Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rift Review!

Finally got some time till I have to clean the little crap out of my old place to write up a review.

Like i said in a previous post this game is basically what made a ton of ppl go out a preorder warhammer online. The game has delivered everything that it has promised to its players.  In the three different beta events I have been in the devs have improved the game by listening to all the feed back they have received.  I had to go back and lvl another character to see just ho much has changed.

Class wise there are 4 major classes which are warrior, cleric, rogue and mage.  With each class there are so far 7 different sub classes you can mix and match to go with it with others either hidden or unlocked from pvp.  For example my warrior is a champion(MS warrior from wow) Riftblade(thane from DAoC) and a voidknight (mage tank class).  The skills you gain with the 3 different combos depends on where you put your "talent" points.  As you put points up a tree you unlock skills depending on how many you put in said tree.  You can mix and match all of them to make some really unique character builds.  They also have the option for people to have different class set ups to change their class role when ever you want.  The build above i've been using for pvp, I have another soul set for tanking and dps.  So far no class is OP or UP.  I have saw everyone playing everything.

Rifts are now AWESOMEOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG.  I've said before that these will open up and start taking over the land and towns. These events are public quest from warhammer online but so much better.  Now players can call in reinforcements from their side to attack and take over towns of the other faction.  Invasions are now hella hard at times.  Leaving a rift open for so long will let more and more mobs pour into the area and they will attack!  There are a ton of different type of invasion mobs depending on the lvl area they spawn in.  Last night i fought in a group with 2 raid rift mobs.  Took 20 of us around 5-10 mins to kill both of these with the other faction trying to wipe us and take the mob for themselves.  Rewards from this is collectible items you turn in for quest, elemental currency you use for buying some decent items and elemental consumables they have come in handy so many times for me.

The instances so far have been great.  They start off being a little challenging for players until you get your 1st run over with and know the fights.  They all have great rewards and once you finish all the quest you can still earn end rewards in gold and exp.  Instance grinding got a ton better with this.  If you don't like instances you need to do it at least once because as you level you will return back to these and they will be different and bigger as you progress in the game.  At the end of each of the instances that are out you can see a ton of things unavailable to you.

Questing is the usual go kill x x times or collect x of x.  That always blows but its really hard to get away from this type of game play.  The good news with this is after the 1st beta they turned the spawn rates way up so if a area is way over populated with people you wont be sitting there fighting for mobs or collects forever.  Feels like they found a good balance with this.  You go in kill the mobs while not raging at people tagging from you and move to the next quest.  The spawns are not fast so that your swarmed with a ton of mobs going on you but you wont be waiting for 2-3+mins for a mob to pop.

Death in this game is fairly cool.  You die and have the option to either soul walk or res at a graveyard.  Every time you do either your soul vitality will drop and you will start to lose stat points till you recover them from a healer npc.  Of course there is still resurrection from your buddies.  No more OMG THIS LONGASSWALKISTAKINFOREVERSOMEONESHOOTME!!!!

"flight paths" are now teleporting to different major cities instead of riding a few mins as you go fix a drink or take a piss/shit.  They are not all over the place so you will still need to walk/ride there.

Crafting is cool. Right now its wowish with how you craft and collect resources. But as you level you can add in items you gain from doing rifts to boost stats in your crafted items.  If i remember right they have all the crafting classes from wow in game with some slight and big differences. No engineering but alchemy can make potion bombs which i freaking love to use.

Now for the newest thing i've been doing nonstop with my few available hours i have.  PVP!!!!  Finally it is in and love it so far.  With 2h sword in hand i have cleaved 50 guardians solo, the other 200ish have been in group pvp.  With no bgs in game yet there is nothing to do but good ol world pvp but unfortunately for me this means we have been camping their capital gates and try to lure them out.  With my guild we held the guardians down for hours on end as will fought invasions and reinforcements trying to get those cowardly guardians out of their capital.

Group pvp is as you would imagine for open world. 2 sides clash together and try to kill the others healers before they and their healers die.  After sitting and killing for a long time the guardians will eventually zerg up and rush us and use their graveyard next to the entrance to keep the zerg flowing.

So far its been really exciting and at other times boring trying to bait out groups to fight.  Once we had just a couple ppl out in the open as we flanked them after they got brave with a 20+ v 5 fight.

Graphic wise this game is beautiful.  Thanks to my crap vista soon to be w7 computer i haven't been able to play with high graphics but did play long enough to enjoy them.  Been hovering around low-mid atm but the game still looks great.

Sounds are great cept i'm tired of npcs clapping and cheering for the heroes.  As a side note i've noticed that all game have the sound maxed out all to hell.  You can't start a game anymore without taking a shot to the ears as the max sound settings rape you.

Story is cool. World is going to go into armageddon if you don't stop the big bad guy.  Guardians believe that the gods will help them fight back and the defiant believe that the world will only be saved with their technology. With me being low lvl there isn't really much to tell other then this. But who listens to story the 1st time playing when all you want to do is max lvl and pvp with your buddies.

This game is prolly the only thing that is keeping me interested the in MMO world.  I really think that this one is going to shine and not be a massive failure like so many new mmos are.

Well thats a general basic run down on the game so far.  I know i have left some things out but if anyone wants some more info or have questions about anything in the game leave a comment and i'll answer them in the next post.  I'll also keep this updated with info on rifts as more beta events come out.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Finally back!

XMAS is finally over, work is finally slowing down and i'm all moved back in at parents house till the fall for school.  Been a nice little break from the online world but now i'm back but will wait till the 3rd beta event is over for a bigass review of rift.  This week pvp will be rocking so i'm pumped to all hell for that!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Still here just hella busy

god after not working for a few months i'm not use to walking and standing for 8 hours.  Slept for like 12 hours last night and back to work in a few.

NDA is lifted on rift so i'll have a big post on my beta experience when i can finally sit down and type it out.

Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm back and check out steam!!!!




Rift beta 2 is over and i'll have a full review of it.  Game has improved so much since 2 weeks ago.  Things are really looking great for the game.

