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The Gaming Gospel

I write about everything that goes with MMORPGs

Author: SirIsaacJewton

Warlords Of Draenor [P3]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Friday November 14 2014 at 3:55AM
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It has arrived...

It's currently 3 AM here, and I just got back from vacation, a small one at that. I wasn't able to post as it launched, but now that I can, I'm going to give you a little run down on what's going on in the World Of Warcraft. I mean, let's just get it out of my system, I am super stoked for this. I know I have not talked about it much, but time really does fly this year eh? New level cap, garrisons, new models (Granted they came before the expansion), and much much more things to do! For me, every expansion is a breathe of fresh air for World Of Warcraft, whether it lasts a long time or a short time depends on how good it is. (Cataclysm people). 

I won't give a detailed run down on everything the expansion has to offer, I would literally have a wall of text, and you can just read patch notes over at the official site, what I am going to do is tell you what my plan is for the expansion and going forward. As you all know, I play a lot of games, and there is not a lot of time in the day. I sleep a lot, and when I'm not in school or working I just play vidya games. I am going to devout a certain amount of time to play World Of Warcraft, and the new things the expansion has to offer, and talk about it. Whether I play it after I do most of the content, which will be a couple of months at least on my pace, is up to debate until we get to that point. I do plan on exploring all of the content piece by piece. 

How exactly am I going to reach this goal? I've been rolling it over in my head ever since I heard about the expansion, and I wanted to plan ahead, which I try to do when I know an expansion/content drop is going to happen. I'm re-rolling servers, and starting from scratch in a sense. (God bless heirlooms). Why am I doing this you ask? When I can just get all my other 90s to level 100 first. I know this sounds odd, but I don't like feeling overwhelmed, or lost. I know that's how I am going to feel, I promise you that, so starting from scratch will help me cope with that, and the amount of time I play, I'll be hitting 90, and then the content after that sooner than you or I think, I can assure you that. I've also been known to strictly play Alliance, only playing Horde a few time, just to try it out. As a change of pace, and I think I mentioned this before, I will be rolling a Horde character, I don't know the class/race yet, but I'll tell you when I get there.

I know it's odd to feel overwhelmed and lost, but that's just how I am when something this big drops. I was like this for every expansion. (Except for WOTLK). Of course, we get all new fancy content, level increase, and overall a ton of more things to do in the already vast world. I do not think I will be disappointed in the slightest, even though I do wish they would add a new class, but hey I'm asking to much here. I encourage everyone to comb over the patch notes, like I have and really take in what Blizzard has done here. (Yes, I am praising them). My expectations for this expansion are kind of high, due to the fact that I quit WoW awhile back, coming back here and there. A lot of my friends are also re-subbing to the game in light of the expansions release. I think a lot of people are in general as well. It's new stuff right? NEW STUFF!

After work tomorrow, (Today I guess). I will be playing World Of Warcraft, on my new server, and character. I will probably edit this post on the bottom to release what server, race, class etc. Just in case anyone is on that server and wants to tag along, and make a new friend. Talking about expectations a little more, I want to say a couple things. Mist Of Panda Land really gave the game new light for me, mostly because of the monk class. I do love me some pandas, but I overall enjoyed the hell out of the Monk class. (I love Monk healing). I'm going to do my best to explore Garrisons and the things of that, but also the end-game content when I get there of course. I do hope that the game brings a similar light to what Mists did. I was very impressed with Mists, like I said it gave a new light to the game. The addiction reborn you could say. 

I will continue this series as I progress into the game, and eventually the expansion. What I might just do in the end is give a review of the expansion overall after I have covered most of what it released. Which of course will probably be awhile, and you might not see a lot of talk about this, until I get to the end-game point, of just fiddle with the content offered. Part 4, might not be awhile, but I defiantly won't give this series up. It is really going to depend on when I have enough to discuss the expansion, and things like that. I don't want to blab on how I am leveling, and what I'm doing questing. I've been through that processes more times that I would have liked, and I don't want to retell the tale to people who would also find it boring, or have gone through it as many times as I have. I can be boring at times I know, but damn that would put me to sleep talking about it.

The agenda is pretty much what I just stated, and I'm going to keep that. It'll be easier for me, and the readers to understand the expansion is the main focus, and the secondary focus in my adventure through it, not every level, every detail. One of the highlights of course, is the level increase. I know it's only ten levels, but it's ten levels of newness. (Okay, well... You get my point). Anyways, I'm going to end with a question. 

