Monday, May 14, 2012

Stuff WoW Hipsters Say

Monday is here, and normally I hate Monday's and this Monday is different. Why? I hate it more because it is the last day before I finally get to play Diablo III. It is like this Monday is taunting me...Laughing at me...Or maybe I am just crazy. Who knows really? Can you tell I am pumped to play Diablo III? Anyways, enough Diablo talk it is Monday and it is time for Machinima Mondays! Now this Machinima has no spectacular camera work. In all honesty it is nothing fancy, but when you see it you will know it is awesome. So without making you wonder any longer here it is "Stuff WoW Hipsters Say"

Hope you enjoyed it!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ask Gauss

Sunday! Yes it is that time again. The time of the week to be depressed that the weekend is over. Or we can think about it is just 2 days till the release of Diablo III. A game many of us have been waiting for, for a very long time. Regardless of Tuesday today is Sunday, which does mean Ask Gauss time. The post of the week where I answer questions sent to me throughout the week. So why don't I get right to it.

Are you finally glad to be able to have a chance at getting your polar bear & turtle mounts with the upcoming Black Market Auction House?

Well it will be a great way to waste all of that stockpiled gold I have no use for. On the topic of the Black Market Auction House though I like it. I think it is a great way to have a gold sink for those people who actually have way too much gold. It is also a way that makes RNG less of an issue and doesn't make the gaining of such mount, pet, or whatever else trival. 20,000+ gold is in itself and achievement and remember you will be bidding against others on your server. So all of those times when you thought how much would someone be willing to pay? Well I think we will be finding out.

Planning on starting Diablo III right at launch time?

I actually haven't decided. It will be 3am here. I am going out to grab my collectors edition, and then will probably come home and install it. That will probably give me 2 hours to kill before I could actually play. I could take a power nap wake up at 3 then get to it. Or I could sleep till 7 or 8 and go from there. I guess it all depends on how I am feeling on launch day. I do know though when I start playing regardless it is going to be difficult to stop.

How would you describe the female pandaren dance?


There you have it. This week's questions answered. It is going to be a busy week one that I hope you are looking forward to just as much as I am.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

One Of The Chosen

In case you were unaware this was posted on the Diablo forums yesterday

In celebration of a successful beta test, all players who were invited to participate in the Diablo III closed beta will receive the commemorative Feat of Strength, "One of the Chosen." For eligible players, this feat will appear automatically in the Feat of Strength list after logging in for the first time as well as unlock a unique sigil that can be used on character banners. 

In order to be eligible for "One of the Chosen," you must have had a Diablo III closed beta license attached to your account (it isn't necessary to have downloaded or logged into the beta itself). Please note that players who participated only in the Open Beta Weekend, but were not invited to the closed beta, will not receive this Feat of Strength. 

Thank you once again to all of our beta participants. We look forward to seeing you in Sanctuary!

Now imagine how people reacted.

You got it. People's sense of entitlement has gone off like crazy. When someone gets something, which you can't they go crazy. Honestly what is wrong with these people? It isn't even a real achievement it is a feat of strength, which by definition is something that not everyone has. When you get a collector's edition you get a feat. When you are the first to do something, you get a feat. Like what is wrong with people, that this hurts them? Does it matter, does it make you a better player? Of course not, it is all about keeping up with everyone else. Even if this isn't keeping up with anything.

The best thing about it is Diablo is a game about randomness. The items themselves are indivdual lottery tickets. This would be the same as creating a forum post complaining about not getting the stats you wanted on an item and having to find another one. This sounds retarded and it should because it is. Why not give someone a feat for "Endless Bitching" or "Sense of Entitlement", "Deserves Everything Everyone Else Has". I am sick and tired of this crap. It wouldn't surprise me if Blizzard created this feat just to piss people off so everyone can get the petty crap out of their system before the game is released. Sadly though they won't and they will always find something to complain about.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Diablo III: Wrath

For those who don't know yesterday the Diablo III launch site released their 100% achievement unlock. This is actually an animation video done by Titmouse studios. It was extremely well done. I think the voice acting could have been better if I was evaluating it directly, but it doesn't take enough away from it to make it less enjoyable. Now I understand it is not Monday, but honestly this isn't a Machinima, and it is awesome so all of you that were thinking of emailing to complain can process that first.

Here is the official description of it

"Long before the creation of Sanctuary, the Eternal Conflict between angels and demons raged on for untold millennia. Blizzard Entertainment teamed up with renowned director Peter Chung and acclaimed animation studio Titmouse to create this unique vision of a fundamental moment in the battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells."

So without making you wait. Or the fact you may have already gone to the launch site before you finished reading it. Here it is Diablo III: Wrath

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You Fail At Complaining About The RMAH Fees If...

