Ok, so having had Windows 10 installed over the past 24 hours, I’ve pretty much fallen in love with it. Even though it’s sometimes buggy and the Start Menu had managed to crash on me completely yesterday necessitating a fix (see my twitter feed), it’s a really lovely OS.
Ok, so I’ve got quite a stash of games to give away that I’ve already purchased on Steam, and have got duplicates of in Bundles, or as mystery gifts from the likes of @Bundlestars.
So what I’ll do is give away 1 game/addon every Saturday, starting on 11th July. Giveaways will be at whatever time on a Saturday I get all the entries collated and pick an entrant at random.
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Update: Forgot to include the Pandaren starter zone, so that takes Mists up to 11 zones!
The Infographic says it all. I may have to take another run at those Wrath figures, because they do seem a tad high, despite the fact the Wrath zones had tonnes of quests, and there were all the dungeon and raid quests (RIP) and all the Argent tournament related quests.
I’m really enjoying Pillars of Eternity so far. The storyline appears very interesting, pretty Planescape-ish in tone, and the classes seem good and varied.
As per the video, the class I chose for my first game was a female Moon Godlike Priest, and whilst she’s not a straight up healer archetype, she can throw out the occasional heal here and there, as well as dish out the damage
It all looked so good, so full of promise, wonder and nostalgia. However, Warlords has sadly proven the old Heraclitus quote that you can “never step into the same river twice“.
The Big Whimper of a L-L-L-L-Launch
The expansion started off with a whimper. Servers didn’t work properly for days, rubber banding and being booted from instance servers (including trying to enter or exit your garrison meaning you were effectively stuck), and abilities taking 30 seconds or more to actually go off were commonplace occurrences for the majority of players. Blizzard’s explanation for this was the mass return of players swelling the subs numbers from 6 million to 10 million.
So the past 3 weeks has been pretty bloody stressful, with guild drama upon guild drama meaning I quit Thunder.
The 2 weekends before last (one of which was even after I’d quit) were very difficult, and saw us bleed members for a short while.
You may well by now have noticed that I’m no longer using WordPress as my site software.
This is in the main due to the amount of hassle and grief I had with the previous installations of WP covering both this site and my guild’s main front page. Admittedly I loved using WordPress; it was functional, easy, popular, loads of templates & themes, and handled media such as embedding YouTube videos with aplomb. All reasons why it’s used on over 72 million websites globally.
It always both puzzles and amuses me, whenever I take a bit of a content break (as you’re no doubt aware I do once or twice a year), that subs only ever increase during the break. However as soon as I start producing content again, the subs numbers actually drop lol
Welcome to the new website!
I’ve had a LOT of downtime recently due to nefarious activity on the webspace, and various attacks and shut-downs by my webhost, but we’re back up and running now, with a fresh new website and a different CMS solution (WordPress security sucks ass)!