Have you purchased the Expansion? If so, do you like it so far, and what are your first impressions? I would like to hear from you all about it. Leave a comment below, or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton Cheers!

Edit: The server will be Wyrmrest Accord, Horde. The server is RP, and I think it'll be a good change of pace. Thanks for reading!

Destiny [P6]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Saturday November 8 2014 at 3:48AM
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I've talked about Destiny a lot more than I originally thought I would, and I've said it before, I felt like I would not have a lot talk about since it's a grindy FPS game. Originally my plan was to play it out, and see how far I could get by writing just about how I felt about the game, content wise and such. Now that I have done like the social experiments, and talking about that, I felt like I can talk more about the game, without everything getting to blurred and boring. Spicing things up a bit, I would like to talk about the PvP aspect of the game. Now, I am a huge fan of shooters, heavily favoring Counter Strike: Source, and Gears of War series. I've spent a ton of time on both games, and have come to love death match like scenarios. How does Destiny fair though? To be completely honest, I am not to impressed with it, I have found that I play Destiny more for the PvE aspect more than anything you know? Now, just because I am not impressed with it, does not mean it's terrible in any way shape or form. 

Getting hate messages is always fun, when you are crushing people. I got that a lot during Call Of Duty, and Halo. The worst sides of me come out during shooters. I recently purchased the new Call of Duty. (Which I do like), and I turn into a huge monster. Why? Well, I don't like to think I'm better than anyone else, or have an ego. I just generally get upset when I die when I knew I should have done something different, or I second guess myself. (I thought I saw someone, didn't shoot, end up dying for it) That sort of thing. So, when I feel like I'm not playing on the tier I should be playing at, I generally just start raging out loud, and I start swearing. (In my day to day life, I rarely swear). It's not that Destiny PvP is bad, I just don't feel that rush I get from other games. I don't get a sense of accomplishment or anything for going 10-0 or something like that. I feel like I have defiantly avoided talking PvP, just because it doesn't impress me, and I hate faulting games. (Unless they truly deserve it). In most MMOs I play, I try PvP if the game allows it. I'll be completely honest with you all, I'm not the biggest PvP person in the world. Why?

Either I suck at it, and/or it just makes me angry. A loooong time ago, I used to twink pvp in World Of Warcraft, and I may get a lot of hate for saying this, but I loved it. Elder Scrolls Online PvP was amazing as well, I enjoyed that a lot as well. In general though, I tend to stray away from PvP like things. Nature of my beast, I guess you could say I'm a carebear PvE nooblet. (Please don't, my feelings). Back on subject now, sorry! I've been doing a lot of these social experiments, to keep Destiny refreshing, and I'm not the most social person IRL. I'm the guy in college who sits in the back of the class, and faints when a cute girl talks to him. Yup, that's me. I guess being in front of screen brings out the social person in me. It's not a bad thing either. Recently, I ran into some trolls. Two of them to be exact. After I died to the boss (Last one alive). They invited me to their chat and proceeded to yell at me, and I just burst out laughing, because of how serious they took it. Don't get me wrong, wiping on a boss is a waste of time, but we discussed this before right?

They proceeded to get more angry, and I just left the chat. I could have egged them on, and did said some nasty things back, but I found it more funny than anything else. I wasn't offended, I wasn't mad at them, I just found it to be hilarious. I think League of Legends has made me numb to most trolls, and such like that. I have found very few trolls on Destiny (At least for the PS4), and I have played a lot. It's not the typical I hate to say, but it's the easiest way of putting it... Call of Duty kids you know? I haven't heard someone tell me they banged my mother... I always found that one hilarious. 

In bigger Destiny news, the first DLC for the game "The Dark Below" will be released on December 9th, which I am super stoked about! Strikes, Raids, and new light equipment up to level 32 will be added. I haven't done extensive research on the DLC yet, but I will do that when more information about it is released. I also posted on Twitter today, that I would like to have this series go beyond 10+ posts, with the DLC around the corner, and I haven't even streamed Vault Of Glass, I can see that happening very easily, which I am very proud of. As promised, when I do the raid, I will be streaming it, and posting it via Twitter. I keep on forgetting to add this, but If you have a PS4, and want to game with me on Destiny, please feel free to add me PSN: Joshthenewt

If you would like to discuss Destiny, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton Cheers!

