PC Gaming



Hello all,

I know its been a while since i have posted anything, my main pc took a turn for the worse and i have finally been able to restore it. So this means that i am back in the gaming community once again, also i will be reporting on FPS instead of MMO’s for a while since i have not been playing any MMO’s but have been playing a few FPS (First Person Shooters).

As you man of seen i have changed the name of the site to reflect the adventures of my main character “Chubbylilbuddy” as he takes a journey thru many different games.

Please stay tuned as we embark not only on new travels, but on heroic deeds, fantastic new locations and as always to conquer the villians of evil that await us as we begin a new chapter in our quest.

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Well I have taken a break from Eq2 and have been leveling a toon in World of Warcraft (WoW), I have played the game before and really enjoyed it but Eq2 called me and had me hooked. I’ve had a 60 day card sitting on the shelf for the last 2 years and about a month and half ago, I entered the key for the card and began playing.

Now I have up to Wraith of the Lich King exp, so I now into the newer content for some time, but I made my dwarf Warrior “Chubbybuddy”. It seems that it takes a little long to gain levels in WOW compared to EQ2, at the lower levels it does get kind of annoying, but a little more challenging.

Currently, I am level 16 and moving along quite fine, I have a few RL friends that play the game, and we have been grouping up and hitting the areas that provide the most XP. Mainly I do solo a lot of the content so far and I am really enjoying moving the toon along, I am diffenetly thinking of getting another card come April 15, we’ll see how far along I am at that time and go from there.

Also, my main pc went down power supply went out and trying to put some $$ back to get a newer power supply. I have my laptop for now, its not that powerful but still provides me the ability to play. hopefully within the next few pays I will have a fix, I do have a 600w in my car, I might try and see if that works the one I have is 750w, so crossing my fingers gona mess with it on Sunday eve.

Anyways that’s the quick update on what I have been up too, always working on something, currently gona try Champions again since its free and Lord of the Rings Online currently updating those 2 and will be back in soon.

Until then, Happy Hunting where you call home!!

~Chubby~


Well yesterday marked the day i picked up “The Sims 3”. I have enjoyed other sims games such as SimCity, The Sims 1&2, and not to mention other similar games including Civ I – III, any Tycoon game, and many many more that could make me go on for days.

Regardless i enjoy these types of games and gets me away from the MMO world for a bit so i can relax and not worry about what i need to accomplish to be able to do this event, quest, or raid. I have been having the burned out feeling with MMO’s and though i have had them before, this slump has been different, maybe its the fact that i am now another year older or maybe gaming has started to affect my relationship with my kids and wife, whatever it may be i dont like it, i want to get back to the way it was before, i looked forward to logging in each night and playing till the wee-hours of the morning, but now i can not say this, so i have changed the pace alittle.

Yesterday durning my lunch break i headed to Gamestop, after standing in front of the smallest PC section i have ever seen, then walking over the Xbox 360 sections, i could not make my mind up on what i wanted to buy, i seen they had a pre-owned copy to Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for 26.00 bucks , I have wanting to pick this game up since it came out last year but didnt want to pay the 60bucks for the game. So i wandered a little more and ended back in the PC section again, Game in hand i headed to the counter where the Guy just looked at me, i could hear him think your kidding me right Sims 3….Dudeeeeeee, again that just me i love these types of games.

After purchasing the game all day it all i could think of was getting the game home and installing it, this is what i was missing, this was the excitement that was absent in my gaming life, finallyu i could feel the slump i was in fading slowly away.

After installing it and registering the game getting my free 1000 simbuck (same as station cash, or Cryptic points, ect.) and downloading my new free town, i began creating a Sim, there are so many options and details when creating your Sim just as there is in some MMO’s. I feel that all MMO companys should adopt this concept from The Sims when allowing people to create their character, after about 35 minutes of customizing my toon i was finally in the game, i bought a furnished house for 12K and still had a few hundred bucks left over. I was trying to enlarge my bathroom, when i must of dozed off because it was now 3 am and last i looked it was 11pm plus the drool on the keyboard was a giveaway.

Needless to say i am once again passionate about a game, i cant wait to get off work to get home and play. I will provide more information on this wonderful game as i progress.

Well until next time Happy Hunting!

