Game Awards and other laughable things

LUL

First of all what kind of dumb website setup is that?  Click to vote for a thing then get sent to some fuckin page designed for phones to confirm your vote, then afterwards it just leaves you there at the mobile page to try and figure out how to vote for the next category.  I mean, I get it, we all have phones, right?

I remember thinking how much of a joke these things were when they first started happening.  I feel like there were plenty of gamers who felt the same way though maybe that is just in my head.  I guess if you keep doing it every year it eventually appears to have some sort of credibility to people.  Though you would think after seeing their choices for some of the categories it would tarnish that credibility for some, but maybe not.

I’m slightly disappointed that Kingdom Come: Deliverance isn’t in there at all.  I know it was buggy and janky at launch and still has some minor problems for some people but for me it is still like the best first person RPG I’ve ever played.  It is just too fucking good.  The melee system was new and enjoyable to learn especially when you finally start landing combos.  How learning to read unscrambles words plus the alchemy system.  I would say it is the most immersive game I’ve played.

Also, no Rimworld.  I get that the gameplay isn’t really for everyone (I guess) but holy shit the music is the best music from a game since like… I don’t know, Fury?  But since it was probably in EA with that music before Fury came out maybe that changes that.

I’m kind of done with Blizzard, or should I say, Activision.  Now I say that while also occasionally playing Overwatch and having installed my free Destiny 2 that I’ve played for 30 minutes and may never return to?  But holy shit, how are you this fuckin detatched/retarded.  The funny thing to me is that like a week before Blizzcon they announced that D3 is coming to the Switch.  If they had just switched the Switch announcement and the mobile game announcement there wouldn’t have been nearly as much backlash.  You don’t want to stand in front of a room of people who have $2,000 computers with giant monitors, partly because of your games, and tell them that instead of announcing something they can play on their PC you have a shitty tiny version for fuckin babies they can play on their phone.  Apparently a lot of WoW people are pissed about the direction of that as well.  WTF Blizzard?

Also when playing Black Cow a little they have like levels and shit for some reason.  I think it is the only game I have ever played where I reached level 2 and didn’t unlock something.  But I guess to people who play Call of Doody this is normal and not fuckin dumb.

In the D&D campaign we fought Strahd in his castle once.  One teammate fell before Strahd made his retreat but we brought him back up before it was permanent.  Our druid may have inflicted some long ass negative effect on him but we won’t know until we run into him again, maybe?  I’m pretty sure we can take him out kind of “easily”, though by easily I may mean eventually.  I mean for me it is probably considered easily but I am the tank/main damage dealer thanks to my Sunsword of anti undead things.  We ended the last session by fighting the Dusk Elf assistant that Strahd has, he was kind of terrifying as he got 3 attacks on me which is like a level 11 thing I think, we’re only 9 but there are a lot more of us.  In the room next to him we found a brazier with some colored orbs around it and an hourglass, we have to figure out how it works so we can use it to find Strahd.  It is possible we finish this campaign on Friday.  We’ve been playing it for just about a year now which is pretty cool.

Anyway, that’s it for me.

Apparently Richard Garriott won’t take the hint

I’ve learned he is trying to get another game going with a kickstarter project fundraising deal. Not to mention all of the hype for it is basically saying how he made Ultima/UO and omg this game is gonna have stuff other games don’t because games have strayed since the old days and yadda yadda yadda. I really hope no one buys into this guys bullshit again because I am pretty fuckin over it.

On a side note I bought Skyrim and have been playing the everloving shit out of it. I usually stray from singleplayer games but hot damn is this one good.

I know what I’m doin tonight

Right here.

I haven’t decided if I want to play with them or against them yet. I wouldn’t mind getting some free game time so if it is easier to do that while being an alb, I may just play with them.

Mid is really populated I know, which is why I switched to Hib kinda recently, of course not until after I got 3 other guys to level 50. But even playing Hib, the under dog and under populated realm it is supposed to be, I still felt like there were a ton of people. Which led me to start some Albs recently, got a Scout to 48 and had a lot of toons around Thidranki levels from a prior time.

