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Guild Wars 2
  • Ogrebears of Northern Shiverpeaks

Retired Characters
The Old Republic
  • Ogrebear of Lord Praven
  • Meve of Lord Praven
Rift Characters
  • Ogrebear of Faeblight
  • Ogrebears of Faeblight
Everquest 2
  • Ogrebears of Kithicor
  • Ratbear of Kithicor
Everquest
  • Ogrebears of Kane Bayle

March 2015 Hunter face Deck

For March i decided to look at the class I’ve played the least, and go with that for this months deck. So that ended up being the hunter.

Since i’ve just played enough of the hunter to have the basic cards, i went looking online for decks. And so i found Xixo’s face hunter deck that got him to legend (at least according to tempostorm).

For the most part i keep the deck the same, but i’ve made a few changes

  • Hunter’s Mark
  • 2 Abusive Sergeants
  • Clockwork Gnome
  • 2 Leper Gnome
  • Tracking
  • 2 Explosive Trap
  • Galivezooka
  • 2 Haunted Creeper
  • Ironbreak owl
  • 2 Knife Juggler
  • Mad Scientist — i remove one of these to add something else (from what he had
  • 2 Animal Companion
  • 2 Kill command
  • 2 Unleash the hounds
  • 2 Arcane Golem
  • Deathlord –I replaced one of my mad Scientist with this. What i found was if i was playing another rush deck if they got the drop on me early on i would have a hard time recovering. This 2/8 taunt mod cost only 3 and early on can pause a rush deck for about 2 turns (giving you enough time to take out at least 8 health from the hero)
  • 2 Wolfrider
  • Jeeves — I didn’t have Leeroy Jenkins but the other thing i notice about the deck since the cards are cheep you can run out of cards very fast. and if you do it pretty much gave over. Jeeves helps in that case if you have something with a taunt out allready you have at least 2 turns of getting extra cards which can help in the mid game if you haven’t won already.

Other than my 2 changes. Deathlord and Jeeves the deck is pretty much the same way as Xixo has it. If i had a Leeroy Jenkins i would probably replace one of the card with him.

Feb 2015 Mage Desk recap

So last month i tired my Mage Secrete/mech deck. While the lowest i was able to get down to was level 13, i never was able to get past that point.

While the deck did pretty well against most desk it had a really hard time against Rush type deck, and deck that were ment to draw out the game.

Feb 2015 Mage Hearthstone Deck.

My deck this month, is similar to last month, this month i’ll go a little bit more in to detail about the deck

  • 2x Mana Wyrm — Since this deck is spell heavy and these have +1 attack after ever spell and they are cheap i’ve added them
  • 2x Undertaker — Since my desk is also deathrattle heavy, these make a another cheap card that will increase it attack over time
  • 2x Frostbolt — As a mage you don’t leave home with out it
  • Unstable Portal — This card is random, it can give you any minion and cut the cost by 3. If i get this early in the game i use it if i can
  • 2x Loot Hoarder — Deathrattle for the undertaker also get me a free card
  • 2x mad scientist — Deathrattle for the Undertaker, also get me a free secrete on death
  • counterspell — secrete
  • 2x Duplicate — secrete
  • ice block — secrete very useful with Ethereal Arcanist.
  • mirror Entity — secrete
  • 2x Kirin Tor Mage — Allow me to play a secrete for free
  • Fireball — Normally i would have 2 of these, but Archmage Antonidas, give an unlimited amount so i cut one
  • 2x Ethereal Arcanist — Get +2/+2 each turn if there is a secrete in play. With 1/6 of my card being secrete’s and Ice block staying on until the end of the game, these cards can get high stats very fast
  • 2x Mechanical Yeti — Deathrattle for Undertaker 1 mana spell for Archmage, also pretty good stats
  • Feugen — Feugen and Stalagg cost 5 and have ok stat, but when both die you get a 11/11 minon
  • Stalagg  — Feugen and Stalagg cost 5 and have ok stat, but when both die you get a 11/11 minon
  • 2x Sludge Belcher — Deathrattle for undertaker, but also you get 2 taunt mobs for the price of one
  • Flamestrike — Save you ass every time
  • archmage Antonidas — Every spell give you a fireball. If they can’t kill it in one turn, it game over
  • Kel’Thuzad — Respawn all mobs every turn. if they can’t kill it, its game over.

