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Blogging No More

Posted in MMORPG, Writing with tags , , on May 9, 2014 by theerivs

gameSo my mentor says blogging is dead.  I don’t agree with him, sure it’s took some hits but it’s far from dead. Cynic wrote a couple of great posts about it, and I won’t rehash it cause how can you improve on that great writing, I’ll just add my 2 cents…which in today’s market is worth about half a penny.

Is blogging dead? No I can say with full honesty it is not dead. I think it has changed, and taken some blows like when Google reader closed it’s doors. I think bloggers are going to a more consolidated format like several bloggers on a bigger site.  If it was a dead medium my blogroll wouldn’t be so full, and I check occasionally for dead blogs. New blogs coming out every day,  I can’t keep up. If it was dead no one would be writing.

I think there is still lots to say about video gaming, and MMO’s I just don’t have the time to read it all.

Not So Wild

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on April 7, 2014 by theerivs

1545866_10152110761373486_393519467_nWell it was a Wildstar Beta Weekend, and I wish I can say I was impressed, and loved it with all my heart….but I can’t. I had a few issues with it, but I admit I only created a bunch of toons, and played the starting zones.


Now my computer is starting to be long in the tooth, so I get the graphics were jenky, and I had to dumb everything way down…maybe I have some more tweaking but the graphics were still a little jenky. For example models flickering, and cut scenes looking askew. This wasn’t the only fact that didn’t impress me about Wildstar.


WoW is cartoony, Wildstar is a out and out cartoon you can play. That’s the art style I get it, but if you don’t like hyper reality of your men and women, then you won’t like this, what I mean is all the women have big boobs, with big butts, and all the men are Arnold clones. I liked the art style it was like playing a cartoon from my youth. The races/classes/ paths were pretty cool, and you get to customize a lot of your toon. The problem I have is you can customize you face nine ways to Sunday, why can you customize your body a bit. I would of really liked some body customization if your going to go through all that work to let people do  it to your face.


 Starter Zones

Really on rails alot which I’m used to now thanks to WoW and goblins, and worgens. Doesn’t mean I still have to like it. It makes for alts very boring, and tiresome. Everyone starts at the same place to for each faction. I would of like some different starting zones to mix it up for the alts.

Combat – 

I actually liked this it seemed fast paced, and there was a lot going on, alot of movement involved. I need to play around more with it..but so far I liked it.

Overall – 

It wasn’t a bad game, I won’t condemn it. It needs some polish but it’s in Beta, and there were some good points. I don’t think I’m hopping aboard some hype train and pre-ordering just yet. I’ll keep my eye on it though as it does have some merit.

Took My Money, and Gave Me Crabs

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on January 29, 2014 by theerivs

bar-refaeli-marks-spencer-lingerie-ads-valentine-s-day-redSo the The Elder Scrolls Online, or TESO for short. Has announced some pre-order collections, tell you the truth. I’m not impressed. Ok I’m not huge on this series, never really played the games. I found the UI tiresome, but I only played on Console. It was hard for me to get into for some reason, maybe because I didn’t like the UI.

First of all I’m not a huge fan of Collector’s Editions to begin with. Thanks to being burned on games like Star Trek Online, and Diablo III. Also I noticed something that irked me. You buy a collectors edition you get to play a certain race, wait if it’s subscription model only way I can get that race is to pay more money, I think that’s a little shitty. Not to mention the pet they give is a crab…really? A crab..fascinating…. Take my money.

Will I try this game out, I might but it’s not high on my meters as to games I’m looking forward too….Heck right now the only game I’m kind of curious about is Wildstar. Otherwise I’m just going to be an old curmudgeon until CU, or War 40K: Eternal Crusade comes out.

They are onto Me

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on December 9, 2013 by theerivs

31bkpcyg1el_ss400_9They are onto my fiendish plot to overthrow the Orc President Garrosh! I read this article and I thought this borders on absurd. This has to be a fake article but digging deeper there may be some truth to it.

This is why our government is going broke, wasting money on resources that bear no fruit. I’ve played WoW a long…long time and besides the insidious Bot or two, or maybe a durty ninja, I never heard of anything in the way of threats to National Security.  I laugh to myself wondering if there is a typed out log of me somewhere when I went on a hour diatribe why virtual horses have no genitalia (actually that happened in Dark Ages) . I’ll expect the police officers any day for my warrant on bestiality, and my horse porn ring operation.

I think I’m more upset at the waste of money, then the intrusion into privacy, but this does remind me of an old Ice-T song where he says, “Freedom of Speech, just watch what you say!”

The Little Engine Who Could

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on October 29, 2013 by theerivs

Girl-TrainMany Many Moons ago, I reviewed City of Steam while it was in Alpha several times. Though I liked it alot, and I was very impressed that this was a browser game, and that had some interesting things going on. It seemed to fizzle. Over at Inventory Full, he does a better job of telling the story then I could. This is a title though that I hoped for bigger things, the dev’s were super friendly to me.  Though not a huge fan of Steam Punk myself…they had Tron looking bikes, so I had to give them that.

From what I heard Mechanist is taking things back, and revamping stuff. I wish them bigger things, and I hope they get a good game out…well good enough to make some money anyway.

Eldar Scrolls Online First Wave of Betas Go Out

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on March 27, 2013 by theerivs

ConfusedSo I got word the first wave of beta invites went out. Well I know I won’t be one, well cause I didn’t sign up for one, nor will I.  First off I never really got into the Eldar Scrolls games, they never really appealed to me. Perhaps when they came out I was deep in the thrall of MMO’s, and if I want my RPG fix I’ll get it from that. Perhaps when I tried a game on the console I hated the controls,and UI. I prefer my RPG’s on computers, even then not so twitch oriented. Perhaps the lore didn’t really appeal to me.  I don’t know really why I don’t get into, or even looking forward to  ESO.