Holiday deals for steam is on! Check them out. This time of year is the best for buying games!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Rift Beta 2

Work is awesome so far!  so with that and the next beta weekend i wont be posting till its over on monday.  Expect a big post then!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SNOW!!!!! SNOW EVERYWHERE

8 freaking inches! snowed in like a mother fucker! Will post something more later i got to dig some paths out. Snow trucks failed and i can't even tell they were here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Job!!

WOOO FINALLY!

start work this morning. i'm pumped. not much of a post today.

New lol hero really is trash. That or no one knows how to play her but she seems like total trash. I think the lol guys are running out of ideas fast. New heroes with massive tits do not make good heroes. Wish they would just copy dota and HoN heroes.

well off to work!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New LOL hero!!

New hero is out! Yet another female caster with massive tits! With the new hero comes tons of nurfs and buffs to heroes. I'm not runed out for casters so i might use my IP i was saving for runes to start playing casters.


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New Skins in the Store

Siren Cassiopeia
Desperada Cassiopeia
Santa Gragas
Reindeer Kog’Maw
Silent Night Sona
Re-Gift Amumu
Ragdoll Poppy
Candy Cane Miss Fortune
Nutcracko

Snowdown Showdown Spoils

The Winter Map is back for the Showdown!
Red and Blue Eggnog to provide Health and Mana
Minions with elf and reindeer hats
Festive skins
Festive Tier 3 runes
Festive PVP.net landing page

PVP.net v1.25.13

Improved Leaver Buster - PVP.net will now automaticaly ban leavers. This works similar to a 'driving points" system for driver's licenses.
You gain ‘leave points’ by leaving games, and if you have enough leave points, you will be suspended or banned.
You lose ‘leave points’ by having good behavior – by completing your games, and not leaving over a long period of time.
Mastery saving has been improved
Repseccing your masteries no longer saves an empty mastery page to the server. This means you’ll never accidentally enter the game with no masteries.
You can now remove saved mastery points individually without having to return all your points.
When you have unsaved changes in your rune page or mastery page, you will now be prompted to save when navigating away.
Lowered the volume level of audio in PVP.net at all slider positions. You may want to adjust the audio levels in PVP.net as a result.
Fixed a bug where viewing another users Champions would display your own Champions instead. This option is now greyed out when viewing another users profile.
Fixed a bug where the "Play Again" button would not work at the End of Game screen for arranged teams
Fixed a bug where you could not select the "Random" marker in Champion Selection
Fixed a bug where PVP.net would crash at certain resolutions

League of Legends v1.0.0.107

Cassiopeia, the Serpent’s Embrace

Noxious Blast - Cassiopeia blasts an area with a delayed high damage poison, granting her increased Movement Speed if she hits a champion.
Miasma - Cassiopeia releases a growing cloud of poison, lightly damaging and slowing any enemy that happens to pass through it.
Twin Fang - Cassiopeia lets loose a damaging attack at her target. If the target is poisoned the cooldown of this spell is refreshed.
Petrifying Gaze (Ultimate) - Cassiopeia releases a swirl of magical energy from her eyes, stunning any enemies in front of her that are facing her and slowing any others with their back turned.
Deadly Cadence (Passive) - After casting a spell any subsequent spellcasts will cost 10% less for 5 seconds. This ability stacks up to 5 times.

Cho'Gath

Rupture delay reduced to 0.75 seconds from 0.8
Carnivore health restored reduced to 34-68 from 40-82
Carnivore mana restored reduced to 7-15.5 from 8-16.5

Ezreal

Base damage increased to 47.6 from 45
Damage per level increased to 3 from 2.6
Base attack speed increased to 0.665 from 0.658

Fiddlesticks

Terrify cooldown changed to 14/13/12/11/10 from 12
Terrify mana cost reduced to 65/80/95/110/125 from 65/85/105/125/145
Drain mana cost reduced to 80/90/100/110/120 from 80/95/110/125/140
Crowstorm mana cost reduced to 150/200/250 from 200/300/400

Garen


Decisive Strike attack damage ratio increased to 120% from 100%
Decisive Strike base damage reduced to 30/45/60/75/90 from 40/60/80/100/120
Judgment
Base damage per second changed to 60/90/120/150/180 from 30/70/110/150/190
Scaling increased to 100% per second from 70%
Now scales off of only bonus attack damage rather than all attack damage

Gragas

Drunken Rage damage reduction reduced to 10/12/14/16/18% from 10/14/18/22/26%
Drunken Rage mana restoration changed to 40/55/70/85/100 from 50/60/70/80/90
Explosive Cask cooldown increased to 90/75/60 seconds from 60

Katarina

Bouncing Blades
Now scales off of 80% bonus attack damage (instead of 100% of all attack damage)
Base damage increased to 60/95/130/165/200
Now has a 0.35 ability power ratio
Death Lotus
Base damage decreased to 40/50/60 from 50/65/80
Now scales off of both attack damage and ability power rather than one or the other
Now hits the closest 3 targets rather than 3 random targets
Cooldown reduced to 60/55/50 seconds from 60

LeBlanc

Ethereal Chains root duration increased to 1/1.3/1.6/1.9/2.2 seconds from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2
Mimic cooldown reduced to 40/32/24 seconds from 40/35/30

Malphite

Seismic Shard slow and haste changed to 14/17/20/23/26% from 10/15/20/25/30%
Seismic Shard cast range reduced to 625 from 700
Ground Slam mana cost increased to 60/65/70/75/80 from 60

Malzahar

Null Zone percent of health damage increased to 5/6/7/8/9% from 4/5/6/7/8%
Null Zone no longer has a minimum damage dealt
Voidlings now spawn after 4 casts instead of after 5

Mordekaiser

Mace of Spades now resets the attack timer when used
Iron Man shield generation reduced to 20/25/30% from 30%
Iron Man shield decay increased to 5% from 3%

Nidalee

Fixed a bug where she would have lower base damage in cougar form than human form

Olaf

Undertow now deal physical damage instead of magic damage
Vicious Strikes health scaling changed to 0.5% at all ranks from 0.3/0.6/0.9/1.2/1.5%
Vicious Strikes base damage changed to 10/17/24/31/38 from 12/18/24/30/36
Ragnarok damage reduction reduced to 20/30/40 from 25/45/65

