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Bacon! No wait, games!

Well, bacon is awesome of course, but that’s not really the point here. Just ordered a few more games. I was planning on getting an expansion or two for Dominion (Intrigue and Prosperity) and/or something else but Starlit Citadel was out of stock on the card sleeves I use, so I’ll wait on that. I wanted to get the Pandemic expansion, but it’s apparently out of print at the moment. Likely to be reprinted, hopefully at least.

So here’s what I ended up buying:

Dust I had planned on getting anyway, but the others are all more recent discoveries. Since the majority of my board game time is just two players, I was really focused on finding games that play well with two. Ascension is another deck-building card game, though with different sorts of mechanics than Dominion, and much easier setup/teardown from what I can tell. Red November sounds like a fun and quick co-op game. And Neuroshima Hex is sort of a tile laying wargame that seems to have fairly basic rules but lots of potential for strategy.

On the digital side of things, I’ve decided to stop playing MMOs altogether. Rift is pretty awesome, but I just don’t have the motivation to play anything in that genre anymore. A little burned out on it, I suppose. And wanting better content. EVE Online is another one I enjoyed playing from time to time, but also got bored often with it. There are plenty of other fun games I have for PC/Xbox360/PS3 to play. I am looking forward to Diablo 3 whenever it comes out, of course.

I’m not sure how, but my site had been infected with something for a little while (thanks Gavin). As far as I can tell, it’s cleaned up now. Let me know if something weird happens or breaks.

Goodbye to my first Raven :(

Well, I managed to lose my first Raven. At the end of a 10 part storyline mission I was up against four other battleships, plus various cruisers and frigates. By the time I decided to warp out, my cap was too low and I basically couldn’t go anywhere at all, as hard as it tried. Much swearing was happening as I watched my shields go down, then my armor, and then structure :( Oh well, it’s a learning experience at least!

2010.05.12 10:30:00

  • Victim: Valintyne
  • Corp: Epic Fail Inc
  • Alliance: NONE
  • Faction: NONE
  • Destroyed: Raven
  • System: Torrinos
  • Security: 0.5
  • Damage Taken: 86550

Involved parties:

  • Name: Juggernaut Torpedo / Guristas Pirates (laid the final blow)
  • Damage Done: 86550

Destroyed items:

  • Ballistic Deflection Field II
  • Invulnerability Field II
  • ‘Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Qty: 4
  • Power Diagnostic System II, Qty: 2
  • Cataclysm Cruise Missile, Qty: 40
  • X-Large C5-L Emergency Shield Overload I
  • Shield Boost Amplifier I
  • Hammerhead II (Drone Bay)
  • Hobgoblin II, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
  • Heavy Nosferatu I
  • Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
  • Ballistic Control System II, Qty: 3
  • Heat Dissipation Field II
  • Large Warhead Rigor Catalyst I, Qty: 2

Dropped items:

  • ‘Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Qty: 2
  • Cataclysm Cruise Missile, Qty: 20
  • Shield Boost Amplifier I
  • Hammerhead II, Qty: 4 (Drone Bay)
  • Cataclysm Cruise Missile, Qty: 88 (Cargo)
  • Hobgoblin II, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)

Most of my useful mods were destroyed, only the two launchers that dropped were of any value. Well, besides the T2 drones. Maybe my Drake might fare better, though probably not. Just don’t have as much DPS there, even though the tank is great. Plus it’s 13 jumps away from where I am at the moment. sigh

Muhahah I tricked you all with a non-WoW post… with an EVE Online post. Heheh.

Also, I just dropped back to using Live+Press 2.1.11 and things are working fine again. The 2.2 update seems to have broken something.

Gaming geek

Just sitting around before work, playing EVE Online with both accounts on both of my computers semi-AFK mining, while reading info on the Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft… yeah.

I can’t wait for this WoW expansion. Among other things, shorter raids! I’m sick of 11-12 bosses, due to my work schedule it’s really difficult for me to be able to attend a full raid split over two nights. If I bother with my current guild (I’ve mostly stopped raiding for the last couple of months) I’m able to do the first half which is fairly easy for us at this point. And then not be able to work on progression through the last half :( At least I was able to get The Plagueworks (10 player) on my druid Dardia this weekend. Guild first for downing Putricide (well, with two pugs).

When I do bother to login to WoW (not often lately), I’m just killing time doing some PvP or leveling an alt. The usual pre-expansion boredom for me. My hunter (Dardremar) is nicely geared for it again at least, like he was at the end of vanilla and BC :) Well, except for one trinket still. I need to get more WG marks so I can get Titan-Forged Rune of Determination. Maybe I should see about getting into ICC on him to see about getting a better ranged weapon (and maybe regular weapon). Assuming heals are covered, of course.

I still don’t know what character I’m going to get to 85 first. At this point, I’m thinking it might be either my druid (essentially sharing Main status at the moment with my priest) or maybe my hunter. I’ll probably end up deciding once the pre-expansion class/talent changes are live. For now, I’m having more fun playing EVE :)

Apparently my LJ crossposting plugin added in some extra BR tags in between paragraphs… weird. Didn’t do that before, but I think I may have updated it since my last post.