Joined 01/23/2012

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So I have found myself in possession of about 4 extra DotA 2 beta invites. Any one interested?

So sometimes when I'm playing a game I've played and beaten multiple times, I start to come up with "rules" for myself to make the game more interesting. For example, sometimes when I play Final Fantasy tactics, I'll start to ban myself from using certain abilities because they're too powerful, or restrict the gear I'm allowed to use, such as no Knight swords. I've also tried going through Ocarina of Time for as long as possible without a shield just to see how far I could get.

I was wondering if anyone else does that, and if so, what are some of the rules or limitations you put on yourself?

I was curious if any of you fellow Mirthful Specters out there have seen this fan made Castlevania film that just happens to have a couple Star Trek: TNG alums in it. (Michael Dorn and, in later episodes, Marina Sirtis).

I started watching it primarily because I heard Michael Dorn was in it, but the episodes aren't that bad. I'd say they're better than some fantasy shows that have made it to actual television. *cough*Legend of the Seeker*cough*

What are your thoughts?

Over the weekend I got to experience Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. This year one of the mazes was themed on Silent Hill so I thought I'd share my experiences with you guys. While I unfortunately wasn't able to take any pictures at the event I found the above video on Youtube that takes you through the whole maze.

The video doesn't quite do the maze justice but if you're unable to see this in person, it'll give you a pretty good idea of what it was like. For one thing, the video uses night vision so you don't get a sense of just how dark and creepy the maze really is. In the little hallways between rooms it's especially dark and there are thin strings hanging down from the ceiling that feel like spiderwebs as you're walking through them. It seems like everything in these mazes is meant to mess with your head. I don't know if it's intentional, but the mazes even smell weird (they don't smell bad, just... kind of weird). This was my third year at Halloween Horror nights, and it's quickly become my favorite thing to do during Halloween time.

Enjoy the video and happy Halloween. :)

So we all got access to the Mechromancer early (yay!)

Today it was announced that the next DLC installment will release next week (wha..?)

Here's a link to Joystiq's article on the upcoming DLC, titled Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty:

While I'm happy for more Borderlands, and I definitely am going to buy this* I don't even have 4 gun slots open on any of my characters yet and we're already getting our second dose of DLC. That... seems kind of quick. What are your thoughts on the new DLC?

*Actually I'm just going to spring for the season pass. I know I'm going to buy all the DLC packs anyways.

So last night @jdodson, my brother-in-law and I took the new Mecromancer class for a spin. And wow, is she awesome.

DeathTrap is quite possibly the most helpful special ability in the early levels. At level 9 I ran into a pair of Badasses (one Psycho, one Nomad with a shield) and DT tanked them both without any trouble! His damage so far is pretty impressive too.

As far as the Mechromancer's skills go, I haven't gotten very far into the Little Big Trouble skill tree to comment too much on it. For one, the skills I've gotten so far buff my chance to cause elemental effects, but I've only found a handful of fire weapons. That said, it did seem like the fire SMG I picked up was kicking a little more butt than a green-rarity gun should be doing.

Have any of you guys tried out the Mecromancer yet? Anyone picking up the Ordered Chaos skill tree? I'm very interested in how that plays out.

The Borderlands 2 character skill trees have been posted on the official website. There's even a skill tree calculator you can use. :)


Man, I was already torn between the Soldier and the Gunzerker characters, and now the Assassin and Siren abilities look really cool too!

Sup CheerfulGhosters,

Our Terraria server has been a huge success I think. I've had a lot of fun seeing the houses everyone has built and fighting monsters with you guys. And I dunno about you, but I've ended up with a ton of new loot exploring and mining. :D

There's two things I'd like to run past you guys. First up, while exploring the underworld I found the item necessary to spawn the Wall of Flesh boss character (http://wiki.terrariaonline.com/Wall_of_flesh). We have a little over a week left on our server and I think it would be fun to try and kill this thing and put our world into Hardmode before we're done. However, this is not something I'll do unless it's cool with you guys and if you think we're all ready for Hardmode. Having said that...

I know some of the players on our server are not as well equipped as others. I'd like to help solve that. Both @jdodson and I have the items needed to spawn multiple Eater of Worlds boss characters (http://wiki.terrariaonline.com/Eater_Of_Worlds). He's surprisingly easy, and this would be a good chance for some of our lesser equipped players to get the resources necessary to craft some higher level weapons, armor, and other gear. I'd like to set up a night or two to farm the boss and help you guys get better equipped. :) So let me know in the comments when would be a good time for all of you to meet up and kill us some bosses!

Also, anytime I'm on I'm more than willing to help anyone out with whatever they need. I know looking for loot underground or in the underground jungle is pretty tricky for new characters and I'd be more than happy to come along and help you guys look for life crystals, treasure boxes, or whatever else you want to go looking for. :)

It took longer than two weeks, but it looks like starting in November Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO is going the free-to-play route. According to the article, free players will be able to play through all the class story lines but be limited on what flashpoints (think instances or raids) they can do and have limited access to the auction house.


I've gone to the Halloween Horror nights for the past two years, and it is SO MUCH FUN! I was actually going to pass on it this year and try one of the other theme parks, but now that they've announced a Silent Hill themed maze I have to check it out. :D

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