Finally …. an update! Guild Wars2, Diablo 3, and more!
It has been a while since my last update and a lot has happened over the past 5 months. Looking around you may notice a new skin I found and I think it works great with the theme of our site. If you have any better options, post a comment or keep it to yourself!
I must say that I got conned into the hype that was Diablo 3. It was a good playthrough the first time, on normal level. Your character felt like a badass tearing the spines from the hordes of demons that were sent against you. Then, after beating the normal campaign, this is where things went down hill. Just as a precursor, I stopped playing before 1.03 patch so I don’t know if anything has been fixed since then. My gripes are mainly due to the lack of item drops and the steep curve of progressively hard play that became a brick wall in Inferno . Yes, I understand inferno was not designed to be completed easily in a single sit down and that gear was needed to be farmed to make you live through it, but there was a severe lack of drops of items that were appropriate to use . Most of the rares were junked immediately because they were worthless.
Then comes the AH … ugh… I could shoot myself. This was supposed to be THE Auction House to revolutionize Auction House’s in games. the interface was horrendous. You couldn’t filter effectively , you couldn’t sort the results by the column and to top it off, you could only list 10 FUCKING items at a time. 10. 1.0. Who the fuck thought that was a good idea? No wonder all the good items were sold on the money auction house (which I didn’t use) just browsed. You were forced to pay game gold to increase your inventory to hold shit you want to auction…. ridiculous. I can keep going but you get the idea. Blizzard dropped the ball on this big time. D2 wasn’t spectactular, but it was a good game that still holds up to the test of time. D3 is just a flash in the pan and will be quickly forgotten.
I am now playing Guild Wars 2 on the Jade Quarry server with The ShipWrecked Pirates (http://www.thesaltymaid.com/tspforums/index.php) . The game is solid and a great step forward from GW1. World PVP, instanced PVP, crafting, a great AH, et al. I am excited to see what happens over the course of this games life. I just wish I had more time to play.
I have a new baby due any day now, so my game time will increase if the baby is a night owl. ::fingers crossed::