Boogie Knights

A new host and WoW Catchup time!

So I’ve moved the website to a new host, as visitors to the site earlier today will have seen it in a state of no small disarray! It’s taken a while to get everything moved over, but having finally got all my media files uploaded and the database imported from the old host, we should, by and large, be up and running again 100% If there are any oddities, missing images etc, let me know! So, onto WoW, and what I’ve been up to over the past few weeks…

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Gaming

Finding a new home…

Sar Crux is no more, either as a twitter handle or a domain name… Yes the domain, sarcrux.com will still point here, but that will eventually expire, so try to update your bookmarks before that! 🙂 Why the reason for the change?

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New Website Theme

So I made a change to the theme for the website, and this one’s a hell of a lot better for those of you reading on a mobile browser. However, the site itself should work fine and dandy, and look a bit better even on a desktop browser. There’s still a few wee niggles to sort out: I want randomised headers, but the theme doesn’t support them natively, requiring a cludged code fix (TBA). There are some minor CSS issues with posts on the front page vs single post pages (next few days). I want to create some more headers, but

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Gaming

Why I love… Blogging (vs Vlogging)

Apologies for the WIL… delay this week, Blizzcon articles, gnomes and work got slightly in the way a bit  I’m a fairly old school kind of person in some regards. I’ve always been someone who has preferred writing over talking, blogging over vlogging, considering my words carefully before committing them to “paper” so to speak. I’ve been blogging for nearly 20 years now, starting in 1997 on various temporary websites for 4 years before deciding to purchase my first domain name, www.the-yarn.net, to host my wafflings online. I’ve been blogging in one form or another on and off all those

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On design and updates…

I’ve been working on a new design for headers etc over on Twitter over the past few weeks, and I think I’ve hit upon a design idea that I’m happy to run with for the foreseeable future! Making it more generalised in step with the broadening of the theme of my writing, so it’s reflective of more than just gaming. Started using Adobe Illustrator for the headers rather than my old favourite, Photoshop. It works quite differently, and there’s going to be a learning curve, but I really like the clean results vector artwork gives. It certainly makes logo design

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Why I love… Stuff

I love stuff. In fact I love a lot of stuff that ain’t even games! Shocker, I know. With that in mind I’m going to be writing a regular series of articles where I’ll be gushing over various things, such as: TV Shows Music Games Retro Games Movies Tech Science Psychology Philosophy Design Diet & Exercise (noooo, don’t make me!) And much more… Essentially all the subjects I’d be covering in general on Crux, but this series of articles will be focusing on specific examples of the above list. I’ll be working out a full posting schedule, for these and

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Lifting the veil of Sar Crux…

Yep, I’ve changed locations as well as names. For clarity, the following has changed: Twitter handle, from @sargaming to @sarcrux Website URL, from sargaming.net to sarcrux.com Why the change? Well, over the past 6 months or more, I’ve become a lot more vocal about other things outside of gaming, such as politics, atheism, and so on, alongside the things I’ve always loved like gaming, books, movies etc etc. I’ve been discussing a lot of these on Twitter, and it didn’t feel quite right talking about the intricacies of socialism vs capitalism with a gaming related twitter handle. Similarly I follow quite a

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Windows 10 gave me ideas…

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. The mix of the Start menus from Win 7 & 8.1 is something I’m really digging, and the aesthetic is really very lovely to look at. In fact it reminds me a hell of a lot of the Gnome interface in Linux, which I also love. So with that inspiration in

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#NoFlyNoSub #BringBackFlying

The 2 tags that defined my weekend 😛 And Wow. The last few days have been a flurry of activity on the website, all over the no-flying announcement by Watcher. Not least there was a real spike in site traffic over the weekend and the first half of this week, which saw traffic into the thousands and 160 times the normal daily reader count 🙂 Looking at the traffic referral links, the last blog post about flight has been linked and re-tweeted all over the place, from the official US forums to MMO-Champion, from Twitch TV channels even so far

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Pillars of Eternally writing Sheet Music

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  The game by all accounts racks up at about 40+ hours of gameplay, so a real epic along the lines of the Baldur’s Gate series, which should keep me occupied for a good

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Drama-llama-ding-dong

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. A lot of drama caused by someone (an officer no less) who liked to bully and manipulate guild members but took offence at being punished for doing so! On his way out he tried (and failed) to smear the remaining officer structure and sow mistrust in those left, in order to try and destroy the guild. So he was removed,

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