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The Gaming Gospel

I write about everything that goes with MMORPGs

Author: Limitations

It's A Rough Road [P6]

Posted by Limitations Sunday March 15 2015 at 10:39PM
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While writing all of this, it has brought back a lot of memories, and a lot of fun back to writing. It’s more personal, so I have a lot more freedom, a lot more to write about than just talking about the game. That is the main reason I’m on part 6 right now, but you know… Whatever works right? We’ve covered a lot of stuff so far, but there is still a lot more to cover, and it’s going to be awesome I promise. I want to clarify somethings about series I have worked on, and currently working on. I’ve already done this before, but like… I want to give a little more information on what is going on.

Destiny: I haven’t wrote about it in forever, and yes I still have drafts in my book/drive, but it’s on a halt right now. I’m streaming it daily, which is one of the reasons I have halted it. I mainly talk a lot about what’s going on while playing, and it’s taken over the writing portion of it. It will resume though, I assure you. I’ve gotten a lot of response from the series, and I will continue to write about it. Don’t you all worry!

World Of Warcraft: Another one that will be coming back. It’ll be back in the coming weeks, with new information on Patch 6.1, and how my Horde side is doing. I put it on a halt because of other games that came out, and other opportunities that came along, but it’ll be back.

The Secret World: I left at part 2, but part 3 will also being coming back. The game had corrupted, and I had to reinstall about 4 times, before I could even log on to the game, and when I did I had a lot of weird glitches and such, so it was on a small halt because of that. Still playing the game, and writing drafts along with this series. Promise! It’s still a fun game, and where I am taking it will make it fun for you all to read as well.

I think a lot of the time I get overwhelmed with everything, and I sort of just pause it all. Remember when I took a break? That was because of all of that as well. It’s just writing though right? Yes, but it’s important to me. As silly as that may sound, it’s true. That’s how I like to treat it. I remember trying to limit myself to a certain amount of games, reduced it to two, but that didn’t work out as planned. Also, meeting my girlfriend has taken a little stump on everything… She’s not really a gamer. I’m currently getting her into Hearthstone though, so it’s a small start… I’ll eventually get her there.

I may have to in the future force myself to talk about one game, and that’s it. It would be a terrible shame to do so, but I might have to. Hopefully not in the near future, but much later on. I’m not going to think about it to much until it comes, because that would be such a hard decision to make you know? That would not be a fun decision at all. Let’s put this in the back of our minds until that point comes, am I right?

I think I am my biggest problem, my biggest critic. I often ponder if I am boring everyone, how I could switch things up. I over worry about everything in my life, I am constantly over thinking things. I often treat life like a game of chess and I must think two plays ahead to make it through, but of course that usually ends up hurting me in the end. I’m analyzing this post more than I should to make sure I don’t sound like a goof, but usually I do… It’s something I never seem to win. The one thing I will never change though is cursing. I have never used curse words in my blogs. (I don’t count Damn, or Hell). I like to keep things clean when telling a story or something like that.

I wish that would apply to my gaming habits, especially in like Heroes Of The Storm, or Dota 2. I have a Sailor’s mouth, which I am working on I promise. In story telling though, I want to keep everything clean, PG content. That may be a turn off to some people, but it’s a must to me. You would think I would already do that in normal day to day life, but I don’t sadly…

Anyways, I would like to touch on something else. I would like to talk a lot about World Of Warcraft. I think the remaining portion of this post will be on it. I hope you can bare with me, it’s gonna be a trip down memory lane, and on how I see the game now. I know it could be in a seperate post, but I thought I would just do it in this one to save time, and don’t blow you all up with multiple stuff. Aren’t I just nice like that? (Fail.) So let’s get started shall we? I think it’ll be fun!

Just a head’s up I will be changing the name of the World of Warcraft series. I need it to be “me” in a sense and have a unique name instead of “Warlords Of Draneor” You know? It needs to be different, and unique. You will see a [P3] but it will have a name akin to what I am writing about. As far as what’s been going down in the game, there is a lot going down, mostly good things though. Still having fun exploring all the changes, and playing it about every single day now.

