drunkenpandaren: (BlackMageExplinations)
It's not really I dropped off my own personal LJ, it's more like I have swapped to Plurk. Meh. Well this is still a good place to get my thoughts out on various things and it's not like I'm dealing with various things at once.

The final stages to this expansion of Warcraft Cataclysm is nearly upon us, and I'm here thinking to myself that it feels, well I suppose you could call it Shortended? There's this big awesome dragon immolating people, and what happens? Patch 4.3 is announced with his demise with 4.4 being a big World Event for the next one.

Sigh. Maybe I can max out my 85s before the last expansion hits.

Grandma's back in the house and we're subjected to the same shows over and over again. However there is an upside since she watches Kamen Rider with me. And I've gotten back into the Pretty Cure fandom with copies of the Precure DX movies and the Heartcatch Series. I'm up to about episode 24 on Heartcatch and I enjoy it thusly.

UG@ has continued to be a delight to me. It's just so easy playing Tsukasa all the time, and being the way he's set up, he doesn't have to know about anything mecha at all. And I like how he's coming out. Also have Shirley there too, and Dita is due to debut on Tuesday.

Trans. I'm in for the long haul but we'll see how this game pans. I love it, but it can be so maddening sometimes with its pace. But it's not bad at all. It's a lot of fun and gives a lot of things to keep track of, but I don't mind. I'm not crazy about it, but I do enjoy playing there.

My other games are a little slower, like Sophia Academy, etc, but those are good games too. Lots of fun there, even if I need to try and get more activity in Splendor down. Micro I never have a problem with tbh, so yeah.
drunkenpandaren: (NagiArika)
Ladies and gentlemen my name is TotalbiscuitShaun with another short.

It's been six months since the release of World of Warcraft Cataclysm. Actually seven now that we're now in June. And quite properly it's causing some concern. Our commentator Totalbiscuit has left the scene, disgusted with the lack of Abyssal Maw and I really don't blame him. I myself have no idea what the hell I am doing and just farming out Justice Points. Hell I could just simply top out and let myself have tons of it for when the new Tier 12 comes out, and Tier 11 gets bumped down.

I've settled into my new routine of weekends being absolute garbage for my RP drive, as well as games and other assorted media. In this I am a mixed bag cause I really like my weekends, but I also like MONEY which is said for a lot of things. Still, the work isn't hard and downright relaxing at times. Just me and the road and a little "Here's your pizza".

After procrastinating due to the fact of said money issues, I have recently come into the price range for Pokemon Black. Does anyone ANYONE wonder just how much stuff they put into this game? It's well paced, beautifully made, lots of bells, whistles and charm put into it. Though the free win from the first gym battle is slightly questionable but hell I am not complaining about that.

Duke Nukem Forever is coming out soon. I dunno what to think about that. It's been 12 frickin years since the last one came out and as much as I loved blowing up pigcops and vicious rounds of 2v2 being put down, I have to admit that I am on the fence for this one. It looks fantastic and the gameplay of the demo seems fine enough. Still, dunno.

Finally some fanfic stuff. I've been debating on how to proceed with RPM StrikerS as well as several other projects. I've quit the TV Tropes Negima Forum cause I was really not getting any decent feedback there. Also, I think my Rider love is just as strong as ever. I'll have to incorporate more of that into my fics. Also I'd like to somehow get a Frontier/Den-O crossover going.

As a last note, I've been RPing and I might want to try for Taichi. I have him, but I haven't done anything with him. Which is the problem. I downloaded the movies and the anime, so we'll see what comes up.

We'll see you all next time.
drunkenpandaren: (RAAAAAAEEEG!)
Lately I've been getting deeper into Warcraft RP on a whole but so far the experience has been half-fulfilling at best. There's some good people on WoW but at the same time, the people in my guild can be just JERKS all the time. I mean it, seriously. My Guild Leader can be such an asshat it's painful. If it weren't for admittedly, abusing the system and doing the whole 20% EXP from BOA and then another 10% I'd have left these fuckers by now and I dunno, joined a Draenei-all Guild.

Though there is a shining moment to this in which Melly went and slightly tormented Phinny about her involvement with Greggy, and how she keeps refusing that they're anything other than healer-and-tank. It was really quite adorable actually. And it was something I needed done.

RP has gotten more relaxing as of late, though I was soooo tired last night, I could barely bang out like 3-4 responses to Gohan and Ami. God I was like, falling asleep at the keyboard and all.

Gotta bring grandma to Red Deer to get her old age pension, but it'll take a while for me to actually get going in the morning. Anticipating that she would prod me until I woke FAR too early this morning, and the fact that I was too tired, I went to bed early. She did not disappoint, prodding me exactly at 8am. Damn early risers. Give me something to go on grandma, that was not cool. Especially poking me repeatedly in the arm until I was sore.

I'm not getting ready to go till 10 anyhow. Driving while still half asleep and only having a cappuccino in the morning is NOT good planning. Let alone breakfast to boot. And she's probably giving me a look right about now but quite honestly I am not paying attention. Besides, the place probably isn't even OPEN yet.

Hnn, I should make sure to bring some change. There's most likely parking meters. Eff those too, seriously.

WoW Stuff

Dec. 15th, 2010 11:45 am
drunkenpandaren: (TophWaggle)
My Shaman and my Paladin are now 85. Seems to be about right. Feels good to be that level too.

