I have been playing a bit of D&D Neverwinter MMO (I swear it’s only a bit, I’m level 13) and I wrote up several paragraphs about the game. But then deleted it because I realised that the facts important to me can easily be summed up in a few words. So here it is.
Recently a game called FTL: Faster Than Light came out. I decided beforehand that I don’t like it. I don’t particularly enjoy roguelike games, so it was a given that I wouldn’t like this one. So what if it has a space theme to it and is basically a simulation of captaining a space ship? Oh I was wrong…
There was a GW2 beta event going on last weekend. Unfortunately I haven’t been invited yet (not that I would be able to participate much) so I’m stuck with sneaking peeks at the official ArenaNet stream. The more I see of GW2 the more I’m convinced it’s a love affair in the making. Let me tell you why.
This weekend is EVO weekend! Rejoice, for probably the biggest fighting games event in the history of mankind is going down this weekend right before your mortal eyes! You can watch it here (I think).
Here’s something to help you get HYPE:
(And yes, I know that wasn’t EVO).
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably know that Blizzard’s long-awaited best-seller Diablo 3 features a real money auction house, which was implemented recently after a delay of a few weeks. You might not think that a real money AH is a big deal, I’m here to convince you otherwise.
Yay, it’s Friday again! Oh wait… Well who cares, pretend it’s Friday for a few minutes because music galore! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, mostly because of how little interest they managed to raise. And also because this feels too much like forcing music on others. But then I realised no one is forcing anyone to do anything! You’re all wild animals, free to do whatever you want! Go Willy, swim out into the ocean, swim! Or you could have a peek inside for good music. It’s up to you Willy…
…makes you not remember any of them. So here’s a single one I liked that I can guarantee you haven’t read yet. Since there’s not much content on here anyways, I figured I can at least use it for my own amusement.
this is what the wonders of the internet has brought us. people too stupid to absorb any of the knowledge at their fingertips, and instead using the technology to broadcast their stupidity to others.
This quote was brought to you by a random (but very wise) person called sesshin in response to all the stupid shit you can see on twitter/facebook (more particularly to people expressing their amazement at the fact that Titanic was a real ship and not only a movie).
And of course, remembering that all of my posts are longer than you could possibly imagine given the subject at hand, here’s a bit of my usual preachy crap.
I’m sort of ashamed to admit, but I relapsed. I went ahead and done the biggest mistake a nerd can make. I resubbed to WoW.
It all started with a friend sending me the new scroll of resurrection thing, asking me if I’d be willing to give the MMO another shot and possibly subbing for a bit, so he could get the special mount as a reward. The offer was quite lucrative as the scroll enables a free upgrade to Cataclysm and the option of instantly leveling one character to 80.
I decided to stop being a pussy and downloaded the game. For reference; I originally left WoW a few months after Sunwell came out (pre-WotLK) with a bitter taste in my mouth. I haven’t had any desire to go back since.
Wow, I didn’t expect my last post to kick up such a fuss. In hindsight, I probably should have. Considering I criticised TotalBiscuit, a man infamous for his inability to receive criticism (as a number of incidents in his SC2 shoutcasting career show), I probably shouldn’t be flattered that my post hit home. Regardless of whether it’s really the aforementioned character flaw that drove TotalBiscuit and his flock of fans to frothing fury or this was just a part of intentionally generated drama intended to gain publicity (any kind of publicity is good publicity?), I feel like I should respond to some of the complaints.