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Let’s Race!

Posted in GTA Online, World of Warcraft with tags , on October 15, 2014 by Banhammer

I’ve jumped back into GTA V Online for the last few days, now a heady 131, each and every RP earned, not a single one glitched or cheated, honest as the day is long, odd for a game about crime and illegal street racing lol.

Mainly I will participate in races, I have about a 40% win rate, not good but the primary goal is to finish and get the RP’s and GTA$, throw in a few survivals and a mission or two and I am set for the evening,

After completing this game to 100% and getting my one and only platinum PS3 trophy from GTA, I am actually looking forward to this on the PS4 when it finally hits the shelves, I am even planning on repeating that process when I get my grubby hands on it 🙂

GTA Online needs a few improvements tho make it really great, ranging from game mechanics to cosmetics. Firstly I think you should be allowed to add race decals, numbers, logos etc to car doors, maybe even have a “Racing Skin”. If you go to the effort of customising a car, paint job, bumpers, lights, exhaust etc then that should be represented in races where you have to race a “stock” car and you happen to own one of them.

Me and my "Team Lotus" coloured Zentoro!

Me and my “Team Lotus” coloured Zentoro!

Also the ability for us to play our own music off our HDD’s would be great, most of the time I actually turn off the radio in the menus/options as soon as I can, some of the songs they have included are pretty good, the rest are just ok, Banging down the road with Slipknot blaring from my in car radio would be just awesome!

The post race “Job select” screen needs a revamp, if I am there to race, it should contain races, not give me 6 out of 6 options that are Team Death Match!, sure put the option down the side to change the game mode if people want to vote for a mode change but give me races!!! I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve joined a group of random people in game and we just stick to race after race after race, then all of a sudden the game starts putting more and more alternative game modes in (and a few poor race choices) and the impromptu group just breaks up.

One final thing that is a must Rockstar if you ever read this add the ability to MUTE players like you can in COD! The amount of idiots that let us hear them argue with family, or chat about school work or going to the pub or, and the most annoying thing, sing or play music at us over their mics! stop it, just stop it please!

In other news. . .

Been about two weeks till I resubbed to WoW, not really getting that WoW factor out of it, not that I am disliking the game, hoping that will all change when WoD is released in November. The new models in Patch 6.0.2 are pretty decent and a welcome change to the game (although to be honest about 2 years to late!) the quest line for fighting the Iron Horde at the dark portal was pretty good fun, if somewhat crowded on the first day.

Banhammer in his new all sparkly pixelness!



Timeless Isles. Timeless fools.

Posted in pve, pvp, Timeless Isle, Uncategorized, World of Warcraft with tags , , , on December 30, 2013 by Banhammer

The Timeless Isle is not exactly new, I know, but I only visited it a few times before I un-subscribed from World of Warcraft. When I re-subbed one of the things I wanted to do, actually bother the complete the quest chain and so see where it lead.

Well it wasn’t that exciting, pretty much your common garden variety “go here, kill stuff come back” quests with the added bonus that a lot of the creatures and little treasure chests you find can drop tokens that convert into iLevel 596 goodies. Needless to say it’s is not long before you character has a lot of these items covering all armour classes that you can spread around your account, gearing up level 90 alts with out much effort. My characters get to look snazzy and I don’t have to spend hours in LRF/Flex/Normal raids hoping that there is an off chance I get a item of loot week in week out, those days I don’t miss.

Now I get to the reason for this little blog post, while I was in a group of players I met for the purpose of grinding Timeless Coins and Rep a pair of players was trying hard to trick people into flagging themselves “PvP” so they could attack others. Now I have met idiots like these before, back in the days when I clicked on mobs more often than I should (not even sure why I would even have done that now *shrug*). by moving back and forth over the mob you are attacking their hope is for you to accidentally select and attack them, flagging you pvp and they can then attack and kill your character. They get to feel big and clever, you get to waste game time on a pointless corpse run and maybe camped while they wait for you to respawn.

So there I am attacking  mob, hack, chop, slash, dodge huge frontal attack, repeat and these two idiots are running back and forth over the mob I am fighting in the vein hope I will click them and be flagged pvp. But as I know their trick already I am being extra careful to not click on screen, using my mouse and buttons to move and fingers on the keys to fire off my attacks. I even kitted my mob a few yards over but they followed me. What stuck me as odd was that they was speaking in English in /s which I thought was odd for Horde, they must have figured out the way the game converts Horde languages to English. That is when I noticed they was Alliance and somehow flagged openly pvp so that they could even attack fellow Alliance!

Once the mob was dead I moved to a safe spot and whispered one of them directly and asked “Was you really trying to get me to be flagged pvp so you could kill me?” I got a reply right away saying “Yes but you was too pussy!” I’m guessing this was meant to goad me into offering them a fight or something but I simply replied “lol You are so Burning Crusade!” never did get a reply back even after I sent the person whisper along the lines of “Nothing to say?”

What I felt was truly sad was that a couple of the people I was with said “Just let them kill you, they will only do it the once!” I just thought why the casual acceptance of this mild bullying in the game, because someone wants to get their jollies by pvping you? So I told my group that there is no way they are getting me flagged pvp and that they can fuck right off! There is a reason I play on a pve realm and that is I don’t want to be looking over my shoulder all the time waiting for some joker to attack me every 10 minutes.

So this round I will consider it a win in my favour.

World of Warcraft: A return.

Posted in Paladin, Pandaaaaaaaas, World of Warcraft with tags , on December 28, 2013 by Banhammer

Well I went back to Azeroth, after about 3 months off, not that I was craving the old world or the grinding and multiple Alts spread over multiple servers but I met someone at work who also plays World of Warcraft. That makes “IRL” people I know who play World of Warcraft up to a heady 1! Yep a whole one person. So I plumped (hmm not a real word? go figure!) up the cash for 1 months worth of subscription fee to see if I could still get on in Azeroth.

First thing I did was do some daily quests, no surprise there, then I headed off to to make sure Saintangus, my Tauren Paladin was enchanted, gemmed and reforged proper, cost me about 500g right of the bat, but at least that was done. Well 30 minutes later on the Timeless Isle I had managed to get myself some 496 iLevel bits which required more expenditure to get it all reforged and correct.

So there I was mooching around the world when my mate invites me to the “Flex Raid” version of The Siege of Orgrimmar, I accept the invite and transported to the instance and I was dead with in about 2 minutes! No ideal what was going on, no addons, no raid warnings, just good old Decursive running, even it is an out of date version. I like that addon 😀

It seemed I just the raid late in the day and Saintangus found himself in the final boss fight against Garrosh Helscream, it took three tries to get him down, fight go was some mysterious (well to me at least) wipe involving a giant metal spike ball? The second time we was close them something went squiffy not sure what, just not my fault which was good. Third go I died rather suddenly and had to spend the whole fight dead, not a bad thing it turns out as my friend guild defeated Garrosh and I go a nice new pair of trousers to celebrate with 🙂 Oh wait reforging again. . . . in the end I spent a hefty 2000+ gold on reforging, gems, enchants and inscriptions. in the space of a few hours, lucky for me Saintangus was sitting on 23,000 gold (yep that is a lot of dailies I used to do!

Next up Timeless Isle adventures.

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