Maybe now I can actually RP without it getting in the way.
drunkenpandaren: (BlackMageExplinations)
I WAS planning on going out today, and get everything worked out financially but looks like ma took my car. Something I'm none too pleased with but I'll keep for now. It's a bright sunny day and I wanted to get out, go to Red Deer and to the bookstore. But aw well.

Not really in a WoW mood right now but I should really work on my Death Knight for a while. Tanking is fun again.

Augh

Dec. 12th, 2010 10:48 am
drunkenpandaren: (SoNotAmused)
Woke up this morning with a grade-a ache in my head. It's a headache but it's more of an ache-ache than anything else, like I slept wrong with my mouth open so my mouth has this terrible dryness to it.

As it stands, I'm looking forward to Keyblade Order and by damn I need to really make up the revisions on my app since it's a sample one.

Leveling up my Death Knight on Gnomeregan and it's a joy to see a furry angry ball of mean coming at you.

EDIT: Sigh. What a day. Kyle revealed he wasn't studying. He met a few failures and now he's all D: at studying and passing. Why doesn't he TRY HARDER? Well, forget that. I'm not holding his hand this time.
drunkenpandaren: (Default)
Day 2. 12:13 pm. Stalked by being from another dimension. Convinced it wishes to, no wait, I've done that joke already. Numerous times. In Vashj'ir right now and the zone is just fantastic if overtly LARGE. Everything large and everything wants your precious, no not that way sickos. Or devour you. And I mean that one at least. There is a ton of stuff to do in this zone and I've JUST gotten the Flight Path back to shore which is a godsend since I don't need to burn my flight path.

HOWEVER Due to my brother telling me how incredible Uldum is, and the fact that I've gotten tired of KH's Under the Sea mix, I am taking a break from the tropical underwater paradise and going to, well, Uldum. In which case I will be putting on The Prince of Egypt coupled with Aladdin because quite honestly this place is an Egyptian Paradise.

For some REASON I an unable to go to Uldum the PROPER way, which is teleporting from Stormwind right next to your destination. This is quite the pickle no less. Maybe I should kip over to Deepholm instead. After all, there be elementium there. Yes, quite delicious that ore is.

Oh why the hell not. Save Uldum for my "End game" joy. I want to go to Deepholm and I'm tired of wringing kelp from my butt-plates. Do you realize how heavy it is under water? Quite honestly I'd swim naked if I thought I didn't need my 460% swimspeed mount.

1:31 pm. After a cleansing hot shower that has warmed my fingers so I can actually PLAY now, I have gone to Deepholm for a while and bust out some of the quests there. Ore Ore Ore everywhere! It's like a miners dream come true! I have 5 stacks of Elementium on my person right now. GLEE!
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
Day 1: 3:05 am. Went to Hyjal. NEVER AGAIN. I am waiting out the storm as everyone and their DOG is there. Tempted to go to Vashj'ir.

4:05 am. Said screw it. Went and excavated a pile of things. Listening to my brother complain on Skype about a helmet not spawning. Quite amused. Eating Shipao. Mouth burning from spicy sauce ogod need milk. Almost to max level in Archeology. Half through lv 80 to 81. Does anyone else see a pattern here?

4:13 am. Almost to max 75 Archeology. Should stop by and get my professions up a notch again. Harrison Jones is teaching it. I love Blizzard for combining Harrison Ford and Dr. Indy Jones. Kyle was previously freaking about helmet. Helmet found.

Man I need coffee. It's cold.

4;17 am. Going back to SW in order to get next level Archeology. Not getting skill ups at ALL wtf. Apparently my gathers are all greened out now. That makes Shaun a sad panda. Flying in Azeroth does help. And it only cost 200 gold for me. This is much more relaxing too.

5;17 am. Archeology continues. At lv 95ish already but at the same time, I've stopped skilling up since I hit 70. However I'm mining out stuff like Troll Tablets which exponentially add to the artifacts needed. I'm getting closer to more awesome stuff, I can TASTE it.

6:08 am. Still at Archeology. Gonna take a break soon for coffee. Already had something to eat so I should be good on that end. Amazing what going to bed early will do for your gaming drive.

7:58 am. After coffee and breakfast, I'm re-energized. I've hit 81 after my break of questing and I figure getting to 85 will be a walk in the park. The new gear makes my old stuff look like childrens toys at best, but it's still not that bad at all. The new 272's aren't as tough as my epic 251/264. I won't be outgrowing those till I get some blues. Gone back to Archeology.

3:56 pm. Took a long long nap to make up for my erratic sleeping today. Waiting in queue for getting onto Moon Guard. All my progression is there dagnabit!
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/

The timer on this link is all that I need to state for my excitement. However, I'm just chilling and grumbly that I need to vacuum. Also, I need to watch Slayers again cause I totally missed the ending of Evolution-R while me and my mom made shipao. For those who aren't in the know, shipao is a steamed dough bun, filled with anything ranging between veggies and beef, chicken, pork or veggies.

Oh what the fuck. Communism? There's no communism in fucking WoW. God you RPers stop being idiots! /watches other screen

Yeah, Stormwind RP sucks. I just really hate it so much.

On the upside, there's a movie that my mom is watching about a young man who runs away from home and becomes a paperman who is basically someone who frauds his way through life for one reason or another. After posing as a pilot for ages, he decides to fraud as a government man, inspired by James Bond. I can't remember what movie this is and I'm too lazy to check.