~Chubby~


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~Chubby~

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GENERAL

  • The difficulty of the Vigilant zones has been adjusted slightly.
  • Fixed a bug causing some players to be locked out of the game when harvesting.

ITEMS

  • Warbeads should once again be dropping in Ykesha’s Inner Stronghold
  • Vest of Divine Equilibrium should now have 20 critical mitigation.
  • Band of Stonefom has been slightly improved.

PVP

  • Removed legacy mults that reduced player spell avoidance and resist amounts as they were making the new formulas less effective. Overall, players should see their resists be more effective vs spells

QUESTS

  • The ring event for King Speleothem should now be respawning properly.

PALACE OF ROEHN THEER

  • Maalus Imbued priest clones have been balanced. Also the demoralization spell it casts on players no longer stifles, and is curable as a normal arcane spell.

PERAH’CELSIS’ ABOMINABLE LABORATORY

  • Xilaxis and Arkatanthis have had the range of their AOE spells reduced.  Arkatanthis will no longer have the potential to cast curse of destruction on as many players in a given time period.

Well this weekend, i really didn’t get that much game time in.

I was still running from my laptop, which the graphics are not the best, However i did get my PC back from my good friend Corliss, and he was able to get the PC working again with out adding a new hard drive, in fact it wasn’t the hard drive at all, he advised that he too was having problems with it, he then moved a few componets around and was able to get into the bio’s and basically had to rest the bio’s cache and then he had to reinstall the bio’s for my motherboard and all was well. He tested it for about a week he said, rebooting it about 30-40 times  as well as leaving it on and running a few programs then rebooting, and he said it never acted up again.

~ Star Trek Online  ~

As i have written before i have been tinkering with STO for the last 2 weeks, and i can say that i absolutely love the game, i do tend to get bored with the same types of missions or similar mission, i.e..goto this sector and defend it from the “fill in the Blank” (Klingon’s, Orion’s, Gorn, ect), then once done beam down to the planet to ensure there are no more assaults taking place.

Other than that its great, i am at Lt. Commander 8 right now, and i start these missions and just keep battling the space battles and next thing i know like 5 hours have passed, its really alot of fun and you can really submerge yourself in to the game.

I give this game 8 out of 10 for games that i would recommend.

~Everquest II ~


Not much game play in here this weekend, i logged in a few times but for some reason i really didnt feel like playing, I really love the game, but i think STO has been distracting me from my normal routine of EQ II and with the whole PC being out of Commission all i really have played was STO.

I did happen to log into my Main “Cinderbella” say hi to a few guildies and check the broker made a whooping 2plat in the 2 weeks i was out, which is not good at all, i normally make that in about 1-2 hours of game play, this however is what is going to motivate me to get back into the swing of things and get more EQ II time in. I am going to have to make a schedule and split it from STO & EQII, M-W-F will be Eq2 & T-TH-Sat will be STO, with Sunday’s as a toss up or play both equally amount of time.

~Dirt 2 (X-box 360, PC) ~


Now i did have a chance to check this game out this weekend when i was over at my buddy’s house, picking my PC up he wanted to show me the PC version and the Direct X 11 Graphics from his vid card, i have to admit i was blown away by the quality of the graphics of this game, it was like i was actually driving the car in the different environments (locations), i could not get over the fact it was like watching a movie, very realistic. My buddy told me that the multiplayer feature on PC and Xbox were interlinked, i have not confirmed this yet but if so i know i could get the xbox version and play against or team up with my buddy on his PC, which is pretty sweet if i say so myself. I will bring more on this game as i find more out about it.

Well untill next time Happy hunting in whatever game you find yourself in!!

~Chubby~


Ok so today’s post we are going to jump ahead and cover 3 tiers of the Tinkering sub/secondary Tradeskill.

Now as i mentioned in my last two post, Tinkering can be a lot of fun and you can really see the rewards / benefits from making these items. If you have alts you can make them some Tinkered Charms that will help for their tradeskills & adventures, If you are in a guild these items can be showcased with in your guild halls for all of Norrath to see, or do as i have done taking 1 of each of the items and placing them within your home to again display your handy work.

So we are at Tier 2 skill point level 50-85 several levels of pure tinkering, remember to pick up your blueprints ahead of time so that you can ensure that your tinkering will not be disrupted by having to go and obtain blueprints in order to continue to level up.

 

 Tier 2: Tinkering Items

Skill Item Effect Classes

50

Feng shui Environmental Reader 1% success chance Carpenter
55 Izzitedibilforpepl Probe 1% success chance Provisioner
60 Spring Loaded Gnomish Stilts Allows caster to jump further All chain and plate wearing classes
65 Full Spectrum Goggles Grants see invisibility All
70 Goggles of the Bats Grants sonic vision All
75 Shimmering Judicious Composite Gear adornment All
75 Shimmering Serpentine Composite Gear adornment All
75 Shimmering Vampiric Composite Gear adornment All
80 Miscalibrated Lifestone 12% dmg on caster, heals 15% Tinkerer
80 Spider on a String

pet

Tinkerer
85 Iron Snake Basket

pet

Tinkerer

 

As we climb higher and higher throughout the skill levels the more difficult it becomes. As you can see above we have a little bit for everyone and occasion, these adding chances on

 

Tier 3: Tinkering items, continued

Skill

Item

Effect

Classes

90

Gnomish Diving Goggles

grants fish vision

all

95

Miss-calibrated Manastone

may decrease power by 12% and increase by 15%

Tinkerer

100

Loosely Wired Heart Stopper

Feign death with 50% chance

Tinkerer

105

Gnomish Net Launcher

Roots target and caster

Tinkerer

105

Refined Troll Snot Flinger

snare target (75%) and caster (25%)

Tinkerer

110

Mist Generator

Pich rhnxhoo,

Tinkerer

115

Gnomish Anti Camo Goggles

grants see stealth

All

120

Frayed Heart Thingymabob

Resurrects target (25%)

adornment

Tinkerer

120

Noxious Environmental Suit

Converts 3% of disease and poison damage into power gain

All

125

Elemental Environmental Suit

adornment

All

125

Sparkling Judicious Composite Gear

adornment

All

125

Sparkling Serpentine Composite Gear

adornment

All

125

Sparkling Vampiric Composite Gear

adornment

All

125

Gnomish Parachute Pack

Reduces maximum falling speed

All

135

Windup Golden Monkey

pet

Tinker

130

Arcane Environmental Suit Converts 2% of magic, mental and divine damage received into power gain

All

 

As you can see there is a ton of information here, as well as a ton if items to get started on, i am starting to run out of room in my housing units for display.

Tier 4: Tinkering items, continued

Skill

Item

Effect

Classes

145 Clockwork Manservant pet Tinkerer
150 Miscalibrated Automated Shears Decrease foresting and gathering time by 1s Crafter
155 Rose Colored Goggles grants infravision All
155 Magnetized Generator (rare) pet Tinkerer
155 Gnomish Portable Smokescreen grants stealth Tinkerer
160

Miscalibrated Automated Pickaxe

Decrease mining time by 1s Crafter
160 Automated Gnomish Planes 2% success chance Woodworker
165 Miscalibrated Automated Water safe Net Decrease fishingtime by 1s Crafter
170 Gnomish Level 2% success chance Carpenter
170 Gnomish Thermometer 2% success chance Provisioner
175 Glimmering Glacial Composite Gear Summons a Stove and Keg All
175 Glimmering Judicious Composite Gear adornment All
175 Glimmering Serpentine Composite Gear adornment All
175 Glimmering Vampiric Composite Gear adornment All
175 Heart Stopper Feign death (75%) Tinkerer
180 Gnomish Luclin Boots (rare) Decreases falling damage taken by caster by 46% All
180 Gnomish Quick EraseallerGnomerific Magnifiying Device 2% success chance Sage
185 Gnomerific Magnifiying Device 2% success chance Jeweler
190 Gnomish Gas Mask 2% success chance Alchemist
195 Automated External Defibrillator Resurrects target (50% success chance) Tinkerer
195 ated Honing Stone 2% success chance Weaponsmith
200 Gnomeproof Thumb Cap 2% success chance Tailor
205 Gnomish Toughened Ring Press 2% success chance Armorer

 

Ok so there is Tier 2 to 4 in this installment at Travels of Norrath.

 

Until we meeting again, Happy Tinkering in Norrath!!!

 

~Chubby

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