Thursday, June 28, 2012


Ok guys, gonna talk fun and serious about LoL today.

On the fun note, loving support Alistar.  Definitely not to be fucked with as long as I have a decent carry in lane.  Have yet to go negative in a game with him, even with a bad team or two.  Been very nice.

Serious note.  Fix my damn game Riot.  We are finally seeing the queues to log on drop to something that is slightly reasonable, which allows me to at least get on.  But the problem is staying on, there is no reason to be in a PvP game and have 30-40 disconnects for the game between everyone.  Obviously the game is not fixed.  Not that anyone would know since they won't tell us anything, just ignoring the issue to all appearances.

They need it to be fixed, as a business.  It looks bad on them.  And they have some heavy competition coming into the field in the future, DOTA 2 is available in beta now and is going to be F2P.  Then you have Blizzard All-stars.  While they don't have a release date on that yet, we have already seen Blizzards ability to dominate a genre when they move into it.  Those are going to be a lot more appealing to people if they have to fight with instability to play LoL.

Riot needs to get their shit together on this and let the players know that they are trying to get it fixed, not just pretending that the issue does not exist.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Witch Doctors and Barbarians

So I started a Barbarian with an idea, that if it works out I am going to do on all of the classes before I am done.  This is lead by moving spells around on my witch doctor making me realize that there are spells I have looked over in the past that are in reality very awesome.  Sacrafice, anyone?  So I am going to level a set of toons, which will allow me a pass through on each class as well where I will move new abilities and runes to my current spells without a decision making process on them.  This will allow me to experience everything that each class has to offer and allow me see how they work in the game.  Right now the Barb is only level 8.

That is due to the playtime I have put in on my Witch Doctor, having just tagged 47 today, been putting a lot more time on her since I have been playing her with friends.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Literally nothing to talk about today, my game time was spent sleeping.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Updates

WoW - Did the couple of Fire Festival achievements I had left, no Putridus.

LoL - Finished Akali, working on Alistar support, love it.

Diablo 3 - Witch Doctor is even with the Demon Hunter now, further into story, starting Act 3.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

LoL Woes

So I haven't gotten to play much LoL this week, what with the multiple outages they have had going on.  I am however just a single rune away from being done with Akali at which point I will be moving on to Alistar. Already have him bought from earlier days but no runes for him, so this should be interesting.

I was really gunning for the Foxfire Ahri skin, but less so now that I am not gonna be playing her as much.  I am looking forward to Alistar, up to this point I have played Ahri and Akali, this will be a big difference for me.

Everyone enjoy your IP boosts that they gave out.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


So today turned into another D3 day.  I had other plans but ended up getting dragged into it, largely because since LoL decided to shut the servers down for most of the playable time I had today, D3 was being played in the house by others.  And I couldn't pass up the opportunity to run the witch doctor a little more.

I have to say, I love the gargantuan.  Such an awesome tank, since the zombie dogs fail at it so bad.  Also, best combo ever, Soul Harvest with Siphon, I'm only level 23 and I get like 54 intelligence a monster, up to 5 stacks.  Run into the middle of a crowd blow it, run back out and zombie charger all over the place.

I am kind of baffled as to why I haven't seen gems go up on the RMAH.  Seems like a potentially profitable market, that while time consuming wouldn't be that hard to farm up if you were looking for a way to make money.  Of course the problem could be that people have no idea what to charge for them and are waiting for someone to post so they get an idea where they can go with them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Item Shops

So on a quick update, still no changes to the Putridus hunt.  My WoW mouse died after 2-3 years of hard work, so any suggestions on that side would be great, I will probably be getting a replacement sometime next month.

So I bring to the table today the remnants of a discussion I had with one of my friends, and some of my coworkers over item shops in games.  It is something that I used to be wholeheartedly against, and still am for the most part.  I do think that aesthetic item shops are okay, if all you can buy are cosmetic options, which by the way, is something I wouldn't be surprised to see WoW come out with now, they already do mounts and pets, wouldn't be that big of a jump to see transmog armor and weapons show up.

I am vehemently against combat items shops at first glance.  If WoW was to implement something likethat, where you could buy items that would actually help you in game, I would quit.  Its not that I don't know that people already do this, but it is no sanctioned by Blizzard.

But that is where it gets weird.  The discussion that was had today was in reference to Team Fortress 2.  They have an item store that provides in game perks.  Granted you can find these same items in game simply by playing.  But the store there doesn't bother me.  It could be simply because the perks are not game changing or breaking.  The game still is mostly base on luck and skill.

There are more examples I could give, but the question is, why does it make such a difference in one game and not another.  Thoughts?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekend Updates

WoW - No luck with Putridus, although I think I am going to start staying in game more with the Pally, just farming and such in zone, since obviously the log in to check and log back out is allowing me to miss him.

Diablo 3 - No progress on the Demon Hunter although I did work on the Witch Doctor, just hit 21.

LoL - Not a lot here, would have more if the servers hadn't been down all day yesterday.

MW3 - Got some play in, since the Desktop was stolen by the wife, the double XP running all weekend was very nice.

Skyrim - Remembered something about playing a stealth class that I had forgotten since the days of Oblivion.  Its called stealth for a reason, you don't have to fight everything.

Terraria - No progress on my world leveling, did take a hammer and knock out the back ground on level with where I am at so I wouldn't have to wear the mining helmet all the time.

I think that is all for this last weekend, any suggestions for the friday video, let me know.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Ok, so first off, I am ready for the foxfire Ahri to drop, over due for a nice skin for her.

Go look at the new Ezreal legendary skin coming out.  I don't think it is worth the price they are charging for it, be it is by far one of the better, if not best skin, that they have put out to date.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Not that it is something I talk about, but I figured I would throw it in with some speculation.  SC2 is on sale right now on the Blizzard store for 40$.  It is a good game, if you haven't already, you should go play it.  The speculation being if that heralds the release of Heart of the Swarm.  Not real sure, since it would be a good idea to put the game on sale before you release its expansion, but I haven't heard anything about a beta for HotS, nor am I sure that they will have one.

On another note, the real money auction house went live yesterday.  I am interested to see how the prices settle out, see if there will be any possibility to make money there.  I have plans for that if it appears we can, but that remains to be seen.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Waiting for WoW

I have came to a realization lately, that while there is still plenty for me to do in WoW, it has been delegated to a more backup game slot.  This is mostly due to the fact that I am still hunting Putridus down, once I get him and move to a different achievement it will get a lot better.  Will probably change once MoP releases as well.

Because of that fact, I tend to not have a lot to say about WoW.  Its not that I'm not keeping up with the news, I'm just not playing too much at the moment, spending more time on LoL and D3.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend Updates

Not much happened over the weekend, much of the same.

Still hunting the giant fleshbeast, Putridus.

Been having fun getting into Ahri again.  So want the Foxfire skin for her.

The one time I go to play D3 this weekend servers crashed, pitiful.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Draven Patch

So new patch went live early this morning.

They did a lot of tweaking and balancing, the only one that really affected me being the Ahri balancing.  Its not that big a deal, if you were running an AP build on here anyway, might even bring you putting out more damage than before.  Draven seems interesting, but I see no reason to buy a champ first week and not be able to play him for everyone else.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Assorted Updates

Tempted to say, Yay for incoming Darius nerf, that is all.  But no, the new Ahri skin looks awesome, should be nice to see it in game.  I have switched back to Ahri for the moment, has been fun to play her.

Still stuck on Putridus, I don't know where he has been hiding for this long, but damn.

Got to level 42 on the demon hunter, most of the way through Act 2 Nightmare, slow going for  everything I have been doing.