On 28 Dec 09 Mr. Meh says …

I love Caps Lock.

It has the ability to piss off people by just simply existing.

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On 21 Dec 09 Mr. Meh says …

I don’t know why, but I love the rushing feeling you get from falling off a virtual bridge.

Imagine an army of 50 characters running over the bridge in Dragonwake and all the sudden a single person just jumps off the side. That’s me. Now, imagine the other 6 people that accidently follow me. I’m thankful to know that I can always bring friends with me in my death.

I’m also more thankful there are no 27 story tall bridges on my way into work.

Run Fat Boy Run

I have no idea what’s wrong with me. I really collapse under peer pressure.

I have a best friend living in Chicago. Somewhere along the past 3 years he fell in love with his bike and took up full time life into the world of bicycles. I have another best friend that recently married and then followed up with a child. Even though they are opposite spectrums, I’m jealous of both. I have no love and no shape, I have nothing.

We are a triad of friends. A round table of nerd gayness with frat boy speech intellect. A drowning case of alcoholism and immaturity that every group of guys wish they could possess. We are an utter embarrassment to any wife/gf/whore that happens to be within 50 feet of us and any time even 2 of us get together.

Somewhere in the my complacent depression I became the fat one. So for the past month I have been watching them talk about running the Chicago Marathon next October. And when I got called out, I answered.

I've never seen the movie, but I will now

God help the emergency crews of marathon. I’ll have to attach a red flag to my back so they can quickly find me. Chicago, I’m coming for you. Probably to puke all over your marathon, but I will be there.

On 14 Dec 09 Mr. Meh Says ….

I was talking with an online friend this weekend. And in the discussion we talked about how it sucked that in the game when a hot witch stabs you in the back you can go chase her down later and destroy her for it. But in real world, we just accept that as normal.

In response he typed “QQ”
“STFU and go buy a bucket and some cement”

It took me a minute to snap out of it and realize he was joking. Or was he?

Warhammer Online: Patch 1.3.3 and Shiny Fails

Patch 1.3.3 hit! Read the notes here.

Or for  your reading pleasure, you can have my take on it. First the goods:

  • We finally have an underdog system. I can’t say that loud enough.

That ends my list of good things.

I wanted an underdog system, not a handicap. VP requirements being lowered by a percentage is one thing. Increasing the requirement to the winning side is dumb. That’s a good way to enforce a massive logout after making it through the city siege for the side winning.

Not to mention the notes say “Captured.” It works just by making it to the city.

What really urks me is the graphical updates. The Bloom is just dumb. Shiny as they say. In fact, in game, it’s called “oh Shiny.” Really? Maybe it’s just me, but it looks stupid. Stupid I say. If I wanted to glow, I’d play Aion still. And even there I turned the ridiculous shit off.

The log in animations are neat. It’s amazing at the effort put in to not only adding in log in specific emotes for each class, but that even genders in the same classes have different emotes.

Now what’s really amazing is this, WTF DO WE NEED THAT FOR!!!???
How much time did that take? At what point did someone decide it should only be specific to the log-on screen and not an in-game emote? Exactly what statistic told you that we stare at the log on screen long enough to give a flying F***?

My damn leg still clips out of my armor at all times and we are spending time making log on graphics. You still haven’t implimented the armor updates. And there are still pebbles that make me fall for 5K damage. ARRRGGHHHH. What the hell is going on there?**Inspiration behind the comics are due to my massive reading of xkcd. Names in the comics do not reflect any specific person, they are random.

Now I am sure I’m just out of line. The graphics were always there, and someone forgot to put them in last year. So I’ll forgive you, to a degree.

I still think punishing the winning side for the underdog system is going to reinforce RvE and do the opposite of what was intended. But we shall see fairly quickly, won’t we? Heaven knows the extensive testing on the test server for all of a day should have hatched that issue out.

Otherwise I was very happy to be in IC last night, and then in Altdorf the next hour. Meh,

Warhammer Online: Ultimate Keep Defenses

Impenetrable keeps.

It’s becoming harder and harder to take these keeps now. Monday night the server, Badlands had some epic battles. Literally 200 vs. 200 for about 3 hours. Caledor was a place of massive war. Back and forth we went. They pushed the hell out of Wrath’s and for about an hour we had just a jumbled mess in the door way. Finally realizing that’s not going to change, the enemy left. In under 20 minutes Order was on Hatred’s begging for the same result. And so they did.

Don’t get me wrong. It was a fun time. And one with some of the best large-scale battles I have ever been apart of. But it’s becoming clearer and clear that another point is being overlooked in keep sieges.

**The ultimate defense is fairly simple. Load your tanks near the doorway and allow the oil to kill everything that comes under the oil and Moral 4s for any lucky enough to get through the door**

There are multiple ways to make your own unique defense. One of my favorites is named after a player from Retaliation guild from the old Phoenix Throne, called the ‘Bamartin defense.’ I won’t give any secrets away, but that version is just fun. My associated guild, Gaiscioch, has recently developed a better organized version of the defense. Again, I’m not giving away any secrets, but it’s pretty obvious at this point that no matter the variation the main focus is oil for lumped enemies in the doorway.

My issue is that Oil is too strong. You can’t put it down. No matter what you have. As a result, your numbers mean nothing trying to get through that door. Maybe single shot cannons should get a siege to siege bonus. ((wink)) Mythic. ((nudge nudge)). Just my thoughts.

Time will tell. Regards,

Mr. Meh Says …

Hello,

If you haven’t noticed. There is a side widget I update weekly with some random thought. And over the weekend I received an email complaining about how I did that.

Apparently, they just had to comment. And by putting on the side bar, they couldn’t. Not a bad idea, so I thought I’d start just posting the sayings at the first part of the week.

Here is this week’s thought:

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“Sometimes when I haven’t seen a guild mate for a couple of days I worry that they are dead, and maybe I am the only one that knows. And then I further worry that there is nothing I can do about it, as I know nothing about them to even help.

It bothers me that if someone died, his/her internet family has no idea. And they were just another one that disappeared in the night. It really makes me sad sometimes and I drown in thoughts of how fragile and seemingly insignificant it all is.

But then a scenario pops.”

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I’ve made a new page compiling a good portion of the ones from the past. Atleast those worth remembering.

Meh,