VRBones's GameLogBlogging the experience of gameplayhttps://www.gamelog.cl/gamers/GamerPage.php?idgamer=843Football Manager 2008 (PC) - Tue, 12 Aug 2008 06:37:41https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3347(7h) - Gateshead Season 4, 3rd - Past the 1/2 way point in the league and we're a solid 3rd. We had a brief stint in 2nd, but Grimsby is way out in front. The team is playing well now and we're leading the goal scoring, even though we're losing some every now and then. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 06:37:41 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3347&iddiary=6261UnAngband (PC) - Tue, 12 Aug 2008 06:37:14https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3355(15h) - VRBones XXII, 24 Rohan Paladin - My furthest push yet into the depths of UnAngband. The pally played better the second time around as I concentrated on archery to get me out of known non-melee battles. Eventually died to a pack of wights down the bottom of barrow downs. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 06:37:14 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3355&iddiary=6260World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:53:38https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3358(7h) - BundyBow, 12 Hunter - Started new characters again with Ben & Levi on Trial accounts. I'd moved over a Drenai hunter into the Night Elf starting area to kick along a bit. Don't know whether Ben will continue on with it or not but at least he's had a solid go now and know what it's about. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:53:38 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3358&iddiary=6257World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:00:55https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3358Monday, July 16, 2007 - (16 hours) - WoW has had somewhat of a resurgance recently as Sandy and I have moved into outlands. Spent a fair bit of time tidying up some loose ends such as 300+ in cooking and first aid, as well as getting exalted with Night Elves for epic mount. Monday, July 23, 2007 - (7 hours) - Guessing at this point. Will have to check the logs. Monday, July 30, 2007 - (6h) - Sandy's catching me again. Need more quality time for getting quests done. Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - (10h) - Level 66. Completed Ring of Blood to get a shiny axe. Scott's started another 3 characters. Monday, August 27, 2007 - (10) Level 67 and a pretty good chestpiece off one of Gruul's sideline quests. Monday, September 03, 2007 - (5h) BundyBear, 67 Warrior. A Nice run thru Sunspring villiage to knonck over a bunch of quests. Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - (23h) BundyBear, 69 Warrior. The big push to 70 is on. lined up some quests that had the best gear as rewards up to tier 4. Playing some BG's to build an aggressive armour set. Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - (15h) BundyBear, 70 Warrior. Finally made it!!!@! I was anticipating making the ding on the weekend, but some XP rich quest lines at the bottom of netherstorm had both Sandy and I popping the big seven oh in the space of 5 hours on Friday night. Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -(4h) Past level 70 it's feeling a different game. I'll play if Sandy is in the game, but TF2 keeps me more entertained at the moment. Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - (5h) - BundyBear, 70 Warrior. Got back into it with the boys to push through Slabs. Having 5 in a room is the way to go for instances. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - (1h) - Started playing it as a test with Ben. May look at doing a whole WoW weekend for the youth group with trial accounts for those without. Hopefully be able to crack into level 20+. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:00:55 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3358&iddiary=6256TrackMania Nations Forever (PC) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:35:39https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3350(3h) - St Luke's has started back into TMNF for winter sport. Only 2 showed up for the first day so we spent the time looking at some of Matt's track design as well as racing online.Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:35:39 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3350&iddiary=6255Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space (PC) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:33:58https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3357(3h) - Inspired by <a href="http://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3354">Caffo's GameLog post</a> i had a look at Wierd Worlds. Played pretty well, but seemed lacking compared to what I'm used to with FM08 and UnAngband. The length of game is refreshing, although I really need longer games that grab ahold of you and don't let go until sunrise. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:33:58 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3357&iddiary=6254Battle of Tiles (PC) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:24:48https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3348(1h) - Scott got past the final dragon to complete it, so I'm probably done now. I don't think I've ever put down a game and knew I wouldn't play it again apart from demos, so I don't believe this game is truly finished, but I'll mark ist as such to clean up the list a little. In part that was one of the reasons for starting up the GameLogs last year: To see what games I play and where I got up to. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:24:48 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3348&iddiary=6253Guitar Hero III (PS3) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:36:18https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3344(4h) - Slowly going through Easy mode 5 starring all the songs. ~4 more to go. One song I had never played before I almost flawlessed it on the first go! Missed the final note! it was a crappy song though, so I was contemplating stuffing it anyway so it wouln't be the first one I'd flawlessed. Tried Cliffs a couple more times, but I'm missing silly notes. I've been noticing that i play better at the start of a session. Once you cover a couple of different songs you seem to lose your way, even though you can put the guitar down, go have tea, come back and nail it. Very interesting dynamic going on there. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:36:18 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3344&iddiary=6252UnAngband (PC) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:29:39https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3355(7h) - VRBones XVI, 14 Rohan Ranger - After a long chat with Andrew Doull about the inner workings of UnAngband, I've pumped through a couple more characters to test the level generation. There's lots of things i haven't seen before in rougelikes. There's lots of stuff on the floor, but mostly junk (skins, wood piles, etc). Features like cupboards that line the walls and hallways can be searched through to find better items. This adds a lot to the game. With the room descriptions and themed rooms like cloakrooms I fond myself playing slower and exploring rather than madly running to the next battle. It doesn't feel too different at the moment, but I'll really miss it if I go back to another rouguelike. To me that's a good quality. I used to advocate strong user interfaces for the same reason. You won't get any extra sales for having an intuitive interface, but once they try it they'll never go back.Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:29:39 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3355&iddiary=6251Football Manager 2008 (PC) - Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:17:53https://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3347(13h) - Gateshead Season 4, 3rd - Half way through the season and we're sitting solidly in 3rd. The team is playing well and the 4 new purchases are delivering both on the field and entertaining the crowd. 2 new strikers have frontlined the attack and even Clarke is fighting for a spot. With good quality up front I've dabbled with a 4-3-3 and it seems to work well against the standard 4-4-2. Both left and right attackers have good penetration, better than the attacking wingers, although the sprints down the sidelines have declined. We picked up an ageing AM last season not realising he would only be transferred at the start of this season. He's been playing above himself and keeps managing to get on the scoreboard. His fitness keeps him from playing every game, which lead to the formatin of the 4-3-3 instead of either 4-3-1-2 or 4-1-3-2. Exited the FA cup in a poor away performance, but we're still in for the trophies. Concentrating on the FA trophy this season so we'll have one of each when we go up to Div2.Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:17:53 CDThttps://www.gamelog.cl/logs/LogPage.php?Log_Id=3347&iddiary=6250