Not sure what I am doing in the game, direction wise, just keep leveling some guys to 50 and making some money. Then I’ll buy a house and bind everyone to it. I’m pretty sure I’m just going to lose the house and all the vendors I paid for on every realm though. But, who knows, maybe I actually will keep playing the game.

A long time ago in a skerpy derp not so derp aderp!

BUH NUH!
DERPWARS

Yes friends, I am playing a Star Wars games. Which one? Well, it doesn’t have a 4th pillar, but it does have the best crafting system in any game, hands down.

SWG Emu is my game of choice. Now you may be asking, but bonedead, why would you return to an old game you’ve played a crap ton and have a lot of posts on, some of which saying it is buggy and wiped a lot?!

Well, my friends, I will tell you.

In my previous posts I spoke of the “OR code”, with OR standing for object restructuring, aka – they’re doing the thing the old SWG devs didn’t want to do. Well, that is now in Alpha and there is a play server – Basilisk – that is really taking off. You are limited to 1 toon online at a time, used to be 2. There is now a server cap in place, it is around 18-1900 most of the time, and is practically always capped while allowing only 1 toon online at a time. So a lot of people are playing.

There is housing, most professions, it really is a lot of fun.

I’ve got 2 characters I play, a crafter and a fighter/doc. Last night I was able to make my own house and set it up in a nice spot overlooking my favorite city.

I am really looking forward to playing this quite a bit.

Le Derpfall

Yes friends, I have decided, and that decision was Darkfall. But why Bonedead? Well, I will tell you why dear reader. Because I haven’t had an avatar that wasn’t a spaceship in almost 3 months. Frightening, I know.

What is my plan of attack? Fuck if I know. I made a shit ton of bone armor suits yesterday along with a shit ton of shitty 2h swords. I discovered that you can buy regs from NPC vendors (I knew but I never KNEW) which means I have no money. I bought some new spells, r50 Fireball, air/fire buffs to dex/qui, and air/fire debuffs which I’m still kinda meh about (maybe they’re better when they’re higher?).

My actions yesterday signify that perhaps I shall continue raising my magic skills along with my Weapon crafting. It also would appear that I plan on using a lot of 2h swords and losing armor as well. I attempted some harder mobs yesterday than I have before and actually won some, it felt pretty good. I assume the mobs I killed are classified as Medium, Kobold Strongman/Shaman, Gnoll Tribesman (those Shamans are fuckin dicks), and I even went for a little Troll Lord. Unfortunately with the Troll Lord I cornered myself in an attempt to knock the troll back, off the cliff of the floating rock we were on to his death, which somehow lead to me falling to my death. But right before I fell I noticed I had gotten him halfway and if I had just stood toe to toe with him away from the edge of a cliff I could have won.

I have not gotten any cool loot, of course, which kinda sucks. That is the one thing I miss from the weekend (you know, besides the 4x skill gain) – a chance to get something worth something. I sold my 2 runestones to some guy for 2k a piece and promptly spent all that shit. I have Thursday and Friday off…..and I am thankful for it, har har har. LOL GET IT, THANKSGIVING, HAR. Good one Bonedead, thanks me.

I need to find a good way to make some money that doesn’t involve interacting with other people, you know, for science. I could always return to the goblins and one hit go to town on them but, meh, I want somethin bigger. I am afraid to run into people, as I have been quite lucky to not do that so much. I do believe my Troll Lord corpse I left got jacked by some little dick though, I couldn’t find that shit where it was supposed to be. Anyways, thats aboot it chaps, enjoy your gaming!

Quite the Long Weekend

Hello friends, how you bezzin? I’m doin pretty good. Friday was two of my good friends’ wedding so I got pretty retarded that night. Saturday was spent throwing up a lot and sleeping a lot more, it was also my birthday, har har. When I finally awoke Saturday evening I dove into some EVE online. I have semi given up on trying to acquire enough ISK to fund my accounts, partly because I keep spending money, partly because the price of plex has gone up over 100 million recently. I still enjoy some rock minin but have been focusing more on pve pew pewin. I am most definitely torn on what account I should resubscribe — and I’m not only talking about EVE accounts.

