Friday, December 12, 2014

DCUO - Orange Aura

SOE introduced several new auras into the game as a thank-you to members in DCUO. I managed to snag a slim black aura in my gift box, which I promptly sold off. I bought an Orange aura and a Slim Orange aura on the broker. Shown below is the Orange aura.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WoW - Warlords Season 1 Plate Honor Gear

Here's my warrior in full honor gear. Plate honor gear is the same for warriors, paladins, and death knights.

Friday, November 14, 2014

DCUO - Large Cat Balloon

Here's the Large Cat Balloon, together with the Unicorn, Trinket. The Large Cat Balloon drops from Survival Mode: Trigon's Prison.

Friday, November 7, 2014

DCUO - Demon Worm

Managed to get my grubby little hands on a Demon Worm. Also in the pic is the Otherworldly Demon Skull. Both base items drop from Survival Mode: Trigon's Prison.

Demon Worm - Full Length View
Demon Worm - Front-side View
Otherworldly Demon Skull

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WoW - Wall of Terror

My warrior finally got the Wall of Terror today, a shield from Kel Thuzad in 25-man Naxxramas. Been running for it for ages. Farming for it got easier after the 6.0 patch, when I was able to solo 25-man Naxx on my warrior. Now nothing much to look forward to except the new WoD expansion, and farming gold daily on my farms to prepare for it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WoW - Hellscream's Shield Wall

Finally got Hellscream's Shield Wall on my warrior from a normal Garrosh kill. Post-patch, and making use of the 100% heirloom drop rate, I had killed him once on my warrior on heroic and the 1H dropped, but no shield. Also killed him twice on my paladin while loot-specced as prot and both times the 1H dropped instead of the shield. Finally killed him on my warrior on normal mode with no 100% heirloom drop rate and got the shield. Seems like the 100% heirloom drop only applies to weapons, not shields or offhands.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

SC2 - 2500 wins into the future

2500 wins into the future, I will finally have the coveted Solo Zen Master achievement icon. Here's what my photoshopped achievement screen would look like =) Estimated time for 2500 wins at 10 min per win is 417 hours of playtime, or 17.4 days of non-stop gaming - GASP!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SC2 - 5550 Achievement Points

Got 5550 Achievement Points, or rather, epeen points today =)

6155 total career games - a nice round number
1000 Matchmaking Achievement Points!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hearthstone - Legend Card Back

This is what the Hearthstone legend card back looks like. Pretty cool-looking design.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WoW - Warglaives of Azzinoth!

Woot, got my off-hand Warglaive today, completing my set!
June 27 - Looted main hand warglaive
Sept 17 - Looted off-hand warglaive


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Star Citizen - To own an Idris-M or not?

I sold off my entire fleet save for an Aurora LN earlier on this year, including my Idris-M and Vanduul Scythe. I made a tidy profit in the process. Now however, I'm having second thoughts and thinking about buying back an Idris-M on the grey market. I contacted a well-known trader and asked him to source for an Idris-M for me. He came back a couple of days later with a price of 3600+fees. I hesitated. It was a lot of money. The Idris-M was a capital ship and would need to be crewed. Even though I had a dream of stocking my own Idris with AI hornets and raiding a Vanduul base, it was highly improbable that I would be able to fly a capital ship myself without any human crew. I imagined myself restricted to only flying in secure UEE space with my small fleet doing nothing else but ferry cargo between planets. An inglorious way of spending time in a 3.5k ship. It would be a complete waste of resources. I am a lone ranger, and would be better off in a Constellation with a couple of AI crew or a Hornet fitted for cargo runs. My small aim in the PU is to make some money doing trade runs, buy over some factories, and work my way up the in-game social ladder as a trader/merchant/businessman. In the end, I passed on the Idris-M offer. Let me end with a quote from Sun Tzu's Art of War:
知己知彼,百戰不殆。 (Zhī jǐ zhī bǐ, bǎi zhàn bù dài.)
If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win numerous (literally, "a hundred") battles without jeopardy.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Star Citizen - Constellation Andromeda

The Constellation Andromeda. Beautiful ship! My ships so far:
RSI Constellation "The Brain" Andromeda.
Anvil F7C-M "Stinger" SuperHornet.
Aegis Dynamics Retaliator "Fist of Thunder" Heavy Bomber.

Friday, August 15, 2014

SC2 - The last of my Custom Games achievement

Managed to knock off my last Custom Game achievement, the Very Easy AI Crusher. Thus far, I've racked up a grand total of 5500 achievement points. Epeen points I know, but far better than farming Siege of Orgrimmar for Garrosh heirlooms.


