Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lack of posting

Sorry about the lack of posting over the last month. I've lost a bit of steam when it comes to playing WoW and the blog follows right along. For some reason Hornlove's guild which was running so well one day fell apart the next. I haven't had the energy to try and find another yet. Eve Online has been good for a bit. If you're reading this then you probably want to hear about WoW-related stuff so I won't start posting Eve junk.

The last 5 days have been spent doing work in a feeble attempt to get a demo out for our booth at the game developer's conference which started this week. It's been forever since I programmed stuff for the PC and never for windows, so I'm afraid even with the huge push to get the demo out I still came up short. There just wasn't enough time. It was quite depressing.

Well lets try and get something WoW-related here.. Failsauce got exalted with the Kalu'ak, so that makes all 3 of my 80's with a fishing pole. Yay! Just in time for them to nerf the hell out of fishing, making it easier to level up. She also was able to get into a Naxx group last week *gasp, I know!* and pulled some decent upgrades, including the T7.5 chest. It was nice to finally get Failsauce some Naxx-action. Most of the time there are no spots available for DK-DPS.

Ulduar can't be far away. I should try and get into a new guild soon. Things will pick up.

Monday, March 16, 2009

New computer, yeah baby!

Last Wednesday I bought a new computer, mostly for playing WoW and EVE Online. Previously I had been using a Dell that had worked very admirably for over 5 years. (I also bought that one for playing WoW at the time of release). It was certainly time for an upgrade! What I ended up with was another Dell, the XPS Studio with a 24-inch 1900x1080 screen. What a difference! Now running at 60FPS in Naxx, Dalaran, anywhere. It's certainly going to breathe more life into computer gaming for me.

I also have the power to run Fraps and hope to have some movies up here soon. Messing around with the Vista movie editor was a bit frustrating. I wanted to add multiple sound channels (one for music, one for narration, etc) but it was incapable of doing that. Also, uploading movies to YouTube really destroys their quality as they're reprocessed for low bandwidth. I'm not sure how people keep the quality high when sharing the movies online. It will be a learning process.

Anyways just thought I'd share my good fortune. I had been saving for a couple months to get this upgrade. Now if I can still pay next month's rent I'll be just fine. ;)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The shelf-life of a Twink

I read an interesting post about how Twinks will be losing a lot of enchants come 3.1 on General today. It seems a lot of people actually really hate Twinks! Although I don't have a twink myself, I always liked the idea of maxxing out a char at level 19 or maybe 29.. get all the best gear and enchants. One thing I like about it is you won't have to do a lot of work on them when a new expansion hits. Another thing is, nobody should have you outgeared (by much anyways), so that's one less factor to worry about when testing your meddle.

Some twink-backers in the thread say that the enchants, which are mostly stamina-boosting, help the battles last a bit longer and help people from getting 2-shot by the burst damage. Without much low-level BG experience I can't say one way or the other but that claim does seem to make a lot of sense. In any case I still think I'll get a twink made and see how it is. I planned to get my Banker-guy rogue up to level 18 for those "sprints" from the mailbox to the AH and back. One more level isn't going to hurt. =)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blizzard hates dwarves.

First they completely neglect to give Find Treasure a use in all of Northrend. Now they are nerfing the hell out of Stoneform, getting rid of the 8-second immunity to poison, disease, etc. What gives? Is there any reason to choose a Dwarf anymore?

I haven't played much WoW lately I'm afraid. I went from 2 guilds to 0 in the span of 3 days. I quit Hiredgun's guild. It was getting quite full and I was unable to make one of the raid days (Thursday). Hornlove's guild (Chaotic) sort of imploded overnight. Some drama between the guildmaster and his girlfriend caused all sorts of havok. Our 25-man naxx (with 16 pug members) failed to kill KT for the first time, well.. ever! Chaotic may reform in some way, we'll have to see where it goes.

One thing that amuses me about CCP (eve online) is how non-corprate the company is. Check out this "blue" response to a player who is speculating about a coming feature in the game. Can you imagine a Blizzard representative telling a player to "Cry some more?" /lol

Monday, March 2, 2009

A weekend without WoW.

Most of the time when I don't post over the weekend it's because I'm playing WoW instead. This weekend I was busy with other games. Killzone 2 for the Playstation 3 is amazing. I completed the single-player campaign and had my ass handed to me online. I also was busy getting my Eve Online accounts in order after reactivating them. I didn't even have time to play with this new toy.

So if posts here are a little slow here lately, you know why.