Tuesday, May 12, 2015

82: LAN 1/2

Games and stuff.

WHEN: 23th May, 6am - 6pm. Show up when ever.

WHERE: Ben's Place, 4/33 Duncraigen Street

WHAT: LoL mini-games. Other stuff.

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink there.

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Josh: *Lazy mode deactivated.*

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

81: April's 18

Birthdays are fun, and some more memorable than others. Come and join in to celebrate April's 18th on saturday. Planning to catchup with a few people, chat and share a meal. Bring some drinks to share as well. Also gonna play some computer games if you're into that sort of thing. Oh and it's the last weekend of the school holidays.








Warframe; You will need to patch and confirm your account details beforehand. It’s a free to play space ninja power rangers FPS.
But it’s a ~6.1GB download that steam cannot backup. So you really need it running beforehand.
Assuming we have four people to give this a go I’d like to try teamwork to unlock new map areas, possibly the tutorials. Otherwise we could level up effectively and gather mods in an extraction/ defence mission. But the fun part though is: being a space ninja power ranger, running up walls and getting stealth kills. I was the yellow ranger two years ago when we were in the Warframe beta test (closed beta I think?) but have now switched to a Porygon color scheme, to hurt them in their eyes. Orange didn’t work so well so I couldn’t be a neon Genin, like Naruto. If you want to join a guild I'm in Orcis [steamlink][WIX homepage]

League of Legends, first win of the day. URF mode should be over so I’m happy to skip this and move on to…

Diablo 2; The moon eclipse last time was less impressive that I had anticipated. But Diablo was better. I’m impressed by the voice acting and cutscenes. Between minecraft and Path of Exile, I’d say the graphics have withstood the test of time too. We have not cheated or collected nifty items from old save games at all and have slowly played through the story, listening to all the gossip along the way. I think our party consisted of a Druid, sorcerer, assassin, necromancer, barbarian and a paladin.
Lest see,
VRKnight (Tony) was the paladin, who specialised in Auras.
Arcasian (Josh) was a barbarian? Then became a Druid, to roll bolders of fire through doorways.
minisorcerer (Cameron) chose a sorcerer and his little legs couldn’t keep up with the party.
Newt the third (Marc) assassinated people for a while with his traps
Dave the Builder (Alex) was our duplicate sorcerer.
Anoiki (Ben) summoned skeletons to work for him, but not too many friends because they crowd the doorways.

For later on if you want the same style of play, I've picked up Torchlite 2, which is a six player co-op game and found a nice [website] that lists a lot of other co-op games we may like to try, for when April gets older.



WHEN: April 18th, 5pm till late

WHERE: Ben's backyard BBQ

WHAT: What?

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink there

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Oh and also.....

Monday, March 30, 2015

80: an Easter Moon Rises

A great noise came from the sea heralding a red moon razing the east. At 5:37 it will begin its ascent on the sky, purported to reach its crescendo at eleven. At which point I've planed to take a sabbatical and journey to the outside world for a gander. The rest of the eve we will be worshiping the fluorescent lights and observing the triangulation of our pixel trifecta.

Though the preferential alternative was to spend a day with the absence of watered ablutions then retire under a chandelier of stars, but this was not to be. Organising oneself is not so challenging but as a communal expedition it has not come to pass.

Dependant on who it is that replies and confirms their attendance, our schedule for the evening includes: Diablo2, the old one that I've never actually played. Copies should be available for transferral on the night. League of Legends, the old favourite that can easily consume an evening on its own. Warframe, was once on the cards, two years ago I believe, and it is worth another look. Pleas resurrect your old accounts and be patched up and ready to run on the night. For some good old power ranger space ninja FPS action. Then a small break is also scheduled because of [this].

