On Overwatch

So here’s the thing, I didn’t plan on getting Overwatch. Mainly because I was concerned about the price vs the amount of time I would spend playing it. The base version for PC costs $40 (US) and the Origins edition with all the bonus goodies costs $60 (US). I subscribe to a $1/hour belief that if a game costs me $40 then I should get a minimum of 40 hours out of it. While Overwatch is described more along the lines of cooperative team based shooter, it is still a first person shooter. Those types of games have typically run their course for me within a few hours. Now that isn’t to say that I won’t get bored with Overwatch before I get 60 hours out of it (I did get the Origins edition). I just think that if it is like Hearthstone where you can play it every once … Read more…

On catching up.

So I guess it has been over a month since my last post. Honestly I haven’t really felt all that motivated to write much. Been pretty busy time at work which is usually where I do all the writing. So just to give a few updates I guess. I bought a new computer, and it took almost a month for it to actually come in. I wound up getting an Alienware Area-51 desktop, 4 TB hard drive, 16 GB ram and an NVidea Geforce 970 with 4GB Ram. It’s a beast, and I’ve barely had a chance to use it. Within the first couple of days I started having issues with the network card telling me it was missing registry entries or something. I haven’t had time to really dig in to it, so the only solution I’ve managed to get working at this point is turning the PC off, … Read more…

On Following Your Friends To New Games

So, if anyone noticed I did not write anything yesterday, which kind of breaks my posting every week day goal. In my defense real life crap came up and I just didn’t have the time. One of the responsibilities I have on the project I work on is taking an on call shift once every five weeks. This involves a lot of small things, but mostly making sure things are working. Yesterday we started having issues with one of our servers in what we are now referring to as “Fileocolypse”. So yeah, just didn’t have time to come up with coherent thoughts. Today I passed that on to someone else and it’s not my problem anymore. So for a quick post I though I’d talk a little bit about how we choose games. I think I’ve touched on this before, and hopefully I haven’t already written this post. What got … Read more…

On League Of Legends Beginners Night

Okay, so I’m possibly going to have a shorter post today, and more of a tale of wonder rather than waxing philosophical. Mainly because I’m super busy at work today and don’t have  a whole lot of time to come up with a good topic. Also a slight schedule change, but I am planning to change my publishing schedule from 7 days a week to just weekdays. I tend to feel less inclined to write over the weekend, plus it would be nice to have a couple days to come up with and prepare for multiple days of posting. So, with that said, on to the story. Up until this point I have never played any MOBA period. Quite frankly I had no interest in them since I am not a big fan of PVP or RTS games, because honestly I suck hard at both of those. For a long … Read more…

On Free to Play Games Vs Subscriptions

This topic has come up a few times lately, well, a couple? Enough that I want to write about it, and this is my blog so “I do what I want”. Mainly this topic seems to come up whenever a new MMO comes out that is either Free to Play or has some form of monthly subscription. The latest game to cause this was ArcheAge and the fear that it will be full of jerks. This isn’t to say that every free to play game is full of them, but it feels that way some times. This might be an over abundance of immature players (ie teenagers, or children) that can’t afford to pay monthly fees. I think the concept of Free to Play is fine as long as it is done correctly, and so far at least Trion seems to be the ones that do it best. They have … Read more…

On PVP – Player Choice or Mandatory

PVP is something that I’ve discussed a little bit before when talking about ArcheAge and that games “always on” PVP. After reading another blog by my friend Ashgar where he mentions PVP I thought that I’d go a little bit more in to the subject. It is an established fact that I am not the worlds biggest fan of PVP in games, whether it is option or required. One of the most annoying things that can ever happen to me is being killed by another player, in some cases repeatedly. The first MMO that I ever played that had what I’d consider “always on” PVP was Lineage 2. Leading up to the game I thought it looked amazing, the graphics looked great and I thought I’d have a lot of fun playing it. I don’t remember the specifics of their PVP system, but I know that if you attacked another player you were … Read more…