Have I gone insane? Maybe.
If you're wondering why I haven't been doing much here it's simply because of DOTA 2. Once you start playing that game, there's no going back, you have to keep playing, YOU HAVE TO.
Is this Valve's next evil mastermind plan to take over the industry? Perhaps, but we already knew that that was inevitable anyways, right guys?
help me I've been brainwashed
EVERYTHING'S FINE. OVER AND OUT.
I now have a 2:1 L/W ratio in DOTA 2... yeah.
I had a 3:1 ratio in my first 20 hours, but then something happened. SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL, SURELY.
I GOT CURSED!!!
Now, it takes me a lot of effort to win! So I've been losing the majority of my latest matches. Though now it's been getting better.
I'm not kidding though. And I don't consider it to be my fualt, because I'm rarely the worst player in my team, it's like I always get 1 or 2 BR or maybe a feeder etc. etc. While trying really hard to counter the op characters.
Anyways, doesn't stop it from being fun though!
EDIT: won 4 matches today, nvm
I did these forwiimotefan, he's in a mod developement class and asked me for some concept art, The first one is an island (the mod takes place on an island) and the second one is a close up of the ruins near the top of the island's mountain.
It's basically some sort of generic fantasy rpg, called Dragon Warrior... LOL
He said it himself, it will probably be crap.
But let's not forget
this is concept art
I made concept art! :p
As for the gaming side of things, well I've been playing some torchlight 2, stopped playing a bit this week but I'll eventually get back in to it. I'm a level 43 outlander currently in the middle of act 3. I also got invited to DOTA 2 and it is AMAZING, seriously damn good.
And of course, some OTHER paintings (I've been quite active on dA lately):
And I've been listening to A LOT of progressive music this week, some of my favs:
Hope you like all of this stuff ;D
As you can see I have reached level 30! Yayz
I have a new avy/sig but the sig is currently being discussed by mods, it might get approved, might not (due to umm... "skin" ).
Also a few paintings of mine for u guise
For me, this week.
My schedule is... exhausting, to say the least. If this is what Highschool is like... what about university?!
I wake up at 7 am, get here at 7:15-30 pm everyday except wednesdays. ROFL
I have some more footage, but my connection is too slow to upload it all (hell it took me 1 hour to upload a 3 min video at 480p resolution... just imagine HD res lol.
7Sep 12JC2MP wrote:This weekend we're running a beta test of JC2-MP all weekend long! Here's what you need to know:
Start Time: SATURDAY! [6PM AEST] [4AM EDT] [1AM PDT] [10AM CET] [8AM GMT]
Length: 48 hours.
Extended Passenger Sync ( most 4 seat military vehicles now have useable back seats )
Added basic server-side Lua gamemode scripting
Drastically improved weapon accuracy and sync
Adjusted player health bars ( made them smaller / no longer shown when the player is at 100% health )
Fixed crash on exit bug
Many minor bug fixes
Yay! Finally, we might have some improved player sync, now maybe we can kill people with normla guns.
There a few photo studies as well, if you want to see them just visit my gallery...
/shameless self promotion
I'm very proud of the first 2 links because they are starting to resemble concept art a bit more... Thank you Feng Zhu for the inspiration!
Now I know what you're thinking, "it must be pay 2 win!" or "It's free so it must be a bad game!". No. It's none of those.
It's more like; be patient 2 win, and it's quite a nice system. Basically you can rent almost all (but not all, sadly) items that you would normally have to pay for to get permanently. And you do so with in game points called "GP", for example an average TDM match would give you around 150 GP. Renting the gun that I am currently using, "The Burning Sensation", would cost 200 GP to rent it for a day.
So basically, you can rent it forever and ever and ever as long as you have 200 GP.
And I currently have 3000 GP, in my first day.
So, it's an F2P shooter that feels balanced and fair. A shooter that stands out in a saturated market full of military shooters. It's still a generic shooter, but it has a lot of cool features and a nice art style.
How's the gunplay you ask? Not anything special, but satisfying. Sneaking around and/or "camping" is essentially impossible in this game, thank god! Why? Because there's an ability that all players have called "HRV". This ability shows the location of all players, sort of like in the Batman Arkham games. What's the catch? The catch is that you can only use it for about 5 seconds, after that it will run out and you have to wait a few seconds for it to recharge. You are also unable to shoot while in HRV. So it's a very balanced situation, that makes the game a lot more fair than CoD and BF etc. Because you will always have situational awareness, but somewhat vulnerable as well.
