Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2016 Update

I am 18 hours into Final Fantasy XII. The bounty system (or what I like to call difficult optional boss system) makes 12 more like it's predecesors than Final Fantasy X and even X-2, which I thought were both a bit on the easy side.

I also got GTA V for Christmas which is a great game.

I am writing this on a Corsair mechanical keyboard (another Christmas gift), which I enjoy quite a bit.

Still waiting for an overhaul of WvW in GW2, but not holding my breath.

I'll be finishing the 3rd book of Kingmaker AP soon as a player and will be starting the Hell's Vengeance AP as soon as that is done. Probably a large group, between 5-7 players per session.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Xbox and Final Fantasy

A few months ago, I got an Xbox 360. The primary reason was to have a Netflix set-top box, but considering it came with 6 games, it got me started on console gaming again. P

Halo 4 and Mass Effect 3 were both fun, and I am currently playing GTA 4. I'll eventually try Borderland 2 and Red Dead Redemption. While I have Call of Duty, I doubt I'll actually play it. I also have Final Fantasy 13. Looking forward to playing that a bit later. And Free Games with Gold, I have Minecraft, Just Cause II, Thief, Assassin's Creed, so plenty more to play too.

On the computer, I have several Paradox Interactive games, including their main historical 4X strategy games Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, Victoria II, and Hearts of Iron III (Humble Bundle is great, isn't it?)

I previously also got Cities: Skylines, which is an amazing city building game.

After a long while, I finally finished Final Fantasy X-2 with 100% completion on first play through. Next game is Final Fantasy XII, which I am going to play on PCSX. So far, it seems like a good game.

I'm waiting for the expansion of Guild Wars 2 to be released before going back to it. Looking forward to the WvW changes, they sound interesting.

Currently Playing:
Final Fantasy XII - PCSX2 -  (2 hours in)
GTA IV - Xbox 360 - ~50% chapter one
Pathfinder Kingmaker game - Meradar, level 6 Witch

Currently Reading:
Way of Kings - 25%

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Super Secret BG War Council Meeting

This video has been making the rounds and while we don't know BG is really thinking...some of the things they talk about are definitely happening!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 update

I haven't posted in a very long time! But I think I shall resume.

I haven't played DDO in a couple of months, having gotten GW2 in July and joined an active guild.

Pathfinder games continue, where I am both a player and a GM. Kingmaker is all good, and we are also doing the council of thieves Adventure Path.

I haven't been listening to many RPGMP3 podcasts but I am resuming with Runepunk by the BAG People.

Reading Neuromancer by William Gibson for the first time. After that, I plan on reading Snowcrash.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DDOCast Player's Choice Design for True Reincarnation

On the forums, there was quite angry disapproval about the Epic Reincarnation proposal when it was first revealed. I for one am not invested heavily in epic destinies, but I can understand that those who have played more epic content would not like the original proposal. But current discussions seem far more favorable.

But Sig and Anne over at DDOCast have a pretty good proposal here, which I encourage people to look at. I for one think the opportunity to provide input is good, and while I don't think one proposal will please everyone, brainstorming ideas and incorporating the best concepts should result in the most value and the least pain.

1st raid? Well, technically 2nd raid.

So, having capped 2 characters and being on a third life for one of them, I finally did a raid the other day. (I've done heroic Chronoscope solo with my bard and also on Lamannia, but I don't think that really counts.)

Yes, it was Tempest Spine elite with my 1 Monk/11 FVS. I was recruited and I figured what the heck, though I usually don't respond to tell invites. (and never to blind invites). The leader was even cool that it was my first time. I had a little bit of trouble keeping up early on, but once I figured out the 'cross the bridges and get to the cave' thing, I was able to keep up.

Only the fire jets gave me pause, but I survived. I was prepared to raise and heal with scrolls but it wasn't ever necessary. There were beholders somewhere too =). Very quick and easy run, I don't think I will have as much trepidation now joining Von 5/6, except for the time component. I'm thinking LAN party, get an LFM 'need guide' up and see how it goes.

I'm banking 13 still but probably not for much longer. Blade Barrier will probably be the spell of choice. I can't imagine a more useful spell, and I miss my persistent AoEs from my wizard lives. Even my bard has more! I have an elfcraft robe for crits, I can craft evocation focus, I just need a impulse/impact and I'll be good to go.

My PnP game may be starting back up soonish. Probably not this weekend but maybe next. I'll have to check out the adventure and see what's coming up =).