Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A GIF Story - New Pack Opening

New pack opening experience?  The hell?
Well then, let's see what we have here.
So we're Overwatch now?

Guess ya'll didn't have time for a new Operation then?  Hue hue.
Fine, I guess?
Alright, let's see what bullshit we're gonna get with this new 'content.'


Does this say ...

No, they couldn't have ...


Friday, July 29, 2016

Dark vs Light Tracker

This tracker got me like ...

A seriously good tracker for this annoying event.  Well, not *that* annoying really.  I'm actually having a pretty good time roflstomping everything with my new Juggernaut.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dark vs Light Event PRO TIP - WZ XP

So, you guys want an easy ~300K experience for your newly created DvL event character?  Get to level 10 and follow these instructions:

  • Queue for a warzone
  • Get into the warzone and grab the daily quests
  • Complete the warzone and leave
  • Queue for another warzone; turn in the quests while in the warzone itself
  • Grab the weekly
  • Rinse/repeat queuing until all warzone requirements fulfilled
  • Queue for warzone again and turn into terminals when you enter warzone
I was able to snag there 96,000XP quests in about 25 minutes last night thanks to this.  My Sith Warrior (Rokugan on Ebon Hawk, come say hi!) went from level 13 to 22.  You'll also net a couple thousand warzone marks and wind up around Valor rank 10 (for later in the DvL achievement list).

You're welcome!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hey Ma, I'm a Creative Blogger!

I got tagged by Shintar for this post thing stuff with rules and other stuff about the Creative Blogger Award.  Here are the rules and other stuffs.
Thank the person that nominated you and share a link back to their blog

Post 5 facts about yourself
Nominate 15-20 people for this award
Let the people you nominated know, that you have nominated them
Post the rules so everyone will understand what to do
I have now fulfilled my obligation to readdress the rules. I'm not real big into rules, man, because, like, I think they stifle your creative soul, man.  You know, like, whatever man, don't let like coloring between the lines define you, man.  Life exists outside of lines, you know what I mean?  Like, whoa.

Anyways, it says to post five facts about yourself and since I can't put "I am an amazing lover" five times, I guess I'll fill it out for real.  To the deets!  (That's details for you folks uninitiated in 90's lingo)

Fact, the first: I recently had a baby.  Well, not me.  That would be internet news.  My wife did though.  This baby, while ostensibly 'cute,' does severely impact my game-playing time and I am none too fond of that.  This baby should definitely look at getting a job and helping to support this family; I won't tolerate moochers!

Fact, the second: I still play SWTOR!  Not often enough for my liking and definitely not long enough each play session, but I still enjoy the game.  I'm currently helping Gault (who I will murder) and Vette (who will be spared) break into a floating casino, er, I mean vault.  Whatever.  It's pretty awesome.  I still pay for it on a monthly basis too, and am happy to support the girls and boys in Austin.  Unlike WoW, which is dreadfully boring and quite terrible.  Oh, and ESO is still on my plate as well, though I rarely dabble in it.

Fact, the third: I used to bowl frequently!  Even have the bowling pins to prove it.  Participated in two pro-ams when I was a wee lad.  For years, I threw a 16lb Power Torque, then upgraded to a 16lb Nitro or Excite or Ignite, something along those lines.  I'm not terribly fond of the ball, however.  I do own a personal set of bowling shoes and my original league towel from the Fair Lanes in Peoria, AZ from way back in 1990.  At the height of my bowling powers, I held an average in the mid 190s (194 if I recall), but mostly came in around 170-180.  I'd cap it occasionally around 240 if I had a very good night.  I was nearly always placed in the last spot (called the anchor), even though I was fairly inconsistent.  I cost my teams a lot of matches (and won a lot too).  I don't bowl much anymore because I frankly don't enjoy it; there is no 'bowling for fun' for me.  I usually wind up getting angry if I mess up or miss an easy shot and that generally ruins the night.  I miss bowling for fun.

Fact, the fourth: I still pay for WoW and I have no fucking clue why.  I should really cancel until WoW: The Diablo Expansion ... uh, I mean Legion comes out.  God, Warlords of Draenor was dogshit.  If Legion licks balls, I may sign off WoW forever.

Fact, the fifth: I recently got promoted (twice) at my work and my schedule is so limited that I barely have any time to masturbate to Overwatch pr0n.  Rule #34 and all, but sweet zombie Jesus on a pogo stick, Overwatch porno already?  These motherfuckers waste no time.  These promotions mean that I am basically chained to my job, even though I am desperately unhappy with it.  The money is far too good to walk away (and before you say "do what you love!" - I got bills to pay), so I guess I've just resigned myself to getting paid more and hating life.  I live for the weekends.  Eventually, I think I can get cycled to a different project and away from my current client, but until that day, I ride the tide of misery. 

I would nominate more bloggers, but like every single one I know has been nominated already (at least the active ones), so I'll just link to their blogs instead (complete with made-up titles).

Monday, May 16, 2016

Unpopular Opinion: Overwatch is Kinda Shit

Look at that fucking video.  Beautifully animated?  Yup.  Good voice-acting?  You betcha.  Exciting?  My dick is still hard.  But seriously ... can it have any more tropes in it?  Is there any space for anything more fucking obvious?  Green baby jesus, that's so cookie cutter that it hurts.

That video is a microcosm of the Overwatch experience; flashy, well-made, and ultimately devoid of any substance.  The epitome of how Blizzard develop titles these days.  I was recently involved in the Overwatch beta and played for a bit.  I tried out more than a few characters, with Bastion and Genji being my favorites.  I found the maps to be well-done, the character movement and responsiveness was excellent.  Actually, saying that they were excellent is doing it a disservice.  The controls were flawless.  It was a joy to play.  Well, up until it wasn't.

And that's the real problem here, isn't it?  This is a multiplayer shooter.  It will never be anything more than that.  It will never have a story mode (well, if they do roll one out this is an instant buy).  They have "plot" in the game, but only insomuch as character interactions before battle (and sometimes during battle) and some clues in the environment.  There is no story other than "shoot that guy in the face and listen to some witty comments."  

That's a real shame, too.  Since the game was born from the aborted fetus of Titan, Blizzard's next MMO, I think there was a real chance at one point for this to be an engrossing game.  It definitely feels like it should be bigger than the arena shooter that it is.  But it's not.  And it won't be.  It's a lobby game to play when you're bored.

Too bad.  Feels like Blizzard could have really made something here, maybe a game that could have taken the reins from Star Wars Battlefront 2; complete with an engrossing campaign, full bot modes, conquest-style gameplay ... oh well.

But you know what?  For $40 on PC, this may be a pretty good buy if you're into shooters.  For all its story faults and flashiness, the core mechanics of this game are un-fucking-believable.  It's on such a different level that I'm tempted to buy it my damn self, even after I just shit all over it.

EDIT: I fuckin' bought it.  Of course I did.  I'm such a sack of crap.  Also, my opinion is not wildly changed.  Playing with my old guildmates makes it more fun, but it's still fairly hollow.  But, $40 is pretty cheap and I know they'll add all sorts of stuff to it.  I'm thinking of it as more of an investment.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

So This is on Youtube ...

Good lord, give this a watch.  I don't usually give fan-made creations the time of day, but this one grabbed me by the ghoulies.