Fail Day! Yes it is that time of the week once again. The day of the week where I decide to make you feel better about yourself by making others feel worse. Unless, of course, you are one of the people I am making feel worse, and if that's the case it is all in good fun any ways. This week I am making a stab at the real money auction house fees in Diablo III. So sit back and enjoy.

You Fail At Complaining About The RMAH Fees If...
  • You think Blizzard made it 15% to cash out to spite you
  • You believe the fees are too high with nothing else to compare them to
  • You quit your job because you believed you could make a living off of the Auction House
  • You don't have a cellphone
  • You think Blizzard shouldn't have any fees whatsoever
  • You feel as if you are now entitled to make money off of a video game
  • You wrote forum post upon forum post stating why these fees are too high
  • You don't even think for a second that Blizzard may have researched what is a good fee
  • You think this will force people to use Third Party sites
  • You think people will buy things illegally when they have a simple easy way to do it legally
  • You think it is stupid you can't set a buyout higher than $250
  • You have put not thought into the fact the fees will be used to maintain the system so you can continue to profit off of it
  • You still fail to see Blizzard is giving you the option to make money off of pixels, and yet you find something wrong with that

and finally
  • You think you are going to be the first Diablo III Millionaire
There you have it. This week's edition of Fail. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did writing it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Panda Exterminator

Monday! Oh the most hated day of the week. It is not your fault you were chosen to be the day that followed the weekend. So what to do about making Monday more likable? Well easy we have Machinima Monday! The day of the week where we showcase a machinima for all of you to see. So here I was with a few choices of machinima to showcase today when all of the sudden I see a new Oxhorn machinima. I watched it and instantly made to choice it would be the one for today. So if you haven't seen it yet I am sure you will enjoy it. So without going on and on I present you Oxhorn's latest the Panda Exterminator

Hope you enjoyed it and it made your Monday that much better

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ask Gauss

Sunday the weekend is finally coming to a close. Just means you have to spend your time accordingly so you don't regret it. So what better way to start it off by answering questions that have been sent to me throughout the week. What a wonderful idea! If somehow you still have no clue how to send in your questions; there is a link on the top right of the page or you can send them directly to Now since that is out of the way. Let's get right into it.

So D3 RMAH fees have been released and don't you think they are rather high?

Are they higher then I would like? Yes, but that doesn't mean they are higher then they should be. Blizzard has spent the time and the money to give us a safe and secure way of making real money trades within their game. Is there another game out there, which has a comparable system where we could say "such and such a game has cheaper fees" no there isn't so how are people able to base their decisions on this without their own personal bias. Sure this will probably cause the overall price of items in the long run to be higher then expect since players will learn to take the fees into effect, but overall that is all it will do. Blizzard won't change their mind no matter how much you complain. The research which goes into a decision like this is more then the average persons 2 minute thought and following complain session. I trust even if I would like them to be lower that it is in face the right decision.

Are you excited they are trying to bring the War back in Warcraft?

Frankly, this is one of the major things I enjoy about the games lore. Sure both sides want the same thing, but they have different ways of achieving that. Different ways of thinking, and of course different ways of acting. Some more spiritual, some more miltaristic, some more daring, and so on and so forth. Now my only concern in doing this is they will take away from the other points of the game in the same way as taking the war out helped them develop the other side of the game. There needs to be a balance so that everyone who enjoys the game can enjoy themselves. I am not saying make it a PvP game at all. I just want some tatical and world PvP elements, but I do understand that most don't want this unless there is some sort of reward. So these are those times when I am glad I am not a developer of WoW and I can just talk about the choices they made, and if I think they are good or bad.

Do you find the Panderen child model as disturbing as I do?

I am pretty sure it will haunt my dreams. For those who haven't seen it.

There you have it. Questions answered for the week. Hope you all got something out of it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Diablo 3 Strategic Mouse

First off apologies for yesterday and the missing of Fail Day. My computer decided to have a Fail Day of its own. So instead of trying to pass today off as Fail Day I will move it to next week. Thank you for all of the concerns that I received through emails. I am not running out of ideas and I am not dying. It seems whenever I miss a particualr post people go in the direction that I must be dying or something. I don't know how to feel about that really.

Anyways, one thing I want to say. Monday in the mail I finally got my Diablo Mouse. When big games like Diablo 3 are released, players often look for an edge. Some people might buy a Diablo 3 strategy guide while others might buy gold or characters. I got a  Diablo designed gaming mouse with 6 extra customizable buttons.

It is a very sick mouse. Now I have been messing around with it. Sadly I couldn't test it out on Diablo III yet because well the beta just ended. So even if I had access to it, wouldn't have mattered.

I don't normally recomend products, but with what I have seen from it so far. It seems there will be no better way to play Diablo III then with this mouse. We won't know until the game comes out how exactly it will play, but I have high hopes with everything I have been doing with it to date. Don't worry though I will be sure to tell you my exact feelings once the game itself is live.