Friday, February 29, 2008

So guess what?

We got stomped.

Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4

Yep, that's right, we lost 4-0.

But hey, even when you lose you can turn it into a good thing. I now know that the way I've been playing in pubs, thinking that I am good because I can sneak around newbs and blow up a building. Good people don't fall for that one heh. I've got to start trying to dominate the pub servers with melee. So, that's what I'm going to be doing until our next scrim.

Well, besides playing another 14 day trial of Star Wars Galaxies, woooo! I don't gots no bad intanets no MO! So I'm going to have some fun owning it up with a Commando or a Jedi, can't decide yet. Commando pwns with the AoE dmg but Jedi pwns because it's a fuckin Jedi AND they kind of get to craft (making lightsabers), and I kind of like crafting sometimes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

So it looks like it's time to put up or shut up

So I found out on Monday that my clan Cake or Death has scheduled a match against the clan named The Stack, which is comprised of some (a lot) of the best players in the game. Soooooo hopefully we don't get fucking stomped lol.

It's kind of nerve wrecking for some reason, I guess I'm just a tool or something, but it's been a while since I've participate in a scheduled competition. Not only that, but the guy TotalBuscuit from WoWRadio is going to be the commentator, which means a lot of the players will be listening. Not to mention that the game's community is rather small, so iunno, they'll all be waiting for me to fuck up.

But, I am strawng.

As long as we work together it should be an enjoyably challenging game.

As it is right now my rank is lower than most of the players participating. Though, I have played with many members of the Stack, so, I guess what I'm saying is, hopefully they underestimate me. If not, then shit, I guess I'll just have to try and piss them off.

It's hard to lose when you're pissing the other guy off.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Hello there little one

These are not the droids you're looking for.

No, I'm not playing SWG, though I am very tempted to create a free trial account because my internet doesn't suck ass like it did last time which made me quit because I couldn't finish a quest in the huge series that takes you well into your high levels which required me to race to certain points before time ran up, which is difficult with laggy bad comcast bullshit that is available to me.

So what have I been doing? You may be asking yourself. Well, not too much to be honest. I've taken it a little slow in Savage 2 recently because they're fixing so much shit and adding new little neatnesses and such. For instance, they changed required time played to appear on ladder back to 5 hours, so it removed a bunch of demo accounts and put my rank back where it was, close to 1000. They also removed Win:Loss ratio from the formula that equates your Skill Factor (SF), which gave me a 20 point boost in that. So now, I'm ranked under 1000, in the 900s, which is awesome and I'm much more tempted to play some now.

I'm mainly just waiting for the clan ladder and tournaments/matches/league play etc. THE COMPETITION. Which I'm assuming will be coming soon since they now seem to be focusing on clan related issues.

I got my buddy to start playing as well and gave him some good pointers and then he figured the rest out on his own. He finally paid for an account and as soon as he gets 5 hours of play time he will be ranked much higher than myself, which imo, is because I took a long shitty road and I helped him find the short good road.

So, here's a link to my stats.

In my offtime from Savage 2 I've been dabbling a bit in the good ol past time of CS. On my favorite servers provided by CSGamer.com

I've watched more American Idol than I'd like to admit, I blame my girlfriend. But I hope that little kid wins, and if not him then I want the Syesha girl or however you spell it, to win. See Syesha is from my town of Sarasota! Sure, she went to Booker, and we all know how dirty that place is (LAWLZ), but she still represents the SRQ NUKKA!

I am so gay for saying that shit btw, just in case you didn't figure that out yourself.

Anyways, yep, that's about it. Ohhh!

1-2 more paychecks and I can afford a cruise for 2 from tampa to cozumel mexico. Very exciting stuff, girlfriend is very excited, I've got a goal, so it's a win/win imho.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

As le promised



I even got backstabbed by the third guy, watch my hp. Of course, 2 commander heal over times help.

Check back later today

Yesterday I friggin owned it up in Savage 2, I distinctly remember killing 5 guys single handedly who were attacking one of our sub lairs. So, I downloaded the replay, turned on fraps, and watched it. I slowed it down during the melee fighting so you can see a bit more what it's like. I actually learned that the Shapeshifter has extendable claws, like Wolverine, ooo how neat...

Anyways, the video is going to be 4:20 long. It will not be sped up like my previous videos, except when I'm not fighting, all speed changes were made using the Savage 2 Replay Controls.

I converted the video to wmv last night, and today when I get home from work I will be shrinking the file size and uploading to YouTube. Then I'll be posting it back here. This will happen today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ground control to Major Tom

Somebody set us up the bomb.

Help computer.

Alright.

So.

