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
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
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,
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. However what is its greatest strength, its popularity, is also its downfall. Because it’s so damned
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 It’s like people think “Oh yeah, that guy. I’ll unsubscribe if he’s just going to keep putting content up! Grrrrrr!” Oh well, they’re welcome to re-subscribe any time, feel free!
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)! So, the below video is where we left off… As for WoW, well Warlords has certainly been a mixed bag so far. An excellent levelling experience, followed by some of the dullest and most boring end-game I’ve ever seen. I’ve played through 4 expansions now, and tbh WoD’s level 100