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.