Besides also finally getting into the SWTOR beta this weekend (didn’t even play, fuck dat shit yo) this weekend was Darkfall’s 4x skill gain, phat loot weekend. All previously subscribed accounts were granted access this weekend, Friday to Monday morning. I began my return really late on Saturday and by the end of yesterday I felt as though I finally had some good skills in DF. I GMed Tailoring, which means I can make my own suits of bone armor which iirc is the best caster armor suit? I got my two handed sword above 50 (I know, why didn’t I put more time into it?!) and focused more-so on my magic skills. I finally capped out Lesser Magic, lol. Greater magic is above 50 which means…. DUN DUN DUN…. ELEMENTAL MAGICS ZOMG!!1111

So I got Air and Fire magic, Air is slightly below 50 and Fire is slightly above 50 and the damage is quite sexy (if I do say so myself). I really wish I had gotten more time in, alas, I did not and must accept my current position. The question is, do I continue with DF, resubscribe and keep plugging along? Thinking about it, I didn’t really play much this weekend, so if I did that 4 times, I would have received the same result, right? So maybe I can hack it in DF.

My little alt in EVE is paid til early December so I could still do that during DF lulls. I don’t even wanna think of WoW, ugh, gross. SWTOR? Iunno, but to be honest I don’t know if I’m going to rush into that one or not. I guess we will see.

Fuckin decisions, moar EVE or moar DF?!?!?!

Makin some headway

I last left you with a tale of getting blowed the fuck up. Since then I have concocted a better way to jetcan mine. Have my main with strong mining skills stagger his Strip Miner cycles and drop each cycle into the jetcan. After one is dropped then my alt, in his bigger than my main’s hauler, picks it up and sits there til he is full. This way at most I only lose 1.3k m3 of ore, aka, 3 minutes. This new way has introduced me to a new kind of fuckhead though, the hauler thief.

The hauler thief flies an industrial ship and looks for jetcan miners. He warps from belt to belt and bookmarks any jetcan he sees. He then warps to the jetcan, aligns to his station, loots, and tries to insta warp. Their nature makes them greedy and impatient which I try and use against them. Why? Because even though I can drop my ore in the can and take it with my alt 90% of the time faster than the thief, I like to have a little fun. I had one pesky thief bother me a couple days in a row this weekend and I kinda used him to learn on. At the time my main and alt were in separate corps so I would have to try and get him to loot from 2 jetcans, one put out from each character. This way both characters can respond.

I started by fitting a warp disrupter on my alts hauler in an attempt to prevent him from warping so my main could throw some hobgoblins on the guy. I was able to attack him this way once, but it did not work out. I later discovered that he used 2 warp core stabilizers and if you use 2 points of warp scramblin on 2 points of anti warp scramblin, they can still warp. Thus, I have setup my alt hauler to no longer mine side by side with my main, but instead, carry fewer Giant Secure Containers, 3 points of warp scramblin, and a pretty little small pulse laser on the front (with some heat sinks down below). I definitely do not intend to engage any frigates, as they can’t do anything to bother me. But if I run into another hauler, I believe I will ruin his day, especially now that my miner will be flying a Covetor (up from a Retriever) which can hold 5 mining drones and 5 hobgobs.

After my few encounters with my favorite hauler thief I noticed a guy in a corp with a PvP tag (says PvP in corp ticker or alliance ticker some way) jetcan mining in the same belt as me. I just kept mining, filling up my hauler, and once I was full I dropped it off at the station. Right after I bookmarked his jetcan, of course. I knew that since I started before him and he came in the belt about halfway through me filling up my load, that he should have a decent amount in that jetcan by now. I took the time to refit my hauler with some warp core stabilizers, just in case, and flew back out there. Reached the can, align to my station, turned on MWD, opened the can, disabled MWD, looted his 43k of Pyroxeres (which barely fit in my new cargo size) and insta warped the fuck out of there. He attempted to convo me but I just denied his request. I wasn’t in the mood for any kind of cry baby shit or, wow enjoy your free 1 million isk, nice score durrrrrr. I stole my first thing, it was awesome, and I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of that.