I've been thinking about my history with MMO games and the levels of enjoyment garnered from them. I've felt a definite sense of relief lately as I ditched all MMOs and played more single player games. Resurrecting Dead Island, Anno 2770, Civilization, Euro Truck Simulator and a whole screed more. There is a substantial amount of content there and gameplay to enjoy.
Are the phone callers on this speaking english or is them saying gibberish part of the joke?
Documentary by Valve on the big DOTA 2 tournament awhile back. Its pretty awesome so far!
This Saturday, as I mentioned before, I am going to be hosting a D&D game night. We will have 6 players in total, including tanitha!!!!! Tan and two of my friends will be connecting in via (most likely) Google Hangouts and utilizing the Bones plugin, a tool that lets you roll virtual dice and display the output to everybody in the hangout. Admittedly I have never used Hangouts before, so I am going to do a quick trial run with that tonight with my buddy Mike (Stridar for those of you that recall me mentioning him before).
I finally decided to take the plunge and set up a D&D night in lieu of my normal LAN parties. It is scheduled for March 15. So far I have three players coming (plus me) and am looking for two more. I doubt we will have a problem meeting the 5 player 'recommended' party.
The NDA was lifted a while back and I think many of us played it at some point. So what did you all think about it?
There's actually quite a few things that I liked. The environments are varied and well rendered, the music is great, and I think they kind of succeeded in capturing the feeling of adventure and exploration that made the series famous. The few parts that I played weren't static themeparks like Blizzard's modern offerings. I also like the character progression system, it's unique and in spirit with past games, even though there are actually classes.
As gorm mentioned on the side there, it seems that Blizz will soon be letting you straight up purchase level 90s.
According to this reddit post and here, the price is $60. Take that for what you will, but lets say its true.
My buddy and I are now in Covetors and he has a second account piloting an Orca. Pulling in ~20M isk per hour in this setup. We are upgrading to Modulated Strip Miner 2s tomorrow (yay snow day), so we will bump our numbers up to ~22M /hr. This weekend he is finishing up his Mining Foreman skills and we will start getting 3% boosts in yield and 3% reduced mining time. So we will be up to ~32M /hr by late next week. We are both scheduled to get our hulks on March 1, which will increase us to ~48M an hour. If tan can refine for us, we can up those numbers by another 10%.