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.
Just dropping in to point you all in the direction of an awesome game I’ve been playing. I probably wouldn’t have noticed it myself, if it wasn’t for a streamer, caster and entertainer called MAN (ooh would you look at that, someone I don’t hate) who started streaming it.
Worth it. →
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.
Wall of text ahoy! →
I was going to write a blog post but then I watched a video by a certain Brit about WoH and lost the last bit of incentive I managed to muster previously. I’m sure most of you are familiar with TotalBiscuit, either through his videos about various games or from seeing him shoutcast competitive matches.
It gets uglier. →
Hey you there! Remember the time when this blog was a place of drinking, dancing and slaughtering innocent critters? Me neither. Well now it’s just a place of… well, just a place. Hopefully things will change soon, at least for a little while. But in the meantime here’s something you Portal lovers might like. It’s a flash game that requires you to think outside the box that is passed off as a triangle but is really a circle. A game called Depict1.
No, I’m not high, thanks for asking. The beauty of this little creation is coming to terms that not every narrator (or advisor) is trustworthy and not every game is played the same way. It’s essentially a platform puzzler, but that’s like saying Super Mario is a game about Italian plumbers. I really can’t tell you more, I’m fumbling at writing this in order to not spoil the experience for you. Because that’s what Depict1 is about, the experience. And about hard puzzles. If you like being screwed with (oh, GLaDOS), go play!
Hint: There’s more than one ending.
Hinthint: To solve the puzzle at the very end, think about what makes your character stop mid-action.
Yet another Wrath of Heroes post because besides LoL, there are no other games on my mind these days. And there’s really nothing exciting going on with LoL. I basically own, except for when I don’t.
I was reading this post by Mikfez about WoH. I don’t consider myself as one of the Mythic friendly bloggers in any way, shape or form, but I did write a few positive remarks about the new EA monstrosity in my previous post. After reading the linked post I decided to reconsider things.
I’m already running out of emotions, for I am a simple person. →
I’ve just decided that whenever I write about Wrath of Heroes, I’ll use an “Emotion of Heroes” titling format. Make it so.
I’ve had the chance to play WoH beta for about five hours during the last playtest. Let me tell you it’s fast, furious and fun. It’s obvious the game is still in the beta stage, as there are many problems that need to be addressed and things that need to be fleshed out or added into the game. But if Mythic manage to do that better than they did with WAR (and not launch it prematurely), WoH could become for MMOs what LoL is for DotA games.
PS: Here’s my reaction to Mythic’s decision to only announce playtest dates over Facebook and Twitter, and not actually use the WoH homepage:
PSS: I’m really fuzzy on the state of NDA, so if this is a breach you’re free to ban me Mythic. Go ahead, it builds character.
PSSS: Here’s a video endorsed by Mythic showing the game in action: