Almost forgot a fine tradition!


Blackie was about the only “Superhero” on the server not wearing a cape and a spandex dress..

God damn! I have totally fogotten a fine old tradition I started way back in 2001 when i played Anarchy Online.
I allways saved a screenshot of a “Blackmoore” in the games i Played. when i started to blog again after a break in 2007 i tried to get this going again and now it seem it has slipped again.
So this is totally for my own sake (as i now canceled my account). A Blackie from DCUO.

P.s click on the tag “screenshot” in the tag cloud a bit down to se all the “blackmoores”. A lot more to come when i dig thru my HD`s

God times!

Can I call you later, Im in Gotham City right now..

So you got yourself your skills, you got yourself your powers and a whole lot of laid back fun!

I got a msg on msn last night from a friend in BF (Bad Company 2) who asked me “where the hell i was”. My answer was “Im in Gotham City right now, and later this evening im goin to Metropolis..” He was like “wtf dude?..”

But it’s true, since the last 3 weeks im totally hooked on DC Universe Online (DCUO). 
SOE are Definitely on to something here, there is no really level curve, and the effort to get from level 29-30 is about the same as level 9-10. The world feels big and there’s really no sense of zooning when you fly, run or climb around in the world. The sensation is amazing when you from walking around, fighting at street level, suddenly can climb on a building, reaching the top, throw yourself out and “glide” over the city to slam down in the middle of a group of bad guys a mile away… Truly amazing.

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The really sad and bad thing is the game has almost no endgame content – I realized this a week later. Im sorry, but a game that calls two (small) instances and a bunch of repeatable quests “end game content” will get no support from me. However, you will have fun getting there..

The bad
The GUI has some work left and feels very aimed at the consols, but hey I can live with that a patch or two, cuz the gameplay itself blows me away.
The chat is another issue, it sux right now, and the league chat is borke for the most of the time. But once again, I can live with that for a patch or two.

The Good
pvp is fast and often over in minutes when you meet another player in the open world, this is great. Im so bored with most games now a days, making pvp into something complicated who drags out all to long.

Teaming is easy, que up for what you wanna do, select your role and get matched with others. Raids are best done with your friends, or a guild because most people still sux bad at raiding, and have no sense of how to play the role they have. Tanks try to be dps, controllers have no idea what to control etc. You know the game, it’s the same in most mmo’s out there.

I’ts pretty much a solo game up to leve 30 (the cap right now) if you want it to be, but after that i would say there’s really not much to do if you’r not in a league or have some friends unless you wanna go for random pvp play. Gameplay is fast paced and fun and I really urge you to try it out if you are a fan of superheroes and mmo’s

Check out this climbing video to get a sense of what im rambling about

http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/

 

Champions Online Goes Free2Play

Maybe not so suprising now with DCUO release, but CO never relly got me exicited. However, free is always a great thing. Yes you can still pay for the game if you want, but as a free player you are confined to one archetype instead of having the full freedom as a paying goldmember.

DC Universe Online
Personally i lost my intrest a few weeks after release for various reasons, but i’ll be sure to try it out again now that free play is here. Later thou, cuz right now im deeply hooked in DC Universe Online, and im having so much fun I can’t imagine myself playing anything else right now. But you know me, it can change as fast as the raiding content comes to an end.

And I have only “Batcave” left to do..

Play Champions Online for free!
http://www.champions-online.com/f2p_matrix

This is me – working my last day

Not much happening right now, most nights goes away in a haze of Battlefields 2142 or recording music in Cubase. Work has been crazy the last two weeks as I aim to implement two new features in our LMS platform before I leave. Now enough with the boring workrelated stuff.

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Not much excitement..
The only exciting thing going on right now is my search for a “new” used Marshall amp right now, preferably a half stack. A lot of people say they have problems with Valvstate tops. I had a Valvstate (among others, JCM, Mosfet etc.) myself way back and it worked flawlessly both live and in our studio. The reason I mention the Valvstate is there in my price range – cheap.. And I don’t want to put up a fortune for a half stack as my “live playing days” probably are over more or less.

If you have any tips or insight on what half stack would suite an old rocker like me feel free to drop me a message.

A lot more excitement in the virtual world
SWOTR, STO, DC Universe, Diablo 3 etc. etc. There’s no end to all the cool games coming later this fall. The most exciting news is ofc DC Universe for Playstation 3 (due to come 2010) and SOE even had it running on a PS3 during E3.

Star Trek Online
There’s been a new dev chat with the guys at STO
http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?t=21819

Star Wars The Old Republic
SWTOR have three new classes and some new cool class specific videos.
The Smuggler
http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/classes/smuggler
Now this looks like your average Han Solo kinda guy. And we all know “”Traveling Thru Hyperspace Ain’t Like Dustin Crops Boy.”. Looks like the “small arms dual wielder”. Check it out!

The trooper
http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/classes/trooper
This is your solider ranged weapons specialist. Even if the trooper have some close combat moves it’s in ranged combat, lobbing grenades and firing heavy weapons he will be at he’s best. You will remember “The Solja” from Anarchy Online. You played Atrox solja ofc 😀

The Bounty Hunter
http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/classes/bounty-hunter
This looks like the “Jack of all trades” guy for the Dark side. With a variety of tricks and gadgets there known as “The Jedi Killers”.. They obviously  never met Obi Wan Blackmoore yet..

Aion
Besides that, Aion (The asian makeover gay fly like an angel game) had its closed beta Phase one and by the time we all had downloaded the client it was all over – had to be the shortest beta in the mmo history. Anyway there going for Phase two starting 19th of June. If you’re lucky you might even get the chance to log in this time.. I’m not even going to put up a link for this lame gay game.

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DC Universe on Playstation 3!
For the first time publicly, SOE showed off DC Universe Online using a Playstation 3. Now this is f***ing great news! Check out the interview  with SOE Creative director Jens Anderson made by the great guys at mmorpg.com: Watch the Interview with Jens Anderson.  It’s exciting as hell with a mmorpg for the PS3! http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/350/feature/3155/E3-2009-Preview.html

This is me, working my last day before I go on my seven week long vacation(!)  Yes you heard me – I am taking back every inch of overtime done the last year now!

Peace out! (Not if we meet in the battlefield ofc)

/Blackmoore

The world according to Blackmoore

Diablo III

Time for a game update.
Been a while since I last checked out what was going on in the mmo world around me, and tbh I actually passed on many PC games during 2008 due to my birthday present. Sadly enough the Playstation 3 still doesn’t come with a descent mmorpg game. .

The first real mmorpg for Playstation 3?
Looks like this will change however with the development of DC Universe Online by Sony.

For a long time this was just a strange rumor on the information highway out there, but now it seems Sony has finally realized there is money to be made here (They will probably drop the ball as always and FAIL miserably). At least now it seems the world of Metropolis is playable, although lacking quests and content. Never the less, I get the idea and I love it. I have really enjoyed City of Heroes and to get the superhero concept going with my “real” heroes will be a blast. Just imagine to run alongside Flash, or having a shootout with Green Lantern..

World of Borecraft
In the wonderful world of Personal Computing there will of course be world of kidcraft followed by more, Burning kid and Wrath of the kid king during 2009.. And that really, really bores the hell out of me.

There’s this guy at work who’s got the whole family into playing World of warcraft.. Kids, wife – everyone is raiding every night.. So last time I heard of them, he’s wife was having an affair with some guy in their guild – maybe he had a longer sword?.. 😉

2009 for the serious sci-fi mmo gamer
But seriously, for the rest of us 2009 seems to be a year of waiting. Waiting and hoping for some new great ideas to either come to life or FAIL. Cheyenne Mountain’s Stargate worlds seems to be coming along fine and if we’re lucky we will se it go online by the end of this year, Star Trek Online FAILED and was resurrected by Cryptic Studios, Tad Williams “Otherland” is rumored to be under development by RealU and apparently scheduled for release 2010 (Seeing is believing however). But maybe the blockbuster of them all is the Star Wars – The Old Republic mmo by the incredibly talented Bioware. No one will ever remember Sony’s Star Wars Galaxies after this release, trust me. Be sure to keep an eye out for these games during 2009!

Got dwarf?
What’s that? “Darkfall Online”.. Wake the fuck up! Anyone can make a hardcore fantasy pvp game. Who gives a shit? Snap out of it ffs..

There is however one thing  (and one thing only) that excites me in the world of fantasy gaming – Diablo III. It’s not a mmorpg, but an rpg with multiplayer support. This will be THE remake of the year if you ask me, and I’ll be playing it, my brother will be playing it, my wife will be playing it and so will you. Hell! I’ll even get a copy for my seven year old daughter and she will be playing it for sure.

So let’s sum this up for all of you youngsters who can’t read more than one sentence without falling asleep from excessive gaming:

Stargate worlds (Chayenne Mountain) to be released late 2009

Star Trek Online (Cryptic) to be released late 2009

Otherland (RealU) to be released 2010 at best.. Maybe a beta late 2009?

Star Wars – The old republic (Bioware) to be released late 2009

Diablo III (Blizzard) to be released when Blizzard feels like it (rumored 2009)

Personally  I’ll already preordered Diablo III and my mmo money will sure go for SWTOR later this year. So see you on the dark side or in front of my light saber later this year bitches!