Mother’s Day is upon us and hopefully you have not forgot and are last minute scrambling to find an appropriate gift/gesture on this Fantastic occasion.
For many of my long term readers, you may already know that my mom is an avid Puzzle and Dragoner who is nearing 1,300 days and is rank 573. This was done on her own with only minor assistance provided to help her clear the occasional Ch10 or Arena 3.
Despite the fact that video games were never a part of her life, she has taken a shining to PAD and loves the idea of puzzling her way to victory. She was initially drawn to the sophisticated orb manipulations as it offered a new dimension of thinking and strategy to master. For this reason, it felt less like a video game and more of a mental exercise not unlike a crossword or Sudoku puzzle.
She is against heart crosses and has no real interest in speed coop-button farming and has been quite content with her Shiva team for several years. However, she has diversified her PAD portfolio through Meridionalis, Yomi Dragon, and now Dark Athena.
Amazingly enough, we have wonderful overlap in viable leaders across both my accounts and our bonding time is often done through coop. I feel that is can be challenging for a parent to connect with a child in their mid 20’s, but Puzzle and Dragons has proven to be the perfect medium. Our text messages are often sprinkled with PAD talk and it helps open the doors for communication as it is a wonderful icebreaker.
Puzzle and Dragons has helped bring my mother and I closer together over the years that would not have been possible otherwise. I probably never thank her enough for all that she does for me and I am truly blessed to have her make the effort to play Puzzle and Dragons all those years ago. She made the effort to bond with her son through an activity that is somewhat foreign to her and it has had a resounding impact on our own relationship.
Essentially what I am trying to say is thank you Mom for all that you do for me and I hope that you have a MOMtastic Mother’s Day!
My mom occasionally joins my stream or offline recording and here is a sample of her various clears and rolling videos:
Have a MOMtastic Mother’s Day and go play some coop with your own mother!
If you wish to try and add MOMtastic, here is her ID, but beware, she deletes people after only 1 day of inactivity (best friends she is nicer).
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