Feb 28, 2011

Back in my Windows 7 Glory

Well, I fixed my computer issues and now have windows 7.  I'll do a full update tomorrow about some stories.  In the mean time, here's a video that Xit showed me, its some league "rap" which I found pretty entertaining.

Feb 22, 2011

Computer issues

My computer exploded today so I won't have an update today, tomorrow I should be back on schedule though.  Nothing like wiping your C drive for an afternoon.

Feb 21, 2011

It's like D-day in this bitch

Some of the ZeMo's started playing Rift and so I decided I'd give it a shot on the last day of the beta.  I hit level 14 in one day so that wasn't too bad.  I'm a veteran of WoW so I have a pretty good understanding of MMO's and how they work.  It was a pretty standard MMO experience until I got to Freemarch.

For those of you who have played WoW, imagine this.  You're questing in STV and suddenly you see a message, "Yohoho and a bottle of fuck you, pirates be attacking!" and the map gets flooded with pirates attacking cities and questing areas and everything.  This is what happens in Rift.  All the time.  The questing hub you're in will randomly get attacked and you and everyone there will have to band together to defend it.  It was a lot of fun.  I have not had that much fun in a MMO in a long time (probably since my H LK kills).

Xit Woundz took some screen shots so I'll show you some.

Each arrow is an invasion group.
I believe this is an invasion boss.
Me and Xit also did some PvP.  They have one "warfront" in the 10-19 bracket and I had a lot of fun.  There is a relic in the middle, holding this relic gives you points.  First to 500 points wins.  Kills also give you 2 points.  The closer you are to the center of the map, the more points the relic earns you.  This was one of the funner PvP scenarios I've done.  Holding the relic also deals increasing damage to you, so you can't hold it forever.  Another point to make is that PvP'ing also seemed to be a viable method to level.  I found this surprising and refreshing. 

I need a reason not to play this game when it comes out....

Feb 20, 2011

Poo Rocket

Sorry about the sluggish posts recently, I blame Cuddly.  Anyhow Cuddly, Pho, Reinhart and Xit Woundz all came over to my house last night and we played some games.  Took us awhile though, Cuddly brought his 360 but didn't bring his power cable, Reinhart didnt bring component cables and Xit and Pho took for fucking ever to show up.  When they did finally show up, Pho then forgot the power cable so Reinhart had to run home and get his.  So after like two fucking hours we finally started playing CoD and I had my computer upstairs so I was playing a game of League.

Back on track, once we finally started playing 360 they got in one game of BO and then were like "why are we even playing this."  So Pho downloaded Castle Crashers onto the 360 and we played that for like 4 hours and I gotta say, it is pretty damn fun.  We got to the point where there was some basic platforming and then either I'm the god king of space or they really suck at platforming.  Four tries and they still couldn't do it and we just gave up.  I mean come on, how hard is it to fucking time some alternating shit falling from the ceiling.  After that shit Cuddly just stayed over and we played my PS3 for like 5 hours.  How sad is it that I think DeathSpank is more entertaining of a game then FF13. 

Anyways, I'm just downloading Rift Beta now to play with Xit, Reinhart and Pho so we'll see where that leads. 

Feb 18, 2011

Come at me bro!

So Cuddly started reading the blog and he has been giving me ideas for posts and the latest one is the asshole streak we went on.  I can't remember where it came from but I started yelling out on vent "COME AT ME BRO" whenever someone tried to jump me in any game, be it LoL BF:BC2 or Halo Reach.

After a day of this Cuddly adopted his own version, yelling "GET AT ME BRO."  This devolved into some rather entertaining games of League where an enemy team would be talking shit and then Cuddly would start trying and bam! "GET AT ME BRO."

One thing I should point out about Cuddly, when he plays, its like he doesn't try or isn't paying attention unless something happens or he wants to try.  I remember one game we were playing he was AP Blitzcrank.  He was like 2/3/5 or something 40 minutes in the game and we were getting pretty close to losing and in vent Cuddly casually says "maybe I should try now."  10 minutes later the game was over, we had won and he finished around 15/3/9.

Anyways,  I had a point somewhere here I swear... Well this is what I get for writing a post when I'm not at my house.  I'll do one tomorrow that's a bit more coherent but I didn't want to leave you guys hanging today.