100 Games latter i had some issue starting out. Keep bouncing around level 20-19 early in the month, but as i got the hang of the deck i started to do well, i even had an 8 game winning streak. But i’ve seen to have plateaued around level 13-14. Druid’s seem to be my worse enemy.

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Is Everquest Next in jeopardy after massive layoff at SOE / Daybreak Games

So a lot has happened since i’ve looked at Everquest Next. Sony sold SOE to Columbus Nova (Which owns Rhapsody, and Fiverr). SoE changed their name to Daybreak Games. And then last week SoE had a Major layoff. So far the following people from the Everquest team has been confirmed as being layed off

  • Dave Georgeson — He was the head of Everquest, Everquest 2 and Everquest Next. He was also was the public face of most of the Everquest Next and Landmarks news
  • Moorgard (Steve Danuser) — He was the main Lore guy
  • Linda Carlson — The lead Community Relation Lead
  • Aaron “Gnobrin” Bisnett — who had been at SOE for 12 years doing art.
  • Akil “Lyndro” Hopper
  • Aimee “Ashlanne” Rekoske — She has been one of the lead community manager for a while

And the list goes on and on (You can see a full list here).

So for my thought on this are split in to 2 parts.

First.

SoE has been in trouble for a while. If you just look at the games they have released in the last 5 years

  • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventure — This was Similar to Free Realms it was geared to kids as a Free to play game. It closed on March 31 2014 with Free Realms
  • Fortune League — This was a facebook game they developed, it last 5 month
  • Dc Universe Online — The gem of the pack. This game so far is doing pretty well (it also from what i’ve seen is one of the team that didn’t have to many people layed off).
  • Magic: The Gathering — Tactics — Was an online version of the card game, It also Closed in March 2014
  • Bullet Run — A free to play Shooter that ended up being more Pay to win. The game didn’t even last a year before SOE closed it
  • Planet Side 2 — This is the latest game to come out in 2012, it is the second gem of the bunch.

Everquest Next, Landmark, and H1Z1 are not listed here, because there not out yet. Pretty much SoE hasn’t launch a game in a little over 2 years. As i said before SoE has been in trouble for a while, even longer than 5 years. There were rumors that SoE had even been losing money, which is why there was a layoff. Columbus Nova probably looked over the numbers, and said to be profitable we need to cut X number of dollar. And they did what a lot of business would do, take out the leads as they are more expensive than lower on the food chain. IE someone who been there a long time and is a lead is going to cost a lot more than someone fresh out of college. And so it become a think about warm bodies.

I’m not sure Columbus Nova thought what they were about to do was going to have the impact that it did (a lot of people online pretty much thing EQ Next is dead).

Second

Is Everquest Next dead? No. Since H1Z1 is almost out and the only other game SoE has mentioned is Everquest Next, they are probably going to focus on that. But the team is going back to the drawing board on what will be in this release. The game is probably going to be not as massive as they had hoped and some feature that they promised but are not working will probably be cut. My guess is that Columbus Nova will even push SoE to get the game out next year.

 

I think i got butt raped in hearthstone today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t think i have ever lost this badly before in hearthstone. I did not realize the guy had played both the legendary monster that spawn that 11/11 mob. He also added deathwrattle on the mob a few time and i ended up with 5 of the 11/11 creatures. He could of spawn the dude a 6th time to….

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Legendary mage Secrets Midrange Naxx Deck Jan 2015

 

 

So I played about 60 games with this deck in January, about 1/2 way through i decided to start recording what level i was at. Overall the deck does pretty well but  seem to average around 14.4 (14 with 2 stars). What i found with the deck is that it is pretty hit and miss. I think the spell + secrets end up making it a very spell heavy deck.

 

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I plan to make my own version of this deck that is a little less reliant on spell.

Hearthstone Jan 2015 Mage Secret deck

So i’ve been playing a lot of Hearthstone recently and have been starting to build some decks. For my base desk i used Legendary mage Secrets Midrange Naxx Desk on Icy-veins.com but with some changes because i didn’t have all the cards listed..

For the Mage card’s i pretty much am using what is listed there

  • 2 Mama Wyrm
  • 2 Frostbolt
  • 1 Counterspell
  • 2 Duplicate
  • 2 Mirror Enity
  • 2 Kirin Tor Mage
  • 2 Fireball
  • 1 polymorph
  • 2 Water Elemental
  • 1 Flamestrike
  • 1 Ethereal Arcanist

For the Non mage cards i’m a little different but not to much

  • 2 Under taker
  • 2 Loot Horder
  • 2 Mad Scientist
  • 1 Baron Rivendare
  • 1 Faceless Manipulator
  • 1 Loatheb
  • 2 Sludge Belcher
  • 1 Ragnaros The Firelord

The cards in bold are the one that are different for me.  I didn’t have Sylvanas Winderunner So i replaced it with a Faceless Manipulator. Faceless Manipulator works pretty well in this set. When people play A Legendary i’ll normally copy it. Baron Rivendare was added as well for one of the Harvest Golems. Since 6 of the cards already had deathrattles and Baron Rivendare double the deathrattles i went that way. Lastly i added one Ethereal Arcanist. The main reason for this change is that 1/6 of all the cards in the deck are secretes so i have a pretty good change of getting the 2/2 every turn

Let’s Play ESO: Part 1 Khajiit Assassin takes the field

So my first Let Play, and i really have no idea what i’m doing, so please let me know if there something i’m doing wrong. First i got a brand new mic, (Yeti Blue), which so far has been pretty epic. The first time i used it was to talk with some friends on Skype about a vacation i’m taking soon and they could totally hear a much clear version of me. What also nice about the mic, there no driver to install for it, just plugin it in and your done.

So For this Let Play I’ve decided to play as a Nightlyblade, it most of the Elder Scrolls game i’ve played (Skyrim, Oblivion), i have played as thief. So i decided to give that a shot. I went with a Khajiit because they get 2 rather bonus that work with the character i want to make. 1 that make stealth harder to break though, the other than increase there crit chance of melee weapons.

Starting My Let’s Play

So In the Coming days i plan to take a Stab at the Let’s Play thing. I have decided i’m going to do a Let Play on the Elder Scrolls Online. It is currently the MMO that i play a lot.

Before i start i’m looking at some of the thing i need for a Let Play. I recently bought a Blue Yeti Microphone as i heard it was decent with out being 100+, and i should be getting that on Wednesday.

For Video Recording i’m thinking about using Open Broadcast Software. I’ve used this a few time when i was trying to live stream some of my gaming. (I sadly have a pretty bad internet connection (6down, 1 up) and so with only 1 up i can’t really stream that well.

Other than that i’m hoping to get a short recording done on Thursday, assuming i have everything set up.

181 one days later..

I haven’t blogged in a while, well 181 days to be exact, just over ½ a year. A lot can happen in ½ a year.

Over the last few year I’ve noticed I stopped going to blog for information on video games, and I went move and move to Let’s Play, and Twitch. I think Blogs still have a place in the world of video games, there are some very specific thing that work very well in blog that you can’t really do in video, but I think video has replaced blogs as the main source people go to.

On top of that I really haven’t been in to any video games lately to blog. Yes I’ve been playing a lot of The Elder Scrolls online, but that pretty much it. Nothing really to blog about.

So where do I go from here?

For a while I was thinking about getting rid of the blog, I’ve been blogging about video games for over 8 years now. After thinking long and hard on this, I’ve decided to keep this blog.

I’ve decided I want to try a Let’s Play on ESO that I will post the video here and a little bit of information on them. I’ve also decided I’ve wanted to teach my self how to do some Android programing as well and I can use my blog for that as well. So the blog is here to say, and so will have some real content again.

And yes I managed to mess up my top manage again!

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