I should really go and vacuum first though. Before it gets too dark. Ai.

Cataclysm happens tonight, the release though. I don't intend on staying up too long, just till the rush ends which will putter out around 2am. So basically I'm just going to be on long enough to hand in my quests on my paladin. That should net me a few hours of work.

My god, people stop debating lore ICly. No one knows Neferion and Onyxia have been taken by Deathwing and turned into super-zombies.

AND STOP CAPITALIZING EARTH. Ugh, my god.
drunkenpandaren: (Boomerang)
Nomming on cold pizza and coffee this morning while being put to work doing, whatever. I have to mop today which I should do before the afternoon. Last night in RP in WoW was interesting to say the least, between a few riots and a attempted IC mugging. Which I thwarted and it was awesome. I discovered Rein is very quick to violence when roused.

Grandma is watching The Sound of Music again, and I fear she will have it blasting today. But at least the music is good. Though lately Goldshire people are coming into the city and I'm surprised that they're actually leveling up now. It's actually kind of refreshing.

I should work on some alts today. I could get my mage to at least Northrend.

Nice Try

Dec. 3rd, 2010 01:20 pm
drunkenpandaren: (OMG)
Got an email from "blizzard" about changes to my account. Damn these hackers are terribly persistent. For what, a stolen account and free gold? Really? Fuck off hackers, I don't need your shitfuckery.
drunkenpandaren: (WHEEEE!)
I received my copy of Slayers Revolution and Evolution-R in the mail today.

My Cataclysm is downloaded and installed.

Birthday/Christmas Gift to me is completed as of the 30th. WOOOOO.
drunkenpandaren: (What.)
I slept extremely late last night, at 4am. Couldn't get to bed no matter what I tried, so I wound up getting my mage to 60. Just doing pvp right now till I have my RP set and I might go back to bed.

Eye of the Storm, hands down one of my favorite BGs is available early. it's awesome.

EDIT: had a moment of wtf since my wow graphics decided to wig out on me. For a moment there, I thought that I lost the use of my card. But no, I wouldn't be able to Dual Screen.

Though maybe it's time I reset the comp...
drunkenpandaren: (Default)
It has finally happened. Deathwing has arisen from his prison beneath the Maelstrom. And he just gave Azeroth a facelift for good or for bad.

I'm going to immortalize it with a Element EU post and a bit of fanfiction. ^_^
drunkenpandaren: (NagiArika)
Anyone on my friend list knows that I've been big into Warcraft for years, and while the gameplay is awesome, I'm also one of the biggest lore nuts in the world. Which is why I hope to god that Patch 4.0.3a hits this Tuesday, thus bringing about the Shattering, which is a world-wide event (save for Northrend and Outland) which will cause the changes of the world in ways thought impossible as Deathwing rises from his prison to sack us all.

I think the patch has gotten me excited for this for two reasons: 1) It's a entire vanilla overhaul of all the zones and quests. And B) It gives new expectant lore in all of the reasons behind the new class and race combos that were previously unheard of save for npcs.

This is great. It's smart, and it'll be fun to play with.

Now if only we could get blood elf botanists it'd be perfect.

Also, I need to get that testrun up for Queen of Hearts since Floogy and I sort of trailed off after only a few tags with Miyuki and Kazumi.
drunkenpandaren: (Spirit Evo)
Since I wasn't woken up at the crack of dawn for cleaning the house, I can only assume that we're not going to have to worry about cleaning house today, even though I should vaccum it; it really needs it.

Mom's not around which means her friends must have dragged her out for coffee which is a good thing. It means her back is getting better now.

I've been thinking about my money situation and I guess I'll do what I can to repay everything I have. It won't be much per month but it's a start.

Finally, I've been thinking about getting back into Yu-Gi-Oh officially, the 5Ds TV show. But I'll have to hunt down torrents for about 30 episodes. What I have seen is pretty good mind you.

Sitting in Goldshire reading RSPs this morning. Then I'll get to tags later. Wearing my vanguard set. I'd like to see if there's a matching tier on the horde. I doubt it'd look just as good but eh.

Thinking about that WITCH fic to make it self-contained and what not. Might give that a go today.
drunkenpandaren: (OMG)
I picked up a "Super Simian Sphere" for WoW in a random dungeon. It basically turns me into a monkey in a ball. Yeah, Super Monkey Ball. Go figure.

Also, I can feel my Filia muse returning with astounding speed. Though I'd want to see Revolution for my Sylphiel. I wonder if she'll ping my lesdar again like she did all through Slayers and NEXT.

I also picked up Scott Pilgrim vs The World. On Blu-Ray.

WOOT.

Motivation

Oct. 22nd, 2010 01:16 pm
drunkenpandaren: (Ngap!)
Before I even think of sitting down and playing a video game, I need to vacuum the house. It's kind of dusty and I also should do some spot cleaning for the floor since I see spots everywhere. Done and Done. Woo.

Grandma's taken over the cooking which is a double edged sword in it's own right. On one hand, it's not BAD food, but at the same time, she has a penchant for way too much oil, onion and garlic. Talk about missing the point to eating healthy.

I didn't get a chance to read The Lost Hero again yesterday, too tired to do so. I'm tired today too, but at least I have a steady stream of coffee right now.

