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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.


So, I’ve apparently played a lot of WoW over the last 4.5+ years… a screenshot from the Altoholic addon, showing me some combined totals.

Actually, now that I think about it, I could add another 40 levels or so to that. I have a couple of other characters that I haven’t logged in with lately, since wiping the stored info for that addon after an upgrade.

Iron Maiden in Rock Band!

Oooh, I randomly came across a page telling me that there will be some Iron Maiden MASTER tracks in Rock Band pretty soon! That’s awesome, I’ll have to hook up my 360 to my router just to download those :) (I haven’t had it online since building my newest computer, I ran out of ports on my router).

From ironmaiden.com

  • Aces High (live) – Flight 666 (2009)
  • 2 Minutes to Midnight – Powerslave (1984)
  • The Trooper – Piece of Mind (1983)
  • Wasted Years – Somewhere in Time (1986)
  • The Number of the Beast – The Number of the Beast (1982)
  • Run to the Hills – The Number of the Beast (1982)
  • Can I Play With Madness – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
  • The Clairvoyant – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
  • Powerslave – Powerslave (1984)
  • Fear of the Dark (live) – Flight 666 (2009)
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name (live) – Flight 666 (2009)
  • Iron Maiden (live) – Flight 666 (2009)

Will be available Tuesday, June 9th.

EQ2 again… eventually

For some reason this morning I decided to renew my EverQuest II account and check out how things have changed. I’ve done that a few times since I quit playing it a few years ago, but never stayed past that one month at a time. I did play the game for the first 9 months or so, starting on release day. I levelled a Wizard up to 45 (Provisioner level 50 – max level was 50 at the time), and switched to World of Warcraft mostly because of video card issues at the time, and my backup card just couldn’t handle EQ2.

I was hoping to log in after downloading/patching the game this afternoon, but for some reason the download just stopped part way through just after I went to bed. Oh well, maybe it’ll be done by the time I get home from work in the morning.

The game does seem to be much more solo-friendly than it was at release – that’s partly why I stopped playing. I wasn’t much into grouping back then, so it was hard to actually level after a certain point. Apparently it’s much easier now. And this feature from the newest expansion is sure to help future alts: “All of your characters will now receive a 10% experience bonus for each character at the maximum level. (Up to 50% max)”. WoW should have that… well, at least if it wasn’t so boring, I’d care.

Mostly gaming randomness

Ah, WoWInsider wasn’t lying to me after all – my client is finally downloading the 3.0.8 patch. It’s about damn time. It’s another “extended” maintenance day – which we’ve had pretty much every week except for one since November sometime. It’s becoming pretty normal. I’ve been looking forward to this one – my Death Knight will be able to tank better with all the changes, and some crafting changes will be nice. Won’t be long before I have a level 80 healer and level 80 tank!

I recently bought an EDGE card for my Nintendo DS and a 2 GB microSD card, that thing is awesome. I can have a bunch of games on there, plus homebrew apps/games, and it works great. Already my sister has found it useful – there was a game she was considering buying, but after checking it out she definitely doesn’t want to get it. Saved some cash right there. I’ll probably check out some more games I’ve been interested in once I finally finish playing through Final Fantasy IV. I pretty much only play it during lunch (sometimes, not always) at work so it’s slow going. I don’t want to start playing it on my EDGE card, since I’m about six hours into the game already. Definitely don’t want to start over at that point.

Not much else new on the gaming front… I picked up Guitar Hero: World Tour. Some things I like, some things I don’t. Too much duplication of songs with Rock Band, though. Some play quite differently in each game, too. It’s interesting.

It’s a pretty good month for television, too. 24 Finally started up again, Battlestar Galactica is back, Lost is starting this week, and Hell’s Kitchen starts a new season as well I think. There’s some interesting looking new show too, Lie To Me I think it’s called? I’ll check it out.

I’m thinking about ordering a new hard drive for my laptop this week, too. Right now I have whatever stock 120gb drive that Dell offered when I got it (just over a year ago), but I want to get a fast 320gb drive for it :) And I’ll probably devote most/all of the drive to Ubuntu again. I miss it. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get Quicken working properly there, but I can still use that on my desktop at least. Maybe I’ll stick that 120gb drive in my Playstation 3 then – not that I really need the space tehre. I don’t use it for much other than a Blu-Ray player. My Xbox 360 and computer are for gaming ;)

I also added a Flickr plugin to my WordPress installation, but it needs tweaking for my template. I decided to look for something like that after my old Gallery installation had massive amounts of spam being posted as comments – Captcha wasn’t working, and I couldn’t even find a way to disable comments completely. Oh well, I never liked that software that much anyway. Flickr is nice though, and doesn’t cost very much a year for a Pro account. Once I get that working better I should start taking and uploading more pictures again.

From out of nowhere…

So, I’m still alive. I’ve just been spending less time on LJ and IRC – focusing on WoW and chatting with my guild/friends in the game. And having fun with it in general, of course!

I updated my WordPress install on my own server today, along with installing the Live+Press plugin, so I can crosspost things to LJ. It’s not like I post to either site very often these days, so I might as well do both at once :)

Starting my Christmas work rush now, too. I didn’t take my days off last week, and I aim to not take any days off until Christmas. That’s only a month more, nothing serious. The last few months have actually been pretty good at work, having a different job code and things to do now. I think the actual job name is Instock Associate, 3rd Shift. Or something like that. Essentially, I work out back in the warehouse doing different things and that’s pretty much it. Much much better than stocking shelves. Mostly, I decide what I do in the run of a night, unless there are specific things to be done.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with the recent WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. Slowly questing my way to level 80 on my priest (almost level 74 right now), enjoying the scenery and lore along the way. My other chars coming up behind will likely use some addons to help speed the process, once I see it for the first time. And after playing the new class (Death Knight) a little bit – I’m having a lot of fun. My end goal is to have it be my tanking character, but it’s just a blast to have so much dps and survivability. I think this is going to be my second level 80 (currently 61) instead of my hunter (currently 71).

No promises on future updates, but I’ll try to post a little more often.