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Server Crashes

Friday, January 24th, 2014

In exciting website news, the server that this little blog lives on crashed a horrible death of massive server collapse. Thankfully, my host service (Dreamhost), was on the job and managed to somehow save all my data and get the site back up and running.

For a second there I pondered having to start afresh, but as you can see, no need for hysterics, everything is restored. Well technically I do have backups of a sort, nothing easy like one click install, but worst case I could rebuild a bunch, it would just take forever.

Turned out be quite well timed for me as I was down with the flu for the past week, which meant lots and lots of sleeping and very little of anything else. Oh, there was also some Animal Crossing, ok lots of Animal Crossing. ;)

Feeling much better today, finally after seven days. The site was fixed just in time.



Fantasy Football Update

Saturday, October 26th, 2013
My week 8 team. Note all the people on Bye. I dont forsee a win this week either. /sigh

My week 8 team. Note all the people on Bye. I dont forsee a win this week either. /sigh

No news in the case of Fantasy Football is not good news. The past five weeks have resulted in two wins and three losses, leaving my score mid season at 3 wins and 4 losses. My team is currently in 10th place (out of 12 /sob).

So not looking good. Part of the issue was that I stuck with Colin Kaepernick longer then I should have due to his amazing opening game. He has not been scoring anywhere near as high since that first game. I finally switched to Philip Rivers three weeks ago, who isn’t amazing, but at least he isn’t getting negative points.

My other weak point was my kicker. I didn’t even know kickers could get negative points. Well they can and he did and thus got traded. HA!

But probably my teams current biggest weakness is a serious lack of Wide Receivers who score decent points. This of course is not helped by Reggie Wayne messing up his knee last weekend and taking himself out for the rest of the season. He was my highest earning WR. Really how could he do this too me?!!?!? (I kid, I kid. I hope he recovers well. Knee injuries suck.)

Anyway my Fantasy Football season has been quite dissapointing. Ah well. I still have Animal Crossing New Leaf, they love me there. =P

The Week I Chose Poorly…

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

fantasy football yahoo week 2 results loss image - token female gamer girl gamer woman gamer geek gamer nerd i love gamingWeek two of Fantasy Football did not work out well for me. I might have started out strong, but my hand picked team of spandex wearing dudes did not perform as expected in week 2, especially a certain QB. ~cough~Kaepernick~cough~

Though I should probably take the blame for my abysmal loss in week 2 (yeah right, nothing in sports is ever the fan’s fault), I’m going to go ahead and blame the Seahawk’s Defense. Next time you play the 49rs, please don’t be so darn effective. =P

But Quarter Back wasn’t my only poor choice, every single Wide Receiver was a bad choice. Thankfully I swapped out my TE (as per suggestion) and he totally kicked ass, as did my Defensive player, Aldon Smith. Then again, he was almost the only good thing about the 49rs vs. Seahawks game anyway. <3 Aldon Smith!!

Now to find better WR for week 3. ~sigh~

Game Changers

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Getting back in the habit of writing is proving more difficult then anticipated. Six years of good habit, ruined by a few months of reckless abandonment. All my writing aspirations extinguished on the great bonfire of failure. Behold the end of my writing career. Oh World, how you have failed me!!!

At least my sense of the dramatic hasn’t left me. =D

Beyond the death of my writing skillz, my summer vacation created massive upheaval in my gaming habits. At one point I even thought I would take a break from gaming. ~gasp~ The horror!! Thankfully I came to my senses and after a short hiatus decided I simply needed a new gaming direction.

Finally canceling my World of Warcraft accounts is by far the biggest change. You heard me, as of August 2013 my WoW accounts are officially in the ‘not paying for it anymore’ category. After eight solid years of subscribing, it was time to part ways.

The husband had quit just a few months ago, and though I hung on to raid and collect pets, not playing with him certainly helped turn my burn out into permanence. Besides, I don’t miss it, just miss the people. =/

Puzzles and Dragons became my second victim on the chopping block. Considering that it is a free to play IOS game, it takes up waaaay to much time, energy, and money to play. Thus bye bye PnD. I really dont miss you at all.

Its amazing how much more time I have, just by cutting out those two games. Not that I am doing anything very productive. Animal Crossing New Leaf came out after all.

Saddest Game Scene goes to Puzzle and Dragons

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A little while ago I finished the 30 Days of Video games, twice. Despite needing 60 different topics to write about, I threw out quite a few of the original list’s topics, including “Saddest Game Scene”. Frankly I thought it was a silly topic, mostly because I couldn’t come up with one single example. Well none that didn’t make me want to snort derisively anyway.