Pantheon

Spear Toss base damage reduced at earlier ranks to 16/28/40/52/64 from 20/31/42/53/64
Heartseeker Spear scaling damage reduced at earlier ranks to 20/25/30/35/40% from 24/28/32/36/40%

Poppy

Fixed a bug with Diplomatic Immunity where the particles didn't display for their full duration at ranks 2 and 3
Fixed a bug with Diplomatic Immunity where the tooltip didn't reflect the increase in duration when ranking up
Fixed a bug with Diplomatic Immunity where the leveling tooltip didn't reflect the increase in duration with higher ranks

Swain

Carrion Renewal now restores mana instantly

Twitch

Spray and Pray
Now fires a maximum of 5/6/7 shots
Duration increased to 12 seconds from 6
Now increases Twitch's attack damage by 15/25/35 instead of providing 30/45/60% Attack Speed

Udyr

Tiger Stance
Initial damage is now 150% attack damage plus 40/80/120/160/200 from 180/210/240/270/300% attack damage
Persistent effect no longer splits Udyr's attacks
Udyr now gains half attack speed for 5 seconds after activating Tiger and half while in Tiger stance
Phoenix Stance base damage of activation effect reduced to 10/18/26/34/42 from 15/25/35/45/55
Phoenix Stance base damage of on hit effect increased to 50/90/130/170/210 from 40/80/120/160/200

Urgot

Fixed a bug that was causing Urgot's auto-attack to have a slight delay when clicking a unit for the first time
Range increased to 425 from 400
Attack damage reduced to 51.6 from 54.1
Attack damage per level increased to 3.6 from 3.1
Acid Hunter
Base damage reduced to 15/45/75/105/135 from 30/60/90/120/150
Attack damage ratio increased to 0.85 from 0.7
Terror Capacitor base shield changed to 80/140/200/260/320 from 80/120/160/200/240
Noxian Corrosive Charge
Now deals physical damage instead of magic damage
Damage changed to 75/130/185/240/295 (+0.6 bonus attack damage) from 100/155/210/265/320
Now reduces 12/14/16/18/20% of the target's armor instead of 10/15/20/25/30 flat armor
Updated recommended items

Items

Banshee's Veil
Health reduced to 375 from 450
Mana reduced to 375 from 400
Magic resist reduced to 50 from 57
Elixir of Agility
Now grants 12-22% Attack Speed and 8% Critical Chance, reduced from 15-25% Attack Speed and 15% Critical Chance
Cost reduced to 250 from 300
Elixir of Brilliance
Now grants 20-40 Ability Power and 10% Cooldown Reduction, reduced from 31-65 Ability Power and 10% Cooldown Reduction
Cost reduced to 250 from 300
Elixir of Fortitude
Now grants 140-235 Health and +10 Attack Damage, reduced from 230-400 Health and +11-28 Attack Damage
Cost reduced to 250 from 300
Infinity Edge attack damage reduced to 75 from 80
Innervating Locket has been removed
Last Whisper
Combine path changed: now requires Pickaxe and Long Sword, instead of Recurve Bow and Long Sword
Upgrade cost increased to 700 from 500
Now provides +40 Attack Damage and 40% Armor Penetration
Phantom Dancer
Upgrade cost reduced to 400 from 900
No longer provides Dodge Chance
Randuin's Omen
Armor reduced to 80 from 90
Cooldown reduction reduced to 8% from 15%
Shurelya's Reverie
Move speed duration increased to 3 seconds from 2
Health regeneration increased to 30 from 25
Mana regeneration increased to 15 from 12
Sight Ward
Health reduced to 1 and armor reduced to 0
Reduced collision and spellhit sizes
Duration reduced to 3 minutes from 4.5
Vision Ward
Health reduced to 1 and armor reduced to 0
Reduced collision and spellhit sizes
Duration reduced to 3 minutes from 3.5
Wriggle's Lantern Ward
Health reduced to 1 and armor reduced to 0
Reduced collision and spellhit sizes
Spirit Visage
Now builds out of Kindlegem instead of Ruby Crystal
Upgrade cost reduced to 300 from 375 (total cost increased to 1550 from 1250)
Health increased to 250 from 200
Sunfire Cape
Upgrade cost increased to 800 from 700
Passive is now unique
Warden's Mail
Armor reduced to 50 from 60
Health regeneration reduced to 20 from 25

Summoner Spells

Flash no longer pops projectiles
Flash cooldown increased to 255 seconds, from 240

Runes

Flat energy, energy per level, and energy regen per level runes increased 10%
Flat energy regen runes increased 5%

General

Minion count on the scoreboard will now only update for Champions that you have vision of
Solo lanes will see a slight reduction in their experience gain. Junglers and Dual lanes will be unaffected.
Dragon no longer provides any global experience, but provides more global gold
All turrets now provide less global experience, but more global gold
Baron Nashor can now be debuffed with non-disables (for example, poisons)
"Healing" due to a level up will now be adjusted by a portion of your missing health. In general, less health will mean less recovery. Healing from Catalyst the Protector remains unaffected.
Monster AI has been improved and will now attempt to switch to a nearby target when you leave their leash range. Monsters can now reaggro if anyone in their camp is attacked while they are retreating.

Audio

Vladimir - changed volume balance of spells.

Monday, December 13, 2010

ELDER SCROLLS 5 - SKYRIM

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

FINALLY!!!!!!!!  This is old news by now maybe but I am still pumped as all hell!  I have been playing these games since arena.  OH U DIDNT LIKE OBLIVION? Thats because you got it on your trash console or were to ignorant to mod it on pc.  Just a few mods and this game becomes flawless.  I ended up making mine harder then all hell with combat tactics and crap.  I have 1 mod away from auto crashing the game lol.

and holy crap snow is everywhere and its still snowing!  Last year it was still summer basically but this year is a actual winter.  freaking love it

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Just finished this book and was fairly good. The author does a real nice job filling in the gaps of what happens between abe's public history and his night life. If the title wasn't obvious enough for you the book is about lincoln being a vampire hunter and his political war against them. The book is very entertaining when the author is filling in gaps missing from history such as the Roanoke disappearance. Book really wasn't great but it wasn't bad at all. I enjoyed it and it is a very easy read. I did rage with vamps out in the daylight. I'm just too old fashion for these new age vampires. I miss my World of Darkness type vamps.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Is Coming!

