Rant Rant Rant – GW2

It has been well over a month now since Guild Wars 2 was released, and despite all the hype that has been built up for however many years, it actually turned out pretty good. The usual pattern the past few years for new MMOs has always been: hype, hype, hype, release, die. Nothing seems to last long in the MMO genre nowadays – for new games at least. The spectacle and wonder of the new game certainly draws people in, but they can’t seem to hold them. Guild Wars 2 is holding people. It is living up to all the hype, and people are still playing in large amounts – and this is great, because it really is a wonderful game. I say all this just to preface the following story – I really do love this game, and despite what I’m about to talk about, I will still play and love … Continue reading

More Wurming

After my last Wurm post I kinda dropped off for a while, until not long after the new Freedom server, named Celebration, was opened. I’ve packed up and sailed down to that server now, and am in the middle of creating a new deed there. The map for this new server is rather amazing, and I’ve already managed to get a few awesome screenshots from it in the short time I’ve been here, including a panorama shot I managed to get late last night while on a trip around my area with a friend. The area I’ve managed to settle in is just on the ridge of the first image above, and you can just see it in the middle, right most part of the panorama. One good thing I’ve managed to remember with this deed is to get a before shot of the area I’m working on, and am … Continue reading

Back into Wurm

With the release of indoor walls last week, I’ve started playing Wurm properly again. For the past year or two (I honestly cannot remember now), I have had a pretty decent account in most skills that I was using for day to day skills, building, mining etc. While I had this account, I turned my ‘Budda’ account into a priest, meaning it could start to cast spells and stuff, but be fairly useless for building, improving, and pretty much every other skill. Unfortunately a couple of months ago I was forced to sell the good account as I was low on cash, so having started playing again, I was left without a proper account to play with. This led me to the decision to de-priest my original account. So I slowly watched my priest’s Faith drop from 52 down to 30, at which point it automatically de-priested. It was a … Continue reading

AGH comes to BuddaT.net

As of yesterday, the Australian Minecraft community, AussieGamerHub, is now run by yours truly. We’ve pulled back from the brink with a new server, new map, and hopefully some new creations in the near future. The server is currently white-listed, so if you are from Australia, and like Minecraft, head over to http://agh.buddat.net and apply to join.

RIFT

A week or two ago Dante introduced me to a game called RIFT. And by introduced, I mean I saw him playing it and I was bored as fuck, so I went out and bought it. RIFT is an MMORPG…and that’s about it. There’s not too much to say other than it is a mumorpuger, as you can pretty much guess what is involved. Lots of men running around dressed up as elf women, lots of quests, and lots of killing random animals and people that live outside of cities that did nothing but look at you strangely. Even though it is another generic mamapiggy, it does generic surprisingly well…either that, or I’m actually more bored that I realise and could be entertained by anything. The main story behind RIFT (as far as I’ve been able to make out at least) is that the world is pretty much going to … Continue reading

WStats – Now with more W!

Yesterday I started working on a program. I know right? Guy with a programming blog actually doing some programming? More likely than you think! Anywho, the program I was working on is called WStats. Its a small program I thought up to track character progression in Wurm Online (oh god another Wurm post). As the saying goes, a picture says a billion words, or something, so take a look: If this sort of thing floats your boat, you can get it at http://buddat.net/wstats/WStats.rar Alternatively, pick up the source at http://buddat.net/wstats/src.rar And you can point out any bugs and laugh at me at http://wurmonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=47823.0

Guns of Icarus

In the recent Steam sale, in which every game cost less that feeding a starving child for a week, I picked up a few (see: thirty five) games that I thought were a good deal. Among those games was a neat little indie game called Guns of Icarus. It was a part of the Indie Flight Pack, which included 5 indie games for $4.99USD. GoI was the first game from the pack that I installed (still haven’t installed any of the other ones yet), and already it has been well worth the price of the whole pack of games. The premise of the game is simple, you own a blimp (a fucking blimp!), and your job is to fly cargo across the map to god-knows-who. You never know what the cargo is, and you never see the person, or learn why you are hauling the cargo, but it doesn’t matter.* … Continue reading

Wurm Online

Wurm Online – Freedom server map seen from SE area Wurm Online is a strange game for strange people. It is for people who don’t mind spending hours and hours on something, for relatively little gain. For people thatenjoy the community of a game just as much as the game itself. And for people that don’t mind bugs. If this sounds like you, congratulations! There are only a few thousand people like you in the world, including me. Wurm is a survival game, to put it simply. You are thrown into the wild with little more than a few tools, and a source of light. The light is somewhat necessary, as there is a night and day cycle, with one day in real life equal to approx. 8 days in game. As soon as it turns dark, you’d better hope you know what you’re doing, or have some help, otherwise … Continue reading

MineCraft

A while ago, I got into a small indie game called Minecraft. Just recently, I have once again started playing it, and I thought I’d better write a post on it. What is Minecraft? Well, think Lego, multiplayer and online, and thats pretty much it. Simple concept for a game, with fucking brilliant results. Its one of the most addictive games I have played in recent years, and does a fucking wonderful job at wasting time. The above picture was just taken from the server that I am currently hosting. To play on this server, visit this link: http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp?server=94a8801e5c7b3cb53568b7d5049405c5 Jump on, have a play around, and no doubt you will be hooked too.