Hello there stranger. It's been a few and for good reason. Right now I shouldn't even be doing this. See I work at an accountant's office, for my Dad actually. It's that time of the year too, busy as all shit until after April. It's my first tax season, and I'm strugglin'. Which is why I shouldn't be typing this right now, I'm at work.

But yeah, out of work I've still been playin' some Savage 2. Here is a link to my player stats page. As you can see I'm still gaining. My W:L ratio is evening out more and my K:D is staying the same, which is good enough for now. I've been raising my hp repaired; kills and assists always go up, same as deaths :p

Been playing with one of my clan mates a lot, BLUEPOWERVAN, he's good and when I'm aware of where he's goin' we usually stomp people. So, I'm still having fun.

I went to buy the Collector's Edition yesterday and got charged for a regular game purchase, received 1 scratch off instead of 5, etc. Hopefully this will be taken care of today, which I'm sure it will because S2 is good people.

Don't forget to TRY SAVAGE 2. Free game download, 5 hours demo time (with few restrictions), and gameplay like you've never experienced before!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I am teh leet, lols!

A conversation with a Comcast support chatter person dealy

I just figured I'd put this out there, because I have slowly been driven to hate Comcast. Here is a link to my first post about these assholes.

Anyways, here it is:


chat id : 9015bfd3-8561-4679-a71e-9ea842a1ce2f
Problem : When I moved into my apartments they supplied me with a Comcast reps #. He set up my account and I guess put me under a promotion. He did not tell me this and now I'm expected to pay more? Furthermore, he is not answering or returning my calls.

Jason > When I moved into my apartments they supplied me with a Comcast reps #. He set up my account and I guess put me under a promotion. He did not tell me this and now I'm expected to pay more? Furthermore, he is not answering or returning my calls.

Iris > Hello Jason_, Thank you for contacting Comcast Live Chat Support. My name is Iris. Please give me one moment to review your information.

Iris > Welcome to Comcast! It's an honor to have you with us! My name is Iris, nice to meet you. How are you doing? smile

Jason_ > I'm okay, is there any way to make the chat wider so I don't have to side scroll?

Iris > I'm sorry Jason, but that's the format of the window...

Jason_ > Alrighty

Jason_ > So yeah my bill has basically doubled out of the blue and "my comcast guy" is ignoring me.

Iris > Oh I'm sorry to hear that, but I will do my best to help you.

Iris > But before we begin, I need some information, don't worry is just for security purposes, can you provide me your account number and the last 4 digits of your SSN, please?

Jason_ > Hah, that actually makes me worry, but okay one second

Jason_ > CENSORED BITCHES

Iris > Alrighty! Please hold a moment while I check your information.

Jason_ > I'd also like to state that "my comcast guy" has ignored me almost from the start. See my internet has worked improperly since day 1. I've had comcast just about forever so I know how it should perform when playing online games. I assume that because I mention online games as my main activity on the internet that it is considered less important to most of the employees I came in contact with. I was even told by a phone rep that I'm not supposed to be allowed to play online games, like I don't know that I am.

Jason_ > You know I've seen a ton of stories on the internet about comcast kind of sucking and I always thought no way, they've always been great to me.

Iris > Well Jason, I understand, don't worry I will pass that report.

Jason_ > I had 4 techs come out to my house and they all played with the same friggin socket in the wall, and nothing, not one bit of difference ever occurred. I figured there was a problem with the cord in the wall or outside under ground, but I guess doing work is out of the question.

Jason_ > It was during this time that my comcast guy, whos first name and phone number I can supply, stopped taking my calls or returning them.

Iris > Well Ryan, what kind of promotion they gave you?

Jason_ > I feel like I've been "worked over" or "had a fast one" pulled on me. One guy called me out of the blue saying if things weren't fixed he would give me like 10-18 mb down for the same price as my 6 mb and then he gave me a false number to contact him by. My comcast guy also told me he would refund the payments for the internet when it was improperly working. Now I can't even get a hold of him to try and fix this crap he's gotten me in or even to let him know I'm really considering canceling everything because of him.

Iris > I'm really sorry for the inconvenience Jason.

Jason_ > My names Jason, and he didn't even tell me he gave me one. He just made it sound like he was giving me a great deal because I live in the apartments that I do, they did supply me with his name and number as a comcast representative. I thought I was just getting some more of the old comcast greatness that I'd always known and loved.

Jason_ > He never once said it would end and I would be charged more, not once.

Jason_ > If he did I would've said no, I just want the regular tv.

Jason_ > My bill has literally doubled because of this and to me, that's outrageous.

Iris > Well Jason, let's go step by step, that kind of promotion maybe has expired.

Jason_ > Well I assume that it has considering my bill has doubled. But to clarify again, I was unaware of any promotion.

Iris > If you like I can transfer you to the Sales Department to give a downgrade of your service, unfortunately I'm not allowed to do that.

Jason_ > Look at it from my view, I open my bill and instead of being able to afford it, I can't, because some guy didn't tell me anything. My account was created over the phone with this guy and I didn't sign one piece of paper besides the services sheets the techs have. I was completely 100% unaware of this promotion.

Jason_ > I wouldn't like to be transferred. What is it that you cannot do?

Iris > Because this is the Troubleshooting Department. I don't have the necessary tools to do it.

Jason_ > Okay so what I'm gathering is that you know there's no hope for me to come out of this happy, am I right?

Iris > Jason it has a solution, really. But I don't have the necessary tools, but the Sales Department has it.

Iris > Did you try to report that person to your nearest Service Center?

Jason_ > No I have not, but usually when I call I'm not talking to the people in my town.

Jason_ > That is a good idea though.

Iris > That can comes in handy. smile

Jason_ > Alright I guess I'm gonna take this fight to da streets!

Jason_ > Thanks for your help, and have a wonderful day.

Iris > Yeah!

Iris > Is there anything else that I can do for you?

Iris > We really really sorry Jason.

Jason_ > No, this is just the part similar to the end of a phone call when you wait for the other person to hang up first heh.

Iris > Well Jason, just as a reminder! Remember that you can contact us via chat and also by phone at 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-2662278). We will do our best to help you!

Jason_ > I'll remember that, now you hang up first!

Iris > Sorry Jason, I can't do that, company policies wink. I would be honored if you hang up first. And after you do that, there is a little survey that you can answer in order to improve the quality of the service.

Iris > Here in Comcast we are very happy to help you! Remember that you can always count on us! Thank you and have a good day!

Jason_ > Bai2u!

Jason_ > This should be good on mah blog


So some day soon I should be getting motivated enough to call the local place, hopefully get through to the local place and not transferred across the state, and then complain about this turd. I'm going to try the Turd one more time before I go to the local place though.

Meh

Monday, February 4, 2008

Oh damn, I almost forgot about this

So, I've been playin a decent amount of Savage 2, still, and it's goin good.

I had a rough start with my old account and trying to gain some SF and rank, and I still am a bit I suppose. The way they have the servers set up separates the players by their skill levels. Plus people like to stack teams, now, I'm not complaining about stacked teams that much. I can understand a clan or group of friends wanting to play together. But there are still soloers who join the team with the highest average SF, which to the naked eye means highest chance of winning.

One of the things a few people are finding out is that you need to be in a clan so that you'll have people to, well, stack with. That's where I'm at right now. I got my initial rank of 2000+ down to 1500 in a few games one day. Then a days worth of stats didn't get reported, I believe these stats are not lost and should be added to the website soon, hopefully they will help.

I die a lot. I saw someone on the forums say that K:D ratio just shows how much of a pussy you are. So that makes me feel good.

I've met a good commander and he's begun to amass a small amount of followers, me being one of them. So we're makin a clan, and I believe it's called Cake or Death, because we couldn't agree on anything, an executive decision was made.

I suggested we use Indecisive, but we couldn't agree on it. Ohhhh how punny.

We've got some good dudes. Our highest ranked is in the 200s, but, there is a match between a couple of our guys and a couple members of The-Stack (best clan, has like 5 million top 10 players). Actually now that I look at it, my commander is commanding and the 200s ranked guy is on the winning team as well, lots of others thrown into the mix however.

Anyways, here's the link to the match info.

Commander = braddock, BLUEPOWERVAN is the buddy we gots in there.

On the opposing team, /me points to Naj, Pontifx, optimize. That's just from The-Stack, fenix is a bad mammajamma as well, and hey lookie there it's my ol buddy futch. Played with him a bit during my demo account phase.

Basically, it's starting to get exciting. I know I'm going to eventually be in the top 100. My ranks for most stats are better than my actual player rank. My biggest downfalls are my K:D ratio and my W:L ratio. But once the clan gets rolling, the W:L ratio should begin to pick up and over time I assume that the K:D will as well.

There's a lot of little tricks people don't tell you about, I need to start discovering them.

I've seen a lot of peoples names in the ladder that I've seen in other games. Lots of people who may be from CSGames community. Such as Erethrin, scorp, PeanutX, have yet to confirm with any of them. Theres a guy named Paragod that I may have known in DAoC as well. The community seems small but I see new people everyday that I've not seen before.

I really do enjoy the community of Savage 2.

If I ever decide to do anything with movies and this game, it will sure be a lot better than any other. Due to all replays being saved online and available for download. I'll just have to run the fraps while watching the replay, so easy!