If anyone was read the song of ice and fire series you know that the 5th book will never come out since the author has been writing this baby for like 3+ years or something.  But good news is April is when the series for the 1st book will come out on HBO and i'm freaking pumped as all hell.  One of my fav book series that i'm dying for the author to finish the 5th book and then wait another few years for the next 2.  Check out the trailer and behind the scenes!



Friday, December 10, 2010

Urgot

No real post today.  Been busy as all hell packing and get everything is order for the move.  Got a chance to sit down and play the monster known as urgot.  This hero is prolly one of the worst in game atm but i have been raping noobs all day with him.  worst record was 8-4-8 so far.  He really isn't that bad as people think.  I 2v1 a tyrn and malphite earlier,  morons fed me like crazy.  He is prolly trash as all hell in ranked is elementz prolly doesn't even have his ass on the list he is so bad with competative.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sins of a Solar Empire


Got to check this game out last night with a few friends and holy shit this is a awesome game.  Its like what master of orion 3 should of been!  God now i'm sad they killed that series i spent 100's of hours playing the 1st 2.

Well anyways sins really is a great game.  You start with a home planet and need to expand your empire and your fleets to protect your systems.  The best part of this game is playing with friends.  I'm not sure how many of you played risk or civilization the board game with a few ppl but those games can last for hours.  This game with 3 ppl, 2 of which had experience with the game lasted almost 3 hours.  Us 3 vs normal computers.  I can't freaking wait to get 10 actual players in this.  Games will last for ever.  Sounds long right?  It didn't feel like 3 hours at all.  I didn't know that time passed till we were looking at the end score screen.

Check this out if you like real time strat games or are looking for something to play with a few bros



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

100!!!!

WOOOO finally hit 100 follows!

no deal of the day for games for windows i don't think. =(\
will check and update if that changes

and back to cleaning!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Long freaking day

Haven't stopped till now today.  Finally got a job at sears with meh pay but tons of hours.  Job is a job and i'll be making more then what i have on unemployment so thats all kinds of fucking awesome.  Enough to get me to college after this semister and hopefully transfer up there with a job.  Moving back home kinda sucks but i'll be saving 600 a month till i'm back into school.

Trying my best to get back into the swing of things with real post but its going rough.  Gonna sleep in tomorrow and see if i can get a relaxing day in.

MAX PAYNE 2 FOR 99 CENTS IN MICROSOFT STORE!!!!!
check the microsoft store everyday ppl!!! there are tons of sweet ass deals

pick not related i just love it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

FREE!!!!!!

First beta weekend is over for rift and i will back into a regular groove of things tonight. Back to playing lol and the witcher till the beta is back on and i'm lost in a mmo again.  More interesting stuff tommarow i'm 2 lazy to make a longer post


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rift: Invasion

After the servers came up last night with their 10 mins of downtime for a patch and tweaking the rift spawns the game world got so much more interesting. After leaving the 1st dungeon that is open to us in beta right now we notice on the map that the rifts have opened up and are pouring out mobs and they are taking over towns! Bastard elemental and undead monsters are running wild in the world and pushing toward the capital city! We ran to meet the head of the invasion only to meet easily 300+ mobs going balls crazy on everything in sight. I spent the next few hours pushing the invasion back and closing the rifts. I have no idea how those babies opened up like that and no one killed them. I think most of us at the beta cap were doing instance runs and didn't close the high lvl rifts, so they went crazy on the world.

After we finally closed them up the dev shut the server down to increase the rift spawn rate since everyone gave good feedback on them. Been spending all day questing and fighting these rifts. Game doesn't feel like a grind any more when you almost have to do the public quest or at least check to see people are there to defend the world. If no one is there get ready to see a army moving in on your ass and they will kill you and the mob your attacking and then your quest giver.

Whats really neat is if 2 different plane invasions meet they will fight each other for the right to take towns and land. Water and death clashed last night. When a plane invades it changes the land to make it more like where it came from as it moves out. Death left a barren spiky land with creep from SC looking ground. Water left a ocean coral reef looking stuff behind.

This game is really awesome and can't wait till they open pvp to beta testers. Devs were talking on a pod cast about one side will be able to cross into another and open a rift to distract the other side while they attack somewhere else. Open pvp is back and going to be awesome as hell.

Rift VIP beta keys might be available soon, i'll hold a contest or 1st come 1st served deal i dunno yet. Just depends on if some friends want them or not. I'll keep you all informed about it.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rift beta cont

Day 2 of Rift beta and this game is prolly the best that I have played in a very long time. This beta has gone smoother then any release lunch I have experience. This game is more complete than any mmo has been since I can't remember. I have played them all since MUDS and into Ultima and this jewel is as now ready to ship now. Devs have been on the ball with fixed and low server down time. Longest we had to wait for a down time for server patch was 15 mins. For real patches and updates the longest we waited was about 20ish mins.

I can't reveal much about this game due to TOS and because I actually love this game and the devs who have been on the ball with it. I'll inform ppl who don't know what has already been made public just as a general info with stuff I really like.

Class:
There are 4 major classes you choose at the start. Warrior, rogue, mage, and cleric. From there they split into about 10 different classes per major. With those you can have a combo of 3 at a time to make a really unique character. There are a TON of different builds people will be able to create. I've messed with the 3 different trees I chose to play on my warrior and all are amazing and there isn't really a cookie cutter build you must follow to have a strong character in this game. As your character progresses you will learn more classes to add to your character and have a ton of different specs. No more with you people who have say 2 different priest with all the different specs.

