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Path of Exile: A review

Yesterday I had a mini-lan party and my friend suggested we play some Path of Exile. I was a bit hesitant, but I know that he tended to get frustrated with TF2, so we gave it a go. I did a very brief readup on it and jumped into the game.

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World of Warcraft

Yes, remember that game? The new model upgrades look rather impressive and it seems they are keeping the original art style as well. That's a rather good looking upgrade. Would it make you play again, if just to see the awesomeness of Gnomes?

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To have destruction you need construction

Alizabeth talks about the largest virtual battle ever at It is well worth a read if you are into EVE Online as it shows you the various classes of ships involved, their effective hit points, damage output and most interestingly construction time and cost. It gives you a real appreciation of how damaging the loss of those Titans were, but even super carriers and dreadnoughts have a tremendous cost.

When I last played I could just fly battleships reasonably. (Most certificates / skills at V for them) so seeing how puny they are compared to those behemoths ... it is fascinating.

It makes me wonder though why the battles are all Titan vs Titan when I'd have expected more Titan with support fleet down to Frigate level ...

Anyway. EVE. Amazing as always.

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Elder Scrolls Online - Imperial Edition

Mighty Ape now lists the Imperial Collectors Edition. It includes:

  • Molag Bal Statue – A 30.5 cm statue featuring Molag Bal, Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement.
  • The Improved Emperor’s Guide to Tamriel – A 224-page illustrated guide annotated by the Imperial scholar, Flaccus Terentius.
  • Physical Map of Tamriel – A 53.3 cm x 66 cm printed map detailing Alliance-controlled zones and the ultimate conquest: Cyrodiil.
  • Steelbook Packaging – A limited edition steel case decorated in the color of the Imperials.

Exclusive Collection of Digital Content:

  • Play as an Imperial: Become an Imperial and play in any Alliance. Gain unique bonuses, crafting styles, gear, and more.
  • White Imperial Horse: Summon this Imperial mount and journey through Tamriel with speed.
  • Mudcrab Vanity Pet: Explore Tamriel with a mudcrab pet scuttling along by your side.
  • Rings of Mara: Complete the Ritual of Mara with a friend and receive an experience bonus when you play together.

Not a bad list of content, although I can't say I'm particularly impressed by the idea of Imperial being available only to CE owners. I would prefer it if they released that either as DLC, Expansion Pack or made it available to everyone. It seems a bit too over the top for a CE. Of course, I'll probably end up buying a CE and not using it ... but still!

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The Battle for B-R5RB

The EVE Community site has just released the details. Copied in below, but you can see it all with pretty graphs here.

· 21 hours of total fighting
· 7,548 characters involved in killmails
· 717 unique player Corporations
· 55 unique player Alliances
· 75 Titans destroyed
· 13 Supercarriers destroyed
· 370 Dreadnaughts destroyed
· 123 Carriers destroyed
· 11,000,000,000,000 ISK lost
Rumoured to be around $300,000 to $330,000 if converted to PLEX!

It is so epic CCP is erecting a monument in honour of the battle in the system.

It is slow paced (Translated to Glacial) but you can see the detail and intricacy of the battle very well. Play it in 1080p for maximum effect.

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Because of Drones, that's why. It's why Gallente is the scum of the universe.

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Poetry Trash Night

I do have gout
there's surely no doubt

It truly does make
my whole foot ache

So I'm takin' it chill
and eating my pill

Waiting for relief
hoping the wait will be brief

Stigg's picture

EVE: Mining Barges

Finally finished up Industry V and was able to get into my Mining Barge. Everything about it is so much nicer than my old Mining Frigate. I upgrading from straight mining lasers to Strip Miners, my ore hold is 4.6x as large (23k), and I can fit 5 drones (up from 2) and 3 Mining Upgrades (up from 1).

So how does it compare? Well, right now I can not use the Modulated Strip Miner II, so I am about 20% slower than 'optimum', and I am only using Mining Upgrade I, which is 5% increased yield instead of 9% each.

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Back in Hyboria [no pics yet]

Yes folks, I am back playing Age of Conan again. When did I last play this…2008? Surely not.

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Children and Creativity

A little while ago I wrote about HeroKids and the "Mines of Martek" scenario that I had prepared, and just a few days after I had a chance to run it, not just once but twice. I've just been too busy to write about it before now. I had a run here at home with my son and stepson (age 6 and 10), and once at my kindergarten where I had four players (age 4 and 5) with a lot of spectators.

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