Return To Eorzea [P1]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Friday November 7 2014 at 2:39AM
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A lot of has been released since I last talked about Final Fantasy XIV, more recently was patch 2.4 "Dreams of Ice". Added a lot of content, I'm not going into detail about the specifics of the patch, although I will talk about how I am enjoying coming back to FFXIV, and playing the game again. One things to note, that patch 2.4 added the Rogue, and Ninja classes, which is really great that Square Enix has released classes in a non expansion patch. As a subscription game, it really impresses me. Also, the expansion Heavensward has been announced as well, and will be released in Spring 2015, which I am very excited about. So, what's exactly going down in FFXIV? Let's talk about.

I've praised the game multiple times on Twitter, and on here. There have been times where I did cancel my subscription to play other games, which is more of a impulse buy/play. I have been playing Final Fantasy games since I was practically born, and I did not have the funds at the time to play Final Fantasy 11, and when FFXIV came around, I had the computer, and funds to play the game. When I did talk about the game, I did have my issues, but most importantly I loved the game. Just as I do Wildstar, World of Warcraft, and other games. Is there a reason besides the patch/expansion news to come back to the game? Of course there is, and talking to you all about it makes it that much better. Currently I have three characters right now, a level 50 Paladin, a level 28 Lancer, and a level 40 Arcanist. As you can tell I mostly play the Paladin, because I love tanking in this game, and pretty quick que times. Yay for being an under played class. (Tanks). 

Of course, like every Final Fantasy has a great story line to follow, with twist and turns. A character named Wedge, Biggs, and of course Cid! I loved the story line of FFXIV, and I can't wait for more continuation of it. Enough of that though, FFXIV is pretty much a theme park MMORPG. No turn of century questing system, good late game raids/dungeons. Yet, you know since this is a theme park game, does it offer anything better than other theme park games? It's a common question a lot of people have asked, and I have asked myself over and over again. I can get the same experience in other theme park games, but Final Fantasy does everything a little better than the others. Okay, let me retract that, not everything, but most things I look for in a game, it does on an above average level. There are things I can't give a strict opinion on due to the fact I haven't touched it a lot. (Crafting). That's why I feel FFXIV is very popular. It does a lot of things extremely well. (Above average level). 

Although, I do dislike what end-game has to offer in a sense. (Gear grind). Okay, before I get hate for saying that for playing Destiny, the situation is different, because of the game play, so please don't give me crap for stating that. Now, since I have taken an extended break from the game, (At-least talking about it). The gear grind dislike isn't as bad, and since my college buddies have started playing with me, and have hit late game with me it's more of a blast. I am also with a very mature, raiding guild on my server which makes learning new raids I haven't done yet. (Coils, and extreme primals) easy and fun. I must say, the word extreme I do not take lightly. Even running with experienced players, and wiping keeps the game fun because of the challenge. I always like a challenge when it comes to end game stuff. 

Not to stray to much away from the point I was making, I found the leveling experience in the game to be very fun. I have talked about it before, but a long time ago so I am going to talk about it a little bit. Even though the game is theme park, and has the standard questing hubs and such, the story line enticed me to keep going, and when I hit 50, it felt like a huge accomplishment, maybe it was only because it was my first 50, but it's reaching max level in a game! My Arcanist hopefully will be 50 one day, I say hopefully because I am very addicted to my Paladin right now. The one downside to alts in this game, is of course even when you start with a new starting area, you have the same story line, which I have played all the Final Fantasy games multiple time, I feel like since it's an MMORPG, the story line has limited replay value. Which I hate to say, because I love Final Fantasy. Although I am talking like it seems through a lot of rose tinted glasses, and I apologize if you dislike that, but it's the first post of the series, so I want to talk about the game in good light you know?

It's running a tad late for me, like usual of course, so along with FFXIV series, Wildstar series, and Destiny. You may get a little sick of me, but I am going to space it out a little bit. For my sake, and of course your sake. I will be focusing on all of them equally, I have no idea what order I will post them in. Probably just in random order for now, until I figure something out. Until next time though! If you would like to talk about FFXIV, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton Cheers!

Wildstar Revisited [P4]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Saturday November 1 2014 at 5:04PM
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My last Wildstar post was on August 25th... A lot has happened since then. Let's talk.

Well, a lot of things have happened to Wildstar, good and bad. I kind of want to get through the bad first. We all heard the news of the restructure of NCSoft West operations, including Carbine Studios. I believe the losses were around 60? (My facts may be wrong, I apologize in advance). Has Wildstar failed though? I honestly don't know how to answer that. If I were to give my personal opinion, I don't think it has... Yet.