Monday, August 11, 2014

SC2 - 750 Random Team Wins!

Woot, got my 750th Random Team win, and with it, the Archon portrait! Also got the 250 Team Zerg portrait, the Aberration, in this same win. Double win!

Monday, July 21, 2014

WoW - Vicious Skeletal Warhorse

Woot, finally got my Vicious Skeletal Warhorse by winning 40 RBGs and getting the Prideful Combatant achievement.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WoW - 2k RBG rating

Woot, managed to hit 2k rating for RBGs today.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WoW - Finally achieved 1800 rating for RBGs!

Woot, I finally achieved 1800 rating for Rated Battlegrounds on my horde tauren warrior, and with it, access to the long-coveted level 60 replica PVP weapons and armor for transmogrification. The Horde PVP rank title at 1800 rating is Legionnaire. The Alliance equivalent is Knight-Captain. My Alliance paladin got the associated achievement but not access to the PVP title or the replica weapons and armor. It seems like you have to achieve the required RBG rating for each character in order for you to display the associated pvp title or transmog the classic replica pvp gear.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Star Citizen - Just got my AC Multiplayer Test invite!

Woot, just got my Arena Commander Multiplayer test invite!

Friday, June 27, 2014

WoW - Warglaive of Azzinoth

Woot! Got my main hand Warglaive of Azzinoth from Black Temple today! On my 22nd Illidan kill.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Star Citizen - Discount Hangar PBR vs non PBR

Here's a comparison of my PRB enabled hangar vs non-PBR enabled hangar. The PBR enabled hangar definitely looks a ton more natural. The vertical rays of light are not so noticeably glaring in the fishtank. PBR means Physical Based Rendering. Basically it means that different types of surfaces (such as metal, leather, plastic, glass, etc.) should look more photorealistic and more "natural" because the way that light reflects off them and the way shadows are created will be more accurate.

PBR enabled hangar

Non-PBR enabled hangar

Friday, June 6, 2014

Star Citizen - Arena Commander (Dogfighting Module) released!

Arena Commander was released at around 2pm SG time (GMT+8) on Wed 4th July 2014. The download was 10 GB in size. I finished downloading Arena Commander yesterday evening and took my Aurora for a spin. The keyboard and mouse controls felt a bit wonky but I quickly read that people had found it easier to fly in Relative mode by pressing Ctrl-F, as well as to turn off G-Safe and COMSTAB. I did this and managed to survive to wave 5 in the Vanduul swarm mode. I'm thinking of purchasing the Thrustmaster T16000 joystick to have a go at being a fighter jock.

V0.8 of Arena Commander comes with 2 maps, Dying Star and Broken Moon. There are two modes of play - Free flight mode and Vanduul Swarm. There was a sweet bonus as well. CIG released a PDF manual of Arena Commander as a reminder of the glory days of Wing Commander: Arena-Commander-Pilots-Guide-V0-8.pdf.  Below are the screenshots of the launcher downloading the Arena Commander install.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SC2 - Supreme Cuisine

Got the Supreme Cuisine achievement.

Friday, May 16, 2014

SC2 - Elite AI Crusher

Got my Elite AI Crusher achievement.

SC2 - All Tier 3 Medals

Managed to get my last medal to tier 3 - the Custom Games medal.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

SC2 - Arcade Medal Tier 3

Got the Arcade tier 3 medal.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SC2 - Jewel Rock Star

OMG, I finally managed to beat the Elite AI in StarJeweled. I saved 1000 energy and summoned 2 colossus. Then with the time they bought me, I summoned a third colossus. I summoned roaches and hydras to support. Whenever the AI summoned ultralisks, I used Warp Cell to counter them. Warp Cell is very cost effective when used against big targets like ultralisks and colossus. Don't waste your energy on psionic storm. I found it to be worthless as the energy could be better spent on summoning a colossus later on. Healing wave is pretty useful especially if you have multiple units to heal. It is always worth it to heal valuable units like the colossus. The key part is the starting phase where you build up momentum with your initial 1000 energy. The AI will catch up easily and outpace you in its energy accumulated, so you have to counter the marine spam with colossus. Once you get 3 colossus out, you've pretty much gained a solid foothold. Support them with hydralisks and save up some energy to counter enemy ultralisks and colossus with Warp Cell. Last but not least, if you get stuck with matching jewels, don't be afraid to reset the board by pressing Z. I had to reset the board 2 times in my match where I beat the Elite AI.