Need to pick up the truck from Fastlane Ford. Hopefully Kyle'll pop into the house before work time, so I can go get him to bring me to pick it up.

I need to decide which game I'm gonna focus on, WoW for holiday junk and meta achieves, Cross Edge or Atelier Rorona.

Also, found a direction for Ed. He's open an Atelier in T9, and it's a workshop to make little things here and there to big things. He'll probably leave clothing and blacksmithing to the actual professionals.
drunkenpandaren: (Foamy)
With any luck, mom is being released tomorrow from the hospital. I'm planning on calling ahead first to make sure that this isn't a wasted trip. Cause really, three trips to Edmonton in three days is asking for me to go completely batshit guano loco.

On a note of things, I need a PS3 HD cable. I have a HD tv so I need a cable accordingly. Prongs are a thing of the past!

Yeah, new PS3 now. Got myself Atelier Rorona which I'm sure I'm going to enjoy with fumbly Rorona as the leader of this party. I played the original Atelier Iris, and I still HAVE it in my game library. It was fantastic and a lot of fun. It helped that it was made during the tail end of the PS2 awesomesauce run for NIS.

The other game I got was Cross Edge (sorry Mags, I'll get those other games later!), and it's a game that I half expected to be purchased for a Kings Ransom and USED. But this time around it was a fresh copy. Never been used. I was downright pleased and quite surprised since getting a NIS game this late into the release is like finding King Solomon's Mines.

Cross Edge is a funny little thing in the realm of video games, a collaboration of FIVE different creators including favorites Capcom, NIS and a surprising addition of Gust who has deemed to get into the mainstream a little more with this. There's a couple of others such as Imagine Factory and what not, but hey, this is a game where you do power attacks while dressing people up in new costumes in order to agument their abilities.

Oh and York is a tool. I'm pretty sure he'll be even more badass later, but right now he's all Adell with less tact if you can believe that. He gives off the standard NIS Combat Wombat mentality, and isn't phased when Morrigan Aensland talks about a "burning heat in her bosom".

He must be gay or something cause Miko is a hottie even compared to the Queen of Succubus.

Percy Jackson Stuff )

Another thing though. Since mom is a big issue in my life, read I need to do everything now, I'm going to be parring back on RP officially in a bit. This means of course that every Tom Dick and Jane will ask me for tags, threads, etc. It's how it always GOES.

But I'm standing my ground here. I NEED time to readjust. There will be cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry. EVERYTHING. I am a one-man army and this is what I'm doing right now. As such, tomorrow I'm probably even going to wind up sheeting mom's BED before she lays down in it. THAT is how bad off she is right now, despite walking everywhere.

So yeah, if I don't tag or if I blatantly ignore tags in favor for mind-numbing video games or WoW or WHATEVER, don't be too mad. Because I am relaxing, I need this time before I do anything ELSE. Tomorrow before I leave I gotta call an appointment into the Lacombe Ford, and then as WELL call the locksmith for our fubared door handle.

I have a life, and right now it's another shift. If you can't understand that, it means you have nothing to do but wait on a tag.

And that's sad.

Really.
drunkenpandaren: (Pwnt)
Still exhausted from the last couple of days, but I'm in a better mood. A little rambly though so that makes up for it.

My left leg still hurts a lot. But not as bad as before.

Been playing WoW and gearing my paladin for Shockadin. Why not? It's like seeing death coming at you in Northrend. It doesn't do too badly in PVP either.

On the state of RP tags, I'm still on an unannounced slowatus right now for all characters. Because well, my mom is in the hospital and I'd like to make sure to devote my time to waiting for her release and keeping the house clean.

Trust me, with a 3 year old kidlet in the house, it's hard.

Thus being said, if you don't get a tag from me... just wait longer.
drunkenpandaren: (Default)
When Patch 4.0.1 dropped to live, I decided that I would level a brand new Shaman from 1 to 80. So far, it's working out well, having gotten to 41 as of this entry.

The new leveling system has really done wonders for gameplay, and the immersive factor is a joy and delight with new attacks and options to the character. It really makes me feel like I'm playing, instead of watching 40 levels of auto attack happen.
drunkenpandaren: (OMG)
On Tuesday, patch 4.0.1 for World of Warcraft dropped to live. This made me very happy.

The super extended maintanance didn't but who can really expect Blizz to get a product out quick?

I've been puttering around on all sorts of characters, and lately I leveled a shaman to 35. That was a lot of fun. I should do the same for another class, like maybe Warrior. Yes, the dreaded warrior. I have one kicking around Moon Guard right now, an elf. But I dunno, maybe? Should I? It's always up in the air with me.

Shamans are fantastic from 1 to 35 in two days so that entertained me a lot.

Just moving my hunter over to Northrend before I change characters.
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
Ladies and Gentlemen my name is Shaun of the Gamer Podcast This is my Gaming Life WTF coming to you live on livejournal dot com with another ranty rant disguised as a tldr short.

After some deliberation I got my brother to install Final Fantasy 14 onto his computer, and had him play it for a while. He rolled a big burly warrior, no big surprise there and decided to give it a whirl.

Starting up was a bit choppy, he tried watching the video which is easily found on youtube. You know, those fancy intro movies that Square likes to put in front of everything they create. Some things that comes to mind while watching him play last night brings a few valid points.

1) They need to really port this to the consoles. I don't care how LONG it takes, this is a ruddy console game, there's no doubt about that. While the layout is inherently meant for the PC, there is no big surprise that they included an option to play it on a PC-based controller. This tells me that they are bringing it over. But if it's just going to be the PS3 or the 360, well time will tell.

2) Awkward, awkward, awkward. The quests get you off to an extremely jumpy start. You're plopped right in the middle of action from the get go, and here's where things get a little jumpy to say the least. The controls are not that intuitive, and can't be fixed with a little button mashing. Attacking an opponent means you have to be face on towards them, you can't just sit around and sort of glance, no it doesn't work that way. You must be facing them with your torso presented to the opponent in order to even ENGAGE the enemy. It's not like WoW where you run in and attack them from any direction.

Now I might be a little unfair comparing FF14 and WoW together, but the functionality of this game really needs a tune up. Not only you are fumbling around like a sightless kitten for the first part of the game, but you are ALSO aimless as you move along the story which so far, seems to be slightly linear in nature which means Square intends you to follow up whatever cosmic bollucks that happened.

Take the Port city for example, a fancy name I don't remember right now. You would think for a game modeled as a MMORPG that there would be clearly marked quest hubs everywhere, big glowing question marks and blinking turn in points on your map. No that's not really the case here. For one thing, you're trying to find the quest objectives with not-exactly-clear goals in mind. Sure they go tell you to attune yourself to a crystal, but Kyle spent about twenty minutes trying to find out where he could exit the goddamn city. No Square, it doesn't WORK like that. Games like this you have to hold the players hand in this sort of context. You need to make clearly marked NPCs with big bubbles over their heads in order to show them where to turn in. You can't just expect us to go "hey look at that, it's a NPC maybe I should talk to them on the off chance that it's my questgiver's target."

Another flaw in the game is the lack of levels being displayed on opponents, and yes, even on your own character. You have your own interface and all, but it's not really there, just a couple of bars at the bottom indicating HP, MP and something called TP which I doubt means Toilet Paper. The indication of how badly a mob is about to hand you your ass is directly proportional to how BIG it is. We fought a rat, no big deal, it took some damage off us. We can live with that. Killed two more. Fantastic now we're cooking.

And then we attacked some kind of knee-high thing that completely and utterly subjugated our backsides. That probably was the icing on the cake that was piled high with Square's ineptness to have a smooth launch. For goddsake Square a few marked levels would be NICE. Maybe some kind of buffer? Mark too high mobs in RED for all we care, just let us know that going over and saying hello will get us a nice teeth-shaped mark carved out of our asses.

All these problems and I haven't even gotten to the good part of it. The loading times. I don't know if its a streaming issue with their servers or whatever, but when you walk around, you shouldn't be all alone for about twenty minutes and not see a single soul for twice that long. No, fix it. FIX IT. There needs to be faster loading times because the sheer volume of ridiculous from walking around in a deserted city causes me to froth something fierce.

All this being said, while the PC experience has been less than stellar, so much so that I'm canceling my account for now, I will LOVE to see this on a console. This is inherently a console game, Square is a console DEVELOPER. Even with less buttons and bells and whistles, this game is meant for the sheer raw power of a 360 or a PS3. If it's just for PS3 fine I'll save my cash and buy it then and a machine just to play this game. That's how much I like this game despite it's incredible flaws.

I can say with certainty that if you are going to buy this game for the PC, make sure you have MORE than the minimum 4 Gigs of RAM recommended to run it. It's choppy even at 6 which is my brother's laptop. I swear to god. It's not as bad as Crysis but then again Crysis requires materials bought from a inter-dimensional shop that involves Talking Sentient Aluminum. Graphical quality is fantastic but needs to be toned down for the gamers who are running older machines. And the options interface NEEDS to be adjusted. Really, give us a more friendly adjustment from beautiful to crap.

This is Shaun and I'm signing off. Maybe sometime later I'll actually post something that ISN'T a Totalbiscuit monologue in my head review of a game I shouldn't play because of money issues.

Gah

Oct. 5th, 2010 11:08 am
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
Ladies and Gentlemen my name is Shaun of the Gamer Podcast This is my Gaming Life WTF coming to you live on livejournal dot com with another ranty rant disguised as a tldr short.

Okay, so I found the configurations menu for FF14 and with that being said, I turned down all of the settings to the absolute lowest detail, shadow resolution, etc.

Is it really necessary for FF to run at beautiful polygons even at the lowest possible setting? It doesn't make the game smoother, just choppier. I am rather disappointed in that considering my computer is about ten years old.

I'd love to play this at it's full intensity, but I fear I need way more RAM to play this properly, and I'm maxed out at 3. Looks like Square, in their infinite wisdom, decided to make the game beautiful and not simply functional like say Warcraft.

Although what gameplay I do get out of it is a lot of fun. Crafting items is especially rewarding, but I shouldn't roll a pure trade skill character anymore, not if I want to sate my need for blowing shit up.

Some people might note that I seem to be gripey this morning well there's a good reason for that. Last night I went to bed round 2 and woke up at 3:45 believing there was someone lurking in my room. After ten minutes of sheer panic and hoping they'd go away, I fumbled for my glasses like a sightless kitten and turns out it was just a shadow. a really convincing shadow no less.

So I went down, babbled to Ketsu a little on the comp, and got my mage up a little more on WoW. Seriously. Worst Night Ever. And here I am caffinated just to stay awake and alive cause I'm afraid the gruelies'll get me. Like having something stalking you from the fifth dimension.

