Tuesday, 31 December 2013

It's a new year!

It's that time of year again; that time where we look back and reflect upon what we have accomplished, or done through the year.

For me; this year has been super successful in terms of this blog. When this blog first started, I didn't really have a goal, other than if I posted something 1 week, I'd get an extra 3% on unit. Which made the difference between me going from that Distinction to a High Distinction.

But then; this year came along, and I decided this blog needed to go somewhere. I didn't want to be some generic blog on the internet. I wanted it to be something. And I believe I've achieved it. I don't need the big 1 million hits per year. I'm simply happy with 5000 per Month (12000 per year).

Reasoning; I have a dedicated viewer base. You know who you are, and I do too (least some of you). I've met you in-game once before. I might have killed you, lost to you, or been on the same team. I still remember the encounter.

In terms of blogging and posting; I now have a a nice 150 posts. Most of it should be filled with nice builds; and snippets of information, now old. But regardless, I stayed true to my goal and achieved 1 post per week! I'm happy with 2013.

What happened to my YouTube channel? It's technically been created, but during my recordings, I found that my machine couldn't handle it. It was really a disappointment. I thought my machine was pretty decent. I can play most games (if not all) on High graphical settings, with MWO being played on Medium. Regardless, I'll try and scavenge the money needed to upgrade. Hopefully then I can do nice Let's Plays!

Anyway, I hope this year has been good for you too. Being an Aussie and living in a +10GMT zone, I'll be in the new year a few hours ahead of you guys.

And so; I bid you a Happy New Year!! Cya on the other side!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!

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Down here in the land down under; it's Christmas!! And so, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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Friday, 20 December 2013

World of Tanks!

Image courtesy of worldoftanks.com

Well; it's that time of year again! The super busy time where it's snowing, people singing and where family can huddle together! Well that's what I imagine Christmas to be. But down here in the land down under, it's eye candy (if you get my drift), beaches and super hot weather whilst spreading the Christmas cheer!

But anyway, I've been super busy as of late; been working on my miniatures and playing new games! Like World of Tanks! Alright, it's not a new game, but I recently started playing it.

Afterall, we all experience a MechWarrior burnout. Least I am currently; don't worry though, I'll still keep pumping out Mech builds each weak!!

Anyway, I might be still a newb at WoT; however I'm ironically not too bad. Least I'm really good in my German Hetzer and Russian Churchill III, whilst decent in the Russian KV-1! I've also, through various guides, found out the best upgrade order for the tanks I plan on running. I know what I'm doing!

Well kinda...

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Griffin GRF-3M Build

Image courtesy of mwomercs.com/phoenix

Well guess what? The Sabre Mechs have finally arrived!! Well they've arrived today for me. Gotta love time zone differences...

Regardless, I actually really super love the Griffin. The Wolverine seems a bit meh. But then again, I haven't bothered to run it. Appearance wise, I love the Griffin! It just feels like my beloved Centurions! But with Jump Jets!!

Admittedly, the only issue with the Griffin I've found so far, is that lop-sided (right-sided) weapon layout. Regardless, I've found it super fun. I haven't piloted it enough, to judge weather or not XL Engines are the main way to go.
From the ashes we'll rise... the Phoenix Mechs have returned... all shall burn before our might!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Clans!!

Who's SUPER STOKED!! I know I am! Oh wait, why am I super stoked? Check the title! The invasion is coming!

PGI have finally announced and have all the Clan Mechs up for Pre-Order!! The Clan Mechs we'll be getting are: Kit Fox (Uller), Adder (Puma), Nova (Black Hawk), Stormcrow (Ryoken), Summoner (Thor), Timber Wolf (Mad Cat), Warhawk (Masakari) and Dire Wolf (Daishi)!!

Truly, my loyalties are now at conflict!! Will I convert to a Clanner or stay loyal to the Inner Sphere? Regardless, who cares about text!! IMAGES!!!

Friday, 13 December 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Sabre Mech Images Leaked

Well guess what? The Sabre Mech in-game images have been released! It could also be leaked. I really don't know; but NGNG always seem to be releasing them!

Regardless, I'm super stoked for the Sabre Mechs! I'm more excited for the Griffin than I am for the Wolverine unfortunately. I reckon it's because I have no idea what to do with that Wolverine. Though I have many ideas for the Griffin!!

Anyway, you're more interested in images than you are text; and so here they are!

Monday, 9 December 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Sabre Mech Specifications Leaked

Image courtesy of mwomercs.com/phoenix

Image courtesy of mwomercs.com/phoenix

This information is ironically very old (November 29); but not many people know about it. Truth be told, not even I knew of it! I reckon it was hidden in the toxic place known as the MWO: Forums.

Regardless, we know the Hardpoints of all the variants of both the Wolverine and the Griffin.

Friday, 6 December 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Oxide Released and Build

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Well, I was expecting and hoping for a Hunchback HeroMech, but instead got a damn Light Mech. I personally don't see much point in Light Mechs... I just hate them. Then again, this is coming from the dude who cannot really pilot a Light Mech well. I am a Medium/Heavy Mech Pilot after all :P

Regardless, the Jenner HeroMech has finally arrived!! It's known as "Oxide". Now there's something very entertaining about this HeroMech, and it's the "Pay-to-Win" controversy. I'll let you in on a secret. This HeroMech is not remotely Pay-to-Win.

PGI; for all their negatives, have done one thing really, really, really super well, and it's making sure the HeroMechs are not Pay-to-Win. Truth be told, the standard variants are generally better than the HeroMechs. That's still the case with this Oxide.

The Oxide has merely 4 Missile Hardpoints and 1 AMS Hardpoint. That's practically it. It has no Jump Jets to speak of. It's practically a Commando in Jenner's clothing.

If PGI wanted to make the Oxide OP and "Pay-to-Win", then this thing would have Jump Jets and 2 extra Energy Hardpoints (giving it 6 Hardpoints in total like all the other Jenners).

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Anime 'of the Month'

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'of the Month' is a new segment where I basically spotlight 'Something Awesome'. This will happen on the 1st of each month.

So what is 'Something Awesome'? Well 'Something Awesome' can range from Artists, Music, Movies, Games and anything else that is worth mentioning! If you know 'Something Awesome' that should be mentioned on my Blog, then just share it in the comments!

'Something Awesome' this month is: