Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Old Beta..

A long time ago in a galaxy far away...... There was lag and more lag and more lag. Yet, this did not keep me from playing for hours over the weekend. I started four toons, got a Trooper up to 12 with a companion and started some crew skills. My other three are between 4-8 because they didn't feel as bad-ass to me. The trooper is almost unstoppable, even with wonky targeting and movement lag so bad I never know which direction I'll be facing. Luckily he is smart enough to shoot behind himself :). Although sadly you get stuck with Jorgen the cat man. He's all bitter about his plight but if you've played a video game, watched an action movie, or read a book with any kind of action plot you can easily figure out why. In fact you already know every story-line ToR has to offer. They didn't try for any originality at all. They picked every standard coming of age, get revenge on your betrayers story-line they could adapt.Yet, I still found it totally fun. The game is so interactive that you just keep going no matter how frustrating it can be. The quests feel like real tasks and the choices you have to make, really make all the difference. The only real problem I foresee having is that making alts in that game is going to be brutal. The starting zone is cut off and you basically have to get to level ten to get out of the zone which takes a few hours at least. I am going to have to upgrade my video card before the game starts to really know whether some of the lag was dependent on that or just them not being able to handle the load yet. But overall I had a blast and would recommend it to anyone who likes MMO's or Star Wars. That's my initial reaction. Everybody have fun out there :) K Out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I actually have stuff to talk about!

First my big news. I am buying my own place, put an offer down and after a small amount of haggling we came to an accord. :) I have been looking for the last six months so it seems like its been forever getting done. As part of our offer to prove we were serious we put down for a 30 day close so now everything is super rush with inspections appraisals, approvals and so on. This being over the holiday season doesn't help matters and as my closing date is Dec 14 I will be moving at the worst time of year in the winter time. :( I am starting to burn out on all of this but will be extremely happy when it is all done. The place is awesome, I'll try to remember to put some pics up.
Secondly I got a spot in that beta everybody's talking about but as the download speed here is not the fastest I ma on my second day of downloading the client and will still be downloading while enjoy my turkey dinner tomorrow. I will be most thankful if I am able to get in and play at all/ I would love to just create a bunch of characters to see what I like the best although I feel like Imperial Agent is calling my name. I find this mildly surprising as I couldn't play a rogue in WOW to save my life but the IA just looks like so much fun with the sneakiness and exploding bots.
I also got Fallen Earth updated for the first time in three months and have been playing it a little bit. I love the post apocalyptic world and it is such a cool place and the crafting is still crazy awesome but I get overwhelmed in that game because I want to do so much but my resources seem limited. Its basically the gist of the game but we'll see.
I almost forgot I even logged into WOW on a free account because someone reminded me they redid the Troll starting area. I only did one quest because that's about all that I can handle WOW but it seemed cool. I might log in once and awhile just to reminisce.
Well that's enough for now. If I get any playtime in the beta I'll try to post my thoughts on it.
K Out!

Friday, November 11, 2011

You have been selected to test...

It seems to SWTOR powers that be are getting ready to do some stress testing because a lot of people have been getting the you're in the beta test emails. So much so that their site is down.

SWTOR.com is temporarily unavailable as we are experiencing extremely high traffic. Please check back again soon!

Now if this was the first test they failed, lol. You would think being able to keep your own page up would be one of the first things to do, but they're new. Blizzards page used to crash all the time when they were down while people were checking realm status so nothing to see here please move along.I am kind of getting excited though. I'll have my own spaceship!!

K Out!