Sunday, May 26, 2013

Back to the Past

Recently, I found a number of old certificates, pictures, newspaper articles and other fun documents from the past. It was quite an experience to go back and ponder experiences from the past. It was quite a trip.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Apartment!

So, I have now moved into a swanky new pad! It has been quite an experience trying to find all of the necessary stuff to live out TRULY on your own. I have learned a great number of lessons these past few days, but overall, I definitely appreciate the freedom and sanctity of living in an apartment away from campus policy and regulations.

I have also begun my coursework for the MAT program, primarily my observations in the local schools. It has been quite an experience so far, and I have truly learned a lot about the public schools. It was quite an experience returning to a middle school, which I haven't done in years!

I have some thoughts and posts to put up concerning an upcoming 40k tournament titled The Winds of Chaos. I'll post those up here soon. Life is taking a new turn, and I am looking forward to the future!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My Style of LoL Champion

I know of a number of friends that play League, and they talk about their style of champion. Not even that they identify with a particular role such as Jungler or a Mid, but they know the types of skills they like to see in their champions. Some people really like champions with an escape or some sort of strong initiate; some people really like champions with a strong source of crowd control.

I can't seem to find my own preferred style of League champion. So far, I enjoy very tanky champions. I appreciate a champion that can Rambo into a team fight and make a difference through damage and heavy crowd control. Some examples of champions like these consist of Rammus, Tryndamere, and Udyr. My biggest problem is finding champions that have these types of traits, but they are still worth playing in a higher level of play. It seems that they are far too team dependent, which as I posted earlier is a problem in solo-que ranked. I'm not sure what to think of it, but I hope I can figure something out.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daemons Too Stronk

I have been playing a few games, and I have been thinking about the new 40k Daemons codex. It has been one of the most fun armies that I have ever played. The sheer power of four Flying Monstrous Creatures flying at the enemy is quite a sight. I think the list I have been playing has been pretty powerful, but there are some elements that I need to alter. Here are my thoughts so far:
  • I still can't decide on an appropriate troop choice for the army. Bloodletters seem to do really against Marines, but they aren't necessarily fast or durable. I feel like I may need to try Daemonettes for their speed or the Plaguebearers for their durability. 
  • Fiends are not quite as good as they used to be. They are now 3 wounds each, but they are only S4, which is an issue. They get a dickload of attacks, but it doesn't make up for their weak body. 
  • Flamers are still very useful, but not quite as broken. Very nice for taking out backfield infantry. 
  • I don't think Daemons need allies at all. I think they are best served going by themselves. 
  • The Warpstorm chart really isn't that bad. There are a few choices that can really suck, but overall, I don't mind it. I still haven't tried any of the gift charts other than taking a portalglyph. 
Please share with me any thoughts you may have on Daemons. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

The New Frontier

This Saturday, I will have officially completed my undergraduate studies, and I will graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Arts in English. That graduation takes place on May 18th.

My graduate program begins on May 20th, giving me only a few days to relax and enjoy the completion of a major step in my life. It has been a lot of work so far, but I feel that I will be able to meet this new task head on!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

See you later Facebook

I have done the unthinkable; I deleted my Facebook account.

Frankly, I don't much miss it. It was becoming a nuisance to me. It served to really only detract me from my work, enrage me with mindless nonsense, and to create unnecessary conflict.

So, along with some professional reasons, I decided to forgo the whole thing, and I deactivated the account. This blog will remain open for business, and I intend to post on it more regularly, seeing as I don't have Facebook as a writing outlet.

I may go back to the Facebook in the future, but for now, I am enjoying the absence of it.

Crawling Out of the Abyss

So, this past weekend, I have been attempting to play some serious League of Legends. I have played about a dozen or so ranked games.

It leaves me with only a scrap of my soul left.

The game doesn't really reward a player for skilled play. It really only rewards those lucky enough to not have a completely idiotic team. Don't get me wrong; I have made my fair amount of mistakes. I didn't play super hot every game, but I was at least trying to play intelligently.

Riot, you are gonna need to SERIOUSLY rethink your solo-que ranking system. It really doesn't give anyone anything, minus a headache and a raging hatred for humanity. Clearly, it doesn't suit anyone who isn't willing to dedicate a boatload of time to the game or willing to spend money for the champs that really shine. Anyone who has played enough League knows that getting that 6800 champion takes a LONG ASS TIME.

I'm frankly disinterested and dissatisfied with League at the moment. Maybe once Riot can eliminate the horrible part of the community, I can go back to Ranked and attempt to play the game as it was intended. Until then, I stick to my random normals games with friends.