Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stay (Remix) - Knife Pony ft. Feather

Well, here's something party party for my readerships enjoyment!


A remix done by The Living Tombstone of Stay by Knife Pony ft. Feather

I'm off for the afternoon/evening/night now, It's party time!

If you're in the Gothenburg area and care from some bit-pop music, good people and good beer, do stop by for Power Up (The Continue)

Over and out~
Rowas

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Axent Wear - Music, redesigned

This, I so want to get my hands on a pair of these.
Shamefully picked from their website, if AW reads this, hope you don't mind!
Lemme know if you do!

As soon as that kickstarter goes live, I'm getting in on the action ASAP.
I'll post an update about it as soon as I know it's online.

Moonlit Blvd - psychgoth

More music!

This ones kinda fitting my mood this afternoon..


From talented psychgoth and well, I can't describe it better then psych did:

"This song started out as a longing for a piece of music to fit the serene mood as I walked down the street at 3AM. The idea actually came to me when I noticed all I saw were hues of blues, greys, and blacks. Colors translate into sounds when I try for some reason"

It just feels so fitting, pulling it up and playing it when on your way home a dusky night.
Just feeling the serenity wash over you.

Quick update, before I'm going for some beer(maybe) and socializing with great people!

Over and out~

Rowas

Sunday, September 7, 2014

On the topic of games

So, on the topic of games.

I've spent pretty much all of today playing Archeage; and I must say, it is really fun.

It's classified as an open world, sandbox, mmorpg.

I managed to ding 20 before going to work, and not much of the sandbox or open world part have appeared (except for the usual mmorpg open world part).

The sandbox part is kinda apparent right from the get go, since when you start a char, you pick a starting skillset.
Upon hitting level 5, you pick a second one.
And on 10, a third one.
On 10 you also unlock the ability to change your skillsets, so you can pick and chose any 3 that you want, and they level independently of each other.
What is slightly restricted tho, is the amount of skill points that you have available to place in your skills. But you can at any moment reset any of your skillsets (costs silver/gold dependent on the amount of points spent in the set you reset) enabling you to pretty much on the fly change what skills you have available for any encounter.

To change your skillsets, you need to visit a skillset npc or an resurrection npc, so you don't have quite the same freedom there.
Overall, you have LOADS of choices, and each combination is given a class name.

There's is a house building mechanic that's in the game too, I just haven't reached it just yet.


Now, the bad part...
Many things (crafting etc) costs a unique "currency" in the form of Labor Points, that recharge in bulks of 5 per 5 minutes spent in-game.
That don't sound too bad, except that crafting requires -a lot- of Labor Points.
The most basic equipment you can make, that is usable on level 20, costs 100 LP per piece.
Meaning, around 1100-1200 LP for one full level 20 set of gear.
And after that it just goes up and up (especially, since the next piece up, requires the piece below it to make, so a T2 piece requires that you first make the T1 piece).


But, despite this, it's well worth a try.

Open Beta until tomorrow (Monday (Some US time, don't know exactly)), after that it goes live on the 16th.
It's going to be F2P with a subscription form available (subs, gives a few perks, such as higher LP income, and LP regen even when offline) and of course an cash shop.


Sounds interesting? Head on over to the Archeage site and check it out!

Story of a Customer Service rep; Part 4

I'm pissed right now.
Seriously pissed.

I was in a great mood.
But that ALL ENDED.

Because of this last customer.

Some silly girl barely old enough to (at least from a legal perspective) call herself an 'adult'.
But she sure as hell didn't act like one.

She had been out tonight (I'll suppose partying or something similar), and lost her phone.
Her work phone. That her job supplied her with. On a private night.
Let that sink in before you continue reading.
...
Now, she calls in, and wants to block her subscription, so anyone else can't use it with her phone.

So far, nothing really noteworthy.
But the way se acted (yes, you can hear over the phone how someone acts, speech is very powerful).

Every few word was a curse, a few of them directed towards me, but most just in general.

And then, when I inform her that the subscription is blocked, she demands, DEMANDS(!), that I fix her a new phone right away, this instant, so she'll have a phone come Monday that she can use for her job, because it's extremely important that she is reachable.
(Should be noted here, that the company she works for, is actually a pretty small company, they only have 5 subscriptions with us, so not even noteworthy in size).

When I inform her that there's two ways for her to have a phone by Monday morning (both requires that she visits a brick & mortar store), she starts cursing direktly at me and demanding even more that I fix it right this bloody instant.
(another note: I took this call 04:06am, right in the middle of the bloody night!)

She actually expected Me, a night customer service rep, to get her a new phone, in the middle of the night, that's also supposed to be delivered to her, -before- Monday morning.

I so wanted to ask her in the most condescending way possible why she brought her work phone with her out on a private night.