Yes it is 10:50 in the morning I GET THAT. doesn't do much for panic though.

Ever notice old movies where people are driving vehicles, they're always mindlessly waggling the steering wheel back and forth? Or when people play video games on television or movies, they're just hammering at the controller, not even really doing much of anything. I find that odd because real gamers don't jump and roll with their character like how it was believed in Nintendo where you'd swing the rectangle controller up Mario would make that jump. No it doesn't work. Still, it's a shade better than playing a game and discovering that all you have for offensive capabilities is Throw Rock and by god I am not joking about that. A level 4 Culinist, thats food makers for short people, has the ability to throw ROCKS at things. Oh, and just to not put a fine point onto it, you can learn "Wrist Flick" which will throw, wait for it, ANOTHER rock. But this time so hard it stuns.

Or misses.

Or does 2 points of damage.

Basically put Culinists are NOT good for fighting, I learned this the hard way, and I rerolled a Thurmagist. Wasn't too impressed either, not with the nancy Umbra and Luna spells. Give me FIRE yon Final Fantasy of worth! Flames for the flame god!

I'd be playing WoW right now but it's down for the count till after noon. Maybe I should poke FF again once I'm done mucking with the settings. Really, I have to turn FF OFF in order to change the settings. How bloody fantastic is that, really. Like forcefeeding a gnome till they grow big as an Ogre.

Oh speaking of that, I made a character on WoW, a fire mage in anticipation of the patch which won't drop today I'd imagine. I FINALLY got my bloody pyroblast and I know that once I login somehow I will have lost that ability. Don't ask me how but at least I macroed Dragon Slave to it. With some modifications. What rhymes with Set the Tank on Fire and send him into the mobs. Hey, it works for Binwin Bronzebottom and Jim Darkmagic, why not in WoW.

Along with making her purely fire I also added a profile. And being a short stacked tiny chested fire mage with pyromatic tendencies, I named her Tillywink Explodia Inverse. The Pink. Yes I am hitting on all of the cylinders this morning shut the fuck up. One of the moments I included was she likes to eat, which is a basic concept amidst spellcasters. You cast spells, you burn calories, you eat until you are full and you burn things with searing immolation AGAIN, it's like a vicious cycle that doesn't end when you hit 80. Well in any case, some weirdo Draenei Priest whispered me while I was running out of Goldshire, or as I like to call it the Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy, and never more often has that been appropriate in WoW. Don't ask for details, they're probably horrifying and filled with horse****ed women. Yes, it's weird don't ask don't tell.

Getting back to that, the priest wanted to quote "feed me until I was big as an ogre". Apparently he has some kind of food based fetish or fat girl or something. I'm sorry but mages DO NOT GET FAT. We burn CALORIES. We blow up shit. Our daily food intake is directly proportional to how much stuff is set on fire, looted and set on fire again to make sure it doesn't reincarnate as an Elite Mob. That and the entire concept was just disturbing to me. At least I can be rude OOCly and ICly because Tilly has no remorse if she pisses someone off. She'll just laugh at their character sheet.

At least I'm in the Draenei starting zone now, so I can immolate to my hearts content. Although My fireball does NOT do enough damage over time damage. Twelve bloody points oh woo freakin hoo. I should go pick up the glyph that lowers my fireball cast spell by .15 but removes the tick. They'll be dead anyhow, or already on fire from Ignite. It's a toss up.

Can't wait for that, Ignite I mean. The talent's been retooled and I find it really very easy to pull a lot of mobs with a single Fire Blast. It turns your Blast from a single target into an AOE damage ability. Hits the target, and then hits everything ELSE around it at the same time. Coupled with instant Flamestrike we are looking at a lot of damage. And I just know that somehow I will feel emasculated once the patch hits because I worked SO damn hard for level 20 for my portal and blink and evocation and most importantly Pyroblast, and when I get my new talents, it'll just respec and they'll hand it to me on a silver platter. With a 3 second cast time no less. Yes, that's a lot of fun. Down from 6 which is RIDICULOUS. Why would anyone even USE pyroblast unless it was for the proc. Honestly.

This has been Shaun with the last of my short. I'll see you next time.
drunkenpandaren: (BlackMageExplinations)
It ain't no WoW.

But that's okay. It's Final Fantasy.

From the start, I get the impression that it was built to be cross-platform. There is a distinct smoothness that is associated with the 360's hardware acceleration and if I had it, I'd have played it there. But in truth, the game seems to be pretty intuitive.

However, like most Final Fantasy games, it throws you into the adventure. You're not really given a idea of how to do things at times, but it's more free flowing. WoW players might find themselves goofing on the mechanics and a lack of Auto Attack but hey, that's okay. You're playing FF. It's all about commands.

So far, the game is lush and the design spectacular. I'm gonna get further in here before doing my WoW dailies.
drunkenpandaren: (PrinnyPlease)
I think it's about time I start taking a slight break from WoW, Raiding in general to be sure of. I do love it, but I don't have the time or patience to headwall vs Sindragosa for the next few days/weeks/etc. Work and RL getting in the way. So I'll just putter around a little later on.

On a note of things, we just got a Raine Sage. Godfreakindamn I want to app Estelle but that's the fabled 8th slot talking now. Probably will not, and will never happen unless Ed, well, fades away into musespace.

