10 years down the road

So, Legion is the very first expansion in my life that I did not buy on it’s release day.

This feels kind of weird (obviously) as 10 years is a long time – in fact, this is the longest commitment of my life at this point… yes, this can be kind of depressing if you look at it this way :D

I might give Legion a shot later on, as a few of my co-workers are playing and they say it’s quite a decent expansion (despite the heavy timesinks and grinds included). Nevertheless, I feel that I’m done for good this time.

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Partly I have decided this when I was goofing around with my hunter in the pre-exp patch. I already got used to my favourite class getting dumbed down by each new expansion, removing action bars one by one as skills and macros went obsolete by the years, but this time, it was something different. Continue reading

Back in the game…

Sadly enough, both ways. Nevermind though, I have plenty off stuff ahead of me!

With the start of the info dump on WoD, I finally gathered my will to gear up and start ganking, and getting back to the usual drill in WoW. If I’ll have the energy left I’ll write a longer post about the mechanic changes of WoD and what I think about them. Until then, visual proof!

Incompetent gamers and their hate against devs

Oh man do I fear the consequences of this post – it is like poking a beehive with a stick. Nevertheless,  I’m still going to write this because I have to get this great load off my mind. As most of you might know, I am working for NeocoreGames since last May as community manager, video editor, and as a game tester. As I always do, I try to do my best at this job, similar to what I did during my WoW career ;) . So far I put several hundred hours into our latest game, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, not only because it is a great game to play with, but also to be able to answer all questions of the community.

And now there is this guy. He is quite infamous of his Youtube channel (MPC4Utube), where he posts videos about “bad” games. In reality, he shows his own lack of knowledge about games in these videos, generating numerous video replies ridiculing this fact:

He is also well known for his abusive behaviour on forums, which caused him to be banned from almost every possible gaming community on the planet. As I am a Steam moderator on Van Helsing’s official page, I can prove this quite easily:

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Needless to say, his username is tx3000 (before he starts returning with different aliases after getting banned). Now the other players whose name I edited out because I do not want to offend them were reported by tx3000 as well. Quite pathetic, isn’t it? Now for the bans (because obviously he’s been banned for this behaviour): he accuses me (who posts under the alias Megapull_Neocore on forums) of banning him when he posts useful information. Here is the ban list of our Steam forum, it is kind of sad and happy at the same time as at least we have only one guy to deal with and the community is very helpful and kind otherwise – kudos to you guys out there for making a great group of gamers (alliteration, yay)!

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Back to Vanilla

During the past few months the need to play WoW was so strong that I have ventured to the Feenix Warsong realm to level a hunter – vanilla style. I have to say that I am impressed with the server, the population and the stability is great and almost everything works the way it used to be back then.

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Yeah, that’s me. I have completed the Hunter epic quest recently, and I did it all by myself after I put my frustration aside. It was actually harder to do than it was on retail because on the server, all mobs have a 50 yard reset leash which means you can’t kite stuff indefinitely. Imagine killing the Winterspring demon without kiting… yeah, I did just that! I kited that bastard around two trees and if the routing was 100% perfect, I could pull it off so after an hour of trying, I finally managed to kill him. The Burning Steppes dude was a pain in the ass as well, because you have to melee him, and it takes a lot of time to kill him but if you make one mistake, you are dead. I specced into Scatter Shot though, so I had room for one mess-up, which helped a lot:

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Of course, PvE was not everything that I did, oh no. I have some other characters on this realm, a full D2 rogue with AQ daggers, and my resto druid, Maedwe in Feralheart gear. With the rogue, it is obvious that I am in Silithus/EPL/STV and I am pwning it up 0-24 ;) I wrecked a full T2 Thunderfury-wielding Warrior, and I had several awesome kill streaks in good ol’ Silithus as well, not to mention sabotaging ally raids :)

But is this enough? I miss retail – because that’s where you can play with your friends in a truly awesome way. We’ll see what the future brings.

Stream done!

So, the first stream was done last week succesfully, with only one minor mishap which was my mic screwing things up at the start. However, after we tackled that problem, it went on fine. This was still a “beta version” stream though as we only had one webcam to work with and the stream was not announced via social media.

You can find last week’s stream here (I’m the guy closer to the camera):

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Another thing to mention is that I’m working hard on a video for Van Helsing. I’m actually stressed about it a little, but I came up with some ideas recently and I will do my best to compose an awesome clip. Hopefully it will impress the others, too :) I have already made a video but honestly, it was pretty bad. If i give it a second thought, the idea was OK but the rest was not, so tomorrow it’s my chance to fix that.

On the happier side, my earphones went crap last week. How is that happy? Well, I bought Razer Hammerhead earphones to cheer myself up a little, and they are quite badass. The bass is heavy and the tones are crisp and clear. +1 for Razer!

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Announcement :P

Hello everyone,

I have reached 100K views on my youtube channel recently, and parallel to this, I have got an opportunity to continue working for Neocore Games as a game tester, and I’ll also have to make videos and reviews for them hopefully. Without further ado, here is my announement about this:

So this means that I’ll have some great stuff to work on, and I can resurrect this blog hopefully from its ashes.

On the sidenote, I made another video today, because I got in a nostalgic mood towards WoW… I have never been closer to the dangerzone (e.g. subscribing again) than today. Don’t forget, the last time I was online was in last October :P So anyhow, here is me getting Thunderfury with my rogue, and killing a poor mage in the process. I always admired those who could get this awesome weapon back in vanilla, as it could literally took years. Well, getting the damn bindings took a year to me as well (you can read about how I got it with my hunter here and here), so it is still hard to get it :p