Stability
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 November 2014, 11:51 pm
I think we’re there. I was actually standing in the aisle at Fry’s pondering what RAM to purchase when I decided against buying it.  I realized at that moment that I needed to account for everything that was drawing power directly from the power supply that went south on Sunday afternoon. And, it turns out, […]


The Fault in Our Hardware
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 November 2014, 12:35 pm
On Sunday afternoon I knew I had a dead power supply.  So I replaced that. That evening I was pretty sure I had a toasted motherboard as well. Doing research on Monday I figured out that my old Intel Core i7-950 required a socket no longer readily available.  So I headed on down to Fry’s for a […]


Moving Slowly in Warlords of Draenor
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 November 2014, 1:00 pm
So here’s the thing.  Despite the last week being mostly talk about the expansion and such, I haven’t really been playing a lot more World of Warcraft. Part of that is because I was binging pretty hard on the game during the two weeks preceding the launch.  Such a sprint usually leads to some time […]


Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphired Launch Today
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 November 2014, 1:00 pm
The busy November continues as another launch I have been waiting for arrives.  Nintendo and Game Freak’s remakes of the Game Boy Advance titles Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are finally here. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby are now available and, if Amazon keeps its word, a copy of each should be waiting for my […]


This is EVE 2014
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 November 2014, 1:00 pm
CCP has put out a new EVE Online trailer using voice coms from actual in-game operations.  The result gives you a sense of what the high points of the game are. (Direct link to video, or the uncensored version) EVE Online can be a boring game.  You can spend a long time with tedious mechanics […]


Computer Down
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 November 2014, 9:31 pm
After a morning of playing around in Draenor, I went off to do other things, leaving my computer sitting idle. I came back a while later to find it off and unable to power up.  I figured it was probably the power supply, as the whole thing had been making some odd, high pitched noises […]


Computer Down
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 November 2014, 9:31 pm
After a morning of playing around in Draenor, I went off to do other things, leaving my computer sitting idle. I came back a while later to find it off and unable to power up.  I figured it was probably the power supply, as the whole thing had been making some odd, high pitched noises […]


This is EVE 2014
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 November 2014, 1:00 pm
CCP has put out a new EVE Online trailer using voice coms from actual in-game operations.  The result gives you a sense of what the high points of the game are. (Direct link to video, or the uncensored version) EVE Online can be a boring game.  You can spend a long time with tedious mechanics […]


Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphired Launch Today
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 November 2014, 1:00 pm
The busy November continues as another launch I have been waiting for arrives.  Nintendo and Game Freak’s remakes of the Game Boy Advance titles Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are finally here. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby are now available and, if Amazon keeps its word, a copy of each should be waiting for my […]


Moving Slowly in Warlords of Draenor
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 November 2014, 1:00 pm
So here’s the thing.  Despite the last week being mostly talk about the expansion and such, I haven’t really been playing a lot more World of Warcraft. Part of that is because I was binging pretty hard on the game during the two weeks preceding the launch.  Such a sprint usually leads to some time […]


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Spaceship
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2014, 1:00 pm
Rixx Javix can count himself, among many things, an EVE Online player, pirate, blogger, in-game event organizer, crusader against warp core stabilizers, and occasional haberdasher to #tweetfleet. But his most recent mania is posters.  Posters featuring the ships of EVE Online. It started innocently enough with a poster or two… and then it consumed him […]


Returned from Omist
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 November 2014, 1:00 pm
While my weekend… and, really, the last week… was spent mostly focused on World of Warcraft, I did find some time to drop into EVE Online.  I sort of had to, or end up stranded. Shortly after the Phoebe expansion hit the game, as in the very next day, we deployed south again.  Our pre-Phoebe […]


Warlords of Draenor – Garrison Life
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 November 2014, 1:00 pm
I said multiple times during the months long run up to the Warlords of Draenor expansion that I was going to try to avert my eyes and ignore details about the release so as to be surprised and engaged when the launch came. I was pretty successful in that regard, as I felt almost no […]


Blizzard Offers Up 5 Days for Draenor Launch Problems
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 November 2014, 10:02 pm
As I suspected, once things calmed down a bit Blizzard came out with some compensation for the troubles people were experiencing with the launch of Warlords of Draenor.  This was posted in the forums earlier today. WoW Community: I know how much everyone was looking forward to this expansion, and once you were able to […]


The Isle of Refuge – What Do You Do With Your Own Zone?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 1:00 pm
The EverQuest II 10 year anniversary just passed, and I posted about hitting the 10 year mark myself with the game last week. This past weekend, while taking a break from Warlords of Draenor so as not to burn myself out on it right away (a hazard as I spent the two weeks running up […]


Orc Villains, Best Villains – WoW Passes 10 Million Subscribers Again
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 6:00 pm
IRVINE, Calif.—November 19, 2014—On November 13, millions of Azeroth’s champions enlisted for the war against the Iron Horde with the launch of World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor™, the fifth expansion to the world’s #1 subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game.* Blizzard Entertainment today announced that as of the first 24 hours of the expansion’s […]


Orc Villains, Best Villains – WoW Passes 10 Million Subscribers Again
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 6:00 pm
IRVINE, Calif.—November 19, 2014—On November 13, millions of Azeroth’s champions enlisted for the war against the Iron Horde with the launch of World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor™, the fifth expansion to the world’s #1 subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game.* Blizzard Entertainment today announced that as of the first 24 hours of the expansion’s […]


The Isle of Refuge – What Do You Do With Your Own Zone?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 1:00 pm
The EverQuest II 10 year anniversary just passed, and I posted about hitting the 10 year mark myself with the game last week. This past weekend, while taking a break from Warlords of Draenor so as not to burn myself out on it right away (a hazard as I spent the two weeks running up […]


Blizzard Offers Up 5 Days for Draenor Launch Problems
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 November 2014, 10:02 pm
As I suspected, once things calmed down a bit Blizzard came out with some compensation for the troubles people were experiencing with the launch of Warlords of Draenor.  This was posted in the forums earlier today. WoW Community: I know how much everyone was looking forward to this expansion, and once you were able to […]


Warlords of Draenor – Garrison Life
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 November 2014, 1:00 pm
I said multiple times during the months long run up to the Warlords of Draenor expansion that I was going to try to avert my eyes and ignore details about the release so as to be surprised and engaged when the launch came. I was pretty successful in that regard, as I felt almost no […]


Returned from Omist
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 November 2014, 1:00 pm
While my weekend… and, really, the last week… was spent mostly focused on World of Warcraft, I did find some time to drop into EVE Online.  I sort of had to, or end up stranded. Shortly after the Phoebe expansion hit the game, as in the very next day, we deployed south again.  Our pre-Phoebe […]


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Spaceship
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2014, 1:00 pm
Rixx Javix can count himself, among many things, an EVE Online player, pirate, blogger, in-game event organizer, crusader against warp core stabilizers, and occasional haberdasher to #tweetfleet. But his most recent mania is posters.  Posters featuring the ships of EVE Online. It started innocently enough with a poster or two… and then it consumed him […]


Blizzard – Up All Night Working on Draenor Queues
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2014, 12:22 pm
We’re making preparations for the Europe maintenance beginning in just an hour, and along with hardware upgrades we will be implementing some of the performance improvements we’ve been testing. One of these is a fairly large change to the way the game world is run by the servers—expanding the phasing tech used for the Tanaan […]


Blizzard – Up All Night Working on Draenor Queues
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2014, 12:22 pm
We’re making preparations for the Europe maintenance beginning in just an hour, and along with hardware upgrades we will be implementing some of the performance improvements we’ve been testing. One of these is a fairly large change to the way the game world is run by the servers—expanding the phasing tech used for the Tanaan […]


Warlords of Draenor – An Early Success
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 November 2014, 12:00 pm
In one of those “fools rush in… and get the best seats” moments, I got home from work yesterday, started up my computer, launched World of Warcraft, logged in, and started playing. No fuss, no muss, no queue, no problem.  I just logged in, decided to go with Vikund as first into Draenor, took the […]


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