A lot of people will say the game failed though, and I'm not going to disagree or agree with them. I am neutral in this topic. I don't think it's a healthy subject to talk about, there is a line of hate that I never want to cross. I respect Carbine, and the employees, which is why I remain neutral. I have talked about what has happened in the past, but the restructuring has hurt. I was reading about it, and I felt a lot of pain, and misfortune for them. I want Wildstar to be a success. Who wants a game, a company to fail? Well, if you do... There a lot of words I could call you but I won't. 

Mega servers were implemented into the game, but has that fixed all the problems? Of course not, but I do find people, not in lower levels, but in higher levels there are a ton of people. (At least on the PvE server). What does the game need to do now? I mean, we got some really good pieces in the puzzle right now, but going forward what needs to be done? I will save the payment model for last, but let us talk about Drop 3. Drop 3 is the upcoming big patch, and I am looking forward to it. Along with the release, they should try to reintroduce the game to the people/media. I'd like them to really be honest with people, I always say honesty is key. "Hey look, we didn't do as good as we though, but we are fixing things, and with drop 3, a lot of cool things are being added". 

I mean I will be honest, Wildstar in a sense has disappointed me, and sure I didn't play for awhile, but it's a game I keep coming back to. Why? Well, I won't go into real detail about it, but It's just fun. Just like Destiny is. The De-sync, and the FPS optimization has improved, and I don't have a constant 10 fps. (I have mentioned this in previous posts). Everything is improving, but for a lot of people it may be a little to late, and that sucks. Wildstar can't have the FFXIV treatment, and do a complete overhaul, and come out better than ever. I don't think the time, nor the money is there. So, without that option, we have to move forward right?

There have been a lot of blows dealt to the game, and community. A lot of people have left, along with the restructure. I believe they still have some very talented people moving forward, and we will have to see what Drop 3 brings to the table. So, what about the payment model? "Josh, you've been so adamant on this game staying a sub game, has that changed?". Honestly? No. I don't like free to play games. I prefer sub games, and I have stated that in the past. Again, I am curious on what's going on inside Carbine, and what they are thinking. They may restructure and go a hyprid model. In that case I will still pay for the game, and continue to support it that way. 

If by chance they go the hyprid model as well, I hope they really think about the free to play model they go with. That will also make or break how the gaming world take it. People don't like this model, and prefer this model. (Not going to name names, for fighting sake). I will support Carbine, and Wildstar in whatever they wish to do of course. I'm not in management, so I cannot tell you what they should or should not do in a professional sense. Only on a personal level. 

The interview with Tony Rey will be posted when I have everything ready and done for it, I will of course keep you posted either here or on Twitter. If you would like to talk about Wildstar, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton Cheers!

Destiny [P5]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Wednesday October 29 2014 at 3:39AM
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So, I'm talking a lot more than I thought I would on Destiny. I guess that has to do with how many social "experiments" I'm doing thus far, and the people I have met along the way. Though I would like to talk a little more in detail about what actual goes through my mind when playing the game. I work a very easy job, therein I get a lot of free time to think about things rather than the task at hand. I do my hard work, then I get t to "Free think". So, of course what do I think about? Vidya games of course. It used to be spent thinking about Dota 2 strats/League strats, but it had more become about Destiny and FFXIV. (FFXIV because of patch 2.4, and the expansion that was announced). I'm always looking to improve myself in every game I play, and it defiantly comes in handy when you love to theory craft. I mean I do a lot of it, because it makes me think and I think about what I enjoy you know?

There is a lot I could improve on in Destiny, aim, death count, etc. Well, a lower death count that is. Mostly I struggle getting better gear and what not, but besides that it's more about planning. Also, huge nerd alert. I like to watch videos on how the boss is set in the maps, any nooks and crannies I can find where the boss can hit me or the best spot to hide when such and such happens. I have found some, and they usually work out, others just don't. I did this a ton with Gears Of War, I studied like every aspect of the multiplayer of that game. The hours I spent just learning, almost is the amount I actually spent playing... No joke.

So, back to my point while it's slow at work I spend my time thinking about all of this. So, I thought to myself how can I expand my game play of Destiny? I know what I am limited to game play wise, but can I add any special twists to it? Of course I can, but it requires friends, thankfully which I have. (I do have friends). I do anything crazy, like every time I die, I take a shot. (I don't drink, or smoke, or drugs). So it's more of an ego thing between me and my buddies... Who dies the least, who kills the boss, or you know who has the most kills. I started up again whenever I die, I do five push ups, or sit ups. Keeps me calm, and exercise, yay.

