Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Patch Tuesday -

New champion! Jarvan IV. I haven't personally tried him, but I've seen a few games with him and all I can say after 1 day, is that he has his uses. He's not the strongest champion, not the weakest, I think he is well balanced and can help a team.

Other than introducing the new champion, not much happened.
They are trying to shorten the games by buffing minions after a certain period of time, so they can do more to the towers and inhibitors and shortening respawn timers.
Some small tweaks to heroes here and there, most notably is Caitlyn, buffing her ult up some to make it on par with some others. Also Karma got some small buffs, to try to bring her up to par, but she's still way too weak.

That's it for today, more in 2 weeks!
I'll try to figure out something to replace the WoW Wednesday by tomorrow.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Legends - NESL

I have some more news on the ESL that I talked about 2 weeks ago finally!
Season 8 is starting on North America now, with the first qualifying rounds ending yesterday. Team CLG came in first place with 2 decisive victories over OGodBears. OGodBears came in 2nd place of course and Team SoloMid came in 2rd place with a win over DAO(Defy All Odds, I think). The whole tournament was streamed from about 4PM to about 10PM, I'm not really proud to say I watched the whole 6 hours, but I did.
The European side had their games earlier, but I didn't watch any of them.

Along with that, there will be weekly Go4LoL mini tournaments held each week for $100 prize pools, culminating to a $1000 end of season tournament, which will come some time in June.

I can't wait until the North American team, probably CLG, faces off against the best European team at the end of the season, going to be really good games, who do you think will win?

Friday, February 25, 2011

FreePost Friday - Week Off

I don't really have much to post about, but I do have the next week off from my classes, so maybe something in there as an extra.

Also, my sub for WoW ran out today and I probably won't renew it for a while. That means I'll be shutting down the WoW Wednesday posts until maybe later.
Short post today, that's all I've got. Gonna go enjoy my week off now!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

WoW Wednesday - Thursday

OOPS! Forgot to post until right now! And it's Thursday instead of Wednesday...
Also I didn't make a post on Tuesday, because there was really no news to report on that day...Next week it will be back on, most likely.

Anyway, onto WoW now. Last week, I said I would make a post about how much I hate rogues, but I'm gonna change it now. I've been PvPing some more with the buffed up Discipline spec. I must say, since the buffs to Shield and Desperate Heal and now they're not so bad. They used to be able to silence and stun me dead in about 4-8 seconds, now I can last a lot longer, in most cases I don't die. Even sometimes when I get focused by more than just a silly rogue, I can get away. Or I can at least last long enough for someone to come by and kill the rogue off as well as whoever else. I am really liking the PvP now. Previously I DID hate it, Shield was weak, died in two hits, couldn't get anything done. Now it's a whole new spec it seems like.
TL;DR I am taking back what I said last weak. I don't hate rogues as much anymore and I enjoy PvP as a priest now. Yay!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Legends - Ranked Games

Late post today...
Anyway, I've been playing a lot of ranked recently, pretty much completely switched over from the Normal modes to Ranked now. I feel like I am ready to play with the 'top guys'. It will be a long, long loong climb up there to even getting around 1800ELO at this rate. Most days I will end with a positive win/loss, but sometimes I will get the opposite.
I'm hovering around 1400 atm, people are getting better...Not all of them, but some at least. I definitely feel like I'm better than all of them though. I hate to be that guy that says that, but I really think it's true. I'm still ever improving myself, but I can carry my weight in the game every time, sometimes other people's weights. feels good when I do that, but it doesn't happen often.
Pic above is my last 6 games. Other than the one loss, I think it looks pretty damn good. 5 Deaths total in 6 games? Hell yea.
Those two games with Akali are my first two ranked in 3v3. I met a couple Ukranian guys in the game as Cho'gath and we decided to play some 3s. We did quite well as you can see.

Friday, February 18, 2011

FreePost Friday - Music

I love to listen to music, just like everyone else does.
Specifically, my favourite genre is Electronic, like Daft Punk and Drum and Bass, like Pendulum.
The Alive 2007 mashups by Daft Punk have to be some of my favourite songs ever. Link below

I really like Drum and Bass as well. I listen to it less often than the Electronic stuff, but it's still up there in some of my favourite few songs.
One blog I follow has shown some really good examples of bass music. I follow that blog because it has a new song every other day or so.
 http://bassdomain.blogspot.com/ Is a blog you should visit if you're into that kind of music for sure.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WoW Wednesday - 2

Late post tonight, was a bit busy raiding to make it earlier.
The last patch had a few changes to my Holy spec for raids. After a week of using it, I can safely say it is awesome! A full minute of Chakra is so great and in addition, the 24 second switch can be clutch. I can switch from single target to AoE healing every 24 seconds? Hell Yes.
I haven't really been looking at the Recount to compare my previous and new HPS records, but I am guessing it's higher now...I have a few new epics and I feel like I'm doing a better job of keeping people alive.

Nefarian still eludes my guild and I...At the rate we're going this week...I don't think we're gonna touch him at all. People have just stopped showing up to raid, it's kind of a disappointment that they don't want to progress further and faster. I think the release of Rift Beta has something to with that.

Next week: Why I hate rogues