Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Still Active

I'm sorry have not posted anything in awhile But I'm still active some new content will be coming very soon as well as some new projects that will be coming online soon.


Monday, May 30, 2011

World Of Warcraft Cataclysm A Cataclysmic Failure Part II


Its been a few months since my last review of World Of Warcraft Cataclysm and I'm not sure what I can say other than its still a Cataclysmic Failure. Blizzard just released a new patch and some new content, it looks like what they have tried to do is bribe the Tank and Healer classes with some goodie bags in order to try and entice them to que up more for the random Instances.

This in my opinion is just another failure! what Blizzard has done is reward bad behaviour these classes have all ready had an over blown sense of self importance due to game dynamics that make them seem to be more important than DPS classes. Blizzard/World Of Warcraft should have been working on making all classes important to a groups success rather than feeding the Tanks and healers more stuff.

One might argue that the wait times for new content are high still at the 30 to 45 min for DPS classes on the Blackwater Raider server for heroic top end content due a shortage of Tanks and Healers and an over abundance of DPS classes so you need to entice the tank and healers to join these randoms, what I have found is this has made tanks and healers feel even more untouchable for rude and plain asshole like behaviour, while it alienates the DPS (damage per second) classes even more and hey Blizzard if those classes are your bread and butter subscribers why do that? 

Perhaps Blizzard should have been using the time to make the DPS classes more important after all if they are the majority of players why alienate them from the game even more? Also why not open up the DPS classes to more servers/Batlegroups to lessen wait times as opposed to bribes? 

In the end I think the game is still broke and losing players because of this type of game design and dynamics, some people say the game has lost 2 million players although this might be due to some licensing problems with chinese servers or maybe the game content has just caused people to leave after all you can only take so much abuse from both players that have been given a sense of entitlement through bribes/gifts from Blizzard and Blizzard seeming to be willing to ignore the problems that the DPS classes are having because of this and game design. 

What else can I say If you like playing a DPS class hold off buying the expansion there are still just too many problems for those classes, if you are good at being a tank or healer you will be fine. 

In ending I want to know what you think, maybe you are on a different server and you have different experiences?  maybe things are much better on your server? or worse though thats hard to imagine. Maybe you have a much different opinion about whats going on? I want to know about what you have been experiencing  and thinking please leave  comments.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead

Osama Bin Laden has been killed the release with some early info follows belo

WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.
A small team of Americans killed bin Laden in a firefight at a compound in Pakistan, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.
A jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden's death after a global manhunt that lasted nearly a decade.
"Justice has been done," the president said.
Former President George W. Bush, who was in office on the day of the attacks, issued a written statement hailing bin Laden's death as a momentous achievement.
"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done," he said.
Few details were immediately available of the operation that resulted in bin Laden's death, although the president said none of the Americans involved was harmed.
The development comes just months before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, orchestrated by bin Laden's al-Qaida organization, that killed more than 3,000 people.
The attacks set off a chain of events that led the United States into wars in Afghanistan, and then Iraq, and America's entire intelligence apparatus was overhauled to counter the threat of more terror attacks at home.
Al-Qaida was also blamed for the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 231 people and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in Yemen, as well as countless other plots, some successful and some foiled.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sony Playstation Network Hacked

I'm so pissed off right now just got an E-mail from Sony that their network was compromised and all sorts of personal information was compromised. I know I will no longer be buying Sony products if they can not be professional enough to have robust security to protect my information they don't deserve my business. A copy of the E-mail follows below let me know what you think?

Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, 
certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account 
information was compromised in connection with an illegal and 
unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this 
intrusion, we have:

1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;

2) Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a 
full and complete investigation into what happened; and

3) Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our 
network infrastructure by rebuilding our system to provide you 
with greater protection of your personal information. 

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill 
as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly 
and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, 
we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following 
information that you provided: name, address (city, state/province, 
zip or postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation 
Network/Qriocity password, login, password security answers, and handle/PSN 
online ID. It is also possible that your profile data may have been obtained, 
including purchase history and billing address (city, state/province, zip 
or postal code). If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, 
the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. 
While there is no evidence that credit card data was taken at this time, 
we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card 
data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution 
we are advising that your credit card number (excluding security code) and 
expiration date may also have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, 
telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive 
information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, 
asking for your credit card number, social security, tax identification 
or similar number or other personally identifiable information. If you 
are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the 
entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are 
fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your 
password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity 
user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we 
strongly recommend that you change them as well.  

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, 
we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements 
and to monitor your credit or similar types of reports.  

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of 
this incident, and we regret any inconvenience.  Our teams are working 
around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as 
possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will 
continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to 
protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and 
secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority.  
Please contact us at 1-800-345-7669 should you have any additional questions.


Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment


Thursday, January 20, 2011

World Of Warcraft Cataclysm A Cataclysmic Failure

Well its been a bit over a month since the newest expansion from Blizzard the creators of World Of Warcraft Cataclysm and I thought its about time I gave a review and some opinions on this newest release.

Now what can I say I feel like I got conned out of sixty bucks World of Warcraft Cataclysm is a Cataclysmic failure. Now I would like to get into some of the reasons why I feel this way. There are many bugs with questing in one case I was unable to quest in a zone because none of the quest-givers would give me the quests, sending in a ticket gets the response of we are aware of this thank you. This is a common response to numerous bug reports even though the game did go through a beta testing period.

The biggest problem though are wait times for dungeons for regular ones it averages twenty minutes for Damage Per Second classes it gets even worse at the heroic level with on average forty five minute wait times, this gets even more frustrating with the kick system being abused it's not uncommon to wait 45 minutes to help out in a heroic dungeon only to get kicked at boss fights. So on average you Que. wait 45 minutes play for a bit and repeat, this is in no way fun and really limits how you can progress in the game.

Now some might say try going the player versus player bit for gear, well the random battleground wait times average again about 20 minutes, so again its becoming wait play for a bit wait some more, in no way in my opinion is this a fun gameplay experience.

My advice to anyone that has not bought the expansion is keep your money and wait at least till you start to hear that Blizzard has made some moves to address these gameplay issues and for those of us that all ready spent the money well get ready for a really cataclysmic gaming experience.

 I'm interested in your thoughts did you have a the same experience or did you have a good one? I want to know feel free to leave your comments.