But Puzzle and Dragons changed all that. Puzzle and Dragons has officially become my choice for this tragic topic. Behold:

Only one egg can drop in each wave, so that king dragon there isn't going to drop for me.

Only one egg can drop in each wave, so that king dragon there isn’t going to drop for me.

What makes this even more tragic is that is happens ALL THE TIME!

Oh and I just found this lovely image of a Super Metal Dragon not dropping for me. This ones a keeper for sure.

Happens on Super Kings also.

Happens on Super Kings also.

Makes me cry every time.  QQ


Not Aprils Fools, really?

Friday, April 5th, 2013

April Fools Day online is great, because I get to observe without having to participate. Plus most of the online jokes tend to be funny and avoid being cruel. It also means that around mid march I start becoming suspicious of all news announcements that seems even a little strange.

Of course when April Fools Day does roll around and all the jokes are revealed, they inevitably only show up on the actual day and mysteriously vanish the next. I know this, yet still harbor a little bit of doubt, or maybe hope, each year.

Here are my top four “Let this be an April Fools joke” pieces of gaming news.

SimCity is most unplayable single player game of all time.

LucasArts gets Disneyed, I mean shut down.

Blizzard announces a card game….to play online. An online card game. Like Magic the gathering. Online. Still waiting for them to say this is a joke.

My World of Warcraft Warlock’s dps. Its a joke, sadly not relegated to April Fools Day only. Not news so much as QQ. >_<

As for ‘real’ April Fools, youTube was the clear 2013 winner. Best contest ever!

Any news items you think should have been an April Fools Joke or at least sounded like one?

Borderlands 2 Review (Xbox 360)

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

When I find myself desperate for excuses to do anything but write a review, it’s usually because the subject matter ended up being rather disappointing. Borderlands 2 sadly falls into this category, as I have been struggling for weeks to come up with something praise worthy to write.

But I can’t let that stop me anymore, productivity must continue!! (Never give up, never surrender!!) With my house clean, laundry finished, caffeine and snacks at the ready, I am all out of excuses; its time to sit down and get this review done. Wait, what am I writing about again? Oh right Borderlands 2…hmm is that a spot over there that I missed dusting? Clearly my bout of Borderlands 2 induced ADD is persistent.

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For the record, I do enjoy raiding

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

It’s been pointed that I may have been a little overzealous in denigrating my current World of Pandacraft raiding experience. Thus I would like to clarify that I do quite enjoy raiding, really.

What I am struggling with the most, is that my character feels particularly ineffective right now and that my ability to change this is being hampered mainly by my unwillingness to run 400 daily quests a day. (Many gear upgrades no longer come from the actual raids, but are instead purchasable via valor and require faction.)

The recent 5.2 patch also managed to nerf Warlocks into the bottom ranks of dps. Though the change was to bring the very top tier of Warlocks more inline with other classes, the middling and lower level Warlocks (like me) end up bearing the brunt of the changes.

This also means that I have to go back to the drawing board and figure out a new talent and glyph spec. Mostly I rely on the internetz for this tedious task, but currently no one seems to agree on what is the best Warlock Affliction build.

I also get to dump mastery as a stat, which I have been gearing for, and am supposed to instead aim for haste. Knowing me and how slow I am to accumulate new gear, I might just be able to hit the haste cap in time for the next big Warlock nerf.

Maybe I should just level a monk. Viva la Raid!

Diablo 3 Review

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This must have been an incredibly difficult game to make. What a challenge to create a sequel to Diablo and Diablo 2, two of the most influential Action RPGs of our time. I do not envy them this task; especially considering the original development team was let go. It seems a rather unfair burden to place on an entirely new team.

No wonder the game was so long in development. Between the team changes and the restarts this caused, they probably could have released three games. But then this is Blizzard, which is notoriously slow; two is probably a better estimate. All things considered, I think the team did an incredible job. They released a fairly polished product after all; I just don’t think they made a Diablo Game.

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New {Years} Computer

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

New Years Eve at our house has evolved into an almost forgotten holiday and thus tends to be a quite affair. Having done the whole crazy, drunk, excessive, crowded party plenty of times, I find myself quite happy to leave it all behind for some snuggling and champagne. (Really! The idea of being sandwiched in amongst thousands of drunk, sweaty bodies is singularly unappealing.)

This year I took advantage of the guaranteed quiet evening at home and built myself a new computer.

For anyone who hasn’t kept up with my sporadic posting, my husband built himself a new computer as an anniversary present. And though I claimed that I would wait for a new computer until our next anniversary (I tried to wait, I really did!), I only made it as far as the New Year.