WoW updates. Started my 1st Ally toon this wknd. "Hoomannotorc" (geddit? Hooman, not orc? He's a secret agent!) on Uther. I started him around 11 am on Saturday and by the time I signed out at 11:40 PM on Sunday he was at 91.9 and had just leveled up his garrison to 2. As a full-time hordie, I like the visual aspects of the ally garrisons. They're really pretty and I like how it looks like it's a mini city. The weird space goat ppl and how everyone speaks is still driving me crazy. I'd turn it off if I didn't need dialogue up.
Anyway, I want to level this guy up for raiding so I'll be on as him for quite a while. Need to change his face though. It was cool when I was trying to act like an orc that was in disguise but now you can see his face and head and I hate it.
Updates and stuff1) Didn't get the job in TN 2) Told wife that we could move wherever she wanted. She picked Orlando, FL. 3) The job in TN came back and I got it. Been here in TN since the middle of July. 4) Moved to FL in the middle of September. 5) Did stuff. 6) Now.
Still in TN, visit my family about every 2 weeks and talk on the phone constantly. Play a ton of WoW to quell the crushing loneliness that comes from being 900 miles from your family. We may be moving again. That's pretty much it. :)
1st new mix this yearJust finished another mix. Normally I'd clean it up a little in Ableton but my session got screwed up so this stays as a live mix, no post-processing magic. Not sure if I'll have time to make another one this year - things look really busy for me in the coming months.
Hardline for the NSAFinally got an XBone. I bought the Titanfall version because you can't say "no" to a free game. All in all I like the overall functionality of the device and how well it functions with the TV. I know it's tracking all of my data, heart rate, and monitoring my TV watching patterns, then sending it real time to the NSA so that their huge data centers can break it down, catalog it, and then form a file on me and my family. But they're already doing that through my email acct, phone, and internet browsers, so nowhere on the internet is safe. It's hard to convince a guy about a laughable subject like "internet privacy" when he knows how it all works. Whatever.
Back on subject, so I bought it. We like it. I'm not sure how to control my DirecTV Genie DVR with the Xbox yet but I'm sure there are instructions somewhere. Plants vs Zombies is good, but buggy. My wife and I played some survival level for 27 rounds before dying because the zombies couldn't leave their spawn points. When playing online with other ppl, whole sections of the map had floating surfaces that stopped me from walking and locked up my character. I had to jump out of those areas to survive. Other areas had environmental elements (tables, chairs, etc) floating about 6' off the ground. I had to walk around where they were but it was still very weird.
Then, in Wolfenstein (very pretty so far but the cut scenes seem right out of CSI), we had some weird artifacts - shell casings floating in mid air, weapons stuck in the wall, that kind of thing.
Are these things normal or should I talk to the ppl at the Windows store?
Also,Titanfall - wth? Maybe I'm not following along with the idea (remember, I had no intention of buying an XBone so I didn't even research Titanfall, but since all of us (outside of Kylie) have Windows phones, I wanted us all to share in the full Windows experience) and as probably the only person on this site who isn't really a fan of online shooters via console, I didn't know that "campaign" meant "online multiplayer shooter experience". I like co-op in Halo because there is a cohesive story behind it all, but is that the case at all with Titanfall? I'm, what I assume is, 2 missions in, maybe 3, and I'm totally confused by the game. This has nothing to do with me coming in nearly dead last every time (I get that there is a learning curve here), but is more of a concern about the overall story. Is there one? If so, are my actions (or, rather, failures) affecting the story as a whole? Or, are these "victories" and "defeats" merely scripted events that we have to work our way through and we still get to see the story fold itself out like the campaigns of all the other shooters I've experienced. I ask, because if this is a "choose-your-own-adventure" type of story, I usually die in the first 7 pages or so by falling down a trash chute or getting eaten by a dragon. And dragons in this game are huge robots.