Feb 17, 2011

Gimme Something to Shoot

In my post about Void Rays I mentioned how I hated marines.  Well I found some screen shots which made me happy so I'll share them.  I think this was when I was playing random 3v3's and got put onto really really bad teams.  Keep in mind this was before the tank changes.

So my teammates had already fallen because they were stupid, I think one was mass marauders and the other was massing stalkers.  I decided I was just gonna go tanks because I mean shit, why not, they were overpowered as sin.  I was sitting in my base with a handful of tanks and some Thor's when this guy rolls up on me with a bunch of marines.  Now I'm not sure if he didn't know what was up that ramp but here is a slide show of what took place.

"What the hell was that...?"

"Oh god oh god oh god"


Heh, god damn marines.  Achievement Unlocked: Meatgrinder!

Feb 16, 2011

Slammin' the Warhammer

So I pointed out earlier that we had played Warhammer Online.  This was about a 2 month stint and I had a decent amount of fun.  The one problem was that whenever we weren't all online, we didn't have enough people to force a win on a bad team.  Oh and we had no one that wanted to heal.  I blame Pho for that part.  Who picks a fucking warrior priest and then goes the DPS build?  God damnit Pho.

I played Engineer and these guys were mean.  Maybe I was just really really good, but look at this picture.

That is me up there, we were Emo before ZeMo :p.  Anyways, if you take a look at this, I played a single target DPS spec and did 160k more damage then the next person, who was an AoE spec.  I also went 26-0, never dying.  I played the marksmen spec unlike everyone else who went grenadier and while grenadier could be good, if I chose you as marks, you were dying.

So what were the other guys doing?  Cuddly picked Witch hunter or something which was funny cause most of them sucked and yet he could keep up with me on kills.  Turoth played a Knight of the Blazing Sun and bitched endlessly about it.  Pho as I mentioned earlier picked a Warrior Priest and didn't want to heal, causing me to reroll rune priest for awhile.

Oh found another screenshot, this one is one of Cuddly's.

It was pretty fun, but the bugs and such just made it not worth playing.  We did smash though.

Feb 15, 2011

Successful Jungle

I know I just made another league blog but I've been wanting to talk about this since I made this blog.  One day me and Cuddly both really wanted to jungle (read: kill neutrals instead of laning against an opponent) and both of us are incredibly stubborn.  The problem is more then one jungle is problematic, there are only enough neutral monsters on one side of the river for one person.  So what we did was we took their jungle.  Short aside, that Penta kill screenshot is of a game where me and Cuddly were double jungling.

Anyhow, this really shouldn't have worked but it was the most hilarious thing I've done in awhile.  They would see the loading screen.  "Two potential junglers both having smite?  They must be noobs, this will be an easy game!" they must have thought.  The problem came when we started ruining the day of their jungler.  In the 4 games we did this, we got first blood every single game.  We completely dominated the early game laning phase.  The entire enemy team feared to leave there towers against a method that wasn't viable in the slightest.

All of this was made better by the fact that every single team felt the need to point out how stupid we were at the beginning of the game.  Every single one of them insulted our double jungle strategy and they all fell victim to the might of the ZeMo.  Never underestimate a stupid strategy when its being used against stupid people.

Lastly, sadly its midterms for most of the ZeMo's so the gaming sessions have been cut back lately so the influx of new stories is low, but I will find stuff from the past and talk about it,  I think I have some Warhammer screenshots lying around....

Feb 14, 2011

CAVJ Away!

If you have played the new multi-player maps in BF:BC2 the odds are you may have seen a CAVJ (we pronounce it Cav Jay, though I'm sure this is incorrect) cruising around.
Featuring the brand new PEG (Penis Extension Gun)

So essentially its a grenade launcher warthog except for the person in the passenger seat has a machine gun (read: PEG) and there are four seats, one of which is just a pure transportation seat.  Normally these are not a big threat, explosives get rid of them fairly quickly and they are used more for getting from point A to point B.  We vowed to change this.