Public quest
This was made in war and done oh so freaking right in rifts. During your adventures random rifts will tear into the land and open portals to the different planes. At that point people all across the zone will come to help push the invasion back. At the end everyone will get a reward based on how much they contributed to the attack. Rewards are collectibles turned in at the major city for a ton of different things. If players don't respond to the rifts the mobs will get stronger and more will come. They will then push out and attack nearby towns.

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G2G servers back online. Those are some of the huge things that I have really liked with the game and will write more on it later.

I haven't been around last 2 days to read what everyone has been into and I will get back to that tomorrow or the next day when beta ends!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rift Beta!!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!!! First beta weekend starts at 1 est today!  Net is finally working and I got nothing at all to do the rest of the day.  I'll Tell everyone how it goes without breaking to much NDA.  Also might have a few extra VIP keys for people interested in playing.  Finally a game that will be polished and finished at launched instead of 6+ months later like age and conan and war.  Check out this vid!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

net down be back asap

When there is snow in kentucky there are so many damn wrecks and trees falling over.  got like 3+ fucking down lines all around my area some retards and nature. Service is in and out. Be back to posting when i can!

daw my puppy before he gained 40+ pounds

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

League of Legends Rant

DEAR LORD U RETARDS WHO CAN'T RIGHT CLICK I HOPE YOU DIE A PAINFUL DEATH! YOUR MAX LEVEL AND STILL PLAY LIKE YOUR LVL 1 YOU FREAKING MORONS!!

For anyone who is or has ever played dota and its clones your either the children who are trash or like me hating almost everyone playing this game.  These games are not hard to play. Right click + 4 buttons = the most difficult game for most people to comprehend.  Even with the group of ppl I game with a new person will show up and ask about the game.  Some retard who can't play will say its really hard man.  I called the dude stupid and refused to play with him last night.  Am I being the kid now? Fucking right bitch and not a fuck was given.  Is this only on lol oh god no.  I would much rather play dota but your average dota game goes like this: FIRST BLOOD - PLAYER LEFT - GG team leaves - EVERYONE ADDED TO BAN LIST DON'T WORRY THEY WILL NEVER PLAY AGAIN.  Play a league? hell no if something comes up and i have to leave the game or you get a dc your not playing in a league again for a long time.  I miss playing HoN but the people in that game are almost as bad and sometimes the same shit happens liek in dota.  At least there I can voip harass people as i rape a team with the current OP hero HoN is featuring.

What really is starting to annoy me in lol is that if i'm solo and don't pick twitch then my team will more then likely lose.  Sometimes i will be with 2-4 other competent people and the game will be great.  That happens every few days or so.  I went from finally being out of the "ELO hell" down to 1100 because people are stupid.  Yeah you will have your off days when playing, but having a negative score 10-20 mins in a game isn't a off day your just fucking bad

This week is going to be 100% a nightmare with shaco being free.  Already had 3 of them last night 4 lvls below everyone else in the jungle and doing nothing with ganks and team fights with their base boots and blood razor.

Any ways want to play with someone who knows how to play this game and wont feed the other team?  Will actually gank from mid and the jungle? OR LIKES TO PICK FUCKING TANK WHEN A TEAM NEEDS ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST AS FUN AND RAPAGE AS THE DPS CARRY YOUR ENTIRE NOOB TEAM PICKED?  Add me to your friend list and lets go win some games.

Dallane

new hero! i want so bad!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Break Day

No real post today. Got a ton of running to do and turn in my resume to a few places.

Coming soon a rant about league of legends!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Leslie Nielsen


One of my fav actors died last night.  He died in his sleep in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital of complications from pneumonia.  If you don't know who this is SHAME ON YOU and go watch police squad and all the naked gun movies! Also you will watch Dracula dead and loving it!  Speaking of that i'm going back and watching all those movies today!



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Witcher Review

Since my last post about the Witcher I have been playing the game off and on. Been trying to finally finish this game esp before the next witcher is released. I freaking love this game even with the mostly boring ass combat system. The game def shows that it was made by starting out developers. Made by polish who use to translate games from english to euro/asian (not listing out that shit).

Graphics sound and all the technical crap are great. Game is from the same engine bioware has been using for rpgs for years. Dialog is a bit on the crap side at times but is easily overlooked.

Combat is fun but will get boring after awhile as you click and do his combos. There are 2 different main weapons you use and 2 other weapon slots that i have not found good use for other then to look cool with different weapons equipped. You have a steel and silver 2h swords. Steel is for humans and some monsters while silver is for monsters steel wont touch. With that you have 3 different combat stances. One for fighting strong slow powerful enemies, one for fast agile enemies who will dodge your strong attacks and a stance for fighting groups. With all that you also have the use of magic to force push and whatnot. Combat works like this. Draw weapons, use right stance, click enemy, as he does his 1st attack wait for the mouse to change color to make a combo and again to finish the combo. Sometimes you will stun a enemy and get a nice finisher that looks badass. Thats your typical fight other then some where you interact with the environment or have to use magic but those are for the big bads.

Alchemy is the games crafting system. You collect parts from monsters and plants found in the game to make healing pots and different buffs to help you in combat. You NEED to use this stuff to because the combat system is easy but alot of fights are balls deep hard.

Story wise the game is grim dark as all hell. They had to do the amnesia bit for the main character which works out well. This is a post war world where any nonhuman is hated and mistrusted. Elves and DORFS are constantly being harassed, assaulted and murdered for nothing. Some of the folk in this game like to insult you with "your mother sucks DORF cock". I really want to read the books after playing just a part of this game.

The game has a good amount of side quest and stuff to do. I find my self bar fighting and playing dice poker a ton.

Game comes loaded with choices and consequences. I actually hate and love when games do this. I'll sit at a fucking screen of 2 big choices wondering which to pick that wont fuck me later or piss me off after i make it. The choices haven't really been huge in the game yet just minor crap which is cool.

Now the sweetest part of the game? Geralt of Rivia. This bad dude is one of my fav chars now. semi marry sue thats a badass and gets tons of hot ass babes. oh whats that? yeah thats right you nail tons of chicks in this game. There are like 2+ chicks in all the story chapters you can nail and should! Sex isn't as good as it is in dragon age but you get a nice show and a sex card at the end with said hot babe post sex glow.

