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Gaming / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: October 10, 2019, 01:30:07 PM »
Blizzard committed a well-publicized, catastrophically huge oof recently, so I cancelled my subscription in protest.

I love this game, but freedom is far more important than my feelings.

Computing / Re: New GFX card.
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:46:17 AM »
Yeah I've been enjoying it a lot. Also went out and bought an Oculus Rift S, so been having crazy fun with Beat Saber.

Get Robo Recall. It's incredible. Sadly, it isn't free with the Rift S (it was with the CV1 + Touch bundle), but I think it's still well worth the price tag. I keep going back to it despite 100%ing it twice.

Also, Lone Echo is an awesome experience after you've gotten your VR legs.

Edit: Also, I highly recommend investing in a VR Cover if you haven't already. It lets you put a nice, easily washable piece of cloth over the somewhat abrasive foam. It makes it far more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, and in my experience almost completely eliminates "Oculus Face."

Gaming / Re: Bloodstained
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:39:11 AM »
I miiiiiight have backed this. ;)

And yeah, it's so freaking good. I really need to find some more time to sink into this sucker.

Gaming / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:14:57 AM »
Congrats, mon!

It's kind of amazing how much more efficient you can be when you sort of know what's going on. It felt like it took forever for me to hit 80 my first time (never hit the cap until Wrath, obviously) but subsequent caps happened much, much faster.

Kind of a shame the game loses a bunch of its magic and wonderment when you know what you're doing, but I guess that's to be expected.

Gaming / Super Stigma Slam - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 09:59:22 PM »
I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but this weekend I'm going to be taking part in a gaming marathon benefiting Take This, a charity focused on educating the public about mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness.

Here's a linky to the specific marathon I'm taking part in:

I'm going to be doing an easy run of Quake, beating Ganon in Hyrule Warriors, and playing Doom II on UV. Here's a rundown of when I'm going to be up:

Friday, October 4, 11:00PM CDT: Quake
Saturday, October 5, 1:15PM CDT: Hyrule Warriors
Saturday, October 5, 10:15PM CDT: Doom

Here's a link to the full schedule: (the times there should automatically adjust to match your time zone).

Please tune in if you have a chance. ;D

Edit: Should have probably added a link to the web site (which has the Twitch streamy thingie embedded). Here ya go:

Computing / Re: New GFX card.
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:42:23 PM »
The 2070 is a solid card! You're looking at slightly better performance than a 1080 Ti on average and you still get those shiny RTX features.

Just to give you an idea of what to expect, I can still reliably hold 60fps on most titles at 4K, ultra settings on my 1080 Ti.

Gaming / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: September 20, 2019, 08:30:11 AM »
I was lv.42 when I got my first mount in BC. Good times. :)

I need to play Classic more. I've been too busy with other stuff. The only unfortunate thing is that my cow dude is going to be stuck riding kodos (unless I get a PvP mount, but I'm not planning to gun for those), but I suppose I'll live.

Computing / Re: Anyone familiar enough with emacs to help me?
« on: September 20, 2019, 08:26:38 AM »
Sorry, I use vim. :(

Gaming / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: August 31, 2019, 09:57:44 AM »
I have a feeling that when the dust settles they're going to start collapsing the realm list.

Plus, from what I've read, their current definition of "medium" population is quite a bit higher than "full" was in vanilla WoW, so being on a smaller realm (by today's standards) will be far more viable than it used to be.

Gaming / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: August 30, 2019, 01:11:10 AM »
Just got done with my first night on Classic (Azuresong Horde) god. It was amazing.

I mean, let's just throw questing and the actual gameplay aside. That doesn't matter. The thing that blew my mind was how general was filled up with people chatting, coordinating, and reminiscing. It felt like a chatroom full of randos that happened to be attached to a video game. It seriously took me back to a much better time in MMORPG history when the community actually mattered. Everyone was helping one another. Rare spawns would elicit open calls to group rather than people sniping the mob.

A quick "let's play for an hour to get through most of Mulgore" turned into three hours of me only getting to Bloodhoof Village and mostly just chilling with the others. Nobody was in this ungodly hurry to leave, and every time someone did move onto the Barrens there were fond farewell messages.

I think I absolutely fucking love this.

My only regret is that I have to work tomorrow and couldn't continue playing. I'd planned to call it by midnight at the latest. It's currently 1:10AM. I regret nothing.

Gaming / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: August 28, 2019, 07:54:16 AM »
Yeah, the "friend" thing is where the problem generally lies, haha. I'm pretty much the only person I know who's jumping in on Classic, so the only chance I'd have is begging LocalDefense or a nearby city for help. I've done that before and have gotten results, but I don't have as much free time as I did 12 years ago, so I'll pass.

I think I'm going to really enjoy the latency (or lack thereof). That's one thing that modern WoW is unquestionably better at. I'm honestly pretty impressed that it's holding at 20ms at launch, too. I was around for the WotLK launch and it was, uh. Yeah.

I've had a lot of really good experiences as a hunter when I first started playing, mostly involving soloing group quests at level. Seriously made me feel like the king of the goddamn world. Now that I know what I'm doing I should be able to take on even more of them. That said, I'm kind of tempted to broaden my horizons a bit. While I've played every class up through at least level 20 during BC and WotLK, most of my actual leveling was done in Cata and beyond. I'd kind of like to at least experience mid-game play for some of the other classes.

And hell yeah, let me know when you want to do that.

Gaming / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: August 27, 2019, 12:18:15 PM »
Yeah, I tend to just prefer a more relaxed experience. I tried leveling on PvP realms and I always ended up annoyed. I think I ended up with exactly one reasonable PvP encounter with an evenly matched opponent. Every other time I just wound up getting ganked by someone twice my level and it just made me not even want to bother playing.

I've done consensual PvP before—city attacks and BGs. I don't mind that so much because it's generally done on fairly even terms.

Speaking of PvP, did they bring back DHKs? Heh.

And yeah, definitely agreed with diving in solo. Nothing is going to bring back the feeling of coming in as a new player with very little idea of what I'm doing, but I think enough time has passed that the classic quest lines are going to feel fresh again.

Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« on: August 26, 2019, 08:45:47 AM »
So I'm going to be venturing over to the Madison, WI, area to run Doom II (Ultra-Violence), Quake (Easy), and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Main Quest) at Super Stigma Slam (a charity gaming marathon benefiting Take This) in early October this year. They're not really going to be speedruns, per say; more like a faster-than-average semi-casual sort of thing.

I'll create a topic on this when I have more specific info to share.

Gaming / Re: Music Gaming Accomplishments
« on: August 26, 2019, 08:23:44 AM »
Definitely a fantastic song. Almost sounds like something that would be in DJMAX, albeit with a very O2Jam-like chart attached to it.

Hope you manage to nail the clear soon!

Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000
« on: August 26, 2019, 08:17:24 AM »
Looking good!

Definitely looks like quite an undertaking. How much time have you put into it so far?

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