I'm a 18 year old Danish male who enjoys gaming as well as the occasional banter that goes with it. Amongst other interests are also music, books and social studies.
Hello there readers! (If anyone, even)
I am Vapurr's slightly psychotic friend, once again substituting since he has been deemed mentally distant (by me).
If you've been reading the blog for a while, you may know me as 'Yayor', but I can announce that I've done a global name change across all the games I play to 'Arcaedes' instead. But that's all boring stuff.
Now, I can't really say too much new stuff about games in general, since I'm pretty much been sticking to my personal favourites that consist of.. well, yeah, basically only League of Legends. Riot did however decide to re-vamp the entire game before the enrollment of season 3, so if you haven't played for a while, it's worth your while to go back and check it out.
I recently started playing World of Warcraft again, but I can't really say too much about that. Quite frankly, I haven't even managed to get past 85 yet, since I've been more busy levelling up a new alt with a special someone I know.
If you, however, are looking for a recommendation for a game to play, rather than just boring mind-boogling nonsense, I suggest you checkout IO Interactives new release; Hitman: Absolution.
For those not familiar with the Hitman serie, you take on the role of agent 47, a paid assassin, and play him through a serie of levels. The game is a nice change from normal FPS games like for instance Call of Duty, because stealth and finesse are actually rewarded. You're not supposed to merely storm in and kill everything, even though you can if that's what you're into, but rather take the sneaky approach and try to complete your objectives without drawing too much attention to yourself.
All in all, the Hitman serie basically takes a modern shooting game, but adds a shitton of strategy to it, as well as a cool storyline. It's DEFINITELY worth checking out if you haven't already.
That's pretty much all I have for now. Vapurr should be back to do the next blog entry as soon as I bail him out of the madhouse.
Till next time!
Arcaedes (NOT YAYOR), out.
So, I was playing WoW last night, and as you know, I love PvP. I was playing a battleground, Alterac Valley, when I once again faced my knew nemesis. Bots. I HATE bots. Until I realized. that with my Pandaria gear I could make a lvl 89 warrior go "BOOM". As in destroy every fiber in his body without him doing much damage to me. It was crazy last night. I almost one-shotted a warlock. Went from 130k to 20k. That felt good. And I only have that Pandaria questing-reward gear. The guild has resurrected a member. A friend of ours who whad quit wow just joined again. Now he's one of us. Another kitten on fire. He's very well in Raids. Knows his roles and tactics, but hates PvP which is quite anit-climatic. But what does it matter anyhow.
Oh yeah. A couple of days ago I had myself a game of StarCraft II, and guess what? Along with 2 others in 3v3, we made it to silver league! Awww yeah. Funny though, We only play against people in the Platinum league. We only meet gold and platinum players who, of course, gives us quite a hard time. But because they are as favored as they are, we aren't losing our position. We only lose 4 points at a time.
I'm training a lot, but it's hard to know what to do in 3v3's. I mostly make Brood Lords, but that doesn't work very well against the Terran's Marines. There you also need Roaches/Infestors. Infestors are quite the stuff though. They can use their ability 'Fungal Growth' which roots the targets in place for like 5 seconds. The is massive control over the enemy you suddenly get. That is gold if you, like I, play along with a protoss who's got a hancoring for Colossi. Everything is burnt within seconds. Also, Infested Terrans all the way to the bank. Affordable units. Priceless. If you can lock them on a ramp if you're in mid game or something, it's gold. It's just as good as Stasis Field. Against units with short range. And as usual, EXPAND!
That was all.
You're always on my overmind.
Hello, Vapurr back and ready.
So, I kinda screwed up and bought the new World of Warcraft along with two good friend. It's been around a year since I played it without frivolity. Back then, I played Tauren Warrior on the Thunderhorn server, and Human Death Knight on the Khadgar server. The warrior was (And still is) the main tank of the guild "Flaming Kittens" and were also used as an arms warrior in PvP. We're back in the game and are going for the achievement to get 100.000 honorable kills though battlegrounds - Structured PvP. Now, we've started a 3-man team consisting of me as a Retribution/Holy Paladin (Retri for PvP, and Holy for healz.) My two friends are running as Monk and Rogue and we'll planing on rolling these guys up. We have a bit of Heirloom gear, but not much. Yet, in the lower levels, every stat counts. Now we're levelling on, trying to learn the game again. It's quite nice to play again. Some great memories appear when you play it again. A lot have changed. Especially spells n' stuff. Let's see what will happen now. I'll write some more later and update how it goes.
Last time, I updated my blog with material from StarCraft II for the first time, and to celebrate that I'll write some more on it.
Rense and I played against two of my other friend to show who's the alpha dogs. (Won a game each.)
The second game, which is also the most interesting, processed quite calm and friendly throughout the whole game, until the last big showdown. Technically, Rense and I couldn't have won. Technically, they were stronger. We just showed how tactic can turn things around in StarCraft II. Rense had made a Mothership, which, as we know, can make a toilet. It can flush down enemies and release them after a couple of seconds. If you take Archons and 'Attack-Move' in the middle of toilet you get flushed down with your enemies and when you all emerge: BOOM. They attack randomly before your enemies manage to attack you. So, your enemies will get no chance. What is the alternative to Archons? BANELINGS!!
Do the same move with a LOT of banelings and boom. No army. Nothing emerges. It's just gone. THat resulted in Rense having his army, and me having a couple of mutalisks and their bases in our hands. And that's the beauty of an Archon-toilet. We just made a Baneling-toilet. Rock n' roll!
Also, I just won my tenth team-zerg battle so I finally received a portrait that is Zerg :D
Vapurr out. Zerg <3
I am SO tired of those damn Void Rays! I can't take it! Of course, it's from StarCraft II. I really can't take it!
I play Zerg, and nothing else in StarCraft II unless I play campaign, then I'm Terran. Now what I'd like to talk about today is the what the hell you do, when Protoss feeling gay and suddenly want to rush Void Rays up your bootay. You know, you're starting to get some Roaches as your army, and it's going pretty well. You're getting your second expansion and it's all nice and slow in the pretty little early game. SUDDENLY RANDOM VOID RAYS APPEAR. What do you do? And no. You won't call Pikachu.
If you're against a protoss and you play 2v2. It's is a pretty good idea to plan some anti-air in your early game, making your expansions crucial. (Be sure to have a solid economy at all times.) As soon as possible, you get that Spire up and running. Those are usually available at the exact moment you upgrade your Hatchery into a Lair. Now, depending on your strategy you make that Spire. OR! You get Hydras/Infestors. (Infestors are pretty badass.) Now, the main-reason to get that Spire, is because you might get caught up with some Carriers and Void Rays. Those a indestructible early game, unless you have your Corrupters. Those guys are main anti-air and will rip Void Rays apart. These guys are also pretty good for those Carriers as they can use Corruption (duh) on the carriers making them receive 20% more damage from every unit attacking them. That's pretty OP. Tough stuff.
So, in a map where you can see that they might go for the air-units fast, get a spire or atleast something that have a heavy damage output against anti-air. But the Spire might be the best idea, because you can Mutalisk-rush them afterwards especially if that is what the map aspires you to. A cruciallity might also be, that you SCOUT LIKE A M***********! Always scout. A badass thing to do is to evolve a couple of Overlords into Overseers which also counters Dark Templars, and can produce Changelings. Most players won't recognize them.
If you're Terran against the Rays, go with either Thors or Vikings. Whatever your economy let's you take. A bunch of Vikings is never a bad idea. (I hate those too.)
Sorry for the low frequency with my blogs. I promise I'll try to write some more.
Where in the heavens name did I just go? Oh well, here I am. And wow. Wow. WOW. It's actually a bit crazy that we've managed to come this far. 10.000+ views on the blog. Just. Just wow. This is unimaginable that people would actually visit the blog. And me! 12.000+ have been visiting my profile because of my blog.
I am so grateful to you guys. You are indeed the best. Thank you so much! Keep spreding the word!
Now, let's get down to business. The news will spread from the following:
Guild Wars 2
League of Legends
StarCraft II business has been good. I'm starting to get the game more and more. I'm mainly playing Zerg after I finished the campaign. I've been playing with a friend from the LoL team, who's been in the Diamond League. He isn't really that good anymore, but he clearly knows his stuff. The I played with "Rense". He's got some skill! We played one game, and he sure as hell knew how to rip double Protoss apart! The opposing tried to counter me by destroying my Overlords. What they didn't know was that I already had a whole bunch of Roaches to attack with, and Rense had Stalkers. A little macro here, a little bit macro there aaaaaand the game was won. We rocked it so bad I could cry. What league I'm in? Bronze. Oh, the other one? I'm in the League of Legends!
I actually sold my LoL account to a friend of mine. You may know him as Yayor who've been writing my blog once in a while. It was an east account. I started a west afterwards, because the rest of the team moved over there. And what a relief! You can actually understand people now! Well, I just hit lvl 16 half an hour ago, so there's still some levels to grind through before I get invited to the team. We're called "TrollSquad" now. Why not.. I don't play jungler anymore, but I'm starting up as an AD Carry for the team. And I'm actually starting to get it. The positioning, the farming, the PSYCHOTIC DAMAGE and what else. Let the wars begin! The GUILD WARS!
Now, I haven't been playing GW2 that much lately, though I still think it's a fantastic game. I'm a level 49 thief who does a hellish lot of damage. I'm hoping to play some more later, but right now I'm focusing on the other two games.
My livestream hasn't been up, and I regret it. But I will start to stream again soon. I've thought about purchasing the full Xsplit pack, but I need more advertising before it'll be worth it. I've kinda dropped the idea of an youtube channel right now, because I don't play a lot of video-friendly games. I might take up the ideas again, but not right now.
That was all. Again, thank you so much!
I've taken up StarCraft II again, which is in short, my favourite RTS of all time. It's a fantastic game!
I began completing the campaign a couple of days ago. At first, I was like:" Nah, whatevs campaigns n' blah blah'. Now, I've discovered what great work has been put into this masterpiece. It has revolutioned the RTS as we know it with interactive gamplay between the missions. You walk around as Jim Raynor, upgrading and speaking with different characters, thus receiving more and more info about the storyline. You also get to do the missions at your own pace, as you can choose what kind of missions you'd like to do. It is though highly recommended that you know your SCII lore, before you throw yourself into it. Else, some things might seem a bit cryptic. But maybe that's just me. I like having a complete story of the games. Especially when they're soooo much better than Warcraft.
Now. WIthout furthere do, I bring to you!!
GUILD WARS 2!
It's finally here! The game we've all waited for. I know you have too!
I''ve been playing the headstart now, for those who pre-purchased it. There have been a couple of errors.
The headstart was about half a day late, because the servers obviously couldn't take the pressure from all the people logging in. They fixed that, now their "Auction House" needs a bit maintenance though.
But the game in itself is very wellworked.
You start off by choosing race, gender, class and details about your looks. Then, you get to choose a storyline. You can actually choose how the lore of your character instead of doing endless quests about killing 8/8 ostriches and delivering their bleeding kidneys to the towns kids. When that is chosen, you'll awaken in a starting place, which is more like a situation you'll have to fight out of. Bonus point, you don't have stay there for half a day. You're in there for five minutes and then you're off for the real world.
Now, you don't have quests in the game. You only have your storyline. You level by walking around the area, discovering its beauty, and clearing sudden situations like. "OH GAWD, THE AWFUL DEMEANING PSYCHOPATHS OF NIGHTMARE COURT IS MARAUDING. HALPZ". And then you're off to kill them. Depending on how active you were you'll get either bronze, silver or a gold medal. The more shiny the prize, the more exp and monzzzz. Now, that's what I like the most about the game personally, because, as mentioned before, you don't have to run around killing creatures 8/8 times and delivering back the quest, and whatevs. If you were in it, you're worth your reward.
The combat system is also much more controllable. In World of Warcraft or Rift, for instance, you have about 30 spells. Here, you have 5. Interchangable by your weapon. So, if you hold a gun, you'll have special gun abilities. If you hold two daggers, you'll have two daggers-abilities. Some spells also change when you use them, so that you can make combos, makig you able to much more viable damage.
More on GW2 and StarCraft II next time. Stay put!
I'm back in business with a blog for you guys! It's been a while because I've been visiting my older brother on Faroe Islands, so I haven't been able to write a blog. But let's get to it, shall we?
Okay, let's have a look. The news about them games: I've started to play EVE Online, were I've joined a corporation with main nationality of mine. They're quite nice, every monday there's a mining operation where we go to different places and mine valuable ores from asteroids. It doesn't matter if you don't have a large mining ship or something like that. If you came, and did your thing they're paying equally. It's really great.
Also EVE is kinda like this: "Here's a ship, Fuck you." So the corp is helping me out a lot, and answering my questions. They also told me, that if I'm out mining and some can-flippers wanna play they could come out and "tell 'em it's wrong!" Oh yeah.
I tried Tribes: Ascend the other day. It's a LITTLE bit Halo-ish. FPS with cool vehicles and CTF all the way. With every base holding a flag, there's turrets and a generator. You can upgrade it all, making the turrets deadly as.. Norris. But if the other team manage to destroy the generator, the turrets will be useless until the generator is repaired. It's actually quite fun, but you come to hate the turrets when the keep killing you because some nerd-ass wigga has been upgrading them.
Oh yeah. Fo shizzle ma nizzle. (I'm so gangster)
I was supposed to complete Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1. And I kinda did. Over a year ago, I played it a couple of days. And then here, the other day when I started the game, I say that I apparently had all the costumes in the game, and I was (apparently) at the last level. So I just completed it in like.. Half an hour.
I don't plan on playing the sequel. It has only received 59/100 Metascore. And it wasn't THAT great.
If you've read some of my first blogs, you might recall that I really love Final Fantasy VII and still play it. I've heard certain rumors, that it'll be released on steam soon. That'' be interesting. Then all of yaw whiteass mofo clampots can play dat shieeeeet.
Back to reality (OH THERE GOES GRAVITY) I'm sorry it's been very quiet for the past weeks, but I'm back again.
I'm waaay to lazy.
I have a lot of steam-bought games that I'd like to play. I know that a lot of games that you can buy on steam is games that don't really have a lot of challenging gameplay, but I think that the games that I've managed to buy is containing some great details. Half a year ago, I bought Batman: Arkham Asylum, and I haven't played it once. I'm ASHAMED! I've also bought Bioshock 1. I've played it a couple of times on xbox a long time ago, but now I've decided to play it on PC, and actually complete it. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is also a game that I can't stand that I haven't played through even though I'm in love with it. I have a terrible lot of games. Steamcommunity.com <-- Take a look. I can't decide what I'd like to play through. I will play through F.E.A.R 2 even though I have to get more time on my hands. I'd like to try and record one video a day, so that it'll speed up the process a bit. But it's hard to get that time when there's a lot to do.
But I will complete it.
I've actually asked myself a couple of questions throughout the last days.
"Why do I record it, and make commentaries when almost nobody watches?"
"Is it really so important to me?"
(WARNING - NEXT PART MIGHT CONTAIN INAPPROPRIATE CHEESYNESS)
Well if you look at it with cynical viewer-wanting eyes, the more videos I make, the bigger chance I'll get that people will watch them. But I actually enjoy making the videos a lot. Whenever I'm making a video, I'm fully entertained, because you have the chance to say exactly what's on your mind during the gameplay. It makes the game three times more fun.
The question of it's importance is one simple answer. Yes. The reason I write this blog, is because I know that 7000 people have soon read it, and that somebody is entertained while they read it. It means so much to me. Another part of the importance is, that I like to play games. If you look at Athene, Yogscast and Swifty, it's people who have really dedicated their lives to playing games and even donating their money to charity. They are great inspiration. I myself have always loved playing console games, and PC games. There's almost nothing better than to compete against artificial intelligence in order to raise your power and scream "I'VE GOT THIS SH*T". Nothing is better, than to watch these peoples videos and get inspired to do what you love the most, and try to get better at it. Also, having a healthy lifestyle. Swifty especially likes to workout, and lose weight and be on concentrated diets so that he can represent gamers all over the world. I try to workout myself because it gives you better focus, and strengthens you in order to win. Improve yourself. Evolve yourself. This is our culture.
If you don't know Athene, Yogscast and Swifty, go search for them on Youtube. You won't regret it.
Hello, this is Matt's clever and slightly insane friend Yayor writing today's blog entry, since the author apparently suffers a severe case of writers block again.
Since I don't really have anything to write, I'm just gonna start with the mandatory stuff: Matt asked to inform you guys that he has finished recording the sequel to his F.E.A.R playthrough, and it should be up on YouTube in not too long. Actually, he'll start editing it the moment I'm done.
I talked a bit about the game Darkness 2 last time I wrote an entry - I have now finished the game, and the disgustingly disturbing gore-ish theme continues throughout the entire story. The story and gameplay too is quite good, so it's definitely worthy of a recommendation from my side, if you don't get terrified at the sight of blood.
I know Matt talked about a ranked team last time he wrote a blog entry - since they're so eager to practice and their AD Carry is not exactly level 30 yet, I'll be filling in on his spot - If anybody should be curious, my LoL tag is 'Napurr' (Yes, I picked the tag to ridicule Matt's name), and I'm at 16XX ELO at EUNE. If anybody feels like playing and/or watching, feel free to give me a request or so. I'm by no means a pro player, but I can probably provide some decent advice or some good games.
Since I'm not exactly the most creative person, we're now pretty much approaching the end of today's entry. So without further ado, I'm gonna leave you guys to your own entertainment.
Yeah, so I kinda play League of Legends a lot again. I know I told you that I'd start playing more Dota 2. But things happened. It's like this: My friend and I are playing along with two other guys who just hit lvl 30. They know another guy who we also started playing, and just like that. BOOM. Ranked team. We're called BrainFack'd, and we're at the moment trying to boost the last guy up to lvl 30.
Our setup goes like this:
Decorath: Solo Mid. Mostly Anivia and Cassiopeia but owns every mid play in the game.
datTuborg: Solo Top. Mostly Malphite and Volibear.
z0ix: Support. Mostly Soraka and Blitzcrank.
datSteff: AD Carry. Mostly Ashe, and soon Vayne.
Vapurr: Jungler. Nocturne, Jarvan IV, Riven, Xin Zhao but own almost every jungler.
We're doing really great. We only play blind pick games, because of datSteff. He's only lvl 12. Whenever we are playing or picking a game, we winning almost everytime. I mean, it's 80%. Seriously. That's pretty good when we're actually lacking skills. We're trying to make our cooperation perfected along with our tactics. We're actually pretty mad. Seriously. Don't f'ck with us.
Wow, I'm so sleep deprived right now..
Anyhow, It's been a while since I've made videos in my channel, but I plan to upload one sooner today. I've got something to do.
I bought a "Royal Humble-Bundle" and received a lot of games. I'll check 'em out and see if it's good material. Go check it out yourselves on their website. I'm not sure what it is. I just know that I paid 5 euros, and received 7 games or something like that. Desura has something to do with it as far as I'm concerned.
Let's see how things go.
Listen to some Gorillaz.