It’s been a while since I wrote anything, but wait, I’ve got a good reason. Back in December I started a playthrough of the Witcher series. It was a rather daunting undertaking (especially the third game) and I just finished it mid-March. After that I quickly played through Just Cause 3 (needed something completely brainless) and Telltale’s Game of Thrones (in preparation for the show to start again and it had been on my backlog for too long).
So, today’s blog post will have a bit more of a tech focus, more specifically focusing on some fun I had with this site last night. Might even be that I write something that’s useful to someone, but let’s not hold our breath where that’s concerned ;).
Well… it seems like I’m gonna make a bad habit of writing these when what I really should be doing is head for bed. Oh well… The theme of the day is Diablo 3. While I have spend a lot of time playing other Blizzard games (I don’t even want to take a look at my total logged in time in WoW….) this is the one I’m currently having the most fun with, so, it’ll be the one I write about 😉
During the winter holidays I played through Witcher 1. When it was first released it felt like one of the greatest games ever. This time though, most of my patience was lost in the eternal running back and forth, back and forth and back and forth. And thus the topic of my next blogpost was born. Witcher had a lot of great story, interesting conversations, mediocre combat and lots and lots of loading screen. Every house was a loading screen and the same goes for zone changes. And only in the third chapter some limited fast travel was introduced. This got me thinking of how other games have handled travel.
So, I got the inspiration for this post after watching a video about the Microsoft HoloLens today and decided to write a post on my personal thoughts and experiences when it comes to wearable and visual tech.
So… blogging again, let’s see what comes of it this time. This blog will be sort of a experiment, I’ll write about whatever comes to mind, from gaming to family, travel to coding. I will try to tag my posts accordingly so you readers will know if this is a post that’ll interest you or not. I’ve had a previous gaming blog, I think I wrote maybe 7 posts in it, then it died away and the database backup has since been corrupted. But, fresh start and we’ll see where the road takes us… or me, anyways.
I first heard of Terry Pratchett back in 2000, when I was stuck for three weeks in Salzburg, attending the EF language school. I’ve always been very shy and introverted so I had a tough time making any new friends at that school and was rather lonely. Instead, I discovered Terry Pratchett in a bookshop there and through his books made plenty of new friends.
I decided to self host my blog as it can henceforth be found at https://www.aunitech.net
Well, it’s been a while since last I posted and much has happened since. Let’s start with PC news: still playing WoW on occasion, though I guess I’ve been struck a bit by pre-expansion hiatus. Currently leveling a tankadin with heirlooms, solely through instances, lots of fun though rather slow going. Beats running up and down STV anyways. Oh… and while speaking of WoW… I’m going to BlizzCon! Ticket price for that isn’t THAT bad… at least not compared to how much it’ll cost me to fly from Helsinki to Anaheim… but I guess you need to do some crazy stuff every now and then, it’s only money after all ;p. If you’ve got any suggestions for questions to ask the devs if I get a chance, feel free to post them in the comments section, could use some ideas for that.
Well, a couple of weeks back I suddenly got the crazy idea to go buy a xbox360 controller for my PC (yes, I do an unfortunate amount of impulse buying; but surprisingly often don’t regret it, my Razer Naga being a good case of this (might write post on that later)). After a quick and easy setup I was ready to hit the games.