No thought going into this post, other than QQ.
I hope everybody who asked for custom PvP teams is happy, because I lost the ability to be on random teams every time and have close games every match. That’s gone now. Now it’s brutal defeat or yawning wins on every random server I try. Well, it was nice enjoying PvP for a while.
Kotaku’s been doing a little Mass Effect tribute this week.
I’ve never lost a Shepard. Unless you count the one on the XBox. And I have four, three of whom will never die. Here’s my little contribution to this tribute.
Not a flattering image, but he’s not a flattering person.
Name: Callum Shepard
Backstory: Ruthless Earthborn
Favourite Memory: The first thing that comes to mind is the interrupt in the Assassin quest. “I’ve got nothing to say to you. If you shoot me–”, says the Eclipse mook before being unceremoniously shoved through a plate glass window. “How about ‘goodbye’?” I got this warm fuzzy feeling all over after that, well, after I finished laughing. Continue reading
I’m a far cry from reddit, but the above image is relevant to my interests.
So the past little while I’ve been indulging in Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer and having a fabulous time. It’s been wonderful to come back and see all the new content added since the last time I played.
And then, a few days into my blissful rediscovery, this is posted:
Nice to see you again. We’ve been doing awesome lately, so we’re shutting down. Sucks to be you!
Mother—(assorted cursing here.) Damn it! I just got back! I was even promoting all my guys because I’d read that the next weekend operation would be promotion based. Why do you do this to me, BioWare? Do you think it’s fun? This isn’t teasing! It’s agony. Please stop. Please.
You heard me.
This guy would rather hire a World of Warcraft raider than a Harvard MBA.
Stopping to consider the experiences I had in World of Warcraft, a lot of them would be transferable to the business world.
Obviously, as a raid leader there were leadership tasks, scheduling, conflict settlement, hiring and firing, strategic decisions, stepping in, backup planning, preparation, and performance evaluation. I’ve done all those things. Admittedly, not all of them are easy, but compared to someone fresh out of Harvard? Continue reading
Night at night.
I fell in love with Tyria, especially the plant-based elf replacement, the Sylvari. They’re so magical and alien. They don’t even know who they are, let alone who everyone else is, or what the world is that they’ve suddenly sprouted into.
It is quite simply a beautiful place. The official artwork in and out of game is based on rough strokes of paint that tells stories in smudges. As you explore, the smudges give way to details.
And Tyria fixes a slew of problems that have always grated on my nerves in MMOs. Continue reading