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  • GUILD STATUS: BREAKDOWN

    September 30, 2013

    Agallis Zinthros

    Rethesis , which agreed to a merger with another Tarnished Coast guild who enforced similar rules regarding primetime world vs world participation. The short story is that Ethersin quit the game, culminating in a replacement of primetime WvW action with an overflow stack and pair of (not bad) Tequatl attempts, one of which was nice enough to drop me three chests. While sad, the news and subsequent events were more or less drama-free and all transitions have been as smooth as could be expected. Originally, Rethesis was going to be disbanded immediately on Sunday when Ethersin planned to quit. His refusal ...

  • BACK IN ACTION

    September 30, 2013

    Agallis Zinthros

    I moved. I came to terms with a new schedule. I learned that the only ‘net available was awful BHN (under 1/5 my previous upload speed). I’ve been logging in to EVE again. Expect new content very, very soon. I have also figured out settings that should allow me to stream, albeit at reduced quality. The XCOM Enemy Unknown Drinking Game is coming, replete with cam for proof of inebriation. Guild Wars 2 reset night streams will be returning, and were absent due to guild issues that will be detailed in a separate post.

  • GUILD WARS 2 CHARACTER REPORTS “CONSTANT HANGOVER”

    July 30, 2013

    Agallis Zinthros

    The Bazaar of Four Winds and Cutthroat Politics meta-event content will be gone soon, which means something needs to replace it. Today ArenaNet announced that something. Surprising absolutely nobody, it is yet another festival, which means another round of booze for everyone. Light alcohol poisoning has become something of an epidemic in Tyria lately, with most content updates taking the form of booze-laden parties, the newest of which introduced a formal drinking game based on post-Zhaitan Orrian booze which is literally poisonous. We caught up with a Norn Ranger lying half-conscious in the Labyrinthine Cliffs after reportedly beating a Hylek at the dangerous drinking new drinking game that has reportedly claimed the lives of several human and Asuran adolescents. When woken and told about the festival ...

  • AAR: THE RESET NIGHT MAKEUP STREAM

    July 17, 2013

    Agallis Zinthros

    Last week, I announced a scheduled Guild Wars 2 PVP stream for every Friday night when the match-ups reset. This week I missed that deadline, and didn’t make the blog post either. Why? A combination of being sick (early sleep) and 401K re-deploying a region over for easier access to Fountain. Overall I’m enjoying my new home on Tarnished Coast, leaving Maguuma two weeks ago due to dissatisfaction with what the server community had become, being spearheaded by a guild spearheaded by a man who legitimately believes they are the best commander in the game, and that most Maguuma guilds and ALL other servers can be accurately described as trash for one reason or another. It’s been much better here in regards to community, ...

  • SCHEDULED CONTENT: RESET NIGHT

    July 9, 2013

    Agallis Zinthros

    Local Spike’s first instance of scheduled content will be a Guild Wars 2 World vs World stream every Friday night starting at 6:00PM Pacific, which is 1:00 UTC on Saturday. This stream will be followed by a brief blog post recapping the night’s fighting, with the full VoD available afterward for perusal. You can view the VoD for the first reset night stream here. These VoDs will be raw, being a pure reproduction of the stream. I fight for Tarnished Coast in Rethesis after eight months on Maguuma in DERP. This first video is plagued with some noise gating issues which cause microphone recording to cut in and out, which should be resolved now. I am on Teamspeak / Mumble during these streams, ...

  • UPDATE HYPE BUILDING

    July 9, 2013

    Agallis Zinthros

    Bazaar of The Four Winds is the next update for Guild Wars 2, and personally the one I’ve been most excited about since the World vs World update fell a little flat (aside from delivering excellent client-side culling). Bazaar of The Four Winds brings a new (temporary) city, a temporary racing mini-game, a set of (limited edition) back item skins, a limited edition helmet skin, a permanent PVP map, a permanent new crafting material (quartz), a permanent set of new weapon skins, two permanent sets of new armor skins, a permanent drinking contest mini-game (inspired by a certain Order of Whispers storyline mission), an overhauled achievement panel UI, craftable celestial exotic gear, and permanent threshold-based rewards for achievement points. This update is exciting for ...

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