I'm sure we have all done what I have talked about a few times, or maybe just once. If not, try it. I love a challenge personally. Sometimes a challenge is what keeps me going, it makes me thrive off something. (Not challenges in real life, LOL). Talking about Gears of War, and Halo. I also did this with my friends, see who could get the most kills in a match/less deaths. It kept everything interesting even though we knew we were playing the same maps, and sometimes the same people.

Don't we all hit that moment in a MMORPG, or even a game in general, and just realize... I'm doing the same thing over again? The same raids, and the same PvP moves, just different people each time? Sure, we can wipe in raids, and do some more fancy stuff in pvp, but isn't it all just the same in the end? When I hit this road, I ask myself, what can I do to improve the game myself? Surely, the game isn't improving itself daily with patches, and the next major update isn't for months, but what can I do as a player?

Maybe I'm just an odd duck for asking myself that. When it comes to Destiny, I just try to improve my game play, master every strike, try to be the top of the leader boards, etc. Silly as it's sounds it works for me, and even though I am playing a grinding type of game, it keeps it fun. Have any of you done something like that? I know I sound like a huge odd duck, but it's what keeps everything in place and fun for me. I don't want Destiny to get boring, and I'm taking steps for that not to happen. 

Alright, I apologize this post has been sort of everywhere, but it's 4AM, and God Bless my sleep cycle. For those of you who have done something like what I am doing. What game was it, and what did you do? I would really love to know that I'm not alone here...

Before I end this post, I want to tell you all, I will be conducting some questions with WildStar's Tony Rey soon, and will be posting that here for you all to read, along with another Wildstar Revisited post. (Post Mega-servers, and the impact). I can't wait to share that all with you, it's going to be fun! Until next time! Cheers!

Destiny [P4]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Wednesday October 22 2014 at 10:35PM
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So, to try something different I did a little social experiment on Destiny. I would add random people, and chat with them. I wanted to see how people act/mannerisms. I was very curious if I was playing like I did in my Halo days where it was all a bunch of 14 year olds, telling me to "Go screw yourself". I was pleasantly surprised with some of the people I met and talked to. Maybe it was just the time of day, but I met some really chill people and most of them either gave me advice, or invited me to play with them again. I have played with some of them again, because of how chill they were. Now back in the day, during Halo 2/3, I was a real uh... Dumbass? Pardon my french. I was the typical whiny teenager I guess you could say, that would curse in every sentence because I thought it was cool. Playing with mature people really brought another fun factor to the game, which will lead me to my next point. Being in match making is cool and all, and this point can go with every MMO in existence. (Unless your a strict solo player). Playing with people that are friendly, is just way more fun. We joke and laugh, and make jokes about how we died, or failed. Thinking about to my World Of Warcraft days, I constantly made fun of my tanking fails, and eventually my healing fails, and people found it funny so I just kept with it.

I'm still a clown today, and part of my point as well is... We can't take it seriously all the time. Stuff happens you know? I know some very strict raiding guilds out there in the various MMOs that I have played that I disagree with. Now I guess this is just really personal opinion, but... I hate when people get yelled at, voice or in-game chat. It really irks me, because I used to be a huge jerk as well as being a dumbass, I guess they go hand in hand. It really gets under my skin, and usually I end up saying something about it, and then an fight breaks out sadly. Maybe I wasn't "hardcore" enough for them, or maybe I was seeing it wrong. What do you all say? I mean besides it being flat out awkward. I won't name anyone, but I was watching a World Of Warcraft stream on Twitch, and one of their healers failed or something, and the guy goes bonkers. It was extremely awkward, and even the chat in Twitch was like "Wtf, chill". For people who have had that done to them, or witnessed it. How do you react?

Sorry, off the subject of Destiny. Talking/shooting things go hand and hand for me. After I warm up to people, I can talk your ear off, like I am now in this post. I'm just a person who can talk about anything and everything, so meeting new people used to be hard for me, but not so anymore... Now if it's a girl... Not the same story. On the flip side, I did meet some really rude people as well, who either raged quit, or did what I was just talking about "WTF WHY YOU DIE NOOB". God, that does ring it my ears still. I usually just left the party, or muted them if the other person was chill. I mean I get it, if we are at the last boss, and we all die, it can be very frustrating don't get me wrong. Yelling and degrading people isn't the solution though, I mean... You died as well right? Blind hatred is a scary thing ya'll. I speak a lot about community when talking about a full fledge MMO, but the ignore feature in this game can be so useful, as in a lot of games of course.