Hopping into on, I was driving, NoQuarter, one of Cuddly's friends was on the grenade launcher and Cuddly was manning the PEG and we set off into the sunset.  On the way to the sunset we ran into a fucking T-90 MBT that started shooting at us and we decided that son of a bitch needed to die.  So we quickly closed the distance and NoQuarter started pelting it with grenades while Cuddly decided the vehicle wasn't shaking enough so he just fired at the tank with the PEG.  As a quick aside, when that gun is firing, the entire vehicle shakes uncontrollably and it is the most distracting and hilarious thing ever.  I thought we were going to die instantly but once we got close the the tank, the battle was won,  the tank could not turn its barrel fast enough to shoot us.  It takes about 4-5 clips of grenades to take down a healthy MBT, which translates to roughly 30 seconds of dodging lethal tank shots.  The battle won, the tank lying in a heap of flaming metal, we moved on with a mission.

We would hunt down tanks and make them our bitch.  And we did, boy did we kick ass.  Once I got used to dodging the initial shots of a tank and learning the art of "coming from behind" we were unstoppable.  Averaging 8 tank kills a game is pretty impressive I'd say.

As a last note, I've decided that I am going to make a second blog discussing purely League of Legends, so if you're interested in that, go to my profile and check it out.  I'm going to start putting on content on that blog sometime tomorrow.  I will probably still have League related stories here but I just felt like I wanted to talk more about the game and less about us playing it.

Slicing up some CoD

Last month Cuddly and Pho came over my house to play some CoD: BO on 360.  I also brought my computer up so that we had someone playing league and two people playing BO.  Xit Woundz and Reinhart showed up a bit later and we gamed until 3 am.

During this, I learned some things that I never really noticed before.  The first being that BO is really fun on console even if you really suck at it like I do.  I also learned that I play at a much higher mouse sensitivity then most of my friends.  Cuddly and I started on BO and Pho started a game of League playing Vlad and all I heard the entire game was him bitching and complaining about how he couldn't control my mouse and he completely fucked my settings backwards.  When I went back to my computer I moved my mouse and it was so unresponsive and slow I couldn't believe anyone could play like that.

BO has this odd effect on me.  Maybe its the gameplay it promotes but I die A LOT.  In most games I play I die very little because I am rather conservative, but you in BO I just run around looking for people and everyone camps.  This caused a few rages on my part.  At one point I had to just walk away because we tried hardcore and it was just absolutely retarded.  All these fucking douchebags sitting in corners just waiting for you to just run in one spot and fucking gun you down.  God I hate people like that.  I would have lost every game if Cuddly hadn't have gone carry mode and gone 25-2 every single game.

Feb 13, 2011

Alright, good to go

Back to the action.  Awhile ago Starcraft 2 came out and I am a huge Blizzard fanboy, so I had to buy it.  I was never that good at Brood War, but damn, when I got my hands on SC2, things just clicked.  I instantly knew the hotkeys and started playing some league games with Loktar and we smashed and boy did we smash hard.  Instantly shot to platinum league but we started plateauing and hit about a 50% win loss ratio until I started rushing a unit as Protoss. 
This thing is in charge of Malaysia.
Oh the Void Ray.  This unit was disgustingly overtuned.  Once you upgraded its speed boost and got about 6 of them, you won the game.  You could build its counters, you could build anti-air.  Didn't matter.  I am excellent at micro so a handful of these babies will burn your base to the ground in a minute.

I suppose I should explain how the unit works.  It fires a laser that is locked on to a target and does a little damage twice a second or so and slowly charges up.  Once it reaches level 3 charge, the laser goes supernova and starts fucking shit up.  I went up against a bunch of Vikings (terran anti-air Void ray counter) and absolutely murdered his entire fleet while losing maybe two of my own.  The problem with these units is that scaled infinitely with more of them since flying units don't have collision and there projectiles had instant travel time.  Vikings shoot rockets at the rate of about one every one and a half seconds.  That means that if all your vikings shoot one unit, it will get insanely overkilled and you essentially waste damage.  Not so with the Void ray, they just melt one unit and quickly switch to the next.

Thanks to this unit, we got closer to 70% win ratio and made a lot of enemies.  I can't count how many times I was bitched out while burning a base because I'm using an effective strategy.

As an aside, fuck marines, overpowered piece of shit marine *grumblegrumble*.

Feb 12, 2011

Busy busy busy

Sigh, sorry about no second post yesterday and the short post today, I've been very busy recently and until Sunday night I'll continue to be busy but I'll try and make time to get a second post out tonight about some Starcraft 2 fun we had awhile ago and maybe some Black Ops stories too since I haven't talked about that. 

