Tuesday, 18 January 2011

PostHeaderIcon [HD] SC2 - Chron vs CPU Funmatch

Monday, 17 January 2011

PostHeaderIcon A long-awaited Return

Hello Guys!

Damn, it's been a VERY long time since i blogged. I must say that it's been a busy few months. Since the end of October, i've been working 11.30am-8PM 5/7 days a week. This meant the following;
- No Raiding
- No time for videos
- Very little time for gaming overall

However, i'm now at a point where i can manage my time better, so i guess, i'm back. Let's recap.

In October 2010, i started working fairly average hours, but not at the usual 9-5. As i'd been out of work for a few years, it's taken time to adjust fully. I've not really had time to do much gaming, but when i have, i just wanted it to be relaxing.

All the time though, i've considered filming and making new videos, but i just never had the morale to do so. I guess winter doesn't agree with me.

Anyway, now, cata is out, i'm managing my time, and i'm getting back into making videos hopefully. I'm also gonna actually start working on my Web Design project once again in a week or 2.

I've got a new video that's currently being uploaded. It's from SC2, and it shows what happens when you put someone like me, with 3 hard CPU players against a team of 4 hard CPU players. I'll get an embed up when i wake up in the morning.

Post a comment if you're still following the blog! ;D
Wednesday, 29 September 2010

PostHeaderIcon First Raid

So, had my first raid with and the first non-pug 25-person raid i've had in around 6 months. I have to say that i was MAJORLY surprised at how smooth it went. Out of 9 bosses tonight, we did 8 on heroic (Putricide was normal for someones shadowmourne quest).

In all the raids i've EVER been in, this was by far one of the best. I'm not lieing when i say i've not been in a raid this good since BT days, except now i play a role that can perform all tasks it might be asked of.

I logged on, got into the raid, felt pretty usual about it. It wasn't until i saw how smoothly everything was going AND how good the players were that i realised this is where i want to be for raiding. Never seen people utilise their abilities like these people. Mages blinking during putricide adds, lock using teleport as well, etc. And thankfully, people interrupting. People ACTUALLY interrupting. It got to the point i was thinking that it was the tanks job to do that HAH!

I was also VERY surprised at how easy it was overall. I don't want to blow my own trumpet here too much so to speak (disturbing innuendo was not intended), but i realised tonight i am an exceptional player in comparison to the people i used to raid with (with the exception being those who migrated along with me).

I've had a really good raid. Didn't see the shield from BQL (FFF...) but did get some dps gloves and healing bracers (...UUUUUUU) i likely won't use.

Blood Princes Heroic was painful to tank the caster one and i think i messed up a few times there. We still got through it though.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010

PostHeaderIcon Upcoming Project

I'm currently working on a brand new (ok, it's not brand new so to speak) project; A Gaming Community portal.

It's currently looking VERY good and it's progressing nicely. However, it's not quite complete and there's still a few things to finish up. The design is complete, but the workings still need some... well, work.

The template is one i made myself, and it's based on the previous Battle.net design somewhat (the purple and blue one). It's making use of flash for the maintenance "message", the header, and the footer. None of these have gone over the top, but they really add to the design. Of course, the site supports those without flash enabled but javascript is pretty required to get it functional, which i consider a fair "requirement".

The forum has been integrated, i've got a bot that creates forum topics to discuss news posted on the front page (aptly named Scrapbot).

I'm currently planning on covering World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Alien Swarm. I've got some setup to do still like i said, but it's all looking very uniform now. I'll hopefully be able to allow people to host videos and screenshots in the future.

Feel free to check it out; Innuendo Gaming Community
It's still in maintenance, but the maintenance message explains what's going on and when it'll be opened. I really can't wait to open the doors to the public although i don't know how much news coverage i'll be able to provide.

On another note, Zarhym just posted to say Season 8 ends on the 12th of October. He previously mentioned that 4.0.1 would go live on the same day they ended the season.
Friday, 24 September 2010

PostHeaderIcon What a week!

This post is about both WoW and Real Life.

These past few weeks have been REALLY weird for me. Let's go through it;
- 3 weeks ago; Had a job interview, looked good and did really well
- Guild officially confirmed as disbanding in the near future

- 2 Weeks ago; Ordered a new computer upgrade
- Upgrade arrived, sound was broken
- Hit 50k gold in game as my original plan
- Still hadn't heard from the interview

- 1 Week ago; Sorted out sending it back to RMA for a refund.
- 3 Days ago; got it sent back to RMA, should get refund after the weekend.
- Guild split or transferred to join on Shadowsong EU
- Gold Split between all members, brought me up to 65K
- I found TLPD in Storm Peaks and got the mount
- Still hadn't heard from the Interview

- I wake up, log onto PTR and find fire mages doing CRAZY damage and having crazy ranges
- I provide feedback, log off, rage a little
- I then get a phonecall seemingly out of the ordinary, and i find i DID get the job but they just forgot to contact me

Oh well, it's been a really bad few weeks at the start, but turned out to be the best week i've had in years right at the end! Couldn't really ask for much more.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

PostHeaderIcon Synthaxx of Shadowsong of

Tonight has been a weird night. First, i've had lots of gold to sink into gems and stuff so i'm below gold cap. Then i've had 2 transfers to sort out for my Paladin and lock. My lock is staying unguilded for now though. I've renamed it too.

But, i'm over on Shadowsong now, some of the guildies who moved are as well and others will follow in the next days, and i'm now part of the guild . I'm really hoping this is the new start i've wanted for so long. Here's to the future!
Monday, 20 September 2010

PostHeaderIcon Lost in Time

Haha, wow. So, tonight, i've been taking it easy, getting ready for our guild move in a few days time. I've split the guildbank funds between the active people. It's around 15k gold each, so a fair amount each.

I'm now at 65k because of it, and being there's a gold transfer cap, i was looking for something to buy. So, i hearthed to dalaran and longingly stared at the tundra mammoth. I'd considered buying it before, but i'm really not sure if it'll be replaced by a flying vendor mount in Cataclysm, which would be better. Now, timing here was crucial. It was completely unplanned, but had i left even a second later, i'd have missed this opportunity.

I then flew to storm peaks. I was gonna check out the SoH rep vendor to see what i could buy. I flew over frosthold, looking down. I then turned my camera to look up and dead ahead, literally 20 yards, there it was. Time Lost Proto-drake. Not the corpse, it was actually alive and untagged. At this point, i got a sudden adrenaline rush of sorts and raced to pull it. Luckily, it was very close to a ledge, so i bodypulled, taunted, flew to the ledge, killed looted. And now, the mount i wanted right from the start of Wrath, i got it. It's kinda a good note to finish the expansion on, you know, getting everything you originally planned to get from the start, and finishing on a completely unpredictable note. Even if i never use it, the thought that i got this completely by chance after wanting it so long ago is rather settling. I'll finally be saying goodbye to unpredictable raiding schedules soon and raiding with a top guild. More details will follow on that soon. Roll on Cataclysm!