I’ve been playing on and off since Vanilla, and playing more and more since MoP was released, and now WoD. What exactly happened during those “breaks”? Usually the same thing happens, it’s not really out of boredom, it’s because something new and shiny came out. I can’t name exactly the games that made me stop playing, but you sort of get the idea you know? I can name a few, but not all. It’s really one of my faults in life, is to get the most shiny thing out there. I do this with all the phones. I had a perfectly acceptable Nexus 5, but I wanted to get the latest and greatest Nexus 6. Even though the Nexus 5 was perfect for me, I eventually got the Nexus 6 (Which I replaced with a LG G3).

I hate doing that you know, It’s not only a waste of money, it’s just a waste of time. Phones and games may be different but the scenario’s are still the same. I have a perfect thing in front of me for me, but I choose to get something else. I wish I could figure out why I do this, but I’ll probably never figure it out. Maybe I’m better off not knowing? Anyways, back to the main point. I went on to “Better” and shinier things than World of Warcraft, but every time my urge and want to play this game would come back. Why? Well, I sort of already answered the question: It was perfect for me, it had everything I wanted, and needed, but I just wanted the best there was out there according to the general population.

The biggest break I had is when I had really gotten into Console games, mostly FPS shooters. I was addicted to Halo, Gears Of War, CoD (Yes, CoD). That sort of threw everything out of the window, because I was always gaming with my buddies, and then they eventually went off to college, or got married and didn’t have time for that stuff, which led me back into MMORPGs. I’m selfish alright? One of my buddies who was gaming with on the console, got back into World of Warcraft when MoP got released, and really pushed me to get back into the game. By then my original account was hacked/gone.

He eventually got me to play the game again, and I purchased everything I needed even MoP to get back into the game. Then a lot of things happened, I got into other pay to play games, because I got a really steady income, and was able to pay for multiple subscriptions. I went through a ton of games, and if you are a past reader you know all of the games I have been through. I think it’s to long a list to mention in this post, but maybe sometime…

I think I’ve dragged this post long enough, thank you so much for the read. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much I did writing this. If you did, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton Cheers!

 

It's A Rough Road [P5]

Posted by Limitations Thursday March 5 2015 at 7:46PM
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Phew, ready for another long read? Well, I hope so because it’s about to happen. Welcome… To part 5!

So I’ve been thinking a lot recently about exactly I want to happen in the future, more important the next couple of months. It’s nice to have goals and plans and such right? What exactly do I want to happen to the “Gaming Gospel”. I’ve worked on the past couple of months to get where I am, and where I am going. I’m sometimes stressed out, but the majority of the time I am relaxed when writing and really enjoy myself. That’s exactly what I want to do when writing or streaming enjoy myself.

It’s never really been about how many people view my stuff or anything like that… I’m certainly not trying to earn money from this, it’s just me writing about what I’m playing, and how I am playing it. The past is already taken care, well because it’s in the past… I’m writing this in the present, so what about the future of it all? Will I still be writing or streaming? Will I still be enjoying my time writing for you all? There is a lot of variables to be in play, we all know that. Everything in life has multiple variables, and multiple outcomes to what we choose. Every action has a reaction.

If my current predictions are correct, and we go with this hypothetical, what games will I be playing later this year? While we are on that subject, I never really talk about what games I am excited for in the future, upcoming releases and such. (Goes back to the whole hype this). I’ll share what intrigues me, and I’ll even tell you some of the games I’ve backed. (I know, I promised myself I wouldn’t, but I did). What games have I backed? Two games I have backed and currently playing. The Repopulation, and Shroud of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. Why? I really like the design of The Repopulation, and second one… It’s Richard Garriot. What else could I need? Well, there is more… But you get the main point.

Wait a minute… Didn’t I make a post about Early Access, and Kick-starters? I can remember one vaguely… (Just kidding). True I did, and the mistakes I made back then, I think are not made now. I enjoy both games a lot, I will admit though The Repopulation is making great progress and is becoming more and more complete by the day it seems even. Okay, back to the main point. I’m not covering these games now, because they are still in alpha states. For sure I will be talking about them more when they are soon to be released and post release I assure you of that. I have a lot of reasons why I’m not doing it now, but I do not want to discuss that. That’s defiantly for a much later time.

So we got the future covered, unless it drastically changes. Well… We have a slight part of it covered we could say. What else could we do in the future? Well, there is the not so distant future of streaming, but I’m always curious on if I should open my own website. Make it more of my brand, than just posting it on the WordPress, and MMORPG.Com sites. Would that do me any good, besides take my money? I’m not sure of that yet, but it’s defiantly something I am highly considering. I have been for awhile, but since I am taking this all more seriously… It’s become more and more of “I want to”.