Maybe I’m a little messed up in my head. If you’re an ESO fan, why should I play this game?

Don’t make me angry

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on January 9, 2013 by theerivs

Hulk-the-incredible-hulk-14044617-1280-960You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. I have a weird fascination with The Hulk. Yes I even enjoyed the Ang Lee Hulk abortion…though the Ed Norton movie was way better, and the way the Hulk was handled in the Avengers…meh.

So I got an email about the Marvel Super Hero free to play MMO that’s coming out soon. You can pre purchase heroes skins. I’m a little confused though you play as a hero you like, or you just have a skin that looks like them. I’ll have to do some digging to get more info. I really like the Marvel Universe, so even though I’m not huge on Superhero MMO’s , I’m going to keep my eye on this one..and may even play it. Cause if I can play as the Hulk…I’ll have a big green boner.

Sometimes it’s the People that make a good MMO

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on August 1, 2012 by theerivs

The reason I’m back at playing World of Warcraft is the people who are still playing the game. Those people no matter what is wrong with the game, still make it fun.

Last night a dirty warlock friend of mine Koala invited me to an old school Nax Run with her guild Shadow Rising. Well I did part of Nax on my mage, and I really wanted to finish that up on my mage. They we’re cool with it. So I brought the Arcane goodness, even though all my good gear is PvP stuff, they didn’t mind at all.  What a great guild they are, friendly, casual, and knowledgable. I didn’t get all their names,  I just remember the hunter Adoe, cause he was a giant most of the time, and a goblin named Pumpkinpie. How can I forget pie. I saw a goblin warrior, and I thought he looked wierd, and awesome at the same time in his little armor think he was Painsaw. I also remember my fellow mage always looked like she was casting. There was another lock there, but for some reason I can’t remember the name. If I forgot the others I apologize, I drink alot.  I was quiet for most of the beginning of the raid, but once I got a little more comfortable I cracked a few jokes. I’m still waiting for my mail order bride. *wink*   I apologize for the Stonard portal, old habits die-hard. If my guild wasn’t such a great group of people too, I’d be tempted to pay 30 bucks to transfer there I liked them so much. Any time they need an awesome mage, or shitty healing I’m their guy.

Afterwards I headed into Black Temple with my guild. I tanked with my shitty geared pally. Of course the jokes, and insults fly. When I first get there, “Make me food woman”, I shout. Our mage tells me to “F*$k off”  but I get my food. I never was in Black Temple, and I have to say I was in awe, the place was big. The Illidan fight was awesome simply for the fact I get to say, “You are not prepared”   I died because of some mechanic of Illidan with the fire elementals, but my guild really didn’t need a tank they mopped the floor with Illidan. Had a great time, joking and having fun with my guild.

Great night got some xmog gear for my toons, though honestly I’m not huge into xmogging, especially for my forsaken mage, rarely anything looks that awesome on him.

A word about another MMO. Warhammer Online or WAR,  I wondered on Twitter why this MMO hasn’t gone F2P when SWTOR is. Someone said because it was a better MMO. I think he is right, but what I do know WAR had a great community, alot of great blogger came out of that MMO which are still writing today. Alot more solidarity in the factions, as well as people willing to help. How many times I had to drag people through bilerot for a chance at my tier shoulders, that I still don’t have. I don’t know about it being a better MMO, all I know it had better people in it, and that made it a better MMO.

Happy Birthday To Me.

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on July 25, 2012 by theerivs

Mists of Pandaria comes out Sept. 25, 2012. The day before my birthday. I think I’ll be taking a day off or three. Not because of MoP…because I take my birthday off every year. Now if it just so happens I play some video games during my time off, that’s just coincidence.

6 things I want to accomplish before MoP hits.  

1. I want a proto drake for my Paladin, so I run Heroic UP alot.

2. I want the Albino Drake for the 50 mount Achievement, so I’ve been building city rep by doing heroic BC dungeons

3. Get Honor Gear for my mage, so I have something to level in. Cause purples make great leveling gear until you get the new greens.

4. Work on my Whorelock a bit, but this is not a huge concern.

5. Make an ASSTON of gold.

6. Figure out the new Talent Stuff, and get some builds in my head going.

Now of course I’ll have to do this post haste cause well GW2 is coming out, and I’ll be playing that too.

The Secret World Thoughts

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on July 16, 2012 by theerivs

Ok I got a little bit of a trial, not much in my opinion but I tried to do a little bit of everything

What I didn’t like –

Graphics – Glitchy, and seemed a little unpolished to me, even the cutscenes we’re a little janky which is one of my biggest pet peeve, you don’t have to have great graphics, but make sure they work.

UI – It seemed a little unpolished to me as well, like it was programmed by a college kid.

Combat – Some things I did like, but it seemed to range friendly to me, I would like to get in there and mess things up with my swords, but then all the mobs jumped on me.

The plot – It seemed all to little matrix to me, and sick of that beginning subway scene already, all 3 factions you had to do it. So much for Alts.

What I did like –

Guns – Seemed cool and different.

Plot – I liked the Templar plot the most, but the Dragon one even though a little confusing, when I made a chick toon, there was a pseudo lesbian scene there….so I didn’t mind all that much.

Skills – It was pretty cool the way you increased skills and such.


Overall – Not a BAD game, just one I know I wouldn’t stand for too long, and would jump ship as soon as GW2 came down the pike. I’m skipping this one and saving my money.