Blob War – Ludum Dare #27

So this weekend was Ludum Dare 27, and after a few times of half finishing a game or giving up before starting, I decided this time I would finish a game, and finish it properly. So I took a couple of days off work, one before the weekend to prepare and one after to recover from the lack of sleep and brain-death – and the result of which is “Bob Loblaw’s Blob War“. I’ve had the idea for this game for a while now, and I think it turned out pretty well for a weekend type deal. The only problem was the theme being shoehorned into the game cause it to fall flat if you aren’t thinking of the theme at all. The theme is “10 seconds” by the way. So the time mechanic was based around that theme, and the placement of units was made around that 10 second … Continue reading

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

Babel Rising

Babel Rising is an action strategy game where you play the part of a spiteful god, raining down your smite on the plebeians that are trying to appease you with their architectural prowess. Alternatively – you throw rocks at peons to stop them building stuff. Buildings suck, smash them all. When you hear the premise to this game it sounds freakin’ sweet. Who doesn’t love to pull out some godly powers for no other reason than killing small ant-like creatures? It really is satisfying sometimes when you can just sit down and kill shit for no good reason – so going into this game, I thought it would be pretty fun, and it is…for a while. The gameplay is a bit like a tower defense, except the AI is building the tower, and you have to defend it from being completed. So it is more like a tower offense – kill them (and the tower) before … 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

Stronghold Kingdoms

I picked up this game sometime last week while a bit bored and in the mood for an RTS. Stronghold Kingdoms is a “Free2Play MMORTS”, and having played other games that claim that genre before (see: SAGA), I was a bit dubious as to whether it would be worth playing. I am happy to say however that I have been having fun with this game, and am still playing it each day a week later. Although this game still totes a beta tag in it’s name, it has been out and playable for a while now, having largely flown under the radar that I am aware of. In the past month however, it was put up on Steam under the new F2P tag, so there has been a decent influx of players to the game, and the game website states that there is over 500,000 players now, so there must … 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