Let’s talk about present times. I’ve gotten titles down, unique writing style, and overall covering more games. Great! It’s a new year, and some new games are on the horizon. The Secret World is coming nicely, Destiny is still fun, Hearthstone is still amazing as always… Sadly, I still feel like I’m missing something. A piece to the puzzle that needs to be completed, if not it haunts me. I’m very tired of searching for this piece really. It comes back to the point of, “Oh man, I miss X game, or I miss Y game”. It makes the hole filled for a couple of days, weeks, or even months by slowly goes away. Best way to describe this problem, is with of course… SWTOR.

“Well damn, you keep talking about it, play it already!”. Uh sure, I guess I could, but like… It never seems to complete me. Okay, it has like everything I want in a game, well almost everything… It’s highly fun, It’s Star Wars, and what else could I want? I often wonder if I just picked the wrong server at times, or the wrong class. Because I can enjoy it a lot, but them I’m just like eh… Whatever. The instances are fun, I never really dabbled to much into PvP, and almost got to late game. I did role playing, I got involved with my character… What more could I do?

Oh, right… I know the problem. I read Reddit, I read the Official Forums, every single gosh darn complaint, and it makes me go away. “Bugs haven’t been fixed, slow content, more cash shop than fixes.” Now, it’s good for people to voice their opinions about such things, but it does weigh on players like myself who read this and go… “Is this really happening?” I’m not sure, but it makes me not want to launch the game. I wonder if there is a fix for that? Well, I could obviously not read Reddit or the forums, but It’s like an addiction to me… I read forums of games I don’t even play! God, help me please.

Let’s do a hypothetical here shall we? I update and launch the game, and make a Sith Pureblood character, and name it whatever I want, and then play and play, and get tempted to read the forums. I get depressed reading the forums, already paid my subscription and feel like no longer playing, and cannot get a refund, because I feel stupid. What can I do? Well, I could always just keep playing and just do what I need to do to have fun, right? Honestly right now, I could play SWTOR, and probably have a blast with it… There is no shame in that correct?

So… If we are talking about the future, what happens to the two games I just mentioned? Will the same thing happen to them? I can honestly say I hope not. Out of those two, I look forward to the most is: The Repopulation. Even in it’s Alpha state it’s already a blast to play, and improving rather nicely. I defiantly am watching this game very carefully, and reading all the patch notes, and stuff like that. I hope it amounts to everything I hope it to be.

Honestly there is something I hate about myself, well I hate about my gaming habits. I compare a lot of things. I compare things that should not be compared. I do it for a couple of reasons, but I sincerely hate when I do it. It’s not fair to myself, or the game I am currently playing. We all compare games to other games, it’s just a known thing we do. If this game has better PvP than this game, or better PvE, crafting, whatever it may be, we compare. Sadly, I take it to a whole new level. If the game doesn’t have better this, or equal to that I slam it for it. Most of the time I try to be fair and balanced, and not slam, or praise anything to much. Though I do not write it like that, I often think of it inside my head.

I can make no promises that I won’t do that to future games, but I am trying my best not to. I have done very well with The Repopulation. The game keeps me wanting to come back for more, and yes I’ll say it again… It’s still in Alpha stages. A lot of things will be added, changed, removed or whatever. What it comes down to is the game being fun. Which it is. Anyways… That does it for Part 5. Part 6 will be coming up next week. Part 6 will be more personal than the rest. I hope you have enjoyed the series so far, I know I have!

If you liked what you read, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton

 

It's A Rough Road [P4]

Posted by Limitations Sunday March 1 2015 at 11:35PM
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Part 3 was meant to be the end of this personal series of blogs, but… I decided to go against that original thought and let you all in some more on sort of the behind the scenes type of thing. I’ve talked about personal things before, but not on why exactly I write, how it comes to be, and future plans.

I think someday I will take screenshots of this notebook I have, of all the ideas and thoughts that go in before I even start typing things up. Some may read this stuff and say “Dear God man, It’s just a blog, don’t take it so seriously.” True, but like… If I’m putting this much time and effort into something, that has grown a lot since the beginning, I want to take it seriously and such. I take this “Hobby” of mine seriously.