I took a picture of my Quadra Kill with Veigar last night but apparently it didn't save so here is a picture of my only Penta Kill ever instead.

As an aside, I finished 8/8.
See you later tonight (hopefully)!

Feb 11, 2011

I'd be worried buuuut

In my Rammus post I talked about how I despise tanking.  I found a loophole!  I love casters, more specifically, I love burst casters.  This week, a hero named Galio is free.  Last night Cuddly, Pho, Turoth and myself were playing LoL and as per usual, none of them picked a tank.  I saw Galio and was like...could be fun.  This hero is built like a tank but plays like a caster, two damage spells and an AoE taunt that also has a damage component.

Galio is obviously hard to play.
Keep in mind that was one of my first games with Galio.  Ever.  This hero combined with Pho's Vladamir and Cuddly's Xin Zhao was just disgusting.  Every single team fight involved me running in, AoE taunting, followed by Cuddly and Pho just raping shit.  The greatest part about this guy is that he is almost unkillable.  They ganked me atleast 10 times and every time on vent I just said "I'd be worried...but I'm Galio."

Another thing to point out was this was Cuddly's first game as Xin in about 3 months and he tried to jungle.  This was the most pathetic display of jungling I have seen in ages.  I'm pretty sure he had to go back to base at level 2.  Also I saved his life like 4 times, so he owes me his first born child.

Feb 10, 2011

You are such a dick...

So me and a bunch of the ZeMo's got Minecraft awhile ago and Loktar set up a server for us to play on and we all set off and started building great monuments.  I was building a giant waterslide out of wool, Loktar was building a pirate ship, I think Pho was helping him and Prism started building a giant wooden tower.  Reinhart and Xit Woundz were making some polar ice kingdom or some shit, they aren't important though.

What is important is that there is fire in this game.  What is also important is that wood burns.  I wonder if you guys can see where this is going.  Prism went out drinking and when he came back, we all started showing each other our stuff.  When we started to go to his, they all went inside and started up the tower.  I was the last to go in and I "misclicked" my flint and tinder and "accidently" started a small fire at the base of the tower.  What ensued was something I should have saw coming, but essentially, I forgot the part where a) Mutually assured destruction and b) wool burns too.

So while his tower burned in a fiery hellstorm, he set off with 1000 boxes of TNT and a mission.  Fuck.  Shit.  Up.  He ran up to Loktar's boat and started laying TNT everywhere.  Literally fucking everywhere.  One thing is that TNT won't blow up until its disturbed so he just left it there.  Loktar and Pho were then pissed off that there pirate ship was full of TNT so they set fire to my giant wool waterslide.  In the end we all learned valuable lessons.  I'm a dick when I'm bored and Prism is vengeful.

9 Hours to Live

Today, instead of talking about my usual multi-player gaming, I'm going to talk about a game for my DS I've been playing the shit out of.  It's called 999: 9 Persons, 9 Hours, 9 Doors, and it's a puzzle text adventure game.  I may accidently drop a spoiler so if you're at all interested in the game, you make want to stop reading.

The basic premise of the game is that you wake up on a ship in a room and suddenly you are in a fight for your life.  You find 8 others and you are all forced to play the Nonary game.  This game throws several twists but it becomes very apparent that not everyone is going to make it out alive.  The best thing I can compare this game is to is one of those "choose your adventure" Goosebumps books.  You make decisions, these decisions change the outcome of the story.

Now I've put in about 7 hours and I have unlocked 2 of the 6 endings.  One of those endings was one of the most disturbing pieces of writing I have read in a long time and left me wanting to start over and get right back into the Nonary game.  I have still yet to make it through the game alive, but I will make it out one of these times.  This really shows you have humans react in a life or death situation.

That being said, it does have its downsides.  Some of the puzzles have really obtuse answers, the counter arguement to this is that if you get stuck, the game will keep dropping bigger and bigger hints until it becomes pretty damn apparent what exactly they want you to do.  Also the decisions you make feel like they should have bigger impacts.  It really annoys me that no matter what, I can't save one of the characters even though I know exactly where and how he will die.  That being said, if that character lived, then the anxiety and hatred in the ship would be so much less, which fuels some great twists later on and playing without that would be boring.