WHEN: Saturday 4th April

WHERE: Residence of Ben

WHAT: Diablo2, LoL, Warframe

WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring some beverages and other consumables to share,
PC (2 old unreliable backup spares onsite)
Ethernet cable (optionally an extra switch)
Powerboard (probably not needed,  but be prepared)
Sunny disposition

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

79: declare vStartDateTime datetime;

call GetPeriodForDate(pDate, pMode, 1, vStartDateTime, vFinishDateTime);

IF SQL_programming > Average(StartWorkDay,EndWorkDay)
Then
      Time_ComputerGames = Time_ComputerGames - Motivation;
      Time_Kitesurfing++; -- reducing eyestrain and knee cramps, need some P.E.
Else
     Time_RemainingTillSojourn = OR(Soon, Later)
END If

-- Ben will be camping at Agnes Waters sunday morning
-- Arriving back in bundy about 3PM
-- the fridge and cupboard will therefore be empty

WHEN: March 22nd after 5PM

WHERE: Wind room

WHAT: Artemis, League of Legends, Age of Empires, TF2

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

78: day-D

Zombies are AWAL, I only really liked Stubbs anyway. So instead it is day-D.

D is for
Don't Starve
Dino Beatdown: Orion's Hoard
Divine Cybermancy
Dino D-Day
Depth

I don't think Don't Starve will last a long time, alternatively its a really long game. Punching T-Rex can be fun for a few 20min rounds and is now just $0.99. The divine cybermancy got a workout when Levi was present and I've a competent healer now as well as furiously fast frog. More dinosaurs, couldn't leave this one out, possibly only played once previously when Sam was in town. Finally Depth the dodge counterstrike mod with sharks that I thought was going to play like Hydrophobia Prophesy but disappointingly doesn't.

Also note that I'll be a church a little later than normal on account of our AGM and being responsible and stuff. Text/ring for more details as I may leave my place unlocked i.e. for baby sitting during the AGM. Lego's in the sunroom.

WHEN: Sunday 22nd after service

WHERE: Ben is happy to host

WHAT: Oh, I mentioned this already.

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Monday, January 26, 2015

77: a Lenten Journey

 On account of a scheduled fortnightly Vampire the Requiem, scheduled for Sunday evenings, sojourns for Lent will also take place Sunday evening on alternating weeks. Out of the ordinarily Levi will also be physically here this weekend. By then Levi and I should both have a DX11 compatible graphics cards working again, but I don’t think there are that many intensive games. I can’t recall the last time I felt the need to turn off shadows or shading. Possibly in Dark Souls, but that’s mainly because it was a buggy PC port.


I’ve had a decent bash at Don’t Starve now, it’s similar to Terraria in that you quickly have to build resources to make your lifestyle sustainable and the most fun thing is discovering how the game works and how to use all these things. So another session on it will progress faster but be less fun.


Recently played a couple of Frozen Throne mods, wow League of Legends has come a long way since grass roots. Almost every match feels like an ARAM but the game modes change as well. Quite happy to go back to LoL where I have a vague notion of what items I want to get and which shop to find them in.


E.Y.E wouldn’t mind another campaign session in this. Partially because Levi is in town but I like the game still. It has plot, and is a 32 player co-op FPS RPG dungeon crawl hack and slash. But I’m only game if we can put a few hours into it as I’ve done the first missions several times now. I suppose we could run the scenarios a few times?


Nicole really enjoyed Artemis when we played over Christmas. I’m keen for another session as well and can setup the TV as our main screen. I still have a couple of gift able copies as well as the client files if anybody is keen on hosting their own game.


Galacon is a new game that I found out about this week, free to play on steam in which you use circles to make triangles that swarm circles so that you can make more triangles. When such a simple concept is fun I can understand why graphics card development cycles have slowed.


Orion:Hoard, is a dinosaur fighting game that me and Josh have been playing on and off for a month, you get to punch dinosaurs until they go invisible.


WHEN: Feb 1, 5pm till Late

WHERE: Wind Room

WHAT: Don't Starve, LoL, E.Y.E, Artemis, Galacon & Orion.

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

76: water at the gates

Australia day again and again the weekend snuck up on me. My plan is to visit the beach, BBQ some snags and spend all day playing enemy at the gates and don't starve alone. Though I may have a little foray into town to help with the ROTARACT fundraising BBQ for the council at the botanical gardens. Also my spare graphics card does not run DX11, so I may be a little limited for choice.

Is it three years ago now that it was raining and Sam was intending to drive down from Rocky but couldn't get here because the roads started to flood?

WHEN: 26th January

WHERE: Tony's beach resort

WHAT: LoL, Enemy at the gates, Don't Starve together Beta.

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink below, if you want.

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!