The community doesn't make or break this game for me. I'll go into detail why in the next post, but I thought it would be cool to talk about my little experiment I did. I'll talk about one more thing before I end this post, it is off-topic as well.

FFXIV is released Patch 2.4 next week. I will be going back to the game, and playing the new class. Along with Destiny posts you will see FFXIV posts as well. You should see the first back to FFXIV post around Tuesday, or Thursday depending on how much school work I get done, and real life things. I may or may not have a life. Who knows at this point.  Also the VoG stream will probably be happening next Friday, I will let you know, I did some test streams and my internet seemed to hold up pretty well, when I was wired, so that should be good to go. Have a good one ya'll. Cheers!

If you would like to discuss Destiny, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton

 

Destiny [P4]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Wednesday October 22 2014 at 10:35PM
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So, to try something different I did a little social experiment on Destiny. I would add random people, and chat with them. I wanted to see how people act/mannerisms. I was very curious if I was playing like I did in my Halo days where it was all a bunch of 14 year olds, telling me to "Go screw yourself". I was pleasantly surprised with some of the people I met and talked to. Maybe it was just the time of day, but I met some really chill people and most of them either gave me advice, or invited me to play with them again. I have played with some of them again, because of how chill they were. Now back in the day, during Halo 2/3, I was a real uh... Dumbass? Pardon my french. I was the typical whiny teenager I guess you could say, that would curse in every sentence because I thought it was cool. Playing with mature people really brought another fun factor to the game, which will lead me to my next point. Being in match making is cool and all, and this point can go with every MMO in existence. (Unless your a strict solo player). Playing with people that are friendly, is just way more fun. We joke and laugh, and make jokes about how we died, or failed. Thinking about to my World Of Warcraft days, I constantly made fun of my tanking fails, and eventually my healing fails, and people found it funny so I just kept with it.

I'm still a clown today, and part of my point as well is... We can't take it seriously all the time. Stuff happens you know? I know some very strict raiding guilds out there in the various MMOs that I have played that I disagree with. Now I guess this is just really personal opinion, but... I hate when people get yelled at, voice or in-game chat. It really irks me, because I used to be a huge jerk as well as being a dumbass, I guess they go hand in hand. It really gets under my skin, and usually I end up saying something about it, and then an fight breaks out sadly. Maybe I wasn't "hardcore" enough for them, or maybe I was seeing it wrong. What do you all say? I mean besides it being flat out awkward. I won't name anyone, but I was watching a World Of Warcraft stream on Twitch, and one of their healers failed or something, and the guy goes bonkers. It was extremely awkward, and even the chat in Twitch was like "Wtf, chill". For people who have had that done to them, or witnessed it. How do you react?

Sorry, off the subject of Destiny. Talking/shooting things go hand and hand for me. After I warm up to people, I can talk your ear off, like I am now in this post. I'm just a person who can talk about anything and everything, so meeting new people used to be hard for me, but not so anymore... Now if it's a girl... Not the same story. On the flip side, I did meet some really rude people as well, who either raged quit, or did what I was just talking about "WTF WHY YOU DIE NOOB". God, that does ring it my ears still. I usually just left the party, or muted them if the other person was chill. I mean I get it, if we are at the last boss, and we all die, it can be very frustrating don't get me wrong. Yelling and degrading people isn't the solution though, I mean... You died as well right? Blind hatred is a scary thing ya'll. I speak a lot about community when talking about a full fledge MMO, but the ignore feature in this game can be so useful, as in a lot of games of course.

The community doesn't make or break this game for me. I'll go into detail why in the next post, but I thought it would be cool to talk about my little experiment I did. I'll talk about one more thing before I end this post, it is off-topic as well.

FFXIV is released Patch 2.4 next week. I will be going back to the game, and playing the new class. Along with Destiny posts you will see FFXIV posts as well. You should see the first back to FFXIV post around Tuesday, or Thursday depending on how much school work I get done, and real life things. I may or may not have a life. Who knows at this point.  Also the VoG stream will probably be happening next Friday, I will let you know, I did some test streams and my internet seemed to hold up pretty well, when I was wired, so that should be good to go. Have a good one ya'll. Cheers!