If you like reading, I'd say give this a looksie, it definitely grabbed my attention, but I'm a sucker for a good story.  Read some professional reviews as I'm probably extremely biased and decide for yourself.

Feb 9, 2011

It's like a Golden Gun

Has everyone here played Goldeneye?  No?  Go play it, seriously, bust out a N64 and play it... Goldeneye and Perfect Dark were easily two of the best games for the console.  Back on topic, it had a gun called the "golden gun" which was little dinky pistol that one shot anything it touched.  Why is this relevant?  Well I was playing BF2 earlier today and a thought occurred.  "Holy shit, this is a lot like the golden gun!"  What was I referring to?  Well my set-up on recon of course.

Yes, that is a 4x scope on a .50 cal rifle.
Essentially I run around the map with a 4x scope similar to what would be on a normal M16 rifle on a sniper rifle that will one shot anything no matter where I hit you.  I didn't really think how powerful it was going to be until the game ended and I went 29-7, which is not bad in a deathmatch.

I pose a question today, if you play BF2, what class do you play, if you don't, which do you think you'd play, Assault, Recon, Medic or Engineer?

Attain Ramming Speed!

Played Rammus for the first time in a year last night.  Something I haven't mentioned here yet is that I hate tank heroes.  Rammus is a tank hero.  Cuddly dicked off and picked Shaco and the rest of my team picked non-tanks and locked in.  To sum up Rammus in a picture.
This hero is an asshole.  He basically spins in a ball at insane spins, rams into you, taunts you, becomes nearly unkillable and then the rest of his team kills you.  The worst part about this douchebag is that he is in almost every game because he is so powerful.

Back to me playing him, I hate tanks, I don't play them, I don't usually try to play them, I suck at them and I really hate doing things I'm not good at.  Spoiler, we lost.  The reason I don't like tanks is that I believe everyone sucks and without a good carry you will almost always lose.  I did good, started team fights, taunted enemy carries, died after my team lacked the damage.  In short, fuck Cuddly.

Feb 8, 2011

Karma's a bitch

So I've been playing LoL's newest champion, Karma, a lot recently and by that, I mean I haven't used any other heroes since I bought her.  My first game with her was, I assume, similar to most people.  Sitting there wondering why you are useless and limited by some stupid thing called "Mantra".  Once I got used to it however, it is a recipe for destruction.

I've been playing AP with her and her AoE damage output is pretty silly, however it requires someone on your team to dive into the other team so you can make the most of your shield and chain damage.  This is complemented nicely by Cuddly's complete disregard for his own safety as he tends to dive into teams like a champ.  He also seems to get out of the situations alive, which is pretty hilarious.

Hopefully in my next update I'll have some pictures to include.

So who are we?

Me and my friends have been gaming together for awhile and there is one thing we noticed in every game we play.  People are bad.  From League to CoD, DotA to BC2, bad players are everywhere.  We also noticed that there is nothing more fun then walking over a team of bads.  Unfortunately, since all the games we just listed are team games, we have to play with bads too and all these terrible players have turned us into a spiteful group of people.  Take my lizard buff?  I will abandon your ass in the next fight we get into.  Tell me to stop using an overpowered gun?  I will run around the map killing you with smoke grenades.

And I'm not even the most spiteful.  Turoth and Cuddly are far worse.  You tell Turoth to get out of your lane and he will not leave the entire game.  Kill Cuddly for a first blood because he was being stupid?  He will hunt you down the entire game and b-line it for you every single team fight.

I may be spiteful, but I hate losing because my team is retarded.  If it's a close game and we lose, so be it, they may have out played us or out comped us or something, but if I lose cause Jethro wanted to build attack Mundo, you bet I'm going to be in a shit mood.

Feb 7, 2011

The beginning of the end

I've always wanted to start something to talk about the everyday life of me and my friends when we game.  I may at one point do youtube videos, but we'll see how this goes. 

Me and my friends play several different games.  League of Legends, BF: BC2, CoD: BO and then several other flavor of the month games.

This blog will have the stories of the hilarious, the epic and the supermassive fails.  AP Renekton?  We've tried it, CAVJ vs tank? You know it!

So tomorrow I'll talk about how I play games and who I play them with.

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