I think what really got me into this whole thing, and got me to take it seriously is when I first did my LOTRO series. I kept talking in my head about all the stuff I could talk about, what I would say about it, and it sort of evolved from there, you could say. I started getting Unique titles for the games I would play, instead of like SWTOR [P1], it would be May The Force Be With You, Always [P1]. I took the [P1, P2] thing from a YouTuber who did their let’s plays like that. It seemed really cool to me, but sorry bud… I stole it. There’s shame…

 When I first started every blog post would be a name of a poem I have wrote. They didn’t really make sense, but they spoke true to what exactly it was about. Some of the names came from my favorite songs from bands. I think one I took from a band named “Miss May I”. I told myself “I should come up with my own stuff”. In college, I always have to have a unique title for the papers I am writing, even if it is for Psych. They have to have some unique name to it, because then I know it’s mine. Of course I wrote it, but I want the teacher to know as well. “Oh God, Unique title, it must be Josh again”. Yeah. that’s me.

Alright, so I got the style down, I got names down, and now it all comes down to my content right? I think I used to be a very boring writer, there wasn’t much of my personality in it. I strictly wrote about the game, but didn’t really add any personal touches to it, which therefore it wasn’t really my piece of work. Sure, it was my thoughts and ideas but… It felt empty to me in a sense. I think this is where my love for SWTOR came into a deep, deep love. (… I’m sorry)

I really was involved with that game you know? I think it’s because of the nature of the game, and the immense story-line the game had. There I was able to add more personal connections to the game, and such. For previous readers, I think you know exactly what I am talking about. Here is where a real problem begins with me. I think this will be a longer than usual post, so please bare with me here. A lot of cool topics are about to be discussed, and explain in the best way I can. I sort of already explained my game jumping, and why I end a series so abruptly, or I don’t follow through with a certain series to the extent I told you all I was going to.

You could portray me as a liar in a sense I guess, but really… I’ll explain what I am doing, and what I am thinking the whole time. Probably the best examples would be Destiny, and probably Wildstar. I’ll first start with Destiny, and why I haven’t written/finished Part 7. I’ve been streaming the game every night practically, and just having a joy of it. I’ve streamed the raid, and other stuff, which I told you all I would do. So, where is part 7, 8, 9, 10. Knowing my writing pattern, thats where I probably would be right now if I continued on. (I still plan to write). There are some drafts for 7 floating around here in Google Drive somewhere, I promise. Other games came out, and my priority switched to focus on The Secret World, World Of Warcraft, and etc.

So when my priority of things switch, I sort of take everything I was doing, and put it on a full halt, and wait patiently for myself to bring myself to write about it again. Lazy? You could say, but I dunno, that’s just how I am right now… Sort of always been like that.

Example 2: The Wildstar Syndrome. Oh man… I feel so bad about saying all the stuff I am going to say, but to explain it in the best way I can, it has to be said. I did Wildstar, and then Wildstar:Revisited. What exactly happened here? I’m not going to tell you everything that happened to Wildstar, you can either Google it, or read them in the series. Essentially what happened was, I thought Wildstar was going to be my game for years to come.

Okay, that’s my first problem right there, I assumed way to much. The problems the game had, graphically, and everything. I have a pretty good PC, and I was getting 10-15 FPS, even in dead zones. Cool eh? No. God, I had such high hopes for this game, I really did. I might even email Carbine one day and say “Hey, can I have a free 24 hour trial to see how the game is.” I want that game to succeed so badly… And it hasn’t announced changes for a change of payment yet.

Then I did the revisited posts, and the story continues from there… I’m not sure if I ever did a final post to the revisited series… I may have. Another case of the blogs just stop there, and never continue on. I’ll touch on something else before wrapping this all up…

I always try to predict how long a series will be, and I think that hurts me more than it does pretty much anything else, when I say it’ll go on for about 7, and then ends at 3, it’s completely like “What the crap happened, man.” I don’t know… There is a lot to think about. Too much one could say…


Anyways, thanks for reading this… I hope you have enjoyed it. If you have, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton Cheers!

It's A Rough Road [P4]

Posted by Limitations Sunday March 1 2015 at 11:35PM
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Part 3 was meant to be the end of this personal series of blogs, but… I decided to go against that original thought and let you all in some more on sort of the behind the scenes type of thing. I’ve talked about personal things before, but not on why exactly I write, how it comes to be, and future plans.

