Archive | June, 2012

Beer Troubleshooting – Welcome To My Life

Some of these were really like…shit I’ve done that.

Beer Troubleshooting

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Diablo III – My Thoughts (After Completing The Game On Normal)

So if you are into games, you probably know about Diablo III and the 12 year wait fans of the game have experienced. It finally hit the streets on May 15th (about a month ago) and everyone has been going wild on it since.

I’ve not really been into a game properly since DOTA classic on RoC back in the day (which I was quite possibly a little too into).

And now Diablo 3 – which despite the haters negativity – is a really good game. I finished it on Normal after about a week

I love the gameplay – both solo and co-op. The auction house is great, I’m not so sure about the RMAH (Real Money Auction House) as that may well break the whole online economy as people buy up everything of value causing massive inflation. Also the botting gold farmers are going at it hard, there are multiple sites online already selling D3 gold fora bout $8USD per 1 Million.

The RMAH will allow for the sale of entire characters too – so I think account hacking will be rife. Other than that – I love the game, the storyling, the gameplay and the thought needed about build and item combinations.

It’s a loot-fest yes, hack and’s Diablo – what did you expect exactly? My only real gripe is that the classes are really unbalanced – they are all fine at Normal and Nightmare – some are a little weak by Hell and completely useless by Inferno (OHAI Witch Doctor).

Demon Hunter is over-powered – too easy to build a glass cannon and just kite – if you are playing co-op any melee heros get butt-raped real fast. I hope more character balances come too because WD is probably the most interesting class.

Monk was the first roll though because it looks like me, he’s level 55 now and my WD is level 31.

The cinematics are absolutely STUNNING.

Diablo 3 III Cinematics

I found completing normal a little easy – especially with a melee character, definitely more challenging with a ranged char (without hand-me-downs from higher level toons). It was a bit pedestrian, things get a little more interesting on Nightmare – but still fairly easy for a well equipped character and shit gets real in Hell.

Diablo 3 - The Prime Evil

I killed Diablo first try tho – it was easier than I expected, some of the other bosses (and sub-bosses) were harder. The graphics are absolutely superb, it helps that I play everything on the highest settings – woohoo.

Dead Diablo

This was my Monk when I completed the game – Level 33 with 25 hours of play-time:

Diablo 3 - ShaolinTiger

My attributes after finishing normal:

Diablo 3 Monk Attributes

My DPS was pretty low, but I was a good tank with about 4000 hitpoints.

And my achievements when I was done (22% overall achievements done – high points being 42% Campaign, 31% General & 29% Crafting):

Diablo III - Achievements

I really love the achievements, and the fact the sub-quests are randomized so every time you play a map you discover different things. There’s still sub-quests that level 60 players haven’t seen yet (and don’t even mention Whimseyshire).

There’s still so much more to play and explore, I’ve finished it on Nightmare and I’m on Hell now – trying to get my monk to Level 60 and capable of kicking arse in Inferno.

That will be hard though and I’m guessing will require a lot of farming and some mad high DPS + high resistance items. I just started an alt character during the past weekend too as playing Monk on Hell was a little too intense sometimes.

My Monk has about 4000DPS now and about 50,000 hitpoints – which isn’t too shabby. I’m really lacking on resistance gear tho and need to start getting some RES ALL type items.

I’ve gotten a Witch Doctor and started power levelling him and tooling him up with some sweet gear, the server was down for a LONG time last night – so I spent a lot of time reading on the forums. Turns out WD (as I mentioned above) is the worst char at high levels right now LOL. Oh well – I hope to make him uber powerful and a useful co-op partner and hope they buff his dogs/other summons soon.

I’ll probably write another post later with a bunch of tips for the game I’ve learnt along the way.

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Movie Review – MIB 3/Men in Black III – So Much Better Than 2!

Men in Black III (2012)

Agents J and K are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner.

The original Men in Black rocked our World’s 15 years ago in 1997, a truly unique concept with whacky aliens and great chemistry between the two main protagonists.

The rather lackluster second part (Men in Black II) rolled in exactly 10 years ago in 2002 – it definitely didn’t cash in on the franchise and left us with a rather dull taste in our mouths.

Suddenly out of the blue (for me anyway), comes the 3rd part and apparently the end to the series. The series used the 10 year break very well and headed back to it’s roots, it delivered the same fun sci-fi comedy that the first movie nailed so well.

The chemistry between Will Smith and Tommy Lee is just great as always, it’s like the partnership of in the Rush Hour between Chris Rock & Jackie Chan.

MIB III (2012)

It’s a really fun film, and honestly speaking WAY better than I expected. The pacing is great, the plot is reasonable enough, the filming and cinematography is great and the whole flashback to the hippy era with a whole scene about Andy Warhol was just GREAT.

The 60’s/70’s part of the story allowed for a great soundtrack too.

And Josh Brolin is an amazing bit of casting, he really looks like a young less sullen version of Tommy Lee Jones – he’s a really powerful actor.

Josh Brolin as Agent K - MIB3 (2012)

Definitely good enough to tide me over until I get a chance to watch Prometheus! One of the movies I’m really looking forwards to this year.

Anyway MIB3 is a definite must watch for fans of the series, even if you’re not a particular raving fan – it’s an enjoyable movie and well worth spending your money to see.

I give it a Boris The ANIMAL – 7.5/10.

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