On Legion and Decisions

So, I haven’t played Warcraft in a long time. Not since before Warlords came out and not after my friend/partner in crime passed away. For a long time the only reason I played or even enjoyed the game was because it was something we would do together. Be it her forcing me to pug LFR with her so I could see the content or by us roaming the countryside looking for elite named mobs to work on achievements. But mostly we just ran old content together because we didn’t get to do that when it was new. Since she passed away last summer I have not even considered going back in to the game because it brings up to many memories, and even after a year it still hurts when I think about it. With that said I’ve been seriously considering playing again, but even thinking about it has been … Read more…

On Board Game Night

So, first off I guess technically I failed with the posting every weekday thing for August since I missed two days last week as well as yesterday. But I have an great excuse, was way to busy at work to do any typing of the words that show up on your screen. So, I have mentioned on Twitter that I went out Saturday night for the first time in forever. I’m not the most social person, at least to people I have never met before, so going out to a social thing where I knew absolutely zero people is not something I would normally do. However, I decided to not be a hermit and talked myself in to driving in to town, or well the city since I do in fact live in a town not a van down by the river. The local game store was holding an adults … Read more…

On Games I’m Playing – Sidebar Update

So, today I’m feeling a bit mushy in the brain and didn’t come in with a good topic to discuss. This means that today’s post won’t be close to 2000 words, and will just be a brief synopsis of what I’m currently playing and what I have planned to play. You might also notice that I finally got around to updating my “What I’m Playing” sidebar since it hadn’t been updated in quite awhile. I feel like that is something I really should do a better job of doing since I do somewhat frequently rotate in a new game. For a couple of months I would have said the only game I was playing was Dark Souls 3, up until the point where I got all the trophies and haven’t picked it up since. So the first game you should see over there is No Man’s Sky which was the … Read more…

On No Man’s Sky

Well, the day has come for me to post some thoughts about No Man’s Sky, seemingly a very divisive game based on what other people have been saying. Mostly due to people feeling mislead about the content, or having bad PC experiences. The thing about this game is that for the longest time I wasn’t sure I was going to even buy it. I don’t remember being particularly impressed by the early trailers, but gradually started to look forward to a game that in my eyes was something I could just sit back and relax while playing. I had originally planned to get it for the PS4 when I was first thinking about getting it, but decided to go with the PC version for two reasons. Reason one was I had just bought a new gaming PC and assumed that it would be able to run any current games with … Read more…

On Hearthstone – Karazhan Launch and Prologue

So yesterday saw the release of the next Hearthstone adventure “One Night In Karazhan” which is the next 4 wing single player set of challenges. This will add a total of 45 new cards over the course of the adventure which can be used in online matches or adventures. This release was a bit different then the previous adventures because there was no pre-order period. Instead the purchase option became available only when the adventure came online. Another difference was that they included a free to everyone prologue mission where you play as Medivh with his overpowered mage deck against Prince Malchezaar. Each player starts off with 30 health and a 30 point shield, so essentially 60 health. Once you work through this mission it will unlock the first wing, once purchased. Once you finish the match you get some new cards and probably a prompt to go buy the … Read more…

On No Man’s Sky – Multiplayer Expectations

I’ll be honest, I feel like I had some other topic in mind yesterday but it’s 6:30am and I can’t remember it now. So today I’ll be briefly talking about No Man’s Sky some more, which is funny since I won’t be able to play it until tomorrow. So yesterday I saw a couple videos and an article or two talking about how people were upset that there wasn’t any multiplayer or cooperative gameplay. The thing is that, at least to my understanding, is that the game wasn’t designed that way. If you look at the steam store page you’ll see that it is not listed as multiplayer or co-op but as a single player game. From everything that they’ve said the likelihood of running in to another player should be next to impossible*. I was initially disapointed by this cause I thought it would be fun to cruise around … Read more…

On No Man’s Sky – Pre-PC-Release

So, like many people I pre-ordered No Man’s Sky on PC so I’m having to wait a couple of extra days to play. That may sound like I’m bothered by it, but in reality I’m totally fine with this. The thing is that even if it had come out today on PC I wouldn’t be playing it anyways. Why? Because I work full time and any gaming during the week is already a rare commodity. My days typically start off with me waking up at the crack of dawn taking a shower and then driving 20-30 minutes to work. I then proceed to work from 7/8am – 6pm. Another drive home, usually longer due to evening traffic, which usually puts me at home around 6:45-7pm depending on grabbing dinner. By the time I’ve finished eating it’s usually closer to 8pm, and I watch YouTube videos for most of the evening. … Read more…

On Weekend Gaming

So it’s finally Friday, which means I survived not only the first week of August but that with this post I met my “weekday” post challenge for the first week of Blaugust. So far I’m already finding it hard to come up with subjects every day, though easier on days where at least did some form of gaming the night before. Last night was not one of those night. I wouldn’t say I game as much as I have in the past, even from the same time last year. Most days I’m up by 6am getting ready for work and I get home around 7pm. So by the time I’ve eaten and finished watching YouTube it’s pretty late and I’m to tired to play. This is why I like games I can pick up for a short time and put down and not have to worry about where I was, … Read more…

On Solo Tavern Brawls and Seasonal Overwatch

So to keep today’s post from being super short I’m going to talk about two things. The first of which is that Hearthstone released its first Solo Tavern Brawl. Now Hearthstone is no stranger to single player content as they have the Adventure mode, but this is the first time they’ve had a single player brawl. Normally brawls involve playing with, or against another player similar to standard/wild formats and allow you to complete daily quests for gold. This time however it’s just you and your deck versus the city of Stormwind. The brawl name “Storming Stormwind” has a simple mechanic, hit it as much as you can until you die. The trick is that you can’t lose. The npc “boss” that you’re fighting starts with a couple of things. It starts with 1 hit point, which goes up after every hit (instead of going down) so you can’t actually … Read more…

On Hitman – Sort of a Post Mortem

So, when Hitman was first announced as a somewhat episodic title I was a bit skeptical and wasn’t sure it was a good idea. Since the game has come out I feel like my opinion on this has slightly shifted. That doesn’t mean I’m a fan of episodic content, I just think that in the end that was probably the best choice they could make for this game. The reason I say this is because Hitman, at least the way it is now, can be quickly digested in a single sitting. If you follow the guided routes, what they call opportunities, you are more often then not led straight to the target and how to get rid of them. If not both then one or the other. If that is the only thing you do for each level, then yes you can finish all the current content within a couple … Read more…