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Destiny [P3]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Saturday October 18 2014 at 5:08AM
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Note: Another really late blog. There will be errors, and shortness. God bless my sleep cycle. For real.

I've been meeting more and more people from match making and have become friends with a few of them. Doing weekly stuff, and just strikes. (Still not have had enough people to do VoG). All in all it's been a healthy time in Destiny. One of the main things I was concerned about, and I mentioned this in my first post about Destiny is the lack of content to talk about. It is a grindy game after all. It's not that I have nothing to talk about, it's just I'm having a hard time finding things you all would enjoy reading about. It is also hard to not seem like I'm bragging when it comes to PvP, and other cool things I've been doing. I don't want to come off that way at all, you know?

Eventually down the road I will probably make another character/class. Not out of boredom, but I would like to know what other classes have to offer. I do love my Hunter though, Golden Gun is a blast. One thing I've noticed and love about the game so far, is that I don't keep track of time. What I mean is that like... I started playing at 1, and ended at 4. I didn't think three hours have past, because I am so focused on what's going on. It's an intense game, PvP, and PvE. The game has it's easy moments and it's very challenging moments. It's often a mixture of both during game time.

I can see why Destiny got a lot of low reviews upon release, and afterwards. I'm not going to mention names/people. I go back to the point where I had no intention of playing the game, because it was console, and I didn't buy into the hype. God knows I love Bungie. Reddit, and other various sites hate on the game, rather than talk about the good in the game. (I know Reddit is a place of complaints sometimes, but Jesus). Could it have been better though? It's a question asked about every game, and it varies. It's a wide question as well. My answer is of course yet it could be, but they have time to improve. DLC/Updates, whatever they do. Then the question that should be presented is... Shouldn't the game have been released with the updates we talked about? Story, etc etc.

I honestly don't know how to answer that. Is there such a thing as to much starting out content? I mean, I would love a deeper, and a lasting story, but I liked what I saw. I would love better RNG, because screw me. Everything can be complained about, it's just a waiting game for Destiny, and the players now. I have no reason to doubt Bungie's ability to make this game stronger than before. I'm not whatsoever concerned for the game's future. I have no reason to be right now. If I am given a reason, I may start to panic. If you could change Destiny? How would you, and why?

I'm going to leave you all with that question. Have a good one. Cheers!

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Destiny [P2]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Tuesday October 14 2014 at 1:48AM
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Note: It's 1:30AM, Post will be shorter than most, sorry. Can't sleep, deciding to write instead.

I've been playing Destiny constantly since I've last posted, and I must say I haven't gotten bored with it yet. Almost light 25. Haven't touched Vault of Glass yet because my college buddies haven't be able to do it with me yet, so I am holding off on pugging it. I know, I know I'm playing the same content over and over again. Isn't that late game though? I'd be doing the same thing if it was Diablo 3, World Of Warcraft, or whatever. The story for Destiny was short as hell though, which was kind of disappointing, but I didn't really play the game for the story sorry!

It's like the same for Diablo III, and Path Of Exile. The story is an addition to the game play for me. I don't read the lore, or you know story like things. Maybe that's a terrible way of looking at that, but for me it's an added addition. For instance, I played The Last of Us for the story/adventure. The game had an amazing story line, and it really developed a relationship with me, and kept me going. The game play was alright, but the story line drove me to play. I look at Destiny the exact opposite. I'm not really playing for the lore/story line. I'm playing to kick some ass, whether it be alien, or human ass. I don't play Halo, or Call of Poop for the story line either. It's the game play that drives me. It's driving me pretty hard as well, I cannot get enough of this game. *Rose tinted glasses activate*.

Sorry enough of the praise. I do get aggravated with the game believe it or not. *Gasp*. I don't think RNG likes me in this game, and it's sort of the same with every action game. Because screw me right? God bless. I think I have gotten maybe 3 legendary engrams, and 1 for my class, and 2 for other classes. Now sure it's great that I got one for me, but I feel like, the game toys with me, and other people. Oh my god, legendary engram? TO BAD ITS NOT FOR YOU. It's like a huge slap to the face. It's like that in any MMO I guess. It did it to me in FFXIV as well. Oh you need these class specific boots? To bad, so sad, suck it up fatty. That's how I feel the game speaks to me when I don't get what I want. Wahhbulance please.

