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Introduction to Trove

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Teen Fiction Girl!  Firstly, it’s almost Christmas, which is awesome (everything SMELLS so GOOD!  I love the smell of Christmas) and I finished all of my Christmas shopping today.  I was informed by my parents that all the Christmas shopping for me was finished, too, and that I did not get the boots I asked for, so I took the liberty of buying them myself.  They are every bit as fabulous as I expected them to be.

But that has nothing to do with Trove, which is what I made this post to discuss.  Trove is another MMORPG by Trion, the company that makes Rift.  I have not actually played it yet (it’s still downloading), but I know basically what it’s all about.  It’s like a cross between Minecraft and your classic MMO – you can build, craft, and explore, but the combat and player interface is more like that of Rift or Diablo 3 or any other MMO you care to use as an example.  Additionally, when you reach level 20 in Trove, you get an exclusive mount on Rift, which is another bonus of playing the game that I have looked forward to for a couple of months now.

Like all Trion games (as of now, thank goodness) it’s free.  That means installation is quick and it should be ready to play in… about twenty minutes.  Maybe I’ll post some more about it tomorrow.

Thanks for reading – I hope you’ll stick around to see if I post any more articles on this subject!

~  Summer

Diablo 3 is back (for me, anyway)!

Hey, readers, and welcome to Teen Fiction Girl!  I posted about gaming quite a bit on Tween Fiction Girl, but this will be my first gaming post on my new site, and I’d say it’s a worthy post.

For those of you that don’t know (which will probably be nearly all of you), I played Diablo 3 for a few years from, like, 2012 to 2014.  Then, when my old computer started conking out, my mom decided that the reason was probably video games, because mom logic.  She deleted Rift and Diablo 3.  Rift was easy enough to get back, since I’d downloaded it off of the internet in the first place, but my Diablo 3 case had been thrown away three years previously and I had no idea how to get it back.  That is, until I had a rather obvious brainwave and decided to visit to actually try and see how to get it back instead of mourning.

So, bottom line, the Blizzard gaming is back.  Now that the Reaper of Souls expansion pack is old news, it’s $20 instead of $40, which means I may be buying it in the very near future.  (Alternatively, I could just wait, since, you know, Christmas, but I’m impatient.)  Up next in my Diablo 3 posts:  my journey to Whimsyshire (aka the cow level), my praising the new gear transmogrification system, and/or several or multiple screenshots of Myra, the MMO character after which I named several other accounts.

Anyway, this post is the first of many where my gaming odyssey is concerned.

Thanks for reading,

~  Summer

Welcome to Teen Fiction Girl!

Oh my goodness, I said I’d start posting on this blog at the beginning of October and now it’s nearly mid-November!  Sorry, guys… but hey, I’m here now.

So, about Teen Fiction Girl.

I literally only removed one letter from the name, so it might be somewhat easy to guess that this blog is going to be about the same kind of thing as Tween Fiction Girl.  That is, I’ll be doing the same kind of book reviews (I read a book, give a basic story outline, talk about the ups and downs, and then give the book a final rating), movie reviews (the same as book reviews, except with movies instead), gaming tips and stories (just me rambling about the things I learn as a gamer), writing/fiction tips and stories (because it wouldn’t be Teen Fiction Girl without the fiction, right?), fiction stories (which I like to call Fiction Fridays, as they’re posted on Fridays), and a plethora of other random, assorted nerdy awesomeness.

This is just a warning for those of you who may have showed up for the gaming half of the blog:  this is November, which means most of my sooner posts will be about NaNoWriMo, the awesomest writing gimmick to ever hit the Interwebs.  For those of you that don’t know, it’s like a month-long writing race to complete an entire novel (or at least your word count goal) in one month.  NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is pretty descriptive.  It’s amazingly fun to do, and if you like writing, you should certainly at least try.

Well, anyway, that’s it for this post, folks!  Thanks so much for visiting my new blog!

~ Summer