Thats the review hope you like. I def recommend anyone to play this if you like the looks of the witcher 2 or just love rpgs in general. You will def get your money worth out of this game.



Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rune Factory 3



Been hearing a ton about this game lately. It's been out for about 2 weeks. I loved playing the old harvest moons and this is that with swords and magic. Game is looking fairly awesome and will def take up some time, has anyone played this?



Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday!

WOOOO the day of great sales! how many of you drones fought crowds to get crap instead of using a computer for a same deal?

No real post today as I am way to tired a lazy after eating all yesterday.

In TSA news they turned off the backscatter machines to avoid long ass wait lines that were going to form from the opt out day! Those things are really necessary for security eh?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks Giving

No real post today. Making my family round which fucking blows. Have a good one

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TSA BS

Stumbled on this story about a person who declined to get xrayed and sexually assaulted by tsa when he returned home from France.  Spent 2 and a half hours arguing with TSA agents and police who kept him detained.  For those of you who don't know about recent TSA policy i'll inform you.  Some people will randomly have to pass through basically a xray machine and it will show EVERYTHING.  Whats worse is that these images recently got leaked onto the web.  Even worse we don't know what medical problems a person can get for going throught this machine or the ppl who use it.  You can choose to not go through but then its time for a TSA agent to rape you.  I mean pat down....and by pat down i mean your getting a physical exam to check your balls.  They even do this bs to kids.

One man who had nothing else to do refused both options and sat in security for almost 3 hours to see what would happen.  Check out his blog in the link below and i'll link his audo from talking to these people.

Personally i would refuse these bastards also. There is no need to touch my genitals or that of a child of any age.

http://noblasters.com/post/1656164483/my-tsa-encounter-audio







Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rift



Got my VIP beta pass to this game last night.  Since I won't be playing wow for some time I'll roll with this and a few friends.  Really this game is my last hope for new MMO's.  Other then starwars which is just a single player game at this point. Still on the fence with that.  If anyone is interested in getting a beta key for this game just watch their facebook and sign up on the website.

http://www.riftgame.com/en/

good vid of gameplay, older and things have more then likely changed around.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Age of Empires 3



Got this game and all the xpacks last night for 10 cents! Only downside is I have to wait a week because they sold so many they ran out of product keys.  Apparently Microsoft has been having crazy ass sales all week for thanksgiving.  Keep an eye on their store today and i'll post if anything good comes up.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

News from web 2.0 summit

Some cool info about the different ppl who attended the summit.  If you don't know about web 2.0 then go check it out.  Some really exciting stuff.


SAN FRANCISCO--There was an uneasiness in the air this week at the stately Palace Hotel during the eighth annual Web 2.0 Summit, the sort of vibe that you couldn't see in the glossy program or in the lineup of events that included talks by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, and big-ticket investors like John Doerr and Fred Wilson. People weren't talking about it, for the most part, but you could see it. You could hear it sometimes, too, if you knew what to listen for.
"We're entering a period of conflict in the Web, a period of intense competition. We're looking at new levels of M&A. We're looking at the decision: do you partner, or do you compete?" conference organizer Tim O'Reilly said in his introduction to Web 2.0 Summit. "They're asking themselves the question: Who do I work with? Who are my friends? Who are my enemies? How am I going to win?"
"Competition," Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said when asked for the first word that came to mind when she heard the word "Facebook."
"You don't need an app for the Web," criticized Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie, taking a potshot at RIM's biggest threat, Apple's iPhone, and the structured, app-based environment it promotes. "You go through some sort of special developer set of tools because there's no other way--we just don't believe that to be true."
"It's overheated. Things are getting crazy. People are showing up to their first meetings with their term sheets," Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson said of the start-ups that are scrambling to take advantage of an open season among both traditional venture capitalists and the individual "angel investors" who are shaking up the financing landscape.
The exclusive Web 2.0 Summit conference began in 2004 as a celebration of the promises of the post-dot-com era Web but has since veered into a clash of the titans, so as to speak. Two years ago, it was about futurism. Last year it was about dealmaking. This year it was about "points of control," according to conference co-organizers Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle. A stylized, Age of Exploration-inspired map hung above the stage, delineating territories on an imagined set of digital continents as though they were the targets of a literal land grab. It's Google versus Facebook, Apple versus Adobe, Google versus Apple, Netflix versus Hulu, Yahoo versus the public opinion, Twitter versus Facebook, Microsoft versus Google, Facebook versus the start-ups that build on its platforms, every company in Silicon Valley versus the well-publicized shortage of engineering talent.
"The feuds that we see," O'Reilly observed in a conference "debrief" talk after the event had ended yesterday, "it makes people do stupid things as opposed to just trying to do things for the industry as a whole. There's still a lot of virgin territory."
Indeed, even Zuckerberg, in a talk on Tuesday afternoon, indicated that he's tired of hearing his company pitted against Google, scheming to kill Yahoo Mail through a new messaging product, or hellbent on squishing start-ups by acquiring them and bringing their founders into its own ranks. "We're not just trying to take value from other companies," Zuckerberg insisted, pointing to the colonialist-inspired map above him and saying that he thought it was inaccurate in the sense that no territory on it was left uncharted. He said that if the map were a true representation of Silicon Valley it'd be able to expand, "not only that it should expand but that we should enable it to expand."
Right.
Maybe the real reason for this discomfort isn't that this guarded competitiveness and calculated strategy of land grabs are bad things. Maybe it's the shedding of the naivete over the Silicon Valley knee-jerk reaction that we aren't supposed to be like that, like the rest of corporate America with its trade secrets and fierce rivals and back-room dealings. The whiteboards, the "hackathons," the pursuit of open standards (which, by the way, was a topic of conversation almost completely absent from this year's Web 2.0 Summit) for the greater good fall away. You are a business in search of profits. You have competitors. You want to beat them at their game.
And the funny thing is, we saw it in the Microsoft versus Apple PC battles that were so dramatically documented in the made-for-TV movie "The Pirates of Silicon Valley." We saw it in the browser wars, the search engine wars, and in every scramble for venture-capital dollars whenever there's a promising concept getting floated by a half-dozen entrepreneurs who've Googled the directions to Sand Hill Road. The recent film "The Social Network" might have dramatized many of Zuckerberg's early conflicts and obstacles in building Facebook, but does it mean that the real story was free of conflict and confrontation? Absolutely not.
The problem is that every time a shiny new craze rolls around in the digital-media industry, the rose-colored glasses flip right back onto our faces in reaction to the blaring, alluring sunlight in front of us. Everyone is suddenly working toward a single goal--the social Web, the connected Web, the real-time Web or whatever you want to call it in this case--and then people seem to expect it'll all turn into a community project rather than a grab bag of disparate, profit-focused companies that will ultimately want to get ahead of one another. Yes, collaboration does happen, and CEOs like Zuckerberg undoubtedly really do care about furthering a vision of a world tied together through the power of digital technology. But the reactions to a tech industry rife with antagonistic, nervous sentiments really shouldn't be so disconcerted. Shouldn't this be business as usual?
In Silicon Valley, companies are "supposed" to fail because the admirable concepts behind them were misguided, because they were too focused on changing the world without thinking of the need to infuse some profits into the mix--or, in the most optimistic sense, because they're too forward-thinking the industry isn't ready for them. No, sometimes they're snuffed out simply because another, more powerful company could whip up a bigger market share.
The other reason why this generated a particularly grating friction at the Web 2.0 Summit is because, with few exceptions, the executives onstage weren't talking about it directly. That's a byproduct of the public forum.
"The conversations when you have with these people (before they go onstage) are so much more candid," Battelle said in the "debrief" session as he riffed on his talks with speakers prior to their interviews onstage. "What Julius Genachowski can say privately and what he can say publicly are two very different things."
In saying that he may have been taking in some glee in the kind of access he gains from his powerful role as conference organizer, but Battelle's right on a broader scale, too. You're not going to get that kind of frankness when you bring a whole host of industry influentials into a hotel ballroom festooned with gilt and chandeliers, charge them a few grand for three days of peeks at the most talked-about CEOs in the business sitting up on a stage, microphones clipped onto the collars of their shirts, in front of an audience of fingers poised above glowing smartphone and tablet screens with Twitter clients open and ready.
"I'm a little saddened by how measured and media-savvy Eric Schmidt has become," O'Reilly said to the audience of conference attendees at the "debrief" event on Wednesday night. Indeed, the best two talks of the conference were the debates between venture capitalists Wilson and Doerr on Tuesday; and media executive Peter Chernin with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings yesterday, in which real dialogue was able to result rather than just the talking points coming from a tech executive who's had a few too many dealings with persnickety reporters and watchful government regulators.
You didn't see the real nature of industry competition unfolding on the Web 2.0 Summit stage, that's for sure. But the malaise may be overblown; Valley veterans should know better than anyone else that when a company grows big and becomes more focused on staying big than on innovating, it's screwed. The pace of development in the industry means another will step in faster than you can say "Microsoft." Investors who've pumped ungodly amounts of money into stupid ideas will feel the burn. There may be setbacks, but things really can keep moving forward.
And maybe that means the tech industry really is that sunny of a place to be. Just not in the way you might think.


Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20023194-36.html#ixzz15wVJyRox

Saturday, November 20, 2010

FCC may regulate Internet lines days before Christmas


Stumbled on this from 
god i hate the FCC so much.
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a Christmas gift in store for the phone and cable industry: it may move ahead on its controversial net-neutrality regulations three days before Christmas.
An FCC source confirmed on Friday that the commission plans to push its December meeting back by a week, meaning it will fall on the 22nd of the month. That's the same meeting in which analysts say the agency may move forward on its controversial net-neutrality proposal.
Though the FCC has not confirmed that it will vote on net neutrality this year, rumors are swirling that it will. 
The timing of the meeting is already raising eyebrows. Some see it as a way to move the matter along before the GOP assumes the majority and while Congress is not in session to criticize the effort. 
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), ranking member of the telecom subcommittee, questioned the schedule on Friday.
He said "it appears that Chairman [Julius] Genachowski is trying to slip it under the radar and hope no one notices."
Industry sources also suggested that political calculus is involved with the change of date for the meeting.
"While many Americans will be enjoying their eggnog on that day, I'm sure the broadband providers won't be pleased to find this piece of coal in their stockings," an industry source jibed. 
Republicans are already mounting a campaign to oppose the potential Internet line regulations, which would aim to rein in how cable and phone companies manage Internet traffic. Nineteen Republicans signed a letter to Genachowski on Friday urging him not to move forward with net neutrality. 
“Reigniting the network neutrality debate will only distract us from that work and further jeopardize investment, innovation, and jobs. We ask you not to circulate such an order,” they wrote. 
Democrats on Capitol Hill may come to the commission's defense, however, as the policy has various supporters in the House. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said in a statement on Friday that he wants the agency to act this year. 
"Preservation of a free and open Internet is essential to protect consumers, spur investment, foster innovation and promote the free flow of ideas," he said. 
An FCC official also remained steadfast on Friday that net-neutrality rules are a sound policy.
"Net Neutrality is about preventing anyone from regulating the Internet. There are some cable and phone companies out there that want to decide which apps you should get on your phone, which Internet sites you should look at, and what online videos you can download. That’s regulating the Internet -- and that’s what the FCC is trying to stop,” the official said

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blah

Really have nothing to post atm.  W.E. I can break from stuff for one day while i finish my resume.  How is everyone's day so far?

Here is a pic of my dog facebooking.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Heat





Found this movie on netflix last night and remembered why this movie is one of my favs.  If you like big shoot out movies or cops and robbers stuff then this is your movie.  This movie has by far the best shootout scenes I have ever watched.  Also one of the most realistic esp for its time.  One of the 1st movies I had seen at the time that actually had people reloading and being tacticool.  For anyone who thinks that the big shootout scene could never happen IRL you need to look up the one that happened in California awhile back where 2 guys held back LAPD for like 2+ hours.  Movie has some excellent big named people with great acting all around.  During the film i had flash backs to kayne and lynch with the action and characters.  I see where the game developers got their ideas from.  Def check this movie out, you will not be disappointed.