Desync is also a huge issue, I won't get into desync because I've already explained it in previous posts, but it comes with Action games/mmos. It's just part of the package, so I've gotten used to it. The effing random disconnects though? (Note, that they did patch the game, and there are less of them now.) OH YOUR ABOUT TO KILL THE LAST BOSS? Nope, sorry disconnect. "You have been removed from the game world). My god, the rage has ensued on my computer desk. If it was a person, I'd probably be in jail for like 3 counts of murder. For real. Everyone gets upset, so don't be like "Oh my god calm down" NO YOU CALM DOWN.

Anyways... I am going to be streaming my first run through of the Vault of Glass, and I will tweet it before I go live, if anyone is interesting in seeing my crying while I fail. It's a pretty good show, I should probably charge people. It's just like a train wreck of fails, while you hear a grown man cry. Wouldn't you pay to see that? It doesn't make you a terrible person if you want to I promise. Action MMOs/Games tend to bring out the worst in me. Every week I play with my IRL brother in Path Of Exile and when I die, World War 3 Erupts for about 3 minutes until I calm down. Same thing in Destiny.

For those of you who play Destiny, when you see teammates try to melee the three boss flayers, and all die... Feel my pain please. I had to do that three times in a row, and my teammates thought it'd be a great idea to do that. FEEL MY PAIN PLEASE. Anyways, that's enough from me. Until next time!

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Destiny [P1]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Tuesday October 7 2014 at 9:14PM
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After long thinking about what game to write about next, I came to my decision... Destiny! It's a console MMO, and I am sure you all have heard of it. In this post I am just going to give my first impressions. Each of them I went out and bought the Destiny bundle for the PS4. I was looking for something new and exciting.The game has 3 classes, Hunter, Warlock, and Titan. having sub classes as well. The most important part of the game for me so far, is the time consuming fun. Sure it's a sort of grind fest, but I haven't gotten bored with it. (Maybe it's because I am always with my friends, most of the time at least)


(The reason I got it for the PS4, and not the Xbone, was because my college buddies all have it for the PS4). For those of you who don't know about Destiny. It was created by Bungie, the people behind the Halo Franchise, and published by Activision. As of right now it is a console only game. (360, Xbone, Ps3, Ps4). There will probably be a PC release in the future, but I am not for sure on that. So why did I chose Destiny as my next game of choice? Well, a lot of my college buddies talk very highly of it, and have explained to me enough information for me to go out and buy a new system, and the game. (Bundle). My first few story missions were a blast, I haven’t played a console FPS since battlefield 3 for the xbox 360. So it was a new, but very familiar experience. I don’t think I would call Destiny a full blown MMO, I would probably call it MMO-Lite. Why exactly? Well, it’s not as massive as you could say FFXIV, or World Of Warcraft. Sure you have raids, and you can find random people during the maps and missions, but it’s nothing like going to a full Stormwind during peak hour.


Nevertheless the game is a ton of fun so far. “Josh it’s just your normal grinder: Sure is. I play the game for the fun factor, even if the game is a grinder, if the fun factor is there, I sure as hell will play it. I’m writing this in a different style to test it out and see if I like it better than the old way. Apologies if this post seems scrambled and misplaced a lot. I’m still improving on it. As you know I don’t really join hype trains anymore, due to the fact that it mostly leads on to the downfall of a game, and didn’t live up to the hype. All of my college buddies feel like the game was a huge let down, because they followed the hype train, and you know the believed it. Most of the people actually feel like that. Luckily I didn’t, and I sort of knew what to expect, but at the same time I didn’t. I hope you follow me on that. So I have my friends who talk highly of the game, then the people who are all “Eh” about it, and then the people that hate it. I don’t fall into a one of those right now, but I will say I am really loving the game as it is right now.


I guess you could say I’m used to the grind, not because I play a lot of MMOs, but I play a lot of Diablo III, and Path Of Exile. Known action RPGs, that have that repetition of a grinding game. If a grinding game such as these games have the fun, challenging factor then I can be okay with the grinding. (It goes a little different with full fledge MMOs of course). My final question I asked myself for I end this post is how much content am I going to be able to write about a grinding game? I guess it comes down to what I nit pick out of drafts and such. I think i’m going to do more live streaming rather than talking about the game. (On twitch). I still will write enough blogs to get my writing needs in, but I think I will be streaming when I do raids/strikes. I’ll let you all know down the road on what’s going down, and where it’s going down at.


My questions to you all though, is… Have you played Destiny? If so, what system, and what is your opinion on the game? Bad or good, I would love to hear what you all have to say about the game. Even if you haven’t played it and watched someone else play, please give your opinion. Till next time! Cheers!