Archive for October, 2012


October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

3rd exam down. Also: Busy!

On top of the Halloween special Egg/Essence system, extra loot drops! Excuse me I have to go grind hats.

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October 30, 2012 Leave a comment

A whole weeeeeeek. Also, 2/4 exams done!

Played some XCOM today. Named my squad after people I know so I can blame them for doing silly things like missing and not being in Overwatch. Germany is panicking, but they can buck up.

6.76c sneaks it’s way to the official DotA2 client. Will have to see how the Stampede changes affects Centaur, but the other skills are unaffected so I’m not even bothered by the nerf.

Nothing much to say actually, got another exam tomorrow and then I will spend less time studying and more time doing interesting things to write about.

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October 29, 2012 Leave a comment

One exam done. I think my nails are shorter.

Anywho, it hasn’t been long since Centaur arrived but rebalancing has already begun with 6.76c!

* Stampede cooldown increased from 65 to 120/90/60
* Stampede duration rescaled from 3/4/5 to 3.75
* Stampede damage slightly reworked from 100/150/200 + 2x str to 0 + 1/2/3x str (no base damage)
* Stampede mancost increased from 50 to 80
* Stampede AoE reduced from 120 to 105
* Drow’s base armor decreased by 2
* Marksmanship focus AoE increased from 375 to 400
* Last Word manacost from 100 to 115
* Living Armor cooldown and duration decreased from from 20 to 15
* Living Armor manacost decreased 30/35/40/45 to 25

Important thing to note is that Centaur is not being added to Captain’s Mode, so basically being kept out of the pro competition games until his mere presence doesn’t swing the game heavily in either team’s favour.

Saw the Iron Man 3 trailer yesterday. Seems cool. No idea what’s going on but Twitter tells me The Mandarin is the villain and he’s Iron Man’s nemesis or something so it should be good right? I mean, The Dark Knight had the Joker in it and it was amazing.

Finally got some of the 00 movie units in SD Gundam Overworld, and am sharply reminded that this is a sequel to a Wii port with the same engine when the GN missile spam makes my PSP lag. Too many particle effects!

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October 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Some Golden Keys for Borderlands 2 were handed out this weekend, so I spent mine.

For the love of.. why do half my keys open useless grenades?

6 keys – 1 E-Tech Shotgun which is meh but at least Fire damage, 3 chests containing mostly mod-less grenades and the last two had pistols.

(“Hey wait a minute!” you cried out as you saw all the downward red arrows on my equipped grenade, to which I say my equipped grenade is Homing Sticky Slag Transfusion and will only be replaced by a more effective version of the same mods.)

So, knowing my luck couldn’t get any worse, I spent 5 million on the slots.

Running two machines at once for twice the loss.

Probably not going to play this game for a while now.


October 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Centaur Warrunner came out yesterday.

So new.

This was captured about 11am. Hopefully the win rate will settle down after a week.

That is the highest Win Rate of played heroes and highest number of matches played from this site that tracks that sort of thing. Sitting back from a statistics point of view, any game where he is picked gives his team a  2/3 chance of winning. In actuality that’s not true, it’s more that people have gone in to play with a combo in mind, but not a counter, so whoever picks the Centaur gets the planning advantage.

I got to play with Centaur for a bit – still as fun as his old version but now with team-face-smashing ability. The buffed Drow Ranger is also good too, despite having all the same problems as before.

Now for Magic cards stuff – Wizards of the Coast defeat the Community team in this year’s Community Cup. Aww. Still no Toolbox for Android. Double Aww.

Finished Horizon S2 last night. No idea what happened but the music was lively and people may have been having magic battles so I’m OK with this. But there is still way too much talking in a battle of spellcasters and fighting and not getting hit.

Why does this scene make the whole show worth it?


October 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Polygon came out yesterday, and by came out I mean they finished rebranding and relaunching and moving to their own domain with a new name.

Seriously though? That front page is horrible. When I open the website I can see four whole headlines before I have to touch my mouse. Four. Just wow. For fun I tried opening the page on my Android and it’s even worse – the page doesn’t fit and it’s cut part of the left hand side off. It is not a welcoming sight (site. Ha!).

Polygon would like to thank The Academy and all these random other people for helping them become yet another gaming magazine on the internet. No thanks. Half of it reads like what they have is groundbreaking. You have a specific forum for Mass Effect 3? So does Reddit. Pretty sure Reddit gets more views.

I looked at the review section. I didn’t read the reviews when the scores are already all over the place. If this is a world where Minecraft gets a 7 and ME3/Diablo 3 gets a 10, I don’t really want to join. For your information, I would rate Minecraft around 9 and ME3/D3 about 8-9 if you consider a 5 to be a totally average and playable game and not an 8/80 is average Metacritic’ rating. What AAA game doesn’t get more than 80 on Metacritic that isn’t just straight up universally loathed? Borderlands 2 is good but that totally only deserves a 7/10, maybe 7.5. I’ve gone off topic POINT IS that I don’t give any credit to Polygon’s ratings yet.

I’m probably being more negative about it than they deserve, but it’s just another review/news site to clog my social medias with links and plugs I didn’t need. Seriously do not need another news site to deliver the same piece of news from the same single source.

On an aside note, Orcon is moving their NZ call centre to the Philippines  So when my internet cuts out I can call the Philippines to- no wait still can’t because it’s an internet phone. And they update their WEBSITE about outages. Guys, and I’m talking to all internet providers here, when your internet goes down how about paying for a little scrolling bar at the bottom of the TV to tell us? Or maybe a Radio Station could update on outages? That way I could tell if the outage is at my end or someone drove a car into a lamppost or if your end is mucked up.

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October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

So to start things off, this is very nice and I very much can’t wait for tomorrow. Was hoping for more than one hero, but seeing as it’s the one I’ve been waiting for and I can’t really see myself playing Medusa or Slark, three cheers all around for Valve.

Some drama on Twitter about Drama this morning which reminded me of when I used to take Drama in college. Had a good year 11 with my class, ended on a high note with a good grade nobody expected (I was one of only 3 people to get an E for the final internal assessment), but didn’t take it any further. There were like at least 8 divas in the class who wanted to be the star of whatever and have everyone else support them, and also because I think all the males basically dropped it as well (except one guy who clearly wanted to be the only guy in a class full of girls. He swapped classes pretty early into year 12 XD)

They should have really called it Theatre Studies or something else.

Up to date on the Sword Art Online anime again. Jeez. In the first game he has all the knowledge of a Beta Tester and quickly out-levels to become stronger than everyone. In game two, he has all his skills ported over because no one can be bothered playing from a beginners perspective it seems. Show is still about an overpowered main character who white knights all the ladies. I watched Kaze no Stigma a long time ago. I still watch Gundam. SAO is just… boring. I’m told the light novels are better but the anime is killing any interest I have in picking them up.


October 24, 2012 Leave a comment


So anyway, DotA changelog 6.76 came out a few days ago, followed by this discussion this morning about it. Also, this post is going to be about DotA2 if your eyes needed averting. Read more…

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October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

I have a blog which I occasionally forget that I have. Since I’m supposed to be studying and not distracting myself with something new I’m posting here and totally not distracting myself. Totally.

The goal is to post daily. Lets see how bad I can make it.

So today I want to talk about… Armageddon Expo that happened this past Labour Weekend. It was a thing. I bought all 50 episodes of Zeta Gundam and now I am poor(er). Read more…

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