have heaps of rad x and radaway in order to survive this room… Or your power armour… I didn’t take my power armour in because I didn’t really think I would need it (trust me, you will need it, but maybe not for the gauntlet). Now you can either find the keys to get out or pick the (expert) lock… Which I did, pick the lock. and Boom you are through.
The fifth task is to pass the room full of, yep, more machine gun turrets. There is a computer in there when you first enter, you can interact with it and ‘switch off the turrets’, but it doesn’t work like that, because the moment you enter the turrets turn on because of a monkey and you either have to defeat them all, shoot the monkey’s head before hand or go back and use the computer again to (successfully) turn off the turrets.
Once done head over behind the monkey and you will find a key, which will unlock the door behind you (or use expert lock skill… one of the two). and you are onto the next level.
The next one is a maze… Seriously, a maze. Make sure to crouch and sneak your way through, disarming all the mines and traps. There are also new creatures/mutated rats in here which will follow you. When you turn the corner you will be attacked by an alien (its not though). It takes off quite a bit of damage and will take you by surprise.
The seventh task is the mine hall… You will enter the room and it’s full of trucks and mines… Which you have to disarm one by one otherwise you will cause a chain reaction and boom, everything blows up.
Next is the bridge… which is this really badly made bridge that you, try, to cross carefully but it breaks… There is an expert lock across if you do get across otherwise and you fall into the water full of mirelurks! I panicked and dropped a heap of mines behind me to cripple them before heading back and killing them all. Mirelurks are very hard to defeat and, in all honestly, the dropping mines technique actually worked.
Next up is the gas room, which you get locked into and you have to turn off each valve in order to try and stop the gas… But it doesn’t work. You just need to find the key and password for the door and exit the room like that.
After that is a room full of another new enemy, flying ant swarms… Which are easy to defeat and do not take a lot to kill… I just shotgunned them in all honesty.
After that is the raiders attack you from above room, which I tried to kill them but I think you can just run through. Just make sure to disarm grenade bouquets and other things. This bit I, at first, thought you had to kill all the raiders attacking you, but they run off after you do so much damage so I ended up just leaving them to think I was still there.
Finally you are up to the battle arena, where you have to fight the leader of the raiders. Now you watch him get set up in his power armour and you get sent into another room to get some ammo, but one of the raiders, Gage, asks you to find a secret weapon that he has hidden in the lockers that will help you defeat him… and that is a water pistol… Yep.
Once you get it you enter the arena, make sure the thirst zapper is is in your quick select since you will be swapping back and forth. Now the main raiders power armour has a electrical force field around it that you cannot damage. So the water pistol shirt circuits it for a certain length of time and that is when you can change your weapon and attack him with all you got before his shield recharges. Repeat this several times till he is defeated.
It’s a fun battle but damn is it nerve wracking… so make sure to concentrate as much as possible on him. You are in a bumpy car arena so there is not a lot of space but plenty of hiding spots throughout this small room.
When you defeat him his second in command, Gage, makes you the new leader of all the raiders and Nuka World… Yeah… More responsibility yay!
This first part was really fun and I cannot wait to replay it again and try new tactics to every single different thing.
So this is part 1, not sure when part 2 will be out as I am waiting for my hours for next week but it should hopefully be Sunday… Or hopefully Monday.