Been a lazy last few days expect more good or terrible movies!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Holy crap what a freaking TERRIBLE movie.  It's your typical horror movie filled with the usual terrible mistakes people make in them.  I rage the most about it because everything could of been avoided if they just drove on a fucking flat.  The movie is about a mad scientist trying to make crazy ass things from both people and animals.  He is literally trying to make a human centipede from 3 people.  Brilliant!  how does he do this?  Why connect them from ass to mouth.  Then try and train them to act as one.  I'm gonna go ahead and spoil this for you because this movie is such trash.  They all die!  Hrm i never knew eating poop and getting an infection would kill someone.  I did kinda cringe at the 1st poop eating.  The only good thing about this movie was the hot chicks in the 1st before they are connected ass to mouth to a asian guy.  The curly hair chick is mah waifu, she is crazy hot.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops


If anyone is on the edge of buying this game and cant decide then you need to get this because its bad ass.  The only thing that i have found i dislike about the game is sometimes u spawn in terrible positions and get killed.  This is getting fixed very soon.  To addicted to make a real post about this. Friends are back and we are playing again.  Also since ppl don't read i'm sick of reading your terrible comments and boring blogs about insurance and ch 11. get this game fools! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Deliver Us from Evil

Seems my gf is also on a documentary kick and finds better ones then I do.  She picked this out from netflix. Crazy film about catholic priest covering up a priest who abused 100's of kids in the 3 different areas they kept moving him to.  People would invite him into their homes and lives. In return he abused their kids.  The people above him protected him from the public and the police.  What really sets this apart from the usual blame you see on the news now and then is the priest is actually talking about what he did and how it was covered up.  The priest above him told the victim girls that its ok he did it because they were girls, if they were boys then it would be obscene.

Really a great movie.  Sad to see that this happens and is still happening today.



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Iphone 3g Jailbreaking



Looking to jailbreak my old iphone 3g to sell on ebay or craigslist.  From what i can tell the price goes up with jailbreaking.  Anyone have a good guide on how to do this? Searching the net shows tons of crap with no real info other then so and so updated new program to jailbreak!  Looking for a real guide and info.  Thanks a ton to ppl who can help.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Minecraft!



In yesterdays boredom I got on my friends minecraft account and checked out survival mode. HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME.  Started playing around 3pm looked up its all of a sudden its 2 am.  Spent hours hiding and fight monsters and just building shit. I have a massive mountain home with a lookout post on top.  Today i'm going to have a huge bridge connecting the lookout tower to a castle.  I will be buying this game soon as i can afford to, broke as all hell after paying bills.  Anyone who hasn't checked minecraft out head to http://www.minecraft.net/ and play with the free part of it. The game is crazy fun and addictive.

Don't say stupid crap like durrr graphics are crap. yeah no shit but its an amazing game and you should try it.

I dunno why but I am on a massive documentary kick with netflix right now. Anyone have any recommendations?





Friday, November 12, 2010

Jesus Camp

Don't post religious crap on this topic, not going to turn this into a god/nogod crap. Movie is about "an honest and impartial depiction of one faction of the evangelical Christian community".  If you saw the movie post how u feel or a reaction to it.
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Walked in this morning to my gf watching Jesus Camp.  It's a great movie if you like to watch kids get indoctrinated and brainwashed.  Now I got nothing against religion but man this is just something I am not use to. From growing up in a boring sit down and listen baptist church to people speaking in tongues is to much.  They almost seem like tin foil hat crazies.  I guess its good their kids have something to believe in and have hope for something bigger.  They seem generally happy having religion which is great for them.  I rather give someone a choice to believe instead of just pounding it into them at all times.

People in this movie so crazy misinformed.  At the start and all through the movie you will hear nothing but CHRISTIAN COUNTRY.  They complain about separation from church and state. Claiming this is the reason y kids are so messed up.  First off kids are been fucked up for some time and it has nothing to do bible readings.  Also most founders and many presidents were not Christians at all.

So many crazy ass things these ppl are talking about. I could talk forever about how angry I have got watching this movie.  I thank god that i never had this crap drilled into me and that I am able to think for myself.  I also thank because my preacher neighbor doesn't constantly bug me about church other then events that are actually fun to go to and they don't try and convert everyone.

I find it insanely hilarious that they have Ted Haggard on there talking about homosexuals and such.  Hrmmm didn't he recently get caught with another man and admitted to that going on for YEARS.  If i remember right the man he was with was a prostitute. Also Ted had a drug addiction maybe? I can't remember exactly. Then after being fired and shunned he becomes a vagabond traveling the country to friends and family houses trying to find work.  He finally gave up and went back to the church for "straight classes".  I haven't heard about him in a long time.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hacker at Washington State University

Well this person is going to be in some serious trouble once they are caught.

Also have an AWESOME freaking lego printer vid. Don't think there is anything legos cant do lol.



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An anonymous hacker wearing a Guy Fawkes mask took over classroom projection screens at Washington State University last Friday, the fifth of November, to broadcast a prerecorded message adapted from V For Vendetta, in a prank that evidently alarmed administrators and amused students.
The nearly four minute video, which was also posted on YouTube, and has its own website, Facebook page and Twitter hashtag, criticizes the university’s IT department. It also urges the student body to rise up against squirrels on the campus grounds. The rodents, the ersatz V complains, do nothing but “eat, drink and breed.”
Video projectors in two dozen classrooms were high-jacked in the prank, according to news reports, and the video was set to replay automatically every hour. The hacker’s website advised university staff that the messages would stop automatically at the end of the day, but referred them to a batch file left on the AV servers that would also reverse the hack. “This script will cleanly remove and reverse all modifications made to the systems.”
A spokeswoman told the Chronicle of Higher Education that campus police were working to identify the perpetrator. “Childish pranks just don’t have a place anymore,” said Darin Watkins. “What may have been seen as cute and clever years ago really doesn’t get that kind of reaction today.”