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With Worlds 2017 wrapped up(no spoilers! Here’s the start of the opening ceremony before the games), it’s time to talk League of Legends. Recently, my friend group and I have gotten back into League of Legends. We’ve certainly played League off and on since we all stopped playing it competitively as a five man ranked team 3 years ago, however, with one of our newer members starting to learn League, we’ve dived back in head first. As with Minecraft, I’ve decided that if I ever got back into League I’d play it for the purely casual aspects of it, enjoying the experience and avoiding unnecessary stress from trying to climb on the ranked ladder. As a result, it’s been a much more enjoyable experience, and our skill from playing competitively before has stuck around through thick and thin, albeit a bit rough nowadays.

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Every gamer knows the feeling you get when a bit of nostalgia pulls at your heartstrings. Whether it’s replaying classic titles like Super Mario Brothers 2, or just revisiting one of your favorite childhood games, the kind you used to hop onto right as you got home from school or finished with your chores/homework. They might even be some casual game you played with friends for a little bit when it was released, often going to each others houses and hooking up some LAN cords to play together.

For this week, me and my friends decided to set up our own Minecraft server. I told myself I’d focus more on the creative aspects of Minecraft if I ever played again since all the previous times I’ve played with others, we’ve played the game out as much as possible, even trying to casually speedrun to the ender dragon in a larger group. So after a 2 year hiatus, here I am again, playing Minecraft with a focus on catharsis and relaxation. Instead of having a longer post detailing what we did, I’m just going to edit a spectator video later and add some pictures now for this post so you guys can see a water house I made for yourselves. Cheers!

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