Weapon customization is a big aspect, you can build a gun and customize it's parts, from the holster to the magazine, everything. Or you can just buy a prebuilt one. The same applies with equipment and armor, all of it can be fully customized, but are also available as presets (called "Heros") and are not customizable.
Also, unlike a lot of F2P games, it's quite a looker. Complete with DX11 features, awesome lighting effects, and more importantly; God Rays!!!
Anyways I definitely recommend this game if you're bored and broke.
I got Alan Wake + American Nightmare + A few extras 2 days ago when it went on sale (steam) for 9 euros! Pretty good deal.
Don't worry, I won't put any spoilers here.
I just started episode 3 (it's devided in to 6 episodes I believe). Though I won't talk about the story because, quite frankly, it's not anything special, in fact it's pretty "normal". What I will talk about is the gameplay and of course the atmosphere, graphics etc. So basically darkness is your enemy, it consumes locals (at least, that's what I've been led to believe) and makes them attack you. This only happens at night, during the day sections you don't really encounter anything like that unless it's in a dark room of a building or something.
Yes, this game can be slightly scary at times, but I wouldn't really call it horror at all. It definitely reminds me of Resident Evil, the influence is quite clear actually. You have no reticule, aiming is aligned with your flashlight's ray. Oh and did I mention they are consumed by darkness? Yeah, so you have to shine light on them, the amount of light depends on the strength of the enemy, only then can you shoot them. Without the light, the darkness protects them from bullets, and so damaging them is impossible. Which is why, of course, your flashlight battery only lasts a few seconds while shining it on an enemy, although it wil lrecharge eventually it's always wiser to use a battery to speed that up while in a combat situation.
Also the way that the enemies move reminds me of RE, they move pretty slowly, sometimes they will run, like really fast, faster than you. And ammo is limited, so it's definitely like Resident Evil, but probably a bit more tense because of the whole unpredictable nature of the dark forest.
Speaking of the dark forest, the graphics in the pc version are really quite something. I don't know what the original looked like but this version looks astoundingly good in the forest and in some other bits, definitely better than anything even possible on the 360. The particle effects alone would get dat plastic box melting. I think the particle FX lighting is really amazing, particularly when carrying a flare or firing a flare gun, as everything surrounding the flare lightens up with a light red color,casting shadows behind them, all of this and a few flare and lens flare effects. All in all it's a really good looking game, despite not using any dx11 features which would be a perfect fit for a game like this.
It's a really good game, you should check it out, prefereably the PC version of course!
Well... Yesterday my dog ("Corky") died, to be more specific she was put down using a high dosage of anestesia.
Why you ask? Well she had a violent heart attack about 3 or 4 weeks ago and has been getting worse and worse since then, basically her heart was failing and as a result her lungs were being filled with liquid (not sure why). So to limit her suffering, since there were no signs of recovery and she didn't eat at all for 2 weeks, we decided that it was best to put her out of her misery...
Sort of strange how I consider myself a person who lacks emotions, considering I supposedly have a tad of asberger's syndrome, I'm finding it really hard to stay positive.
Of course, after dealing with the "hard" part we had to get rid of the body, I'm not going in to details here because I know you don't want them :/ but she was left in the middle of nature.
And now it's raining, for the first time since April I think, really, really depressing... It's as if a bit of my mind is stuck right where we left her, like I can see her resting there... It's really sad.
Before dealing with all of this stuff, while she was sick and stuff I was actually quite indifferent.. Now I'm sincerely disturbed.
Anyways, not a nice turn of events. :[
It's that time of the year again! when I get really bored and decide to make yet another top 10 list for the hell of it.
So, this time I have a bunch of updates because of my new hobby, PC gaming
And BTW I think most of these images are from german sources because I'm using a German computer right now (and with a connection of about 20 kb/s omg) .
10- The Witcher 2
9- Uncharted 2
8- AC Brotherhood
7- Batman Arkham City
6- Red Dead Redemption
Top 5- This is where the real changes come in
5- STALKER Call of Pripyat
4- Wind Waker
3- Left 4 Dead 2
1- Dark Souls
(you shall always remain here my old friend )
What a flattering image.... eh.
So, I'm now level 28 (again). I'm very close 20 000 forum posts here, I've made 200(and one) blog posts now.
I've reached 10 000 total deviation views, One of my paintings is very close to getting 1000 views.
Seems like I'm pressing the "post blog" button a bit too much
Well I've been here for 3 years and a few months, 200 blogs is actually relatively reasonable. What do I have to say?
Actually, if you want something from this blog, listen to this: