14
Aug
09

Squig bait

So, I’ve been hearing that these here Shadow Warriors are a bit gimpy…

I’m not convinced that it’s not just the elven blues (elf players whine more – scientifically proven, 8 out of 10 cats agreed with me when I bribed them with cat food).

So, I have created one on Karak Azgal to see if it’s gimpy enough for me to play, and am a mighty level 5 already. However I’ve noticed one glaring thing that shows just how big of a bias the devs have towards order…

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10
Aug
09

The Straw

As in: The Last Straw

For the most part I have enjoyed my time in the Warhammer. I am happy to accept that in MMOs there is never perfection and the quest for balance is an ongoing process, rather than one big event that takes care of everything. My subscription runs out in a day or so and I won’t be renewing.

The part that has made it hardest for me to decide to continue  is the community. We’ve got a cracking good community and I’m proud of all the people in our alliance and partly because of one rarely mentioned thing: In all our time n the lead-up to WAR launch and in the time since then we have not once had a squabble that has led to a guild leaving the alliance. As player numbers have dropped, guilds have merged within the alliance into other guilds within the alliance. Placeholder toons have been put into the closing guilds and then removed from the alliance to make space for other players. Especially in our alliance we enjoy a lot of cultural and ethnic diversity in the people we play alongside which is an absolute treasure, especially some nights on voice comms.

So what was the last straw?

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07
Aug
09

Get orf moi laaaaand!

Something has been niggling at me about WAR, and it wasn’t till I read a post by Michael Hartman on brighthub that I realised what it was.

Note that I don’t agree by any means with everything Michael says in his article but one thing stood out and made me think “aha! that’s it!”.

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01
Aug
09

So, when not playing Warhammer…

I watch stuff like Chuck. I decided to redo the opening credits for a giggle:

I had planned to use my cover version of Cake’s Short Skirt Long Jacket for a future WAR vid but I couldn’t resist messing around with the opening credits. 30 secs of trippy and somewhat meatier sounds than the original opening credits. I didn’t bother to put the sound effects back in :)

28
Jul
09

March of the Magi

The video is successfuly uploaded to YouTube at last.

I bet by the end of it you are humming the tune the rest of the day :D

28
Jul
09

My thanks

… to everyone that showed up in IC last night and on the other servers where people gathered. It seems Karak-Norn Destro had the biggest turnout and the videos floating around the intarwebs do not disappoint. Caz has made a good one, linky here:

http://www.wegame.com/watch/magus_protest_march

My own is just finished, I’m about to check it over one last time and then I’ll be at the tender mercies of the YouTube uploader.

27
Jul
09

The Art of Babelfish

In the end I had to resort to Babelfish to get the Italian and Spanish translations done for Europe Stand Together, since I don’t really know a lot of people capable of doing the translation in the first place and the one person I know who can do both is currently 5000 miles away and uncontactable.

It didn’t seem appropriate to ask the GOA Community Managers to do it :D

I shudder to think what mangled message is going across and what cultural nuances are being missed out. Fene kindly did the German translation and found loads of fox paws that needed to be removed. Salvion did the French one. So the Italian and Spanish translations are unleashed and goodness knows what they actually say. My language abilties are confirmed to be made of fail.

STOP!

Coffee time.

<floats off to get a coffee>




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