I'm thinking I could do a better job with Estelle when she has no impetuous to sleep around.
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
2 things of note this morning.

1) I've been extremely drunk since this morning, around 6am. Why? BREWFEST. It's only natural to wake up and drink a meal of liquid bread.

2) Grandma believes coffee is bad for me and is yelling at me when I get a cup. Clearly she believes in Ellen G White which I don't. I believe the woman was a loony. Clearly I need to stop drinking coffee around her before I, or she, has a frickin stroke.

Like I said to Kelli, "If grandma knew I was drinking coffee AND drunk even in a video game, she'd have a heart attack."

PTR

Sep. 16th, 2010 04:29 pm
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
So, you know what they say, "When you PTR, you never go back". I think that's true. We're still looking at adjustments to the game, but since the data is available now, it's a good sign.

Trying out my new premade Gnome Warlock named Gnorlin, and I'm hoping to see what kind of madness we're looking at so far.

People are saying one thing and another on different classes, but they're still testing. I've submitted numerous bug fixes lately too.

Well, we'll see how Gnorlin performs with the new Soul Shard Mechanic.
drunkenpandaren: (OMG)
So I downloaded the PTR 4.0.1 for WoW with all of it's Cataclyms Bells and Whistles. So far I am INCREDIBLY impressed at how this PTR is functioning. All of my new spells, bells and whistles are here.

Crusader Strike at level 1, Primal Strike at 3, Holy Power, Lunar Power, loladins...

EDIT: 10:44 am

Hunters. Have starting pets. This is important.

And no Ammo. What, do they just um, pull it out from somewhere? I can think of where a girl hunter would hide her arrows but uh...

Akino you may slap me.

EDIT: 11:12 am

HOMG I'm really looking forward to leveling up my hunter now. Lots of awesome.

Also, the North Sea is AWOL. PST if you find it.

EDIT: 11:34 am

Wow. They really did a number on Warriors. In a good way. Strike is a fantastic mechanic and it really makes the character more intuitive other than "auto attack and wait for Heroic Strike".

EDIT: 11:52 am

2 things of note.

1) Rogues don't have combo points delivered to them by Sinister Strike. This makes me a sad panda.

2) People are camping Sarkoth. WTF.

Edit: 12:55pm

Rolled a Tauren Druid. I named him Genericfood.

Obviously I am running out of name ideas. However, his powers are AWESOME.

Edit: 2:03 pm

Just got out of Utgarde Pinnacle as my Shaman. I dunno what I enjoy better; the 14,000 crit Earth Shocks, the Earthquake or the leveling aspect that'll come with me rolling a brand new Shaman somewhere.

Edit: 2:40 pm

Paladin. Meh. I think it'll do me good to re-learn the class from the ground up when I roll my holy cow.
drunkenpandaren: (Poof Ex Machina)
While not a literal good Friday holiday, it's a good Friday. Played some BBS, hurdled a couple of worlds. Powered up Terra like whoa but he needs more HPs.

Also, I got my Shaman Tier 10 4set bonus. While it's not spectacular, there's a hidden stat that I find amazing.

Set (2): Your Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning spells reduce the remaining cooldown on your Elemental Mastery talen by 2 sec.

That first set is amazing because it makes me pew pew harder.

Set (4): Your Lava Burst spell causes your Flame Shock effect on the target to deal at least two additional periodic damage ticks before expiring.

While it doesn't sound quite as amazing, it has a hidden stat as it REFRESHES that tick damage, letting me not have to fire a flame shock. And if I need to, I let it run out and it deals tons of damage.

I'm pretty happy today. And such, off hiatus.
drunkenpandaren: (What.)
I went to bed at nearly 4am. And woke at 9.

There is not enough coffee in the world to keep me conscious.

WHY am I awake and playing wow?
drunkenpandaren: (Default)
WoW RP is similar to RP on Livejournal. You have your actions, turns, conversations but with more macros and gear to represent who you are.

Lately I've encountered a druid who Rein and Yue call Mr. Chicken who wants to change the very core of Rein into something suiting himself. How do I tell them that I don't like this? It's too creepy, and to be honest, I'm kinda worried that I have a bit of a stalker. I mean, everywhere I go, people are going "OMG your outfit's so great", "Holy crap what a great RSP profile!".

But there's a comfort zone thing happening here. I dislike Family RP with a passion rivaling Supergate explosions. Some situations it's fine, if you build to it. This is all at once, and it's creeping me out.

Sigh.
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
"What'd you DO?!"
"I started it up."
"And you didn't realize that talking to Brann would start not-hard mode?"
"Uh no..."
"You didn't know that talking to the construct enables hard mode? Holy CRAP! Who is running this army?!"

Just a little snippet of convo in todays raid I thought was extremely funny.
drunkenpandaren: (WowRage)
24 hours without Moon Guard come tomorrow. I'm sure I'll survive considering I'm going to Edmonton for the day, but still, it's going to be 24 hours without really good RP.

I guess I could just play Sisters for a while...

I redid a few icons and made one.



EDIT: Sisters is one of the ones being overhauled. GAO.

EDIT EDIT: Remember, not here. Edmonton.
drunkenpandaren: (Cute Ed and Dawn)
Working as a cameraman has its ups and downs. For one thing, there's no real relax point, but at the same time, you're working in a way that you're not really working at all. Sure there's a bunch of stuff to think about but in the end, it's actually really REALLY easy. Just gotta keep focusing on the zoom and remembering not to screw up. It's all that simple really.

