Archive for June, 2009


How Many Windows…

…can you shatter with your singing?

It seems strange to have spent all that time to make a shorter video than the original. As before, it was good fun because there were again new things to learn while messing around.


Wake up the Fat Lady…

…its Karaoke time. Well nearly. I’ve completed the Karaoke version. I was remixing the audio up until late last night as I couldn’t quite get the sounds how I wanted them. Then I boomed the bass drum ghetto style and flanged the bassline and suddenly it all fell into place. The text was already done so it was just a case of tweaking it a bit. I’m less than happy with the karaoke aspect since I couldn’t quite figure out how to get a bouncing bouncy thing above the text within the limited time I have to spend on this, so please forgive me if its not quite what it could be in that respect.

I won’t be uploading to YouTube until overnight since it can take many hours to upload.



Last night we puttered into Land of the Dead. Its quite a giggle at first, but like all PvE-focused areas in WAR not something that will hold my attention particularly. I play WAR looking for enemy players to inflict misery upon and I’d be disappointed if those same enemies weren’t doing the same. For me, the PvE is just stuff to do between those times.

Inevitably Order eventually flip the zone back and thats really when the fun starts. I return from a PQ to near the Destruction warcamp area and we discuss on voice comms where to set up.

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That was the day that was

Well the big news in the World of Warhammer is the announcement from EA of some ‘reshuffling’.

I can’t claim to be sorry. There are some very poor design decisions that were  allowed to go through to the final release version of  WAR, most notably the appalling mess that is city sieges. Hopefully, Mythic (and hence WAR) will do well out of this reshuffling.

Back in my smaller world of Warhammer, I’ve completed the remixing of the music for the Karaoke version of Manaic Magus, cutting out the intro stuff and going straight to the main meat of the track. So less badly shot video to have to tolerate and all new sarcasm.

I’ve also started the groundwork for the next  video, with one music mix complete (a slightly psychadelic version of something fellow nerds everywhere will recognise)  and a second awaiting what I laughingly think of as vocals. Its a good job this stuff is comedy. I didn’t gather any video last night during Operation Burning Ring. Since a large chunk of my gameplay during those events is sitting in a keep talking to people I didn’t see much point to recording. We managed to get around 15 warbands out and about, which was good fun. Shame the game still can’t handle truly epic battles but it was a very fun evening’s open field RvR.


Karaoke Time? Not Quite Yet

After a few days away from it, I’ve got back to it. You know, minor things like work etc getting in the way.

I’ve finished putting the text into the Karaoke version  of the Maniac Magus vid but there’s still some tidying up to do, the inevitable remixing (which is going to be a bit of a problem for technical reasons) and I want to see if I can get a bouncing widget above the text (intending to use the “You have died” shield from the game if I can). If its beyond me in a reasonable timescale I’ll just leave it as is.


Memoirs of a Maniac Magus – Video Complete

And here it is:

Or if you prefer to watch it on YouTube itself:

It took most of the night to upload as I seemed to fail several hundred meg in about 5 times. As I’ve said elsewhere, I hope you have as much fun watching it as I did making it.

Yeh baby yeh!

Continue reading ‘Memoirs of a Maniac Magus – Video Complete’


Maniac Magus – Intro

I’ve been testing video formats and playing around with the quality. This is the first test upload of the intro to YouTube while I’m messing around and makes for (hopefully) a nice 5-second teaser of what idiocy to expect.

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