I think someday I will take screenshots of this notebook I have, of all the ideas and thoughts that go in before I even start typing things up. Some may read this stuff and say “Dear God man, It’s just a blog, don’t take it so seriously.” True, but like… If I’m putting this much time and effort into something, that has grown a lot since the beginning, I want to take it seriously and such. I take this “Hobby” of mine seriously.

I think what really got me into this whole thing, and got me to take it seriously is when I first did my LOTRO series. I kept talking in my head about all the stuff I could talk about, what I would say about it, and it sort of evolved from there, you could say. I started getting Unique titles for the games I would play, instead of like SWTOR [P1], it would be May The Force Be With You, Always [P1]. I took the [P1, P2] thing from a YouTuber who did their let’s plays like that. It seemed really cool to me, but sorry bud… I stole it. There’s shame…

 When I first started every blog post would be a name of a poem I have wrote. They didn’t really make sense, but they spoke true to what exactly it was about. Some of the names came from my favorite songs from bands. I think one I took from a band named “Miss May I”. I told myself “I should come up with my own stuff”. In college, I always have to have a unique title for the papers I am writing, even if it is for Psych. They have to have some unique name to it, because then I know it’s mine. Of course I wrote it, but I want the teacher to know as well. “Oh God, Unique title, it must be Josh again”. Yeah. that’s me.

Alright, so I got the style down, I got names down, and now it all comes down to my content right? I think I used to be a very boring writer, there wasn’t much of my personality in it. I strictly wrote about the game, but didn’t really add any personal touches to it, which therefore it wasn’t really my piece of work. Sure, it was my thoughts and ideas but… It felt empty to me in a sense. I think this is where my love for SWTOR came into a deep, deep love. (… I’m sorry)

I really was involved with that game you know? I think it’s because of the nature of the game, and the immense story-line the game had. There I was able to add more personal connections to the game, and such. For previous readers, I think you know exactly what I am talking about. Here is where a real problem begins with me. I think this will be a longer than usual post, so please bare with me here. A lot of cool topics are about to be discussed, and explain in the best way I can. I sort of already explained my game jumping, and why I end a series so abruptly, or I don’t follow through with a certain series to the extent I told you all I was going to.

You could portray me as a liar in a sense I guess, but really… I’ll explain what I am doing, and what I am thinking the whole time. Probably the best examples would be Destiny, and probably Wildstar. I’ll first start with Destiny, and why I haven’t written/finished Part 7. I’ve been streaming the game every night practically, and just having a joy of it. I’ve streamed the raid, and other stuff, which I told you all I would do. So, where is part 7, 8, 9, 10. Knowing my writing pattern, thats where I probably would be right now if I continued on. (I still plan to write). There are some drafts for 7 floating around here in Google Drive somewhere, I promise. Other games came out, and my priority switched to focus on The Secret World, World Of Warcraft, and etc.

So when my priority of things switch, I sort of take everything I was doing, and put it on a full halt, and wait patiently for myself to bring myself to write about it again. Lazy? You could say, but I dunno, that’s just how I am right now… Sort of always been like that.

Example 2: The Wildstar Syndrome. Oh man… I feel so bad about saying all the stuff I am going to say, but to explain it in the best way I can, it has to be said. I did Wildstar, and then Wildstar:Revisited. What exactly happened here? I’m not going to tell you everything that happened to Wildstar, you can either Google it, or read them in the series. Essentially what happened was, I thought Wildstar was going to be my game for years to come.

Okay, that’s my first problem right there, I assumed way to much. The problems the game had, graphically, and everything. I have a pretty good PC, and I was getting 10-15 FPS, even in dead zones. Cool eh? No. God, I had such high hopes for this game, I really did. I might even email Carbine one day and say “Hey, can I have a free 24 hour trial to see how the game is.” I want that game to succeed so badly… And it hasn’t announced changes for a change of payment yet.

Then I did the revisited posts, and the story continues from there… I’m not sure if I ever did a final post to the revisited series… I may have. Another case of the blogs just stop there, and never continue on. I’ll touch on something else before wrapping this all up…

I always try to predict how long a series will be, and I think that hurts me more than it does pretty much anything else, when I say it’ll go on for about 7, and then ends at 3, it’s completely like “What the crap happened, man.” I don’t know… There is a lot to think about. Too much one could say…


Anyways, thanks for reading this… I hope you have enjoyed it. If you have, please leave a comment below or tweet me @SirIsaacJewton Cheers!