I've been seriously considering going back to school, at least at a distance course. I don't have the financial stability to move out again, so maybe distance'll do. The last time I did distance it was a disaster, but this time maybe not so much. I get tired of waking up every morning and turning on the computer.

Coffee is good. I think I'm a bit of an addict at times, but it's less addiction than it is I just need something hot in the morning. Having multiple cups at a time doesn't mean a thing. No. Really.

THAT DAY is coming up. I'm going to celebrate it by blowing something up in Planeo, Trans9, Corinth AND Element. I'm thinking Estelle unleashing an Overlimit, Matt or Negi testing something stupid out, not sure about Corinth and something exploding with the force of a Kiloton bomb in Element.

Also, Trans9. I love it so much. It's just glorious. And I need to get a Matt post up sooner or later. Maybe give him a workout in the sensoriums.
drunkenpandaren: (Ed and Dawn)
So I noticed I was steadily declining in actual RP in Planeocracy and Never Was, so I decided to take a few personal days to clear my mind and enjoy gaming and other such stuff for a bit without tags to worry about. Also, it's to focus more on Corinth than it is on anything else. With Trans9 having a few problems right at the moment I'd hiatus from it too, but that'd just make me feel like a quitter.

Got some nice stuff in ICC last night though. Two runs back to back oi vey hehe.
drunkenpandaren: (Default)
It's Christmas morning at 8:42 and here I am with less than 5 hours sleep. And yet I can't go to bed anymore. Why? Call it child-like fascination with the day. I could never sleep in on Christmas no matter how little sleep I've gotten the day before.

Stomach problems still abound a little, but not as plainly as before. And lately I've been drinking a lot of coffee.

In other news, I got another idea for an AU Nanoha set in Warcraft. I'll throw up the rough idea I have right now.

Read more... )

Hijinks aside? Goddamn I'll need some sleep later this afternoon.
drunkenpandaren: (Default)
I've been mulling PBs over. Anyone know of a good red haired young female who could play the part of Elohika Rein? My paladin.
drunkenpandaren: (Default)
Went to bed early last night. Feel SO MUCH BETTER right now.

And oh FAIL, Occulus.

Random Dungeons are cool until you get shit like that.

It's fun though!
drunkenpandaren: (mansex)
Lately I've been seriously getting neck-deep into [livejournal.com profile] rpgthatneverwas as a real outlet for my insanity. Having one sane character (Terra) and two semi-crack ones (Stitch and Organization Moogle), I finally found a place that I can settle into without fail.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] atlantus_taonas is starting to pick up which is good. Though [livejournal.com profile] trans_9 is just, I dunno, it feels like HOME. Especially since Fletcher-mun from P_W is apping there now. That alone makes me feel good.

However, I'm just not feeling it at [livejournal.com profile] permanent_way I just dunno what it is really. For some reason, I can't get into the game. And I'm sure everyone's heard me griping that [livejournal.com profile] pokeology_rp and [livejournal.com profile] thepraxeum are almost totally dead right now save for some brief bursts of activity. In Praxeum's case, Mags and I are waiting to see what's going on. I don't have any of the mods' AIM's though so... yeah.

The first major snowfall of the year hit, and it was a big one. We had a fairly large dump of snow in October but this was the first major blizzard of the year. So strong in fact that it disrupted my internet connection so much that I was Disconnecting from WoW yesterday. It never happens to me so I can only blame the storm.

I missed the roll on Shaman Boots which was a shame really to a pug. But aw well. It's a pug.

On a note, I think the [livejournal.com profile] the_love_hotel has really worn me down. I think I'll post again later in the next week. I just can't deal with that place right now cause for some strange reason I'm bored of it.

And on a final statement, I redid Matt's icons [livejournal.com profile] lackofdarkwings and they look great.
drunkenpandaren: (Aang Omega Weapon)
First things first.

I think I need to ref Kyonko more in the EU. It's hilarious.

Secondly, I could get used to this sleeping well thing. I got up a half hour ago and it's now 9:20ish. I haven't felt this alive in months.

Still wouldn't mind staying up late tonight since I'll probably have the energy to do so mind you.

And I'm playing WoW. This might not be such a bad thing after all!

Games

Sep. 17th, 2009 11:47 am
drunkenpandaren: (mansex)
Kinda feels weird not having an active subscription to World of Warcraft. Got on today briefly, told Dyna to let Yrok know what's up and then ported my brother. While the game still handles awesome, I'm still kinda tired of it right now.

On the upside, I've been playing Phantom Brave and it's just as awesome as it used to be. Should give Another Marona a try too.

Dissidia is kicking my ass but I'm swapping story modes from Warrior of Light to Cloud. Seriously Ultimecia? Go fuck yourself. Stop raping the Warrior.

Finally, I think Prinny's going to inherit the sheer awesome that is Dissidia-type fighting. It's not like Netherworld_RPG will put a stop to it anyhow: it's based on NIS. Everything they DO is over the top.

Now to continue playing Legendia so I can develop that Chloe muse.
drunkenpandaren: (SoNotAmused)
Huh, I only play my hunter when I'm hacked off about something.

But this morning I woke up feeling fine. Wonder why I'm making with the pew pew...

... aw well. /pets Poohbear

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